She’s the First Zumbathon

Photos Provided by: Rachel Baeq

May 19, 2016

Words: Madhu Lal Photos Provided by: Rachel Baeq She's the First held its first Zumbathon on Wednesday, May 18. The club, created in order to help raise money towards educating girls, held the fundraiser in the main gym at Centennial. Juniors Rachel Baeq and Suqi Wu planned the event and Anthony Edgehi...

Junior Interviews

Junior Interviews

March 23, 2016

Words: Madhu Lal Photos: Izzie Chausse and Hunter Hall Centennial hosted its annual junior interviews on March 22 and 23. Juniors created resumés and prepared for their interviews in their English classes. These interviews were a way for students to gain an understanding of what it takes to apply for a...


March 23, 2016

Words: Madhue Lal Photos: Michael Merkey Centennial hosted WorldFest on, March 22 from 6-9pm. The event hosted an array of different cultures and ethnic cuisine. The cafeteria was lined with foods ranging from German apple desserts to Indian samosas. Student produced projects, each displaying a differe...

Cultural Masks

Cultural Masks

March 16, 2016

Words: Jacob Mauer Photos: Madhu Lal Guest Photographer: Danielle Kalivretenos Centennial students in Mr. Hanssen’s Art II and Art II GT classes have begun making masks. The masks, when finished, will be an expression of their individual cultural identities both on the outside and inside. The masks are ...

Centennial Black Out

Centennial Black Out

February 19, 2016

Words: Madhu Lal Photo: Izzie Chausse Students flooded Centennial’s hallways with a sea of black today, February 19, as hundreds of students participated in a school-supported blackout, partially in response to the controversial video released a few weeks ago by several Mt. Hebron students. Many s...

Dealing With Depression- Madhu Lal

December 2, 2015

Words: Madhu Lal I've dealt with depression for almost three years now. My illness ran my life most of my sophomore year. I stopped caring about my friends, my family and myself. At the time, I felt worthless, like the life I was given was supposed to be gifted to someone better than me, someone who ...

Poetry Out Loud

November 20, 2015

Words: Madhu Lal Yesterday Thursday, November 18 the auditorium was filled with students waiting for their peers to recite poetry during the annual Poetry Out Loud competition. Poetry Out Loud is a national competition aimed to encourage youth to explore the subject of poetry through selecting and mem...

The Decade of Disney Day

The Decade of Disney Day

October 8, 2015

Words: Madhu Lal Photos: Izzie Chausse and Hunter Hall On Thursday, October 8 many Centennial students participated in Disney/Character Day. Students dressed up as their favorite book, movie, or television show characters. Although many students participated in the event, many seniors opted to dress in 80...

Green Schools

September 28, 2015

Words: Madhu Lal The Green Ribbon Award is an award created to help enforce and reward schools that support and implement sustainable living practices on a school wide basis. This award is given to schools by the U.S. Department of Education, and strives to inspire schools to become more environmentally ...

Officer Bryon Dietzel Leaves the Nest

September 11, 2015

Photos: Shalini Malhotra Words: Madhu Lau Officer Bryon Dietzel, Centennial’s security guard has decided to leave his position here and join the Howard County K9 Unit. Officer Dietzel worked at Centennial for a year. Within that year, he kept the student body safe and created many friendships with stud...

Senior Portraits

June 13, 2015

Words: Madhu Lal Senior portraits took place in the auditorium from Monday, June 8 to Tuesday, June 9. All rising seniors were scheduled to take senior portraits for next years yearbook. Students were not required to get their portraits done in school, however, all rising seniors were given the oppo...

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