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This year, a Dalton Public Schools parent was chosen to serve on Georgia's 2020 State School Superintendent's Parent Advisory Council. Tanya Castro, who has students at Park Creek, Dalton Middle and Dalton High School, is one of 30 parents who will meet during the 2019-2020 school year.

Read more about Dalton Public Schools Parent Selected to Serve on State Superintendent's Parent Advisory Council

Through Teen Maze, sophomore students in the area spend the day experiencing the consequences of various choices they will face during their adolescence first-hand, such as drinking and driving, teen pregnancy, dating violence or substance abuse. These lessons come at a crucial time as students begin driving and experiencing a higher pressured social life in their sophomore year.

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Dalton High School Announces 72 AP Scholars for 2019
AP Scholars portrait

Each year, Dalton High School successfully prepares students for their Advanced Placement (AP) exams. The school is now home to 72 AP Scholars for 2019, including four National AP Scholar.

The National AP Scholar title is given to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on 8 or more exams. Surbhi Bhatter, Anthony Calderon-Schuler, Jonathan Shaheen and Jackson Wright received this title for 2019.

Dalton High School Principal Steve Bartoo said he is glad the AP program is continuing to grow and that students are finding success through it.

"The students who take our AP courses are highly motivated and welcome the academic challenge the program provides," said Bartoo. "We are pleased that more students are seeing the benefit of taking AP classes, realizing the rigor of the course prepares them to be successful at the college level."

All AP Scholars, Pictured Left to Right -

Front Row: Austin Rogers, Jill Patel, Megan Robertson, Raymundo Moncayo, Dana Mazariegos, Cynthia Castillo, Lindsay Schisler, Jimena Lopez Flores, Alexya Meza and Brissa Fraire.

Second Row: Emma Mitchell, Hannah Miller, Morgan Hurlock, Lily Rehberg, Miriam Trujillo, Selena Rangel-Piceno, Katherine Ortega, Reagan Brady, Anthony Cruz Delabra, Avery Hill and Savannah Patino.

Third Row: Kobe Stokes, Daniel Barajas, Austin Burt, Jack Forthman, Henry Bethel, Akash Patel, Deval Patel, Jamshed Kaikobad and Oscar Chenard.

Fourth Row: Truc Bai, Abigail Liu, Nalani Hernandez, Julian Pineda, Kevin Cortez, Shivam Patel, Meet Patel, David Marquez, Jeremy Clark and David Garcia.

Current Students Not Pictured: Cynthia Castillo, Kevin Cortez, Dakota Griggs, Alonso Grimaldo, Liana Little, Lee Martin, Andrea Martinez, Matthew Shaheen and Chloe Swaney.

2019 Graduates Not Pictured: Samuel Carlson, Brooke Haverland, Viviana Huijon, Joe Huynh, Elinor King, Lesly Medina, Litzy Orozco, Keenan Pasqua, Meredith Richard, Maria Sanchez, Elizabeth Wise, Sean Pye, Gabrielle Allen, Surbhi Bhatter, Anthony Calderon-Schuler, Caroline Coleman, Jake Dean, Hillary Dong, Naomi Paniagua, Lawrence Rich, Ansh Shah, Jonathan Shaheen, Vishal Sudhakar, Cristian Vergara and Jackson Wright.

AP Scholars

Daniel Barajas
Truc Bui
Austin Burt
Samuel Carlson
Cynthia Castillo
Jeremy Clark
Kevin Cortez
Anthony Cruz-Delabra
Jack Forthman
Brissa Fraire
Dakota Griggs
Brooke Haverland
Nalani Hernandez
Avery Hill
Viviana Huijon
Morgan Hurlock
Joe Huynh
Jamshed Kaikobad
Elinor King
Liana Little
Abigail Liu
Jimena Lopez Flores
David Marquez
Lee Martin
Andrea Martinez
Dana Mazariegos
Lesly Medina
Alexya Meza
Hannah Miller
Raymundo Moncayo
Litzy Orozco
Katherine Ortega
Keenan Pasqua
Akash Patel
Deval Patel
Meet Patel
Savannah Patino
Julian Pineda
Selena Rangel
Lily Rehberg
Meredith Richard
Megan Robertson
Maria Sanchez
Lindsay Schisler
Matthew Shaheen
Miriam Trujillo
Elizabeth Wise

AP Scholars with Honor
Henry Bethel
Reagan Brady
David Garcia
Alonso Grimaldo
Emma Mitchell
Sean Pye
Austin Rogers
Kobe Stokes
Chloe Swaney

AP Scholars with Distinction
Gabrielle Allen
Surbhi Bhatter
Anthony Calderon-Schuler
Oscar Chenard
Caroline Coleman
Jake Dean
Hillary Dong
Naomi Paniagua
Jill Patel
Shivam Patel
Lawrence Rich
Ansh Shah
Jonathan Shaheen
Vishal Sudhakar
Cristian Vergara
Jackson Wright

National AP Scholar
Surbhi Bhatter
Anthony Calderon-Schuler
Jonathan Shaheen
Jackson Wright


Award Levels

AP Scholar

Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.

AP Scholar with Honor

Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

AP Scholar with Distinction

Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

National AP Scholar

Granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.