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Cross Country Regionals

Words: Michael Moore

Photos: Izzie Chausse

On Thursday, November 5, the 3A Cross Country Regional Championship was held at Centennial.

Coming off of a county title, the girls team came away with the regional title for the second time in three years.

Junior Kara Taylor was the top finisher for the Eagles, finishing in third place overall, followed by seniors Jessica Jiang in fourth place, and Devin McIntyre in sixth place.

Freshman Allison Betler came in ninth, while senior Ashley Mazer came in fourteenth, giving the Eagles five top 15 finishes.

The boys team was also successful, placing fourth overall and qualifying for the State Finals. Seniors Andrew Frommer, Will Jackson, and Chris Savage were the top three finishers for Centennial, finishing 18, 21, and 22 respectively. Sophomore Daniel Gao and senior Jacob Rina rounded out the top five for the Eagles, giving them five in the top 30.

The state finals will be on November 14 at Hereford High School.

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Centennial Victorious in Cross Country County Championship

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Photos: Izzie Chausse

On Thursday, October 29, 2015, Centennial hosted the Cross Country County Championship.

The Centennial Girls’ A Team finished strong and were able to clinch first place. Senior Devin McIntyre and junior Kara Taylor finished seventh and eighth, with seniors Jessica Jiang and Ashley Mazer along with freshman Alison Betler finished in ninth, tenth, and fifteenth place respectively.

The Centennial Boys’ A Team finished in sixth place overall. Sophomore Daniel Gao led to team and finished in twenty-eighth place followed by seniors Andrew Frommer, Will Jackson, Jacob Rina, and Chris Savage in thirtieth, thirty-fourth, thirty-sixth, and forty-second place respectively.

Both teams have qualified for Regionals and will be competing on November 5. 

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Where in the WORLD?

Words: Bushra Lohrasbi

Summer is a time for adventure and discovery, and Centennial kids definitely know how to go all out. For some, a cliché vacation to the beach or to a relative’s house is the norm for their summer. But this year, students at Centennial have decided to go outside their comfort zone, and have the best summer yet.

Jinia Sarkar and Allyanna Rice, sophomores at Centennial, are planning on traveling with the “People to People” organization, an ambassador program for educational student travel. Heading to Europe, they couldn’t be more excited. “For the past couple of summers, I usually go to camps. But this year, I get to go out of the country and to new places, “ says Sarkar. Going to such foreign places without parent supervision could be scary for some, but not for Sarkar. “I am most thrilled to stay with an Italian family for two days during my trip.”

Will Jackson, also a tenth grader, is joining the “over-seas” club this summer. “As part of my confirmation, my church is going to Ireland. I am kind of nervous but happy to go over seas for the first time with friends.” Even though the trip is only ten days, this one trip will be the “turning point of the summer.”

Students like Tori Stroud, a junior at Centennial, have been planning this summer’s trip for quite a while. “I am going on a cruise with my girl scout troop to the Caribbean. It’s our end of high school celebration!” After a long year of work, a vacation to such a beautiful place sounds perfect. “I am so ready to have a vacation with my friends!”

On the other hand, there are students like Caitlin Crumley, a sophomore, who have been out of the country several times before.  However, Crumley, is not a stranger to the typical boring summer. “Over most summers, I … hang out with friends and go to camps.” However, Crumley’s family went to Kenya when she was little and in the summer of 2009. Crumley decided to go back to where she feels the happiest! She has wanted to go back since returning from her last trip. “I’m going to Kenya to build houses in poor, rural areas. I am so privileged for the opportunity and to go for my third time.”

For the rest of us, let’s make the most of the freedom. Improvise and enjoy your lack of sleep deprivation.  Can’t go to the pool? Tan in the backyard! Can’t go to Rita’s? Make homemade ice cream with friends! Can’t go to your favorite band’s concert? Blast their music and have a personal concert!

Staying in the same place can be comforting to a lot of people, but the occasional urge for adventure is part of our human nature. Hopefully your summer will be one of the coolest yet and unforgettable!