Many students in Centennial High School would agree that coming to school can be difficult at times because of how hard it is to wake up in the morning. In response to the bad reputation that students get for being tired in class, I believe that we should have later start times. This would be beneficial in many ways. Students would be more awake during class, have better focus and maintain their grades more easily. It is unrealistic to expect teenagers to be able to be up so early in the morning and still have the ability to function and concentrate as if they were well-rested and prepared for learning.
After the fifth road loss of the season, the Illini fell to 13-10 overall and 3-7 in conference play. In the five road games Illinois has played, they have lost by 23, 16, 25, nine, and four, respectively. Read more
Our latest broadcast features a few of Centennial’s artists and the Charger Girls Basketball team’s victory over Central.
Sharajonnie Adams is also known as Nurse Adams at Centennial High School. She is actually a former student of Centennial. She went here of the years 03’ to 05’ then transferred to Uni High. Her most liked teachers while she was here were Mrs.McLean, Mr.Stock, and Mrs.Gross. She doesn’t have a favorite teacher but she is glad to be back and see familiar faces. She came back as a nurse because she felt it was a good opportunity.
Veronica Payton is a senior at Champaign Centennial High School. She is very involved in our school’s dance team, African American Club, NHS, and Interact. Veronica is a very sweet person, you can always see her in a positive mood and smiling throughout the halls of Centennial.
What do you enjoy most about Centennial?
My AVID class, it’s like a safe place for me to be in difficult times. I really love my AVIDclass.
What are your favorite hobbies?
What’s your favorite food?
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
I would live in the Bahamas because of the warm weather, nice beaches and beautiful people.
If you were given a million dollars for one day, what would you do with it?
I would buy a car, a house for my family, stock trading and then give the rest to whoever is in need.
Veronica has impacted almost every life she has stepped into especially one of her dance partner and close friend Brittany Moore. Brittany has known Veronica for up to 3-4 years now and they seem to get each other very well. Brittany would describe Veronica as beautiful, talented, trustworthy, understanding, kind but real and amazing. When they dance together it motivates Brittany to go hard or be on the same level as Veronica because of her dancing talents. She will miss always being with her and enjoying lots of moments together in high school.
The boys golf season has recently concluded and another fun year for Centennial is in the books. The boys did well and had some great golfers including Connor Hagan and Cam Hedge. Connor and Cam won Better Ball this year at The Mt. Zion Invitational and both made it to sectionals. I caught up with both golfers to talk about the season.