Tag: The Wingspan

Looking Towards Wrestling’s County Competition

Words: Peyton Leineweber

The Centennial varsity and junior varsity wrestling teams are heading into their county competition on February 16 and 17 at Mount Hebron High School.  In previous years the competition has been held at River Hill, but this year it was decided to move the competition to Mt. Hebron.

The varsity competitors have the opportunity to advance to the regional competition whereas the junior varsity team cannot advance forward.

The wrestlers to keep an eye out for are junior Jason Kraisser (145), a two time county and state champion, who is looking to add to his victories, and senior Jacob Blyukher (138), who has finished top in the county tournament every year.

When asked about what he’s looking to accomplish in this year’s county competition Blyukher said, “My ultimate goal is to get a county title, but I also have to set myself small goals to get there like not getting taken down in any match or scoring certain points. I am going to take one match at a time and we’ll see where it goes.”

Newcomer Chris Lee (106) is expected to finish in a top spot in the county competition because of his impressive matches this season. Lee finished in 5th place at the Franklin Tournament. Centennial Wrestling hopes to continue to dominate both individually and as a team at counties.

For more breaking news and photos, follow The Wingspan on Instagram and Twitter @CHSWingspan.

Sharbaugh Wins Teacher of the Year for First Time

Words: Meghan Moore

Photos: Laila Abu-Ghaida

On February 14, Centennial seniors showed their love for their 2018 teacher of the year: John Sharbaugh. Sharbaugh teaches ninth grade English, and he came to Centennial when this year’s seniors were freshmen.

Voting began in senior English classes during the last week of January. The award is very meaningful to teachers, as it’s proof that they’ve made an impact on the lives of their students. It symbolizes the relationship that a teacher has built with their students over the years.

Walking through the English hallway at Centennial, one can see how Sharbaugh interacts with the students. He can be seen joking with students, making people laugh no matter what.

When Sharbaugh was revealed to be the winner, a student government member read some of the things students said when voting for him. They mentioned how he changed the way students viewed English and that he made writing fun.

“His class was never boring, I never dreaded going to his class,” senior Saraiah Khaled shared.

As Teacher of the Year, Sharbaugh will be the keynote speaker at graduation in May. Congratulations to Sharbaugh from the Wingspan team.

For more breaking news and photos, follow The Wingspan on Instagram and Twitter @CHSWingspan.

McCarthy Gets the Gold

Words and Photo: Delanie Tucker

On January 27, 2018 Centennial’s Mike McCarthy received his Gold Belt in karate. He was awarded this belt from the American Academy of Martial Arts after hard work in the academy. Along with the belt, Mike received a certificate outlining his accomplishments.

Mike was very excited to show off his belt along with his certificate. When asked about the accomplishment, he even commented, “[Getting the belt] was crazy hard and I am proud.”

Centennial vs. Reservoir Boys JV Basketball Preview

Words: Joey Sedlacko

The Centennial Boys JV Basketball team will go on the road next Tuesday, February 13,  to play their last game of the season versus Reservoir. The game will tip off at 4:00 p.m. The JV team is riding a four-game winning streak going into this game. The team is having a phenomenal season this year, achieving an impressive 11-1 record in county play and 7-0 record in out of county play.

Earlier in the season on January 3, Centennial defeated Reservoir 67-47. The two teams have a prior history because of previous games. Last season, Reservoir was responsible for two out of the three losses that Centennial’s JV team suffered. In the last game of the 2016-2017 season, Reservoir defeated the JV team in buzzer-beater fashion to win the county championship. The JV team looks to close out the year strong with a win and only one loss the whole season.

 

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.

For more breaking news and photos, follow The Wingspan on Instagram and Twitter @CHSWingspan.

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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