Central Digest is Named an SNO Website of Distinction for the Fourth Year in a Row


Gregory Cantrell

CENTRAL DIGEST NAMED AN SNO WEBSITE OF DISTINCTION FOR THE FOURTH YEAR IN A ROW — Pictured is the Central Digest staff earlier in the school year.

Blake Catlett, Assistant Editor

“Honor is synonymous with Central spirit.” Central’s motto rings true throughout the hallways, year in and year out. For the fourth year in a row, the Central Digest staff has upheld this statement by earning the title of a Website of Distinction from School Newspapers Online (SNO), who is the website provider for the Central Digest. The entirety of the staff has worked hard all year, whether it be at school or at home, to reach the necessary requirements to earn the badge once again.

The title of Website of Distinction is given to those who earn all six of SNO’s badges: Continuous Coverage, Site Excellence, Story Page Excellence, Excellence in Writing, Multimedia Excellence, and Audience Engagement. These badges highlight a website’s quality, consistency, engagement, and variety in their coverage.

“The most difficult aspect of the SNO badges would have to be the Continuous Coverage badge. This required us to post at least two stories for four different categories each week. This had to be done for four consecutive weeks… making sure that there is a balance in four categories can be tricky,” shared Senior DayOnna Carson, Editor-in-Chief of the Central Digest.

This year, the Digest’s approach towards earning the title was different than in the past. School shutdowns due to COVID-19 affected almost all school activities, including the Digest. However, the staff did not let this get in the way. The staff was able to continue publications, and they ended up earning five of the SNO badges needed for the title of Website of Distinction from home.

“I feel very fortunate to work with such smart, mature, and dedicated student journalists every year. It’s never about me because I don’t write any stories or do any of the other work that goes into making the Digest such a success. They do it all! I am thankful to end my day with these students, and I am glad that they do such a great job for everyone connected to Central High,” shared Central Digest Advisor Gregory Cantrell.

The Central Digest staff has worked all year to bring Central news to students, faculty, alumni, and many more. The staff members of the Digest are proud of this school year’s accomplishments and are eager to continue this run into next year.