Principal's Newsletter for April 20, 2018

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 9:35am

Eagle News:


Science Olympiad State Champions!

Congratulations to Centennial High School’s Science Olympiad Team for earning first place at Saturday's State Tournament at Johns Hopkins University. Teamwork, dedication, inspiration, and comradery are just some of the word's that describe Saturday's success. They worked hard all year and decisively earned a spot at next month's highly competitive National Tournament in Colorado!
Highlights included honorable mention by Aaron Raj; a bronze medal by Annie Liu; silver medals by Chy Murali, Mayur Krishna, and Ruoheng Zeng; and gold medals by Helen Yang, Nadine Meister, Jocelyn Matthew, Nicole Meister, Thomas Luo, Leo Wu, Jerry Yuan, Matthew Zhang, Eric Kim, Takumi Fukazawa, and Franklin Yang. Now on to the big show May 18th!


On Saturday April 14th, the Centennial It's Academic Club sent two teams to compete at a tournament at Joppatowne High School which focused on pop culture. The B Team made it to the quarterfinals, but the A team won the tournament, defeating Catonsville in the final match.

The A Team was comprised of Fayyaz Zaidi, Keertik Bacon, Kieran Newell, and Adam Knox.  The B Team was comprised of Peter Wilschke, Pingan Tang, Mahta Gooya, and Ryan Jiang. We ended our regular season with our 6th tournament championship.

Now onto the post-season matches. 

We will tape the TV show next Saturday vying for the Baltimore championship. We are sending three teams to the National History Bowl Championship in Virginia. Over Memorial Day, we are sending one team to the NAQT National Quizbowl Tournament in Atlanta, and the following week, we will send two teams to the PACE National Quizbowl championship in Virginia. In mid-June, two of our students will go to the National All-Star Championships in Kentucky. Good Luck Eagles!


Congratulations to Centennial High School’s Model United Nations Club for another successful Conference at Mount St. Jospeh's. Everyone represented CHS in their various committees, had a lot of fun, met new people, and learned a lot as well!
A special congratulations to Caio Goolsby for winning best delegate and Sydney Kelley and Alex Na for performing as moderators at the conference!


On Friday, April 20th, the PTSA will host "Dr. Mykee" during two assemblies:  

• 7:30 - 8:45 AM Assembly #1:  9th and 10th graders (students will be called down)

• 9:00 - 10:15 AM Assembly #2:  11th and 12th graders (students will be called down)

Here's some information on the speaker -- 

Dr. Michael Fowlin, better known as Mykee, is no stranger to the stage. He has been formally acting since age 11, but started creating voices (via prank calling) at age 9. In addition to his talents on stage, he has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Evangel University, in Springfield, Missouri, and in the fall of 2001, he attained a doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Rutgers University. Oddly enough, he suffers from delusions of grandeur, for, while performing, he is convinced that every audience member is his patient.  His programs combine both his professional acting talents and his psychological training. His mission is to create an atmosphere of worldwide inclusion, not just tolerance, towards all people. He has worked extensively with all age groups in the United States and in other countries. His work has included peer mediation, diversity training, gender equity workshops, and violence prevention seminars. He hopes that all audience members will leave his performance with that wonderful, awakening feeling of beauty: the beauty within one’s self and the beauty within others; the celebration of our differences, and the acceptance of our shared experiences. 

The girls lacrosse team will host their 2nd Annual Future Eagles Girls Lacrosse Clinic on Saturday, April 28th from 10:30am to 12:30pm at Centennial High School for all girls grades k-8 who plan to attend Centennial High School for their high school years. Clinic is FREE and will be run and hosted by current players and program alumni. All skill levels welcome. Equipment needed: protective eye goggles, stick, mouth guard and water. Please RSVP to the following link:

On Friday, April 20th the following CHS students participated in the Howard County Gifted and Talented Student Learning Conference at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory:  Jocelyn Matthew, Niti Contractor, Amber Fang, Niki Gooya, David Wang, Malini Sarkar, Deanna Yi, Siddharth Dudla, Srija Makkapati, and Gillian Rossbach.

Our Musical Theatre class will be presenting Aristocats on Friday, May 4th from 12:30-1:10pm in the auditorium. The show is geared for a young kid audience. (ages 2-10). Based on the beloved Disney animated film, and featuring a jazzy, upbeat score, Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twists and turns. In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. Laughs and adventure ensue as the greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper. Now it's up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O'Malley, and his band of swingin' jazz cats to save the day

RSVP to Kathryn Carlsen at Please send the number of seats you would like to reserve for this free show.

As Prom season quickly approaches, the CHS Administration and PTSA Late Night Committee are asking each of you to encourage your son or daughter to attend the CHS Late Night after prom party and NOT host parties of your own/allow your children to have parties at home or in hotel rooms.  There are plenty of other nights/opportunities for you to host parties for your student and on this special night we want you to make the hours after prom all about CHS LATE NIGHT!  The PTSA has re-defined Centennial’s after prom party. There will be tons of food and awesome prizes.  What more could you ask for in the wee hours of the night after prom is over?  When our school and community collaborates on ONE event on ONE special night for our students, there is no greater sense of school spirit or school pride.  In this instance, bigger is definitely better, and the more students who attend, the more fun they will all have.  It is our hope that all Centennial juniors and seniors will attend CHS Late Night at the Mall, whether they attended prom or not, so that they can all have a wonderful Centennial evening. The PTSA Late Night Committee is doing everything possible to make the hours after prom is over safe and memorable for all students who attend, so please work with us and send them to CHS Late Night.  We ask that you give us JUST ONE NIGHT and make the commitment to your student and the community to keep everyone safe.

Good Luck to our Mock Trial Team!


Have a great weekend!

Claire Hafets