The Central Digest

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A Reintroduction to Marcus Dotson

A REINTRODUCTION TO MARCUS DOTSON -- SRO Marcus Dotson working in his office in the main office.

Grayson Catlett, Columnist

September 10, 2020

Amid all of the new additions to Central's staff, one of them is familiar to some. Marcus Dotson, a former school resource officer, has returned to Central after serving four years at Washington Alternative Learning Center; he is replacing Paul Soyster, who held the position for the majority of the time...

Hamilton County Enters Phase Three of COVID-19 Opening Schedule

HAMILTON COUNTY ENTERS PHASE THREE OF COVID-19 OPENING SCHEDULE -- Pictured is the updated Hamilton County Schools Phase Tracker found at

Blake Catlett, Editor

September 1, 2020

On Monday, August 31, Hamilton County entered Phase Three of their COVID-19 response for the 2020-21 school year. Hamilton County is recording roughly 1500 confirmed cases of COVID-19, which meets the requirements to transition into Phase Three. This phase requires that all students that have not opted...

Catlett, Brantingham, Schwarzl, and Latham Will Serve as 2020-2021 Central Digest Editors

CATLETT, BRANTINGHAM, SCHWARZL, AND LATHAM WILL SERVE AS 2020-2021 CENTRAL DIGEST EDITORS -- Pictured is the Central Digest staff from this school year.

Sarah Katheron Latham, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

The class of 2020 is graduating, and they are leaving big shoes to fill. This year the Central Digest's editor positions will be filled by Juniors Blake Catlett and Bailey Brantingham, Sophomore Karleigh Schwarzl, and Freshman Sarah Katheron Latham. These students will lead the 2020-2021 Central Digest...

Hamilton County Students Now Only Required to Earn Three Science Credits to Graduate

HAMILTON COUNTY STUDENTS NOW ONLY REQUIRED TO EARN THREE SCIENCE CREDITS TO GRADUATE -- Hamilton County students are now only required to have three science credits to graduate instead of four.

Bailey Brantingham, Head Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

Recently, it was announced by Hamilton County that all district schools would now only need to require students to earn three science credits in order to graduate instead of four. This update has come at a good time and brings some relief to stressful students during the uncertainty of school closures. Although...

Student Fees and Ticket Purchases are in the Process of Being Refunded

STUDENT FEES AND TICKET PURCHASES ARE IN THE PROCESS OF BEING REFUNDED -- The bookkeeping office at Central is hard at work organizing refund checks for students and parents.

DayOnna Carson, Editor in Chief

May 6, 2020

Almost everyone is aware of the multitude of event cancellations worldwide that resulted from of the spread of Coronavirus. This has caused many students and parents to wonder how they can receive refunds for all the school trips that will no longer be happening, as well as spring sports fees. “Refunds...

Class Night Cancellation Leaves Scholarship Awarding Uncertain

THE CANCELATION OF CLASS NIGHT LEAVES THE AWARDING OF SCHOLARSHIPS UNCERTAIN -- Due to school activities being cancelled, the administration plans to recognize recipients in a different way.

Cassandra Castillo, Copy Editor

May 6, 2020

Memorable senior events, including Class Night, were to have taken place earlier this month. However, seeing that these events have been cancelled, scholarships will not be awarded on the original date of May 7, which would have been Class Night. This year, the administration thought it would be best to ho...

Sarah Katheron Latham and Riley Martin are Recognized as Carson Scholars

SARAH KATHERON LATHAM AND RILEY MARTIN ARE RECOGNIZED AS CARSON SCHOLARS -- Freshman Sarah Katheron Latham and Junior Riley Martin are being recognized as Ben Carson Scholars for their second time now.

DayOnna Carson, Editor in Chief

April 30, 2020

Freshman Sarah Katheron Latham and Junior Riley Martin were recently recognized as Carson Scholars by the Carson Scholars Fund, founded by Ben and Candy Carson. "The Carson Scholars program is used to recognize students who the faculty at a school believe are a strong leaders who seek to improve t...

Central Digest is Named an SNO Website of Distinction for the Fourth Year in a Row

CENTRAL DIGEST NAMED AN SNO WEBSITE OF DISTINCTION FOR THE FOURTH YEAR IN A ROW -- Pictured is the Central Digest staff earlier in the school year.

Blake Catlett, Assistant Editor

April 29, 2020

"Honor is synonymous with Central spirit." Central's motto rings true throughout the hallways, year in and year out. For the fourth year in a row, the Central Digest staff has upheld this statement by earning the title of a Website of Distinction from School Newspapers Online (SNO), who is the website...

Central Faculty Update Students On the Status of National Honor Society and Beta Club

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY AND BETA CLUB MEMBERS ARE STILL ON TRACK TO BE INDUCTED NEXT SCHOOL YEAR-- Although school shutdowns have produced many bumps in the road concerning school activities, Central's National Honor Society and Beta Club leaders are working hard to figure out the next steps in the programs.

Bailey Brantingham, Head Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

It was recently announced that all schools in Hamilton County will remain closed and virtual learning will continue for the rest of the school year. This statement has left both students and teachers wondering about the status of organizations, sports, and clubs throughout the school. Two major organizations...

Yearbook Printing and Delivery are Delayed Due to Social Distancing

YEARBOOK PRINTING AND DELIVERY ARE DELAYED DUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING -- Yearbook pages for April and May this year include information about the COVID-19 pandemic

Sarah Katheron Latham, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students will not return to school buildings for the rest of the school year in order to keep people safe.  It has caused several complications with end of the year events and procedures: graduation, prom, senior day, awards, collection of textbooks and Chromebooks, and...

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