Rising Freshmen: Fears for an Uncertain School Year

June 18, 2020

Words: Sasha Allen Last June, prior to the 2019-20 school year, I wrote an article about the worries and expectations of rising freshmen and matched their fears with words of encouragement and advice from current freshmen. In my interviews with these students, I found they were eagerly awaiting the new ...

Chromebook Distribution in Howard County

Chromebook Distribution in Howard County

May 6, 2020

Words: Sasha Allen Photo: Adithi Soogoor Online learning is difficult for everyone, but for students and staff across the county who do not have access to a device at home, it is nearly impossible. In order to give everyone the same opportunity to participate in online classes, the Howard County Public Sch...

Centennial Clubs Celebrate Valentines Day

February 14, 2020

Words: Sasha Allen Photos: Sara Ferrara With Valentine’s Day here, clubs have decided to take advantage of the season through club sales. Among these are Red Cross and Eagle Ambassadors, who are selling festive treats for students to buy. Red Cross has been selling carnations for $1 a piece to rai...

Centennial Students Commit to Colleges

Centennial Students Commit to Colleges

November 15, 2019

Words: Sasha Allen Photos: Eliza Andrew On November 13, six high-achieving Centennial athletes signed their commitment to their future colleges. Rasa Welsh signed for Campbell University, Lauren Marcotte for Penn State University, Gabrielle Castle-Smith for St. Mary’s College, Ashley Bilger for Fros...

Fall Concert Recap

Fall Concert Recap

October 22, 2019

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 C...

Centennial Students Show Off Their Patriotism

Centennial Students Show Off Their Patriotism

September 25, 2019

Words: Sasha Allen Photos: Melissa Notti On Wednesday, September 25, Centennial students embraced USA day by wearing red, white, and blue. The halls were filled with flags and everything patriotic. Tomorrow is Twin Day where students will match with their friends, showcasing their spirit. nk/dt/pb/th For more br...

Back to School Night

Back to School Night

September 10, 2019

Words: Sasha Allen Photos: Adithi Soogoor Back to School Night is full of anxious parents learning about their students’ academic year, but there is more that goes on behind the scenes. While the parents are in their children’s classes, their students have the chance to learn about the dozens of clu...

Student Exchange Day Highlights Differences in Schools Across County

Student Exchange Day Highlights Differences in Schools Across County

April 1, 2019

Words: Sasha Allen and Emily Hollwedel Photos: Zach Grable On Wednesday, March 27, six students from Long Reach in the Howard County Student Exchange program visited Centennial to see what it was like to go to a different school. Overall, the response to the exchange day was positive. “It’s not too different from Long R...

High School Students to Participate in First Ever Howard County Student Exchange Day

March 26, 2019

Words: Sasha Allen and Emily Hollwedel *Editor's Note: April 1, 2019--This article has been modified to reflect the correct date of the second exchange, April 3. A previous version stated that it was April 4.* About a year ago, Wilde Lake senior Rachel Henry was going about her usual day when she was...

Film Club Hosts the First Annual Film Festival

Film Club Hosts the First Annual Film Festival

March 26, 2019

Words: Sasha Allen Photos: Noorie Kazmi On Wednesday, March 13, Centennial held its very first film festival hosted by the Centennial Film Club. All Centennial students were encouraged to submit a short film to be judged, awarded, and watched at the festival. Summer Shen, the Film Club president, organi...

Spring Sports Tryouts Overview

February 26, 2019

Words: Sasha Allen With tryouts for spring sports quickly approaching, students are finding different ways to prepare for the big day. No matter the sport, there is an enormous amount of preparation that has to be done to make it onto any team. Patrick Correal-Winters is trying out for outdoor track, a...

Centennial Girls’ Varsity Basketball Faces Devastating Loss Against Marriotts Ridge

Centennial Girls' Varsity Basketball Faces Devastating Loss Against Marriotts Ridge

January 11, 2019

Words: Sasha Allen Photos: Adithi Soogoor On Wednesday, January 9, the girls’ Varsity basketball team played a tense game against Marriotts Ridge, losing by a final score of 48-36. The first quarter started out slow, with both teams keeping up strong defense. With just over five minutes left in t...

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