The Centinal sat down with Omar Yaseen. He is a sophomore at Centennial and enjoys soccer, spoken word, and poetry. He performed in Centennial’s talent show, spectrum, in January, delivering a powerful spoken word performance.
The Centinal: What do you enjoy most about Centennial?
Omar Yaseen: Probably the air conditioning. It gets really hot in this school come summertime so that’s definitely.
TC: What are your favorite hobbies?
OY: Kanye West is my favorite hobby, no doubt. He’s one of the greatest artists out there and will be for awhile.
TC: What is your favorite food?
OY: Mac N Cheese is the best.
TC: What’s your favorite clothing brand?
OY: Tommy Hilfiger. Gotta wear them tommy’s, you know?
TC: If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
OY: Probably Gaza, because it’s beautiful.
TC: If you were given a million dollars, what would you do with it?
OY: Give half of it to kids in need in Palestine and then spend the rest of it on purchasing donuts.
If you see Omar in the halls, make sure to ask him why Kanye is a better artist than J Cole, why he loves donuts so much, or why he knows so many embarrasing things about his U.S. History teacher, Jorie Grande.
This week, Hannah Martinez, a senior at Centennial High School is our Charger of the week. Even though this is Hannah’s first year at Centennial, Hannah is involved in Girls Basketball, Girls Soccer, FCA, Student Council, and NHS. Hannah is a fun person to talk to and she has a very easy going personality.
Dante Hemsouvanh is a Junior at Centennial. He is a A and B student. He plays basketball while maintaining his grades.
What do you enjoy most about Centennial?
I enjoy the people the most at Centennial.
What are your favorite hobbies?
I like to play basketball and video games in my spare time.
What’s your favorite food?
My favorite food is chicken. “That stuff is delicious”
What is your favorite clothing brand?
Nike and True Religion
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
If I could live anywhere it would be Florida because a lot of my family lives there.
If you were given a million dollars for the day, what would you do with it?
If I were given a million dollars I would probably spend it all on clothes, shoes (Jordan’s), a brand new car (Ferrari), and I would but my parents a new house.
This week, Alex Wells, a senior at Centennial, is our Charger of the week! With juggling tough classes, soccer, music, and volunteering, Alex has a lot on her plate during her last semester of senior year. Alex is involved in Centennial’s jazz ensemble group and plays the trumpet. She’s also involved in NHS, Interact, Tri-M, and Spanish Honors Society. Soccer season is also just around the corner and Alex will be playing on the girls Varsity team for her fourth and final year at Centennial. Alex is known for being a great friend to anyone and is a great leader in everything she’s involved in.
Aashika Ashok, who is a senior at Centennial, is our Charger of the Week! While balancing a rigorous class schedule, Aashika is also involved in numerous clubs at Centennial. Some of these clubs include: Dance Marathon, Interact, NHS, Best Buddies, Thespians, and French Honor Society. The senior class also voted her as everyone’s best friend for the Centennial yearbook. Aashika is known for her welcoming personality and willingness to help anyone in need.
Samantha Lavin, a senior here at Centennial, is our Charger of the Week! She currently is involved with Best Buddies, FCA, Interact, Spanish Honors Society, National Honors Society, Spanish Club, and CU Scholars. She has also been elected most athletic amongst the senior girls for her participation and excellency in Volleyball and Soccer. Samantha is very well known for her kind spirit and will to help others. She’s always found with a smile and will always cheer up your day. Her leadership in the classroom follows her onto the court and the field.
Sonny Walker is the Boys Junior Varsity Basketball head coach, as well the Varsity Boys Assistant Coach. He also teaches Physical Education here at Centennial. Coach Walker has a very deep and rich reputation throughout the halls of Centennial and the streets of Champaign-Urbana. From his dominant performance on the court during his high school years here as well, to his comedic and laid back persona, the students and staff have learned to love him.