Dobyns-Bennett High School Junior Receives 2015 Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) Northeast Student Recognition Award

Published August 7, 2015 at 10:41 a.m.

KINGSPORT, Tenn.Dobyns-Bennett High School junior Chandler Woods has been named the winner of the 2015 TSBA Northeast Student Recognition Award.  Chandler is the son of Jon and Melissa Woods of Kingsport and will receive his award at the TSBA Fall District Meeting to be held in September in Sneedville, TN.  As one of nine district award winners, he has also submitted a written essay and will be interviewed by TSBA members as part of the selection process to determine an overall state winner.

“Chandler Woods is a leader in our school and within our community,” said Dobyns-Bennett Principal Dr. Chris Hampton.  “He gives tirelessly and serves as a model citizen.  Chandler serves as a daily example of what it means to be in constant pursuit of excellence and we wish him well as he represents our district in state awards finals.”

Chandler has pursued an aggressive academic schedule and is highly ranked in his class.  His extracurricular activities include service at his church through music and youth council, playing sports, and serving as the Dobyns-Bennett Band Head Drum Major.

Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is a public school district located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins counties. The district is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and a non-traditional school; with total enrollment over 7,100 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to be, Student Focused … World Class.

KCS has been named the top school district in Tennessee as winner of the 2014 SCORE Prize District Award by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) and has earned the 2014 Achievement Award in the annual Excellence in Tennessee Recognition Program by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNPCE).

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