A DeKalb County High School senior received the Student Recognition Award from the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) at their Upper Cumberland Fall District meeting in Fentress County.
Kelsey Evins, the 2013 Upper Cumberland District winner, has maintained a 4.0 grade-point average at DCHS while taking a rigorous schedule of advanced and dual-credit courses, as well as actively participating and volunteering in the community.
Evins is also a talented singer, volunteering as an entertainer at numerous local charity and fund-raising events, and strives to improve her hometown by working in food pantries and clothes distributions, and participating in coat drives.
TSBA honors one student per year from each of its nine districts who has achieved distinction in the areas of academics, community leadership, and engagement as part of its Student Recognition Award program.
One of those nine students will win the statewide Student Recognition Award, to be presented at the TSBA Annual Convention in November, which includes a $2,000 scholarship.
Local school board members John David Foutch, Charles Robinson, W.J. (Dub) Evins, III, and Board Chairman Johnny Lattimore attended the meeting.