Students Talk About Class Selections for 2018-2019 School Year

December 22, 2017

Words: Shawn Kruhm Course recommendations and class choices for the upcoming school year have begun and students are starting to stress. Many students at Centennial are involved in multiple activities outside of school. Having to find a balance between school and extracurricular activities is a struggle...

Centennial Artists Recognized by U.S. Congress

June 8, 2017

Words: Kieran Senisi Photos Contributed by: Nan Collins The Congressional Art Awards Ceremony occurred on June 3, and Centennial did not fail to impress.  Five Centennial artists, including Maria Rodriguez Cardona, Abbigail Hong, Rachel Scheetz, Tricia Park, and Ye Sun Park, entered the competition u...

Centennial Says Goodbye: Whalen and Spaide Retire

June 6, 2017

Words: Lisa Kerr Photos: Zach Grable At the end of the 2016-2017 school year, Centennial will be losing two memorable staff members due to their retirement: Mrs. Spaide and Ms. Whalen. Although Centennial will miss them, we are thankful for all that they did in fueling students’ education.  “I ...

Life After Injury: Mia Smith

April 19, 2017

Words: Caroline Chu On January 5, Centennial junior Mia Smith suffered a harrowing injury, a torn ACL. A member of Centennial High School’s Girls’ Varsity Basketball Team, as well as Centennial’s Senior Dance Company, she worried that her injury would impact her ability to participate in the a...

Cherry Blossom Festival

March 28, 2017

Words: Abby Vall The trees are budding and the temperature is rising to seventy degrees in the middle of March, throwing a huge curveball at Maryland. That curveball is that Spring is quickly approaching, meaning the cherry blossoms are coming out. The flowers bloom in Washington D.C where an annual f...

World Hijab Day

February 2, 2017

Words: Meghan Moore On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, the Muslim Student Association organized Centennial’s participation in World Hijab Day. World Hijab Day is an international celebration in recognition of the millions of Muslim women who choose to wear the hijab. Centennial students had the opportuni...

Chinese New Year Festival

January 31, 2017

Words and Photos: Laila Abu-Ghaida On Friday, January 27, 2016, students came together at Centennial High School to celebrate Chinese New Year and honor the Year of the Rooster. The National Chinese Honor Societies from Centennial High School and River Hill High School and the Chinese Club from Marriott...

Unique Holiday Traditions

December 16, 2016

Words: Lien Hoang This year’s Winter Break gives students nine days of free time to spend with family and friends. Winter Break allows everyone to relax away from school and celebrate the holidays with close ones. No matter what holiday, each family has their own unique traditions to celebrate. Leah Alkire, ...

Students’ Favorite Holiday Memories

December 8, 2016

Words: Caroline Chu With the winter holidays quickly approaching, many Centennial students look forward to celebrating and reminiscing on memories from previous years. Junior Todd Hendrix’s fondest holiday memory is opening presents on Christmas morning. The classic tradition is a favorite for many...

Spanish Classes Get Authentic Puerto Rican Experience

Spanish Classes Get Authentic Puerto Rican Experience

December 2, 2016

Words: Meghan Moore Photos: Zach Grable On Friday, December 2, 2016, Centennial students taking Spanish IV and V were able to attend a workshop with Maryland based band Los Hijo ‘e Plena for a traditional Puerto Rican genre of music called la plena. New York author César Colón Montijo, a doctoral c...

Dancing with the Staff

November 17, 2016

Words: Mehnaz Ashraf Centennial High School held it’s annual Dancing with the Staff event on Wednesday, November 16. The teachers and student duos did a phenomenal job creating their routines and performing them to the audience. Senior Gabrielle O’Brien and Mr.O’Brien took home the trophy ...

Centennial Student Performs in All National Honor Ensemble Symphonic Orchestra

November 15, 2016

Words: Caroline Chu The weekend of November 12, Centennial junior Jisoo Choi participated in the All National Honor Ensemble Symphonic Orchestra in Grapevine, Texas. Choi played viola and performed works by Hector Berlioz and Arturo Marquez. She was selected from a national group for acceptance after su...

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