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Sontheimer Honored with April Arrangement of the Month

By:  Griffin Anderson, Contributing Writer Dr. Matt Smith, Centralia High School principal, selected Mr. Ben Sontheimer, CHS physical education teacher and coach, as the recipient of the April Arrangement of the Month at CHS.  Smith said Sontheimer has done a great job with his many roles in the district. “Coach Sontheimer has been an incredible […]

Riddle Named CHS May Student of the Month

By: Griffin Anderson, Contributing Writer Dr. Matt Smith, principal of Centralia High School, selected senior Nate Riddle as the Student of the Month for May. Mrs. Jennifer Ludwig, CHS publications and language arts teacher, nominated Riddle for the honor. “Nate is a second-year Publications student, and he has been my editor-in-chief both years. He has […]

Smith Awarded May Student of the Month

By: Miranda Gregis, Contributing Writer Dr. Matt Smith awarded Cody Smith, Centralia High School 2021 graduate, as the April Student of the Month. Mr. Jason Watermann, CHS business teacher, nominated Smith for the honor. Smith, son of Jon and Debra Smith, is a member of NHS and participates in the FLEX program. Through the FLEX […]

CHS Students Explore STEM Activities

By: Suzee Crabtree, Contributing Writer CHS STEM students have had an eventful year. The students have completed many projects, such as building a 3D rocket, building cardboard boats, analyzing creeks and streams, monitoring pH and more.   Mrs. Tonya Schmidt, science instructor, teaches the STEM class at Centralia. The students consistently explore activities that focus on […]

New York Times bestselling author speaks to CHS students

By: Miranda Gregis, contributing writer On Thursday, April 15, 2021, Centralia High School students had the opportunity to speak with New York Times bestselling author April Henry. She has written well-known books like Girl, Stolen, The Night She Disappeared and Playing with Fire, which is her newest book.  Mrs. Danielle Bennett, CHS librarian, learned about […]

Centralia FFA gains honors at State Convention 

By: Gracie Stains, Contributing Writer The Missouri FFA Association honored fellow members for outstanding achievements from April 30 to May 1 at the Mathewson Exhibition Center on the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, Missouri. Due to COVID-19-related health concerns, the convention was live-streamed.  Missouri FFA Executive Secretary Keith Dietzschold said, “Last year and this year, […]

CHS Choir, Orchestra Perform in Park

By: Gracie Stains, Contributing Writer On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, the CHS choir and orchestra programs held their annual spring concert at the City Park. Mrs. Leah Rolfson’s classes performed a variety of different pieces to entertain the crowd. Rolfson mentioned that this year has been a challenge for her music students. “The masks have […]