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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Congratulations, Graduating DB Seniors!

Dobyns-Bennett High School has just graduated more African-American seniors than at any other time in its history!

38 black seniors walked down the aisle to pick up their diplomas, including TWO sets of twins.

On May 17, 2014, a "Reception of Honor" was held for all of the graduating seniors in the Riverview Community Room of the V.O. Dobbins, Sr. Complex. The event, sponsored by the New Vision Youth, South Central Kingsport Community Development, the Riverview Residents Association, the Sons and Daughters of Douglass Alumni Association, and the Kingsport Housing and Redevelopment Authority.

The gathering featured speakers Mrs. Jill Ellis, retired educator from Douglass Elementary-High, and Dobyns-Bennett High School; Devaun Swafford, former DB student-athlete and current football player with the University of Tennessee; Johnnie Mae Swagerty from South Central Kingsport Community Development; Jaquetta Hale from New Vision Youth; Doug Releford, president of the Sons and Daughters of Douglass Alumni Association, and Dr. Chris Hampton, principal of Dobyns-Bennett High School.

The graduating seniors are:

Emmanuel Amoako
Ayran Anderson
Antwan Baines
Summer Baines
Marquetta Bishop
Aashieauna Blye
Alysia Bright
Alyssa Bright
Erica Brower
Cason Byrd
Justin Cradic
Krystal Derr
Paul Gadson
Lauren Hainegardner
Haleigh Hankins
Sabrina Huckaby
Jessica Jackson
Summer Jeffries
Daniel Johnson
Denise Johnson
Tamya Jones
Kiara Kincaid
Trey Kincaid
Chelsey Lee
Kaitlin Long
Kelsey Long
Ty'Leke Love
Jasmine Lyons
Avondre McCrary
Quindalyn Perry
Isaiah Reeves
Nicholas Sensabaugh
Michelle Stacy
D'metrius Ta'bon
Phillip Trammell, III
Kia Watterson
Christopher Watts
Michael White

Congratulations to all the DB graduates as they leave high school, to make their marks on society!

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