Centennial Students Spread Holiday Spirit at Winter Spectacular

Centennial Students Spread Holiday Spirit at Winter Spectacular

December 17, 2019

Words: Caleb McClatchey Photos: Eliza Andrew Students from many of Centennial’s performing arts programs came together to perform the Winter Spectacular for fellow Centennial students on Friday in the auditorium. Members of Centennial’s band, choir, orchestra, and dance programs all perform...

Centennial’s 2019 Poetry Out Loud Competition

Centennial’s 2019 Poetry Out Loud Competition

December 17, 2019

Words: Natalie Keane Photos: Zach Grable On Thursday, December 12, Centennial’s school-wide Poetry Out Loud competition was held in the auditorium.   Twelve winners from the classroom-level competitions joined each other on the stage to each recite two poems from the Poetry Out Loud website data...

Centennial’s Jazz Band Plays with the US Jazz Ambassadors

December 17, 2019

Words: Sarah Paz On Saturday, December 7, Centennial’s two jazz bands opened for the US Jazz Ambassadors in Centennial’s packed auditorium. At 2:45pm, the first jazz band played “Backburner” and an arrangement of “Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer.” Junior Susie Park, a soloist, said that “all of o...

Centennial Performing Arts Programs Perform The Nutcracker

Centennial Performing Arts Programs Perform The Nutcracker

December 12, 2019

Words: Caleb McClatchey Photos: Eliza Andrew & Melissa Notti Centennial’s Performing Arts Department kicked off the holiday season with its performance of The Nutcracker on December 5 and 6 in the auditorium. Members of Centennial’s dance, choir, band, orchestra, and theater programs all ...

Climate Change Action Continues at Centennial

Climate Change Action Continues at Centennial

December 10, 2019

Words: Emily Hollwedel Photo Contributed by: Austin Roch On Friday, December 6, numerous Centennial students stood up from the warmth of their third period classes and exited the building to promote a worldwide climate change operation. The intent of this walkout was to promote awareness of the crisis p...

Centennial Student Attends EAS Conference

December 4, 2019

Words: Emily Hollwedel On November 18, junior Masha Samokhvalova travelled to Plainsboro, New Jersey to participate in the Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS), centered around analytical chemistry and other related sciences. Among the attendees of the annual conference were various university staff, students...

HCPSS’ New Color Code Notification System

December 2, 2019

Words: Sarah Paz The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) is instituting a new color code notification system for school closings. Designed to standardize how the school alerts parents, students, and teachers on emergency and scheduled closings, the system uses five colors to indicate whether HC...

Who Let the Dogs In?

Who Let the Dogs In?

November 22, 2019

Words & Photos: Adithi Soogoor The Active Minds Club brightened Centennial students' Friday by bringing in therapy dogs from Fidos For Freedom. Students gathered in the lobby during all four lunch shifts to interact with the dogs. th/zg/pb For more breaking news and photos, follow The Wingspan on Instagram and Twitter @CHS...

The Wingspan Media Team Interviews Ms. Sormanti

November 21, 2019

Podcast by: Casper Ambrose, Julia Stitely, Noelle Deal, Keith Hitzelberger, Camryn Desai Check out this exclusive interview with Centennial's Counseling Secretary, Ms. Sormanti! Carole Sormanti | School Counseling Secretary   ks/th/dt/pb For more breaking news and photos, follow The Wingspa...

Uighur Awareness Day

Uighur Awareness Day

November 18, 2019

Words & Photos: Mariam Abd El-Shafy The Centennial Muslim Student Association (MSA) held an event called Uighur Awarness Day on Wednesday, October 30. The MSA asked students of Centennial to wear blue, the color of the Uighur flag, and paint the flag on their faces to encourage questions and raise ...

Centennial Students Commit to Colleges

Centennial Students Commit to Colleges

November 15, 2019

Words: Sasha Allen Photos: Eliza Andrew On November 13, six high-achieving Centennial athletes signed their commitment to their future colleges. Rasa Welsh signed for Campbell University, Lauren Marcotte for Penn State University, Gabrielle Castle-Smith for St. Mary’s College, Ashley Bilger for Fros...

Changes to Centennial’s Parking Lot

Changes to Centennial’s Parking Lot

November 5, 2019

Words: Mariam Abd El-Shafy    Photos: Eliza Andrew When students returned from summer break for the 2019-20 school year, there were some major changes made to Centennial’s parking lot.  Last school year, students without parking permits overcrowded the school’s lot. Parents dropping off thei...

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