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DCHS 10th Grade Parent Meeting

In order for a student to be promoted to the 11th grade in the fall of 2024, the student and parent(s) must meet personally with the student’s high school advisor.

At 6 p.m. on Monday, February 26, there will be an orientation meeting for current 10th grade students (2024-2025 11th grade students) in the DCHS cafeteria. 

The purpose of this meeting is for parents, students, and advisors to review the students’ first two years of study and help plan programs of study for their junior and senior years. 

This will be the time to sign up for a one-on-one meeting with the student’s advisor.  It is imperative that parents and students make every effort to attend this meeting.  Signing up for a time with the advisor during this week will allow the student to enter the 11th grade on the first day of the 2024-2025 school term with no delays.  If parents do not meet with advisors, students will not be allowed to attend classes.

At this meeting, there also will be speakers from Middle Georgia University, Georgia Military College, Brewton-Parker College, and Oconee Fall Line Technical College to discuss high school requirements needed to enter technical college and/or the University System of Georgia.  

Please call DCHS guidance counselors Ms. Lewis or Ms. McRae at (478) 374-8262 with any questions or concerns.



By Zamirah Hamilton

Top ranking DCHS Senior, Gibson Mullis, recently added a new honor to his academic portfolio: 2023-2024 STAR Student.

To be recognized as a STAR student, a high school senior must obtain the highest score on a single test date on the two-part SAT and also be in the top ten percentile of their respective senior class based on grade point average.

With an SAT score of 1270, Mullis has met those requirements and has earned this honor.

Mullis stated that he was “very honored” to receive the title and said he “didn’t expect it”. 

To acknowledge and honor teachers who have encouraged students throughout their academic journeys, each STAR Student chooses a STAR Teacher. 

Mullis chose his science teacher, Jada Jones, as his STAR Teacher. 

“She was a great teacher, and she always asked me about my future and what I wanted to do,” Mullis said. “ She actually helped me decide my career path.” 

Jones said that being chosen as STAR Teacher was a “tremendous honor” and added, “Gib is an excellent student and an all-around great person.” 

Jones described Mullis as “a student who chooses to work hard even though he doesn’t need to.”

Jones also stated how she was grateful to be recognized as an influential teacher in Mullis’ educational journey. 

Mullis participates in many school and extracurricular activities, including Math Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Beta Club. 

Mullis’ hobbies include golfing, playing the guitar, hanging out with friends.

Mullis has also received many other accolades in his career. He has been nominated for the Governor’s Honor Program two times in a row, was named the November Student of the Month, and has been a Hugh O’Brian Nominee. Mullis has also held the highest academic ranking in his class since 2017. 

Mullis is the son of Lee and Jana Mullis. His siblings are Garret and Riley-Kate Mullis. His grandparents are Dale Rogers, Mary-Anne Mullis, and Gerald Mullis. 

After graduating from DCHS, Mullis plans to attend Middle Georgia College with a major in communications. After attending Middle Georgia, he will transfer to Brewton-Parker College to become a minister.

The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program is co-sponsored by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.


STAR Teacher Jada Jones and STAR Student Gib Mullis