This article was written with Nick LeBaugh.
Kirkland Butcher is a senior at Centennial. A few weeks ago, he received a very unique letter in the mail. When he opened it, he was shocked to discover that the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry wanted him to attend. This was a bigger shock than most acceptances because he didn’t even apply. Actually, Kirkland hates school and only needs to excel in magic. Hogwarts knows this and wants to take advantage of his potential. The Centinal was lucky enough to catch Kirkland for an interview one day. Continue reading Centennial Student Accepted to Hogwarts!
Eunsik Na is a Korean immigrant who came to Champaign to study six years ago. He loves Centennial and has tons of school spirit. The Centinal chose him to be Student of the Week because of his unique, upbeat personality and his award-winning Martin Luther King essay this year, which was featured in the News-Gazette recently. Continue reading Student of the Week: Eunsik Na
Centennial Volleyball always has a competitive season; they’ve gone into the postseason every year since I can remember. Coach Stan Bergman does a good job keeping his team on track during the season. With an overall 31-8 record, the girls had a great year. Continue reading Centennial Volleyball Recap
The Centennial girls swimming team had a solid season, winning a good number of meets for their small squad. They tend to make a scene at every meet and still manage to break records. The seniors graduating this year are Sara Regan and Kate Folts. Continue reading Girls Swimming to Compete in Sectionals
Oktoberfest is the world’s largest fair, originating in Munich, Germany. The festival lasts 16 days spanning from the end of September to the first weekend of October. Oktoberfest is a huge part of German culture and has been held since 1810. During the festival, many attendees drink high amounts of alcohol, play local cultural games, and celebrate their heritage. In Champaign, the holiday is celebrated a little more recreationally. Champaign locals celebrate more of the culture of alcohol and the popularity of German beers. The Blind Pig, a local bar, specifically brews its own special flavor of “Oktoberfest.” Continue reading Centennial Celebrates Oktoberfest