The Central Digest

  • Book club meeting will be moved to Wed., Jan. 23 in B108. See Ms. White for information.

  • Talk to a National Honor Society member Mon., Wed., or Fri. during lunch to donate in support of Erlanger Oncology Jan. 16-31.

  • Robotics and SkillsUSA pictures will be held on Thurs., Jan. 17 in Bright's classroom.

  • There will be a prom committee meeting for juniors on Wed., Jan. 16 in E103.

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...

Alumni Spotlight: Ryan Martin, An Undefeated Professional Boxer, Reminisces On Past Central Experiences

Alumni Spotlight: Ryan Martin, An Undefeated Professional Boxer, Reminisces On Past Central Experiences

Victoria Dutilly, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


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Ryan Martin, an undefeated professional boxer, was born and raised in Chattanooga. He became interested in boxing when he was seven years old and trained at West Side Boxing Gym. He attended Brown Middle School and Central High School during his academic career. Now as a 24 year old, he recently won...

Alumni Spotlight: Ashley Harper Continues Her Love for Softball as Head Coach at Hixson High

Alumni Spotlight: Ashley Harper Continues Her Love for Softball as Head Coach at Hixson High

Jared Eddy, Columnist

April 20, 2017


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Many alumni from Central High School are doing what they love.  Ashley Harper, Class of 2009, is living out her passion everyday teaching students English at Hixson High School.  Along with teaching, she is also the head coach of softball  and assistant coach of the basketball team. "There are...

Tom Cole: A Central Legacy That Will Live on Forever

Tom Cole: A Central Legacy That Will Live on Forever

Savannah Smith, Editor-in-Chief

April 18, 2017


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Tavis Smiley, a well known writer once said that, "The choices we make about the lives we live determine the kinds of legacies we leave," and Tom Cole, a proud and faithful alumni of Central High School, will always have his legacy remembered for centuries at his alma mater. Cole, a graduate of Central...

Alumni Spotlight: Andrea Waldrop, from Class of ’00 to CVS Pharmacist

Alumni Spotlight: Andrea Waldrop, from Class of ’00 to CVS Pharmacist

DayOnna Carson, Staff Writer

March 28, 2017


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Andrea Waldrop looks back at her high school years as a time full of fond memories and the formation of many life long friendships. Graduating with the Class of 2000, Waldrop used the knowledge from her high school experience as she pursued her career in medicine. "I loved my time at Central. I was...

Alumni Spotlight: Julie Holder’s Photography Career Has Led Her to Work With NBC, Rolling Stone, and Nate Berkus

Alumni Spotlight: Julie Holder’s Photography Career Has Led Her to Work With NBC, Rolling Stone, and Nate Berkus

Preston Fore, Assistant Editor

March 14, 2017


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As senior class president for the class of 1999, Julie Holder probably would not have believed you if you told her she would one day photograph Ronnie Wood, one of the Rolling Stones, for Rolling Stone magazine. However, she did know her love and strong desire to live in New York City. "We took a...

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