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Physical World Concepts Classes Build and Launch Model Rockets

Physical World Concepts Classes Build and Launch Model Rockets

DayOnna Carson, Head Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

On May 14 and 15, the Physical World Concepts classes, taught by Chip Strickland with the help of Jerry Allen, initiated several model rocket launches at the school. The small scale rocket launches were part of a class project that Mr. Allen and Mr. Strickland assign to students at the end of the year. “This...

Central Students Attending Mechatronics Akademie Make Dean’s List

Central Students Attending Mechatronics Akademie Make Dean’s List

Sam Helmholtz, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Many high school students believe school to be challenging enough as it is, but some students choose to take a more difficult and more focused path in school in order to achieve their goals. Some of these students choose to attend the Mechatronics Akademie, where they can get a head start on college...

Central Sound Had a Fanstasmic Time On Disney World Trip

Central Sound Had a Fanstasmic Time On Disney World Trip

Cassandra Castillo, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

The Central High School Band takes elaborate trips to distinct places every couple of years. This year they adventured to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The trip took place during the 21st through the 25th of March. The trip included three days in the four Disney theme parks and a workshop,...

Skills USA Displays Hard Work At State Competition

Skills USA Displays Hard Work At State Competition

Samantha Helmholtz, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

The Skills USA team embarked on a trip lasting from Sunday, March 18, to Wednesday, March 21. Their destination was a state-wide competition featuring high schools from all counties in Tennessee, and was held at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Of the 37 students in Skills USA, only the officers, competitors,...

Juniors Gear up for the ACT

Juniors Gear up for the ACT

Madi Blackburn, Staff Writer

March 19, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Juniors all around the nation, as well as many underclassman, are preparing for the ACT. Central High School's students are no exception, and the date circled in their calendars is Tuesday, March 20. The juniors will be taking a free ACT, something that has been provided for many years. This test can...

Annual CDC Prom Leaves Fond Memories For Students Who Attended

Annual CDC Prom Leaves Fond Memories For Students Who Attended

Cassandra Castillo, Staff Writer

March 19, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

The 16th of February was a remarkable day with lots of food, lights, and a DJ. That special Friday night was Central’s annual CDC Prom, held in Central’s cafeteria. The lunchroom had been completely transformed, decorated as a dance floor, with the lights out and a spotlight on. “Junior Laurelie...

Students Protest For 17 Minutes in Remembrance of Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting

Students Protest For 17 Minutes in Remembrance of Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting

John Britt, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Photo Galleries, Showcase, Student Life

On February 14, 2018, a horrific school shooting took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. A total of 17 people were killed and many more wounded in one of the most deadly shootings to ever occur in the United States. As a result, many schools across the United States...

New AP U.S. Government Class Coming to Central for 2018-2019 School Year

New AP U.S. Government Class Coming to Central for 2018-2019 School Year

Blake Catlett, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

For the 2018-2019 academic year, AP Government will be introduced at Central, becoming the first and only AP social studies course at Central. The new class will be taught by Ms. Hooper, the current Gifted instructor for Central High School. The course was brought into discussion by students hoping ...

Post Heart Week: Reflecting on ‘Drive for Five’

Post Heart Week: Reflecting on ‘Drive for Five’

Madi Blackburn, Staff Writer

March 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

During February, the Central Digest partnered with the American Heart Association to put on the fundraiser "Drive for Five", which allowed students to buy wristbands that sported the slogan "Life is Why." The fundraiser was a success, in part because students were permitted to dress down for a week if...

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