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2015 Governor's Honors Program Finalists


The following students from Duluth High School were selected as Finalists and Alternate to the 2015 session of GHP. 

The Governor's Office of Student Achievement received approximately 2,800 applicants for the 2015 state interview and selection process. From the alternate list, students are selected to fill slots that may open. 

Congratulations to these outstanding students!

Kelsey Dabrowski, World Language - French Finalist
Malisha Nabi, Communicative Arts Finalist
Niki Saelou, Math Finalist
David Zhao, Math Alternate

 Duluth's Science Olympiad team finished 10th at the state competition out of the 24 teams that qualified for state.

Our team of 15 students competed in 23 different science and engineering related events, and finished in the top ten in 11 events! 

Congratulations to the following students who obtained a medal in their event:

Vishnu Ramachandran and David Zhao - 1st place in Dynamic Planet
Victor Barr and Vikram Varadarajan  - 3rd place in Compound Machines
George Jiang, Niki Saleou and Zoe Tang  - 4th place in Experimental Design.

                              John Edgar, Chemistry Teacher


Drama performance reviews...

BRAVO!!! BRAVO!!! An incredible performance of singing, dancing and acting talent with a sense of true teamwork! A+++ for DHS Theater!

The production of the "Addams Family" was incredible! The students did an amazing job...totally enjoyable and such a pleasure to watch! Well done!!!!

This event was out of the of the highest quality high school theater performances that we've seen in years!  Congratulations to Cheryl Baraban, Theatre Director. Thank you for representing our school and community at such a high level this past weekend!


Congratulations to Nick Pelletier, violist in the DHS Chamber Orchestra, who has won an audition to perform with the 2015 National Youth Orchestra-USA (NYO-USA).


He will join 120 other young musicians age 16-19 in a concert tour of China, as well as a Carnegie Hall performance which will be broadcast live worldwide.

 One of the missions of the NYO-USA is to foster cultural discovery through performance and meeting with young musicians from China. 

The Orchestra will perform nine concerts on the two week tour, July 10-26, preceded by a two week residency at Purchase College, State University of New York. Members of the New York Philharmonic will coach the students. The tour will take them to  seven cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Xi'an,  Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong. 

        Peter Lemonds, Director of Orchestras

           SENIOR CLASS 



            SPORTS NEWS!!!


The postseason awards for the Duluth Swim and Dive team by various press, coaches, and booster club organizations have been issued, and  Duluth has earned the following accolades:


Joseph Portillo and Jonathan Yang- both named All-State swimmers by the Georgia

 High School Swim Coaches Assocation, 1st team All-Gwinnett county by the Gwinnett Daily Post, and All-Gwinnett County by the Gwinnett Swim and Dive Booster Club.

 Joseph Portillo- All-American in the 100 Breast, nominated as one of the finalists for Gwinnett County Boys swimmer of the Year.

 Rebecca Erwin- named 2nd team All-Gwinnett by the Gwinnett Daily Post and All-Gwinnett County by the Gwinnett Swim and Dive Booster Club.

 Duluth had 16 Senior Academic Award athletes, those with a 90.0 GPA, that was 2nd most in Gwinnett County.

 Coaches Jim Reason, David Curlette, and Willie Hildebrand nominated as one of three finalists for Gwinnett County Boys Coaching Staff of the Year.




We had another exciting win for the soccer program last Tuesday!
For the second year in a row the Girls Varsity Soccer team played an away game against Mill Creek and came out with a WIN!
The team was tied at the end of regulation and then overtime 1-1. In an amazing finish and after 90 minutes of play, we defeated the Hawks 3-0 in penalty kicks. The play was phenomenal from the defense (headed by captains Erin Cleland and Maddie Richardson, as well as Kai Jeffries and Avana Brewington) all the way up to the field. Our goals were scored by freshman Gabby Davis (2 penalty kicks), junior Tiffany Sornpao (our goalkeeper), and junior Klaudia Cancino. Sornpao also made two incredible saves that clutched the victory for the Wildcats!! Way to go!
                                                                            Coach Dodson & Coach Heaton
The Boys Varsity Soccer 
team played an intense and competitive match against Mill Creek last week with our star shining goalkeeper Giovanni Arauz making several world class saves. With the control of his defense and a goal scored by #10, Carlos  Delarosa, it brought the game into overtime at 1-1. With an upsetting second goal scored by Mill Creek during OT, Duluth Boys dug deep, deep inside themselves. Impressive heartfelt teamwork was the cause of #7 Alexander Garuba scoring with less than two minutes remaining, bringing the game to a 2-2 tie.  It was a hard fought game but the boys took a loss in penalty kicks. 

Please come and support our Varsity Boys on Monday, 3/23, 7:30 pm, at North Gwinnett. Like us on Facebook at Duluth Soccer Nation!  



Last Tuesday, the Boys Lacrosse team came away with a come-behind-victory against Eagles Landing Christian Academy. The victory was a team win with every player on our roster making a contribution. In particular, Alex Bryant had a monster day tallying 7 goals! This is his 2nd multi-score game of the season, his first came against Norcross with 5 goals!. Jason Kim dominated with face offs and scored 2 goals and had 5 assists, Ryan Middleton had 4 goals and an assist, Tanner Mikell had 2 goals and an assist, William McConnell, Frankie Viloria, Steven McCargo each had a goal.

Overall we had 7 players get on the scoreboard in a 18-7 victory. In addition to our great offensive unit, Pierce Brody led our defensive unit to hold their offense to 1 goal in the second half.

 Our next home game is Thursday, April 2 against Parkview. Come out and support your Wildcats!

 Simon Mawson, Boys Lacrosse Coach



Rodney Jones will be competing in the NHSCA Championships, March 27-29. If he places in the top 8, he will be recognized as a high school All-American. The top two placers from each state will be at this tournament. It is in Virginia Beach, and Coach Kiefer and Coach Pritchett will be there to support him, and to represent Duluth Wrestling and Duluth High School on a national stage!


Please congratulate Rodney on this achievement! This is the greatest honor a high school wrestler can have. There will be over 200 college coaches in attendance. 

                                                Chris Kiefer, Head Wrestling Coach

Please Congratulate...

Federico Morales

He has been selected as a recipient for 
The John, Lynne, and Nicole Belli Memorial Scholarship!

Only two seniors will receive this prestigious award! We're proud of you!

Sunday, March 29, 2015 
Tickets = General Admission: $10 in advance / $15 at the door

Please be sure to look for time:
Middle School - 2:00 pm / High School - 4:00 pm

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