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.

Steve Arnold (’72) Runs His Way Into Central’s Sports Hall Of Fame

Steve Arnold (’72) Runs His Way Into Central’s Sports Hall Of Fame

Savannah Smith, Editor-In-Chief

September 23, 2016


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Track superstar and Central High Alumni Steve Arnold not only graduated from Central in 1972, but was also nominated into Central's Sports Hall of Fame earlier this school year for his success in track. Arnold was not only involved in track, but also was very involved in many organizations at school...

Lucy Bottorff: From ROTC Queen to CHS Alumni Association President

Lucy Bottorff: From ROTC Queen to CHS Alumni Association President

Matthew Davis, Staff Writer

May 12, 2016


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Lucy Bottorff started Central High School in the 7th grade, graduated in 1960, is one of five kids to attend and graduate Central High, and part of an over 50 year-long family streak of Central High students. Bottorff was also part of the Miss Central court during her senior year, and was crowned...

Brother-Sister Valedictorians Credit Their Success to Academic Rigor at Central High

Brother-Sister Valedictorians Credit Their Success to Academic Rigor at Central High

Preston Fore, Staff Writer

May 3, 2016


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Central High School has always encouraged its students to follow their dreams and strive for greatness. Dr. Sandy Wilson, along with his sister, Frances, were nothing less of exceptional throughout their years at Central, in college, and afterwards in their careers. Both siblings graduated as valedictorian...

From the Merry Mac Club to May Day, Martha Blabon Fondly Remembers Central High School

From the Merry Mac Club to May Day, Martha Blabon Fondly Remembers Central High School

Hannah Stone, Columnist

March 24, 2016


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When Central Alumni Martha Faye Blabon retired from her banking job in Florida, she moved back to her beloved home town of Chattanooga, Tennessee. After such a long time away, one would think the new retiree might become lonely. However, Mrs. Blabon fell back with the same old friends she made during...

2010 Central Graduate Ryan Adams Working Towards a P.h.D

2010 Central Graduate Ryan Adams Working Towards a P.h.D

Shelby Campbell, Staff Writer

March 21, 2016


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Central High School has hundreds of accomplished alumni members, including Ryan Adams, a Central graduate who has gone on to do some incredible things. During his time at Central, Adams was an honor student who juggled dual enrollment classes on top of all of his other classes and electives. Though,...

Former Central Student Nikki Henegar Smith Reminisces on High School Years

Former Central Student Nikki Henegar Smith Reminisces on High School Years

Celisia Snakenberg, Staff Writer

March 9, 2016


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Nikki Henegar Smith graduated from Central High School in 1995 with an Honors Diploma. She did not play any sports, but she was a member of the Student Council, Tri-Hi-Y, and the French Club. Nikki thoroughly enjoyed high school, especially the social aspect of it. "Some of my favorite memories of...

Jessica Scott (’02) Went From Softball Star to Physician’s Assistant

Jessica Scott (’02) Went From Softball Star to Physician’s Assistant

Josh Sizemore, Staff Writer

March 3, 2016


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Central High School prepares its graduates to go into nearly any field in the career world. Jessica Scott is a Central alum who graduated in 2002 and now works as a physician's assistant for Dr. Jay Jolley at Southeastern Spine, which has been open since 2012. "Some kids you just know are going to...

Powerlifting Event at the Grit House is a Success

Powerlifting Event at the Grit House is a Success

Matthew Davis, Staff Writer

February 22, 2016


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The Southern Powerlifting Federation held an event at the Grit House in Cleveland on August 31. Overall, there were 42 competitors at this event from the Chattanooga and Knoxville area, seven of which were members of the Grit House. Owner Nathan King was happy to use his facilities for this event as...

Eric Dill, Class of ’99, Still Has an Impact on the Harrison-Ooltewah Area

Eric Dill, Class of ’99, Still Has an Impact on the Harrison-Ooltewah Area

Jadyn Snakenberg, Copy Editor

January 29, 2016


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Central High School impacts its students in ways few other high schools do. Alumni are proud to be a part of the history and tradition of such a great school, and many of them continue to serve Central years after they have graduated. One of these alums is Eric Dill, who graduated from Central in 1999....

David Wilson (’66) Edited the Digest, Worked 40 Years in Credit Union

Allie Nedeau, Editor-in-Chief

January 8, 2016


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Alumni, David Wilson served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Central Digest in 1966. The Central Digest was originally an actual newspaper that was published on a weekly basis. "The Digest was very popular, students couldn't wait for it to be published! It was a weekly event," stated Mr. David Wilson. The...

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