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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

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...

Alumni Spotlight: Harvard Graduate Richard “Ricky” Cooke (’62) Continues to Exhibit Valor and Supportiveness

Alumni Spotlight: Harvard Graduate Richard “Ricky” Cooke (’62) Continues to Exhibit Valor and Supportiveness

Cassandra Castillo, Copy Editor

October 3, 2019

Those who have fond memories of high school are usually students who were actively participating in extracurricular activities on campus. Central has had many alumni who have received many opportunities to do what they enjoy after graduating high school; this includes Class of 1962 Alumnus Richard Cooke. Cooke...

Jerry Summers (Class of ’59) Reflects on Time at Central Before His 53 Year Long Career as a Lawyer

Jerry Summers (Class of ’59) Reflects on Time at Central Before His 53 Year Long Career as a Lawyer

DayOnna Carson, Editor-in-Chief

September 16, 2019

Most everyone attributes their high school years as a time of transformative growth and self discovery. Over all the years that Central has been around, a multitude of students have went on to become successful, active members of members of society. That is no different for alumnus Jerry Summers. "Central...

Alumni Denise Knowles-Chambers (‘85) Reflects on Success During Her High School Career

Alumni Denise Knowles-Chambers (‘85) Reflects on Success During Her High School Career

Dylan Muccino, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019

Looking back on your high school career can sometimes be sad, but Denise Knowles-Chambers feels only success as she recalls her accomplishments at Central High. During her freshman year, she was ecstatic to be chosen as a majorette in the Central High Band under the leadership of Mr. Robert Chandler....

Central Alum Greg Wilson Works as a Successful Welder for Astec Industries

Central Alum Greg Wilson Works as a Successful Welder for Astec Industries

Dakota Wootan

May 21, 2019

Not everyone takes the traditional educational route of going through elementary school, middle school, high school, and college. Oftentimes, it is implied by educators and parents that without a college education one cannot make a decent income or live comfortably, which can be pretty unsettling to...

Distinguished Alumni Inductee, Dr. Paula Jo Spence-Evans, MD, Dedicates Her Life to Serving Others

Distinguished Alumni Inductee, Dr. Paula Jo Spence-Evans, MD, Dedicates Her Life to Serving Others

DayOnna Carson, Assistant Editor

May 20, 2019

Most people can agree that certain professions require an involved sense of dedication and skill which can only be fulfilled by individuals with perseverance and a natural desire to help others. This is true for both emergency and internal medicine, which are Central alumni Dr. Paula Jo Spence-Evans,...

Alum Stephen King Prospers as the Owner of Nicos Salon

Alum Stephen King Prospers as the Owner of Nicos Salon

Marshall Sims, Staff Writer

May 18, 2019

Over the years, Central High School has produced thousands of successful individuals. Among these graduates is alumni Stephen "Scooter" King from the Class of 1987. After his years of high school, he decided work hard and further his education in pursuit of a career in a field that he loved: hairdressing. "[I...

1972 Central Graduate Mary Russell Thrives in Her Horse Care Career

1972 Central Graduate Mary Russell Thrives in Her Horse Care Career

Jaheim Williams, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

Many people in the workforce dread their jobs and think that making money is a chore for them. However, people who do what they love typically do not regard their job as work. If one has a career that they are passionate for, they will most likely find their job to be much more easy than an undesirable...

Distinguished Alumni Judy Reich Continues to Share her Love for Music

Distinguished Alumni Judy Reich Continues to Share her Love for Music

Abby Young, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

The month of May is a time of seniors bidding farewell Central High; it is a time of recognizing the graduating class with Senior Day. However, the seniors are not the only people the school acknowledges on this special day. On this day, administrators induct Central High School graduates and supporters...

Albert Ray Coleman (’45) is Inducted Into Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame

Albert Ray Coleman (’45) is Inducted Into Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame

Blake Catlett, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

It is not unusual for Central Alumni to stay in the area. However, very few of those alumni go on to make an impact as great as Albert Ray Coleman did. Coleman, after serving in World War II, returned to the Chattanooga area to teach, coach, and mentor students at several high schools in the area. Coleman...

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