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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

DIGEST NAMED NATIONAL WEBSITE OF DISTINCTION -- The Central Digest staff pictured with their awards. Blake Catlett, a 4-year staff member, is holding the plaque in front.

Central Digest Earns SNO Distinguished Site Status for Fifth Year in a Row

Blake Catlett, Editor April 16, 2021

Since the 2016-17 school year, the Central Digest has worked towards earning School Newspapers Online's (SNO) Distinguished site status, and the staff looked to continue this streak. This school year has...

CENTRALS LONG HISTORY OF STUDENT INVOLVEMENT -- CHS bookstore and usher armbands sit in a display case honoring Centrals past.

Central’s Rich History of Student Involvement Encourages the Return of Clubs and Student Aides

Sarah Katheron Latham, Assistant Editor April 1, 2021

Attention, Central Alumni! Do you remember the armbands the ushers and bank staff would wear? Do you remember being on a staff (bank, bookstore, library, office, guidance) and investing in your school? During...

2021 WILL HAVE A TALENT SHOW-- On March 13, 2020, Central held its annual talent show. This day was especially momentous because it marked the last day that students were at school in person before Coronavirus prompted school closures.

Central’s Annual Talent Show is Set to Continue

Zoey Greene, Staff Writer April 1, 2021

Last year, the Central High School Talent Show took place on March 13 which was the last day of normalcy within the school building. No one knew at the time what would come, and no one knew that it would...

CENTRAL INTRODUCE LEARNING LABS -- The daily schedule for learning labs shows which teachers will be helping with each subject each day.

Central Students Have Been Given the Option for Learning Labs

Bailey Moore, Staff Writer March 31, 2021

Success Learning Labs are being offered to provide additional time and support for students who wish to improve their grades, and it ensures that students stay on track for graduation. Currently, the labs...

STUDENTS TAKE SEL SURVEYS -- Central students took the SEL survey through Panorama.

Students Take SEL Surveys to Assist in Improving Central

Haroun Ghazi, Staff Writer March 26, 2021

Over the past weeks, Central students have been participating in surveys during their advisory period. These SEL surveys allow students to voice how they feel about the school. They are encouraged to express...

CATLETT NAMED VALEDICTORIAN, GREENE NAMED SALUTATORIAN -- Zoey Greene adjusts Grayson Catletts graduation cap.

Grayson Catlett, Zoey Greene Named 2021 Valedictorian, Salutatorian

Landon Cook, Staff Writer March 23, 2021

Valedictorian and salutatorian are highly coveted titles, bestowed every year to the top two performing members of their respected class. These people are the leaders, who present themselves with great...

AFRICA PHINEZY NAMED FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE  -- Africa Phinezy will be speaking on behalf of all the members on the Central directory.

Africa Phinezy Named Faculty Representative

Zoey Greene, Staff Writer March 19, 2021

As graduations are around the corner, specific speaking roles are being assigned. One of these roles is the faculty representative. The student who is chosen to do this is one that all members of the Central...

DESTINY SMITH NAMED CLASS REPRESENTATIVE -- Senior Destiny Smith cheers at a Central football game.

Destiny Smith Selected as Class Representative

Grayson Catlett, Columnist March 19, 2021

As graduation approaches, Central seniors and staff choose a class representative to give a speech alongside the faculty representative, salutatorian, and valedictorian. The class representative embodies...

SOPHOMORE BREANNA LONG WINS EPB ART SPARK CONTEST-- Breanna Long pictured with her work.

Breanna Long Named Winner of EPB ArtSpark Contest

Luke Keown, Staff Writer March 16, 2021

On Friday, March 12, Sophomore Breanna Long was announced as a winner of the EPB ArtSpark contest. Out of 166 submissions, Long was one of ten that were selected as a winners. In 2017, the Electric...

EMPOWER YOUR FUTURE -- The University of Chattanoogas Empower Your Future provides insight for young women interested in finance and economics.

Students Attend UTC’s Empower Your Future Virtual Forum

Brandon Williams, Staff Writer March 10, 2021

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began back in March and shut down schools, field trips have remained almost nonexistent for schools in the United States. Recently, virtual field trips have replaced their in-person...