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The Central Digest

The student news site of Chattanooga Central High School

The Central Digest

PHOTO GALLERY: HOMECOMING 2020 -- The band performs their half-time show, This is Me: The Music of The Greatest Showman, post-game, homecoming night.

The Central Sound of Chattanooga Faces Unforeseen Circumstances

Sarah Katheron Latham, Assistant Editor October 9, 2020

As COVID-19 has changed everything, schools have done their best to keep students in a 'normal' routine.  Classes, sports, band, and choir have all continued with certain modifications.  This continuation...


Hamilton County to Serve Free Meals to All Students

Grayson Catlett, Columnist October 6, 2020

The economic well-being of citizens during the pandemic has been an urgent and complex topic following a rapid increase in nationwide unemployment. One factor of controversy adjacent to this economic shift...

CENTRAL JROTC CONTINUES ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE -- Seniors Dallana Nolazco and Deondree Roberts attending the JROTC Food Drive drop-off in the Armory.

Central JROTC Continues Annual Food Drive

Kendra Jones, Staff Writer October 2, 2020

On Monday, September 1, JROTC began their annual food drive. Anyone can bring in non-perishable food items until Wednesday, November 11. Every year, JROTC collects food to donate to those in need in the...

NEW YEAR, NEW YEARBOOK -- The yearbook staff is working hard despite COVID-19 to make the best memory book yet.

New Year, New Yearbook

Zoey Greene, Staff Writer September 30, 2020

This year the yearbook committee has decided to use a new production forum called TreeRing. Not only is this website cheaper, but it only has one initial cost instead of multiple background costs. "With...

A REINTRODUCTION TO MARCUS DOTSON -- SRO Marcus Dotson working in his office in the main office.

A Reintroduction to Marcus Dotson

Grayson Catlett, Columnist September 10, 2020

Amid all of the new additions to Central's staff, one of them is familiar to some. Marcus Dotson, a former school resource officer, has returned to Central after serving four years at Washington Alternative...

HAMILTON COUNTY ENTERS PHASE THREE OF COVID-19 OPENING SCHEDULE -- Pictured is the updated Hamilton County Schools Phase Tracker found at

Hamilton County Enters Phase Three of COVID-19 Opening Schedule

Blake Catlett, Editor September 1, 2020

On Monday, August 31, Hamilton County entered Phase Three of their COVID-19 response for the 2020-21 school year. Hamilton County is recording roughly 1500 confirmed cases of COVID-19, which meets the...

CATLETT, BRANTINGHAM, SCHWARZL, AND LATHAM WILL SERVE AS 2020-2021 CENTRAL DIGEST EDITORS -- Pictured is the Central Digest staff from this school year.

Catlett, Brantingham, Schwarzl, and Latham Will Serve as 2020-2021 Central Digest Editors

Sarah Katheron Latham, Staff Writer May 22, 2020

The class of 2020 is graduating, and they are leaving big shoes to fill. This year the Central Digest's editor positions will be filled by Juniors Blake Catlett and Bailey Brantingham, Sophomore Karleigh...

HAMILTON COUNTY STUDENTS NOW ONLY REQUIRED TO EARN THREE SCIENCE CREDITS TO GRADUATE -- Hamilton County students are now only required to have three science credits to graduate instead of four.

Hamilton County Students Now Only Required to Earn Three Science Credits to Graduate

Bailey Brantingham, Head Staff Writer May 7, 2020

Recently, it was announced by Hamilton County that all district schools would now only need to require students to earn three science credits in order to graduate instead of four. This update has come...

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...