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Central High School Observes a Dwindling Student Body

Central High School Observes a Dwindling Student Body

Danae Wnuk, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

The most recent demographic report on Central High School's student populace reveals that the population has regressed significantly. The 2019-2020 census recorded 831 attending students -a ratio of 455 males to 376 females- in comparison to last year's report of 932. Over the last couple of years, Central's...

Central Seniors Tour the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Campus

Central Seniors Tour the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Campus

Danae Wnuk, Staff Writer

October 5, 2019

Central's seniors are working hard towards their graduation in 2020. In order to graduate, students must complete their senior project, which includes applying for at least one college. If students are interested in extra credit, they are offered up to three more points if they apply to three more colleges. Each...

Alejandro Salazar Participates in U.S. Army Basic Combat Training

Alejandro Salazar Participates in U.S. Army Basic Combat Training

Baylee Ellis, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

Over the summer, one of Central's own, Senior Alejandro Salazar, participated in the United States Army Basic Combat Training. Basic Combat Training is the introduction to the United States Army; it trains recruits to become soldiers and it prepares them for service in the Regular Army, United States Army...

College Week Gets Students Excited About Their Futures

College Week Gets Students Excited About Their Futures

Baylee Ellis, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

College week is designed to get Central High students excited about furthering their education after graduation. Principal Phil Iannarone read aloud a fact about college every day of the week. For example, on Tuesday, September 17, he said, “By 2025, 55% of jobs in Tennessee will require a post-...

Freshmen Class Officers Advocate For a Great 2019-2020 School Year

Freshmen Class Officers Advocate For a Great 2019-2020 School Year

Cassandra Castillo, Copy Editor

September 19, 2019

Central recently held its annual class elections for the 2019-2020 school year; upperclassmen voted for their representatives on August 30, while the underclassmen held theirs on September 6 in the gym. Candidates went up to present their speeches in front of a sea of new and old faces. As a freshman,...

Sophomore Class Officers Hope to Instill Motivation in Their Peers

Sophomore Class Officers Hope to Instill Motivation in Their Peers

Jaheim Williams, Staff Writer

September 19, 2019

In the bustling era of the internet and social media, it seems like everything is a competition. Many teens today are mainly concerned about how many likes they can get on a post rather than pondering how they can make a positive impact in their community. Here at Central, the student body tries to...

The Junior Class Officers Plan for a Year of Pounder Pride

The Junior Class Officers Plan for a Year of Pounder Pride

Danae Wnuk, Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

The 2019-2020 junior class officers have been elected, and they plan to lead their class with school spirit. This year's junior president is Destiny Smith. Smith has plans to work with her associate officers in order to organize activities for the junior class. She wants to highlight the juniors'...

Senior Class Officers Aspire to Create an Unforgettable Last Year

Senior Class Officers Aspire to Create an Unforgettable Last Year

Abby Young, Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

As the new school year begins, new class officers are elected for each grade. Even though these leaders are important to each class, it is especially critical for seniors to have suitable class officers to guide them in their last year before graduation. Strong leaders are required during this time because...

Grant Scutt Experiences Tennessee History at Esteemed Governor’s School

Grant Scutt Experiences Tennessee History at Esteemed Governor’s School

Abby Young, Staff Writer

September 9, 2019

Every year, there are students who strive their best for success and a reputable status. They outdo their fellow peers to receive both recognition and a chance at many impressive and unique opportunities. One of the opportunities offered to students are Governor's Schools. These are esteemed summer...

Central Welcomes Three New Foreign Exchange Students

Central Welcomes Three New Foreign Exchange Students

Jaheim Williams, Staff Writer

September 6, 2019

Getting used to a different environment is always intimidating at the beginning. You are always nervous and uncomfortable getting familiarized with the new circumstances. If changing lifestyles in a new setting is already challenging,  imagine adjusting to another country. This year, Central has gaine...

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