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Dobyns-Bennett Alumni Hall of Fame

HALL OF FAME induction ceremony

The Dobyns-Bennett High School Alumni Association Board is proud to announce the Dobyns-Bennett Alumni Hall of Fame Class of 2017:

  • Judge Jerry Beck – Class of 1961
  • Dr. Frank Buckles, D.D.S. – Class of 1944
  • James W. Dobyns – Class of 1954
  • Dr. Ruth Ketron, R.D.S., Ed.D. – Class of 1948
  • Charlie Leonard – Class of 1958
  • Cecil Maddox – Class of 1949
  • Dr. William H. McHorris, B.S., D.D.S. F.A.C.D., F.I.C.D. – Class of 1957
  • Michael Strickland – Class of 1973
The 2017 Induction Ceremony was held on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 11 a.m. located at MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort and Convention Center. The ceremony had a record turnout of almost 180 in attendance.

ABOUT the hall of fame

During the many years of existence of Dobyns-Bennett the school has graduated many students who continued their growth to extremely high levels of achievement and have made major contributions to society. To recognize and honor such accomplishments and contributions, in 2009 we established the first Dobyns-Bennett Alumni Association Hall of Fame and inducted the first five members.
The accomplishments of those in the Hall of Fame are very impressive and I urge you to learn about these incredible men and women from Kingsport.

HALL OF FAME nominations

Nominees should be Dobyns-Bennett graduates and/or teachers and administrators who had a profound effect on Dobyns-Bennett High School and have had a successful and influential life, not only in regard to Dobyns-Bennett, but with their family, community, career, and others. There are 20 nomination categories to choose from.

Nomination categories for Dobyns-Bennett Graduates include: Academics, administrator/teacher, arts, athletics, business, church and ministerial, entertainment, government services/humanitarian, judicial and legal, literature, medical, military service, news and communications (media), politics, public service and science.

Nomination categories for non-graduates of Dobyns-Bennett include: Administrators, teachers, staff and friends.

Nomination deadline is May 31, 2018.


Completed nomination forms may be submitted in the following ways:

  • Mail form to the Dobyns-Bennett High School Alumni Association, P.O. Box 3337, Kingsport, TN 37664.

  • Email form to Linc Jarvis at or Thom Throp at

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Dobyns-Bennett High School Alumni Association
One Indian Court
P.O. Box 3337
Kingsport, TN 37664
Linc Jarvis
D-B Alumni Association Board Member
Ph: (423) 360.3569
Thom Throp
D-B Alumni Association Board Member
Ph: (423) 797.0604