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The Central Digest

The student news site of Chattanooga Central High School

The Central Digest

SMILING DIGEST STAFF -- Members of the Spring 2022 Central Digest staff are (front row, left to right) Alyssia Crowe, Kendra Jones, Bailey Moore, Breanna Long, Katie Garnand, Karleigh Schwarzl (second row) Kaitlyn Morales, Isabelle Moody, Amber Burchfield, Meryl Turner, Miracle Strickland, Izzy Martin (back row) William Burroughs, Luke Keown, Dariah Bradley, Carson Simms, and Ryan Brown.

Have a Great Summer!

May 27, 2022

Click here to hear the 1961 band play the alma mater Thank you for all your support this challenging school year. We are Central!

NEW DRESS CODE ENFORCEMENT POLICY PROMPTS VARYING RESPONSES FROM TEACHERS AND STUDENTS -- The Central dress code consists of khaki pants, grade level colored polo, and school colored and approved outerwear.

Students Take Vote On New Dress Code For Next School Year

Meryl Turner, Staff Writer May 20, 2022

Many students at Central High School disapprove of the current dress code. Administrators require students to wear khakis along with a polo of the assigned color for their grade. Freshmen wear purple,...

Mr. and Ms. Central nominees.

Michael Watson and Chloe Barbee Crowned 2022 Mr. And Ms. Central

Meryl Turner, Staff Writer May 19, 2022

      The long-awaited crowning for 2022's Mr. and Ms. Central took place on Friday, May 13 inside Central's gymnasium. Michael Watson earned the title of Mr. Central, and Chloe...

RETIREMENT AHEAD  -- Sgt. Maj. Franklin will retire from Central High at the end of the 2021-22 school year.

JROTC Instructor Ricky Franklin Retires After 14 Years Of Teaching

Breanna Long, Staff Writer May 18, 2022

Central will be losing a staff member going into the next school year; Ricky Franklin, Central High School's JROTC Instructor, has been teaching at Central for five years. Before pursuing a path in...


2022-23 Cheerleaders Selling ‘#CentralStrong’ Decals

Alyssia Crowe, Staff Writer May 17, 2022

Have you got Central Fever? Do you bubble over with Purple Pounder pride? If so, show it off with a new "#CentralStrong" cling decal being sold by the 2022-23 cheer squad. "I am wanting to sell these...

PHIL AND JUDY CROWE STEP UP TO GET STAFF, STUDENTS, AND PARENTS EXCITED ABOUT CENTRAL- Central is hoping to see some new changes brought to the school for the 2022-2023 school year.

Phil and Judy Crowe Step Up to get Staff, Students, and Parents Excited About Central

Amber Burchfield, Staff Writer May 16, 2022

With the 2021-2022 school year coming to an end, there are many changes that are taking place at the home of the Purple Pounders. One change being made is the hopes of PTA, funds being raised for teachers,...

Mrs. Alexander standing with senior, after having given them their scholarship.

Seniors Awarded Scholarships On Senior Night

Breanna Long, Staff Writer May 15, 2022

On Friday, May 13th, Central High School held a 'senior night' in order to congratulate and celebrate the seniors who will be graduating and leaving Central behind this year. At this event, various teachers,...

FRAU. DOBBS HONORED AS CLASS OF 2022 DEDICATORY -- After 27 years in education, Frau. Mariea Dobbs was selected as the 2022 class dedicatory.

‘Herzliche Glückwünsche!’ to Frau. Dobbs, Class of 2022 Dedicatory

Katie Garnand, Staff Writer May 15, 2022

If Mrs. Mariea Dobbs, longtime German teacher at Central High, had one thing to say to this year's senior class, it might be "Herzliche Glückwünsche." That same phrase, which means "congratulations"...

Mrs. Broussard in front of her classroom

A New Donation for the Positivity Club

Ryan Brown, Staff Writer May 13, 2022

The Positivity Club has been gifted $750 by the Alumni Association to help with their efforts to make Central High School a more positive place, fun-filled environment. Mrs. Broussard, the teacher who...

The Old Kiln is Out!!

The New Kiln is Killing It!

Isabelle Martin, Staff Writer May 13, 2022

The art room is getting a brand new kiln! It's a 208 voltage single phase kiln that is fully electric and can operate safely without anyone monitoring it. This new kiln can reach up to 1800 degrees, so...

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