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The Central Digest

The student news site of Chattanooga Central High School

The Central Digest

FIRST THINGS FIRST VISITS CENTRAL TO SPEAK WITH FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORES-- First Things First representative Sarah Ham speaks to the seventh period wellness class.

First Things First Speaks to Central’s Current Wellness Classes

Bailey Brantingham, Head Staff Writer March 2, 2020

Recently, students at Central have been learning about the importance of relationships and friendships with the help of educators from the First Things First organization. "It's a good opportunity to...

MILITARY BALL MISHAP — Senior Jordan Hudson saved the day at the 2020 Military Ball by filling in as DJ.

Jordan Hudson Steps in as DJ for 2020 Military Ball

Morgan Snyder, Columnist February 28, 2020

This year's Military Ball was full of surprises; coordinators and staff were unsure of guest arrival, catering arrived early, and the DJ did not arrive until the very end of the dance. However, the event...

SENIORS JACOB SYLMAN AND JAHNIA RUSSELL NAMED KING AND QUEEN OF 2020 MILITARY BALL -- Military ball king and queen pose moments after their crowning.

Jacob Sylman and Jahnia Russell Named King and Queen of 2020 Military Ball

Bailey Brantingham, Head Staff Writer February 27, 2020

The Central High School JROTC program organizes a ball held specifically in honor of its cadets. The goal of the event is not only to celebrate the JROTC students, but to allow them to have a night of...

CENTRALS CDC DEPARTMENT HOLDS ANNUAL PROM -- Centrals CDC Prom on February 21 was a great success.

Ruriteen Club Assists with the Annual CDC Prom

Blake Catlett, Assistant Editor February 27, 2020

Prom: the word can bring back wonderful memories or brew excitement for the future. The night never fails to bring about good memories, joy, and an overall amazing time. For some, it can be the defining...

CEDRIC WILLIAMS IS AWARDED SEVERAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR EXCELLENCE IN BOWLING -- Cedric Williams signs alongside his family members and Coach Potter.

Cedric Williams Signs to Tennessee Wesleyan and is Awarded Several Scholarships for Excellence in Bowling

Jaheim Williams, Staff Writer February 26, 2020

At Central, many of the students have an array of goals and aspirations. Some of these objectives often come with valuable benefits that students can use to their advantage. Senior Cedric Williams has...

SENIOR MARQUIS RAY SIGNS TO MARYVILLE COLLEGE ON A FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP -- Senior Marquis Ray signs to Maryville College alongside Football Head Coach Curt Jones (right) and Assistant Coach Tray Martin (left).

Senior Marquis Ray Signs to Maryville College on a Football Scholarship

Cassandra Castillo, Copy Editor February 25, 2020

Central High has recently recognized many seniors for signing or committing to colleges and universities for their exceptional athletic ability. Coaches and families could not be more proud for each of...


The Class of 2020 Mr. Central Nominees Show their Spirit

Jaheim Williams, Staff Writer February 24, 2020

Being a Pounder at Central is more than just going through the motions for four years and graduating. It means participating in the school's traditions and events, helping out other students, and leaving...

CENTRAL IS ADEQUATELY REPRESENTED BY 2020 MISS CENTRAL COURT -- From left to right: Seniors Janhia Russell, Skylar Murray, Cassandra Castillo, Janai Blakemore, and Bileah Sit.

Central is Adequately Represented by 2020 Miss Central Court

Abby Young, Staff Writer February 24, 2020

There is one class that Central High loves: the senior class; the school and teachers are constantly cheering these students on. The days are dwindling for the Class of 2020 at Central. As the seniors...

SENIORS ARE REWARDED FOR HIGH ACT SCORES WITH 21 CLUB — From left to right: Seniors Jacob Sylman, Jordan Hudson, and James Ortiz show off their Pounder Pride at the pep rally.

21 Club Members are Rewarded with Dress Down Days for High ACT Scores

DayOnna Carson, Editor in Chief February 18, 2020

On February 5, select seniors of the Class of 2020 were called into the library for induction into the 21 Club. In order for a student to be eligible for this distinction, they must be a senior and make...

GIFTED TEACHER LAURA COSTELLO HOSTS A  FIELD TRIP TO THE MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM --- Juniors Grayson Catlett, Destiny Smith sit in the players locker room with other gifted students.

Gifted Teacher Laura Costello Hosts a Field Trip to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Ashley Coleman, Staff Writer February 17, 2020

Recycling is a huge concept in society today. This past Friday, January 7, Gifted Teacher Laura Costello took 20 gifted students on a field trip to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. They had...