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The student news site of Chattanooga Central High School

The Central Digest

The student news site of Chattanooga Central High School

The Central Digest

NATHAN DAWSON GETS GRANT TO BUILD COMPUTERS -- Nathan Dawson works on one of the computers bought with grant

Nathan Dawson Receives Grant to Fund Computer Building

Zoey Greene, Staff Writer April 26, 2021

Nathan Dawson is the Physics and Physical World Concepts teacher here at Central. Dawson is very adamant about teaching students not only about science but technology as well. Recently, he was awarded...

NEW BUSINESS CLASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN 2021 -- Teachers have posted several flyers in the hallway to raise awareness and encourage students to sign up for new business classes.

New Business Classes Will be Available in Fall 2021

Haroun Ghazi, Staff Writer April 26, 2021

Central High will be introducing more business classes in the Fall of 2021. The course is offered to all students and will be taught in a three part program.  Sign-ups for these business classes are...

Hamilton County residents who are 16 years and older  are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Pfizer Vaccine Becomes Available For Those Ages 16 and Up

Bailey Brantingham, Editor April 26, 2021

Over the past year, the goal of getting society back to normal has been one of the top priorities of the community. Many have been hard at work developing plans and procedures for returning things to the...

DOOR AND FRAMES GET REPLACED -- Hamilton County maintenance workers make progress on the installation of new doors.

Four Outside Doors and Frames Are Replaced

Sarah Katheron Latham, Assistant Editor April 10, 2021

After 50 years of learning in the Highway 58 location of Central High School, the school building is in need of repairs and updating. Improvements are currently being made to the outside of the gym building...

CLASS OF 2021 BABY PICTURES -- The 2002 Champion contained a section for all of the seniors baby pictures.

Senior Baby Photo Tradition Returns to Yearbook

Mackenzie Farner, Staff Writer March 31, 2021

This year, senior baby photos are being included in the yearbook to celebrate Central's seniors. The pictures are being collected throughout the month of March and can be submitted using students' TreeRing...

CENTRALS ACADEMIC AWARDS DAY RETURNS DESPITE PANDEMIC-- Last year, Central faculty hosted a drive-thru for students to retrieve academic awards and other items after the cancellation of the ceremony.

Central’s Academic Awards Day Returns Despite Pandemic

Bailey Brantingham, Editor March 31, 2021

This year, many members of Central's faculty have been trying their hardest to help organize and return many traditional events. One of Central's proudest traditions is providing an Academic Awards Day...

2021 PROM IS A GO -- The Ooltewah Commons will host Centrals 2021 prom.

Central Gets Greenlight for 2021 Prom

Blake Catlett, Editor March 29, 2021

After fear, confusion, and speculation, it appears that the class of 2021 will get to end their high school career with a prom after all. In the senior newsletter sent out by Stacy Alexander, Central's...

DR. JIMMY MCCOLLUM VISITS DIGEST -- Dr. Jimmy McCollum speaks to Senior Blake Catlett, editor-in-chief, and Junior Karleigh Schwarzl, sports editor, in Centrals library.

Dr. Jimmy McCollum Visits Central Digest Staff

Blake Catlett, Editor March 26, 2021

On Friday, March 19, Dr. Jimmy McCollum, director of the Tennessee High School Press Association (THSPA) and professor of journalism at Lipscomb University, visited the staff of the Central Digest. He...

AN UPDATE ON THE SPRING -- Events such as prom will be returning to the spring calendar. In this file photo from 2020, former Central students Preston Fore, Cassandra Castillo, Abby Young, and Matthew Davis (left to right) take pictures before heading to 2019s prom.

An Update on Spring Events

Mackenzie Farner, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

As the year goes on, many have pondered the fate of many of the important spring events like graduation, spring concerts, the annual military ball, and other events. As the end of the year draws closer,...

DIGEST NAMED BEST IN STATE -- The Digest staff stands on the steps of the agora. 

Back (left to right): Grayson Catlett, Blake Catlett, Luke Keown, Haroun Ghazi. 

Middle (left to right): Kendra Jones, Karleigh Schwarzl, Zoey Greene, Amber Burchfield, Bailey Moore. 

Bottom (left to right): Bailey Brantingham, Sarah Katheron Latham. (Not all staff members are pictured.)

Central Digest Named Best Overall Website Through THSPA; Individual Awards Received

Blake Catlett, Editor March 12, 2021

The Tennessee High School Press Association (THSPA) is an organization comprised of some of the best student publications in the state. Every year, the THSPA, based out of Lipscomb University in Nashville,...