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FELLOW CENTRAL ALUMNUS IS RUNNING FOR CHATTANOOGA CITY COUNCIL -- DAndre Anderson is running for District 8 City Council.

Central Alumnus D’Andre Anderson (2017) is Running for Chattanooga City Council

Zoey Greene, Staff Writer February 19, 2021

D'Andre Anderson graduated from Central with the class of 2017. For the past four years, he has been advocating for more student rights and greater environments for not only Chattanooga schools but for...

WINNIE WHEELER REFLECTS ON HER HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE AMID A WORLD WAR  -- Winnie Wheeler poses for picture taken by her son, Jeff Wheeler.

Alumni Spotlight: Winnie Wheeler (’46) Reflects on Her Experience at Central During War Times

Bailey Brantingham, Editor January 19, 2021

Over the years, many faces matriculate and graduate from Central High School. Many of these faces go on to become distinguished Central alumni, whether it be through the Alumni Association or just expressing...

ALUMNA SUZY HALL RETURNS TO TEACH IN HAMILTON COUNTY -- Alumna Suzy Hall embraces a Hunter Middle student.

Alumni Spotlight: Suzy Hall (’81) Shares Her Motivation to Become a Hamilton County Staff Member

Kendra Jones, Staff Writer November 30, 2020

Many Central alumni begin their teaching careers in Hamilton County schools. Among them is alumna Suzy Hall, who is Hunter Middle School's librarian.  Hall began her journey at Central in 1977. She...

THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF CENTRAL LEGEND CONNIE HAY -- Connie Hay pictured with his wife Naomi, with Coach Curt Jones (right), and with Former Principal Finley King (left).

The Life and Legacy of Central Legend Connie Hay

Luke Keown, Staff Writer November 20, 2020

If you have attended a Central sporting event over the last 40 years, chances are you have seen Connie Hay. From the 1970's up until his passing in 2019, Connie Hay was devoted to Central High. Connie...

FROM PLAYER TO COACH -- Coach Sandrea Sylman was one of the Lady Pounders star players during her time on the team. File photo from 2014.

Former Central Students Sandrea Sylman and Madison Rogers Named as New Girls’ Basketball Coaches

Grayson Catlett, Columnist November 16, 2020

It is always comforting to see alumni return to Central with hopes to add more character to the school that they once attended. This year, in lieu of Rick May's resignation as girls' basketball head coach,...

RUTH RAMSEY CELEBRATES 100 -- Alumna Ruth Ramsey celebrates her 100th birthday.

Central Alumna Ruth DeSha Ramsey Celebrates 100

Sarah Katheron Latham, Assistant Editor November 10, 2020

Bertie Ruth DeSha Ramsey is a Central alumna from the class of 1939, and she recently celebrated her 100 birthday.  She was born and raised in Chattanooga. While she was not heavily involved at Central,...

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

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

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...

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

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

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 Farmer Ratz, had Central Spirit running through her veins even before she entered...

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

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

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...

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

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

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
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