Tag: Shawn Kruhm

Centennial’s Table Tennis Club Update

Words: Shawn Kruhm

The Table Tennis Club welcomes all students of Centennial to attend their meetings every other Wednesday. The next meeting will be held on February 14. Currently, the club’s only official members are the President and Vice-President; anyone who is interested is encouraged to come.

Although the Table Tennis Club does not have many consistent members, its sponsor, Jarret Emery, said that the club continues to meet his expectations.

He shared, “Our club is awesome. Everything is going well.”

As always, if anyone has any questions about the club, contact Mr. Emery at jarrett_emery@hcpss.org.

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Students Talk About Class Selections for 2018-2019 School Year

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Course recommendations and class choices for the upcoming school year have begun and students are starting to stress.

Many students at Centennial are involved in multiple activities outside of school. Having to find a balance between school and extracurricular activities is a struggle. This causes many high schoolers to stay up late and lose sleep. Overwhelming yourself with a large school workload and numerous activities is something students should take into consideration when selecting their classes.

Darian Avery, a sophomore at Centennial High School, said, “It’s not hard to be challenged at Centennial. With sports and other outside activities that require time out of your nights, it’s a challenge finding time to make it all work.”

Along with getting good grades to please both themselves and their parents parents, students want to do well in school to impress colleges. Most high schoolers have already started to think about their future. Many students want to take higher level courses, like junior Olivia Weakland to get into the school they want.

I want to take harder classes to challenge myself to look better for college,” Weakland said.

Challenging yourself is a good thing until it is taken too far. Stress starts to build up when students want to take more intense classes, but they do not know what will be too much.

Sophomore Sarah Sopchick said, “I stress about choosing the classes I’ll take next year because I want to make sure I find a good balance and I don’t want to overwhelm myself.”

As long as students know their strengths and weaknesses, they should not struggle or stress about their class selections. If the course they are taking is too challenging for them, they can always drop to a class that is less intense.

“I don’t stress about classes coming up next year. I don’t think there’s much of a reason to. Stressing over classes is pretty pointless because they are what’s tomorrow and people should focus on today,” said Centennial junior, Kieran Newell.

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Centennial Fine Arts Prepare for The Nutcracker Performance

Words: Shawn Kruhm

Centennial High School will be performing Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker on Thursday, November 30, and Friday, December 1 at 7 p.m. The show will be held in the school auditorium. Admission is $10.00 at the door or online at chs.hcpss.org.

The show is being presented by Centennial’s Junior and Senior dance companies, members of orchestra, wind ensemble, and the singing groups Bella Voce and Madrigals.

The students and the directors of the production have been working for the past few months to put on this show. Performers in the show have been spreading the word about the show through announcements and posters at school, and social media.

The Nutcracker has been a part of Centennial’s history for a long time. The performing arts program used to alternate between the Winter Spectacular and The Nutcracker every other year, and have made the decision to return to that tradition.

One of the directors of the show and Centennial’s dance teacher Rebecca Clark shared, “the directors wanted to bring new repertoire to their students, and thought this would be a great way to bring The Nutcracker back to the Centennial community.” 

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Centennial’s Table Tennis Club Update

Words: Shawn Kruhm

The Table Tennis Club Sponsor, Jarrett Emery, has confirmed that the club meets on Wednesdays at 2:15 in the cafeteria. The club still does not play against any schools outside of Centennial. In the future, they are hoping to expand and compete against other clubs at other high schools. The Table Tennis Club is a great way to have fun and play the game you love with some friends. As always, if you have any questions about the club contact Mr. Emery at jarrett_emery@hcpss.org.

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Centennial’s Table Tennis Club

Words: Shawn Kruhm

The Table Tennis Club is a great way to get people together and “simply meet and play table tennis,” says Jarrett Emery, sponsor of the club. Club President Ruocheng Zeng, Mr. Emery, and other club representatives are still working out the details of the club. The club will likely meet on Wednesdays, after school, in the cafeteria.

The Table Tennis Club will occasionally play in tournaments among each other. The club is not currently playing anyone outside of Centennial, but their goal is to eventually compete against clubs from other schools. If you are interested in learning more about the Table Tennis Club, contact Mr. Emery at jarrett_emery@hcpss.org.

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Centennial’s Chess Club

Words: Shawn Kruhm

The Chess Club invites and welcomes players of all levels of talent to come and share their passion of chess with others. “The mission of the club is to invite all players so that they can enjoy a fun game of chess,” says Harun Gopal, Co-President of the club.

Harun works side by side with President Anudeep Metuku. The club meets from 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Room 606 every Tuesday.

Members of the club are encouraged to join the Howard County High School Chess League, a casual league in which many students throughout Howard County participate.

The club also plans to attend two tournaments this school year: one in December and another in June.

“The purpose of this organization is to allow students to play against different people and play styles that they might not have seen in their school,” said Harun.