Most Valuable Choctaw


Kameron Lamprecht and Nick Allen

Name: Molly Campbell

Parents Names: Richie and Kelly Berry and Andy Campbell

Presenting Teacher: Dan Smith


Academic Honors/Awards:

  • 34 on ACT
  • 4.0 GPA
  • Will graduate with 34 college hours
  • Top 10%
  • Act wall of honor
  • ACT +3 club
  • ACT elite club
  • National Society of High School Scholars
  • National Honor Society Treasurer
  • Top 10 at algebra II Math Competition


Extracurricular organizations/activities:

  • West TN FFA Vice President
  • Dyer county FFA President
  • Student council vice president
  • Class of 2021 vice president
  • DCHS livestock team
  • Dyer County 4-H
  • Dyer county junior livestock association
  • Math club
  • DCHS tennis team

Community/church participation:

  •  Depot days
  • Newbern library volunteer
  • Newbern library carnival fundraiser
  • DSCC college for kids
  • Adventures in ag camp
  • Rotary youth leadership awards camp delegate
  • Dyer County Youth Leadership (10th grade)
  • Mission blitz at First Christian Church
  • Operation Christmas child with First Christian Church
  • Fall Festival at Newbern Elementary

Future Plans:

After high school she plans to attend Tennessee Technological University and double major in Civil and Sustainability Engineering and Agricultural Engineering. She wants to use her degrees to pursue missionary work in Uganda by providing sustainable housing to less fortunate families.  


Name: Lainey Armstrong

Parents: Fonda and Sherrell Armstrong

Presenting Teacher: David Armstrong


Academic Honors/Awards:

  • +3 ACT club
  • 3.85 GPA
  • Miss DCHS
  • Dyer County Youth Leadership 18-19


Extracurricular Organizations/Activities:

  • Football cheerleader (4 years)
  • HOSA for 3 years
  • National Honors Society (4 years)
  • Waitress at Lakeview dining room ( 17 hours a weekend)
  • Part-time accounting assistance at Burks Beverages (8 hours a week)
  • Senior cheer captain
  • 2 year student council member
  • Junior prom chair
  • Class of 2021 lip-sync (3 years)


Community/church Participation:

  • First Christian Church Youth Group
  • Boxed Thanksgiving Meals for those in need
  • Gave essential items and meals for Under The Bridge Mission at Nashville Tennessee
  • Youth fair board
  • Mission trip in New Orleans with Crossroads Mission
  • Volunteer at New Life with my youth group
  • Volunteered at FCC Color Run


Future Plans:

She wants to attend the University of Tennessee at Martin to gain a Bachelor degree in Exercise Science, and continue her study at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis or Chattanooga and obtain her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Hopefully become an Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist for Professional Football Players.


Name: Abby West

Parents: Greg and Laura Beth West

Presenting teacher: Jill Powers


Academic Honors/awards:

  • DCHS football cheerleader (4 years)
  • Currently football cheer captain
  • Little Choctaw instructor (freshman year)
  • Student council (freshman and junior years)
  • Prom chair/prom committee
  • DCHS dance team (4 years)
  • Recycling club ( senior year)
  • Service club ( senior year)
  • Leadership club (freshman year)
  • Community service club ( graduate with over 100 hours)


Community/church [participation:

  • Attends First Baptist Church Newbern
  • FIERCE community Church group
  • FCC worship team
  • Junior fair board member
  • Employed at Flirty Birds Boutique
  • Volunteered with Choctaw Little League Football
  • Cal Ripkin Basketball Scorekeeper
  • Volunteered at Newbern Elementary School
  • Volunteered at Annual Fynne Lake Run
  • Volunteered at West Family Care Clinic


Future Plans:

After graduation she plans to attend the University of Tennessee Knoxville where she will major in nursing. Once she receives her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, she plans to further her education by obtaining a Masters in Advanced Practice Nursing.


Name: Joseph Carolin

Parents: Patrick Carolin, Lana Carolin(step), Susan Weaver, and Pete Weaver(step)

Academic Awards:

  1. 33 Act
  2. 3.95 GPA
  3. Top 10% (9th-12th)
  4. Gold/Silver Club
  5. ACT Elite Club
  6. ACT +3 Club
  7. Basketball Academic Award
  8. Will graduate with 26 college credits/hours
  9. Voted best all-around by his peers

Extracurricular Organizations/Activities:

  1. Varsity Basketball (9th-12th)
  2. Varsity Soccer (10th-12th)
  3. Student Council (9th-12th)
  4. Class Officer (9th-11th)
  5. DC Youth Basketball League coach
  6. Sports editor for DC student newspaper
  7. Recycling club
  8. Prom committee 
  9. Gifted program

Community/Church Participation:

  1. Speaker at Holy Angels Catholic Church
  2. Works at Colonial DPP Rubber Company
  3. Volunteers at Newbern Depot Days 
  4. Volunteers at the DC fair
  5. Volunteers at DC Sorghum Valley
  6. Coach for DC youth flag football team
  7. Will graduate with over 100 volunteer hours
  8. Volunteer setting up classrooms at Newbern Elementary

Future Plans:

He plans to attend the University of Tennessee Knoxville and major in economics with a minor in political science. Hope to go onto law school and become a trial lawyer or even judge.


Name: Jon Mark Castleman

Parents: Mark Castleman and Margret Castleman

Academic Awards:

  1. ACT Wall of Honor
  2. Top 10% Club
  3. Three-time published author
  4. 1st place Voice of Democracy winner for TN
  5. Guest Speaker for Civitan Club
  6. Youth in Government Outstanding Bill Award
  7. Youth in Government Outstanding Spokesperson
  8. FFA State Degree

Extracurricular Organization/Activities:

  1. Class of 2021 President
  2. National Honor Society President
  3. FFA Vice President
  4. Voice of Democracy Speaker
  5. 10th-grade youth leadership member
  6. Youth in Government
  7. Model United Nations
  8. Tennis team member
  9. FFA marketing team
  10. FFA parliamentary procedure team

Community/Church Participation:

  1. Youth group at FCC
  2. School greenhouse worker
  3. School garden worker
  4. Republican party member
  5. Civil War reenactor
  6. TSBA scope superintendent
  7. WLC Feed the Need helper

Future plans:

He plans to attend a 4-year university for a major in economics and a minor in political science. After that, he plans to attend law school and become a constitutional attorney and work my way into becoming an elected official. Hopefully running for the presidency and retiring to a family farm after my political career.


Name: Nicholas Hermann

Parents: Shane Hermann and Tracey Hermann

Academic Honors/Awards

  1. 36 on ACT
  2. +3, +5, and ACT Elite Club
  3. Accepted to Honors program at Harding University
  4. 10th place in regional geometry competition
  5. 3rd place in regional algebra 2 competition
  6. Top 10% in class
  7. 4.0 GPA
  8. Chosen by Nucor for an industrial project through a STEM class
  9. National Merit Scholarship semifinalist (applicant and finalist)
  10. ACT Wall of Honor

Extracurricular Organizations/Activities:

  1. Student council
  2. Class officer
  3. FBLA
  4. Soccer
  5. HOSA (biomedical laboratory science: 1st in region, 3rd in state, qualified for nationals)
  6. Boy Scouts (Eagle Scout)
  7. West Dyersburg Church of Christ Youth Group
  8. Co-ed cheer 
  9. National Honor Society 
  10. Waiter at Bells and Whistles Diner and Grill

Community/Church Participation:

  1. West Tennessee work comp (repainting houses)
  2. Helped repaint Bruce Community Center
  3. Accumilated over 100 hours of community service
  4. Volunteered at church’s VBS program
  5. Service club/leadership club projects
  6. Attended Horizon’s leadership competition ar Fred-Hardman University
  7. Helped with Fall Festival and 5th grade play at Trimble Elementary
  8. Participated in various outreach programs through church
  9. Participated in Boy Scout, as well as, Eagle Scout projects
  10. Lads to Leadership (church program)

Future Plans:

He plans on attending Harding University and majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. He plans to obtain a Master’s in Prosthetics and Orthotics. He then hopes to be able to work with an organization like St. Jude or LeBonheur as a Pediatric Prosthetist.