2015 Homecoming Queen: Miss Lorissa Eggers
Junior Princess: Miss Emily Lewis
Sophomore Princess: Miss Reagan Miller
Freshmen Princess: Miss Chloe Cradic
For more on Homecoming, visit our 2015 Homecoming page (coming soon)
Breanna Roy to National Junior Olympic Championships
Breanna Roy, Crockett sophomore and member of our Cross Country team, takes 4th place
at the USATF National Junior Olympics Outdoor Track and Field in Jacksonville, FL on August 2, 2015.
1500 Meter Run Finals
4th place: Breanna Roy 4:48.36
Golden vision: Crockett's Roy eyes Olympic future
Johnson City Press
July 15th, 2015
by Douglas Fritz
With Olympic dreams, Breanna Roy isn't selling herself short for future ambition.
The rising David Crockett sophomore is headed for Jacksonville, Florida, on July 27-Aug. 2 for the USA
Track & Field National Junior Olympic Championships. She will compete in the 800 meter, 1,500 meter and 3,000-meter running events.
"I'm going with the motive of trying to win, or at least finish in the top three to five," said Roy. "I hope one day to go to the Olympics, but I'm using this as a learning experience."
Roy will certainly enter the Junior Olympics with solid credentials. In order to qualify, she first needed a top-eight finish in the Tennessee Association Junior Olympic meet in Chattanooga. Roy finished first in the 1,500, second in the 3,000, and third in the 800.
Then she needed a top-five finish in the USATF Region 6 meet in Murfreesboro. She won the 1,500 and 3,000 events, and finished fifth in the 800.
"I had some confidence I could win, but I was really nervous," said Roy. "The 3,000 was kind of hard. I don't particularly like that event - my best event is the 1,500 - but I felt like I had a chance to win both of them."
A native of Orange City, Florida - which is north of Orlando - Roy moved to Jonesborough when she was five years old. She burst onto the high school scene last year with a standout cross country season. She finished 14th in the state meet - with the third-best time among freshmen - and earned all-state honors.
Then during track season, Roy posted a seventh-place finish in the 1,600 with the second-best time among freshmen competitors.
Roy said she likes the continuity of the 5K run in cross country.
"In the 5K, you keep on going instead of just running in big circles," said Roy.
In order to reach her ultimate goal, Roy said she knows it won't come easy.
"I think it's going to take work and work and work," she said. "I have some talent, but I've had to work hard to get to where I am."
The Jacksonville event is expected to be Roy's last summer competition before Crockett's fall cross country season begins.
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Beta Club Distinction Award
Congratulations to the National Beta Club sponsors and Beta students of David Crockett High School for being
named a National Beta School of Distinction. This national award speaks highly of David Crockett's commitment
to academic rigor and illustrates dedication to preparing students for college and career readiness. This is the second
time that David Crockett has received this award.
All American Cheerleaders
CHEERLEADERS- Emily Bishop, Megan Tipton, Chloe Salyer- pictured from left to right.
Three DCHS cheerleaders were named 2015-2016 All American Cheerleaders. This squad is sponsored through the United Cheer Association. With this opportunity our cheerleaders traveled to London, England. They learned about the country's history while visiting beautiful, famous landmarks such as: Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, and Windsor. They also represented DCHS in the London New Year's Day Parade.
D.A.R. Good Citizen Award
Congratulations to Caitlin Duvall. Caitlin has been selected to receive the D.A.R. Good Citizen Award for 2015-2016.
Caitlin was nominated by the faculty and elected by vote of the senior class. Caitlin has characteristics of dependability, leadership, service and patriotism.
Caitlin is now eligible to compete for D.A.R. scholarship funds. We are pleased to have her represent DCHS as our good citizen of the year!
Congratulations to Kimberly Clay, Sabrina Davis, and Kacie Phipps. These three DECA district winners will represent DCHS at state competition in March.
Congratulations to our FCCLA regional competition winners from Wednesday, March 2nd. We had five teams competing and all five teams (12 students) won gold medals and first place! All these students will represent DCHS at the FCCLA state competition later this year. Here are your first place/gold medal winners:
- Food Innovations - Christian Lee & Makayla Smith
- Chapter Service Project Portfoliio - Michaela Million & Sandy Sanchez
- Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation - Andrew Hernandez & Bryce Whitaker
- Sports Nutrition - Isabelle Tisor, Reagan Vest & Allison Nightingale
- Life Event Planning - Kelsey Taylor, Krystal Phillips & Madison Slagle
July 2015: The David Crockett High School FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) competed at the National STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) in Washington D.C. this summer. Eight students competed in four categories. These students had to place 1st in their categories at district and state before moving on to National competition. Aaliyah Shelton and Coty Willett won a gold medal in Food Innovations. Makayla Smith and Christian Lee won a gold medal in Hospitality and Tourism. They also won 1st place out of the entire southern region! Dalton Lutz won a silver medal in Job Interview. Michaela Million, Sandy Sanchez, and Andrew Hernandez won a silver medal in National Programs in Action with a focus on bullying prevention. They were among over 4,000 students who competed in the national competition. Fantastic job and way to represent DCHS!
David Crockett FFA members win the State Envirothon contest! This is the first time a team in Northeast Tennessee has won this. 111 total teams competed in regional contests, and the 10 regional winners competed in the state contest. This also included private schools and homeschool teams.
Congratulations to the DCHS FFA for becoming State Champions in two separate categories. State championship team
members in Nursery/Landscape are: Brett Barnett, Josh Bruni, Kylee Phalane, and Chloe Ford who had the highest individual score in the state. State championship team
members in Floriculture are: Kenzie Bastian, Troix Cox, Aisling Hagan and Cole Tipton who had the highest individual score in the state. Fantastic job, FFA State Champs!
Congratulations also to our FFA winners. Floriculture and Nursery and Landscaping Teams got 1st place in the region
and will move on to state on April 30th in Nashville. FFA Envirothon team also won 1st place in the region and will move on to state in May.
Floriculture team members are:
- Kenzie Bastian (1st High Individual Scorer)
- Cole Tipton
- Aisling Hagan
- Troix Cox
Nursery and Landscaping team is:
- Chloe Ford (1st High Individual Scorer)
- Joshua Bruni
- Kylee Phalen
- Brett Barnett.
Envirothon team members are:
- Cole Tipton
- Kylee Phalen
- Kenzie Bastian
- Joshua Bruni
- Brett Barnett
National FFA Forestry CDE
Brett Barnett, Kenzie Bastian, Chloe Ford, and Kylee Phalen of the David Crockett FFA
Chapter represented Tennessee in the 2015 National Forestry CDE, placing 6th
in the National Contest, winning a Gold Emblem Award.
39 states competed in the CDE (Career Development Event). Only 13 of these teams were named
Gold Emblem Award winners in the CDE, given to those teams who are the best competitors.
Of the 24 National FFA CDE's held this year, only 5 Tennessee teams won Gold Emblem Awards.
The team qualified for the national contest by winning their state contest in June;
only state-winning Forestry CDE teams are allowed to compete and have the privilege to
represent their states. Florida placed 1st, Minnesota was 2nd, Virginia was 3rd, Illinois was 4th,
and Washington was 5th. The contest was held during 2 days at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, KY.
The National Forestry CDE is a competitive event that tests students' skills and
knowledge in the area of forest management. Event components include a
General Knowledge Exam, Tree Identification, Timber Cruising, Disorders Identification,
a Chainsaw Practicum, Topographic Mapping, a Compass and Pacing Practicum, and
a Forestry Issues Interview. A Team Activity was also a main component of the contest,
requiring teammates to complete management practices together in a timed activity.
The CDE helps FFA members think critically, communicate clearly, and perform effectively in a competitive job market.
Kenzie Bastian placed 7th High Individual, winning $400. Brett Barnett placed
28th High Individual, Chloe Ford placed 31st High Individual, and Kylee Phalen placed
62nd High Individual in an enormously competitive 2-day event.
Out of 2850 points, the team finished 171 points from 1st place.
More importantly, the team gained incredible leadership skills during months of
preparation and at the contest. Their study habits alone have prepared them for college success.
They truly stood out among other states. Their experience will be remembered a lifetime.
State FFA Forestry CDE
Kenzie Bastian, Chloe Ford, Brett Barnett, and Kylee Phalen win the State FFA Forestry CDE,
defeating 15 other teams. The contest, held at Camp Clements in Middle Tennessee, is a
2-day state contest comprised of 8 individual events and 2 team events, which include:
general knowledge exam, mapping interpretation, compass/pacing practicum,
tree identification, equipment identification, disorders identification, chainsaw safety,
and tree measurement. The contest is hosted by state Foresters.
Out of 3100 total points, the David Crockett FFA team scored 2105 points, winning by 60 points. Individual scoring was:
- Kenzie Bastian - Senior - 2nd high individual - 527 points (73%)
- Kylee Phalen - Sophomore - 3rd high individual - 511 points
- Chloe Ford - Junior - 6th high individual - 506 points
- Brett Barnett - Junior - 22nd high individual - 435 points
The team is currently preparing to compete in the National FFA Forestry CDE in October.
DCHS HOSA Students competed in Regional Competitions at Carson Newman.
We are very proud of our HOSA members who participated in this event.
- Hannah Miller received 2nd Place for Prepared Speaking.
- Michelle Clay received 2nd Place for Job Seeking Skills.
- Gracie Reppart received 4th Place for Researched Persuasive Speaking.
- DJ Johnson scored 5th Place for Epidemiology testing.
- Caroline Alonzo and Zach Mills participated in the Courtesy Corps.
We are looking forward to our STATE Competitions in NASHVILLE this spring!!
2015 Appalachian Fair Winners - DCHS HOSA
- Hannah Alonzo, 1st Place
- Shelly Barnes, 2nd Place
Research Project: Diagnostic Procedure
- Michelle Clay, 1st Place
3-D Health Project
- Sophia Quick, 1st Place
Cereal Killer Box
- Kirsten Whitaker, 1st Place
- Taylor Raino, 2nd Place
Display: Physical Assess
- Madison Grindstaff, 1st Place
Congratulations to our Skills USA state winners:
- Trevor Brown - 2nd place CNC Turning
- John Hill - 1st place CNC Milling
- Kaitlyn Runion - 1st place Graphic Communications
2016 TMTA Math Contest
Top 10 Finishers
8th Place - Shockley, Ian
3rd Place - Luevanos, Casey
7th Place - Vaughn, Hannah
1st Place - Euscher, Dakota
2nd Place - Cowden, Corbin
9th Place - Amburgey, Kailee
9th Place - Long, Marena
1st Place - Freeman, Megan
2nd Place - Garland, Emily
3rd Place - Cable, Austin
4th Place - Dowling, Jacob
6th Place - Crouch, Autumn
8th Place - Reaves, Ashlea
4th Place - Wilcox, Tyler
8th Place - Messer, Ian
Watauga Orthopaedics Player of the Week (11/4/2015)
David Crockett Pioneer quarterback Ryan Burger has been good to the last drop.
Burger has helped lead his team to 5 wins out of the last 6 games.
As News Channel 11 sports Jake Young reports his latest performance earned him
this weeks Watauga Orthopaedics in partnership with Champion Chevrolet player of the week.
Watauga Orthopaedics Player of the Week (10/21/2015)
Over the past four years, David Crockett wide receiver Eric Day has been assaulting
the record books, and Friday night (October 16, 2015...Homecoming) was the best
one yet. Day's day consisted of 11 catches for 240 yards and five scores. News Channel 11
sports Jake Young has more on the Watauga Orthopaedics in partnership with Champion Chevrolet player of the week.
Burlsworth Character Award
IT'S SIMPLE: Our nation needs to place a higher value on character. The Burlsworth Character Award
has been given out in Arkansas High Schools for the past 10 years in recognition of
outstanding character and sportsmanship, and is now going nationwide. The award honors
the player who may or may not be a top athletic performer, but who represents the ideals
and values that Brandon Burlsworth had: to give 100 percent on the field and to stand as
a moral example to his team. We hope that the award encourages the honoree
to continue on his path of excellence, and inspires others to follow his lead.
THE DETAILS: There is absolutely NO COST to your school to participate.
This is purely a philanthropy supported by the Brandon Burlsworth Foundation.
The 2015 inaugural National Award will coincide with the release
of the new movie "GREATER" coming nationwide to theaters January 22, 2016.
THIS YEAR'S AWARD WILL INCLUDE:
YOUR HONOREE & SCHOOL IN THE MOVIE CREDITS
These names will be immortalized forever in the credits of this generation's "Rudy", as well as on the award website.
CERTIFICATE & BOOK
Award mementos for the Honoree include Brandon's biography "Through the Eyes of a Champion."
PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM MARTY BURLSWORTH
DVD message for Honoree and team from Foundation President Marty Burlsworth.
THE BURLSWORTH STORY
When Brandon Burlsworth arrived on campus in 1994 as a walk-on, he had no money,
no famous last name, and absolutely no Division 1 scholarship offers. Through his
unbelievable work ethic and ceaseless determination, Brandon not only earned a scholarship,
but became team captain, All-SEC 1997-1998, First Team All-American in 1998, and the first
All-American from the University of Arkansas in a decade. His success was not limited to the gridiron.
He was also named to the All-SEC Academic Honor Roll 1995-1
998 and was the first football player in the entire history of his university to earn a
Master's degree "before" playing his last game. Brandon was selected by the
Indianapolis Colts as the 63rd overall pick in the 1999 NFL draft.
After minicamp, he was projected by his coaches to start as a rookie.
Unfortunately, Brandon was tragically killed in a head-on automobile collision just
11 days after the draft. Today, the University of Arkansas has created an endowment in Brandon's name.
Eighteen $5,000 academic scholarships and one $10,000 Walk-0n athletic scholarship
are awarded each year. The Brandon Burlsworth Foundation is engaged in various
charitable endeavors including the provision of free eye care to thousands
of underprivileged children. In 2010 the Burlsworth Trophy was created to honor the
achievements and successes of the walk-on athlete. This award is presented annually
to the most outstanding Division 1 college football player who began his career as a walk-on.