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The Central Digest

The student news site of Chattanooga Central High School

The Central Digest

Alumni Spotlight: Melony Martin Continues to Show School Spirit As Band Booster President

Kaylee York, Staff Writer May 6, 2018

It seems like year after year, Central loses it's best students. However, some come back to do good for the school, or they go on to do bigger and better things. Melony Martin, who graduated in 1993, is...

SARA WALKER CONTINUES TO SUCCEED AFTER GRADUATING FROM CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL --  Sara Walker shows her excitement after graduating from the University of Tennessee.

Alumni Spotlight: Sara Walker Continues to Display Success Following High School Graduation

Bailey Brantingham, Staff Writer May 4, 2018

Many students are faced with the tough decision of choosing a career. This was no different for Central High School alumna, Sara Walker. Sara Walker attended Central High School in 2007 and graduated...

ALUMNI STORY: SHELLEY PRITCHARD CONTINUES TO LEAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON STUDENTS--Shelley Pritchard sits in her office, ready to help students accomplish their dreams.

Alumni Spotlight: Shelley Pritchard Continues to Leave a Positive Impact on Students

Madi Blackburn, Staff Writer May 4, 2018

Ms. Shelley Pritchard, an assistant principal at Signal Mountain Middle/High School, has contributed to the illustrious reputation of Central's alumni in the years following her graduation. Once a Central...

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: MRS. JUDY PHILLIPS CONTINUES TO SHOW HER SUPPORT FOR  CENTRAL -- Mr. King poses for a picture with Mrs. Judy PhillIps (far right) and the rest of the Alumni officers.

Alumni Spotlight: Mrs. Judy Phillips Continues to Show Her Support for Central

Haylee Smith, Columnist March 22, 2018

Mrs. Judy Phillips, from the class of 1960, has played a crucial role in Central High School's alumni for many years with an ongoing legacy. As the former secretary for Central's Alumni association, she...

ZACH AMES: WRITER, COMEDIAN, MUSICIAN -- Zach Ames Performing with his band, Ogre Mage.

Alumni Spotlight: Zach Ames, Muscian, Comedian, Writer

John Britt, Staff Writer February 22, 2018

It could be said that a good amount of students dream of going to live in Los AngelesĀ and living the life of an entertainer. However, most people do not ever achieve this goal. The ones that end up doing...

THE PATH TO SUCCESS -- Students receive academic help at Every Valley Leadership Academy, Ron Lowes non-profit organization that helps many students in the area.

Alumni Spotlight: Ron Lowe Continues to Help Tutor Teens

Blake Catlett, Staff Writer January 31, 2018

Rob Lowe developed a strong desire for learning and knowledge at Central, which introduced him up to tutoring opportunities later on in his life. His educators at Central individually inspired his love...

AMY CLAY AND HER FAMILY -- Amy Clay (left), her husband, Ken Clay (middle), and their daughter, McKensie (right) enjoy a day together.

Alumni Spotlight: Amy Clay Reminisces About Central’s Influence

Sam Helmholtz, Staff Writer November 28, 2017

The staff at Central High School is hard working and inspiring. It is only natural that some of our alumni follow their example and begin their own teaching career. Amy Clay is one of such alumni that...

RYAN POOLE RETURNS TO CENTRAL -- (Left to right) Poole (2012) was copy editor of the Central Digest; Poole (2017) returned as an admissions representative of Sewanne University.

Alumni Spotlight: After Graduation, Ryan Poole says Sewanee ‘Still Feels Right’ as Counselor

Preston Fore, Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2017

Deciding where to attend college is a puzzle that is challenging for many high school seniors. With thousands of choices, one decision determines their home for the next few years of their life. After...

TOMMY YOUNGBLOOD FORMER CENTRAL FOOTBALL PLAYER, APPRECIATES HIS DAYS AS A CENTRAL STUDENT -- Tommy Youngblood, former central football star, now General Sales Manager at WDEF-TV.

Alumni Spotlight: Tommy Youngblood, Former Central Football Player, Appreciates His Days as a Central Student

Cassandra Castillo, Staff Writer October 2, 2017

Few people can say they walked the halls of both the old Central High School on Dodds Avenue and the current one on Highway 58. Tommy Youngblood, Central Alumnus, was fortunate enough to attend both schools...

POUNDER FROM PAST TO PRESENT -- A side by side of Staci White now (left) and her senior portrait from the Class of 1993 (right)

Alumni Spotlight: Staci White Continues to ‘Pound’ in the Medical Field

Jake Johns, Copy Editor September 27, 2017

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...