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Centennial’s Hello Dolly!

Words: Zach Grossman

Centennial’s production of Hello Dolly! began on Thursday, March 23, and continued until Sunday, March 26.

In this year’s play, many returning faces were seen on stage, as well as many new actors and actresses. Hello Dolly! is about a matchmaker named Dolly Levi, played by senior Minnie Gregorini, who enjoys meddling in other people’s lives, which results in three couples being matched together. Among the three couples matched was Dolly herself. Some of the other characters were Ambrose, Horace, Emergrade, Corenelius, Barnaby, and Minnie Day were played by seniors Jun Lee, Jack Goodman, Mevie Henderson, Miguel Fernandez, sophomore Noah Katz, and junior Carolina Requejo, respectively. Irene was played by senior Emily Erle on the Thursday and Saturday performances and senior Ally Wilson on the Friday and Sunday performances.

As always, the theatre department put on a spectacular and entertaining performance every night.

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Football Senior Night

Words: Parker Subasic

On September 4, the Varsity Football team played their last game of the season against the Glenelg Gladiators.

All seniors were honored and walked across the field with their families.

Seniors Matt Shoenberger, Michael Klein, Mason Smith, Khai Walker, Elijah White, Jun Lee, Eli Ross, Emmanuel Carmicheal, Owen Marcinek, David Uribe, Kayode Fatodu, Hadi Malik, Elijah Scott, and Justin Homassel were all honored as players along with managers Stephen Cagas and Fraser Scott.

Sadly, on the Eagles lost 42-12 in the last game of the season.

Junior running back Corey Eudell came out strong in the first quarter and rushed for touchdown to really set the tone on offense. However there was drought for scoring until senior Elijah White returned a kickoff for a touchdown.

The team finished with a 1-9 record an improvement from the previous two years.

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Disney Live

Words: Mevie Henderson

As children of the 1990’s and 2000’s, Centennial students are no strangers to the copious amounts of classic Disney movies. Recently these movies have been turned into live performances with famous actors from either Broadway or Hollywood. The opinions have been mixed on whether the students like these performances or if they think they weren’t as great as the original.

Some students believe that the exposure to the art is exciting, but the casting isn’t superb, which ruins the excitement of the original version.

Senior Maddie Caldis said, “Being a musical theatre nerd, it’s great to know that the art is gaining more attention. At the same time it’s frustrating to see these popular celebrities casted for iconic roles instead of actors who could do the roles justice.”  

On the other hand, some students enjoy these movies and love seeing how much work goes into producing a flawless show.

Senior Jun Lee said, “I love them! I enjoy watching how much work goes into putting everything together.”

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Centennial Ties Homewood in Annual Game

Words: Michael Moore

Photos: Izzie Chausse

The annual basketball game between Centennial students from the Sports for Life classes, and a team from Homewood High School took place on March 8 at Centennial.

In front of a gym packed full of students and faculty, the game was as entertaining as it is every year. Both teams played very hard, and the game ended in a tie, 68-68, after Centennial senior Darius Baker scored in the final seconds.

Seniors Niky Sicilia, Baker, Dougie Barnes, John Hohmann, Tyrel Wilkins, and Austin Kraisser led the game for the Eagles. Juniors Mason Smith, Jun Lee, and sophomores Jeremy Wilson, Ryan Patterson, and Josh Horen were also big contributors.

This was yet another fantastic chapter in the tradition that is the Centennial vs. Homewood game.

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Pop Concert and Photos

Words: Ashley Berry

Photos: Izzie Chausse

On Wednesday, May 20, Centennial High School held their annual choir Pop Concert. Students from every Centennial choir group performed various popular songs from different genres such as: Stay by Rihanna, Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, and Lay Me Down by Sam Smith.

Solos, duets, A Capella, small groups, and large groups made the show a night to remember. The Acafellas and C#, Centennials two A Cappella groups, sang to 21 Guns, Lion Sleeps Tonight, and Geronimo; Concert Choir started the night with Bohemian Rhapsody. Madrigals ended the first act with Stand by Me by Ben E. King and Women’s Choir started the second act with My Boyfriends Back by Angels. An all freshman group, Aparajita Kazi, Moitri Kazi, Max Shen, Basilica Arockiaraj, and Minu Mandal, performed Demons by Imagine Dragons.

Soloist Stephanie Boisvert took the show in a different direction when she sang to Life of the Party, while Cece Denby danced contemporary on the stage. Montria Walker, a powerhouse singer, took on the classic I Have Nothing by Whitney Houston and earned much praise. Other soloists, Eddy Choe, Mackenzie Brandon, Cecilia Hsu, Jayla Waters, Juhl Dwivedi, Sky Betz, Jun Lee, and Jesse Kinstler sang It’s A Beautiful Day, 1901, Simple as This, Stay, Skinny Love, Warrior, Lay me Down, and Hallelujah, respectively.

The only duet of the night was No Air by Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown sang by John Hunter and Montria Walker. All Centennial Choirs sang the Skyrim Theme, ending the night, along with a big ‘thank you’ to their beloved teacher, Jessica Cummings.

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