Tag: Centennial High School

McCarthy Gets the Gold

Words and Photo: Delanie Tucker

On January 27, 2018 Centennial’s Mike McCarthy received his Gold Belt in karate. He was awarded this belt from the American Academy of Martial Arts after hard work in the academy. Along with the belt, Mike received a certificate outlining his accomplishments.

Mike was very excited to show off his belt along with his certificate. When asked about the accomplishment, he even commented, “[Getting the belt] was crazy hard and I am proud.”

Centennial vs. Reservoir Boys JV Basketball Preview

Words: Joey Sedlacko

The Centennial Boys JV Basketball team will go on the road next Tuesday, February 13,  to play their last game of the season versus Reservoir. The game will tip off at 4:00 p.m. The JV team is riding a four-game winning streak going into this game. The team is having a phenomenal season this year, achieving an impressive 11-1 record in county play and 7-0 record in out of county play.

Earlier in the season on January 3, Centennial defeated Reservoir 67-47. The two teams have a prior history because of previous games. Last season, Reservoir was responsible for two out of the three losses that Centennial’s JV team suffered. In the last game of the 2016-2017 season, Reservoir defeated the JV team in buzzer-beater fashion to win the county championship. The JV team looks to close out the year strong with a win and only one loss the whole season.

 

A Sweet Surprise: Krispy Kreme Announces Opening in Catonsville

Words: Sarah Kruhm

Nothing compares to the feeling of pure satisfaction when first biting into a fresh doughnut, and nothing tastes quite as good as the original Krispy Kreme. This spring, Krispy Kreme will open a new location in Catonsville. Previously a McDonald’s fast-food restaurant, the store will be established at 6447 Baltimore National Pike. This ideal and convenient location is only eight miles from Centennial High School, situated east of U.S. Route 40 in Baltimore County. The advantageous distance is a huge triumph for the Centennial community, which has not had a store this close since the Krispy Kreme in Columbia closed in 2009.

Senior Sydney Grossman disclosed her love for Krispy Kreme doughnuts and revealed how she is a very dedicated fan.

“As a kid, I went to Krispy Kreme every week with my family,” Grossman said. “They serve the best donuts in the entire universe.”

Founded in North Carolina in 1937, Krispy Kreme has established numerous store locations nationwide and worldwide. Known for its red “hot light” announcing fresh, hot glazed doughnuts made in-store everyday, Krispy Kreme is a unique fan-favorite.

The Krispy Kreme in Catonsville is preparing for its grand opening on March 20, and is currently hiring employees for various job opportunities.

“We are hiring applicants who are 16 and older,” General Manager Sherri Koblinsky confirmed. “The best part about Krispy Kreme is hiring a great team and building a family.”

Koblinsky hopes to positively impact the community through various fundraisers and to enlist the community’s support for these public programs.

Senior Allison Brown expressed her enjoyment for Krispy Kreme and her excitement towards the store opening.

“I can’t wait for this new location in Catonsville!” Brown exclaims, “I have three gift cards I can finally use.”

As students start to struggle through the beginning of the second semester, Krispy Kreme will provide a sweet salvation for students to help relieve their stress and sorrow.

“I have been hoping that one would open near us again. I will definitely be making the trip to Catonsville to visit my favorite food establishment,” Grossman confessed.

If you are interested in applying for a position, or wish to learn more about the store opening, visit or contact Krispy Kreme Catonsville through Facebook. For more information about the Krispy Kreme franchise, visit krispykreme.com.

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Centennial’s Table Tennis Club Update

Words: Shawn Kruhm

The Table Tennis Club welcomes all students of Centennial to attend their meetings every other Wednesday. The next meeting will be held on February 14. Currently, the club’s only official members are the President and Vice-President; anyone who is interested is encouraged to come.

Although the Table Tennis Club does not have many consistent members, its sponsor, Jarret Emery, said that the club continues to meet his expectations.

He shared, “Our club is awesome. Everything is going well.”

As always, if anyone has any questions about the club, contact Mr. Emery at jarrett_emery@hcpss.org.

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Centennial’s Vintage Voices Club

Words: Sarah Kruhm

On Saturday, February 17, Vintage Voices will perform a special Valentine’s Day compilation at Brighton Gardens of Columbia. The performance will occur at 2:00 p.m., and it will include classic songs that reflect the holiday’s theme: “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You,” “Sweet Caroline,” “Build Me Up Buttercup,” “Footloose,” and “Fly Me to the Moon.” Although the performance occurs at a private senior home away from the public eye, students are always welcome to join and participate in the club and in its performances.

Sophomore Maddie Hasson is one of the co-presidents of the club, and she happily praised its impact on the community. “Being in Vintage Voices is a lot of fun,” Hasson gushed. “Performing for senior citizens is always rewarding, especially when they sing along with us! Overall, being the club is a very special experience.”

If you would like more information about Vintage Voices and its events and how you can join, email vintagevoiceschs@gmail.com or visit Ms. Borowski in room 908.

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Who Will Win?

Words: Julia Stitely

An Oscar is one of the most prestigious awards someone in the film industry can earn. Every February, creators from all around celebrate the movies of the year that spark interest. 2017 was an astounding year in film which makes the competition more heated.

What most viewers focus on is the Best Picture award. Fifteen movies are in the running for the main prize. World War II dramas Dunkirk and The Darkest Hour are two nominated. Movies with female main characters like Lady Bird, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and Shape of Water are up against others like Call Me by Your Name, Get Out, Phantom Thread and The Post.

This Oscar season is also groundbreaking in the director category. It is only the fifth time a woman (Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird) and an African American (Jordan Peele, Get Out) have been nominated for Best Director.

Unlike last year, which had obvious spotlight films like Moonlight and La La Land, the winner this year seems blurry. The Academy could go with the creative storytelling of Get Out, the performances of Three Billboards, the action of Dunkirk, or the passion of The Post.

But Sophomore Kruthi Mattupalli already has an idea for the winner. She has “high hopes” that Lady Bird will win the gold for Best Picture. “I’ve heard good things about the movie. It even won two Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture and Best Actress.”

It may be too early in the race to ultimately know who will win. What we know now is that all of these films are amazing enough to be nominated and marks a year of change in the film industry.

The opinions stated in this article do not necessarily reflect the views and beliefs of the Wingspan staff as a whole.

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Aquila Announces Their Upcoming Coffeehouse

Words: Natalie Keane

Aquila, Centennial’s Literary Magazine, is holding a coffeehouse in the school’s cafeteria on Thursday, February 15, from 2:30 to 4:30. The event will feature musical performances from Centennial’s student community. The admission is $5 per person, and all money received is put towards the production of the magazine. Food and drinks will be provided.

Final submissions to Aquila are due on Friday, February 9. Art, writing, and photography can be submitted; writing pieces must not exceed 2,000 words.

To enter your pieces for review, the submission page can be accessed through the magazine’s website, centennialaquila.weebly.com. You may submit as many pieces as you want for review to be in the print magazine.

If your submission is accepted, you will receive a free copy of the magazine issue with your piece featured in it. For any questions, please contact Ms. Mancini in Room 203.

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