Following his recognition as a National YoungArts finalist in Theater, Dalton Senior George Porteous ’23 was named one of this year’s 20 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts. The Presidential Scholars Medallion, presented on behalf of President Biden, is one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students who exemplify artistic and academic excellence, leadership qualities, and community service. George is one of three recipients recognized for acting.
The Middle School recently welcomed playwright Peter Parnell P’27 to work with 7th and 8th grade students on a playwriting project. Peter, who has experience in both original and adapted works for the stage and television, guided the students through an adaptation project, encouraging them to choose familiar stories and take a unique perspective on them.