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What Makes Dutch Fork So Special?Dutch Fork High School is committed to the academic, social, mental, physical, and personal growth of our students.
- In academics, we scored Excellent on the SC Annual Report Card and received two Palmetto Gold Awards. We have a strong STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Program that was recently awarded AdvancED STEM Certification and our Advanced Placement program helped lead us to the 3rd highest rating of ANY high school in South Carolina by the Washington Post and Niche.
- In 2015-2016 athletics, our Boys Track team won the State Championship! So far for 2016-2017 Girls Cross Country placed 3rd, Our Cheerleaders and Football team are STATE CHAMPIONS, and girls Tennis were State Runner Ups! All our sports were competitive.
- We boast a strong Arts program. Our Dazzlers compete on the national level and our Visual Arts, Band, and Orchestra students took home numerous awards.
- Our Yearbook staff and Media Arts consistently win best in state. Our principal was awarded the SCASA lifetime achievement award.
Cheerleaders Win State Championship
Congratulations to the Dutch Fork Cheerleading squad. They are 2016-17 STATE CHAMPIONS. Click here to view their routine and see why they are South Carolina's Best!
Band Places 4th in State
Congratulations to the Marching Band! This weekend they competed in their State Finals at Spring Valley HS and placed 4th with a score of 90.4 and a Superior Rating. This is the highest placement AND score EVER received by the Marching Band in school history. What a way to end our season!
Starting next year, AP Seminar and AP Research will replace our current Honors Research I and II. This will allow college credit for these courses. Please visit the following links:Links for Students:AP Seminar Link for Students - https://apstudent.
collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap- seminarAP Research Link for Students - https://apstudent. collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap- research
Hannah Oliver has been named 2016 5A Cheerleader of the Year by the South Carolina Coaches Association of Women’s Sports. She was honored as Cheerleader of the Year for her leadership skills, work ethic, and positive attitude. Hannah's coach, Katie Nunnery says “Hannah is intelligent, hardworking, dedicated, and an all-around fantastic athlete. From day one she has been a pleasure to coach due to her outstanding work ethic and athletic ability. Hannah has always been the type of athlete and student that pushes herself to be the best she can be. Hannah winning this award is merely a glimpse into what amazing accomplishments are in her future.”
Dutch Fork High School Science and Research Teacher Brittany Holden was named Teacher of the Year for South Carolina at the Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) on January 20. The Regional JSHS is a statewide competition at the University of South Carolina consisting of presentations by scientists and research presentations by high school students. This award honored Holden for her contribution to advancing student participation in research and for educational excellence in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics.
“I felt very honored to receive Teacher of the Year at the South Carolina Junior Science and Humanities Symposium,” said Holden. “Previously, I worked in the research field and now as an educator I feel like teaching the importance of research in our society is valuable to all students.”
Marcus Montgomery clinched the Class AAAAA wrestling title 195-pound division with a 3-1 decision. Dutch Fork wrestling coach Kyle Kimrey discussed how proud he was to see Montgomery finish his career on top. “Marcus wrestled a heck of a state tournament and handled the pressure of being the front runner brilliantly,” Kimrey said. “I’m extremely happy and proud of Marcus for finishing his Dutch Fork wrestling career as a state champ! He has spent a lot of time on the mat, and he and his family have invested a lot to get to this achievement.” “This means so much to me. All the hard work, dedication, sweat, tears and struggle that I have put into this sport has finally paid off,” Montgomery said. “But more importantly, all the hard work I have put into the classroom has paid off because if I didn’t work there, I would have never had the chance to wrestle!”
DFHS student Madison Leonard was chosen as one of two Student Assistant Athletic Trainers to represent the South Carolina team in the 2016 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas game. “This is such a tremendous honor to be selected to represent the training staff for the South Carolina team at the Shrine Bowl,” Leonard said. “It has been really exciting to build relationships with the staff here and the players.” Madison attended practices and events with the team, but missed Saturday's game to be on the field as Dutch Fork won the AAAAA football state championship.
The Orchestra Division of the South Carolina Music Association recently held All-Region Orchestra auditions. Twenty-four students from Dutch Fork High School auditioned. 19 of these students earned a spot in the All-Region Orchestra and four were selected as alternates.
9th-10th Grade OrchestraLauren Chen (Assistant concertmaster -2nd chair), Caitlin Kunchur, Kathleen Chen, Brandon Rice, Susana Munoz, CJ Amick, Koji Ishimor, Sabria Bowman (Principal viola-1st chair), Josh Coleman, Nya Gerald, Jazmin Dunlap, Niki Daneshvar, Olivia Rueter, Shannon Casey
11th -12th Orchestra
Audrey Wang (Concert master-1st chair), Sunjay Jayaram (Assistant concert master-2nd chair), Nina Daneshvar, Isaiah Bowman, Bryan Tran (Principal Bass-1st chair), 1st Alternate Grayson Horton (cello), 2nd Alternate Emma McInnes, 4th Alternate Allison Cobb,1st Alternate Arjun Verma (cello)