Centennial’s Literary Magazine, Aquila, Launches Virtual Issue

June 2, 2020

The Wingspan is proud to announce that our school's literary magazine, Aquila, has just launched its issue for the 2019-2020 school year. You can read the magazine here: https://sites.google.com/view/centennialaquila/2019-20-online-magazine Congratulations to Mrs. Mancini and her team, and we than...

The Aftermath of the 2018 Ellicott City Flood: Could More Have Been Done?

Two Primitive Beginnings employees, Samantha Kelley and Elizabeth Milano, sit perched on the front step after returning to the destroyed store to begin recovery. Photo contributed by Jeff Braswell.

October 4, 2018

Words: Maddie Wirebach It was the one-in-a-thousand event no one expected to happen twice in under two years: the devastating flooding of Old Ellicott City on May 27, 2018 almost exactly 22 months after the July 30, 2016 storm. Stores, memories, history, lives- these were just a few of the things swe...

East Coast Prepares for the Wrath of Hurricane Florence

East Coast Prepares for the Wrath of Hurricane Florence

September 13, 2018

Words: Eliza Andrew This story has been revised and updated September 14, 2018, 7:04 a.m. to correct the strength of the storm as it makes landfall on the Carolina coast. After a long summer of record-breaking heat, the east coast prepares to take on Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm originating from the lo...

Floods Ravage Old Ellicott City in Weekend Storm

May 29, 2018

Words: Delanie Tucker On May 27, Old Ellicott City suffered severe damage due to a flood. The National Weather Service reports that nearly 8.4 inches of rain fell on Ellicott City, causing the small town to flood for the 15th time since 1768, the second in the last two years. The town's history of flood...

Spring Sports Preview 2013 – Girls Lacrosse

March 22, 2013

Spring Sports Preview 2013 Girls Lacrosse Words: Salman Hashmi Ellicott City, MD - “I am very excited about the upcoming season for Centennial Lacrosse. We have a young team with great skill and speed. All the girls are really ready to learn and grow as lacrosse players so from here forward we will ...

Spring Sports Preview 2013 – Varsity Baseball

March 18, 2013

Spring Sports Preview 2013 Varsity Baseball Words: Salman Hashmi Ellicott City, MD - The 2013 Centennial Eagles baseball team looks to build upon last year even though the team lost key players to graduation. Coach Dennis Ahearn feels that this year will be a year to grow for the team. “[I am] Excite...

CHS Eagles Varsity Basketball Defeats Stephen Decatur High School

February 28, 2013

[slideshow] Words: Anna Mitchell Photos: Caitlin Martin Ellicott City, MD - On Tuesday, February 26, the 14-8 Eagles boys’ basketball team began their journey in the playoffs.  They faced off against the 13-0 Stephen Decatur High School Seahawks. Stephen Decatur, a 3A school, is located in between...

In Memoriam of Stephen Rane

February 13, 2013

Our deepest condolences, thoughts, and prayers are with the Centennial community, alumni, University of Maryland students, and the family and friends of Stephan Rane. Stephen was killed in a senseless act of violence at his off-campus apartment during the morning hours of February 12, 2013. He was...

Pep Rally Rescheduled

February 12, 2013

The Centennial High School Administration has rescheduled the Winter Pep Rally for Friday, February 22, 2013. The Pep Rally was initially scheduled for Friday, February 8, but was cancelled due to a two-hour school delay. The planned schedule for the day of the Pep Rally is: Period 1: 7:25 - 8:15 Period...

Hoops for Change

January 30, 2013

[slideshow] Photos: Caitlin Martin Ellicott City, MD - On Monday, January 28, Centennial Boys Varsity Basketball played against Mt. Hebron in the Hoops for Change game. The Hoops for Change game is part of the Howard County-wide "Change Matters" Campaign. Proceeds from the event went to Grassroots. C...

Rattling the Handle: A First Person Account of Realizing the Importance of Drills

January 29, 2013

Words: Miranda Mason Photos: Caroline Oppenheimer As a writer, I have always struggled with an overactive imagination, which is why I was one of the few people in my class who didn’t continue to laugh and chat as Dr. Perkins came onto the PA system to announce that a lockdown drill was now taking place. Most of m...

The Spectacular Winter Spectacular

November 30, 2012

[slideshow] Article: Paul Didwall Photos: Caitlin Martin Ellicott City, MD - If The Winter Spectacular were a movie, and you were to watch a trailer for it, quotes would sequentially appear on the screen with sayings such as, “10 out of 10,” “Five Stars,” “Centennial Amazes Again,” “There i...

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