DeKalb County High School
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|DeKalb County High School|
|1130 W. Broad Street
Smithville, Tennessee, 37166
|School type||Public secondary|
|Asst. Principal||Kathy Bryant
|Number of students||~834 (beginning of 2013-2014 school year)|
|Color(s)||Black and Gold|
|Team name||DeKalb County Fighting Tigers|
|Vision||Wiring students to learn, achieve, and succeed|
|Affiliations||Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association|
|Website||DeKalb County High School/DeKalb County High School|
DeKalb County High School is located in Smithville, Tennessee. It is the only high school in the county and serves grades 9-12 with an enrollment of 834 as of August 14, 2013. The school's mascot is a tiger and the school colors are black and gold. The principal is Patrick Cripps and the assistant principals are David Gash and Kathy Bryant.
Giggin for Grads controversy
Giggin for Grads is a fund raiser that involves capturing wild frogs by impaling them with a sharp weapon, a process called gigging. The event, organized by the DeKalb County Young Farmers and Ranchers, isn't affiliated with the high school and is held to help fund an agricultural scholarship for a DeKalb County student. The event has been considered abusive to frogs by PeTA and other concerned agencies. Organizers have been urged to cancel the event, but it has been held for two consecutive years.
- Dwayne Page (August 14, 2013). "Student Enrollment Up By Ten Students Over Last Year, Numbers Show More Boys than Girls". WJLE. Retrieved August 18, 2013.
- "DCHS". Retrieved August 18, 2013.
- Dwayne Page (June 25, 2013). "Animal Rights Activists Seeking to Stop "Giggin' for Grads" in DeKalb County". WJLE. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
- Dwayne Page (June 28, 2014). "Animal Rights Activists Return to Protest "Giggin for Grads"". WJLE. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
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