October 10, 2017 - A time honored tradition continues at Tenaha Independent School District. Tenaha ISD recognizes those that have displayed outstanding dedication and commitment to their community. Through the years numerous members have been initiated into the Hall of Honor.
The process begins with nominations from members of the community. A committee then begins the difficult task of deciding who will be chosen. This year’s committee has named Cicily Cross-Blair and Reginald Davis III to be the 2017 Hall of Honor Inductees.
The Hall of Honor Induction ceremony will take place this Saturday, October 14th, at 4pm in the Tenaha High School Cafetorium.
Pictured above, Cicily Cross-Blair, 2017 Hall of Honor Inductee
Cicily Cross-Blair was a decorated graduate of the class of 1992. While in high school, Cicily participataed in basketball, golf, cheerleading, band, tennis and Beta Club. She was also extremely active in the Tenaha 4-H Program.
Cicily earned a Bachelor’s Degree in 2008 from Stephen F. Austin State University and her Master’s degree in 2011 at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Her studies led her into a career in nursing which has manifested into her becoming a practicing Family Medical Practitioner.
Cicily has left a mark everywhere she has been. She was a cast member on the CMT Reality show “Texas Women,” and has been involved in Rodeo her entire life. She has served as Secretary and Director of Rider Administration for Championship Bull Riding. Cicily’s legacy is Tenaha maroon all the way as she is the owner of Cowboy Crossroads in downtown Tenaha as well as an ardent supporter of the Tigers at all turns.
Pictured above, Reginald Davis III, 2017 Hall of Honor Inductee.
No story of a Tenaha Tiger making good is more remarkable than Reginald Davis. After losing his parents and grandparents at a young age, Reginald’s family and the support of the Tenaha community and school helped push him to graduate in the top three of the Class of 2012. Reginald was the leader of Tenaha history as he led the 2011 Tigers to the State Championship in football.
In the ultimate game at then Cowboy Stadium, Reginald racked up 548 total yards passing, rushing and on returns to lead the Tigers to the 52-28 title victory. While in school, Reginald also led the Tiger hoops team to a State Runner-Up finish in his junior season highlighted by the Tigers’ miracle come from behind wins against Cayuga and Clarksville at the Regional Tournament. In all, Reginald led his teams to two State Basketball appearance, an additional Regional final, a Football state title, and three individual gold medals at the State track meet in Austin
Reginald’s efforts have earned him a scholarship to Texas Tech University where Reginald either started or played a key role for Red Raider Football in all four of his eligible seasons. Most importantly, Reginald graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration for Marketing in August of 2016.