Veronica Payton is a senior at Champaign Centennial High School. She is very involved in our school’s dance team, African American Club, NHS, and Interact. Veronica is a very sweet person, you can always see her in a positive mood and smiling throughout the halls of Centennial.
What do you enjoy most about Centennial?
My AVID class, it’s like a safe place for me to be in difficult times. I really love my AVIDclass.
What are your favorite hobbies?
What’s your favorite food?
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
I would live in the Bahamas because of the warm weather, nice beaches and beautiful people.
If you were given a million dollars for one day, what would you do with it?
I would buy a car, a house for my family, stock trading and then give the rest to whoever is in need.
Veronica has impacted almost every life she has stepped into especially one of her dance partner and close friend Brittany Moore. Brittany has known Veronica for up to 3-4 years now and they seem to get each other very well. Brittany would describe Veronica as beautiful, talented, trustworthy, understanding, kind but real and amazing. When they dance together it motivates Brittany to go hard or be on the same level as Veronica because of her dancing talents. She will miss always being with her and enjoying lots of moments together in high school.
The boys golf season has recently concluded and another fun year for Centennial is in the books. The boys did well and had some great golfers including Connor Hagan and Cam Hedge. Connor and Cam won Better Ball this year at The Mt. Zion Invitational and both made it to sectionals. I caught up with both golfers to talk about the season.
Claire Mallare is a senior at Centennial High School. She is a varsity cheerleader, vice-president of Best Buddies, President of National Honors Society, Treasurer of Science National Honors Society, President of Peer Advising Committee, and in English National Honors Society.
Did you know that suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death between the ages of 10 to 24 of young people? What if I told you that the suicide attempts is 4 times greater in the LGBTQ community and 2 times greater for the questioning youth than the straight youth. That’s the problem today with the hatred towards the LGBTQ community.