Spectrum, Centennial high school’s annual talent show, was Thursday, Friday, and Saturday last week January 16th, 17th, and 18th. The show started at 7 and ended around 9. Spectrum had a variety of talents including singing, dancing, spoken word poems, funny skits, and different musical instruments.
Last weekend, Sunday, December 15th, the Centennial High school cheer-leading team had their first competition of the year. Coached by last years coach Melody Dreger the Chargers won second place, also qualifying for ICCA state. ICCA stands for Illinois Cheer-leading Coaches Association and you qualify for it by placing high in competitions and earning a high enough score. A cheer-leading team can also go to IHSA, Illinois High School Association, state too. However to qualify for IHSA state you have to place in the top five at Sectionals.
The FTA is a club at Centennial High School. Also known as the Future Teachers of America, the club is run by Mr. Garcia and students interested in teaching in the future. They have only had two meetings so far, so it’s not too late to join. Everyone is welcome; the only requirement is monthly tutoring hours. At the last meeting, nominations were made for the executive board; positions include president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. Read more
The Interact Club at Centennial High School put on a haunted house at the high school called Haunted High, Sunday October 27th. It was there third annual haunted house and the theme this year was “Haunted Carnival”. From 4:30-5 p.m. the lights were on and it was less scary for the younger children. But everything got into full effect and the real screams started from 5-8 p.m.
Interact is an entirely senior based and run club at Centennial High School. It is sponsored by Jeron Blood and the Rotary Club. The senior executive board includes Chris Piper as president, Mecca Muhammad as vice president, Annie Roh as internal secretary, Alle Roley as external secretary, and Ana Hosier as historian. They are dedicated to helping people in the community along with local and international charities. Read more
The Centennial High School volleyball team ended with a great season last year by placing 3rd at State, making it the best finish Centennial Volleyball has ever had.
However, after that season, the team lost nine valuable seniors, almost all of which are now playing at the collegiate level. Current senior Ayla Dew says, “Without the seniors from last year, not everyone knows their specific role they play for our team. It constantly pushes us and makes us work that much harder.”