With the current school year winding down, anticipation is growing with the Dawson County High School Class of 2014.
It was a veritable who's who of school superintendents and system employees, both past and present and from surrounding counties, at the Dawson County Board of Education on Sunday.
With the school year drawing to a close, the Dawson County Board of Education has begun preparations for next year.
One mother is turning tragedy into opportunity for Dawson County students.
Dawson County's soon-to-be graduates were recently showered with praise and money.
Each year, Dawson County High School puts on an art show to display the growing talents of its art students, and each year art teacher Chris Gore is there to lead them.
Kilough Elementary School student Macie Rahn didn't know she would have her art mailed to residents in Northeast Georgia when she drew her picture of a red bird.
Nearly 200 Dawson County fifth-grade students were treated to demonstrations of various professions from around the area.
Dawson County High School Principal Jute Wilson has been named the sole finalist to become the next school superintendent in Lamar County.
While most middle schools are putting on comedies and musicals, one is departing from the norm with a stage production about a very dark time for the world.
Each day, children in Dawson County are picked up by their parents or ride the bus to go home. But a small group of those students may not be heading for a home of their own.
Jute Wilson, principal at Dawson County High School, last night was named the sole finalist for Lamar County School Superintendent.
The Miss Dawson County beauty pageant was held at Dawson County High School as a fundraiser for the school's band. The annual pageants include Little Miss, Tiny Miss, Wee Miss, Junior Miss and Miss Dawson County.
One Dawson County middle school student is racing to the top of public speaking.
The Dawson County School System is already looking ahead to its newest generation of students.
The Dawson County Public Library will soon play host to a nationally known singer and storyteller.
Each year, the Dawson County school system sets aside a week for "exceptional students."
Dawson County students who otherwise may not have been able to afford college are getting another shot at higher education.
Dawson County voters have decided to extend the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for a fifth time.
The tax received 398 votes (83.44 percent) in favor to 79 votes (16.56 percent) against it.
Students returned to school last week following a period of wintry weather that left 75 percent of the county without power and nearly 1,000 trees down in the area for several days.
Dawson County voters will get a say this and next week over whether or not they want a 1-cent educational sales tax to continue.
Some students plan and schedule to be the best student they can be. For others, hard work and a thirst for knowledge help them reach for the stars.
With words like "spaceship" flying out of the caller's mouth, the Dawson County System-wide Spelling Bee was sure to make its winner "famous," which, coincidentally, was another of the words that the county's best spellers had to figure out to move on.
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