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Centennial Wrestling Celebrates Senior Night

Words: Joey Sedlacko

Photos: Delanie Tucker & Noorie Kazmi

On Thursday, February 6, the Centennial wrestling team honored five senior wrestlers during the match versus rival Mount Hebron High School. Yusuf Mehboob, Siddharth Dudla, Yash Joon, Young Han, and Usman Sabir were all honored for their commitment and dedication to the wrestling program. Unfortunately, the Eagles lost the match by a score of 40-27.

Last week,  Centennial faced off against numerous county opponents. On January 30, Centennial defeated Reservoir High School 42-36. In their next match on February 1, the team competed in a tri-meet with Glenelg High School and Howard High School. The Eagles lost versus Glenelg 58-15, but Centennial bounced back with a 39-30 win against Howard.

In the match leading up to senior night, Centennial competed against Carver Vocational-Technical High School. The Eagles suffered a close loss by two points.

Now that the regular season has ended, the wrestlers will represent the Eagles at the county championships.

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Aloha from the Senior Class

Words: Natalie Knight-Griffin

Photos: Noorie Kazmi

On Thursday, February 7, seniors participated in the annual Senior Luau. The celebration included luau-inspired foods, a DJ, and a sea of Hawaiian t-shirts. Seniors ate, drank their complimentary slushies, and danced the night away from 5-7 pm. 

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Centennial Girls’ Basketball Struggles in Season Opener

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Noorie Kazmi

On Friday, December 6, the Centennial girls’ basketball team hosted Marriotts Ridge to kick off the regular season. Unfortunately, the Eagles were defeated by a final score of 51-28. 

The offensive struggles began during the beginning of the second and third quarters when Centennial only scored a combined five points.

Despite being down 18 points at the start of the fourth quarter, the girls fought until the end. Senior Brook Anderson was the only Centennial player to score in the fourth quarter with three three-pointers. She finished the game with 15 points.

Centennial will look to capture their first win on Wednesday, December 11, where they take on top-rival Mount Hebron.

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Centennial Volleyball Suffers Tough Loss on Senior Night

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Noorie Kazmi

On Thursday, October 24, the Centennial Varsity Volleyball team hosted Marriotts Ridge in their final game of the season. Despite the team’s valiant effort, Centennial was defeated by a final score of 3-1. 

Seniors Sarah Allen, Gabriella Dipasquale, and Kayla Kellner were celebrated prior to the Senior Night match. 

“It was not the outcome we necessarily wanted, but we played really well together as a team,” said Allen. “We have a chance to face them again in playoffs this year and we plan on coming back stronger.” 

The seeding for the 3A East playoffs will be announced on October 28.

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Fall Concert Recap

Words: Thomas Hitt

Band

On Monday, October 14, Centennial kicked off the fall concert cycle with their four band ensembles. 

The jazz band opened the night, performing two upbeat songs that were filled with solos. The first song was Barnburner by Les Hooper and the second song was LaFiesta by Chick Corea. 

After the jazz band finished, Symphonic Band filed onto the stage and played Coast Guards March by Karl King, under the direction of James Kranz, the new addition to the band program. When the first song came to a close, Kranz introduced himself to the audience. He then continued directing Mark Lortz’s The Heart of Madness and Richard Saucedo’s Fanfare for Justice.

The Symphonic Winds took the stage next, playing El Capitan, a John Phillip Sousa march directed by David Matchim, followed by Journey Through Orion by Julie Giroux directed by Kranz. For the last song, Rakes of Mallow by Leroy Anderson, Matchim returned to the podium to conduct.

When the Symphonic Winds exited the stage, the Wind Ensemble entered. They performed three movements of Julie Giroux’s Symphony No. IV: Bookmarks of Japan. The first movement was Fuji-San meaning “Mt. Fuji,” the second was Nihonbashi meaning “Bridge Market,” and the third was Kinryu-zan Sensoji meaning “Thunder Gate.” In addition to normal percussion instruments, the ensemble played taiko drums, a Japanese percussion instrument. 

Words: Emily Hollwedel

Photos: Noorie Kazmi

Orchestra

On the night of Tuesday, October 15, parents and students alike arrived at Centennial to view the fall orchestra concert. It was conducted by orchestra teacher Allen Leung. 

Centennial’s orchestra played a selection comprised of two works: Symphony No. 14 by Robert Schuzman and Symphony No. 21 by Mozart. The concert was well-recieved by both the audience and the students participating. 

“I think the concert went really well,” said violist Praagna Kashyap.

Words: Sasha Allen

Photos: Noorie Kazmi

Choir

On Wednesday, October 16, Centennial’s choir department performed at their annual fall concert. The Chamber Choir sang If Ye Love Me and In His Care-O, Belle Voce sang Down in the River to Pray and Si Me Vers Avaient des Ailes, and Concert Choir sang Festival Cantate and Tunggare.

Rebecca Vanover, the director of the choir department, decided to resume this fall concert tradition this year. Kai Daley, a junior and member of both Belle Voce and Chamber Choir, says that this new concert date took some adjustment.

“I personally felt kind of thrown,” Daley said. “I’m not used to performing fresh out of the gate.” 

Along with a new concert schedule, Daley also had to get used to the new voices around her. 

“It was especially strange for me in Chamber Choir to stand in the same place as last year but to hear some completely different voices around me. The concert did give me a really good feeling about the freshmen and anyone else new to the choir.” 

Despite these new changes, the choir still kept old traditions alive.

“After every concert, we also write post-its of encouragement and what we thought went well, so you always feel like you’re doing a good job,” she said.

Daley is looking forward to the upcoming concert season, and she is already seeing improvement.

“We had a really good sound, and that’s only a month into the school year, so I am really excited to see how the new groups, but particularly Concert Choir, which has the bulk of the new voices, improves.”

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Principal Dillon Comes Out on Top in Centennial’s Annual Dancing With the Staff

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Photos: Noorie Kazmi

On Thursday, October 17, members of the Senior Dance Company partnered with a teacher of their choice to compete in Centennial’s annual Dancing With the Staff performance. 

From Ghostbusters to Despicable Me, students and staff incorporated numerous popular movies and themes into their entertaining dance numbers. 

Once all student and dancer duos had finished their routine, the panel of judges, made up of teachers and school officials, voted on the best dance duo. Although Divya Proper and choir teacher Rebecca Vanover won the judge’s vote, the audience voted for Principal Cynthia Dillon and Lexie Fang to win the first place trophy. Juliet Pantoulis and computer science teacher Michael Hobson received an honorable mention for their Back to the Future performance. 

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