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Dawson County BOE recognizes recent achievements in athletics, fine arts
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Several members of the DCHS band were recognized for achievements in three different events. - photo by Rio White

The Dawson County Board of Education recognized several groups across the school system’s athletics and fine arts spectrum during the board’s meeting Tuesday, Jan. 10.

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Three members of the DCHS chorus made All-State. - photo by Rio White

Here is the list of the teams and individuals highlighted.


DCHS Competition Cheer – Won Region 7-3A title and placed sixth at state championship.

DCHS Volleyball – Joint-winningest season in program history, placed third in Region 7-3A and made state playoffs.

DCHS Cross Country – Both teams made a state championship appearance, with the girls finishing fifth and the boys placing sixth. 

DCMS Wrestling – Undefeated regular season with three individuals winning Mountain League championships (Javen Jett, Cody McBrayer and Ronan O’Keeffe).

Fine Arts:

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The DCHS competition cheer team won their 21st region title. - photo by Rio White

DCHS Symphonic Band – Seven individuals recognized for earning spots at All-District honor band, All-State auditions, UGA JanFest and Young Harris Honor Band Clinic. 

(Clay Disharoon, Bri Escoto, Cristina Escoto, Johnathan Graves, Hayden Reidling, Ava Upton and Wayne Youngblood)

DCMS Band – Six individuals recognized for performing at the UGA MidFest. (Will Bean, Abigail Escoto-Torrez, Darriann Evans, William Holloway, Olivia McCrary and Will Murray.)

William Holloway recognized as first member in DCMS band history to be selected to the All-State honor band.

DCHS Chorus – Three All-State Chorus members (Noah Burnett, Barrett Mingledorff and Connor Woody).

DCJHS Chorus – Two All-State Chorus members (Rebecca Hodge and Elisabeth Frix)

DCMS Chorus – One All-State Chorus member (Kyndle Wright)