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Friends of Music Awards

By Madison Lloyd As Centereach High School moves towards the end of a very challenging year, it’s time to say goodbye to another group of students, Class of 2021. To follow the trend of any other ordinary school year, CHS proceeded to host an awards ceremony for its seniors. What was different, however, was the inclusion of its Friends of Music Awards. Usually, these music awards are given out to students during CHS’ annual POPS concert, but without concerts being held due to the circumstance of COVID-19, it wasn’t possible for the music awards to run its customary track. Nevertheless,…

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Life Skills

By David Garcia There is no question that the COVID Pandemic has changed the way people operate in the world.  Everyone has been affected, especially schools and students. To respond to this Pandemic, everyone has tried to find ways to comply with the new restrictions in a safe and productive way.   Instead of negativity, the CHS Life Skills Program has thrived and created some of the most exciting educational activities this school has ever experienced. These activities will teach students valuable life skills and work experience that will get them ready for the work force and the future to…

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Women’s History

By Madison Lloyd Throughout the month of March, Centereach High School celebrated women through history, with the help of its History Club. In order to properly pay tribute to the celebratory month, the history club produced a slideshow titled “Valiant Women Through Time”. As the students went through history, they talked about the women who have contributed and widely impacted the Women’s Rights Movement. Starting in the 19th century, Elizabeth Blackwell and Victoria Woodhall were mentioned, and moving on into the 20th century, they covered women like Alice Paul and Margaret Sanger. According to the History Club President, Dana Browning,…

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Shrek – The Musical

By David Garcia Once again against all the challenges that covid presents, the theatre company puts on another amazing musical performance with Shrek The Musical. This spring production was about a green ogre (played by the one and only Joseph St George) named Shrek, who after being mocked and feared his entire life, decides to live in isolation at a repulsive green swamp. Shortly after, numerous fairy-tale characters (such as Pinocchio, a talking donkey, and the Three Pigs) barge into his swamp. Shrek’s solution to this issue is to help all of the intruders take back their homes. Things change…

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CHS Gives Back to the Community

Madison Lloyd Over the course of this school year, the students and staff of Centereach High School have made it their duty to give back to the community. What better way to accomplish this goal than through its multiple honor societies, the most notable being National Honor Society (NHS). NHS has a mission statement that centers around the promotion of character, scholarship, leadership, and service within school and community life. Even with the struggles of this year’s way of life, they have not lost those aims and values; they have only exceeded the limits of excellence. This perspective is clearly…

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P.S. I Love You

Leah Barahona I was very privileged to have the opportunity to interview Ms. Arizmendi via email to hear her thoughts on this year’s P.S I Love You Day (Week). She gave us a lot of insight into the story of how P.S. I Love You Day came to Centereach and what its future holds. What inspired you to bring PS I Love You Day to Centereach? Have you had previous ties to the organization? The year prior to getting this position at Centereach HS, I was doing a leave replacement at Three Village and one of the counselors asked me…

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Black History Month

Madison Lloyd On February 24, 2021, Centereach High School’s History Club produced their first online event to celebrate Black History Month. With the motto Honouring the past, fighting for the present, and securing the future, the members did an amazing job at presenting African and Black American protests, with their proper theme being Protests Through…

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12 Angry Men

– David Garcia In spite of Covid, the show must go on. And so it did with Twelve Angry Men directed by Ms. Duryea and Ms. Landgrover. This fall drama production was about a group of men who have all been tasked with being on jury duty for a very intense case. The case holds the fate of a young boy who is on trial for presumably stabbing his father to death. This sets the scene for a performance filled with drama, suspense, and sorrow. The talented cast that performed this musical consisted of (cast list).  After the musical, I…

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Chamber Orchestra

Madison Lloyd The events over the past year can definitely be characterized as harsh and unfavorable. Since that ball dropped at 12:00 am on January 1st of 2020, it has been one bad thing after the next. But, hopefully, people have all found outlets to relieve the inevitable stress that 2020 left in its wake. For some, that may be looking towards music. Thankfully, due to the amazing capabilities of the staff at Centereach High School, students looking for this outlet are able to attend after school clubs that can fulfill these wants and interests. Like the Chamber Orchestra, for…

2021 Pep Rally

Written by Madison Lloyd On September 24, 2021, Centereach High School was able to have its first real event of the year: their annual Pep Rally! Unable to do one last year due to COVID-19 responses, the students were over the top excited to bring back the tradition. Student athletes all over the school wore…

Centereach Homecoming Class Skits

Written by William Mercado The 2021 Homecoming event was a day full of jam packed excitement. Throughout the day, an assortment of representatives from all aspects of Centereach High School gathered to support the amazing game that followed! Kicking off the day, the Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors all put on their own skits, each…

Homecoming Game 2021

Written by Ashley Hashimoto The Centereach Cougars football team had a fantastic homecoming against Copiague with an astonishing score of 50-14. On this beautiful afternoon, touchdowns were scored by Micheal Mazza, Riddick Drabb, Justin Robbert, Jaimeson Shea, and Jason Zaita, all to help work towards the win. Tackles and defensive efforts of Jacob Lalchan, Matthew…

CHS Halloween Music Concert

Written by Gabrielle Lloyd Everyone is sick and tired of hearing about COVID-19, the virus that disrupted our world, and has yet to push us back to normalcy. It has impacted everything where school is concerned. Our classrooms, the lunchroom, class events, field trips, sports teams, drama productions, and the musical wing. On a normal year, Centereach’s chorus, band, and orchestra groups perform a Holiday Concert, a POPS Concert, where groups perform popular musical tunes, and a Spring Concert. For months until that day, all three music assembles prepare and put together a harmonious, sweet-sounding production. However, music students, including…