CHS’ Model UN Team Goes to Hopkins

February 21, 2013

Words: Miranda Mason From February 7 to February 10, Centennial’s Model UN Club competed in the Johns Hopkins University Model UN Conference, with sophomores Emily Abdow and Daniel Park receiving an honorable mention. At the event there were around 1,800 student competitors, with four countries and 26 s...

Centennial PAWS Club Takes Steps to Help Out

February 19, 2013

[slideshow] Words: Miranda Mason Photos Provided By: Katie Hogan Centennial’s PAWS club recently began organizing trips to a local privately owned shelter, Animal Welfare Society. Members of the PAWS club are continually making trips to the shelter to help take care of the dogs there. Originally, t...

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...

Poetry Out Loud

November 30, 2012

[slideshow] Words: Miranda Mason Photos: Paul Didwall Ellicott City, MD - On Friday, November 30, 2012, the school-wide Poetry Out Loud (POL) competition took place in the CHS auditorium, with senior Sarika Reddy winning first place, Gabe Lewman with second place and Brianna Richardson as the runner-up....

Cyberbullying Drop Box Available to CHS Students

November 29, 2012

By Miranda Mason Ellicott City, MD - On Wednesday, November 28, 2012, a Cyberbullying Drop Box was added to Centennial’s website after action by the CHS Lines of Love club. The Cyberbullying Drop Box allows anyone who witnesses an act of bullying to report it anonymously to the school by uploadin...

Storm Damage

October 29, 2012

Storm Damage, a set on Flickr. The "Frankenstorm" has already begun to cause damage to Centennial's community. Photo Credit: Miranda Mason...

Senior Crab Feast Takes Place at CHS (Miranda Mason)

October 23, 2012

[slideshow] Photo Credit: Navraj Karla The senior crab feast took place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on October 18, 2012 in the CHS cafeteria. Seniors were served hot crabs as they sat at tables that had been covered in preparation for the feast. Besides crabs, seniors also had the option of eating other ...

Decision To Change Grading Scale On Hold (Miranda Mason)

September 19, 2012

On Thursday September 13, 2012, a Board of Education meeting was held in Ellicott City in order to consider a change to the grading scale for county high schools. There were three options for possible changes to the grading scale, but no decision was made. At the meeting, it was decided that more information...

PSAT Date Announced (Miranda Mason)

September 6, 2012

On October 17, 2012, sophomores and juniors will be taking the PSAT in school. On September 4, PSAT study guides were distributed to English teachers in preparation for the test. The PSAT is a practice test for the SAT’s, which most students take in their junior or senior year. The SAT scores of students...

Shooting At Perry Hall Shocks CHS Students (Miranda Mason)

August 30, 2012

On August 27, 2012, alleged shooter Robert Gladden Jr. opened fire in the Perry Hall High School cafeteria, hitting seventeen year-old Daniel Borowy. Gladden, a student at Perry Hall and fifteen years old, allegedly brought a broken down shotgun and 21 shells with him to school, according to charging...

Last Day Of School Could Be Changed (Miranda Mason)

April 19, 2012

On Tuesday, April 24, there will be a meeting with the Maryland State Board of Education and the Howard County Board of Education to decide on when the last day of school will be; either the current date will be kept, or it will be moved to earlier in the month. The decision will be announced on the...

Centennial Halls Empty With Multiple Field Trips (Miranda Mason)

April 18, 2012

[slideshow] Shown above: Photos of the field trip to Gettysburg. photos provided by Andie Henneberg On Friday, April 13, two field trips on the same day drained classes of most of their students. Those who were out included science and technology classes, along with most students involved in music...

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