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CHS IS REPRESENTED IN THE SSAC -- (From left to right) SSAC Chairperson Jadyn Snakenberg, CHS Principal Finley King, and Vice-Chairperson DAndre Anderson.

Snakenberg and Anderson Represent Central on Student Advisory Council

Justin Metcalf, Staff Writer September 26, 2015

On the evening of Monday, September 21, a meeting of the Superintendent's Student Advisory Council (SSAC) was held in the HCDE board meeting room. The goal of the council is to better inform Superintendent...

POST-SURGERY SMILES -- Summer Hansard (left) and her favorite physical therapist Matt Annessi (right) say, Cheese! for the camera after surgery.

Summer Hansard Recovering From Brain Tumor Surgery, Hopes to Begin at Central in January

Matthew Davis, Staff Writer September 22, 2015

June 3 did not start out well for Summer Hansard. She was feeling tired and sick in addition to having to deal with drama between friends. Then it all got worse. Summer decided to go to one of her best...

START A CHAIN REACTION -- Rachels Challenge encourages students to start a chain reaction of kindness in their schools.

Rachel’s Challenge Brings Central Students Closer Together

Sam Scott, Staff Writer September 22, 2015

For many Central students, Monday, September 14, was not just a regular school day. Numerous students participated in Rachel's Challenge, an event designed to open students' eyes to the world around them....

WELLNESS STUDENTS DANCE THEIR HEARTS OUT -- A fresh assignment in gym class is getting students moving to their own beat.

Student Teacher Instructs Aerobic Dancing for Freshmen P.E. Classes

Preston Fore, Staff Writer September 17, 2015

Central High's wellness and P.E. classes educate students on how to be healthy and active in a variety of ways.  This year, Coach Glen Carter's classes were pleasantly surprised to have a student teacher,...

FREUD AND LEOPALD SHOW AP PSYCHOLOGY CLASS SOME LOVE -- AP Psychology teacher Tina Staton (left) and Yoselin Tesorero (right) interact with their furry subjects.

AP Psychology: Students Studying Rats As Part of Year-Long Project

Alyssa Rosenzweig, Managing Editor and Sports Editor September 17, 2015

Central High School's AP Psychology class mixed things up this school year with two furry friends. The class of eight students brought in two rambunxious rats to train as their big experiment. "I think...

THE JOB JUGGLE -- Hannah Stone stops by Taco Bell and runs into Anaca Prater.

Juggling Act: Students Seek Balance With Schoolwork and Jobs

Hannah Stone, Columnist September 10, 2015

After a long day at school, all most of us want to do is go home and sleep. Some are laden with homework, and others have sports practices and games on top of that. From 7:20 to 2:20, the students of Central...

SENIORS LOOKING TOWARD THE FUTURE  -- At Senior Success Day, seniors (from left to right) Alea Frazier, Peyton Eddy, and Kathryn Pollock attend classes on future college options.

Success Day Helps Seniors Consider Future Plans

Brooke Mathews, Staff Writer September 10, 2015

Senior Success Day may seem like a waste of time to underclassmen, but for seniors, it was the most productive day of the year. At the event, which was held on Wednesday, September 2, students learned...

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...

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