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: Randall Bissell Continues Service From U.S Marine Corps to Chattanooga Police Department

Alumni Spotlight: Randall Bissell Continues Service From U.S Marine Corps to Chattanooga Police Department

Meghan Duncan, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


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Randall Bissell was an average high school student who played soccer and maintained decent grades through his high school career. Bissell graduated from Central in 2000, but for him, the years after school is what has counted the most. Shortly after Bissell graduated high school, he joined the United...

Central Alumnus, Brandon McGee, Still Bleeds Purple and Gold in the U.S. Navy

Central Alumnus, Brandon McGee, Still Bleeds Purple and Gold in the U.S. Navy

Savannah Smith, Editor-in-Chief

February 16, 2017


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"Non Sibi Sed Patriae," is the motto for the United States Navy that means "Not for self, but country," and is the motivation that alumnus, Brandon McGee, has lived by since he graduated from Central High School in 2008. At Central, McGee was an image of a phenomenal student. On top of having good...

Retired from EPB, Gary Hughes (’64) is Now a Champion Fisherman

Retired from EPB, Gary Hughes (’64) is Now a Champion Fisherman

Shelby Campbell, Copy Editor

January 24, 2017


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Central High School alum Gary Hughes graduated from Central High School in 1964 with a B plus average and a lifetime supply of memories and stories that will never grow old. During his time as a Purple Pounder, Hughes was always involved with his student body, from being a hard-working student, to...

Alumni Spotlight: Nikolay Timoshchuk Still Excelling in Football

Alumni Spotlight: Nikolay Timoshchuk Still Excelling in Football

Hannah Walker, Video Editor

December 12, 2016


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Nikolay Timoshchuk, a 2012 Central graduate and a previous player for the Tennessee Volunteers, the Chattanooga Mocs, and the Charleston Southern Buccaneers, is reliving his legacy at Central High School. "Over my football career I have been able to accumulate three rings for being part of three conference...

Alumni Spotlight: Craig Staton, From Central Student to Chemical Engineer

Alumni Spotlight: Craig Staton, From Central Student to Chemical Engineer

Eleanor Simmons, Staff Writer

November 22, 2016


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Have you ever wondered what it is like to hold all the responsibility in your hands? Craig Staton, the manager of process and packaging operations three for Chattem incorporation, currently works hard to make sure that everything on a day to day basis happens smooth and efficiently. "I currently...

Alumni Spotlight: WRCB-TV Host Ken Nicholson was Mr. Central 2005

Alumni Spotlight: WRCB-TV Host Ken Nicholson was Mr. Central 2005

Jacob Johns, Business Manager

November 14, 2016


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From Senior Class President to Mr. Central, Ken Nicholson had a very eventful time while he was at Central. After graduating in 2005, he attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. After graduating from UTC, Nicholson began working in news. "I did freelance journalism for 3 years and moved...

After Finishing Degrees in Both Psychology and Counseling, Sokari Atkins Now Working for ESPN as Cheerleading Judge

After Finishing Degrees in Both Psychology and Counseling, Sokari Atkins Now Working for ESPN as Cheerleading Judge

Brittney Hoang, Staff Writer

October 24, 2016


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Having graduated from Central High School in 2008, Sokari Atkins finally finished her education last year when she graduated from Lee University with a bachelor's degree in psychology, a master's in counseling psychology, a post-master's in school counseling, and certificates in judging cheerleading...

Season’s Last Home Football Game Is Dedicated to Alumnus and Football Star Tom Cole

Season’s Last Home Football Game Is Dedicated to Alumnus and Football Star Tom Cole

Savannah Smith, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2016


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Tom Cole, a 1983 graduate from Central High School, is reminiscing about his glory days in the Central High football stadium this upcoming Senior Night home game versus Sequoyah High School on October 21st. Cole was very involved during his time at Central, being apart of many clubs and organizations,...

Alumni Spotlight: Emily Seiter Misses the Simple Life of the 80’s.

Alumni Spotlight: Emily Seiter Misses the Simple Life of the 80’s.

Brittney Hoang, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016


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Twenty-nine years after graduating as a part of the Central class of 1987, Mrs. Emily Seiter has become an adoring mother as well as a passionate nurse. Seiter enjoys gardening, cheering on the Tennessee Volunteers, and cruising in Corvettes with her husband, in addition to being a Lenoir City High School...

Alumni Spotlight: A ‘Greater Power’ Led Amanda McKinney to Her Teaching Career

Alumni Spotlight: A ‘Greater Power’ Led Amanda McKinney to Her Teaching Career

Preston Fore, Assistant Editor

September 29, 2016


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When Amanda McKinney graduated from Chattanooga Central High School in 1992, her goal was to major in photo journalism. After the major program was discontinued at Tennessee Wesleyan University, she turned to a major that she despised the thought of as a senior in high school: teaching. "I was so...

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