Entries by Danielle Bennett

FFA Chapter Hosts Area IV Speaking Contest

By:  Scott Stone, Contributing Writer The Centralia FFA Chapter hosted the Area IV Fall Speaking Contest on November 8, 2016. Seventy-six students representing the 22 FFA Chapters in our area competed in nine different speaking contests. The contests are sponsored by statewide organizations in order to promote the goals and missions of their organizations. Those […]

FBLA Students Explore College-Related Topics at MU

On Friday, October 14, 2016, Anna Jingst and Cheyanna Scheeler from Centralia High School traveled to the Trulaske College of Business at the University of Missouri, Columbia to attend the third semiannual FBLA-PBL Day at Mizzou. The Centralia FBLA was one of six high school FBLA chapters from across the state of Missouri chosen to […]

iPads Provide Students Alternative Learning Opportunities

By: Celine Pastrana, Contributing Writer Mrs. Natalie Rhodes, first grade teacher at Chance Elementary School, has been teaching for 10 years. She loves to teach because it lets her be a part of a child’s learning experience, and she loves to help children reach their fullest potential. “I also love hearing and seeing their perspective […]

FFA Degree Ceremony Held at CHS

By:  Scott Stone, Contributing Writer The Centralia FFA officer team hosted the annual Centralia FFA Degree Ceremony on November 1, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.  Of the over 140 members and guests in attendance, 33 members received their Greenhand FFA Degree and 15 received their Chapter FFA Degree. FFA members can […]

FBLA Collects Items for Local Food Bank

By: Caitlin Spears, Contributing Writer The CHS Future Business Leaders of America group held their annual Trick-or-Treat So Others Can Eat activity on Monday, October 31 to collect food for the local food bank. FBLA members gathered Halloween afternoon and split into groups to go trick-or-treating, but not for candy. The FBLA members collected canned […]

CHS Madrigal: A Holiday Tradition

Students Prepare for Upcoming Performance By: Caitlin Spears, Contributing Writer The Centralia High School Madrigal is fast-approaching with only a few weeks until showtime. CHS choir and orchestra students are joining together to present the annual Madrigal, which is a dinner theater performance. This year’s show will be A Christmas Carol with junior Kyle Haskell […]

Prospective Teachers Meet on MU Campus

FTA Students Inspired By State Meeting By:  Katelyn Hoek, Contributing Writer Students from across the state met in Columbia, Missouri on October 26 for the Future Teachers of America (FTA) state leadership meeting. The theme for the meeting was “Change the World… Become a Teacher.” John Gilbert, a Salisbury science teacher and paralympian, was the […]

CBMS Students Practice Problem-Solving Skills With Cardboard, Hexbugs

During the week of October 17-20, the 7th and 8th grade students in Mrs. Hancock’s exploratory class traveled to the CHS library to take part in a problem-solving activity involving cardboard and hexbugs.   At CHS students were given the challenge of using cardboard, straws, craft sticks and other craft supplies to create a maze […]

Trapshooting Team Has Successful Season

By: Sarah Amspacher-Dell, Contributing Writer The CHS trapshooting team had an outstanding season. Twenty-four students participated in one or more meets this year. To join the team, a student must be a member of the Centralia FFA. The team practiced on Tuesdays or Thursdays at the Prairie Grove Gun Club in Columbia. They participated in […]