AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS 2016-2017
All State Honor Choir
Congratulations to Junior Kailee Amburgey and Sophomore Justin Smith for qualifying for
All State Honor Choir. This qualifies these students to graduate with distinction.
All East Choir
Congratulations to Kailee Amburgey, Justin Smith, and Chad Massey
for being selected to participate in the All East Honor choirs!
Congratulations to the following cosmetology students for placing in the
Annual Upper East Cosmetology Competition. The competition was
between 9 schools and featured 86 competitors. First place in total
look went to Marissa Nickles and Ashley Basinger. Jessica Crain and
model Bethany Norton had 1st place in braid style and Shawna Jaynes
and model Kaley Dykes received 2nd place in sculptured nails.
D.A.R. Good Citizen Award
Congratulations to Tucker Shepard! Tucker has been selected to receive the
D.A.R. Good Citizen Award for 2016-2017. Tucker was nominated by the faculty and elected by
vote of the senior class. Tucker has characteristics of dependability, leadership, service
and patriotism. Tucker is now eligible to compete for D.A.R. scholarship funds.
We are very pleased to have his represent DCHS as our Good Citizen of the Year!
Congratulations to DCHS Pioneer DECA for awesome results at the
Knoxville conference. 3 winners who will be advancing to state conference in March are:
- Aubree Hensley and Katelyn Noel - Marketing and Management Team
- Scotty Grindstaff - Quick Serve Restaurant Management
- Caleb Dykes and Abbie Rector - Hospitality Services Team Event
Content Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
DISTRICT STAR EVENTS
FCCLA's District STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition)
Events was held on February 3 at Carson Newman College.
Five DCHS FCCLA teams competed and won first place with gold medals.
They will be advancing to state competition in March in Chattanooga.
- Trevon Boozer, Sandy Sanchez, & Madison Slagle-Hopitality, Tourism, & Recreation
- Krystal Phillips & Kelsey Taylor-Sports Nutrition
- Bryce Whitaker-Job Interview
- Isabelle Tisor & Reagan Vest-Food Innovations
- Jalene Becerra, Trinity Dayton, & Micayla Lane-Life Event Planning
NATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONVENTION
Crockett's FCCLA students travelled to San Diego, CA to the National Leadership Convention.
In competition, they had 4 groups win gold and 1 group win silver!
- Gold Medals:
- Makayla Smith & Christian Lee: Food Innovations
- Isabelle Tisor & Reagan Vest: Sports Nutrition
- Kelsey Taylor, Madison Slagle, & Krystal Phillips: Life Event Planning
- Andrew Hernandez & Bryce Whitaker: Hospitality, Tourism, & Recreation
- Silver Medals:
- Sandy Sanchez & Michaela Million: Chapter Service Project Portfolio
- Gold Medals:
FFA District Public Speaking LDE's (Leadership Development Events)
The David Crockett FFA Chapter had great success at the FFA District Public Speaking
LDE's (Leadership Development Events) held on November 22. Six separate speaking
contests were held; David Crockett FFA won 4 of the 6 contests. Winners are:
- Conduct of Meetings: Bailey Wynn, Anna Young, Jordan Williams,
Mattie Chase, Daniel Williams, Maddie Ferguson, Hanna Tate.
- Creed Speaking: Anna Young
- Extemporaneous Speaking: Alexis Freeman
- Employment Skills: Chloe Ford
The winners advance to the next level of competition, Sub-Regional, to be held in December and January.
David Crockett FFA's state-winning Nursery/Landscape Team places 8th in the Nation!
Brett Barnett, Josh Bruni, Chloe Ford, and Allison Flanary of the David Crockett
FFA Chapter represented Tennessee in the 2016 National FFA Nursery/Landscape
CDE during the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. The team placed 8th in the
National Contest out of 42 states. They received a Gold Emblem award, which is
awarded to the top tier teams. A 8th place finish in the Nation is a remarkable feat!
Brett Barnett, Josh Bruni, and Chloe Ford won Individual Gold Emblems for their performances.
The contest consisted of plant identification of 116 plants, landscape estimating,
general knowledge exam, propagation, a written exercise, a verbal exercise,
a team presentation, and a team skills challenge. The contest was completed during
a mentally grilling 2 days as they competed against teams from California to Florida.
David Crockett FFA's state-winning Floriculture Team places 9th in the Nation!
Kenzie Bastian, Troix Cox, Aisling Hagan, and Cole Tipton of the David Crockett FFA
Chapter represented Tennessee in the 2016 National FFA Floriculture CDE during
the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. The team placed 9th in the National Contest out of 43 states.
They received a Gold Emblem award, which is awarded to the top tier teams.
A 9th place finish in the Nation is a remarkable feat! Kenzie Bastian and
Cole Tipton won Individual Gold Emblems for their performances.
The contest consisted of plant identification of 120 plants, general knowledge exam,
propagation, floral arrangement, job interview, 1-on-1 sales, dish garden arrangement,
and a team activity. The team scored an amazing 945 out of 1000 points for their team activity.
The contest was completed during a mentally grilling 2 days as they competed against teams from California to Florida.
- Conduct of Meetings: Bailey Wynn, Anna Young, Jordan Williams,
The National Underclassman Bowl Game was held in Atlanta in late December.
Austin Lewis was honored to get to play in this game and be named MVP!
Congratulations Austin Lewis! Thank you for representing David Crockett High School at this prestigious event!
American Legion Auxiliary Girls State
Allison Flanary, class of 2017, attended a week-long program entitled Girl's State this summer.
The American Legion Auxiliary Girls State is the premier program for teaching how government
works while developing leadership skills & an appreciation for a student's rights as a citizen.
As a participant in the program, students run for office, learn public speaking, create and
enforce laws and actively participate in all phases of creating and running
a working government in this exciting and fun summer program.
During her participation in the program, Allison ran for and was elected to the
position of Supreme Court Associate Justice. Congratulations, Allison!
Pioneer Pride Glow Run Middle School Challenge
Middle school with the most runners: 1st Place $250 2nd Place $150
First Place winner 2016: Grandview
Second Place winner 2016: Jonesborough
2016 Homecoming Court
Congratulations to the 2016 Homecoming Queen, LeighAnn Ornduff, and her court.
- Paige Snapp, Junior Princess
- Kait Goulds, Sophomore Princess
- Dana White, Freshman Princess
2017 Miss DCHS Pageant
January 28, 2017 - Miss Rebekah Ann Saylor, Class of 2017, is crowned Miss DCHS.
Miss DCHS 2017: Rebekah Saylor
1st Runner Up: Desiray Bacon
2nd Runner Up: Margaret Merriman
Best Interview: Desiray Bacon
Best Talent: Rebekah Saylor
Best Evening Gown: Kayla Smith
Miss Congeniality: Jessica Silvers
Contestants: Desiray Bacon, Emily Johnson, Margaret Merriman, Kayla Smith,
Jessica Silvers, Rebekah Saylor, Mika Hoilman, Zoie Tarlton
Annual Millitary Inspection
Crockett's NJROTC Unit has received a Distinguished
Unit commendation for the 19th consecutive year.
Congratulations to the NJROTC academic team for their 2nd place finish at the Area 9 Brain Brawl at Knoxville Central High School. Competing against 14 teams from 8 schools were Emmalyn O'Connor, Owen McAlister, Dakota Euscher, Alyssa Flores, Kayla Royston, Luis Correa, Devin Kopp, and Caitlyn Gorden.
Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Senior Zachary Mills is named a Distinguished Finalist for the state of Tennessee in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service.
Created in 1995 by Prudential and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the program honors middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state and national level.
Thus far, it has recognized more than 115,000 young people who've made a difference - and inspired countless others to consider how they might contribute to their communities.
Click Here to read more about Zach's award.
Spanish Class Pinata Contest
October 2016: The winners of the Pinata Contest this year are as follows:
- 1st Place - The Walking Dead by Christina Corso and Madelyn Soto
- 2nd Place - The Dragon by Makenzie Estevan
- 3rd Place - Donald Trump by Tyler Shelton and Jacob Bowman.
Spanish Honor Society
Students honored for excellence: Taylor Carmack, Seaira Cloyd, Heather Constable,
Luis Correa, James Hill, Makina Lambert, Marena Long, and Goreti Lopez, not pictured: Darren Carder.
These 9 DCHS students have maintained a 3.5 GPA or higher in their Spanish classes.They have made a
commitment to serious study of the Spanish language and culture and promoting friendship among peoples of the world
They were inducted into DCHS's newly formed Alejandro Gonzaléz Iñárrítu Chapter in
a formal induction ceremony. The ceremony was held in front of friends and family in
the David Crockett High School library on Thursday February 9th, 2017.
These students are the first members of the newly formed chapter.
The SHH was formed in 1953 by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese and
is a national honor society for honoring high school students who show a serious
commitment to their study of hispánic cultures and their language.
State Line Teen Bass Tournament
Gavin Cloutier, representing David Crockett High School, and his partner finished first place
in the State Line Teen Bass Tournament. The tournament was held on Watauga Lake Sunday
March 19th with a winning bag weight of 15.5lbs. Gavin also caught his person best Smallmouth Bass weighing 4.17lbs
2016 Talent Show
December 15, 2016: Twenty acts show off at the annual DCHS Talent Show. Congratulations to our talent show winners!
- 1st place winner was Phillipses and Saylors!
- 2nd place winner was Abigail Constable
- 3rd place winner was Merriman, Schmidt and Stuart trio
- Audience favorite was Faith Trivett
Great job by all!
2016 Turkey Trot
David Crockett once again won the $1,000 award for participation
in the 11th Annual Johnson City Up 'n At 'Em Turkey Trot. It was Crockett's 7th win in 11 Turkey Trots!
University of Tennessee 1794 Scholars Program
Ashley Moore has been accepted into the 1794 Scholars Program at UTK in the fall of 2017. The 1794 Scholars Program is a two-year honors enrichment program focused on the Volunteer experience. The mission of the 1794 Scholars Program is to enrich the undergraduate experience for our students by creating a culture of engagement and is supported by each of our program's four pillars:
- Academic Engagement: 1794 Scholars embrace an attitude of intellectual curiosity and constantly seek to expand their knowledge.
- Global and Cultural Awareness: 1794 Scholars develop a better understanding and appreciation of other cultures and combat prejudice through knowledge.
- Campus Involvement: 1794 Scholars engage with the UT student community in meaningful ways and contribute to the active campus culture.
- Volunteer Spirit: 1794 Scholars seek to better our community with a passion for service and promote social change through leadership.
1794 Scholars are dedicated to both academic excellence and active participation in the UT and Knoxville community. Because 1794 Scholars is completely customizable, our students explore a broad range of interests through the four pillars of the program.
University of Tennessee Haslam Scholarship
David Crockett Senior Allison Flanary has been awarded the Haslam Scholarship at the University of Tennessee.
Allison is one of 15 incoming freshmen to receive this award.
The Haslam Scholars Program was founded in 2008 by a generous gift from Jimmy and Dee Haslam and Jim and Natalie Haslam.
Since that time, the program has flourished into a unique in-depth academic enrichment program for
top students at UT to complete independent research, study abroad, and become community leaders.
The mission of the Haslam Scholars Program is to foster intellectual curiosity and
engage the moral sensibilities of scholars through curricular and co-curricular experiences.
The program includes access to top UT faculty, an exclusive curriculum,
a collaborative study abroad experience, extracurricular experiences, interdisciplinary seminars, and community service learning.
Haslam Scholars serve as high-profile undergraduate leaders whose lofty academic ambitions match those of the program and the institution.