Dade County Schools Weekly Update: Athletes Excel and Young Authors Take Top Position


Dade County High School Senior Sets New School Record

Dade County High School witnessed history over the weekend as senior Landon Williams secured a remarkable achievement, setting a new school record. Williams clinched his third consecutive GHSA state championship in wrestling, becoming the first DCHS wrestler to accomplish such a feat.

The thrilling victory unfolded at the Macon Coliseum on Saturday, where Williams dominated his opponent, securing a decisive victory by fall in the second period. This exceptional performance not only cements Williams’ legacy in DCHS wrestling but also serves as a testament to his dedication and skill. Congratulations pour in for Williams on his outstanding career, with high hopes for his promising future.

Young Authors Shine in Georgia Young Author’s Contest

A trio of talented writers from Dade County Schools – Kristen Baugh, Brooke Baugh, and Lainey Page – garnered praise and recognition by clinching victory in the Georgia Young Author’s contest. Their exceptional literary works have earned them the opportunity to advance to the NWGA regional competition, representing the school district with pride. Congratulations to these budding authors on their well-deserved achievement.

Dade County Wrestlers Finish Strong at State Tournament

The Dade County wrestling team showcased their prowess at the GHSA State Traditional Tournament, culminating in an impressive top 10 finish. With a collective effort, the team secured 10th place overall, amassing a total of 65 points. Notable performances include Jax Guinn securing 5th place in the 165-pound category, Eli Kimball clinching 3rd place in the 285-pound category, and Landon Williams emerging as a state champion in the 215-pound category. Kudos to these athletes for their outstanding contributions to the team’s success.

Expressing Gratitude to School Resource Officers

Last week, Dade County Schools took the opportunity to express gratitude to their dedicated School Resource Officers (SROs) as part of SRO Appreciation Day. These officers from the Dade County Sheriff’s Office play a crucial role in fostering safe and supportive learning environments, building positive relationships with students. Heartfelt appreciation goes out to Officer Charlie Carver, Officer Amanda Lind, Officer Sandra Matthews, and Officer Summer Raley for their unwavering commitment to the well-being of the school community.

Davis 5th Grade Students Excel at 4H Competition

Congratulations are in order for the 5th-grade students from Davis Elementary School who showcased their talents at the 4H DPA competition last week. Their dedication and hard work have undoubtedly made the school proud. Well done to all participants on their commendable achievements.

Dade Chorus Students Shine at GMEA All-State Performance

A round of applause resonates for the Dade County Chorus students who delivered stellar performances at the GMEA All-State Chorus event. Under the guidance of Ms. Gabrielle Haston, these talented individuals showcased their musical prowess, earning accolades and admiration. Congratulations on representing Dade County with excellence.

All-State Honors for DCHS Seniors Williams and Kimball

Dade County High School seniors Landon Williams and Eli Kimball have received prestigious All-State football honors, marking a significant milestone in their athletic careers. Their remarkable achievements serve as a testament to their dedication and skill on the field. Congratulations to both students on this well-deserved recognition.

Important Notice: Weather Make-Up Days

To compensate for instructional time lost due to inclement weather, March 28th and 29th will now be regular school days for students and staff. Originally scheduled as a half-day for students and an In-Service day respectively, these days will now facilitate ongoing learning opportunities. For any queries or concerns, please reach out to your child’s principal.

Calling All Area Employers: Register Now for DCHS Career Fair

Area employers are invited to participate in the upcoming 2024 DCHS Career Fair, hosted by Dade County Schools and Alliance For Dade. Scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, 2024, this event offers a valuable platform for employers to engage with approximately 450 students. To register, visit The Alliance For Dade website and seize the opportunity to connect with future talent.

Dade County Board of Education Meeting

The Dade County Board of Education will convene for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, February 26, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Dade County Board of Education building located at 52 Tradition Lane, Trenton, GA, 30752.