Month: June 2011

It’s the end of the world as we know it…or is it? (Brittany Aker)

According to 89-year-old radio minister Harold Camping, May 21 was to be the beginning of the rapture and, subsequently, the end of the world. The rapture is the Biblical idea that all Christians will be called to meet God and Jesus, leaving non-believers on the Earth. Camping believed each person would be judged personally by God.  However, even devout Christians did not leave the planet. Camping later claimed that Christ did come on May 21, but that His arrival was merely spiritual. He now foretells that the rapture and end of the world will actually begin on October 21, 2011.
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Incoming freshmen visit CHS (Amy Farb)

Freshmen orientation was held on June 8, 2011. Current eighth graders who will be coming to Centennial in the fall attended an assembly in the auditorium, where they heard from different members of the CHS faculty and watched a slideshow of pictures taken throughout the 2010-2011 school year.

They were also given the opportunity to talk with student members of different clubs and organizations which they can join.

Later, current freshmen gave the visiting eighth graders tours of the school.
“It’s important that they can learn more about Centennial and what the school has to offer,” said freshman Sarah McKay.

SGA elections results in at last (Tiffany Howard)

On June 10, 2011, the Student Government Association (SGA) of Centennial High School held elections for the upcoming 2011-2012 year. There were six positions for candidates to apply including: President, Vice President of School Activities, Vice President of Public Relations, Secretary, Treasurer, and Board of Education Representative.
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Miller Branch library undergoing renovations (Meg Coble)

Construction on the new Charles E. Miller Branch library is well under way, with a projected December 2011 grand opening.
The new Charles E. Miller Branch and Historical Center will be three times the area of the current Miller Branch and will include a slew of new additions, including a computer lab, group study rooms, a children’s classroom, and a bank of meeting rooms. The new establishment will also feature changing exhibits showcasing elements of historic Ellicott City.
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Up the Next Rung: Athletes climb up to the Next level (Salman Hashmi)

The 2010-2011 school year is coming to an end, and when a new school year begins in the fall, so will another exciting year of sports.


The gaps that the class of 2011 has left might be big, but the athletes are ready for the challenge. The goals these athletes have are the same: become a leader on the field and bring back a championship to Centennial. Senior Chris Peterson and sophomores Trisha Mockapetris and Peter Vorel are among the rising athletes for each of their programs.
Peterson has played on the varsity team during his sophomore and junior year and has been regarded highly for his speed at the tight end position. He has received the honors of Howard County second team at tight end (2010-11) and captain of the junior varsity team during his freshmen year. Peterson sets the expectation to play at the highest level as well as “to get a winning record and play well as a team.”
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