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June 2017
KDS Celebrates Graduation 2017
Graduation is a KDS tradition which involves many activities and much planning and preparation.  It the culmination of thirteen years of work and serves as the starting point for the next phase of these students' young lives.  This year, 112 young men and women graduated from KDS DAR School. 

KDS Senior Awards Day
Senior Awards Day is a time to recognize graduating KDS seniors for their achievements and to award them scholarships which will enable them to pursue their future goals. On Friday, May 19 th , approximately $870,424 in scholarships was presented to 69 deserving KDS graduates.
Alabama Secretary of State Visits
KDS Students

KDS High School and Middle School students were recently visited by Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill. Mr. Merrill explained that according to the state constitution, more than 1,000 duties are assigned to the person who holds the office of Secretary of State. But he concentrates most on the activities that affect the everyday lives of many Alabama citizens: elections, including fair campaign practices, and voter registration; business services; and international adoptions.  

KDS Art Students Excel in Congressional
Art Competition

Each year, KDS art students participate in the Congressional Art Competition sponsored by Congressman Robert Aderholt. The requirement for participation is that each piece must be 100 percent original, and KDS students participated by creating paintings, drawings, photographs, collages, and mixed media pieces. Many of our artists were successful in this year's show, bringing home two 1st place ribbons, two 2 nd place ribbons and two 3rd place ribbons.

Addition to the Top Ten Percent of the
Graduating Class

One of the seniors in the Top 10% of her graduating class was inadvertently left off the list featured in the April Patriot E-News. Congratulations, Kennedy Kirkland!

Kennedy Lashae Kirkland is very active in both honor and community service activities at KDS. She is a member of National Honor Society, Beta Club, Leo Club, Mu Alpha Theta and the Spanish Honor Society. Kennedy is also a member of the KDS Art Club and the Patriot Historical Society. She has served as a volunteer for the past two years with "A Night to Remember" sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, where she has assisted children with disabilities. She has also assisted with the cheerleader's pageant, organized the prom committee fundraiser pageant, and decorated for Dedication Day for the Patriot Historical Society. Kennedy has dual-enrolled at Northeast State Community College, where after graduation she will continue to study to earn a degree in cosmetology.

We apologize for the oversight and wish Kennedy all the best in the future.

KDS Students Excel at
4H Roundup

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System's Marshall County 4-H Program held its annual County 4-H Round-Up on April 27 at the Guntersville Recreation Center. 4-H members, their parents, siblings and teachers, along with more than 60 volunteers were in attendance. More than 280 participants from all over Marshall County completed 376 projects for the event. Thirteen students from KDS DAR Elementary and Middle Schools placed in 11 different project areas.

Popsicles for Patriots
KDS Seniors Sign to Play Tennis at MMI
Beta Club Convention
KDS DAR Historical Society Tours the State Capitol
6th Grade Earth Day
KDS FishingTeam Finishes a Successful Season
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