DAHS top scholars honored

L-R: Domenic Ogno, Kyle Cass, Sarah Wanek, Rachel Williams, Valerie Larson, Emily Nelson, Rose Hess, Haven Olson, Lauren Bayer. Not pictured: Alexandra Kunesh

DeForest Area High School’s top 10 graduating seniors were honored by the Badger Conference on Sunday, April 3 at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

The 22nd Annual Badger Conference Top Scholars banquet honored the top 10 students from each school in the North and South Badger Conferences based on grade point average. Parents of the students, DAHS Principal Machell Schwarz, and District Administrator Dr. Sue Borden accompanied students to the banquet.

The featured speaker was Michael McGowan. McGowan is president of McGowan and Associates, a training and consultation firm who works with companies, schools, parent groups, and students as a trainer, consultant and motivational speaker.

According to High School Principal Machell Schwarz, he spoke about surrounding yourself with people who are positive.  He talked to students about doing just a little bit more and challenging themselves just a little bit more over time to make big gains. He also stressed the importance of a great attitude and making good choices.

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