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The Central Digest

The student news site of Chattanooga Central High School

The Central Digest

STUDENTS CAN BUY $50 CHROMEBOOK THROUGH TECH GOES HOME PROGRAM -- When purchased, the students are able to use their laptop for their own personal reasons.

Students Can Buy $50 Chromebook Through Tech Goes Home Program

Abby Young, Staff Writer February 13, 2020

Chromebooks are used everyday at Central High School and are essential to the learning process. They are also used all over Hamilton County. School is now hard to imagine without students using the technology...

DAYONNA CARSON RECOGNIZED AS VALEDICTORIAN, DANAE WNUK SALUTATORIAN OF THE 2020 SENIOR CLASS — Valedictorian DayOnna Carson and Salutatorian Danae Wnuk discuss their reactions to being recognized as the top of their graduating class.

DayOnna Carson Recognized as Valedictorian, Danae Wnuk Salutatorian of the 2020 Senior Class

Cassandra Castillo, Copy Editor February 7, 2020

After years of keeping up with homework assignments and successfully acing the many exams being given, Central can finally say congratulations to the two students who were recognized as the highest academic...


College Adviser Stacy Alexander Encourages Students to Attend HBCU College Tour

Ashley Coleman, Staff Writer February 5, 2020

College and Career Adviser Mrs. Stacy Alexander is helping The United Missionary Baptist Church prepare for their tenth year of touring HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) around the country....

STUDENTS IN TENNESSEE NOW REQUIRED TO PASS CIVICS TEST TO GRADUATE -- Pictured above is a mural of the United States flag in Mr. Massengales room, one of the government classes at Central.

Students in Tennessee Now Required to Pass Civics Test to Graduate

Blake Catlett, Assistant Editor January 30, 2020

Tennessee high school students now have a little more to add on to their graduation requirements. These changes regard the civics test that seniors take every year. Under a 2018 law, students only had...

THE PROS AND CONS TO SOCIAL MEDIA -- Junior, Jailon Jackson has his eyes locked on his phone as he stands in the gym.

The Pros and Cons to Social Media in High School

Karleigh Schwarzl, Sports Editor January 29, 2020

Social media began its reign 41 years ago when Usenet debuted in 1979. This form of social media was an online news site that enabled people to publish news to various groups. This commenced the ongoing...

SENIOR OMAR GEARING BECOMES PUBLISHED AUTHOR  -- Omar Gearing explains his writing process and the inspiration for his books.

Senior Omar Gearing Becomes Published Author

Danae Wnuk, Staff Writer December 18, 2019

Central students hide many talents among their numbers. The school is full of athletes, artists, and musicians, who are always working on improving their abilities. Recently, it was discovered that one...

SEVEN CENTRAL STUDENTS ARE ACCEPTED INTO LEE HONOR BAND -- Central band students are directed by distinguished composer, David Holsinger.

Seven Central Students are Accepted into Lee Honor Band

Abby Young, Staff Writer December 13, 2019

Every year, Central students from the acclaimed Central Sound of Chattanooga concert band have an opportunity to play in honor bands outside of their school. The Lee Honor band is the first band that students...

CENTRAL STUDENTS ATTEND YOUTH SUMMIT STRIVING TO IMPROVE SCHOOL ATMOSPHERE -- Pictured above are the Central students who attended the Youth Summit.

Central Students Attend Youth Summit Striving to Improve School Atmosphere

Blake Catlett, Assistant Editor December 6, 2019

High school students can be quick to complain about their surroundings, especially at school. However, only a select few will actual work to change the world around them. Central students and teachers...

PRINCIPAL PHIL IANNARONE EXPLAINS THE NEW LOCKER POLICY -- All students were assigned a locker to store out-of-dress-code items; students are adjusting to the new policy. Senior Danae Wnuk is depicted using her locker.

Principal Phil Iannarone Explains the New Locker Policy

Jaheim Williams, Staff Writer November 25, 2019

Here at Central, students have certain rules that they are required to follow; these rules are enforced in order to protect students’ safety and education. This is the reason why the dress code was adjusted...

FCA SUPPORTS OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD BY COLLECTING GIFT DONATIONS — A student packs a gift box for Operation Christmas Child to spread holiday cheer to less fortunate children.

FCA Supports Operation Christmas Child by Collecting Gift Donations

Baylee Ellis, Staff Writer November 23, 2019

As the holiday season rapidly approaches, many people are in search of ways that they can assist in spreading holiday cheer to others. Operation Christmas Child is a nationwide event hosted by Samaritan's...