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Senior Spotlight: Hannah Barry, DHS Class of 2017
Senior Spotlight: Hannah Barry, DHS Class of 2017
Hannah Barry Backstage at DHS

Hannah Barry loves to see what makes things tick. Whether that be studying psychology to understand the inner-workings of the brain, working backstage to bring the spring musical to life or operating the camera for a film production, Hannah thrives when she is behind the scenes.

Although Hannah was most often found behind the curtain, that does not mean she didn't stand out. Hannah was chosen as the Dalton High School Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen her senior year. She earned the AP Scholar with Honors distinction by her sophomore year and maintained it until graduation.

Hannah also received the Charter Scholarship to the University of Georgia, where she will attend this fall. "I chose UGA because the honors program has a great deal of opportunities," she said. She is undecided on her major right now, but she expressed interest in studying digital media or psychology.

For all this, Hannah said she was known as a "smarty pants" around DHS (as well as being teacher Minako Barry's daughter), but not in a bad way. Hannah was involved with mock trial, theater, Beta club, Latin club and SkillsUSA's quiz bowl. She said time with her friends is what she will miss most about being a catamount.

Hannah's favorite teachers were Dr. Dana Miller (who she will miss most from DHS), Renee Peppers (because of her quirky sense of humor, patience and believing in her students) and Dr. Edward Hoy (because of his positive attitude, helping her pass the AP Economics exam and his hugs).

If Hannah could not fail, she said she would become the next Steven Spielberg or produce her own TV show. In her free time she watches movies and makes videos to perfect her skills. In fact, the short film she produced for Angela Massingill's IB English class is the high school project of which she is most proud.

Some might say Hannah was the face of Dalton High School, as she was involved in so much and truly represented the spirit of the school. But others, knowing Hannah, would say she was the hands of Dalton High School, doing her best to keep things ticking.