Centennial Students’ Homecoming Rituals

September 29, 2018

Words: Natalie Knight-Griffin As homecoming nears, Centennial students prepare for the exciting night in various ways. In the days approaching homecoming, students showcase their school pride with a range of spirit days including pajama day, tropical day, USA day, decades day, and color day. ​​ Out...

Empire Mock Trial Prepares for International Conference in Atlanta, Georgia

September 17, 2018

Words: Natalie Knight-Griffin On Wednesday, September 12, Centennial’s Empire Mock Trial team presented their trial court case before a mass of parents and teachers. After several months of hard work, memorization, and dedication even during the summer, Mock Trial has a full length court case to b...

Centennial Varsity Field Hockey Starts the Season with a Triumph Over Long Reach

Centennial Varsity Field Hockey Starts the Season with a Triumph Over Long Reach

September 10, 2018

Words and Photos: Natalie Knight-Griffin Centennial’s Girls' Varsity Field Hockey team took the field today in their first game of the season against Long Reach High School. The Eagles started off strong as senior forward Abby Doff scored the first goal within the first two minutes of the game. The...

Girls Varsity Soccer Defeats Mount de Sales in First Game of the Season

Girls Varsity Soccer Defeats Mount de Sales in First Game of the Season

September 7, 2018

Words: Natalie Knight-Griffin Photos: Delanie Tucker Centennial Girl’s Varsity Soccer team took on Mount de Sales Academy for their first game of the season. The ball traveled up and down the field as the Eagles played a back and forth game of offense and defense. Several minutes before the half, ...

Centennial Girls Varsity Lacrosse Takes on Marriotts Ridge for Senior Night

Centennial Girls Varsity Lacrosse Takes on Marriotts Ridge for Senior Night

May 7, 2018

Words: Natalie Knight-Griffin / Photos: Eliza Andrew On Friday, May 4, the Centennial girls varsity lacrosse team fell to Marriotts Ridge after celebrating their senior night. A total of nine seniors played in their last home game of their high school career: Julia Grable, Claudia Pilcher, Mary Gr...

Centennial’s Wind Ensemble Makes History: First HCPSS School to be Accepted to Midwest Clinic

May 3, 2018

Words: Natalie Knight-Griffin On April 4, 2018, Centennial's band director, David Matchim, announced to Centennial’s Wind Ensemble members that they made it into The Midwest Clinic. The Midwest Clinic is an annual conference taking place from December 19 to 22, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. It is a high...

EXCLUSIVE: Wingspan Interviews 2018 Teacher of the Year John Sharbaugh [Podcast]

EXCLUSIVE: Wingspan Interviews 2018 Teacher of the Year John Sharbaugh [Podcast]

April 17, 2018

Interview: Caroline Chu and Natalie Knight-Griffin Photo: Eliza Andrew John Sharbaugh, who teaches English, was recently selected as Centennial’s 2017-2018 senior Teacher of the Year. The prestigious title is awarded to the teacher that they most appreciated throughout their high school years. In this podc...

Girls Varsity Lacrosse Takes on South River: Photos

April 11, 2018

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Centennial Jazz Band’s Spectacular Eagle Time Performance

February 21, 2018

Words: Natalie Knight Griffin Photos: Sarah Kruhm On Wednesday, February 21, Centennial’s Jazz Band gave a superb and exciting performance in the auditorium during Eagle Time. Free tickets were distributed to students that were interested in attending. The concert consisted of three pieces titled “...

EXCLUSIVE: Wingspan Interviews Hall of Famer Jean Vanderpool [Podcast]

EXCLUSIVE: Wingspan Interviews Hall of Famer Jean Vanderpool [Podcast]

February 9, 2018

Interview: Caroline Chu and Natalie Knight-Griffin Photos: Camryn Desai This past weekend, Jean Vanderpool was inducted into the Howard County Women's Hall of Fame. The Wingspan team was fortunate enough to speak exclusively with Vanderpool just days before the induction ceremony. Wingspan staff members senior Carol...

House of Delegates Candidate Visits Centennial’s Young Democrats Club

November 29, 2017

Words: Natalie Knight-Griffin On Tuesday, November 28, Maryland House of Delegates 9B candidate Dan Medinger spoke to Centennial’s Young Democrats club. Medinger introduced himself by walking around the room and shaking the hands of each student, making a personable first impression. The meeting ...

Pajama Day at Centennial

Pajama Day at Centennial

October 12, 2017

Photos: Zach Grable / Words: Natalie Knight-Griffin Pajama day at Centennial took place in the midst of the dreary and exhausting standardized assessment schedule. Students were able to dress as comfortably and casually as they pleased while taking the PSAT. While the stress and exhaustion of testing wo...

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