Dobyns-Bennett Student Named 2015 Berea College Pinnacle Scholar Award of Excellence Winner

Published: December 11, 2015 at 1:41 p.m.
KINGSPORT, Tenn.Dobyns-Bennett High School senior Morgan Hudson has received the 2015 Pinnacle Scholar Award of Excellence from Berea College (KY).  The Pinnacle Scholar Awards program annually recognizes outstanding high school seniors for their work in the fields of science, music, or service.  Selected from a pool of hundreds representing ten states, Hudson was honored for outstanding accomplishments in the field of music. 

“We are very excited for and proud of Morgan on being named a Pinnacle Scholar Award recipient,” said D-B Principal Dr. Chris Hampton. “This is an honor for which she has worked hard to attain and I have no doubt this hard work will carry over to her college, career , and future endeavors.”

To be considered for the Pinnacle Scholar Award, students are nominated by a teacher or guidance counselor, and Berea College faculty and staff select the top students.  The program was created to recognize students who demonstrate a strong potential to exert a positive influence on the future of the Appalachian region, and assists the college in fulfilling its mission of serving the region through a focus on learning, labor, and service.  Berea College is a liberal arts work college, located in Berea, KY.

Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is a public school district located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins county. 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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