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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

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...

CENTRAL STUDENTS PERFORM IN THE LEE UNIVERSITY HONOR CHOIR -- The Lee Honor Choir performs in the Conn Center at Lee University.

Central Students Perform in the Lee University Honor Choir

Danae Wnuk, Staff Writer February 17, 2020

On February 7, 16 choir students attended the Lee University Honor Choir for rehearsal from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. The Music Education Department of Lee University has organized the Honor Choir for over...

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...