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Salutatorian: Bradley Fox

Salutatorian: Bradley Fox

Abby Martinez, Staff Writer
June 13, 2017
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Senior Bradley Fox is this year’s class of 2017 salutatorian and will graduate with a GPA of 4.748. Fox is humble when asked about how he feels about being this year's salutatorian. “I’m very proud at what I've done but i'm also very proud of what we’ve done as a class as well.” Fox says. ...

Farewell retirees

Farewell retirees

Meghan Edwards, Staff Writer
June 13, 2017
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There are seven staff members who are retiring from DHS following this school year. The following are those who responded to the Hatters' Herald's request for information. Also retiring were Gail Fesh and Chet Osiecki.

Top 20 graduating seniors

Top 20 graduating seniors

Page design by Helena Trofa
June 12, 2017
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Explore a list of the top 20 students in the Class of 2017; photographs courtesy of Prestige Portraits

2017 graduation list

2017 graduation list

Helena Trofa
June 12, 2017
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Explore a compiled list of our 2017 graduating seniors and where they will be in the next years. We lead off with a list of one graduate, one school. Below this list, click on the school seal (or military, gap year, employment or unsure buttons) for the names of graduates. Adames Hernandez, Lisbeth -...

Wade to paint on a fresh canvas as he takes disability

Wade to paint on a fresh canvas as he takes disability

Jazzlyn Torres, Staff Writer
June 10, 2017
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After 20 years of teaching at Danbury High School, art teacher Randy Wade has decided to take disability retirement due to his increase in symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement, according to the Mayo Clinic....

District warns of fallout from ’13 Reasons Why’

District warns of fallout from ’13 Reasons Why’

Jenna Coladarci, Correspondent
May 4, 2017
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School districts across the country, including Danbury’s, are taking measures to ensure that the Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why” doesn’t have a negative influence on students. The show is based on Jay Asher’s 2007 novel of the same name. It tells the story of a girl, Hannah Baker, who deci...

Senior’s poetry gains national attention

Senior’s poetry gains national attention

Abby Martinez, Staff Writer
May 4, 2017
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Senior Anna Strosser says, “Writing poetry is my primary form of expression.” She clearly uses verse well in this regard as she has been lauded for her poetry in two competitions this year -- Scholastic’s National Poetry Contest, and more local, taking 2nd place in the Danbury Cultural Commission...

Sophomore’s Instagram inspires self love

Sophomore’s Instagram inspires self love

Naomi Thomas, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
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Sophomore Mirian Araujo began her Instagram campaign “Beauty is Difference” to inspire girls in the Danbury community to be proud of who they are. Her friend encouraged her to register for a program where she would have to create a project that incorporated photography. She wanted to actually...

Op-Ed: The American Dream is an illusion for many

Op-Ed: The American Dream is an illusion for many

Andrea Gonzalez, Guest Writer
March 28, 2017
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Editor's note: Andrea Gonzalez, a sophomore, wrote this piece as an English II assignment in Greg Euchner's class. "We were asked to describe our American Dream and state how we were going to pursue this dream," she said. "I've been living in Danbury for the majority of my life (almost 10 years). I basical...

Students protest lack of charge against Trump supporter

Students protest lack of charge against Trump supporter

Rachel Uchoa, Staff Writer
February 26, 2017
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About 300 students walked out of school Thursday, Feb. 23, during Advisory in protest of state authorities deciding not to criminally charge the man last month who yelled racial epithets to students as they walked to their cars after dismissal. The man had been drinking and was celebrating Presid...

State decides not to pursue charges in Trump incident

State decides not to pursue charges in Trump incident

Naomi Thomas, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
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Update 2/15/17: The state prosecutor's office has declined to issue an arrest warrant, sought by the city, against the man in question. The man has been banned from school property. Original story: Danbury police are continuing its investigation of a disturbing incident that happened on campus ...

Turner says goodbye after 45 years working for DPS

Turner says goodbye after 45 years working for DPS

Katie Walsh, Staff Writer
January 24, 2017
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Sandy Turner, the Level 3 secretary, ended her 45-year career in the Danbury public school system on Dec. 23 and is now enjoying the life of a retiree.  Turner started her career in 1971 working at Mill Ridge. She went on to work at Park Avenue and South Street before coming to DHS. She says she “enjoyed eleme...

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