CMS College and Senior Day
CMS held two special events for eighth graders during the last week of the school year. College students, most of whom are Center High School graduates, came to the middle school campus to share their experiences as they earn their college degrees or certificates. Among the presenters were students either currently or pursuing degrees as policemen, physical therapists, teachers, registered nurses and nurse practitioners, nuclear engineers, cosmetologists and psychologists, to name a few.
Senior Day was held for a group of Center High School seniors to return to the middle school campus to share their high school experiences with 8th graders. The seniors discussed topics such as the importance of paying attention to grades, getting involved in various clubs and activities, seeking out help when needed, applying for scholarships and preparing for college. The 8th graders enjoyed seeing their older peers and hearing stories to learn just what high school is all about. Sophomore Mark Perkins and Junior Esther Mergerson were also on hand to tell students about their experiences in the past two years, especially their successes in UIL debate competitions. Ja'terious Evans and Taylor Nichols, both of whom will be athletes at the college level, shared with students how to be successful in the classroom as well as on the court and field.