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STEP-UP PROGRAM OPENS DOORS FOR CENTRAL STUDENTS -- The STEP-UP program provides a place for students to learn valuable skills and become prepared for the real world ahead of them.

Central Students “Step Up” to the STEP-UP Program

Matthew Davis, Staff Writer February 19, 2016

Here in Chattanooga, a new program has started called STEP-UP Chattanooga. It is an internship program for students grades 10 through 12 who live in Hamilton County. The group of students who participate in...

VALEDICTORIAN AND SALUTATORIAN -- Emma Beach (left), salutatorian, and Jadyn Snakenberg (right), valedictorian,  happily stand together as the top of their class.

Class of 2016 Valedictorian and Salutatorian Officially Announced

Justin Metcalf, Staff Writer February 17, 2016

The wait is over; The class of 2016's valedictorian and salutatorian have officially been announced. On Friday, February  5, Mr. Finley King jumped on the afternoon announcements to declare that the title...

TESTING FAUX PAS -- This years online testing failed and the state has been hard at work to fix the issues.

Online Testing Fails: Students Revert Back to Paper Exams

Jacob Johns, Staff Writer February 16, 2016

Central began the U.S. History EOC for the first time ever on computers on February 8th, 2016. Many had anticipated that the testing would work, but then the new system took a turn for the worse. Mr....

FRESHMAN SUMMER HANSARD HAS THE MUSIC IN HER-- Hansard makes a speedy recovery from surgery and pursues music again.

Summer Hansard Returns to School

Staff Writer, Savannah Smith February 16, 2016

Summer Hansard, a freshman at Central High School, went through several traumatizing events that changed her life forever. After recovering from multiple surgeries and having to relearn basic skills, such...

COACH T. RANKINGS --Chattanooga Central ranked Top 5 in Division 1 Class AA.

Chattanooga Central Pounders ranked top 5 in state Divison AA

Andrew Wilson, Staff Writer February 16, 2016

Chattanooga Central High School boys' basketball team was ranked Top 5 in state for division AA before their loss against Hamilton Heights Christian Academy last Friday night. Hamilton Heights is ranked...

JROTC MILITARY BALL IS A SUCCESSFUL EVENT -- (left to right) Mr. Finley King, Jake Denton, Autumn Lloyd, and Col. Bill Brooks celebrate 2016 military ball honorary King and Queen.

Annual JROTC Military Ball is a Success

Preston Fore, Staff Writer February 12, 2016

Every year, cadets of the Central High School JROTC program meet at the annual Military Ball. This year's event, similarly to past events, was held on Friday, January 29, at The Mill, which is located...

MEMBERS ENJOY THE FIRST JAZZ BAND REHEARSAL -- Band members stay after school to kick off the new jazz band program and begin rehearsal.

Central Band Members Jazz Up The School Year

Matthew Davis, Staff Writer February 10, 2016

Jazz has always been a well known genre of music, but the exciting music style has recently declined in popularity. Jazz hit its peak in the 1950's and remained beloved for years. Through the 90's, almost...

FROM STUDENTS TO FUTURE TEACHERS --   students Taya Crowder, Amanda Ray, and Kerri Sylvester work on their teaching projects.

Teaching as a Profession Class Begins “Teaching” Their Classmates.

Jacob Johns, Staff Writer February 10, 2016

As many may know, Central's staff and faculty are always encouraging students to live up to their full potential and find a passion for something. Beverly Hollingsworth, Teaching as a Professions teacher...

CHICK-FIL-A HAS POUNDER PRIDE -- Central Students and Mr. King attend the Track Teams Spirit Night at Chick-fil-a.

Chick-Fil-A Night a Success for Track Team

Brooke Mathews, Staff Writer February 8, 2016

Money for extracurricular activities is not always easy to raise, but Central's Track Team came up with a unique fundraiser to help them acquire funds for reducing their fees. On January 21st, between...

Wrestling: Rough Loss, Hopeful for State

Celisia Snakenberg, Staff Writer February 4, 2016

On Tuesday, January 26th, the wrestling team lost to Hixson with a devastating team score of 6-46. Coach Ryan Mallory sees room for improvement, but part of the reason the team did not wrestle as well...

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