Dobyns-Bennett High School Graduate Makes 2014-15 NSCAA Girls’ High School Scholar All-America Team

Published August 14, 2015 at 9:08 a.m.

KINGSPORT, Tenn.Dobyns-Bennett High School 2015 graduate, Maggie Burkett, has been named by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) to the 2015 NSCAA High School Girls’ Scholar All-America Team.  Official recognition for Maggie and other NSCAA team members took place during the High School Awards Brunch in Orlando, FL, on August 1, 2015.  This event was held in conjunction with the NSCAA Summer Soccer Symposium.

“It was an honor to work with a student like Maggie,” said Dobyns-Bennett High School Principal Dr. Chris Hampton.  “She worked very hard to be excellent in both the classroom and on the athletic field. Her leadership was appreciated and she is certainly deserving of the prestigious honor.” During her time at Dobyns-Bennett, Maggie was also named a 2013 All-State Player to the Tennessee Sports Writers Team and a 2013 and 2014 All-State Player to the Tennessee Soccer Coaches Association Team. Maggie will play soccer for the University of Tennessee-Martin this fall.

The NSCAA Girls’ High School Scholar All-America Team Award is presented annually to a select group of high school seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or better on a 4.0 scale through the first semester of their senior year. In addition, players must have been nominated by their coach, have demonstrated excellence in high school soccer, and have performed community service at the local, regional, or national level. Nominee resumes are then reviewed by the Scholar All-America Committee and team members are selected from available candidates. Thirty-three boys and 46 girls, representing 22 states and 2 countries (USA and Japan) were named to the 2014-15 All-America Team

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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