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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Betty Jolly, (‘45) Hall of Fame Inductee, Continues Her Legacy of Volunteering for Those in Need

Betty Jolly, (‘45) Hall of Fame Inductee, Continues Her Legacy of Volunteering for Those in Need

Cassandra Castillo, Associate Editor

May 13, 2019


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Central's annual tradition of Senior Day, which recognizes the current graduating class, as well as those who graduated before them. Each year, former graduates are nominated and inducted to the Central High School Hall of Fame and recognized as distinguished alumni. They are people who have shown exceptional...

Candace McLean (’04) Always Works Hard to Help Children in Need

Candace McLean (’04) Always Works Hard to Help Children in Need

Kirstin Langton, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019


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Helping others is one of the best deeds that one can do. Candace McLean, who graduated from Central in 2004, works to do whatever she can to help children in need. During high school, McLean was only an average student, as she did not enjoy education and learning at the time. After starting college,...

Central Alumnus, Chuck Flora, Reflects on his Successful High School Career

Central Alumnus, Chuck Flora, Reflects on his Successful High School Career

Abby Young, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019


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Every student at Central contributes to the school's overall success and atmosphere in their own way. Few students, however, go above and beyond the expected standards. Alumnus Charles "Chuck" Flora is an exceptional example of a student who went beyond the norm to enhance Central overall. Flora began...

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