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ROTC Students Organize Clothes Donation for Homeless Teens

ROTC STUDENTS ORGANIZE CLOTHES DONATION FOR HOMELESS TEENS -- Two cadets hold up the collection bin full of donated jeans.

Danae Wnuk, Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

Homelessness is a prevalent issue across the nation with over 1.7 million teens included in that category. is a not-for-profit organization that uses its digital platform to impact the youth of America and incite social change. collaborated with Aeropostale for a campai...

Choir Teacher Mrs. Latham Introduces a Possible Piano Class To Central High

LATHAM INTRODUCES A POSSIBLE PIANO CLASS TO CENTRAL HIGH -- The Piano Lab located at East Hamilton High School.

Sarah Katheron Latham and Ashley Coleman

January 23, 2020

While students are at Central, they have the following options for fine arts classes: Central Singers, Concert Choir,  Concert Band, Jazz Band, Music History, Guitar, art, and theatre. In addition to these fine arts, Choral Director Katheron Latham is hoping to add a Piano class.  Currently, Latham divides her teaching day between Central High School and Brown Middle School. Latham has a Bachelor of M...

Central Alumni Association Raises Money with Brick Sale

CENTRAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION RAISES MONEY WITH BRICK SALE -- The first bricks that have been ordered sit in the Central High School library.

Sarah Katheron Latham, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

The second semester has begun, and seniors are looking for scholarships to aid their transition into their college years. The Central High School Alumni and Supporters Association sponsors 13 to 14 merit based scholarships to seniors.  Academic achievement, community service, and teacher recommendations are considered when determining...

Central to Participate in Zach Attack 5K Memorial Race in Honor of Zach Schafer

CENTRAL TO PARTICIPATE IN ZACH ATTACK 5K MEMORIAL RACE IN HONOR OF ZACH SCHAFER — JROTC students are depicted competing in the event during a previous year.

Bailey Brantingham, Head Staff Writer

January 17, 2020

Many students have come and go throughout Hamilton County Schools over the years, however, very few have left such a positive and impacting legacy as that of Zach Schafer. As the month of March draws near, many schools throughout the county are beginning to prepare for the race held in his honor, the...

Hamilton County Joins the State in Improving Science Curriculum After Low Test Scores

HAMILTON COUNTY JOINS STATE IN IMPROVING SCIENCE CURRICULUM AFTER LOW TEST SCORES --Senior Christina Harris observes a specimen under a microscope in Advanced Placement Biology.

Bailey Brantingham, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

Over the past few years, many counties in the state of Tennessee have displayed underwhelming scores in the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System, a system that measures student growth over a number of years. These scores included a score of 1 out of 5 in the science section, according to the Chatta...

Central Prepares for UTC’s Debate Competition for Hamilton County Schools

UTC HOSTS DEBATE COMPETITION FOR HAMILTON COUNTY SCHOOLS -- Senior Trinity Bennett and Junior Taylor Hearrell practice their debate skills in the classroom.

Danae Wnuk, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) is hosting a debate competition for high school students. The contest is only open to Hamilton County Schools and UTC is offering scholarships to students who participate. Mr. Nathan Dawson— the environment science, physics, and physical world concep...

Central Voices ‘Share Their Christmas’ With a Food Drive and Musical Performances

The Central Voices sing at the food bank.

Sarah Katheron Latham, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

As the holiday season comes around, teachers and students are finding ways to make the season a little brighter for those at Central and those in the community. The Central Voices started their Christmas season off with a food drive benefiting the Chattanooga Area Food Bank and the people they serve. ...

Central’s Basketball Program Fund Raises by Advertising Businesses

CENTRAL'S BASKETBALL PROGRAM FUND RAISES BY ADVERTISING BUSINESSES -- Local businesses are encouraged to purchase an advertisement to promote their company.

Cassandra Castillo, Copy Editor

December 13, 2019

As the basketball season continues, Head Coach Kantonio Davis is making an effort to raise money for the boys basketball team by sponsoring businesses. Banners placed in the school's gym will demonstrate the names of the companies that purchased an ad. Davis has given out flyers that contain adverti...

Remembering Megan Sanford

REMEMBERING MEGAN SANFORD -- Central teacher Megan Sanford passed away on December 7, 2019. Central's entire staff and student body are devastated by the loss, looking back upon all of her contributions to the school in her honor.

Jaheim Williams, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

Megan Sanford has left a great and powerful impact on the history of Central. It will be near impossible for the role she left behind to be filled. Before she taught at the school, she taught at several other schools until she made Central her home. However, Central was always her home, for Mrs. Sanford...

Central is Given Free Access to The New York Times Website

CENTRAL IS GIVEN FREE ACCESS TO THE NEW YORK TIMES WEBSITE -- Now, through the school, students and teachers are permitted to access The New York Times without paying for  a subscription. Junior Ashlee Smith browses the site.

Bailey Brantingham, Head Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

This year, many new learning luxuries have been introduced to students at Central High School. The biggest luxury so far has been county-issued Chromebooks given to each student. To add on to such an advancement, The New York Times  newspaper has given the school free access to unlimited articles on thei...

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