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June 2019
Graduation 2019
Graduation is a KDS tradition which involves many activities and much planning and preparation.  It is the culmination of thirteen years of work and serves as the starting point for the next phase of these students' young lives.  This year, 100 young men and women graduated from KDS DAR School on Saturday, May 18.  
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KDS Senior Awards Day
At the 2019 Senior Awards Day, held on Friday, May 17, approximately $1,349,111 in scholarships was presented to 66 deserving KDS graduates.  The scholarship totals with their sources are as follows:    

$735,879- Scholarships from Colleges and     Universities 

$115,160- Scholarships sponsored by the   DAR

 $498,072- Scholarships sponsored by the    community/foundations

Forty-eight special awards were given as well, totaling more than $11,675.  These awards recognized the students for not only their academic and athletic achievements, but also their service, their attitudes and their commitment to excellence.  


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KDS Featured in Alabama Heritage Magazine
KDS DAR School was thrilled to be featured in the Spring 2019 issue of Alabama Heritage magazine. The multi-page article details the founding of the school and how its educational legacy has transformed and continues to impact the Gunter Mountain community and its residents.

Alabama Heritage is an award-winning, quarterly print publication with the mission of educating and entertaining readers with stories of Alabama's history and culture.

To purchase a copy of the Spring 2019 issue of Alabama Heritage, visit   https://www.alabamaheritage.com/current-issue.html or call KDS at 256-728-4236.

Longtime KDS Educator Named to Sports Hall of Fame
Teacher, coach, and principal at KDS DAR High School for 25 years, Joe Teal was recently inducted into the Marshall County Sports Hall of Fame.

In the fall of 1968, Joe started his career as a math teacher and junior high basketball coach at KDS DAR High School. In 1969, he became the junior varsity coach for two years and was elevated to the head basketball coaching position in 1971. Teal's 1973 Patriots were 23-7 and finished second to Guntersville in the Marshall County Basketball Tournament.


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KDS Alum Inducted into Marshall County
Sports Hall of Fame
Kimberly "Kimi" Nedeau was born in 1979 in Lafayette, Louisiana.  After her family moved to Alabama in 1989, Kim enrolled at KDS DAR Elementary in 1990 when her mother, Tina Warren, was hired as the Elementary Librarian and Media Specialist. 

At KDS DAR High School, Kim excelled in both academics and sports.  She gives credit to then KDS DAR Track and Field Coach Diane Myers for her coaching and motivation.  Kimi qualified for the Alabama State Track and Field Meet five years in a row and set school records in both the 400 and 800 meter runs.  Her awards include All-Marshall County Track in 1995 and 1997 and Track MVP in 1993, 1994, and 1995. In addition to track and field, Kimberly was also a junior high and varsity cheerleader. She was selected most School Spirit in 1996 and 1997.  

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KDS Charm Bracelet
2019 KDS Graduate is Already
an Entrepreneur
Kindergarten Teacher Retires
after 36 years at KDS
KDS Art Students Excel
in Competitions
KDS Student C.A.R. Members
Support Project Patriot
Student Work Program
in Full Swing
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Homecoming & Reunion Weekend
September 19-21, 2019

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