BREAKING: Dawsonville man indicted on felony murder charge following wife’s 2023 death
The local man was initially booked for elder cruelty in March 2023.
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“Little bit of happiness”: DCHS Senior Jenna Hurst to compete in regional FCCLA competition with research on therapy dogs in schools
DCHS Senior Jenna Hurst, left, stands with her FCCLA Advisor Lori Grant. Hurst is currently in the midst of preparing a portfolio and oral presentation on therapy dogs to present during the FCCLA regional competition in February. - photo by Erica Jones
As students in schools across the country have come back to class following nationwide shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of them have experienced ongoing anxiety, stress or other emotional changes because of all they’ve been through. When Dawson County High School senior Jenna Hurst’s education pathway teacher and FCCLA advisor, Lori Grant, brought her dog Harley to class, Hurst noticed a positive change in the mood of every student the dog came in contact with. Now, Hurst has put in dozens of hours researching therapy dogs and other school system’s policies about them and is planning on presenting her research as her project for the regional FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) competition in February.