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The Central Digest

The student news site of Chattanooga Central High School

The Central Digest

CHANGING TIMES CALL FOR A NEW SAFETY TEAM -- SRO Marcus Dotson is working on keeping everyone safe while keeping his distance.

Changing Times Call for a New Safety Team

Zoey Greene, Staff Writer January 27, 2021

As the school year brings more and more uncertainty, the staff at Central is striving to make everybody feel safe. Officer Marcus Dotson has put a plan into action to provide continuous protection over...

CENTRAL STAFF AND STUDENTS DISAPPOINTED AFTER MANY CANCELLED EVENTS THIS SCHOOL YEAR-- Many school events, including the choirs annual holiday concert pictured above, have been cancelled or postponed.

Central Staff and Students Disappointed After Multiple Cancelled Events This School Year

Bailey Brantingham, Editor January 22, 2021

Over the course of this year, many of Central's events and activities have been cancelled due to COVID-19 safety precautions and guidelines. These cancelled events, whether annual or new, have become missed...

NURSE KIMBERLY LYKES FACES MANY CHANGES FROM COVID-19 -- The nurse at Central is constantly cleaning surfaces to better protect the students and faculty.

Nurse Kimberly Lykes Faces Many Changes From COVID-19

Zoey Greene, Staff Writer December 11, 2020

As the pandemic rages on, there is one member of the faculty at Central that has been greatly affected by the changes occurring through each step. Nurse Kimberly Lykes is under constant pressure as her...

CHRIS KRIBS IS NAMED TEACHER OF THE MONTH -- History teacher Chris Kribs pictured with his family.

Chris Kribs Named Central’s Teacher of the Month for November

Grayson Catlett, Columnist December 11, 2020

With another month comes another teacher of the month winner, and who would be more inclined to win than one of the most beloved history teachers at Central? For the month of November, Central students...

CENTRAL FOCUSES ON OUTREACH DURING A DIFFICULT YEAR-- Dallana Nolazco, Morgan Crites, Makayla Paris, Colby Adams, and Deondree Roberts stand in the armory with collection boxes for the toy and hygiene drives.

Central Focuses on Outreach During a Difficult Year

Sarah Katheron Latham, Assistant Editor December 4, 2020

“Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know the...

TEST TAKING DURING COVID-19 -- The school is taking necessary precautions as they go back into phase two learning. This means smaller classrooms during the testing schedule.

COVID-19 Causes Changes Before the Holidays

Zoey Greene, Staff Writer November 20, 2020

The 2020-21 school year has been one of great changes. While the year started out with students participating in A and B days that were determined by last name, the county switched into Phase Three after...

ALZHEIMERS AWARENESS MONTH -- The month of November shines a light on dementia. This is symbolized by a purple ribbon.

November Shines a Light on Alzheimer’s Disease

Zoey Greene, Staff Writer November 19, 2020

November is the awareness month for Alzheimer's Disease. This illness is a form of dementia that is most commonly found in the elderly. Not only does this sickness affect the host, but it affects the family...

MEIGS COUNTY BUS CRASH RESULTS IN DEVASTATION-- This is the scene of the crash in which caused a death of both Lisa Dillard and Addicyn Medley.

Meigs County Bus Crash Results in Devastation

Zoey Greene, Staff Writer November 17, 2020

October 27 has now become a day many will never forget. Meigs County is continuing to mourn the loss of a bus driver, Lisa Dillard, and a seven-year-old student, Addicyn Medley. As mentioned in The Tennessean,...

MISTY JONES IS CENTRALS TEACHER OF THE MONTH FOR OCTOBER -- Mrs. Misty Jones is presented with a certificate for earning the teacher of the month award.

Misty Jones is Central’s Teacher of the Month for October

Haroun Ghazi, Staff Writer November 16, 2020

Many teachers are considered when it comes time to decide the teacher of the month, and Misty Jones was selected for the title for the month of October by Central students and administration. This being...

FALL PICTURES GO SMOOTHLY DESPITE PANDEMIC -- LifeTouch is Centrals provider for school pictures.

2020 Fall Picture Day Goes Smoothly Despite Pandemic

Bailey Brantingham, Editor November 12, 2020

Going into this school year, many things became uncertain and unplanned. Things like sports, clubs, and even picture day have been jeopardized due to the pandemic looming over the country. Many staff members...