Tag: Steven Mitchell

Indoor Track and Field State Championship

Words: Zach Grable

On Tuesday, February 21, the Centennial Indoor Track and Field team competed in the State Finals.

For the Boys’ 4×800, juniors Greg Costello, Daniel Gao, Steven Mitchell, and senior Anthony Ferrera came in 7th place with a time of 8:39. This was a very good accomplishment for them and a strong finish to Ferrera’s last indoor season.

For the Girls’ 4×800, junior Claudia Pilcher and seniors Alli Krahe, Mary Monroe, and Olivia O’Connell finished in 6th place with a time of 10:10. This time set a new indoor record for Centennial. For the 1600m, sophomore Alison Betler came in 9th (5:30) and junior Kirsten Wikner came in 11th (5:33). For the 3200m, Betler came in 8th (12:22), sophomore Cora Blount came in 9th (12:25) and senior Kara Taylor came in 10th (12:26).

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Indoor Track and Field Regionals

Words: Zach Grable

On Tuesday, February 7, the Centennial Eagles Track & Field team participated in Regionals. Centennial had many athletes who finished in the top 8 and multiple who qualified for States.

State qualifiers include Olivia O’Connell, Mary Monroe, Alli Krahe, and Claudia Pilcher for the Girls’ 4×800, along with Steven Mitchell, Daniel Gao, Anthony Ferrara, and Greg Costello for the Boys’ 4×800. Alison Betler finished in 8th place and Kirsten Wikner finished in 7th place for the Girls’ 1600, both qualifying for States. For the Girls’ 3200, Alison Betler, Cora Blount, and Kara Taylor finished 7th, 8th, and 10th, respectively, and all qualified for States. Ethan Carpenter finished in 4th place for the Boys’ 3200 and will run at States.

The runners will compete in the State Championship on February 21.

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Cross Country County Championship

Words: Zach Grossman

On October 27, 2016, the Centennial Eagles Girls and Boys Cross Country teams placed exceptionally well at the County Championship.

Sophomore Alison Betler finished sixth overall with a time of 19:27. The girls’ top six placed as following: Betler(6), senior Kara Taylor(8), sophomore Cora Blount(9), junior Cassie Yates(35), sophomore Christina Stavlas(43), and junior Carolina Requejo(47). The girls placed second overall.

The top six runners for the Boys’ were senior Daniel Gao (14), junior Ethan Carpenter (15), junior Steven Mitchell (17), senior Anthony Ferrara (40), David Rina (46), and sophomore Chris Bieberich(51). The team finished in sixth place overall.

The Regional Championship is on November 3, 2016 at Centennial.

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The Drowsy Chaperone

Words: Diana Cagas

This weekend was a big moment for Centennial’s theatre program. On March 17-20, the school’s auditorium was illuminated with colorful beams of light and the stage was decorated with amazing set designs as the theatre department performed The Drowsy Chaperone.

Centennial theatre does an excellent job when it comes to engaging an audience with its best quality of work, especially when the cast and crew put in an endless amount of effort to rehearsals.

Not only did the show include live music from some of Centennial’s best musicians, but the musical also featured jaw-dropping choreography.

In the third musical number titled “Cold Feets”, Robert Martin, the male lead played by sophomore Steven Mitchell, sang about having the jitters on his wedding night. Moments later, Mitchell was joined onstage by senior Eddy Choe, who played George, Robert’s best man. Both actors sang and tap danced, but that was not the best part. What seemed to impress the audience was when both Mitchell and Choe started on the left side of the stage and took turns carrying each other in flips until they ended up on the other side. After this moment happened, the auditorium was filled with parents and children saying “Wow!”

It is always a great thing to see the actors having a grand time on stage. Throughout the show, the audience was in awe at how amazing the roles fit each actor.

The Drowsy Chaperone could not have portrayed itself as “a pu-pu platter of tunes” if it weren’t for senior Kevin Costello and junior Jack Goodman’s pastry puns, senior Grace Nardei’s hysterical spit-takes on freshman Colton Smith, junior Minnie Gregorini and sophomore Sydney Grossman’s vexing yet hilarious role as Kitty, junior Maddie Caldis’ fitting personality for playing the drowsy chaperone, sophomore Ethan Kinstler and senior Nina Parekh’s outstanding narration as the Man in Chair, the 50+ background singers as the staff and guests of the wedding, the pit band, the background producers, and of course Kathryn Carlsen, the show’s director.

The musical also featured some first time leads, including Mitchell playing the fiancé of senior Stephanie Crispell’s character, Janet Van De Graaff, and junior Jun Lee portraying his role as Feldzieg.

The show had a total of four productions, and a long-lasting applause was held at opening night on Thursday, March 17. It truly was a wonderful performance by all who contributed in Centennial’s spring musical.

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Acafellas

Words: Diana Cagas

With Pop Concert coming early this year on October 14, 2015, Centennial’s choir groups are preparing for the big show. Centennial’s all-male A cappella group, the Acafellas, are tuning up for the quickly approaching concert.

On September 1, the Acafellas held their first meeting for the 2015-2016 school year. Senior Daniel Kelly started it off by giving a short introduction and a meet-and-greet with the returning and new members followed shortly after.

Just two months away from the show, choir director Mrs. Jessica Cummings presented a possible song choice to the group, titled “Sound Off” by Paul Rardin. Listening to the song had the guys singing and laughing because of the funny tune.

As a returning member of the club, sophomore Steven Mitchell said, “Joining Acafellas helped me get to know more people and meet with upperclassmen.”

For more information on Acafellas, see Mrs. Cummings in room 703 or visit Centennial’s music website- www.centennialmusic.org.

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