If in five years a very successful video game company emerges, you can probably bet it's the masterpiece of one Wyatt Cushman. Since graduating from Dalton High School, Wyatt's focus is set on pursuing his dreams in the field of game design.
Wyatt will attend Georgia Tech this fall and begin his major in computational media, saying it is the best school in the country for this field. His passion stems from years of building models and playing the video games he wished he had designed himself. He hopes to be working at a game design company five years from now.
However, Wyatt was more known for his skills on the tennis court at Dalton High. He said his favorite memory is when the tennis team made it to the second round of state playoffs. It was the first time in four years the team made it to the sweet sixteen.
Wyatt did very well as a student, too. He was a member of DECA and won 1st place multiple times at DECA regional competitions. He was also in the German and Interact clubs, as well as German Honor Society. He graduated as an AP Scholar with Honors and as a Georgia Merit Scholar. Wyatt was also able to score a 4 on the AP U.S. History exam, "without taking half the class."
Although he describes himself as a low-flyer because he "stays under the radar until it is time to take action," Wyatt said there is a close group of friends from Dalton High he will really miss.
He mentioned one teacher as his favorite, Dr. Joey Wills, who was always there to help him when he needed it. Linda Hubbs from Dalton Middle and Mary Ellen Piece from Westwood are also among his favorite teachers.
Wyatt said the greatest influence in his life is his dad. "Watching his actions and success shows me how to be a successful person," he said.
Dalton Public Schools staff wishes Wyatt the best as he follows his dreams.