CMCSS School Board Presents Point of Pride Awards – April 2024

April 26, 2024

The CMCSS School Board presented Point of Pride awards to students, faculty, and staff during the April 23 formal meeting.

2024 Miss Basketball Award Winner

Imari Berry, from Clarksville High School, was recently named the 2024 Miss Basketball Award winner and the Tennessee Girls Basketball Gatorade Player of the Year. She is the first Miss Basketball Award winner in Clarksville’s history and has twice previously been named a finalist for the award. Imari has been one of the nation’s top recruits and recently committed to the University of Louisville. This past winter, she became the all-time leading scorer in Clarksville High School’s history. She is known as a leader on and off the court and was selected for the McDonald’s All-American Team in 2023. Congratulations, Imari, and we will all continue cheering you on.

Final 8 at the TSSAA State Basketball National Championships – Clarksville High School

The Clarksville High Lady Wildcats made it to the Final 8 during the TSSAA State Basketball National Championship. The team is comprised of:

Imari Berry
Keira Garinger
Shakiah Vance
Ella Muiznieks
Olivia Loos
Avery Hawkins
Summer King
Ava Ahearn
Sierra Gregg
Campbell Boisseau
Ally Howard
Malon Smith
Emma Young
Ella Moore

Brian Rush
Tony Amero
Lucy Chilcutt
Sonja Chilcutt

Final 4 at the TSSAA State Basketball National Championships – Rossview High School

The Rossview High School team made school history by earning a spot in the Final 4 at the TSSAA State Basketball Championship. A moment of reflection was made to honor Cam Ward. Cam had a big list of accomplishments while playing basketball for Rossview High. He scored over 1,000 career points, helped lead the Hawks to the state tournament, and was named to the all-district and all-region team this past season. While he will be remembered for his accomplishments on the court, Cam will be remembered for the light he brought to so many lives as a loving son, brother, teammate, and friend.

As Coach Johnny Jackson and Dr. Sanders, Rossview Principal, shared their sentiments.

“Cam was full of light and joy and was such a positive presence in our classrooms, on the court and in our school community. He was and is an absolutely amazing young man who has a special place in so many hearts. He will be truly missed but will always be remembered – especially in the echoes of basketball games in our gymnasium and in the laughter of our hallways.”

“He taught me so much more than I ever taught him. I would switch places with him in a heartbeat. He lived life the way it was supposed to be lived. He was carefree, energetic and just smiled and spoke to everyone. … If the world had more Cams in it, it would be such a better place.”

The school board and audience took a moment of silence in remembrance of him.

The Rossview High School players and coaches include

Maksim Idzi
Jiyair Rose
Jay Yip
Cam Ward
Roland Morton
Quamond Linsey
Preston Russell
Landon Hankemeier
Evan Deal
Jacob Edwards
Cannon Prather
Christopher Johnson
Nicholas Blocker
Michael Lawton
Logan Piekielko

Johnny Jackson
Jacob Freeze
Jamil Jackson
Tariq Silver

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Best Prosecuting Attorney – Tennessee Mock Trial Competition

Ava Heuston, from Clarksville High School, was named the Best Prosecuting Attorney at the state Mock Trial Competition. This is out of 48 students in the highly-competitive category and first time a CMCSS student has ever won this award in nearly 50 years of this academic competition.

Purple Star Schools

The Tennessee Purple Star School Award was designed to highlight military-friendly schools that show a major commitment to serving students and families connected to our nation’s military. In CMCSS, over 25% of our students are military connected. A school must reapply every two years to maintain the recognition status, and awardees receive banners to display in their buildings. The criteria requires schools to have a point of contact who has completed a professional development component specific to the needs of military-connected students. The school website must contain a page that provides resources for military families. And, the school then chooses an additional activity that aligns with the school’s population and goals. When this award first started in Tennessee, CMCSS had 3 of the 6 schools in the state that earned the award. We are proud to share that at this time over 60% of CMCSS’ schools have earned this award, and we will continue striving for 100%. Six schools renewed their application and 11 schools were first-time applicants.

Renewing Applicant Schools
Barkers Mill Elementary School
Liberty Elementary School
Northeast Elementary School
Ringgold Elementary School
Rossview High School
Rossview Middle School

First-Time Applicant Schools
East Montgomery Elementary School
Glenellen Elementary School
Kenwood High School
Kirkwood High School
Middle College at Austin Peay
Minglewood Elementary School
Montgomery Central High School
Moore Magnet Elementary School
Northeast High School
Rossview Elementary School
St Bethlehem Elementary School