EXCLUSIVE: Wingspan Interviews 2018 Teacher of the Year John Sharbaugh [Podcast]

EXCLUSIVE: Wingspan Interviews 2018 Teacher of the Year John Sharbaugh [Podcast]

April 17, 2018

Interview: Caroline Chu and Natalie Knight-Griffin Photo: Eliza Andrew John Sharbaugh, who teaches English, was recently selected as Centennial’s 2017-2018 senior Teacher of the Year. The prestigious title is awarded to the teacher that they most appreciated throughout their high school years. In this podc...

A Stellar Scientist in the Making: Nicole Meister

April 17, 2018

Words: Caroline Chu On March 24 and 25, The 2018 Baltimore Science Fair was held at Towson University. The fair is run by the Towson-Timonium Kiwanis Club, a local scientific organization that is “cognizant of the need to promote the study of science,” according to its event’s website. Impressively, Centenni...

EXCLUSIVE: Wingspan Interviews Hall of Famer Jean Vanderpool [Podcast]

EXCLUSIVE: Wingspan Interviews Hall of Famer Jean Vanderpool [Podcast]

February 9, 2018

Interview: Caroline Chu and Natalie Knight-Griffin Photos: Camryn Desai This past weekend, Jean Vanderpool was inducted into the Howard County Women's Hall of Fame. The Wingspan team was fortunate enough to speak exclusively with Vanderpool just days before the induction ceremony. Wingspan staff members senior Carol...

Those Who Don’t Celebrate Christmas: What’s the Holiday Season Like?

January 9, 2018

Photos: Minah Mubasher and Harshitha Sayini / Words: Caroline Chu Symbols of Christmas are everywhere. Blow-up figures of Santa dotting lawns, Christmas tree cookies sold at chain restaurants, and wreaths covering neighborhood doors are all commonly-seen images. These symbols represent a vast majori...

Earth Day Opportunities

April 21, 2017

Words: Caroline Chu Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22. Here are a few events you may want to attend. Plant a tree! The Howard County Conservancy, a local non-profit educational center and land trust, will be holding a tree planting event in Mount Pleasant from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Service ho...

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...

Moody’s Mega Math Challenge Review

February 28, 2017

Words: Caroline Chu On Saturday, February 25, two Centennial teams competed in Moody’s Mega Math Challenge. This year’s problem required students to create a model that would determine the overall risk posed to specific national parks as a result of climate change. Senior Suzie Byun led Mr. Wats...

Moody’s Mega Math Challenge

February 23, 2017

Words: Caroline Chu On February 25, ten Centennial students, divided into two teams of five, will compete in Moody’s Mega Math Challenge. The Challenge requires each group to work with one teacher-coach to solve a 14-hour applied mathematics problem. Past problems have included those related to car u...

Centennial Students Qualify for FIRST Tech Challenge States

January 31, 2017

Words: Caroline Chu Centennial students Mathew Zhang, Andrew Zhao, Mathew Zou, and Keertik Bacon won the county level qualification round for the FIRST Tech Challenge on January 29. The competition requires competitors to build and program their own robots and battle other teams. Zhang, Zhao, Zou, and...

National Honor Society Induction

January 19, 2017

Words: Caroline Chu On Thursday, January 12, Centennial's National Honor Society inducted their new members. The event began with a president’s welcome from senior Brittney Murugesan, included a performance from the Centennial Orchestra Quartet, and ended with a speech from Principal Claire Hafets. ...

Snow Gear Day

December 22, 2016

Words: Caroline Chu On Thursday, December 22, students and staff demonstrated their school spirit by dressing up in snow gear. Ski goggles, vests, warm hats, and snow pants were worn, transforming Centennial into what seemed to be a ski lodge. The winter solstice occurred on December 21, marking the offi...

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...

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