Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Graduation ceremony for Duluth High School scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Gwinnett Center Arena.
Tuesday, May 21
Twenty-one graduation ceremonies will take place throughout Gwinnett County this week. Duluth High School will graduate 564 seniors including 120 honor graduates at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Gwinnett Center Arena. John Kaffezakis is the valedictorian for Duluth High School, and Nolan Gregory Graham is salutatorian. John, the son of John and Becky Kaffezakis, plans to attend Georgia Tech on scholarship and major in radiological engineering. Nolan, the son of Greg and Jane Graham, plans to attend Oxford College of Emory University and Emory University on scholarship and major in neuroscience and behavioral biology. More than 10,500 Gwinnett County Public Schools students will walk across the stage and receive their high school diplomas…
Duluth High School's Erica Millette will speak at the ceremony May 23.
Duluth High's Teacher of the Year is among those speaking at the graduation ceremony this week. Erica Millette was named the school's Teacher of the Year this year in September. She is a mathematics teacher at Duluth High and has also served as a soccer coach. Other speakers include: J. Alvin Wilbanks, superintendent; and Mary Kay Murphy, a long-time board member. There are 564 DHS students graduating, including 120 who are honor graduates. The ceremony takes at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Gwinnett Center Arena. Who's Speaking at Nearby Schools?* Peachtree Ridge High School: 769 graduates, 251 honor graduates Peachtree Ridge's graduation ceremony takes place at 8 a.m. Thuesday, May 23, at Gwinnett Center Arena. See also: *(Note: …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The students will spend four weeks on the campus of Valdosta State University, where they will be able to study subjects of their choosing.
Eight students from Duluth High School have been selected as finalists for the Georgia Governor's Honors Program, earning a spot earning a spot in this summer program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors. They are among nearly 100 Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) students who will spend part of their summer taking a rigorous, in-depth look at a subject area of their interest. The 96 students selected as finalists for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) come from 14 GCPS high schools. Nearly 3,000 students from across the state were interviewed and auditioned over three weekends in January and February. From those nominees, 690 finalists were chosen to participate in the 2013 program. Duluth High School's …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Two Duluth High School Girls Basketball players and a member of inaugural Girls Lacrosse team heading to college on athletic scholarships.
Three Duluth High School seniors signed letters of intent to accept college scholarships in a ceremony attended by coaches, teachers, family and friends Wednesday (May 1). DHS Athletic Director Bill Navas welcomed everyone to the signing ceremony in the Atrium of the 600 Building, congratulated the athletes, and recognized their parents for their support. Lady Wildcats Basketball Coach Chad Pittman introduced Aerial Carruthers and Aleexis Lyons and cited their accomplishments. Carruthers, a four-year varsity player, will be attending classes and playing basketball at Auburn University of Montgomery. She averaged 5.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. “Aerial is a team player who works hard in an out of season,” Pittman said. “…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Nine Gwinnett schools ranked among 'Best' in nation by U.S. News & World Report. Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology in Lawrenceville No. 3 in nation.
If your children attend high school in Gwinnett County, they may attend one of the best schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. And if they attend Duluth High School, they are studying at the No. 9 ranked high school in the state. Nine high schools in Gwinnett County Public Schools were rated highly by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings were released April 23. U.S. News & World Report magazine reviewed 21,035 public high schools for its 2013 lists. Eighty-eight Georgia high schools are included in the rankings. The Gwinnett County schools ranked are: Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology: Norcross High School: Duluth High School: Parkview High School: Peachtree Ridge High School: Berkmar High …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Record number of contestants participate in Miss Duluth High School and Miss Duluth Middle School competitions.
Thursday, April 4
Tinashe Kanonuhwa was crowned Miss Duluth High School 2013 in the largest pageant ever. Thirty girls competed for titles in each grade level and for the senior crown of Miss DHS March 30 at the high school. Tina is a member of the Gwinnett Student Leadership Team, Varsity Lacrosse captain, president of the DHS orchestra program, and a Lacrosse Scholar Athlete. She was recently accepted to Johns Hopkins University. It also was a landmark year for the Miss Duluth Middle School competition. A record 12 contestants vied for the Miss DMS title won by Caroline Long. Contestants opened the pageant to a packed theatre with a spirited number choreographed by Cindy Brown of Miss Cindy’s Dance Studio in Duluth. The crowd also applauded the dancing …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Thousands of students attending Gwinnett County Public Schools will graduate this spring. See when your child will walk up to accept their diploma to 'Pomp and Circumstance.'
Friday, March 22
Thousands of high school students will graduate this May in Gwinnett County. The 2013 graduation schedule has been announced in plenty of time for making plans. Duluth High School graduation is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Gwinnett Arena. First up is Phoenix High School on May 20 at 7 p.m. The last school to graduate students is Archer High School at 7 p.m. May 25. (Don't forget you can post free congratulatory graduation announcements and photos on Patch.)
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Duluth High School teacher named 2013 Educator of the Year by the American String Teachers Association-Georgia Chapter.
Tuesday, March 12
Dr. Peter Lemonds, Duluth High School orchestra teacher, continues to earn accolades. A veteran educator with nearly 30 years in the classroom, Lemonds was recently honored by his colleagues from across the state with a top teaching award. The American String Teachers Association-Georgia Chapter named Dr. Lemonds the 2013 Educator of the Year. Since 2000, Dr. Peter Lemonds has been part of the Duluth HS faculty. He currently serves as co-director of orchestras. He also is the lead teacher for school orchestras in Gwinnett County Public Schools, a leadership role he has held since 2003. Under his direction, Duluth High School orchestras have been selected for a number of performances including the prestigious Georgia Music Educators …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Principal Anthony Smith and family introduced at 'Meet & Eat' event sponsred by PTSA and local businesses.
Friday, February 1
The Duluth High School Parent Teacher Association hosted a “Meet & Eat” event to welcome new Principal Anthony Smith and his family. More than 25 Duluth businesses helped the PTSA sponsor the Jan. 24 event at the school. Parents, community leaders, and Gwinnett County Public Schools representatives were among the guests. State Rep. Brooks Coleman, R-Duluth, a former educator, also attended. Smith met and mingled with attendees and presented an update on campus safety measures including improvements in outdoor lighting. He urged parents to sign-up for emergency alert texts. Business sponsors included Kilgore’s Florist, Duluth High School Booster Blubs, artist/author Ann Odum, Pure Taqueria, Pepperoni’s, Steverino’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Three athletes sign letters of intent to accept scholarships during ceremony at Duluth High School.
While proud parents, coaches, teachers, teammates, and friends watched, three Lady Wildcat athletes signed letters of intent for college scholarships at Duluth High School’s Early Signing Day Wednesday (Nov. 14). Ali Cole, a midfielder on the Lady Wildcats Lacrosse team, earned the first-ever scholarship awarded for lacrosse at Duluth High School. Ali has played on the team since it was formed four years ago. She will be attending and playing lacrosse at Erskine College in South Carolina next fall. Lady Wildcats Softball pitcher Jeanie Perrucci was awarded a scholarship to Carson-Newman College in Tennessee. Perrucci compiled a record of 60 wins and 600 strikeouts at DHS. Joi Jones, a Lady Wildcats Basketball guard, accepted a basketball …