Dalton Public Schools began a new internal recognition program this year to highlight staff members who exemplify the Dalton Difference.
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Each year, Dalton High School successfully prepares students for their Advanced Placement exams. The school is now home to 72 AP Scholars for 2019, including four National AP Scholar.
Dr. Tim Scott, superintendent of Dalton Public Schools, will be presenting the State of the Schools on Tuesday, September 17 at 6 pm. The meeting will be held in the council chambers of City Hall, 300 E. Waugh Street.
Hannah Miller was recently awarded the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's flight training scholarship. The $10,000 scholarship is awarded annually to 80 high school students from across the country. These funds help recipients pay for flight training as students work towards their primary pilot certificate.
High schoolers at Dalton High School now have a brand-new option in varsity sports. Instead of playing on a field or court, this sport takes place in the digital arena.
Dalton Public Schools and Whitfield County Schools are partnering with Purposity, an app connecting users with one-to-one needs in the community. The partnership aims to match the unmet needs of students with the generosity of those in the community who have a sincere desire to help.
Four Dalton High School varsity cheerleaders, Amber Fischer, Mali Payne, Taylor Townsend and Arden Wong, attended The CheerHawaiiUSA Invitational in June.
Payne was the winner of the Most Outstanding Cheerleader Award of the entire camp. There were 12 teams, and one was chosen from each team. Payne was the number one pick of those 12 cheerleaders.
The camp was seven days and had 155 attendees. The girls were nominated by their coach, Shalisa Love, for their basic cheer skills, leadership abilities, desire to learn and improve, excellence in academics and positive attitudes.
This invitational provided an amazing blend of college prep cheer instruction with an incredible Hawaiian experience on the island of Oahu at the University of Hawaii Campus.
The girls were able to focus on three main areas: building cheer skills and preparing for the college level, growth in leadership and experiencing the Hawaiian culture. They combined workout sessions with the experience of some of Hawaii's best beaches and activities.
Some activities the girls were able to attend included beach time on the North Shore, Kailua and Waikiki, Pearl Harbor, shopping at the famous Aloha Stadium Swap Meet, canoe paddling, hula dancing, Waikiki Trolley Ride and the Polynesian Cultural Center Hawaiian Luau and Show.
Shalisa Love, Dalton High School head football and basketball cheerleading coach, was also invited to attend the camp as a camp coach. There were only 12 coaches chosen from all over the United States. At camp, she was in charge of 13 girls from all over the U.S.