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The Central Digest

  • The CHS Drama Club will present an evening of theatre at 7:00 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 21 at Harrison Elementary.

  • There will be an open gym on Wed., Oct. 18 and Thurs., Oct. 19 after school for girls interested in playing basketball.

  • All seniors need to bring a baby picture to Mr. Seals in D-107 by the end of October.

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will meet every Friday at 6:45 a.m. in the armory. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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About The Digest



Central High School, located on Highway 58 north of downtown Chattanooga, is entering its 109th year during the 2016-17 school year. As the first county high school with a four-year academic curriculum, Central set its standards high to create a precedent for later established Hamilton County Schools.

Central is honored to say we are the first school in the entire southeast to have a JROTC Batallion and the winners of nearly a dozen state athletic championships.

In 1987, the United States Department of Education named Central a National School of Excellence, and two years later we were named one of the top Ten Great Schools in the state. From 1988 to 1991, Central served as a State approved pilot program instituting seven periods in a curriculum. In 1963, we received multiple Freedom Foundation Awards, and were also chosen as the Tennessee recipient of the prestigious 27th National Bellamy Award.

In 1910, Central High School started a school newspaper that was widely adored by students, with each page filled with school spirit and pride. However, it’s popularity eventually died down and the school newspaper was lost after many successful years of publication. With the slogan “Honor is Synonymous with Central Spirit”, the Digest was reborn in the fall of 2012.

The Central Digest has placed 2nd place Best Overall Website from the Tennessee High School Press Association three times. In 2017, the Digest was named a  School Newspapers Online (SNO) National Website of Distinction, becoming the first publication in Tennessee to receive the honor.

For the 2017-18, school year, the staff boasts of 18 staff members and meets for seventh period each day. The newsroom is located in B pod, room 109.

Our adviser, Mr. Gregory Cantrell, may be reached at [email protected]

The student news site of Chattanooga Central High School
About The Digest