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Centennial Jazz Band’s Spectacular Eagle Time Performance

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 “Just Plain Meyer,” “Sophisticated Lady,” and “Granada Smoothie.” Solos were performed by several students, each one standing up before the crowd and playing an individual, challenging run of notes.

Soloists during the first and second pieces included: Colin Eng playing the tenor saxophone, Swadhin Nalubola on the alto saxophone, Rainer Hlibok on bass trombone, Henry Bar-O on trombone, and Sean Li on alto saxophone. Colin Homassel, playing the flugelhorn, and Jack Keane on the trombone paired up for an unaccompanied performance during the third piece.

The band played the music from their recent Berklee Jazz Festival national competition, in which the group won fourth place. The impressive placement against hundreds of schools from around the country was no surprise when listening to the passionate and immaculate performances from students. In preparation for the competition, jazz students have been attending daily before school rehearsals since the beginning of the school year.

Although this was the group’s only Eagle Time performance, they encourage students to attend their future events.

 


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A Sweet Surprise: Krispy Kreme Announces Opening in Catonsville

Words: Sarah Kruhm

Nothing compares to the feeling of pure satisfaction when first biting into a fresh doughnut, and nothing tastes quite as good as the original Krispy Kreme. This spring, Krispy Kreme will open a new location in Catonsville. Previously a McDonald’s fast-food restaurant, the store will be established at 6447 Baltimore National Pike. This ideal and convenient location is only eight miles from Centennial High School, situated east of U.S. Route 40 in Baltimore County. The advantageous distance is a huge triumph for the Centennial community, which has not had a store this close since the Krispy Kreme in Columbia closed in 2009.

Senior Sydney Grossman disclosed her love for Krispy Kreme doughnuts and revealed how she is a very dedicated fan.

“As a kid, I went to Krispy Kreme every week with my family,” Grossman said. “They serve the best donuts in the entire universe.”

Founded in North Carolina in 1937, Krispy Kreme has established numerous store locations nationwide and worldwide. Known for its red “hot light” announcing fresh, hot glazed doughnuts made in-store everyday, Krispy Kreme is a unique fan-favorite.

The Krispy Kreme in Catonsville is preparing for its grand opening on March 20, and is currently hiring employees for various job opportunities.

“We are hiring applicants who are 16 and older,” General Manager Sherri Koblinsky confirmed. “The best part about Krispy Kreme is hiring a great team and building a family.”

Koblinsky hopes to positively impact the community through various fundraisers and to enlist the community’s support for these public programs.

Senior Allison Brown expressed her enjoyment for Krispy Kreme and her excitement towards the store opening.

“I can’t wait for this new location in Catonsville!” Brown exclaims, “I have three gift cards I can finally use.”

As students start to struggle through the beginning of the second semester, Krispy Kreme will provide a sweet salvation for students to help relieve their stress and sorrow.

“I have been hoping that one would open near us again. I will definitely be making the trip to Catonsville to visit my favorite food establishment,” Grossman confessed.

If you are interested in applying for a position, or wish to learn more about the store opening, visit or contact Krispy Kreme Catonsville through Facebook. For more information about the Krispy Kreme franchise, visit krispykreme.com.

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Centennial’s Vintage Voices Club

Words: Sarah Kruhm

On Saturday, February 17, Vintage Voices will perform a special Valentine’s Day compilation at Brighton Gardens of Columbia. The performance will occur at 2:00 p.m., and it will include classic songs that reflect the holiday’s theme: “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You,” “Sweet Caroline,” “Build Me Up Buttercup,” “Footloose,” and “Fly Me to the Moon.” Although the performance occurs at a private senior home away from the public eye, students are always welcome to join and participate in the club and in its performances.

Sophomore Maddie Hasson is one of the co-presidents of the club, and she happily praised its impact on the community. “Being in Vintage Voices is a lot of fun,” Hasson gushed. “Performing for senior citizens is always rewarding, especially when they sing along with us! Overall, being the club is a very special experience.”

If you would like more information about Vintage Voices and its events and how you can join, email vintagevoiceschs@gmail.com or visit Ms. Borowski in room 908.

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Maryland All-State Music Students Announced


Words: Sarah Kruhm

Please congratulate the following students on being accepted as wind players to the Maryland All-State Junior and Senior ensembles. CHS band students occupy nearly 10% of All-State ensemble wind sections, more than any other high school in the state. The Centennial students recently welcomed include:

Hyungjoo Han (flute alternate), Emmeline Murphy (oboe), Asha Kline (bassoon), Alexa Patnaude (clarinet), Tomas Germanas (clarinet), Samuel Cheng (clarinet), Richard Gao (clarinet), Larry Du (clarinet), Colin Eng (baritone saxophone), Joshua Oberly (trumpet), Joseph Tsaiho (trumpet), Carter Matties (trumpet), Alexander Chen (tuba), John Sedor (percussion), Helen Yang (clarinet), Nadine Meister (clarinet), Kevin Xu (clarinet), Shane Hou (tenor saxophone), Keegan McCardell (horn), Joanna Park (horn), Tobi Ajiboye (trombone), Jack Keane (trombone), and Norman Zhang (trombone alternate).

The following students are being accepted into Junior and Senior All State Orchestra. Kudos on their hard work and getting into such a prestigious ensemble.

Senior All State members are as follows: Violin 1: Alice Lin*, Angela Kou, Emily Kim, and Allen Wang. Violin 2: Nicole Meister*, Nicole Lee*, Leah Mitchell, Vicki Li, Joon Park, Ruoheng Zeng, and Joshua Qiu. Viola: Jisoo Choi*, Steven Hu, and Ethan Lin. Cello: Hannah Kim, Peter Ho, and Genevieve Lee.

*Placed in top 4 and will audition for section leader.

Junior All State members are as follows: Violin: Aaron Chen, Helen Li, and Justin Liang. Viola: Melody Chu.

Congratulations to freshman Sean Kim on winning the Howard County High School GT Orchestra concerto competition. Sean plays cello and his concerto will be featured in the BSO side by side concert in February at the Meyerhoff.

Also congratulations to sophomore Leah Mitchell on winning 2nd place in the 2017 Friday Music Morning Club Strings Competition. She received a cash award of $700.

The following students were accepted in to the Maryland All State Choir: Ana Cunningham, Nicole Ouellette, Kai Daley, Anika Huang, Rachel Harris (Soprano Alternate), Moitri Kazi (Alto Alternate), Lauren Herr, Sabrina Ochoa, Srija MakkapatiCaroline Shimeall, Ashley Xu, Charu Dwivedi, Shardul RakshitWilliam QuAntariksh Tulshyan, and Ameya Sriram.

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Centennial’s International Thespian Society

Words: Sarah Kruhm

The International Thespian Society (ITS) is a universal theatre honors society with chapters established all over the globe, including at Centennial High School. Sponsored by Centennial’s theatre teacher and director Ms. Kathryn Carlsen, the club meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Currently, the club is discussing this year’s annual fall play, Almost, Maine, which will show November 16-19.

On November 1, the club discussed the current point system, in which every member must earn 8 credits each quarter to remain in the honor society, and the multiple ways an individual can receive credit, such as by seeing a show or attending set build on Saturdays.

Senior and International Thespian Society President Ethan Kinstler divided the club into separate committees consisting of the various components that contribute to the production: Marketing, Design, Costume, Props, and Set. He requested each board to create a schedule of due dates to complete their designated assignments, including the creation of the playbill, the building of the set, and the possession of costumes and props, in pursuance of making the show’s performance next weekend something to remember.

More information about the show, and about ITS, can be found at chstheatre.org.

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Centennial’s Vintage Voices Club

Words: Sarah Kruhm

Vintage Voices is a performance-oriented club in which members sing together and play instruments for residents at local senior homes. Sponsored by Ms. Kelly Borowski, the society hosted its first meeting of the new school year on September 28.

According to a few returning members, the recent assembly had the best turn out in two years! At the introductory meeting, Sophomores Maddie Hasson, Anisha Biswal, and Salma Touni announced themselves to the club as this year’s Co-Presidents and Vice President, respectively.

The board proceeded to introduce the upcoming assignments for the group, including the brainstorm of ideas of how to decorate Ms. Borowski’s classroom door for Homecoming. In addition, the council declared that each member will eventually audition for the school’s vocal music director, Ms. Berta Sabrio, to be properly placed in the most suited vocal range.

While these audition dates have not yet been released, Hasson and Biswal have ensured the group that no cuts will be made, and it is a purely informational process.

After the announcements were publicized, each member filled out a personal survey for the board to get to know the group better, as questions included a member’s vocal range and experience in choir. Although the club has just begun for the school year, its members should encounter a year full of exceptional recognitions and successful performances!

For more information on Vintage Voices and on how you can get involved, please email vintagevoiceschs@gmail.com or visit Ms. Borowski in room 908.

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Centennial Field Hockey Shuts Out Wilde Lake

Photos and Words: Sarah Kruhm

CHS Field Hockey triumphs over Wilde Lake with a resounding 5-0 shutout! With 17 shots on goal, the Eagles brought their A-game as each goal scored was by a different player. The highlight of the game was when senior Samantha Dippel sunk a shot as she went up against Wilde Lake’s goalie in a successful penalty stroke. As the playoffs approach next week, the Eagles are prepared to bring the heat!

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