At A Glance: Daniel M. Therrell High School

Daniel M. Therrell High School will hold commencement exercises on May 23, 4:00 p.m. at Georgia Institute of Technology’s McCamish Pavilion. Principal Shelly Powell and the entire Panthers family have plenty to brag about: 176 graduates, garnering more than $7.1 million in scholarships! Valedictorian/ STAR student Alahji Barry is one of three APS scholars selected from a pool of over 36,500 applicants from across the nation to receive the Gates Scholarship! Not to mention, the boys basketball team clenched the 2019 State Championship for Class AA. What a year!

Get to know these exceptional seniors.

The voice of her senior class, 17-year-old Antonia Williams is often called upon to deliver her original spoken word poetry at D.M. Therrell High School assemblies and functions.  She writes about gun violence, racism and African American culture – and all topics converge at love. It was love, Antonia says, that allowed her to persevere through homelessness. Read more.

A former teacher in Houston, Texas once told 18-year-old Cole Sorina that he would never graduate. Boy, was that teacher wrong. Not only will Cole will graduate from D.M. Therrell High School, he plans to enroll in a two-year college, where he will play junior-level basketball before transferring to a four-year university. Read more.

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