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Lunch Ladies put a Possible Stop to Food Waste with a Free Food Pantry

LUNCH LADIES PUT A POSSIBLE STOP TO FOOD WASTE WITH A FREE FOOD PANTRY — Ashauna Parrish places an unopened food item in the designated cooler for another student to enjoy.

Ashley Coleman, Staff Writer

November 25, 2019

School breakfast and lunch are viewed as an integral part of the school day by many students; however, several dismiss them as an essential time of the day because they tend to go hungry. Central's cafeteria staff took notice and decided to install an unused food pantry. It is easily accessible to all...

2019 Career Event Gives Students a Valuable Insight into the Workforce

2019 CAREER EVENT GIVES STUDENTS A VALUABLE INSIGHT INTO THE WORKFORCE — Donovon Armour is with Thomas Fairfield explaining what his job is like at the National Guard to Central Students.

DayOnna Carson, Editor in Chief

November 23, 2019

On November 13, Central's students got the opportunity to hear from a multitude representatives from various companies and organizations located in the Chattanooga area. These individuals were able to explain their occupations and the requirements for such positions during the annual Career Event hosted by Edgenuity and French II instructor James Snyder. "I work with p...

Chattanooga Times Free Press Reporter Wyatt Massey Helping 2019 Digest Staff

CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS REPORTER WYATT MASSEY HELPING 2019 DIGEST STAFF -- Religion Reporter Wyatt Massey is speaking with the Digest staff about ways they can improve their reporting.

Ashley Coleman and Cassandra Castillo

November 21, 2019

The Central Digest has received various distinctions for its excellence in reporting; countless hours have gone into making the Central Digest one of the best journalism sites in the state. However, there is always room for improvement. For this reason, Religion Reporter Wyatt Massey from the Chattan...

Hamilton County Students Advocate Reform at Mayor’s Youth Council Gun Violence Event

HAMILTON COUNTY STUDENTS ADVOCATE REFORM AT MAYOR'S YOUTH COUNCIL GUN VIOLENCE EVENT -- The members of the Mayor's Youth Council pose for a picture after their successful panel discussion.

Bailey Brantingham, Head Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

Today, society is faced by many challenges and threats that can affect the lives of citizens, especially its youth. One organization, the Mayor's Youth Council, is working under Chattanooga's mayor, Andy Berke, to solve these issues. One of the topics the Youth Council gathers to discuss is the issue of gun...

FAFSA: How to Face the Form

FAFSA: HOW TO FACE THE FORM --Senior Orlando Gearing is logging into his account at

Morgan Snyder, Columnist

November 19, 2019

Many seniors are reluctant to fill out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This procrastination is a noticeable epidemic among Central High seniors this year, and it will not be long before counselors are chasing down students to fill out the form. "I think students procrastinate...

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes Invites Duvall Young as Guest Speaker

THE FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES INVITES  DUVALL YOUNG AS GUEST SPEAKER -- Guest speaker Duvall Young speaks to FCA students about how to avoid falling into various traps they may encounter as young adults.

Danae Wnuk, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is a student led club that meets every Friday before school. Students will either play games, share devotionals based on scriptures from the Bible, share testimonies, or recite their favorite Bible verses. They also do service projects and minister to sports...

Elizabeth Rawson and Kathleen Majoras Assist Transitioning Geometry Students

RAWSON AND MAJORAS ASSIST TRANSITIONING GEOMETRY STUDENTS -- Elizabeth Rawson and Kathleen Majoras enjoy each other's company, collaborating to help their students.

Abby Young, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

The math department has had many changes in regards to former geometry teacher Matthew Joyner's departure. The recent loss of geometry teachers has caused major changes in the number of students per class; Central staff were required to add students to their roster. Current geometry teacher Eliza...

Darrington Baker and Jadyn Snakenberg-Leggett Gain Experience as Student Teachers at Central

DARRINGTON BAKER AND JADYN SNAKENBERG-LEGGETT GAIN EXPERIENCE AS STUDENT TEACHERS AT CENTRAL -- Student teachers Darrington Baker and Jadyn Snakenberg are ready to start their new beginnings as future educators.

Ashley Coleman, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

This year, there have been a multitude of new staff welcomed to Central High. Though they are not here to stay, there are two new student teachers who have joined the school. Their names are Darrington Baker and Jadyn Snakenberg- Leggett. Student teaching is a step aspiring teachers take in college;...

Newly Implemented ACT Subject Testing Causes Mixed Emotions With Students


Bailey Brantingham, Head Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

As many students are nearing the end of high school, they are starting to stress more than ever under the pressure of college testing. One requirement to graduate of most high school students in Tennessee is to take the American College Test, or ACT. After years of the long and stressful process of tak...

Hamilton County Implements New Mental Health Curriculum

HAMILTON COUNTY IMPLEMENTS NEW MENTAL HEALTH CURRICULUM -- Hamilton County implements a new mental health curriculum to better assist students with their transition to adulthood.

Danae Wnuk, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

The Hamilton County Counseling Department has initialized a new method of preparing students academically and emotionally for higher education and successful careers. The new program intends to record interventions with students by collecting data from the school's counselling department. The main...

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