Students Show Their School Pride in Last Days of Spirit Week

Students Show Their School Pride in Last Days of Spirit Week

April 29, 2019

Words: Ellie Zoller-Gritz Photos: Delanie Tucker As spirit week came to a close last week, students showed their spirit on Thursday by dressing up for Decades Day. Seniors dressed in 70s attire, juniors in 80s, sophomores in 90s, and freshmen in 00s. On Friday, Centennial students wore their class co...

Jocelyn Mathew Wins Grand Prize at the Baltimore Science Fair

April 25, 2019

Words: Thomas Hitt On March 23 and 24, Centennial senior Jocelyn Mathew competed in the Baltimore Science Fair and won the grand prize, meaning she will be traveling to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Phoenix, Arizona from May 12 to the 17. Mathew’s project was on helper T cells and how ...

Banerjee Recognized by County Executive for Poetry Achievements

Banerjee Recognized by County Executive for Poetry Achievements

April 12, 2019

Words & Photos: Natalie Knight-Griffin On Friday, April 5, Howard County officials and County Executive Calvin Ball recognized three Howard County students for placing in the top three of the regional Poetry Out Loud competition. Centennial senior Poushali Banerjee recited her winning poem during the event. Due to he...

Dangers of the School Parking Lot

Dangers of the School Parking Lot

April 12, 2019

Words: Julia Stitely Photos: Adithi Soogoor From the dawn of the school day to the afternoon, students and parents of Centennial are affected by the hardships of the school parking lot. In recent years, the parking lot has been known for being the site of several collisions. Between students running in be...

Two Centennial Artists Surpass Two Hundred Others In Juried Art Show

April 8, 2019

Words: Xander Mauer On January 21, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History & Culture gave high school students the opportunity to have their art presented and put on display in the 11th Annual Reginald F. Lewis Museum Juried High School Art Show as part of Martin Luther...

Student Exchange Day Highlights Differences in Schools Across County

Student Exchange Day Highlights Differences in Schools Across County

April 1, 2019

Words: Sasha Allen and Emily Hollwedel Photos: Zach Grable On Wednesday, March 27, six students from Long Reach in the Howard County Student Exchange program visited Centennial to see what it was like to go to a different school. Overall, the response to the exchange day was positive. “It’s not too different from Long R...

The Impact of One Choice

The Impact of One Choice

March 28, 2019

Words: Sarah Paz Photo: Eliza Andrew *Editor's Note: April 1, 2019-- This article has been modified to reflect that the Centennial PTSA hosted the guest speaker. The previous version stated that Centennial was the host.* On Tuesday, March 26, Centennial's PTSA hosted an assembly presented by public speake...

How Many APs Are Too Many?

How Many APs Are Too Many?

March 8, 2019

Words: Celina Wong Photos: Delanie Tucker Although it feels early, students are preparing their schedules for the next school year. Many students opt to take Advanced Placement (AP) classes, which prepare them for the notorious AP tests in the first weeks of May. Centennial offers a wide variety of t...

The Unsung Engineers of FTC Robotics

The Unsung Engineers of FTC Robotics

March 7, 2019

Words: Natalie Knight-Griffin Photos: Eliza Andrew Hidden down one of Centennial’s less crowded hallways (a rarity in itself) and down a rather dim, narrow corridor, is a computer science room- home to the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics club. As I stepped into the room for the first time, the a...

3 Coaches. 1 Program. Still Soaring

3 Coaches. 1 Program. Still Soaring

March 6, 2019

Words: Caleb McClatchey 41 years ago, Centennial’s Varsity boys basketball team celebrated their first win in program history, a 68-64 double overtime victory over rival Mount Hebron. Over four decades and 450 wins later, generations of Eagle athletes have built a program rich in tradition and full...

On Thin Ice: We Can Do Better

February 19, 2019

Words: Maddie Wirebach To put it simply: last Tuesday, I, as well as my teachers and classmates, endured an unimaginably dangerous commute to school. What normally takes me at most, 15 minutes, to get to school, took me about 45. Overnight, freezing rain and sleet covered the roads, trees and powerlines. I woke up to...

A Night of Jazz on Centennial’s Center Stage

A Night of Jazz on Centennial’s Center Stage

January 18, 2019

Words & Photos: Thomas Hitt On Wednesday, January 16, Centennial High School hosted a Jazz Feeder Concert featuring performances from Northfield and Centennial Lane Elementary schools, Burleigh Manor Middle School and Centennial High School. The Jazz Feeder Concert has taken place every year for...

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