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Special Recognitions

Isaac Harrison, along with five others from our local event, were invited to Capitol Hill to promote the Childhood Cancer STAR Act, the most comprehensive childhood cancer legislation ever introduced to Congress.  

Congratulations HS Girls XC

State Champions 2016

Congratulations Archery
CMS hosted the 2016 Tiger Games Archery Tournament on Saturday and had several individuals place.  In the MS Female Division, Katie Cowart placed 3rd and Grace Towle placed 1st.  In the MS Male Division, Blake Spencer placed 4th.  In the HS Male Division, Connor Smathers placed 4th and John Kelley placed 2nd.  In the HS Female Division, Central swept the top five spots with Nikki Taylor in 5th place, Kaylie Corban in 4th place, Hadley Pegg in 3rd place, Samantha Upchurch in 2nd place and Alison Blanton in 1st place.

Congratulations Robotics

1st place BEST Award - combination of marketing, engineering notebook, robot performance, booth interview, and spirit and sportsmanship - this is the top award of the contest and CMS finished first!
2nd Place Robot Game Award 
1st place Marketing Presentation
1st place Booth Interview and Display
1st place Spirit and Sportsmanship
1st place Programming Award
Most Robust Robot

Congratulations HS Girls Soccer

2016 District Champions

Congratulations All tournament and All district Soccer 2016

District MVP-  Madison Shea
District GK of the year- Abbey Coleman
1st Team All-District
Sofi Jaimes
Gabby Ortega
Julea Bartch 
Liz Tank

2nd Team
Sarah Peters
Abagail Sandman 

District Coach of the Year
Ray Bennett

Congratulations Cole Yoders and Sydney Smith for being selected school winners to the Wendy's High School Heisman.

Congratulations Sydney Smith state finalist to the Wendy's High School Heisman.

cole yoders and sydney smith

Central Magnet Volleyball Sydney Smith Kendall Hughes MC Smith
Sydney Smith, Mary Catherine Smith and Kendall Hughes were named to the All- District Team.
Sydney Smith and Kendall Hughes were also named to the All Tournament Team.
Central Magnet Volleyball
Congratulations Central Magnet Volleyball
District Runner up advances to Regions
Central magnet MS Soccer
Congratulations MS Girls Soccer
District Runner Up 2016
Delaney Sain Central Magnet Golf
Delaney Sain
Central Magnet Golf 2nd in Regions and advances to state
Central Magnet Golf District Champs
HS Golf District Champions 2016
Delaney Sain, Briana Sexton, Samantha Havenstrite and Katelyn McDaniel

Emma Wayne
National Junior Beta Reporter 2016
Nathan Zou
State Champion Tennis 2016
Caden Williams
Long Jump
TMSAA State Track Championship 2016


Congratulations, Aalia Hanif who is in the 10th grade. After three auditions and interviews, Aalia was one of the top 6 to be chosen for the Nashville Symphony Accelerando program for young musicians. It is an intensive education program designed to prepare gifted young students of diverse backgrounds to pursue music at a professional level. She will attend a welcoming reception at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Saturday, August 20th at 10:30 where the media will be present. We are so excited for her achievement! 

2016 Central Magnet Tennis District Champions
Central Magnet ranked 9th in the United States among midsize schools in Financial Education. Ranked 32nd among all schools.
Congratulations CMS Archery

What an incredible year CMS Archery has had and what a way to keep it going.  The MS Archery Team successfully defended our State Championship to become the 2016 Tennessee State Archery Champions.  The MS team has placed first place in all 7 tournaments this year including the County Championship and the State Championship Tournaments. The HS Archery Team beat out the two time defending champion White County HS to win our first Tennessee State Archery Champions.  The HS team has placed first in 5 of the 7 tournaments and has finished no lower than second, with wins in both the County Championship and the State Championship.  In three years, CMS has gone from finishing outside the top three at the State Tournament to becoming the top school in the state in two divisions.

Not only have we been great as a team, but we have some excellent individual archers as well.   For the MS team, we have had multiple female archers step up and place in each and every tournament, but the State Tournament is different.  CMS had two young ladies place in the top 5 in the State this year.  Congratulations to Sophia Jaramillo for placing 5th in the State and to Lynn Upchurch for being the top MS Female archer in the state in her very first year of competition. For the HS team, we have had male and female archers place in every tournament, but placing at state is different.  Alison Blanton placed 3rd for her second consecutive Top 5 finish.  Craig Bowen is once again the first place HS male and Overall Top Archer in the State.  Unlike last year, Craig had to win this honor by shooting in a shoot off. Craig and another archer (who was from Oakland HS), in front of a thousand plus spectators, shot 5 arrows from 15 meters to determine a winner.  After this round, both archers were still tied, so a one arrow shoot off, with the closest arrow to the center wins, awaited these archers.  Both archers put their arrows in the gold, but one archer had shoot a nine while the other had shot a ten. Craig had prevailed to defend his title of Top Male archer in the State in a pressure packed tie breaker.

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Sierra Seagraves won State Gymnastic level 7 Senior in Memphis.
She will be going to regionals in April.
Kelsey Keith Central Magnet
We are pleased to announce that Central Magnet's very own Kelsey Keith has won the Mix 92.9 Singing Star Competition. Kelsey submitted a 90 second a capella clip of her singing and was then chosen as one of 10 finalists for the competition. Kelsey won $1000, PLUS another $1000 for our school!  Congratulations Kelsey
Alumni Special Recognition:
Congratulations Ola Obi
name Rookie of the year

Congratulations Marlo Black with Rep. Bryan Terry. 1st place 

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Congrats to @CMSAPNichols! He was named one of the TN Outstanding Social Studies Teachers of the Yr for 2016 by the TN Council for the SS.

Michael Sowell won the 2016 National Geographic Bee

Congratulations GeoBee Champions

Champ: Michael Sowell
2nd: Scott Peacock
3rd: Robert Deaton

Congratulations to Shawn Zheng who was just been named a Winner of the National Young Arts Foundation scholarship. He is the only music winner in the state of Tennessee, and one of 100 winners out of about 10,000 applicants. Congratulations!!