Tag: Corey Grable

2015 Graduates’ Advice to Rising Seniors

Words: Ashley Berry

For most people, senior year is a last “hoorah;” a year to celebrate your time at Centennial. It is also a time to plan for the future: sending in college applications, applying for jobs, enlisting in the military, etc. Although it is an important year, many seniors develop a condition know as “Senioritis.” The graduated class of 2015 has been through it all. Together, they walked the halls of Centennial through freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year. To the class of 2016 from the class of 2015, here is some wise advice:


“In general, just treasure your time with everyone around you. I know I said I couldn’t wait until senior year ended, but honestly, when it ends you will wish everything got to stay the same.”

-Amanda Ali


“For senior year, just enjoy being a kid one last [time]. Nail whatever you put your mind to, try new things, and if you’re given an opportunity, take it! Live it up!”

-Daniel Giangrandi


“The best advice I could offer is to never lose focus on your priorities, even though [during] senior year it becomes easy to. Try to maintain good habits because the year flies by, and the next thing you know you’ll be preparing to be a freshman in college. Also make the most of senior year and take advantage of the time you have with your friends because you’ll blink and it’ll be over with.”

-Anna Mitchell


“The start of senior year is rough, and you can’t go into it slacking off immediately because you still have to get into college.”

-Jordan Burk


“My advice is to have fun and remember these last few months of high school. I wish I knew how fast the year flew by.”

-Corey Grable


“My advice would be to get your college applications done early and to cherish the fun moments because the school year goes by so fast!”

-Kimmy Eads


“Start working on college applications in the summer. There’s a lot of tedious work that you can get out of the way beforehand because those deadlines come up fast. Also, enjoy every moment of senior year. Don’t skip the activities because you think you’re too cool or that no one’s going – these are moments you will never be able to get back. I wish I would have known how quickly the year goes by.”
-Giana Han


“I would say to keep an open mind and try as many new things as you can before you graduate. I’ve had some great experiences this year and they wouldn’t have been possible without an open minded attitude and my closest friends near by.”

-Meghan Kelley


“Don’t get caught up in any unnecessary drama. Just enjoy your last year at home and make the most of it.”

-Monika Buczak

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Centennial Boys’ Lacrosse Falls to Hebron

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

The Centennial Eagles Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse team faced their rivals, the Hebron Vikings, on Friday, April 24. The Eagles came up short and lost the game 9-3.

Freshman Jeremy Wilson scored the first two goals, while senior Justin Rottman scored the final goal for Centennial. Junior goalie Jason Simpson, had four great saves within a minute and Corey Grable, a senior, showed his stick skills by beating the Hebron midfield multiple times throughout the game.

At half time, six Centennial alumni were honored for their athletic achievements. One of the six honored was Centennial’s hero Zach Lederer. After all six were announced and celebrated, the alumni and the fans honored Zach by “Zaching”.

The Boys’ next game is Tuesday, April 28, at home against Hammond.

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Know Your Planet Night Photos

Words and Photos: Corey Grable

On Tuesday Feb. 24, Centennial hosted Know Your Planet Night, a fair type event that displayed projects done by the students that focused on environmental awareness and improved conservation. Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Griffiths and Mrs. Reese spearheaded the effort as teachers, and Mrs. Miller made an appearance as well.

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Wingspan is Thankful this Thanksgiving

Words: The Wingspan Team

The Wingspan team has a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving season, from our award winning news magazine to the great people that are on the team.

We are given opportunities every day to be grateful for what already exists in our lives. Every weekday, at 7:25 am, I am reminded of how grateful I am for my students and for all members of the Wingspan team. These individuals invest the minds, hearts, and souls into bringing you the news and sharing the stories that make a difference. To all of you: thank you. My life is enriched because you are in it.


I am grateful to all the wonderful opportunities that have presented themselves to me and the promising future ahead.

~Amanda Krew

I am thankful for the opportunities and experiences that the Wingspan has provided me during my journalism career and will continue to provide in the coming years.

~Madhu Lal

I am thankful that I am apart of an amazing community at Centennial. It is the greatest thing to know that you are part of place that inspires happiness and giving.

~Chythanya Murali

I’m thankful for Netflix!

~Amanda Ali

I’m thankful for my family and friends for always supporting me.  I’d also like to thank VW for everything he does for the journalism program.

~Martha Hutzell

I’m thankful to live in such a safe, supportive community.

~Anna Mitchell

I’m thankful to have caring and trustworthy friends.

~Sammy Kastner

I’m thankful for J1 kids that do work at a moments notice and for my family, friends, and anyone who has a positive  impact on my life.

~Corey Grable

I am thankful for my family and safe travels.

~Jonah Drenning

I’m thankful for being able to wake up every day safe and healthy and for the chance to achieve anything I choose.

~Sabrina Han

I am thankful the Wingspan team that gave me a place where I can follow my dreams and be myself.   I’m also thankful for my wonderful friends and family, including my sister who I get to spend every first period with in the Wingspan room.  And for VW who never stops supporting us.

~Giana Han


The Opening Centennial Football Game’s Results and Pictures

Photos: Corey Grable

Words: Michael Moore

On Friday, September 5th, the Centennial football team took the field for an opening night battle against the visiting Reservoir Gators.

The opening kickoff put the Gators back by their own goal-line thanks to an impressive play by sophomore Justin Taylor. The Gators had the ball for the majority of the first quarter. They were penalized countless times and held the ball for almost eight minutes.

The Centennial defense finally got a stop, forcing a turnover on downs at the four minute mark. However, the defense’s break was short lived as the Eagles turned it over on the very first play. Reservoir took advantage of the excellent field position and scored the first touchdown of the game.

The score was 7-0 going into the second quarter, but that didn’t hold very long. The Gators scored on the very first play of the quarter to increase their lead by another 7 points. The visiting offense seemed to be gaining yards fairly easy at that point. About 4 minutes after their latest touchdown, the Gators went to the air to pick up their next 7 points, and then scored again on a quarterback sneak 4 minutes later. At the half, the Gators were up 27-0.

The 2nd half was more of the same for both teams, but the Eagles continued to fight admirably with all they had. Senior Kody Clark, and juniors David Phelps, Brian Johnson and Darius Baker along with the rest of the defense would not go away without a fight. They would not give up on any play and put their all into the game. However, the Eagle’s offense couldn’t get any momentum and the visitors found the end zone on a pitch out in the third quarter to tack on more points, and extend the lead to 34-0.

The fourth quarter resulted in another touchdown for the Gators, which would be the final time either team scored in the game. The final result was 42-0 in favor of the Gators. However, the Eagles have lots to build on and will look to improve on that.

Know Your Planet STEAM Expo

Words: Miranda Mason

Photos: Corey Grable

On Thursday, Feb. 27, the Know Your Planet STEAM Expo took place at Centennial from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. At this event, students presented projects that demonstrated how the environment relates to different areas of academics.

According to CHS Quicknotes, students from Foundations of Technology, AP Economics, American Government, English 12 Honors, Environmental Science AP, Earth Science G/T, Art, Photography and Math Analysis classes presented projects at the expo, as well as participated in a poetry reading.

Sophomore Teresa Whittemore spent several weeks creating a stop-motion video for her American Government class that explores renewable portfolio standards, which dictate that a certain amount of resources a state uses must be from a renewable source.

“We had to take an environmental issue and find a government policy that addresses that issue,” said Whittemore.

Junior Mayukha Pakala created a tri-fold board about composting with seven other students from her Environmental Science AP class. Her group also created a quiz in which visitors of the expo had to identify whether certain items, including an orange juice carton, a styrofoam lunch tray and string cheese were able to be composted.

Senior Christin Downie attended the expo for both her English class and as a member of the National Art Honor Society, and she believes the event was a good way to bring together the many different groups at Centennial.

“They definitely blended the Centennial community by combining STEM with art and English,” said Downie.

Patricia Reese, a Government and Economics teacher, had students from both of her classes presenting projects at Centennial.

“I love the idea that it’s all about the environment,” said Reese. “The students can see it through all the different subjects. They can see one topic through all these different lenses.”