Great start to the school year with some outstanding achievements!

September was a very exciting month for the students and staff at HDHS!

  Darby Football started off the month with an incredible, history making victory over Davidson. The game was tied 3-3 and went into overtime. Senior Clint Barnett got an amazing touchdown in OT winning the game with a final score of 9-6.

  Also that night, fellow Panther Jacob Culp was recognized before the game as Darby’s Student Athlete for the Championship Rivalry Game. He has the highest GPA on the football team.

  Culp shared his excitement from receiving the award.

   “I was super surprised, because I didn’t know I was going to get the award, but it’s nice to [be] appreciated for your hard work in the classroom as well as athletics too,” said Culp.

  Later in the month on September 18th, Head Coach Brendan Moody for Darby Wrestling was awarded OCC Coach of the Year. Darby Cheer coach, Amie Clark, was also awarded OCC Coach of the Year.

  Big congratulations to September’s students of the month for your perseverance and respect. These students were recognized for stepping up and pressing pause., Don’t forget to nominate a classmate for next month.

  On the 23rd, Darby Cross Country traveled to Dublin Jerome for the Annual Celtic Clash. The Darby Girls came home with a first place trophy, as well as a new school record. The Darby Boys got second. Overall great turnout for Panther XC!

  Sophomore Daniella Santos for Darby XC broke the school record the girls 5K with a time of 17:45.

  Santos had a strong sense of accomplishment after her race.

  “I was really excited and felt super accomplished when I finished my race. I felt so lucky to be apart of such a great team!” said Santos.

  With Homecoming just around the corner, it is time to crown this year’s Homecoming King and Queen. Congrats to the 2017 Darby Homecoming Court, and a big congrats to this year’s senior nominees.

  The first competition for the Darby Marching Band was a huge success. The received first place at the Northwestern contest. They won all awards including an overall rating of one, qualifying them for states.

  Senior Halli Reinhard discussed how all of the work band put into everything helped them in their first competition.

  “As a senior, it was an amazing feeling to know that all of the hard work we put in over the last four years has paid off,” Reinhard said.”I was very proud of my section, and proud to be a member of the band!”

  Huge congratulations to all the students and staff at Darby for your hard work this month! Go Panther Nation!

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