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Visual & Performing Arts
  • 2017-18 All Southwest Tennessee Honor Choir - Auditions for the All Southwest Tennessee Honor Choir were held at CHS September 23.  Over 700 students auditioned from 32 schools. Twenty-five students from Cordova High, second most of any school, qualified for the Honor Choir.  Congratulations to the following students:
  • Soprano 1- 35 selected

18th chair- Felicity Harston

  • Soprano 2- 35 selected

21st chair- Jasmine Adams

22nd chair-  Alexis Montgomery

24th chair-  Kayla Prather

29th chair- Jaylen Morganfield

  • Alto 1- 35 selected

16th chair- Alexandria Williams

24th chair- Kaila Stricland

31st chair- Sonita Mosley

32nd chair- Alyssa Evans

  • Alto 2- 35 selected

10th chair- Kenzie Hudson

22nd chair- Azia Bohannon

  • Tenor 1- 25 selected

2nd chair- Amari Miller

6th chair- Mikal Blakley

13th chair- Anthony Hall, Jr.

19th chair- Nicholas Cole

  • Tenor 2- 25 selected

11th chair- Ayron Lee

12th chair- Herman Joseph

16th chair- Mark Yowell

  • Bass 1- 25 selected

2nd chair- Charmar Tate

20th chair- James Alexander

24th chair- Ramon Shaw

  • Bass 2- 25 selected

3rd chair- Zion Johnson

6th chair- Marvell Hall

12th chair- Ian Stiles


  • National Board Certified Teachers

    Atina Jones, Library Media Specialist

    Linda Williams, Business
    Pam Metz, Mathematics

  • Cordova alum, Raumesh Akbari, is the Tennessee state representative from district 91 and is leaving her mark on Tennessee education policy.  Check out this article from The Commercial Appeal to find out more about her endeavors.
  • Minh Vuong (2014) received an appontment to the United States Air Force Academy as a member of the Class of 2018. This appointment is awarded to only about 1,200 of 9,700 applicants. 

  • Joy A. Builamwini (2008) is one of the thirty-two American men and women chosen as Rhodes Scholars representing the United States.  Joy graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2012 where she majored in computer science. She is now at the Carter Center working on global mobile surveying tools. An entrepreneur who has founded or co-founded three businesses, she has established a mobile data system for use in Ethiopia, and a digital teaching tool for schools in developing countries. Joy also helped develop a program using a robotic teddy bear to help the recognition ability of autistic children. She has won a Fulbright for work in Zambia where she will work to expand access to education. Joy will enter Oxford in October of 2013 and plans to do the M.Sc. in African Studies at Oxford.

  • Jacques Crawford, class of 2006, was named National Junior College Player of the Year (football) in 2007.
  • Julian Henson, class of 2005, was drafted out of high school by the Seattle Mariners.
  • John Blaine Moore, class of 2004, was named one of 32 Rhodes Scholars from the United States. A senior at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, he was a football star and valedictorian at Cordova High School.  Worldwide, about 85 Rhodes Scholars are chosen annually.  Moore entered Oxford in October 2008.  More...
  • Phillip Merling, class of 2004, was drafted by the Miami Dolphins.  He was the 32nd pick in the 2008 NFL draft. 
  • Chris Taylor, class of 2002, graduated from Indiana University with honors and has played with the Houston Texans, New England Patriots and the New Orleans Saints in the NFL.
  • Michael Coe, class of 2002, graduated from the University of Arkansas with honors and was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2007 NFL draft. He is a SUPER BOWL CHAMPION!
  • Jeff Beachum, class of 2002, was drafted by the New York Yankees in 2006.
  • Christopher Gholson, class of 2001, is better known as Drumma Boy in the hip-hop music world.  Gholson has made a name for himself and become one of hip-hop's hottest producers.  More...
  • James Lancaster (University of Central Arkansas) played for the Kansas City Command of the Arena 2 Football League.

Shelby County Schools does not discriminate in its programs or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap/disability, sex, or age.  For more information, please contact the Office of Equity Compliance at (901) 416-6670.
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