Scholars and Honors

Congratulations to all of our scholars and award winners!



AP Scholars with Distinction (score of 3 or higher on 5 or more AP Exams):

Mary Austria, Kira Tucker, Samuel Warren, Grayson Word

AP Scholars with Honors (score of 3 or higher on 4 or more AP Exams):

Kimani Cameron, Evan Coburn, Taylour Lang, Jaelynn Nelson, Ava Smith, Martha Synk

AP Scholars (score of 3 or higher on 3 or more AP Exams):

Nadia Irvin, Trey Winters

The ACT Elite

The following students have earned a place among the ACT Elite by scoring a 30 or higher composite score:

Mary Austria

Eva Coburn

Wilce Fountain

Xavier Hicks

Vincent Maynard

Carl Palmer

Martha Synk

Kira Tucker

Samuel Warren

Trey Winters

Grayson Word

Kimani Cameron

Eddie Bryson

Lily Bix-Daw

Michal McKay


Each year, The Commercial Appeal honors area students who have excelled in various academic areas.  Central is proud of the following students who have been selected as Academic All-Stars.  (Click here for full list and descriptions)h

  • Elexis Houston – Central High School – Winner in General Scholarship
  • Emma Donnelly-Bullington – Central High School – Winner in General Scholarship
  • Patrick Smith – Central High School – Winner in ROTC
  • Chyniece Matthews – Central High School – Winner in Drama and Speech
  • Jamie Skjoldager – Central High School – Winner in General Scholarship
  • Erin Aulfinger – Central High School – Winner in Social Sciences and History
  • Patrick Mulhearn – Central High School – Winner in Music
  • Jessamyn Rojas – Central High School – Winner in Foreign Language
  • Alexandria McKinney – Central High School – Winner in General Scholarship
  • Kathleen Kelley – Central High School – Winner in General Scholarship
  • Andre Moore – Central High School – Winner in Music


2014-2015 Scholarships: Almost $31 million in scholarship offers, the highest total amount offered in CHS history2014-2015 FAFSA: 76% of Seniors had completed the FAFSA -among the highest in West TennesseeTN Promise: 130 class of 2015 seniors took advantage of Tennessee’s free tuition program for two year colleges and technology schools.

A2  CLUB (Students with 25 or higher on the ACT and a GPA of 3.0 or higher)

Kira Tucker Xavier Hicks
Mary Austria Sammy Ly
Sam Warren Charles Vantilburg
Eddie Bryson Jaelynn Nelson
Lily Bix-Daw Kiante Moore
Amberlynn Bacchus Michal McKay
Grayson Word Carl Palmer
Kimani Cameron Joshua Hardin
Trey Winters Maya Jackson
Reginold Kelley Ambria Wade
Cameron Marlow Kendra Richmond
Taylour Lang Elizabeth Mulhearn
Evan Coburn Todarius Morris
Wilce Fountain Kelsey Morrisson
Nyla Eubanks Martha Synk
Danielle Jackson Cedris Henderson
Destiny McClaine Nadia Irvin
Alton Matseas Cameron Jones
Vincent Maynard Ethan Reid
Brandon Davis


Student Grade Category Work Title Award
Flannery Harper 12 Photography Hi Fun Guy Silver Key
Stewart Reber 12 Painting Out The Window Silver Key
Stewart Reber 12 Painting Out Of The Dark Silver Key


Contest Name Place
Accounting II Marcus Toney 3
Business Calculations London Linson 2
Business Calculations Latavius Rayford 5
Business Communication Joshua Lee 5
Business Law Ashley Williams 4
Business Math Ivyia Vaughn 5
Computer Applications Antionette Kent 3
Computer Applications Jasmine Jones 4
Desktop Publishing Danielle Draughn;Sylgver Ford 5
Economics Marica Bryson 1
Impromptu Speaking Kelsey Logan 3
Impromptu Speaking Kahlil Daniels 5
Job Interview Quincy Foster 1
Word Processing II Martin Butcher 5


* Results available in April

Cum Laude

Magna Cum Laude

Summa Cum Laude and Gold Medal award


ARTICLE II: MEMBERSHIP Section 1 – Membership in this chapter shall be known as active, honorary, and graduate. Active members become graduate members at graduation.  Graduate and honorary members have no voice or vote in chapter affairs.Section 2 – Membership in this chapter is an honor bestowed upon deserving students by the faculty and shall be based on the criteria of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.Section 3 – Eligibility
a.Candidates eligible for selection to this chapter must be members of the junior or senior class.  Students who complete 9th grade at another school may not have grades or conduct from 9th grade computed with regard to eligibility, except in unusual circumstances.
b.Candidates eligible for selection to the chapter shall have a minimum 3.80 cumulative GPA. This scholastic level of achievement shall remain fixed and shall be the required minimum level of scholastic achievement for admission to candidacy.  All students who can rise in scholarship to or above such standard may be admitted to candidacy for selection to membership.
c.Upon meeting the grade level, attendance, and GPA standard requirements, candidates shall then be considered based on their leadership, service and character.ARTICLE III: SELECTION OF MEMBERSSection 1 – The selection of members to this chapter shall be by a majority vote of the Honor Council consisting of five faculty members appointed by the principal.  The two chapter advisers shall be nonvoting members of the Honor Council.Section 2 – Prior to selection, the following shall occur:
a.Students’ academic records shall be reviewed to determine scholastic eligibility.
b.Students who are eligible scholastically (“candidates”) shall be notified in late October or early November and asked to complete and submit the Student Information Forms for further consideration for selection.
c.Using the official evaluation form provided by the chapter advisors, the faculty shall be requested to evaluate the service and leadership information submitted by candidates.Students should complete the initial eligibility forms, presenting evidence of service and leadership, in a timely fashion, by the deadline prescribed.
d.The Honor Council shall review the Student Information Forms, faculty evaluations, conduct grades, and school discipline records in order to determine membership.1.  Conduct grades will be checked on candidates’ report cards.  Students should have no “U’s” at any time (on report cards) during their high school tenure, and patterns of “N’s” will be addressed by the Honor Council.  Severity of student misbehavior may be considered, along with evidence of conduct improvement and personal growth.2. Students must have no major violations of BOE or CHS rules (most suspensions will result in ineligibility).School discipline records will be reviewed.  Students with referrals for any reason (including tardies, uniform violations, cell phone, class cutting, etc.) will be discussed by the Honor Council.Section 3 – The selection of new active members shall be held once a year during the first semester of the school year.Section 4 – Candidates become members when inducted at a special ceremony.Section 5 – Once selected and inducted, all members are expected to maintain the standards by which they were selected and fulfill all obligations of membership.Section 6 – An active member of the National Honor Society who transfers from this school may request a letter indicating the status of his or her membership and signed by the principal or chapter advisor.Section 7 – An active member of the National Honor Society who transfers to this school will be automatically accepted for membership in this chapter.  The Honor Council shall grant to the transferring member one semester to attain the membership requirements; and thereafter, this member must maintain those requirements for this chapter in order to retain his or her membership.

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