Tag: Mikayla Martin

Junior and Senior Dance Companies to Travel to Disney in April

Words: Mikayla Martin

Every two years, the Centennial senior and junior dance companies fly to Disney World in Florida to perform.

In these upcoming months, both companies will be working very hard to prepare for this trip. In class dancers run through numerous dances that they will be performing at Disney.

Each company will perform dances choreographed by their captains, in addition to dancers choreographed by Mrs. Clark, the dance teacher.

During their time in Florida, dancers will have plenty of time to enjoy the park. competition. They’ll be allowed to go around the park, and also have the option to stay at the resort to relax.

Clark stated, “I am very excited for us to perform at Disney Springs because we have the prime time showcase time; Friday night so it’s going to be packed!”

Being one of the junior company captains, I am very excited to perform the dance I choreographed at Disney and walk around the park with my best friends. It will be a true experience. This will be the 7th year the dance companies have gone to Disney.

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Varsity Baseball Ready to Make Their Mark on the Season

Words: Mikayla Martin

After a 7-10 record for the 2016-2017 season, the varsity baseball team is ready to kick off the new season strong.  The seniors on the team are ready to make their final season count.

The team hopes to be stronger and more motivated this year by improving all aspects of their mindset and skill.

Many of the seniors agree they stay motivated on and off the field by telling themselves that since its their final year on the field in high school and that they should make it count.

Senior Alex Crocamo talked about how the team will miss their seniors from last year as well as players this year who are injured, but that their team this year should not be underestimated.

“Missing some of our returners from either injury or other reasons will definitely have an effect on the season,” said Crocamo. “However, I still think we should be contenders in every game we play with the addition of some juniors moving up to varsity this year.”

The hopes are high that this season will memorable and victorious.

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Centennial Students Attend Living the Dream Gala

Words: Mikayla Martin

This past weekend, February 24th, the Living the Dream gala was held at M&T bank Stadium by the Zaching Against Cancer foundation. The goal in holding this event was to increase cancer research funds, direct patient outreach, and scholarships.

Several Horizon club board members who attended the gala, Francis Kim, said he “went because it seemed like a great opportunity to support such a great cause and I had no issue donating my time for the possibility of giving hope to someone that needs it.”

Everyone who did not know the story of Zach Lederer, a Centennial alumni, and the foundation were informed by tribute speeches in memory of him given by his family.

The Zaching Against Cancer foundation has inspired families at the event to support the cause. One woman, who sadly lost her son to cancer, gave a speech on how the foundation aided her son with his battle against cancer.

When her son passed, the foundation inspired her to support the cause further. Donations were asked at the end of the night, and the audience did not fail to show their support.

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Centennial’s Girls’ Varsity Basketball Defeats Mount Hebron

Words: Mikayla Martin

On Wednesday, December 13, the Centennial Girls’ Varsity basketball team defeated Mount Hebron high school with the score being 54-33. Junior Chandler Worthy and sophomore Rasa Welsh made an incredible effort throughout the game by making critical shots. “The momentum from winning on Monday and tonight will hopefully lead us to success on Friday” says Worthy. The team is extremely hopeful in leading a season filled with victories. “We’re starting to play for each other, and that’s what’s making us stand out for other teams.” says Senior Mary Grace Lambert. This Friday, December 15, the Centennial Eagles will take on the Long Reach Lightning in hope for another remarkable win.

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Centennial Staff Take The Stage

Words: Mikayla Martin

Photos: Laila Abu-Ghaida

Centennial’s Dancing with the Staff was held this past Friday, November 3. The show had a huge turnout, with many students coming to see their favorite teachers perform.

The show displayed the talents of teachers like: Mr. Slopek, Mrs. LaPointe, Mr. Panzarella, Mrs. Reynolds, and Mr. McCoy.

Senior Ashely Xu and her partner Mrs. Landi won the crowd vote while senior Josie Brock and Ms. Hammers, won the judges’ vote.

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