Sunday, May 19, 2013
Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) will select a national winner on Wednesday, May 22.
Centennial High School grad Jordan Wylie, who now plays for Emory University, was named the Atlantic South Region’s Senior Player of the Year by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). According to information from Emory, Wylie, a two-time All-American, has a career 69-38 record in singles play, tied for the 16th-most victories in school history and good for a career winning percentage of .645. She has also contributed with a career doubles record of 62-34 for a .646 winning percentage. Wylie has been named to the all-University Athletic Association (UAA) team each year of her career, including berths to the first team for her play at both third singles and second doubles this year. This season, she has gone 14-11 in singles play (…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The athletes were honored during the Sports Champions of Greater Atlanta annual banquet, Thursday, May 9.
The Sports Champions of Greater Atlanta held its 10th Annual Banquet, Thursday, May 9, and four of the 19 student-athletes honored were from Roswell schools, including Centennial High School’s Amy Martin and Chase Rosenberg, as well as Blessed Trinity High School's Kourtney Keegan and Paul Stevens. The Sports Champions of Atlanta, which held its banquet at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, honors high school seniors and coaches that have helped make a positive impact on the world. The organization recognizes seniors that have excelled on the playing field, achieved a high level of excellence in their scholastics and shown great character. Coaches who compile an extraordinary record over at least six years to help produce …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The school's band performed in Chicago’s 58th Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.
Sixty Centennial High School students braved freezing rain, snow and fierce winds to march in Chicago’s world-renowned Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on March 16. The parade, which was viewed by thousands of Chicagoans bundled up and decked in green, included more than 150 performance groups and organizations from across the U.S. "The Saint Patrick’s Day Parade gave our students an opportunity to take part in one of Chicago’s most important cultural traditions," said Michael Reid, CHS director of bands. "Music is such an important part of this celebration and we were thrilled to participate and to bring some southern charm to the Windy City." CHS students raised money for the trip through various fundraising activities and took part in special…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Delaney Karnes, 17, raised $700 for childhood cancer research.
Centennial High School junior Delaney Karnes went back to school on Monday sporting a different hairstyle. The 17-year-old spontaneously shaved her head bald to raise money for childhood cancer research over the weekend. Moved to participate in the St. Baldrick's Foundation fundraiser at The Harp Irish Pub on Sunday, March 10, Karnes ended up collecting $700 toward research, said Lynn McIntyre, who attended the event. "Her mother said she has a heart for helping people," McIntyre said of the local student, who wants to study cosmetology after high school. Including Karnes contribution, approximately $50,000 was raised during the St. Baldrick's event. "She sure had a great deal of confidence and courage," said McIntyre. "I was so proud of …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Centennial and Roswell high schools named 'AP Honor Schools.'
Thursday, February 21
More than half of Fulton County’s high schools – including Roswell and Centennial high schools – have been named “AP Honor Schools” and leaders in offering students the most challenging curricula available. The College Board, the organization in charge of Advanced Placement and the SAT, on Wednesday named 13 Fulton high schools to its annual list of high-performing high schools. The 2013 awards are based on the Class of 2012’s testing results and are grouped into five categories: AP Merit Schools, AP STEM Schools, AP STEM Achievement Schools, AP Challenge Schools, and AP Access and Support Schools. “Having such a high number of schools named AP Honor Schools is extraordinary,” said Fulton Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa. “Two of our…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
North Fulton students participate in 'Road to Safety' video contest.
Centennial High took third place in a video contest sponsored by Road to Safety. The program, started by Milton resident Lisa Cauley in 2010, challenges North Fulton students to think about driving safety by creating a two-minute video. Centennial students Nico Alcantara, Paul Elliot and Ryan Mitchell produced the "Road to Safety," video that won the third place title. This year's winning video, "The Wilted Rose," was produced by Johns Creek High students Samantha VanSickle, Mark Jackson, Chase Cappai and Cara Tripodis. Johns Creek High's Bryan Washington, Mark Jackson, Jesse McConnico and Sebastian Wetzel produced the second-place video "A Fatal Mistake." Students from Chattahoochee, Northview, Roswell, Alpharetta, Milton and Cambridge …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Take a survey to tell school leaders what you're looking for in a principal.
Centennial High School is currently searching for a principal to replace Dr. Steven Miletto, who left at the end of last year for "personal reasons." Although former Northview High School Assistant Principal Kibbey Crumbley is acting as the Centennial principal during the interim, Fulton County Schools is searching for a permanent replacement. On the school's website, they've asked parents and guardians to fill out the following survey regarding the "characteristics you are looking for." Follow the link to take the survey in English or take it in Spanish.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Fulton County Commission recently recognized Julie Burroughs for her environmental work with students.
Monday, November 5, 2012
“Julie Burroughs Appreciation Day” was declared October 24, 2012 by the Fulton County Commission recently. Burroughs’ work at Centennial High School with the school’s Environmental Club and her efforts to increase environmental awareness among students and staff was behind the proclamation, which praises Burroughs’ leadership in creating the school’s new outdoor classroom. The classroom resulted in a National Wildlife Habitat Certification. The classroom was dedicated on Oct. 24 with a host of local dignitaries in attendance, including Roswell City Council members Betty Price and Becky Wynn, Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann, Community Outreach Director Linda Johnson, Fulton County School Board Chairman Linda Schultz, and Centennial’…
Saturday, November 3, 2012
View this photo gallery by Eduardo Perez Schoen of SchoenPhotos.com.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The Alpharetta Raiders earned their fifth straight win against the Centennial Knights on Friday night, outscoring the visitors 41-23. Alpharetta is 6-3 overall, and 5-1 in league play. The Raiders close out their regular season on Nov. 9 at Johns Creek, which comes off a 34-7 victory over West Forsyth. Johns Creek is 8-1 on the season, but shares the league lead with Alpharetta and West Forsyth with a 5-1 league record. West Forsyth plays Lambert, which is 5-4 and only 2-4 in league play. West Forsyth beat both Alpharetta and Johns Creek earlier this season, which will figure in playoff matchups. Centennial plays Chattahoochee on Thursday, Nov. 8 in a game televised by WSB-TV. The Knights are looking for their fourth win, and are 3-6 …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The new outdoor classroom at Centennial High School is the latest project from the school's environmental club.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
In the little over five years the Environmental Club at Centennial High School has been established, committed students have accomplished a great deal in a significant ways for the community, including the creation of an outdoor classroom at their school. "These students set a great example," sadi Julie Burroughs, the clubs sponsor and a mathematics teacher at Centennial High. "They have benefitted our school in many ways while engaging with community non-profit partners and corporations as well as with with all levels of government in supporting and modeling initiatives where ‘stewardship’ means taking 'action.'" An event in the Rock Garden at Centennial on Wednesday to dedicate the recently completed outdoor classroom will be a …