Students who took the PSAT:  Scores are now available online only.    If you do not have a College Board account, please create one at
It's FAFSA Frenzy Time!
Seniors and parents, if you need help with the FAFSA for the 2022-2023 College school year, sign up now for the December 8th FAFSA event.  
This event will be held on the D-B STEM ground floor.  Appointments will be available from 12 pm to 7:30 pm for one-on-one help with filing the FAFSA.  Sign up here: 
TN Promise Mandatory Meeting
January 11, 2022
D-B Little Theatre
Eastman Black History Oratorical Contest
Award: $250 to $1,000
Eligibility: High School students in Northeast Tennessee or Southwest Virginia.  Submit original essay discussing an acknowledged African American STEAM contributor or American Civil Rights leader. 
For more information and to submit essay, visit
Deadline: January 4th
What is the TN/VA Scholars Program?
Tennessee/Virginia Scholars, a program of the Kingsport Chamber, is a regional rewards and recognition program for high school students sponsored by local business and industry.
Who are TN/VA Scholars?

TN/VA Scholars are high school students who have completed the TN/VA Scholars course of study requirements, and volunteer requirements.
Part of being a TN/VA scholars students must have **20** hours of volunteer work.***
To learn about volunteer opportunities go to the DB Counseling page and click on the Volunteer Opportunities Link.
To log your volunteer hours please use the TN/VA Scholars Community Hours Form log form.

To learn about the requirements to become a TN/VA Scholars.
Please click on the TN/VA scholars website and look at the requirements.

TN/VA Scholars website  
***The academic, attendance, and behavior criteria will remain  the same, however, the community service requirement has changed from the previous 40 hours of community service to 20 hours of community service for this year's senior class of 2021-22.
1. Right click and save this form to your computer: 
Community Service Form.

2. Once you've printed the Community Service Form, please submit this form to the Dobyns-Bennett Counseling Office.   The deadline to turn in community service hours is Friday, January 14, 2022.   

For additional information, contact:
Sharon Lambert:
Nikki Joyce: 

TN/VA Scholars website

Seniors, please remember to submit your TN/VA Scholars volunteer hours to the Counseling office by January 14, 2022.
2022 Governor’s School Applications Available
If you are interested in applying, please go to the link below and click on the school in which you are interested to download an application.
Please remember D-B due dates are not the same as the State deadlines.
Students wishing to apply must meet D-B deadlines. All applications are to be turned in to the counseling office by D-B Deadlines.
All other Governor's School Applications are due by December 10th.



AP Access for ALL Providing Thousands of Tennessee Students Access to Online College Prep Classes

Spring Registration for Free, Online AP classes Now Open for Tennessee High School Students


NASHVILLE, TN - Today, the Tennessee Department of Education, in partnership with the Niswonger Foundation, announced spring registration for the AP Access for ALL is open for free, online Advanced Placement (AP) classes to eligible high school students. More Tennessee students than ever before now have the opportunity to take AP coursework - helping students prepare for college, skip introductory classes, and earn college credit while still in high school.  


Before the launch of AP Access for ALL in June 2021, only 50% of Tennessee high school students had access to an AP class at their school. Now, 86% of all public high schools, representing 110 school districts, have partnered with AP Access for ALL to give their students access to college level courses and the opportunity to earn college credit during high school. Students are encouraged to sign up through their high school counselors. 


All AP Access for ALL courses are taught by certified and trained Tennessee teachers.  In order to provide the online coursework, AP Access for ALL has provided scholarships to 119 teachers to receive College Board certification. This summer, the program will once again offer free College Board training and certification to nearly 800 Tennessee teachers. 


Funding for AP Access for ALL is provided through the federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) and Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds. 


For a full list of participating counties, courses offered, and more information, visit 


For additional information about Tennessee’s advanced placement courses, click here. For Tennessee Department of Education media inquiries, contact 



The Appalachian Highlands
Twenty Under 20 Awards
Through this award, the outstanding accomplishments of twenty individuals who are younger than 20 years of age will be celebrated. These superlatives have demonstrated exemplary achievements in community service, entrepreneurialism, leadership, academics, and STEM activities.
Interested students can complete the application posted by December 31st.
For more information, visit
Senior Meetings for Graduation
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Block A:  Last names A-K
Block B:  Last names L-Z
Little Theatre

D-B Counseling 
(office)  423.378.8409
(fax)  423.378.8489

To request a recommendation letter be completed by your counselor, please submit the Letter of Recommendation Fact Sheet form. Submitting the Google Form will automatically send the request to your counselor. You will also receive a copy of the completed form.


Sandi Nelson (A-C)


Wendy Wolfe (Ci-Gl)


Eric Freeman (Gm-K)


John Burleson (L-Nf)


Kayte Daffron (Ng-Sm)


Lisa Pierce (Sn-Z)


The University of the South Chinese Language Camp
The program’s primary goal is to immerse students in the language and culture of China, while enjoying Sewanee's 13,000 acre campus.
When: June 15 - July 1, 2022
Where: The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
Who: Rising high-school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Experience with Chinese language is not required.
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