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Alumni Spotlight: Zach Ames, Muscian, Comedian, Writer

Alumni Spotlight: Zach Ames, Muscian, Comedian, Writer

John Britt, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018


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It could be said that a good amount of students dream of going to live in Los Angeles and living the life of an entertainer. However, most people do not ever achieve this goal. The ones that end up doing that have to work hard and be brave enough to handle going to somewhere that they do not know. Zach...

Alumni Spotlight: Ron Lowe Continues to Help Tutor Teens

Alumni Spotlight: Ron Lowe Continues to Help Tutor Teens

Blake Catlett, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


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Rob Lowe developed a strong desire for learning and knowledge at Central, which introduced him up to tutoring opportunities later on in his life. His educators at Central individually inspired his love for learning and shaped him into what he is today. They gave him the specific tools he needed to succeed...

Alumni Spotlight: Amy Clay Reminisces About Central’s Influence

Alumni Spotlight: Amy Clay Reminisces About Central’s Influence

Sam Helmholtz, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


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The staff at Central High School is hard working and inspiring. It is only natural that some of our alumni follow their example and begin their own teaching career. Amy Clay is one of such alumni that have dedicated their lives to teaching. Now, she is an English teacher at Sequoyah High School. "I...

Alumni Spotlight: After Graduation, Ryan Poole says Sewanee ‘Still Feels Right’ as Counselor

Alumni Spotlight: After Graduation, Ryan Poole says Sewanee ‘Still Feels Right’ as Counselor

Preston Fore, Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2017


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Deciding where to attend college is a puzzle that is challenging for many high school seniors. With thousands of choices, one decision determines their home for the next few years of their life. After post-graduation internship at Sewanee's Office of Admissions, Central class of 2013 grad Ryan Poole...

Alumni Spotlight: Tommy Youngblood, Former Central Football Player, Appreciates His Days as a Central Student

Alumni Spotlight: Tommy Youngblood, Former Central Football Player, Appreciates His Days as a Central Student

Cassandra Castillo, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


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Few people can say they walked the halls of both the old Central High School on Dodds Avenue and the current one on Highway 58. Tommy Youngblood, Central Alumnus, was fortunate enough to attend both schools during his high school career between the 7th and the 12th grade, in the years of '65 through...

Alumni Spotlight: Staci White Continues to ‘Pound’ in the Medical Field

Alumni Spotlight: Staci White Continues to ‘Pound’ in the Medical Field

Jake Johns, Copy Editor

September 27, 2017


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Central High School overflows with an enormous assortment of talents and is always producing amazing alumni. Staci White (formerly known as Stacey Dimick), a Central graduate from the Class of 1993, is no exception. Since her days as a Purple Pounder, White has gone on to become an X-ray Tech for Memorial...

Alumni Spotlight: Monte Coulter Goes From Purple Pounder to UTC Professor

Alumni Spotlight: Monte Coulter Goes From Purple Pounder to UTC Professor

Matthew Davis, Assistant Editor

September 25, 2017


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Central High School produces great amounts of talent and success. Graduates of the school go on to become teachers, lawyers, doctors, and even musicians. One of these graduates is Doctor Monte Coulter, director of percussion studies at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. "I loved playing in...

New Book by Central Alumnus Jerry Summers Shines Light on Former Coach Stan Farmer

New Book by Central Alumnus Jerry Summers Shines Light on Former Coach Stan Farmer

Blake Catlett, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


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Stan Farmer was not only an amazing educator and coach at Central, but a  World War II veteran as well. He was an excellent influence at Central High School during his time. He helped many students off and on campus. Jerry Summers captures all of this in his new book reflecting on the life of Stan Farmer. Stan...

Dr. John Dyer Inducted into Central High Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame

Dr. John Dyer Inducted into Central High Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame

Matthew Davis, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017


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Dr. John Dyer was born on Signal Mountain on September 28, 1936. He lived there for a large portion of his childhood but eventually moved off the mountain for school. Dyer graduated from Central High School as part of the Class of 1954. He then went on to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga,...

Southern Rock and Roll Artist, Barry Borden (’72) Drums His Way In The Central Hall of Fame

Southern Rock and Roll Artist, Barry Borden (’72)  Drums His Way In The Central Hall of Fame

Savannah Smith, Editor-in-Chief

May 9, 2017


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Shakespeare once said that "If music be the food of love, play on." and that is what Central alumnus Barry Borden has been living by for the past 45 years. Borden, graduating in 1972, has been living his rock'n'roll lifestyle ever since he left his alma mater. From small bands, including Mother's...

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