About Us

The mission of The Bobcat Times is to connect students with their school and community through quality news reporting.

The Bobcat Times is published by students in the Journalism class at Central High School and does not necessarily represent the opinions of all students, teachers, or other faculty members.

Mrs. Andrea Keck Turner – Newspaper Adviser

Excited to be continuing the CHS Journalism/Newspaper program for the 2022-2023 school year, Mrs. Turner looks forward to encouraging and supporting her staff in all of their journalistic endeavors. Outside of school, she enjoys rock climbing, knitting, biking and playing with her puggle, Marley.


Josh Purcell – Sports EditorDevin Ferguson – ReporterAniya Worrels – Reporter

I have been in journalism before and plan to make it a possible future career path. I am a Football player and plan to graduate this May and go to a college to further my Football career
I play basketball here at Central. I’ve been playing since freshman year. I am now a senior. In my free time, I love to play video games or go play basketball. My time here at Central has been very fun, and all the teachers I’ve had I loved are all so nice. My favorite part about coming to school is seeing all my friends.I am a senior at central. I am involved in Track, National Achievers Society, and am a Teen worker alumni. My favorite hobbies consist of reading and doing outdoor activities. I love traveling the world and being a part of new experiences. After high school, I plan to attend college at an HBCU or at UT. I plan to continue my traveling experiences by studying abroad in college.


Emily Piedot – Editor-in-ChiefTalan Sikes – Entertainment EditorAylee Suarez – Opinion Editor
I am involved in the Central Bobcat Band, Corryton Youth, and National Honors Society. I play both flute and piccolo, and I am a part of leadership in band. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, and I am excited to be editor-in-chief for the Bobcat Times!I am a junior here at Central! I am a musician, and you can often find me listening to music. I play guitar, bass, drums, piano, and other auxiliary percussion. My dream job is to be a music producer. Some of my favorite artists are The Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, Goose, and The Blue Nile.I am involved in dance, younglife, NHS, and SGA here at Central. I love to spend time with friends and family, go shopping, watch tv, and listen to music. My favorite show is The Vampire Diaries, and my favorite artist is Lana Del Rey. In the future, I hope to become a news anchor.
Ah’darius Carmicheal – ReporterRiver Cox – ReporterMegan Lett – Reporter
I’m involved in basketball here at Central, and I go to YoungLife some. In my freetime, I like cooking and traveling. I’m a junior, and this is my third year at Central. If you see me around, I’m probably listening to music or talking to my friends.I am a junior and have been at Central since freshman year. I enjoy listening to music, reading, and getting involved in my church. One of my favorite things about school is hanging out with friends.
Jackson Lore – ReporterJetzabe Lopez Juarez – Reporter
I am a junior, and I am involved in soccer here at Central. In my free time, I like to be with my friends and loved ones, and I like to draw sometimes and take photos. I also like to spend my time outdoors fishing or hiking.I’m a junior. I like to learn new things and think a lot, and also I like to consider myself a really open minded person. In my free time, I like to read, sing, and spend time with my family. I like to be around people who help me and make me feel safe.
Kaila Payton – Reporter Chris Yardley – Reporter
I am not involved in any sports currently at Central. In middle school, I did track and then going into high school I went into JROTC. When I’m not working, I usually like spending time with family and friends. I have 2 dogs, a pit bull and a heller-german shepard mix. I am a junior who is graduating early. I have only been Central for one year due to moving schools a lot. My favorite subject in school is science because it explains why things happen.I’m a big fan of music, specifically metal and relating sub-genres. Some of my favorite bands are Falling in Reverse, To The Grave, and Motionless in White. Concerts are my life, but I also enjoy calmer activities like chess and meditation.


Charlotte Hickman – News EditorZoey Brown – Reporter
In school, I’m a member of the Central marching band and an editor of the school newspaper. Outside of school, I’m a member of the Mayor’s Youth Council and take violin lessons, which I’ve been doing for ten years. In my free time, I like to read, watch TV, collect vinyl records, and spend time with my family. I’m excited to be a member of the Bobcat Times staff this semester for a second time!I am a Sophomore here at Central high school. Some of my hobbies outside school and my sport include reading, writing, and baking. I am a competitive rock climber and on a team. I love any subject involved in the literature field. I have a job downtown at a shop that I work at on the weekends. I train 3 days a week and try to get an additional day of training on my own on the weekend. My favorite thing to do in my free time is walking my dogs.
Devlin Evans – ReporterOwen Massengill – Reporter
I am a sophomore, and I enjoy learning new languages, building computers, and doing volunteer work. I have 3 pets, two large dogs and one cat. My favorite genre of movie is horror, and my favorite animals by far are snakes.I have been involved in a few sports when I was younger like track and baseball, and a hobby I enjoy is working out. My two favorite movies are “Soul” and “Up” making me a big fan of cartoon/animated type movies since they were my childhood. I am a sophomore, and I have been at Central now for 2 years and my favorite thing about school is being able to meet new people and learn their personalities.


Emma Lehigh – ReporterSophia Norsworthy – Reporter
I love history and reading. In my free time, I like to listen to music and hang out with my friends. I am a freshman here at central.I go to church at Fairview Knox, and my favorite type of music is old or new country. In my free time, I usually hang out with my best friends or play basketball with my neighbors. I’m a freshman, and I love making friends and hanging out with new people. 


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