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Alumni Spotlight: Central Commemorates Coach John Crawford (’68)

CENTRAL COMMEMORATES COACH JOHN CRAWFORD -- John Crawford is standing beside a Letterman football jacket from his graduation year.

Zoey Greene, Staff Writer

September 28, 2020

Coach John Crawford graduated from Central High School in 1968 and was in the last class to have graduated from Dodds Avenue. After graduating, Crawford found himself at Murray State University, majoring in drafting and industrial education. This was not his original plan, as there was a football...

Alumni Spotlight: Kathy Ratz (’74) Reflects on Her Educational Inspiration from Central

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: KATHY RATZ ('74) REFLECTS BACK ON HER EDUCATIONAL INSPIRATION FROM CENTRAL-- Kathy Ratz pictured posing in front of the Taj Mahal.

Bailey Brantingham, Editor

September 9, 2020

Throughout its history, Central High School has seen many fantastic students come and go. One of these students, Kathy Ratz, had Central Spirit running through her veins even before she entered Central as a student. Born a Purple Pounder, Kathy Ratz, the daughter of the man behind Central's Stan the...

Reuben Justice, Among First African American Central Graduates, Speaks to History Classes

REUBEN JUSTICE, AMONG FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN CENTRAL GRADUATES, SPEAKS TO CENTRAL HISTORY CLASSES -- Reuben Justice discusses his time at Central in the school library.

Sarah Katheron Latham, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

Central's classes have taken efforts this February to celebrate and honor black history month; art classes have experienced the history of African American face jugs, and history classes have had the opportunity to hear the experiences of one of the first African Americans to graduate from Central Hig...

Marjorie Ogle Reflects on Teaching for 36 Years at Central High School

 MARJORIE OGLE REFLECTS ON 36 YEARS AT CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL -- Former  English Teacher Marjorie Ogle sits in her Chattanooga, Tennessee, home.

Sarah Katheron Latham, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

"Miss Ogle, gave me a harder time than any teacher. I didn't understand at the time, but, as life revealed itself over the years, I realized she did it because she cared. I still strive every day to be a better writer. I couldn't have had a better teacher." -- Terri White, 1982 alumna

Alumni Spotlight: Tonia Martin (‘92) Assists Students with College Enrollment through Software Development

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: TONIA MARTIN (‘92) ASSISTS STUDENTS WITH COLLEGE ENROLLMENT THROUGH SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT — Tonia Martin works as a college advisor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, creating software that assists prospective students with enrollment into the university.

Jack Graham, Videographer

February 14, 2020

Over the years, Central High School has seen many students graduate. Many of these graduates have gone on to do things that have helped so many people. This is no exception with Central Graduate Tonia Martin. Having graduated in 1992, Mrs. Martin worked hard and studied diligently to keep her grades hi...

Alumni Spotlight: Kyndall Vaughn Now an English Teacher at Ooltewah

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: KYNDALL VAUGHN CONTINUES THE CENTRAL LEGACY -- Kyndall Vaughn, a Class of 2012 graduate,  is currently an English teacher at Ooltewah High.

Danae Wnuk, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

Part of Central's goal when educating its students is to put them on a path towards success in whichever career they choose. Central is proud of the many students who have graduated and continued their education to become employed in impactful professions. One of Central's alumna was influenced by the...

Alumni Spotlight: Kelly Wnuk Shares How Being a Central Graduate has Impacted Her Life

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: KELLY WNUK SHARES HOW BEING A CENTRAL GRADUATE HAS IMPACTED HER LIFE -- Kelly Wnuk says that Central was very integral in shaping her into a well rounded individual.

Jaheim Williams, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

Here at Central, the staff values students that graduate with a favorable career in mind. It is meaningful for incoming graduates to go down a career path that is both beneficial and unique to their skill sets. This is also the mindset of Central's Class of 2015 Alumna Kelly Wnuk, who values students...

Vance and Charlynne Fry (’54) Leave a Lasting Legacy of Service at Central High School

VANCE AND CHARLYNNE FRY ('54) LEAVE A LASTING LEGACY OF SERVICE AT CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL -- Admiral Fry stands with his wife, Charlynne.

Sarah Katheron Latham, Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

Central High School is blessed to have many alumni who continue to support students in various ways. Alumni Admiral Vance Fry and Charlynne Harris Fry were very involved students at Central, and they continue to find ways to be involved in their community and former high school. Charlynne and Vance...

Recent Central Graduate Flor Ramirez (’12) Excels as a Hair Stylist

RECENT CENTRAL GRADUATE FLOR RAMIREZ ('12) EXCELS AS A HAIR STYLIST -- Pictured is Flor Ramirez at her job styling a customer's hair.

Jack Graham, Videographer

October 28, 2019

Throughout its history, Central High School has produced numerous intelligent people that go on to succeed in the world; this is no exception to Central Alumna Flor Ramirez. A 2012 graduate, Ramirez enjoyed her time at Central, from the different classes that she took to the different groups she was...

Alumni Spotlight: Jadyn Snakenberg (’16) Returns to Central With Pride as a Student Teacher

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: JADYN SNAKENBERG ('16) RETURNS TO CENTRAL WITH PRIDE AS A STUDENT TEACHER -- Central Alumni Jadyn Snakenberg (left) with Jacob Denton (right) pose as 2016 Mr. and Ms. Central.

Bailey Brantingham, Head Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

Central is proud to produce successful students and give them a fun high school experience that makes them want to stay as long as they can. One of these students, Jadyn Snakenberg, graduated with the class of 2016 and has gained her Pounder Pride once again as she returns to Central as a student teacher. "My...

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