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The Central Digest

The student news site of Chattanooga Central High School

The Central Digest

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: HARVARD GRADUATE RICHARD RICKY COOKE (62) CONTINUES TO EXHIBIT VALOR AND SUPPORTIVENESS -- Ricky Cooke’s consistent involvement in Central’s extracurricular activities has helped prepare him to serve his own country and be accepted into one of the nation’s most prestigious colleges, Harvard University.

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...

JERRY SUMMERS (CLASS OF 59) REFLECTS ON TIME AT CENTRAL BEFORE HIS 53 YEAR LONG CAREER AS A LAWYER -- Jerry Summers recalls fond memories of Central before he attended university and became a successful 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,...

ALUMNI DENISE KNOWLES-CHAMBERS (‘85) REFLECTS ON SUCCESS DURING HER HIGH SCHOOL CAREER -- Denise Knowles-Chambers and Ronnie Baker are depicted being crowned Mr. and Miss Central.

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...

CENTRAL ALUM GREG WILSON WORKS AS A SUCCESSFUL WELDER FOR ASTEC INDUSTRIES — Greg Wilson decided to kickstart his career through a vocational education, which has landed him a successful job as a welder at 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...

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI INDUCTEE, DR. PAULA JO SPENCE-EVANS, MD, DEDICATES HER LIFE TO SERVING OTHERS -- Dr. Paula Jo Spence-Evans has aided a multitude of people, excelling as an exemplary doctor in the medical field.

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...

ALUMNI STEPHEN KING PROSPERS AS THE OWNER OF NICOS SALON -- Stephen King has went on create and manage his very own business thanks to skills and values he was taught at Central.

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...

1972 CENTRAL GRADUATE MARY RUSSELL THRIVES IN HER HORSE CARE CAREER -- Here we see Russells senior year book picture of 1972, as she looks out in optimism.

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...

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI JUDY REICH CONTINUES TO SHARE HER LOVE FOR MUSIC -- Judy Reich has a great passion for music and excels at what she does, proving her tremendous dedication.

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...

ALBERT RAY COLEMAN (‘45) IS INDUCTED INTO DISTINGUISHED LUMNI HALL OF FAME — Albert Ray Coleman went on to fill a multitude of significant positions after graduating from Central, including serving our country in World War II and excelling as an educational and athletic administrator.

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...

BETTY JOLLY, (‘45) HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE, CONTINUES LEGACY OF VOLUNTEERING FOR THOSE IN NEED -- Distinguished alumni, Betty Jolly, dedicates her time to volunteer work and her self-created insurance business.

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

Cassandra Castillo, Associate Editor May 13, 2019

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...