Centennial High School (Ellicott City, Maryland)


Centennial High School (Ellicott City, Maryland)

Infobox school
name = Centennial High School


motto= Commitment to Excellence
established= 1977
type= Public high school
address= 4300 Centennial Lane,
location = Ellicott City, MD, 21042
faculty = 71
enrollment = 1473 [http://www.hcpss.org/schools/profiles/profile_hs_Centennial.pdf]
colors = Red, White, and Blue
mascot = Eagle
information = 410 313 2856
principal = Dr. Carl Perkins
Newspaer = "The Wingspan"
website =http://centennialeagles.org/

Centennial High School is a secondary school located in Ellicott City, Maryland, that opened in 1977. The school is based in Howard County and is part of the Howard County Public Schools system. Starting for the 2009 school year, the school principal is Carl Perkins. In 1984-85, the school was recognized as one of the top 100 high schools in the country through the USDE Secondary School Recognition Program. In 1996, Centennial High School was the first high school within the state of Maryland to achieve the excellence standard in all categories of the MSPAP's report card. It attained these standards again in 2000 and 2001. In 2008, the school was nominated by US News & World Report as a "silver medal" school, placing in the top 505 High Schools nationwide. [http://www.usnews.com/listings/high-schools/maryland/centennial_high]

The school has a maximum capacity of 1,332 students, but through the addition of four portable classrooms currently (as of 2007) enrolls over 1,473 students. Of those in attendance, 62.9% are White, 26.6% are Asian, 7.6% are African American, 2.5% are Hispanic, 0.1% are Native American, and 0.3% are unidentified. The high school dropout rate is 0.81%.

Accomplishments

Staff:
* Milken Outstanding Educator Award
* Washington Post Educator Leadership Award
* Intel Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Sciences
* Instructional Assistant of the Year
* Presidential Scholars (2)
* Tandy Scholars (2)
* Christa McAuliffe Award
* Maryland Earth Science Teacher of the Year
* Howard County Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year
* National Board for Professional Teaching Standards CertificationAthletics:
* 14 People Tree Awards
* 120 County Championships
* 101 Regional Championships
* 39 State ChampionshipsAcademics:

2008
* It's Academic finalists (Baltimore)
* Howard County Math League Champions2007
* Howard County Mock Trial Champions
* It's Academic Champions (Baltimore)
* Howard County Math League Champions2006
* Howard County Mock Trial Champions
* Howard County Math League Champions
* Intel Talent Search Semi-finalist 2005
* Howard County Math League Champions
* It’s Academic Baltimore Champions2004
* Lemenson-MIT InvenTeam Grant
* AP State Scholar Award
* Howard County Math League Champions2003
* It’s Academic Finalists

Athletics

Centennial High School has won the following state championships:

Volleyball

* 2006 - Girls' Volleyball [ [http://www.mpssaa.org/assets/fallsports/fieldhockey/fh%20state%20champs%202007%20.pdf MPSSAA Girls Volleyball] ]
* 2005 - Girls' Volleyball
* 2004 - Girls' Volleyball
* 2000 - Girls' Volleyball
* 1999 - Girls' Volleyball
* 1998 - Girls' Volleyball
* 1996 - Girls' Volleyball
* 1994 - Girls' Volleyball
* 1993 - Girls' Volleyball
* 1992 - Girls' Volleyball
* 1991 - Girls' Volleyball
* 1989 - Girls' Volleyball

Lacrosse

* 2005 - Boys' Lacrosse [ [http://www.mpssaa.org/assets/fallsports/fieldhockey/fh%20state%20champs%202007%20.pdf MPSSAA Boys Lacrosse] ]
* 2004 - Boys' Lacrosse
* 2002 - Boys' Lacrosse
* 1998 - Boys' Lacrosse
* 1981 - Boys' Lacrosse
* 1980 - Boys' Lacrosse

Baseball

* 2004 - Baseball [ [http://www.mpssaa.org/assets/fallsports/fieldhockey/fh%20state%20champs%202007%20.pdf MPSSAA Baseball] ]
* 2001 - Baseball

occer

* 2001 - Girls' Soccer [ [http://www.mpssaa.org/assets/fallsports/fieldhockey/fh%20state%20champs%202007%20.pdf MPSSAA Girls Soccer] ]
* 1998 - Girls' Soccer
* 1995 - Boys' Soccer [ [http://www.mpssaa.org/assets/fallsports/fieldhockey/fh%20state%20champs%202007%20.pdf MPSSAA Boys Soccer] ]
* 1995 - Girls' Soccer
* 1994 - Boys' Soccer
* 1994 - Girls' Soccer
* 1992 - Boys' Soccer
* 1992 - Girls' Soccer
* 1991 - Boys' Soccer
* 1991 - Girls' Soccer
* 1987 - Boys' Soccer
* 1984 - Boys' Soccer
* 1983 - Boys' Soccer

Tennis

* 1998 - Tennis Mixed Doubles [ [http://www.mpssaa.org/assets/fallsports/fieldhockey/fh%20state%20champs%202007%20.pdf MPSSAA Tennis Mixed Doubles] ]
* 1997 - Tennis Girls' Singles
* 1996 - Tennis Girls' Doubles
* 1994 - Tennis Girls' Doubles
* 1988 - Tennis Mixed Doubles [ [http://www.mpssaa.org/assets/fallsports/fieldhockey/fh%20state%20champs%202007%20.pdf MPSSAA Tennis Mixed Doubles] ]

Field Hockey

* 1995 - Field Hockey [ [http://www.mpssaa.org/assets/fallsports/fieldhockey/fh%20state%20champs%202007%20.pdf MPSSAA Field Hockey] ]

Cross Country

* 1993 - Boys' Cross Country [ [http://www.mpssaa.org/assets/fallsports/boysxcountry/State%20Champions.pdf MPSSAA Boys Cross Country] ]
* 1990 - Girls' Cross Country [ [http://www.mpssaa.org/assets/fallsports/girlsxcountry/State%20Champions.pdf MPSSAA Girls Cross Country] ]
* 1980 - Boys' Cross Country
* 1978 - Boys' Cross Country

Basketball

* 1981 - Girls' Basketball [ [http://www.mpssaa.org/assets/fallsports/fieldhockey/fh%20state%20champs%202007%20.pdf MPSSAA Girls Basketball] ]

Wrestling

* 1981 - Wrestling [ [http://www.mpssaa.org/assets/wintersports/wrestling/Wrestling%20State%20Champions.pdf MPSSAA Wrestling] ]

tudents

Notable alumni

* Suzanne Malveaux, television news reporter for CNN
* Lauren Molinaro, '97(?) (WSOCCER): UConn Women's soccer,National Team Member, Member of the women's soccer professional league - WUSA Bay Area Cyber Rays [http://gorhody.cstv.com/sports/w-soccer/mtt/molinaro_lauren00.html Lauren Molinaro bio]
* Hayley Siegel, '05 (WSOCCER): Two-Time Parade All-American, U-19 National Team, Santa Clara University Women's Soccer [http://santaclarabroncos.cstv.com/sports/w-soccer/mtt/siegel_hayley00.html Hayley Siegel bio]
* Brian West (MSOCCER): Member of Men's National Team, HS All-American, Member of the MLS Columbus Crew, Currently playing in Norway. [http://www.mlsnet.com/players/bio.jsp?team=mls&player=west_b&playerId=wes622937&statType=career Brian West bio]
* Chelsea Parks: UNC Women's Lacrosse. 2009 Graduating Senior.

Spirit Week and Color Day

"Spirit Week" is an annual tradition set to occur a week before homecoming, near the end of October. Each day during the week has a theme pre-determined by the Student Government; past themes have included Costume Day, Pajama Day, and Wacky Tacky Day. The fifth day of the week was traditionally reserved for Color Day, in which each class would dress up in their class colors, which correspond to the school's official colors. Freshman wore black as they technically have no color and were given that color as an insult to neighboring rival Mount Hebron High School, whose seniors wear black as their class color; sophomores are blue, juniors are white, and seniors are red. It was tradition for members of one class to "tag" a student of another class with paint that corresponded to their class color. Some students complained of un-washable color on their clothes or vandalized cars. As of 2002, this practice was made against the rules to avoid possible clothing damage if staining substances were used as well as property damage to the school. As of 2006, Color Day has been canceled due to damages to school property and possible assault charges.

In the beginning of the 2007-2008 school year, a color day was sanctioned by the administration on the last day of the traditional Spirit Week. To avoid the problems faced the year before, class t-shirts bearing the wearer's class year and (traditionally) class color (red for seniors, white for juniors, blue for sophomores, and black for freshmen) were replaced with t-shirts bearing a tye-dye mix of class colors (noticeably absent, however, was black) to boost school unity, in an effort to reduce "tagging." Although many students still elected to wear shirts depicting a solid class color, there was no repeat of the incident, and the day went smoothly. The administration also allowed for a school sponsored Battle of the Classes to be run, although turnout was lower than expected.

References and notes

External links

* [http://www.centennialeagles.org/ Centennial High School website]
* [http://www.chseagles.ning.com Centennial High Alumni Social Network]
* [http://www.hcpss.org/schools/profiles/profile_hs_Centennial.pdf Centennial High School profile] (PDF)
* [http://www.digitalsports.com/school/id/4519.aspx Centennial High School Sporting Records]


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