Walters and Stock have been a dynamic duo for quite some time at Centennial. The pair have both jumped departments a lot and both have been deans. When asked “What are some of the stupidest things students at Centennial have done” both have stories that come strait to their head.
Both Stock and Walters have been at Centennial long enough to see some teachers come and go. They have also seen more than their fair share of teacher to teacher pranks, and even played some themselves.
Friday February 20th Book maker Bea Nettles came to Centennial High School to give a workshop to Mrs. Grosses Advanced Placement Studio Art. Bea taught students how to create a box top and bottom from paper and showed them three ways to fold paper the students had water marbled so that they could be books. After everyone had created their books Nettles pulled out a box of small books her past students had made and told the story for each one. From books that were typical to a book that was encased in a lipstick tube Nettles had everything. The students were very exited and thankful that Nettles was willing to spend two hours out of her day to come and open up doors to making new art.
Taylor Feddersen is a junior at Centennial High school and on top of Student council, National Honors society, Key Club, and Mu-alpha-theta, Feddersen is also playing the Black Swan in the dance performance “Swan Lake.” The black swan is one of 3 main characters in the production.
Deemed as an “Awesome sport” by Mr.Easter, Track and Field is one of our biggest sports at Centennial. Easter said ” It’s a True sport because whose faster? Who can jump the highest? Who can run the highest?” and in the famous distance runner Steve Prefontaine’s words “Success isn’t how far you’ve got, but the distance you traveled from where you started.” Track and Field is truly for everyone, there isn’t just running but jumping far and high, and seeing who can throw the farthest as well. Centennial is suppose to host girls sectionals and boys conference this year but because of the condition of our track that doesn’t look very likely. Easter said we are also hosting a meet with just Springfield and Bloomington in it this year for girls as well. “Our boys team won sectionals last year and we only lost two seniors last year, so this year should be a good one.” says coach Walters, the boys Track and Field coach.
Have you ever seen that small, brown door in Mr. Bagnefskis room? It has a window and looks like even a big dog would have to duck to get in it. That door used to be a dumbwaiter that carried books between the library and that room. But there isn’t a small brown door anywhere visible in the library. Instead the other end is in the IMC and it has been painted white to blend into the wall, in fact, unless you were looking for it you really wouldn’t notice it. It is behind the smart board and although its indented in the wall it blend in so well that even when taking picture students had never noticed it before. The Liberian said that even when she started working here in ’82 the dumbwaiter wasn’t working. Mr. Easter would tell you that it’s because of the incident in ’71.
Centennial is full of secrets, from yellow walls to underground windows. Throughout the year I will be investigating these secrets with the help of staff and maintenance. First, I will take you to the top and bottom of Centennial.