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The student news site of Chattanooga Central High School

The Central Digest

WE CALLED HIM COACH -- Pictured above is Jerry Summers new book on the life of Stan Farmer

New Book by Central Alumnus Jerry Summers Shines Light on Former Coach Stan Farmer

Blake Catlett, Staff Writer September 15, 2017

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...

DR. JOHN DYER ADDED TO CENTRAL HIGH HALL OF FAME -- Dr. John Dyer becomes recognized as a Central High School distinguished alumni

Dr. John Dyer Inducted into Central High Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame

Matthew Davis, Staff Writer May 19, 2017

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...

CENTRAL ROCKSTAR TAKES THE STAGE --Central alum, Barry Borden drums his way into the Alumni 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

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...

RYAN MARTIN REMINISCES ON PAST CENTRAL EXPERIENCES -- Ryan Martin stands in front of Central High Schools gymnasium.

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

Victoria Dutilly, Staff Writer April 25, 2017

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...

GET YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME  -- Central alumnus, Ashley Harper, continues her love for softball as head coach at Hixson High School.

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

Jared Eddy, Columnist April 20, 2017

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,...

MAY HIS LEGACY LIVE ON -- Tom Cole, a graduate of Central, will forever have a heart of purple and gold.

Tom Cole: A Central Legacy That Will Live on Forever

Savannah Smith, Editor-in-Chief April 18, 2017

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,...

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: ANDREA WALDROP -- Andrea Waldrop (right) and her high school friend Lauren Lindsey (left) at a  Samford University football game.

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

DayOnna Carson, Staff Writer March 28, 2017

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...

JULIE HOLDER (99) NOW WORKS AS AN INDEPENDENT PHOTOGRAPHER -- Holder has taken photographs for many, including NBC, Nate Berkus, and Rolling Stone Magazine.

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

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...

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: RANDALL BISSELL CONTINUES SERVICE FROM U.S. MARINE CORPS TO CHATTANOOGA POLICE DEPARTMENT -- Bissel express stands in both his Marine Corps uniform and poilce uniform to express his dedication to both.

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

Meghan Duncan, Staff Writer February 22, 2017

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...

CENTRAL ALUMNUS, BRANDON MCGEE, STILL BLEEDS PURPLE AND GOLD IN THE U.S. NAVY -- Graduate of Central in 2008, Brandon McGee reflects on his time at Central.

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

Savannah Smith, Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2017

"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...

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