Student Author Enters the Literary World

Lauren Burnham started writing what would eventually become Looks of an Angel during eighth grade.  She left it behind when she went to Centennial, but came back to work on the book during her sophomore year.  Burnham finished the novel during her junior year.  She was able to do this by having a creative writing  independent study course with  Lindsay Green for one period every day.  It allowed her to have a bit of time set apart to just write and later, edit until she finally was happy with the end result.  As a senior, she book was officially published on October 31, but did not become available until a bit later at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.  Next year, Burnham will attend Bradley University and continue her writing as a hobby.  When she is not writing or hanging out with friends and family, she can be found with her two cats or here. Continue reading Student Author Enters the Literary World

Centennial Basketball: Get’cha Head in the Game

Both the boys and girls basketball teams have a lot of potential this year, especially because they both have six returning seniors. The girls started off the year in the Blue Star Country Classic where they tied for first with a record of 4-1. The boys started their season off with a 3-2 record. The Lady Chargers have their first home game and first conference game tonight against the Normal Community Ironmen. The junior varsity game starts at 6:00 P.M., and the varsity game will start around 7:30 P.M. The boys also play Normal Community on Friday night. The junior varsity is at 6:00 P.M., and the varsity is at 7:30 P.M. Come out and support the Chargers!

Staff Member of the Month: Mr. Hooper

Jay Hooper has been an excellent math teacher for seven years. He teaches AP statistics, AP calculus AB, algebra 2, and regular dual credit statistics.  He knows exactly what he’s talking about and is very helpful in the classroom. He keeps the classroom environment fun yet productive.   Hooper excels at providing students with lots of work to keep busy with, but adds fun projects and activities to the classroom to keep his classes excited about math.  Hooper’s willingness to help each and every student is the reason why he is The Centinal’s staff member of the month. Continue reading Staff Member of the Month: Mr. Hooper