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Seniors shine at honors night
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From left, Laura Hendrix, Cherie Ferguson, Marjorie Poss and Tim McDonald stack awards and ribbons in preparation of Dawson County High Schools Senior Honors Night. - photo by Frank Reddy Dawson Community News

Dawson County Schools honored some of its best and brightest recently during an awards ceremony at the high school.


Senior Honors Night featured the presentation of more than $65,000 in scholarship dollars from local groups, funds and businesses.


Dawson County High School Counselor Cherie Ferguson welcomed the crowd of nearly 500 to the high school commons area, where about 30 students were presented with scholarships to jumpstart their post-secondary education.


“They get rewarded for their hard work and accomplishment throughout their academic careers,” Ferguson said. “The night is to recognize the achievements of our seniors.”


Principal Jute Wilson thanked attendees during the May 5 ceremony.


“There is no greater investment than giving to the future of Dawson County, and that’s what this is all about,” Wilson said.


Those giving the scholarships then stood up to present them to students.