Board President Mr. Eric Hyche recognized D-B senior Chandler Woods for being named as one of 723 semifinalists to advance to the final round of the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Finalists will be selected from this pool of 723 candidates. Chandler is the son of Jon and Melissa Woods.
- Established in 1964 by executive order of the President, the program recognizes and honors the nation's most distinguished graduating seniors for their accomplishments in academic success, leadership and service to school and community.
- Application is by invitation only. Students are invited to apply based on their scores on the SAT or ACT exam or their nomination by a Chief State School Officer, the year of their graduation from high school, and whether they are U.S. citizens or legal permanent U.S. residents.
- Students chosen as U.S. Presidential Scholars receive an expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. in June for National Recognition Weekend featuring various events, enrichment activities and culminating in the presentation of the Presidential Scholars Medallion during a White House sponsored ceremony. During their visit, Scholars will have access to important national and international figures, including government officials, educators, authors, musicians, scientists and other accomplished individuals.
Board member Mr. Todd Golden and D-B teacher Mr. Jason Clayman recognized students who recently participated in the 2017 Student Congress on Policies in Education (SCOPE) Conference, which was held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. High school students from across Tennessee gathered in Murfreesboro at the Middle Tennessee State University Student Union Building to discuss current topics in education, and participate in group discussions, activities, and debates.
- Four Dobyns-Bennett students attended this conference. Attendees included seniors Zacchae'us Dukes, Ruthie Rogers, and Meaghan Allen, and junior Ben McNabb.