Students’ Summer Bucket List

June 17, 2019

Words & Photos: Noorie Kazmi, Keith Hitzelberger, Adithi Soogoor What are our Centennial Eagles doing after school ends? We hunted down three students to find out their plans for summer break. Darren DeGroff Freshman ”Over the summer, I will be building a PC in order to stream League of Legends on Twitch. I will...

Jocelyn Mathew Places Third in International Competition

Photo Contributed by Mr. Mathew

June 14, 2019

Words: Thomas Hitt The International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) took place from May 12 to 17 in Phoenix, Arizona. The event hosted about 1,800 kids from 75 countries. Jocelyn Mathew, a Centennial senior and 2019 graduate, competed in the category of Cellular Biology in the subgroup of Cellu...

Brandon Du and Krystal Wu play with the Columbia Orchestra

May 31, 2019

Words: Sarah Paz On Saturday, May 18, Centennial freshmen Brandon Du and Krystal Wu, winners of the Columbia Orchestra Young Artist Competition, played with the Columbia Orchestra and vocalist Kelli Young at the Jim Rouse Theatre. Wu played the clarinet while Du played the violin. Du, who has previo...

Cosining Off: Math Teacher Mr. Coe Retires

Cosining Off: Math Teacher Mr. Coe Retires

May 30, 2019

Words: Delanie Tucker Photo: Eliza Andrew For the past 37 years at Centennial High School, students have walked the halls, whispering about a certain class and how its teacher never fails to match his shoes to his outfit. Math teacher Alan Coe is commonly known for his coordinating clothes, sarcasm,...

The History of Centennial’s Senior Traditions

Current seniors enjoy the tradition of the crab feast.

May 28, 2019

Words: Caleb McClatchey Photo: Zach Grable On a late May night nearly 40 years ago, Centennial’s class of 1979 gathered in the auditorium. One by one they walked across the stage, received their diploma, and walked off into the next chapter of their lives. They left behind a school just like them–...

The Matchim Advantage

The Matchim Advantage

May 24, 2019

Words: Celina Wong Photos: Zach Grable What was your life like eight years ago? Many of us were in elementary or middle school, when our biggest concern was who we were going to sit with at lunch. For teachers and parents, many of you were in the process of building your careers and families. Eight ...

One-on-One With Editor-in-Chief: Maddie Wirebach 2018-19

May 22, 2019

Words: Julia Stitely In this video, Maddie Wirebach, Wingspan's Editor-in-Chief for 2018-19, is interviewed by her successor, Piper Berry, about her passion for journalism and what it took to become Editor-in-Chief. To find all of our videos, click the link below! ks/pb/js/dt/zg For more breaking news and photos, follow The Wingspan on Instagram and Twitter @CHSWingspan. ...

SGA Elections Results are Announced

May 17, 2019

Words: Sarah Paz The students of Centennial voted for their local student government association (SGA) and Student Member of the Board on Wednesday, April 24. The voting window ended Friday, April 26 in which 75 percent of students from grades 9 to 11 voted. On Thursday, April 25, the Howard County ...

Centennial Students Win First Place at the Howard County Film Festival

May 7, 2019

Words: Julia Stitely On April 26, the fifteenth annual Howard County Film Festival was held at Miller Branch Library, highlighting students in the area who made their own original films. Over 35 films from 12 schools were submitted to the festival, seven of which were made by Centennial students. Centennial ...

The Centennial Jazz Band on Rewind

The Centennial Jazz Band on Rewind

May 1, 2019

Words: Thomas Hitt Photos: Zach Grable On a brisk Monday evening, May 29, The Early Bird Big Band, Centennial’s jazz band, presented their first ever 90-minute jazz concert featuring a professional sound crew, providing the best listening experience possible. To open the night, the jazz band played “Magic F...

Centennial Celebrates Black Achievement at Long Reach High

May 1, 2019

Words: Madison Baltimore On April 24, 2019, seniors of African or African American heritage were honored for academic achievement and maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher throughout their high school careers at the annual Celebration of Excellence. This event took place at Long Reach High School, sponsored b...

G/T Research Program Holds Celebration of Excellence

G/T Research Program Holds Celebration of Excellence

May 1, 2019

Words: Javiera Diaz-Ortiz Photos: Zach Grable As the school year comes to an end, the G/T Research program held its Celebration of Excellence on April 29. Teachers Toni Ireland and Julia Bakhru gathered students, parents, mentors, and some special guests in the cafeteria to celebrate the students’ a...