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The Central Digest

The student news site of Chattanooga Central High School

The Central Digest

FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENTS ARE SETTLING INTO AMERICAN ROUTINE -- Johanna Degel and Finn Wesserling are finding American routine simpler and

Foreign Exchange Students Say “Auf Wiedersehen” to Germany

Josh Sizemore, Staff Writer September 2, 2015

Central High School is very excited to welcome two new exchange students to the Purple Pounder family. Both students, Johanna Degel and Finn Wesserling, are from Germany and will be living in Chattanooga...

URSULA SANTOS AND HANS CASSIUS  DISPLAY THEIR OWN HOME LANGUAGE -- Seniors Ursula Santos and Hans Cassius show  the language they use at home is different than at school.

The Many Different Languages of Central

Justin Metcalf, Staff Writer August 25, 2015

Chattanooga Central High School is home to an array of diverse students with many different backgrounds and cultures, but as educators and peers to these students, we sometimes fail to recognize, respect,...

THE ROYALTY OF CENTRAL HIGH -- Summer Spurgeon and William Toney are crowned the 2015 Prom Queen and King.

Central High School’s Prom 2K15

Haley Scarbrough, Staff Writer April 23, 2015

For many people at Central, April 11 was a special night, when girls in colorful dresses and boys in ill-fitting tuxedos posed awkwardly for photos that they will cherish for the rest of their lives. The...

MARCHING THROUGH MARCH -- Ms. Katy Burnette and her new friend, Dude, like to play fetch and run in the rain.

Ruriteen Club Busy with Projects This Spring

Judith Bell, Staff Writer April 16, 2015

While many students are dragging toward the end of the school year and dreaming of summer break, the Ruriteens of Central are still hard at work. Before Spring Break, they volunteered in two service projects...

FESTIVAL COMPETITION -- The Central High School Symphonic Band receives superior rating at the Festival Band Competition.

The Central Symphonic Band Receives Superior Ratings At Competition

Savannah Smith, Staff Writer April 9, 2015

Someone once said that being a part of something special makes you special, and the Central Symphonic Band is exactly that. This past Friday, March 20, the symphonic band was involved in the Festival Band...

GETTING STARTED -- The front page of ancestry.com is the first step in learning about your family tree.

Central Students Have Access to Ancestry.com

Haley Scarbrough, Staff Writer April 8, 2015

Central students now have access to ancestry.com on school campus for free! Hamilton County has recently added this special feature to all school computers. This website is exciting for students who want...

CLASS OF 2015 -- Alexya Barnes (left) and Judith Bell (right) represent the best of the Class of 2015.

Class of 2015’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian Announced

Ursula Santos, Staff Writer April 6, 2015

Central High School recently announced the valedictorian and salutatorian of the Class of 2015. Alexya Barnes earned valedictorian, and Judith Bell earned salutatorian. This is the first time in Central's...

MAD, BAD, AND DANGEROUS -- A woman with a mind is a force to be reckoned with.

Central Student Wins Cash Prize at Mad, Bad, and Dangerous Event

Judith Bell, Staff Writer March 18, 2015

Mad, Bad, and Dangerous was an event that combined PEF, CO LAB, and Girls Preparatory School to provide girls from around the city with an opportunity to apply entrepreneurial, problem-solving, and teamwork...

Freshmen Build Rube Goldberg Machine in Physics

Justin Metcalf, Staff Writer March 18, 2015

Mr. Chip Strickland's freshmen physics class recently applied their knowledge of motion and the laws of nature to build very intricate machines known as Rube Goldberg machines. "A Rube Goldberg Machine...

WALDON HOUSE FIRE -- The house of Brianna and Haley Dobbs and Kim and Kenny Waldon went up in flames on February 26, 2015.

Waldon Family Suffers Tremendous Loss After Tragic House Fire

Alyssa Rosenzweig, Managing Editor March 16, 2015

It was 10:30 p.m., and Central student Brianna Dobbs was laying in bed listening to music. Her relaxation was interrupted by the sound of shattering glass. On February 26, the house of Brianna Dobbs,...