Tag: Caroline Oppenheimer

Introducing Ms. Moore

Words: Caroline Chu

This school year, Lynnette Moore was hired as an Assistant Principal for Centennial High School. She had previously served as an administrator at Howard High School for four and a half years.

Moore originally hails from Howard County, Maryland; she attended kindergarten at Stevens Forest Elementary School in Columbia, Maryland, and moved to New Jersey later on in life.

She describes the faculty and students of Centennial as “warm and welcoming.” An experience she has appreciated is members of the school community popping their heads into her office “just to say hello.”

Outside of school, Moore enjoys running races, including 10-kilometer, 5-kilometer, and trail races. Moore has been running since 2006. She is currently preparing for a trail race on October 2, which will help train her for the Army 10-miler on October 9.

Moore states she feels “fortunate” to have been placed at Centennial High School.

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Centennial Basketball Faces Oakland Mills

Words: Michael Moore

Photos: Caroline Oppenheimer

On Wednesday January 29, the Centennial boys’ basketball team took on Oakland Mills in showdown of the top two teams in the county. The gym was packed and there was a playoff-like atmosphere.

Centennial got off to a 7-0 start in the first quarter, which was highlighted by a dunk from senior guard Isaiah White to extend Centennial’s lead to 9-1. The Eagles dominated the first quarter on the offensive end, defensive end, and on the boards, and it ended with a 15-9 Centennial lead.

The second quarter was the same. Senior Chad Strothers and junior Tom Brown continued their impressive games in the second, notching points when they needed to be scored. Senior Kevin Wilson was a force on the boards in the second quarter, helping to facilitate the Eagles offense. White made another exciting play, igniting the crowd with a dunk that gave the Eagles an 11 point lead. The Eagles defense stood tall in the second, helping to preserve a 30-22 lead at the half.

The third was another strong quarter for the Eagles’ offense. Brown had a very good quarter, leading the Eagles out to an 8-3 run to begin the quarter. The Eagles and Scorpions went back and forth in the third quarter, which ended with Centennial on top 43-35.

The stage was set for an exciting final quarter. Oakland Mills got big rebounds early in the quarter to pull within 3. The Eagles held off the push from the visitors, but the Scorpions’ momentum carried them to take the 1 point lead a little over three minutes into the fourth. With the visitors controlling the boards and the Eagles struggling to get calls in the paint, Centennial was in an uphill battle in the home stretch of the game. The teams traded baskets, one team never holding the lead for very long.

With the visitors holding the momentum and time running short, the Eagles found themselves down by three points. This did not seem to bother White, as he drained a long three pointer that not only tied the game, but got the home crowd back in it but energized the team. With just under 10 seconds to play, Strothers hit a free throw that put the Eagles ahead. However, with five seconds left, Oakland Mills hit two free throws that tied the game and sent it to overtime.

The overtime period was back and forth in the beginning, with the two teams once again trading leads. Brown, White, and Strothers helped score points but Oakland Mills would eventually escape with a 66-61 win.

Strothers, Brown, and White would finish with 18, 17, and 15 points respectively, with Wilson adding three more. Senior Connor Clemens and Junior Min An both finished with four points. The Eagles also got strong defensive play from Senior Eli Giest, who made some key blocks down the stretch.


Photos from Crab Feast and Soccer Senior Night

Photos: Caroline Oppenheimer and Izzie Chausse

Words: Giana Han

On October 16, Centennial hosted both the Senior Crab Feast, the boys’ soccer senior night game against Hebron, and the volleyball senior night game against Atholton.

The boys’ soccer team lost 4-0 against Hebron, but they will be playing Long Reach at home for their first play off game on October 24 at 5:00.

Volleyball won against Atholton in five sets and will play the last regular season game on October 22 at Wilde Lake.



Photos from Color Day and the Pep Rally

Photos: Izzie Chausse and Caroline Oppenheimer

Words: Giana Han

Centennial finished its Spirit Week with the traditional color day and a pep rally on Friday, September 19.

Each class was distinguished by what color they wore.  The seniors entered the school wearing red, the juniors wore white, the sophomores blue, and the freshmen wore black.   The day ended with an outdoor pep rally where the Fall sports teams walked out across the field, and the students were treated to performances by the marching band and dance teams.

The “Grim Reaper” Reminds Students of the Consequences of their Actions

Photos: Caroline Oppenheimer and Martha Hutzell

Words: Miranda Mason

On Monday, April 28, 30 students were pulled out of their classes by the “Grim Reaper” as Centennial’s School Resource Officer Mark Perry announced to the students that their classmate was “killed” in a car crash. The students who were “killed” were then given a black t-shirt announcing they had died in a crash caused by distracted or drunk driving, and their faces were painted white. The “dead” students then remained silent for the remainder of the school day.

This event was organized in order to remind Centennial students, especially juniors and seniors, that their decisions have real consequences. According to Perry, this event is going along with the Prom Promise assembly that took place last week that showed juniors and seniors the dangers of drunk or distracted driving. Both of these events are taking place to remind juniors and seniors that are going to prom to make good decisions

“It’s really an important matter that should be addressed in high schools,” said senior Kade Connor, who placed carnations on the desks of the “deceased” students.

“We’re trying to get the message across that if you made bad decisions you could kill yourself, injure yourself, or kill an innocent person and have to live with that for the rest of your life,” said Perry. “I just want the seniors and juniors to know that there are consequences.”