Marro Briggs is a graduate of the class of 2018, and is currently pursuing his bachelors degree at Tennessee State University, where he is majoring in Economics and Finance. He currently serves as one of the drum majors for the world renowned “Aristocrat of Bands”. He is a member of the Eta Xi chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, where he currently serves as the secretary and a recharter member of the Zeta Pi Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity. He is also a member of other prestigious leadership organizations on campus, such as the National Society of Leadership and Success (ΣΑΠ), Leadership TSU, and the Economics and Finance club and Investment Activities. He is graduating in December of 2022 and will start his career at Alliance Bernstein Investment Firm in Nashville, TN!
Kammeran Cleaves is a member of the class of 2013. Kammeran first advocated for healthcare literacy in her Raleigh-Frayser neighborhood while still in high school. She received a full academic scholarship to Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she earned her Bachelor’s of Art in Biology. While at Fisk University, she held leadership positions with the stem program, such as president of the Women's Health Organization and parliamentarian of the Pre-Health Club. Upon graduating, Kammeran took a two-year gap period to gain experience within the field of pharmacy and earned her national certification as a pharmacy technician. In the Fall of 2019, Kammeran was accepted into Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy where she is completing her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree (PharmD. 2023). At Lipscomb, Kammeran has made quite a name for herself as a passionate learner and voice within her peer group. At Lipscomb, she was appointed as her class’s representative for the Diversity Inclusion and Equality Committee, vice-president of the Gamma Omega Chapter of Phi Delta Chi National Pharmaceutical Fraternity, along with memberships within various other student organizations. In March of 2021, Kammeran was selected as 1 of 33 healthcare students across the country to participate in the 2021-2022 Paul Ambrose Scholars Program. Through this program, Kammeran will facilitate a comprehensive program termed “My Health is Health: A Clinical Initiative to Combat Mental Health Disparities Within the Lipscomb College of Pharmacy Community. Through this program, she plans to identify causative factors associated with mental health disparities within members of her healthcare community.
Abegale Costilla is a member of the class of 2018. She is currently a senior at University of Tennessee Knoxville. She will be graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Sciences this May with honors. Her major is Child and Family Studies with an emphasis on Community Outreach and a minor in Political Science. She has been actively involved in campus organizations and serving the community. She is a member of the Kappa Alpha Pi Pre-Law fraternity where she has served as the service chair and membership committee chair. She was also selected to serve as the president of Clement Hall Residence Association. In addition to those organizations, she has been involved with the NAACP, the Latin American Student Organization, and club/recreational volleyball. She was selected as a Benjamin A. Gilman Scholar, a national competitive scholarship sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to study abroad in Sweden. During the summer of 2021, she was selected to participate in The Summer Undergraduate Research Group Experience (SURGE) where she completed a research project “Consumer and shopping behavior and business recovery during disasters (in particular during COVID-19)“. She is currently working a full-time internship at Centro Hispano, where she works in the mental health, workforce, elementary education, college readiness, parent education, and public health initiatives. Upon completion of this internship, she will be pursuing a master's degree in social work and a J.D. degree in family law.
Jeremy Golden is a 2020 Graduate. He is currently a sophomore at Tennessee State University, where he is majoring in Electrical Engineering. He realized he wanted to be an engineer at a young age when he always excelled in the areas of math and science. During his matriculation at Tennessee State University, Jeremy has had the privilege of being a part of Rites of Passage, serving as Mr. Boyd Hall, and even being chosen to serve on the Student Election Commission. "As a former Craigmont Chief, I would like to thank every teacher and administrator that has molded me into the young man I am today. If I had the opportunity to start over, I would not pick any other school."
T’Keyah Gwynn is a 2017 graduate. She recently graduated from Tennessee State University, where she majored in Psychology. She is continuing her education at Northcentral University in Arizona, where she is studying to become a marriage and family therapist. "I took my first course in psychology my senior year in high school, and I have never looked back!" During her junior year of college she published a small collection of poems and she is currently working on her second title. "I am grateful for all of the support and encouragement I still receive from the faculty and staff at Craigmont — it is truly a family. I encourage everyone to make the best out of their high school experience and continue to strive towards your goals and become your authentic self."
Kevuntez is a member of the class of 2016. While at Craigmont, he was a very active student. He played baseball, golf, basketball, and bowled. He even swam when Craigmont had a swim team. Kevuntez was also elected Mr. Craigmont by his peers. You may remember Kevuntez, as he was the young man featured in a local news story that told about him selling newspapers to pay for college tuition to further his education. The story went viral, and he met an alumni of Tennessee State University who was an owner of a hospital in Mexico. This individual became his mentor.The summer after high school graduation, he began interning at that hospital in Tijuana, Mexico, where he learned the ropes of the healthcare field at the tender age of 17. He has returned to the hospital every summer. Kevuntez attends Tennessee State University (TSU), where he majors in Healthcare Administration and Planning. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated, Collegiate 100 Black Men of America, and the Honors College. Additionally, he works in the healthcare field as an administrative assistant and patient relations coordinator at Nashville Center for Rehabilitation and Healing. He is projected to graduate in December 2022 with the goal of becoming a Licensed Hospital Administrator. "I would not be where I am today without the great teachers at Craigmont High School, my professors at TSU, and last but not least, the drive and commitment I have to insure that I make something great of myself."
Christian LaSane is a member of the 2013 class. Christian says he had no intentions of attending college, but positive role models such as Ms. Glass, former Craigmont teacher Ms. Holt Gray, Mrs. Myers, and former Craigmont counselor Mrs. Hartville pushed him to be greater than what he could see. After high school, he attended the illustrious Tennessee State University (TSU), majoring in Healthcare Administration and Planning. During his college years, he was very active on campus. He joined The Collegiate 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee, a national community service and mentoring organization, where he served as the Junior Class Treasurer for the Student Government Association. He also joined the Alpha Theta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated in the spring of 2017. "Although I graduated a year late in 2018, I feel it was perfect timing because once I graduated I had an amazing job opportunity to become a teacher, which was completely outside of my career field." He taught for 3 years. As a teacher, he was nervous, but it brought him experience working with the youth, taught him life lessons, and allowed him to find his passion for the youth. He decided to leave the education field and began working for Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital, where he currently serves as a Mental Health Counselor. Fueled by his passion for kids, he is working on obtaining his Masters in Social Work at TSU. He will be graduating on May 6, 2022. After graduation, he plans to receive his LCSW and become a traveling social worker. Additionally, he has started two businesses. He is a barber and he has a clothing brand. "I say with proud confidence that I am a product of Craigmont “Da Mont” High School! "
Marshall Massie II
Marshall is a member of the class of 2016. He attended the University of Memphis, where he majored in Health Studies with a concentration in Exercise and Movement Science. He also worked as a full-time assistant athletic trainer, preparing for life after graduation. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in May of 2021. A few months after graduation, he discovered he had a love of flying airplanes. In August of 2021, he started attending Air Venture Flight School in Olive Branch, Mississippi. By the end of April he will have earned his first pilot license. His next goal is to join the Air National Guard, where he will train to become an officer and eventually fly a GlobeMaster/ C-17.
Derrica Wilson graduated in 2017. She recently graduated from Southern University and A&M College with a degree in Political Science. Her plans are to attend Texas Southern Law School in the fall, where she will pursue a dual degree!
Therrin graduated from Craigmont High School in 2015, and continued his education at University of Tennessee at Knoxville. In 2019, Therrin completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. His career goal is to become a practicing doctor of optometry. Therrin is currently employed as an Optometrist Assistant at West Tennessee Senior Eye Care PLLC in Memphis. Therrin will begin pursuing his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry in the fall of 2022.