The 2014 top four seniors are, from left, Ben Suter, Jae Beach,
Marjorie Bonner and Daniel Hambleton.
The Dade County
High School Class of 2014 will receive their diplomas Friday night at the
school. This year’s top four seniors took some time to give us an overview of
their days at DCHS and their plans for the future.
Ben Suter, son
of Pierre and Amber Suter, is this year’s Valedictorian. During his time at
Dade County High School he participated in Odyssey of the Mind, Mu Alpha Theta,
Future Business Leaders of American and was a member of the high school soccer
Suter plans to
attend Georgia Institute of Technology and obtain an applied mathematics
degree. He then wants to attend Georgia State for some actuarial science
classes before looking for an actuarial job. He has received the STAR Student
Award, Zell Miller Scholarship and the UGA Charter Scholarship.
He stated his
best memory while at DCHS was in the spring of 2013 when the soccer team faced
off against Coosa High School. “They slaughtered us, but within the last minute
of the game, I took a hopeless long shot for goal that somehow managed to go
in. The goal didn’t help us at all; we still lost 5-1. However, because I
played defense, that was the sole goal of all my school soccer years, so that
insignificant moment was not so meaningless to me,” stated Suter.
When ask what
he will miss most about DCHS, he stated “I hear college professors are not
nearly as kind or understanding as high school teachers, so I know I will miss
my teachers. However, I will miss my friends – the people I’ve shared many
laughs and experiences with over the years – more than anything else.”
Jae Beach, son
of James and Angie Beach, is the Salutatorian of the Class of 2014. During his
years at DCHS he was active in the Boy Scouts, track and cross country.
His plans after
graduation include attending the University of North Georgia and majoring in
mathematics. Beach has received the Zell Miller Scholarship and Eagle Scout
his best memory at Dade County High School was running his first ever cross country
meet as a freshman. When ask what he will miss most about high school he
stated, “being with my friends that I have known for many years.”
Bonner, daughter of Jamie and Wesley Bonner, is this year’s Faculty
Representative. Her activities while at DCHS include Key Club, HOSA, FBLA, Beta
Club, tennis and basketball.
Bonner plans to
attend the United States Coast Guard Academy after graduation. She has received
an academic award, senior and Lady Wolverine award in basketball.
memory at DCHS was playing basketball. When ask what she will miss most about
high school she stated, “the friends I have made.”
Hambleton, son of Todd and Lisa Dumas, is the Class Representative for this
year’s graduating class. His high school activities include the theater
department, helping bring non-perishable items during the 2011 tornado and the
calculus food drive.
on attending the University of West Georgia after graduation. He has received a
Zell Miller Grant, Pell Grant and is the Student of the Year in honors physics.
He stated his
best memory at DCHS was when a couple of girls told him to take drama, he
stated, “I did, and now it’s an enormous part of my life.” When ask what he
would miss most about DCHS Hambleton said, “all the wonderful people I had the
opportunity to be on the stage with.”
High School will have class night festivities at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the high
school gymnasium. Graduation will be Friday evening also at 7 p.m. in the
We wish the
very best to the Class of 2014.