New Teachers’ Opinion of the School Year

June 14, 2016

Words: Vaishnavi Mahalingam This year, Centennial welcomed several new teachers to its staff. Each new teacher had different expectations for the year, and different opinions of how the year actually went. Timothy Watson, a physics teacher, expected this year to be a lot of work, but stated that his...

Artist of the Week

Artist of the Week

May 13, 2016

Words and Photo: Vaishnavi Mahalingam Senior Mary Yu has been taking art at Centennial since freshman year, but she has been drawing since before elementary school. A piece that she is proud of is on display in the hallway, an oil painting displaying a girl holding her hands up to shield her face. Yu...

It’s Academic TV Tournament Win

May 4, 2016

Words: Vaishnavi Mahalingam Centennial’s It’s Academic won the Baltimore Metro Championship for the It’s Academic TV Show on Saturday, April 30. This is the second year in a row that Centennial’s team has won the competition, and the seventh time in 13 years. Captain Gary Tse, Kevin Costello...

It’s Academic History Bowl

April 27, 2016

Words: Vaishnavi Mahalingam Centennial’s It’s Academic participated in the National History Bowl in Crystal City, Virginia, over the weekend of April 23 and 24. Centennial sent five teams to the tournament, but there was a total of almost 300 teams from all over the country participating in the 1...

Competitions This Past Weekend

April 27, 2016

Words: Vaishnavi Mahalingam This weekend, Model UN, Model Arab League, and Science Olympiad held tournaments, competitions, and conferences. Centennial’s Model UN participated in the Baltimore Area Model UN conference, hosted by Mount Saint Joseph and Seton Keough. Jack Grandolfo placed first and was ...

SMOB Public Forum

April 15, 2016

Words: Vaishnavi Mahalingam On Wednesday, April 13, the candidates for next year’s Student Member of the Board (SMOB) participated in a public forum at the Howard County Board of Education building. The candidates, Wilde Lake junior Griffin Diven and Atholton junior Brooke Walker, answered question...

It’s Academic News for April

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April 5, 2016

Words: Vaishnavi Mahalingam On April 2, three of Centennial’s It’s Academic teams competed in the Thomas Jefferson Invitational Academic Tournament in Fairfax, Virginia. Centennial’s A team, sophomores Jakob Boeye, Bryce Plunkett, Fayyaz Zaidi, and captain Steen Alme, defeated rival groups from Mon...

History Bowl Regional Championship

March 14, 2016

Words: Vaishnavi Mahalingam On Saturday, March 12, 36 teams participated in the History Bowl Capital Region Championship. At the end of the tournament, five of Centennial’s teams qualified for the National Championship, which will take place in Virginia on April 23. Senior Aniruddha Rao won a silver...

It’s Academic

February 24, 2016

Words: Vaishnavi Mahalingam On Sunday, February 14, tryouts for the Maryland Quiz Bowl All-Stars were held in preparation for the National All-Star Academic Tournament, which will take place at the University of Kentucky in mid-June. Two Centennial students, juniors Siri Neerchal and Jason Li, were...

Centennial Model Congress

February 23, 2016

Words: Vaishnavi Mahalingam From February 17 to 21, Centennial’s Model Congress, comprised of 16 members, participated in a conference in Boston, Massachusetts. The conference invited about 1,500 students from all over the country to debate key public policy issues and simulate the legislative process....

Centennial’s Teacher of the Year

February 22, 2016

Words: Vaishnavi Mahalingam On Thursday, February 11, one of Centennial’s biology teachers, Jason Piluk, was awarded the Centennial Teacher of the Year award.  During Piluk’s fifth period class, some staff members entered his room with flowers, balloons, and cake. When asked what steps he has tak...

Jazz Band Places Third at Competition

February 11, 2016

Words: Vaishnavi Mahalingam On Saturday, February 6, Centennial’s Jazz Band placed third at a national competition, Berklee High School Jazz Festival, in Boston, Massachusetts.  The band, comprised of five saxophone players, five trumpet players, four trombone players, two drummers, a bass player, ...

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