Tag: Sandy Eichhorn

Ugly Sweater Day

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

On Wednesday, December 19, Centennial students broke out their ugliest sweaters for Ugly Sweater Day. Many wore Christmas or Hanukah themed sweaters with reindeer, menorahs, Santa, or trees in a tacky fashion. Students felt the holiday cheer throughout the day and laughed about their friend’s sweaters, comparing them to see who had the ugliest of them all.

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Girls’ Soccer Loses in State Semifinal

Words: Zach Grable

On Saturday, November 12, the Centennial Eagles Girls’ Varsity Soccer team played the Urbana Hawks in the 3A State Semifinals at Linganore High School.

Although temperatures approached freezing, this very important game brought many fans from each school to the stadium.

The first half was scoreless. Centennial had multiple opportunities from senior Jasmine McCree, junior Kelli Dunagan, and sophomore Mckenna Griffin, yet they could not finish. The Hawks didn’t have as many opportunities, but also could not put one through the net. This was mainly because of the Eagles’ strong defense, led by seniors Sandy Eichhorn, Madi Griffin, and Cristina Narron, and junior Claudia Pilcher.

Mid way through the second half, Urbana had a breakaway that led to the first and only goal of the game. There was some controversy about this goal because it could have been offsides. With about twelve minutes left in the game, Centennial tried their best to tie, or even win, the game. They had some chances, including a shot by Narron that hit the crossbar. The Eagles were running low on time, and had one final chance to score. A corner by sophomore Ashley Deng could’ve tied the game for Centennial, but it was kicked out by an Urbana player. The final score was 1-0, Urbana.

Centennial fought until the end and had a great season, winning the Regional Finals for the first time since 2004. The Eagles hope to have a good season next year with many returning players.

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Boys’ Soccer Defeats Reservoir in First Round of Playoffs

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

On Thursday, October 27, Centennial Boys’ Varsity soccer defeated Reservoir in the first round of the 3A State Playoffs.

The Eagles quickly put numbers on the board when junior Nick Haskins scored in the first four minutes of the game. Less than thirty seconds later, senior Ammar Narmouq added another goal to the team’s lead.

The Eagles kept up their intensity and created many goal scoring opportunities. The defense held off the attacking Reservoir offense and match their physicality. At the end of the first half, Narmouq flicked the ball to junior Alex Keppler who finished it, putting the Eagles up 3-0.

During the second half, Reservoir came out determined to put a ball in the net. However, Narmouq scored again within the first four minutes of the half, scoring the Eagles fourth and final goal.

Centennial continued to play intense, but Reservoir was able to score late in the second half. The Eagles played their game and won 4-1.

The team’s next game will be at River Hill on Tuesday, November 1.

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Girls’ Soccer Loses to Reservoir on Senior Night

Words: Zach Grossman

On Thursday, October 20, the Girls’ Varsity Soccer team took an unfortunate 1-0 loss against Reservoir High School on Senior Night.

Aside from the unfortunate loss, seniors Mia Coyle, Sandy Eichhorn, Cristina Narron, Jasmine McCree, Gabrielle O’Brien were honored for their dedication to the program.

The rest of the team showed support for their fellow senior teammates by creating posters and hanging balloons to decorate the entire stadium. All of the seniors names were called out and they walked out with their families.

The Eagles’ first playoff game is on November 1, against Reservoir High School.

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Homecoming Carnival

Words: Laila Abu-Ghaida

Photos: Laila Abu-Ghaida and Sandy Eichhorn

On Friday, September 23, 2016, Centennial High School held its annual Homecoming Carnival.

The school year has already become overwhelming for some students.  With so much homework and so many extracurricular activities, it feels as though there’s a constant pressure, a never ending set of expectations, for students to always continue to strive and conquer through their schoolwork.

Taking a break from the stressful environment and being given an opportunity to have fun at school is exactly what the students of Centennial needed for Homecoming Weekend.

“I like how everyone gets a chance to see a snapshot of every club’s valued,” said junior Bebo Harraz, co-president of the Muslim Student Association.

Filled with fun booths, games, foods, and plenty of ways to fundraise for clubs, the afternoon was a major success.

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Pep Rally and Color Day

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Photos:Sandy Eichhorn, Jeremy Hall, Shalini Malhotra

On Friday, September 23, Centennial students and staff wore black, blue, white, and red for Color Day. Freshmen represented their grade by wearing all black, sophomores wore blue, juniors wore white, and seniors wore red.

The hallways were covered in glitter and feathers left over from the face paint and boas.

At the end of the day, all students flocked to the field for the Pep Rally. The athletes walked the field, students participated in a multitude of events like tug-of-war, and the Drill Team performed.

Color Day and the Pep Rally mark the end of the Spirit Week events before Homecoming on Saturday, September 24.

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Special Olympics Torch Run

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Photos: CHS Wingspan

On Thursday, June 9, Howard County police officers and Special Olympic athletes ran in the Special Olympics Torch Run. This run has supports the Special Olympics, and was brought to Maryland by the Howard County Police Department 31 years ago. Runners carried the “Flame of Hope”, or the Special Olympics torch as they passes by three schools where students cheered the runners on.

After the run, some of the Special Olympic athletes from Howard County were sworn in as honorary Howard County law enforcement officers. Since it was brought to Maryland, the Torch Run has raised over $25 million dollars for Special Olympics Maryland.

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