Celina High School (Texas)

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Celina High School
3455 N Preston Rd.
Celina, Texas, 75009
United States
Type Co-Educational, Public, Secondary
School district Celina Independent School District
Principal Rick Demasters
Assistant principals Bill Hemby, Karen Walker
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 554[1] (2010)
Color(s)           Orange & White
Athletics conference UIL Class AAA
Mascot Bobcat Benny

Celina High School is a 3A high school located in Celina, Texas (USA). It is part of the Celina Independent School District located in northwestern Collin County. In 2011, the school was rated "Academically Acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[2]


The Celina Bobcats compete in the following sports:

Cross Country, Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Powerlifting, Golf, Track, Softball & Baseball

The Celina Bobcat football team was featured in Kenny Chesney's "Boys Of Fall" video. Kenny Chesney visited the high school on Friday, September 24, 2010.

Football Awards[edit]

Most Valuable player: 2009: Jose Romero 2008: Troy McCartney 2007: Seth Davis 2006: Dru Prosser 2005: Chris Torbert 2004: John Clark

Defensive Back Award: 2009: Ryan Merritt 2008: Austin Carey 2007: D'Anton Lynn 2006: Dru Prosser 2005: Dru Prosser 2004: Zach Babb

Receiver Award: 2009: Jose Romero 2008: Austin Carey 2007: Troy McCartney 2006: Taylor Kolb 2005: Connor Nichols

Running Back Award: 2009: Jose Romero 2008: Troy McCartney 2007: Charley Waldrep 2006: Charley Waldrep 2005: Chris Torbert 2004: Chris Torbert

State Titles[edit]

Celina High School is best known for its dominating football program – it has eight state championships, tied with Southlake Carroll for the most in Texas. The 1974 title was in Class B (now Class A) and was a co-championship with Big Sandy High School (one of the all-time dominant teams) while the 2007 title was in Class AAA; the other six titles were in Class AA. In total, the Celina Bobcats have won 18 state titles across 6 sports:

  • Football - [3]
    • 1974 (B) (Co-Champ), 1995 (2A), 1998 (2A/D2), 1999 (2A/D2), 2000 (2A/D2), 2001 (2A/D2), 2005 (2A/D2), 2007 (3A/D2)
  • Girls Cross Country - [4]
    • 2002 (3A), 2003 (3A)
  • Baseball - [5]
    • 2002 (2A)
  • Boys Track - [6]
    • 1969 (B), 1970 (B), 1991 (2A), 2012 (3A), 2013 (3A)
  • Girls Track - [7]
    • 1994 (2A), 1995 (2A), 2003 (3A)
  • Softball - [8]
    • 2011 (3A)

State Finalists[edit]

  • Football – [9]
    • 2006 (3A/D2), 2008 (3A/D2)


The Celina High School Band particularly excels at concert band. It has received eleven consecutive sweepstakes awards and recently won a double state championship in the Outstanding Performance Series (OPS), but it has also obtained many other awards in both concert and marching band, including a trip to the UIL State marching competition in 2005.


The Celina Choir department has won numerous competitions. The choir program had a wonderful teacher named Mrs. Fineout for about 4 years until she moved. The current choir teacher is Ms. Littrell. In 2010, the choirs had a concert called "The Benny Awards" which is like The Grammys. This event will continue year after year.


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°19′25″N 96°46′40″W / 33.323659°N 96.777901°W / 33.323659; -96.777901