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  • There will be a pep rally held at the football field, on Friday 9/24, at 2:00 p.m.
  • The football team will take on the Clinton Dragons on Friday, 9/24 at home, at 7:30.
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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

STUDENT FEES AND TICKET PURCHASES ARE IN THE PROCESS OF BEING REFUNDED -- The bookkeeping office at Central is hard at work organizing refund checks for students and parents.

Student Fees and Ticket Purchases are in the Process of Being Refunded

DayOnna Carson, Editor in Chief May 6, 2020

Almost everyone is aware of the multitude of event cancellations worldwide that resulted from of the spread of Coronavirus. This has caused many students and parents to wonder how they can receive refunds...

THE CANCELATION OF CLASS NIGHT LEAVES THE AWARDING OF SCHOLARSHIPS UNCERTAIN -- Due to school activities being cancelled, the administration plans to recognize recipients in a different way.

Class Night Cancellation Leaves Scholarship Awarding Uncertain

Cassandra Castillo, Copy Editor May 6, 2020

Memorable senior events, including Class Night, were to have taken place earlier this month. However, seeing that these events have been cancelled, scholarships will not be awarded on the original date...

SARAH KATHERON LATHAM AND RILEY MARTIN ARE RECOGNIZED AS CARSON SCHOLARS -- Freshman Sarah Katheron Latham and Junior Riley Martin are being recognized as Ben Carson Scholars for their second time now.

Sarah Katheron Latham and Riley Martin are Recognized as Carson Scholars

DayOnna Carson, Editor in Chief April 30, 2020

Freshman Sarah Katheron Latham and Junior Riley Martin were recently recognized as Carson Scholars by the Carson Scholars Fund, founded by Ben and Candy Carson. "The Carson Scholars program is used...

CENTRAL DIGEST NAMED AN SNO WEBSITE OF DISTINCTION FOR THE FOURTH YEAR IN A ROW -- Pictured is the Central Digest staff earlier in the school year.

Central Digest is Named an SNO Website of Distinction for the Fourth Year in a Row

Blake Catlett, Assistant Editor April 29, 2020

"Honor is synonymous with Central spirit." Central's motto rings true throughout the hallways, year in and year out. For the fourth year in a row, the Central Digest staff has upheld this statement by...

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY AND BETA CLUB MEMBERS ARE STILL ON TRACK TO BE INDUCTED NEXT SCHOOL YEAR-- Although school shutdowns have produced many bumps in the road concerning school activities, Centrals National Honor Society and Beta Club leaders are working hard to figure out the next steps in the programs.

Central Faculty Update Students On the Status of National Honor Society and Beta Club

Bailey Brantingham, Head Staff Writer April 29, 2020

It was recently announced that all schools in Hamilton County will remain closed and virtual learning will continue for the rest of the school year. This statement has left both students and teachers wondering...

YEARBOOK PRINTING AND DELIVERY ARE DELAYED DUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING -- Yearbook pages for April and May this year include information about the COVID-19 pandemic

Yearbook Printing and Delivery are Delayed Due to Social Distancing

Sarah Katheron Latham, Staff Writer April 28, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students will not return to school buildings for the rest of the school year in order to keep people safe.  It has caused several complications with end of the year events...

HAMILTON COUNTY RELEASES RESCHEDULED GRADUATION DATES AND REVISED GRADUATION AND TESTING REQUIREMENTS -- A couple of weeks ago, Hamilton County released new graduation dates and grade stipulations for the 2019-2020 school year as a result of COVID-19.

Hamilton County Releases Rescheduled Graduation Dates and Revised Graduation and Testing Requirements

DayOnna Carson, Editor in Chief April 28, 2020

On Friday, April 17, Hamilton County sent an email. It contained important updates regarding the status of schools' senior graduations. Although Central's graduation was originally planned for May 12,...

CENTRAL TEACHERS VOLUNTEER TO HELP THOSE AFFECTED BY EASTER TORNADOES -- Central teachers and Digest Staff Writer Sarah Katheron Latham volunteer through the YMCA to clean up storm damage.

Central Teachers Volunteer to Help Those Affected by Easter Tornadoes

Sarah Katheron Latham, Staff Writer April 21, 2020

Tornadoes tore through Bradley, Murray, and Hamilton County on Easter Sunday, April 12. It left 344 homes destroyed and 830 homes damaged in some way, leaving families to go through what is left of their...

GROWING CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS LEAD TO POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS -- All Hamilton County Schools have been closed for student health and safety.

Coronavirus Pandemic Leads to School Closures and School Event Cancellations and Postponements

April 7, 2020

As the coronavirus spreads rapidly throughout the U.S. and the rest of the world, state and Hamilton County officials made the decision to convert to online learning to slow the virus' spread. This has...

Central Students Receive New Chromebooks for the 2019-2020 School Year

April 7, 2020

Hamilton County has decided to, for the 2019-2020 school year, provide each student with an electronic device so that internet, digital textbooks, and digital courses are readily available. This has also...