February 1 was a first for the school system as it hosted more than 60 various businesses and college programs in an event called Future Fest for all 8-12th grade students.
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Forty-one sophomores spent January 30 learning from professionals in their field of interest for the annual Groundhog Job Shadow Day.
Future Business Leaders of America competitors walked away from the Region Leadership Conference on January 9 as winners.
Students and staff in Dalton Public Schools participated in this season of giving by sharing with those in need. All of our schools donated to a number of community non-profit organizations.
Dalton High School and Dalton Middle School both hosted Blood Assurance blood drives last week with a combined total of 191 units of blood collected.
The idea to fix up the gardens and greenhouse at Westwood Elementary was the perfect combination of filling a need in the community and allowing him to thank a place close to his heart.
Nimit Patel: DHS Senior Spotlight
Where were you born?
I grew up in India. I have lived in Dalton for more than five years.
Elementary School: a school in India.
What were you involved in at DHS? Beta Club, National Honors Society, Dalton State events
High School highlights, achievements and awards: Residential Volunteer Service Award from Hamilton Medical Center
Plans After Graduation: Attending Augusta University and planning my last trip with my best friend to Miami.
What do you plan to Major in? Biology
I chose Augusta University because they have the best medical program in the state of Georgia and also have the masters program I'm looking for after undergrad.
What did you enjoy most at DHS?
Mr. Bartoo saying "Beautiful Glorious Catamount Day" and the friendly atmosphere.
Favorite teacher and why?
I can't pick one favorite teacher because all of the teachers that I had put the same amount of efforts in to make me the person I am today.
Favorite subject or class: Biology and Chemistry.
What has been your great accomplishment? Getting accepted to Augusta University and keeping my GPA close to a 4.0.
What has been your greatest challenge?
To blend in to a completely different school system, lifestyle and people after moving here from India.
The one thing I'm most proud of is.... Graduating from DHS.
Who will you miss most at Dalton High? Family. I said family because all of my friends, teachers and counselors are like my family and have taught me a lot throughout the four years.
Something people know me for is... that I always had my homework done.
What do you like to do in your free time? Go volunteer at the Hamilton Medical Center and workout with my friends.
Person who has influenced your life the most and why? My parents because they always make sure that I get the best education because they didn't have the opportunity like I do.
If you knew you could not fail, what would you do? I would be a successful surgeon.
If money was not a consideration, what would you do? I would still become a doctor and help people in need.
My favorite memory at DHS is.... Eating lunch everyday with my friends and goofing around.
In 5 years, I hope I... get into medical school and be on my path to become a doctor.