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Annika’s Bookshelf

This is a new feature of the Centereach Cross Currents Newspaper! It is our hope that each month we will publish a book review. Every novel will have been read and discussed by our writers, and recommended for all audiences. We hope to inspire readers to explore a wide variety of literature with this segment.…

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DECA Volunteers With Habitat For Humanity

Megan Blount   On Saturday, March 7th, Centereach High School’s DECA and National Technical Honor Society set out to make a difference. The group was organized by Ms. Bradley who along with over twenty students journeyed to an unfinished home in Brentwood in order to lend their hands. The group teamed up with Habitat for…

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36th Annual Fashion Show Scholarship Fundraiser

The annual PTSA Fashion Show was held at Centereach High School on  Thursday, March 5th, to raise money for graduating seniors.  This year in addition to six staff members, there was also over 15 junior models, and almost sixty senior models.

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The SADD Club

Anthony Scarpelli The mission of SADD or Students Against Destructive Decisions is to empower young people to successfully confront the risks and pressures that challenge them throughout their daily lives.  The Newspaper Club recently sat down to talk with Mr. Moreno, the Advisor of the Centereach High School’s SADD Club.  The interview was conducted after…

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2020 New York State Wrestling Champion Chris Powell

Chris Powell, a four-year varsity wrestling starter and 2x captain at Centereach High School, was 6th in the NYS Wrestling Championships on the last weekend of February. He entered the tournament placing 3rd in the section 11 wrestling championships and receiving a wild card bid. Chris had a 29-3 record when he was entered in the state tournament in Albany. He lost his first match 1-0 to the returning 3rd in the state wrestler. In his next match, he pinned his opponent in 1:38. Later that same day, he defeated his next opponent 2-1 in an exciting match that solidified himself…

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National Honor Society Raises Money for DezyStrong Foundation

This past Saturday, February 29th, the Centereach National Honor Society held its annual European Handball Tournament. The tournament raised money that was donated to the DezyStrong foundation, a fund set up in honor of local educator Matthew “Dezy” DiStefano’s battle with cancer. The tournament was fast-paced, rowdy, and exciting. The winning team consisted of Seniors…

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Senior Class Wins Class Competition

The Senior Perspective    by Gabriella George   In 9th grade, going to “Class Comp” was just a chance to hang out with friends and watch our classmates perform in the skits.  With each passing year, Class Competition became the event we looked forward to the most because “Class Comp” is an event where everyone…

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Teachers Stole The Show At The 2020 CHS Class Competition!

Organized by Ms. Lanning, the teachers of Centereach High School had been meeting and practicing for months to surprise the students at the recent Class Competition Event.  Their hard work and hours of preparation paid off as the student onlookers were shocked at their teachers’ performance.  When asked about what he liked most about the…

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P.S. I Love You

By: Anthony Scarpelli When most people think of February 14th, images of red hearts, flowers, and chocolates usually come to mind.  This year, it was the color purple that dominated the halls of Centereach High School as students and teachers participated in P.S. I Love You Day. Despite its tragic beginnings, in February 2011, Brooke…

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“Hear You, Hear Me: A Showcase of African American Excellence”

“Hear You, Hear Me: A Showcase of African American Excellence” was the theme for this year’s Black History Month Celebration held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.   The poignant theme set the tone as this year marks the 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.  This year’s guest speakers…

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39th Annual POPS Concert

Annika Bumb On Monday, February 10th, 2020, the Centereach High School Music Department held their 39th annual POPS Concert. This concert is particularly special to performers and audience members alike: instead of selecting classical pieces like the music teachers do during the winter and spring concerts, they rehearse well-known pop music and popular radio hits to play on the night of the concert. Additionally, all the music groups join together to perform certain pieces. To begin, Mr.Shaarschmidt’s Jazz Ensemble performed “Brick House” and “Getaway” arranged by Murtha, and “In The Stone,” arranged by Lopez. Next up, Mr. Shaarschmidt and Mr.…

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Skills USA Competition

Submitted by Ms. Ackerler and Skills Participants On January 30th, 2020, the Junior & Senior Skills USA Cosmetology students competed in an in-school hair styling competition. Students created various hairstyles and practiced these styles for about 3 weeks. During the competition, the hairstyles were to be completed in 35 minutes and the styles are rated…

Robotics Team

Ryan Barry The Robotics Team’s season is well underway, and the team is hoping to qualify for the world championship, just like they did last year. They have scored in the top three of thirty-six teams in the four completions that have happened this season, and the team has qualified for the state championship. The theme this year is “Tower Takeover” where teams must build a robot to stack 5×5 cubes into goals located on the playing field. The Centereach High School robot can currently stack up to nine cubes at one time. Students on the building team are in…

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DECA

Megan Blount Most Centereach students know that DECA’s cookies are delicious and sell out almost everyday in the cafeteria. However, what many people don’t know is what the club is actually about. DECA stands for Distributive Education Clubs of America and it is an international club that provides students with business opportunities as well as…