CHS Weekly Announcements

For the Week of March 1, 2021

Scholar Bowl Team Update

Your Yellowjackets competed in two matches in our third Conference outing. In the first round we had a bye so the team was able to rest a little and prepare for the two matches they would have that evening.

In our first match of the night, we ended up setting what their coach would say are team records – certainly season records. The team scored 490 points! That will certainly bring up our average of 340 points per game! We did end up victorious in that match which also saw a feat not often witnessed. One quizzer, the Yellowjackets Captain Ben Lahann, scored an unprecedented 16 Toss Up questions in that one game! There are only 26 Toss Ups for the entire match and Ben answered 16 of them – That has to be some sort of record!

In our second match of the night, it was another real nail biter! Another match that came down to the FINAL Toss up and bonus questions. Our opponents had an opportunity to win, however, a misstep by the opponent was jumped on by the Jackets and we were able to come away with a 270-250 point win – that represents a 2 question margin!

So your Yellowjackets Scholar Bowl team is currently undefeated in Conference with a perfect 9-0 record with 3 matches to go before the Conference Tournament. This has been such an exciting year for this team as 6 of our victories have been won by less than 100 points each and 3 of those wins have come down to the final toss up question of the game! These scholars have been able to stay focused thru some long nights of quizzing and have finished each match strong! You should be proud of what they have accomplished as they represent the Mighty Center High School Yellowjackets!

We finish conference next Wed, March 3 with those final three matches and then head into the Conference Tournament next Thursday, March 4. In the meantime, we do have some Non-conference matchups to help us continue to practice and prepare for what will be a difficult finish to the conference schedule.

If you see any of these students, take the opportunity to congratulate them on a fine performance!

Ben Lahann, Jordan Rolf, Alex Harper, Denny Mosby, Annemarie Ball, Avery Bennekin

Project Grad Meeting 3/11/21 at 6PM

Seniors and Senior Parents:

Please join us for the next project grad meeting via Zoom.

Topic: Class of 2021 Project Grad parent meeting

Time: Mar 11, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 890 2211 7161

Passcode: 837937

Mobile Food Pantry Next Friday (3/12/21)

Friday Center Community Mobile Pantry

The Center Education Foundation, in partnership with Harvesters and the Center School District is hosting a mobile food pantry. Once a month Harvesters will bring a semi-truck trailer full of fresh produce to the Center School District’s Warehouse at 8701 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO 64131. There is no cost, and the pantry is available for all in need.

Time and Dates: Every second Friday, vehicles may start lining up at 11:30 a.m.

  • Friday, March 12

  • Friday, April 9

  • Friday, May 14

    Location: The Center School District’s Warehouse 8701 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO 64131

  • Enter through the Center School District Central Office at 8701 Holmes Rd. Proceed slowly through the bus parking lot.

Debaters Win Big

The firm of DiPasqule Moore recently ran a fun essay contest challenging Debate KC students to answer a simple question: Who’s “got this” in your life? Kamryn Coppock and Damarion Mitchell were finalists in the “Mike’s Got This” essay contest!

Kamryn Coppock won first place a Macbook Pro, and Damarion Mitchell won 3rd place $250 gift card to Nike.

So proud of our debaters!

Submitted by Debate Coach, Mrs. Bates

Wrestling Results from District

On February 13th, The Yellowjacket Wrestling Program competed in the MSHSAA CLASS 2, DISTRICT 6 TOURNAMENT. We took 9 wrestlers, ready to battle it out for a chance to go to Sectionals and then State. After a tough day of wrestling, we had 5 wrestlers qualify for Sectionals!

113 So. Eric Franklin, 4th place

120 Jr. Elijah Gunnels, 3rd Place

138 Sr. Alex Hillard, 4th Place (Captain)

182 So. Harold Tsafack, 3rd Place (1st year wrestler)

195 Sr. Nosa Ohanmu, 3rd Place (Captain)

These wrestlers move on to Sectionals at Seneca, MO on February 27th, 2021. Top three finishers move on to the State Tournament, which will be at the Cable Dahmer Arena in Independence.

To our guys that fell on Saturday, you did an amazing job this season. We are so proud of you. Do not let the results from that day take away the accomplishments you made this season. Let it be the fuel to drive you into next season! It is a great day to be a Yellowjacket!

Submitted by Wrestling Coach, Mr. Mischer

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