One-on-One With Editor-in-Chief: Maddie Wirebach 2018-19

May 22, 2019

Words: Julia Stitely In this video, Maddie Wirebach, Wingspan's Editor-in-Chief for 2018-19, is interviewed by her successor, Piper Berry, about her passion for journalism and what it took to become Editor-in-Chief. To find all of our videos, click the link below! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDAPq5X7zp8GN4ThdL_9FQw https://youtu.be/iOuhjaXvZ2M ks/pb/js/dt/zg For more breaking news and photos, follow The Wingspan on Instagram and Twitter @CHSWingspan. ...

Junior Interview Photos

Junior Interview Photos

March 28, 2019

Words: Maddie Wirebach Photos: Noorie Kazmi On Thursday and Friday of last week, the  junior class took part in junior interviews. Dressed in their business attire and prepared with resumes, students sat down with volunteer interviewers to answer their questions. The interviews, a Howard County g...

On Thin Ice: We Can Do Better

February 19, 2019

Words: Maddie Wirebach To put it simply: last Tuesday, I, as well as my teachers and classmates, endured an unimaginably dangerous commute to school. What normally takes me at most, 15 minutes, to get to school, took me about 45. Overnight, freezing rain and sleet covered the roads, trees and powerlines. I woke up to...

Centennial Celebrates National Writing Day

Centennial Celebrates National Writing Day

October 26, 2018

Words: Serena Paul Photos: Ellie Zoller-Gritz & Maddie Wirebach On Friday, October 25, 2018, Centennial’s advanced composition class hosted National Writing Day. The different activities that took place ranged from contests to cafeteria games. Students were able to participate in contests like ...

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...

INTERVIEW: One-on-One with Editor in Chief Meghan Moore

May 17, 2018

Words: Julia Stitely As the school year comes to a close, the Journalism team says goodbye to many faces including the Editor-In-Chief, Meghan Moore. The torch is being passed to junior Maddie Wirebach. In this video, Wirebach asks Moore about her experiences in Journalism and her hopes when she leav...

Juniors Suit Up for Practice Interviews

Juniors Suit Up for Practice Interviews

April 10, 2018

Words: Maddie Wirebach Photos: Harshitha Sayini For weeks, juniors have been preparing for a rite of passage: junior interviews. Every year the junior class drafts resumes and dresses up for the mock interviews, a requirement to graduate, in order to prepare for real life interview situations. Originally, ...

Centennial Welcomes First Ever Student-Run One Centennial

April 5, 2018

Words: Maddie Wirebach   Last Thursday, Centennial students had the opportunity to participate in the first-ever One Centennial event. The theme, Unity in Diversity, was aimed at helping students better understand the differences among them to ultimately unite Centennial as a school. With 28 w...

The Impact of March for Our Lives and the Students of Parkland

March 28, 2018

Words: Maddie Wirebach I don’t think I can adequately express the sheer power and passion that radiated through every single inch of Pennsylvania Avenue. There are just no words to describe the feelings I felt as I stood in solidarity with hundreds of thousands of people, proudly and peacefully demonstr...

Centennial Students Participate in Nationwide Walkout

Centennial Students Participate in Nationwide Walkout

March 14, 2018

Words: Maddie Wirebach / Photos: Laila Abu-Ghaida This morning at 10:00 am, Centennial students participated in the nationwide walkout for gun reform. Braving the bitter temperatures, students held up homemade signs with cries for policy change for seventeen minutes, one minute for each victim in ...

Centennial’s National German Exam Results

March 12, 2018

Words: Maddie Wirebach On February 1, over 20,000 students nationwide took the National German Exam, including Centennial’s second, third, and fourth level German students. Written entirely in German, the electronic exam tests students’ comprehension of the German language through an audio/video...

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