Centennial Students and Teachers Roll Out of Bed in Their Coziest Attire

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Eliza Andrew

On Monday, September 24, homecoming spirit week began as students and staff came to school in their favorite pajamas. Many wore fuzzy pants and bathrobes while others went all out in an assortment of soft onesies. Pajama day is a great way to ease students into their first full week of school and a greatly anticipated spirit week.

The vast participation is a great indicator for a successful spirit week. The homecoming dance is on Saturday, September 29. Do not forget to buy your tickets and wear your Hawaiian shirts and skirts for tropical Tuesday tomorrow.

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Centennial Girls’ Varsity Soccer Loses to Wilde Lake

Words and Photos: Delanie Tucker

On Thursday, September 20, the Centennial’s Girls’ Varsity Soccer team took on Wilde Lake High School. The final score was 3-0, the first loss of the season for the Eagles.

Wilde Lake was able to break the Eagle’s back line twice, scoring goals that were very hard to stop. The third goal, though, came from a miscommunication in Centennial’s back line, when a passback to the goalie resulted in the back of the net.

The Eagles will play today at Long Reach High School on Friday, September 21 at 7:00 pm.

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Centennial Boys’ Varsity Soccer Beats Long Reach

Words: Joey Sedlacko

On Saturday morning, Centennial Boys Varsity Soccer defeated Long Reach High School by a score of 2-1 to advance to 2-1 on the season.

10 minutes into the first half, the Eagles struck first with a goal by senior forward, Hamzah Elhabashy. Two minutes later junior midfielder, Elliott Keppler, added on another goal as well.

Centennial went into halftime with a commanding 2-0 lead. However in the second half Long Reach was able to get a goal back.

The Eagles kept their composure though and secured the victory by finishing the second half with solid defense, and not allowing Long Reach to tie up the game.

The team’s next game will be a home game versus Marriotts Ridge High School on September 25 at 5:30pm.

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Empire Mock Trial Prepares for International Conference in Atlanta, Georgia

Words: Natalie Knight-Griffin

On Wednesday, September 12, Centennial’s Empire Mock Trial team presented their trial court case before a mass of parents and teachers. After several months of hard work, memorization, and dedication even during the summer, Mock Trial has a full length court case to be presented at the international mock trial competition in Atlanta, Georgia.

The team consists of senior captain Mary Slattery and co-captain Anjali Gajendiran. Junior captains are sophomore Adam Goldstein and junior Judy Zhou. The team also consists of seniors Kieran Newell and Abby Zoller-gritz, juniors Meenakshi Adiyodi, Sruthi Ranesh, Emily Kim, and Christina Cha, and sophomores Carter Matties, Philip Wong, Adam Goldstein, and Emmeline Murphy.

Students performed the trial seamlessly, presenting months worth of preparation and memorization before a crowd of proud parents. Members of the team have practiced hundreds of hours in total to insure their case is fully committed to memory and presented in a believable manner.

All students play a role in the trial, acting as either lawyers, character witnesses, or expert witnesses. Nearly a hundred pages of mock evidence are used in the trial, all mock mugshots, photographs, and even prints of fake news sourcing regarding the made-up case. The case the team presents is not real, yet has all of the elements of many court cases seen today. The case discusses racial tensions and assault.

“It’s real up to the point that the events did not happen,” says senior Abby Zoller-gritz.

The international conference consists of high school teams from around the globe showcasing their hypothetical cases, each tying into current events and issues. The teams are judged by a panel of lawyers and legal experts. The Mock Trial team leaves for Atlanta on Wednesday, September 19, and returns on September 24. Students are missing three days of school to attend the conference on September 22, 23, and 24.

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Centennial Girls’ Varsity Soccer Ties Glenelg

Words and Photos: Delanie Tucker

On September 13, 2018, Centennials’ Girls Varsity Soccer Team took on Glenelg High School in a tough, head-to-head match. After 100 minutes of play, the game came to an end with a score of 1-1.

Centennial’s only goal came from senior captain, Courtney McVicker. The lead was short-lived, though, as Glenelg was able to break the Eagles defense and even the match.

In overtime, there were several moments where Glenelg had a chance to score, but Centennial’s defensive line was able to keep the ball out of the net. Junior goalie, Ashley Bilger, also made several saves that kept Centennial in the game.

The Eagles will play on Monday, September 17, at Long Reach High School.

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Centennial Varsity Football is Defeated by Wilde Lake

Words and Photo: Joey Sedlacko

On Friday evening, Centennial Varsity Football lost its third game of the season to Wilde Lake High School 45-0.

The Centennial offense struggled to put points on the board versus the Wilde Lake defense, and had difficulty containing Wilde Lake’s running game.

The football team looks to bounce back after Friday’s loss and earn their first victory against River Hill High School next Friday at 7pm.

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A Week In Review 9/2-9/8

Photos: Zach Grable

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