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29
Nov

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. Read more »

29
Nov

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!

29
Nov

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. Read more »

29
Nov

Movie Review: Wreck-It-Ralph

If you like video games but don’t like movies that are based off video games, then Wreck-It Ralph is the movie to see. The main protagonist is named Ralph, and he is voiced by John C. Reilly. Really great actors, such as Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, and Jack McBrayer, help to make this movie good. The animation is rated PG and lasts for one hour and thirty-two minutes. Read more »

29
Nov

Snow White and the Huntsman

Release Date: June 1, 2012

Rating: PG-13 (Intense Sequences of Action, Brief Sensuality and Intense Sequences of Violence)

Genre: Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Run Time: 127 minutes

Director: Rupert Sanders

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron Read more »

29
Nov

NHS Holds Toy Collection for Children in Need

As can be seen from the vividly colored posters hung on the walls of Centennial, National Honor Society is holding its “Toys for  Tots” collection. New toys are being collected in the main lobby before and after school until December 6th. Read more »