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Rubric Barredo Named a Commended Student
Brooke Tometich

Rubric Barredo has been named a Commended Student in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 out of 1.5 million students who entered the 2022 completion by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/MMSQT).

“Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation.”

Patton Cook On the Air
Brooke Tometich

Patton Cook

DCA Class of 2017

Graduated from Austin Peay State University in 2021

Producer for Morning Sports Talk Radio 95.9

   The Bill King Show

   The Greg Pogue & Jon Burton Show

ESPN+ Commentator for Austin Peay Football and Ladies Soccer

Commentator for Live Broadcast of DCA Varsity Football

The DCA Theater Department will present The Election
Brooke Tometich

The DCA Theater Department will present The Election on Thursday, October 14th and Saturday, October 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. 

Set in today’s times at fictional Presley High School, The Election is a hilarious parody of the contemporary political scene, featuring everything from uninformed voters to questionable ethics to unlimited Super PAC money. 

After an embattled student body president resigns in disgrace, senior Mark Davenport figures he will cruise to victory in the special election, especially since his only competition is nerdy Christy Martin, whose campaign platform is based on giving students more homework and eliminating football. But everything changes when a mysterious Super PAC gives Christy an extreme makeover and an unlimited budget, and things start to get ugly fast. In a contest of who can sink the lowest and lie the most, this light-hearted and zany satire brings to life the ridiculous extremes politicians will go to in order to win at all costs.

Tickets are $15 for reserved floor seating (chairs with backs), $10 for adult general seating in the bleachers, and $5 for student general seating in the bleachers.

For reserved and adult general seating, tickets may be purchased either ahead of time online at, in person in the high school office, or at the door.

For the discounted $5 student general seating, tickets can only be purchased by students in person in the high school office or at the door.

Tickets will go on sale in the office and online starting Wednesday, September 29th.

2022 Merit Scholarship Semifinalists Announced
Brooke Tometich

Congratulations to Ben Altman and Gunner Schierling who were announced as Semifinalists in the 2022 Merit Scholarship Competition.

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an annual academic competition for recognition and scholarships that is open to all the U.S. high school students who meet published entry requirements. High school students entered the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Semifinalists named in each year's Merit Scholarship competition show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

Out of 1.5 million U.S. high school students who entered the 2022 competition for the National Merit Program Scholarship, 16,000 qualified as semifinalists. The 16,000 Semifinalists are the highest-scoring entrants in each state and represent less than 1 percent of each state's high school seniors. They are the only participants who qualify to continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships to be awarded in the spring of 2022. 



2022 National Merit Scholarship Program, Semifinalists