Tag: Sandy Eichhorn

Color Day

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Photos: Jeremy Hall and Shalini Malhotra

On Thursday, April 27, Centennial students and staff participated in Color Day.

Seniors were decked out in red, juniors dressed in white, sophomores represented in blue, and freshmen showed out in black. Color Day is a highly anticipated spirit day as students can wear tutus, tights, glitter, and bandanas.

The pre-Prom spirit will continue on Friday, April 28, with Jersey Day.

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“Groutfit” Day

Words: Sandy Eichhorn and Abby Vall

Monday, April 24, marked the first day of Prom Spirit Week. The students kicked off the week by dressing up in groutfits (gray outfits).

Groutfit’s have become more popular recently, and so students excitedly showed their spirit dressed in comfortable gray outfits. These outfits usually involve students wearing sweatpants and sweatshirts, but students and teachers took their own twist on the day.

Some teachers were seen with a gray cardigan or shirt as their groutfit, while some students went all out and encompassed the “sweats look.”

In addition to Groutfit Day, Monday was also Grim Reaper Day, which was organized by Eagle Ambassadors. The Grim Reaper and school officer came into the classes of the students who volunteered and told the class that that student had died in a car accident. The officer, Grim reaper, and student would then go outside of the classroom and the student’s face would be painted to resemble a ghost. These students then came back to class and represented victims of car accidents. They were given t-shirts that said how they died, varying between texting or drinking and driving. Once they became victims, the students were not allowed to speak for the rest of the day. The point of Grim Reaper Day is to spread awareness about the consequences of distracted driving and driving under the influence.
Spirit Week will continue on Tuesday, April 25, with Tourist Day.

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Centennial WorldFest

Words: Abby Vall

Photos: Sandy Eichhorn

Centennial held its annual WorldFest on Tuesday, March 28. The event is a time for the community to gather together and celebrate the diversity of cultures within Centennial. National Honor Society coordinated the event and members volunteered throughout the evening.

Centennial’s various clubs sold food from different cultures such as gimbap,Taco in a Bag, hummus, falafel, and meatballs. Along with plenty of food, there was a gallery walk with boards Centennial volunteers created celebrating their unique cultures. A multitude of countries were represented like the Philippines, India, Ireland, and Zambia.

There was a short break between the food booths and the fashion and talent show, where visitors could participate in several workshops ranging from belly dancing to flag making.

The fashion and talent show was a chance for students to represent their backgrounds by dancing, singing, and playing instruments. Bonding Through K-Pop, a North African Medley dance, and a Bollywood dance were some of the many performances. Halfway through the show, several students walked on stage with cultural clothing from countries such as India, China, El Salvador, Sudan, and several more.

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Centennial vs. Homewood Game

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Photos: Shalini Malhotra and Zach Grable

Centennial hosted Homewood for the annual Centennial vs. Homewood game on Wednesday, March 22. Centennial’s team was made of up students from the Sports for Life classes. Eighteen Centennial students played: Shawn Atmar, John Bossom, Drew Burk, Stephen Cagas, Floyd Collier, Sean Cooley, Paul Drutch, Hamzah Elhabashy, Hudson Graves, Nick Haskins, Zane Haug, Justin Homassel, Alex Kartak, Andy Lee, Ammar Narmouq, Michael Pellegrini, Eli Ross, and Kevin Woo. The team was coached by Corey Eudell, Shawn Hill, Andrew Hohmann, Michael Kefyalew, and Sean Taylor.

Homewood quickly took the lead in the opening play of the game and continued to put points on the board. Centennial responded with strong passes and teamwork but was unable to take the lead. Centennial trailed 13-10 at the end of the first quarter.

During the second quarter, Collier started the Eagles off with a basket while Pellegrini and Burk also helped close the gap between the teams. Despite their best efforts, Centennial went into the locker room behind 23-17 at the half.

During halftime, Matthew Na energized the crowd with his halftime dance party. Centennial fed off this energy and was able to take the lead in the third quarter after Graves hit two foul shots. Homewood quickly responded with a three point shot and once again took the lead. The Eagles fought back, with Narmouq, Pellegrini, and Haug putting points on the scoreboard, but Homewood made impressive three point shots to keep them ahead. Centennial went into the fourth quarter behind 37-31.

The Eagles came out hard in the fourth quarter with Burk putting up two, Graves with four, and Haug with seven. However, the crowd agreed with emcees Meg Thompson and Rachel Mathew about Centennial’s lack of defense, and Homewood continued to score relentlessly.

Centennial ultimately fell to Homewood, 55-46. After the game, the teams participated in a dunking competition and a three-point contest where Centennial won the former and Homewood the latter.

 

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Softball Defeats Wilde Lake in Season Opener

Words and Photos: Sandy Eichhorn

Centennial’s Varsity Softball team kicked off the season with a victory over the Wilde Lake Wildecats on Tuesday, March 21.

Despite the slow start, the Eagles took the lead after senior Caroline Strott and freshman Sarah Phelps each scored a run. The Eagles held this 2-0 lead until freshman Sarah Allen scored off of a hit by junior Gracie Rockefeller.

Centennial kept hounding the Wildecats and quickly increased their lead to 6-0 with runs from freshman Sarah Sopchick, sophomore Grace Bennett, and freshman Lauren Marcotte.  

Wilde Lake generated some scoring opportunities but with key plays from Bennett and Rockefeller, the Eagles kept them off the scoreboard.

The Eagles scored two more runs to end the game from senior Celina Jensen and Rockefeller, defeating the Wildecats 9-0.

Centennial will play against Howard High School on Thursday, March 23.

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Girls’ Basketball Senior Night

Words: Kieran Senisi

Photos: Shalini Malhotra and alumnus Izzie Chausse

On Friday February 17,  the Centennial Eagles Girls’ Varsity Basketball team faced off against the Howard Lions for the Eagles’ Senior Night.

Seniors Sandy Eichhorn and Jasmine McCree were both honored before the game. Though the Eagles played hard, they fell short to Howard, losing 42-55.

Freshman Rasa Welsh and McCree both led the team offensively, scoring 13 and 12 points respectively.

The Eagles will play on Friday, February 24, against the Reservoir Gators in the first round of playoffs.

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National Spring Signing Day

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Photos: Shalini Malhotra

On Friday, February 4, four of Centennial’s senior athletes signed their Letter of Intent to play sports at the collegiate level.

Jasmine McCree will play Division 1 soccer at Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland. McCree made First Team All-County and First Team All-State.

Jennifer Dietrich signed to play Division 3 field hockey at Washington and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania. Dietrich made Second Team All-County as a goalie in the 2016 season.

Cristina Narron will be playing Division 3 soccer at Salisbury University in Maryland. Narron received recognition in the county and earned an Honorable Mention this past season.

Olivia O’Connell signed to Kenyon College in Ohio lay Division 3 field hockey. O’Connell made First Team All-County during her senior season.

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