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Dedication and hard work rewarded on Senior Scholarship Night
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DCHS scholarship winners sit on stage May 4 as principal Brody Hughes addresses the crowd in the PAC on Senior Scholarship Night. - Photo by Bob Christian
Even at the last minute, counselor Cherie Ferguson was busy as she directed parents to their seats, students to the stage and donors into the wings of the Performing Arts Center in preparation for Dawson County High School’s 2019 Senior Scholarship Night. “This is the first year we have done it as its own night,” Ferguson said. “It was Scholarship and Honors night, but that got to be almost three hours long and we decided to separate them this year.” This year’s event featured 27 members of the Dawson County community as business leaders, civic groups and local charities gathered to recognize and reward the dozens of students who had applied for this year’s batch of scholarships. In his opening comments, DCHS Principal Brody Hughes took great pains to dispel the notion of “free money night” as he complimented the community at large for their generosity and also invited a round of applause to recognize the hard work of the students seated on the stage behind him.