Documenting the world of Century High School

Month: November 2019

How CAN You Help the Community?

How CAN You Help the Community?

Winter is right around the corner, and so is another special event. Thanksgiving is a holiday about being grateful and thankful for all that you have in your life, take for example, the food that you eat, and a roof over your head.  However, there […]

Remembering Nabila Maazous

Remembering Nabila Maazous

Nabila Maazous was a student at Oregon Episocol School and apart of Liberty High School’s  swim team, this year being her first year in high school.  As students ourselves, this loss is tragic to us because of how much she had ahead of her. Many […]

Thanksgiving Baskets

Thanksgiving Baskets


The Thanksgiving basket is a tradition at Century that staff and students participate every year. Mr Thomas, a teacher at Century has been in charge of this and coordinates it all.

Century works with the Salvation Army in Hillsboro to provide for families in need during the holiday season. This tradition allows students and our community to help out!

 I asked Mr. Thomas what was the process of Thanksgiving baskets and he said ”Different groups from the Century family volunteer to provide these baskets for the families through the Salvation Army, which we deliver the night before Thanksgiving.”

This year we have 27 families we are contributing to and 23 different groups that are providing for them.  Last year was Mr. Thomas’s first year and in his experience, “ I was blown away at the generosity and heart of Century for this event.” 

“The opportunity to help families in need within our community is near and dear to my heart and a huge part of what Century is all about.”  Even though the families don’t go to Century, they do live in Hillsboro, making them apart of our community.

I asked a student who participates in the Thanksgiving baskets, Briann Heatherington, a sophomore at Century High school. I asked how her experience is with the Thanksgiving baskets. Her response was “It’s a really good experience for students to give back to their community and how we’re able to provide Thanksgiving meals for families in need.” 

When asked how it feels to participate in Thanksgiving baskets, she said “It’s exciting that we are having such a huge impact for people. Being able to help them with what they need, it’s a good feeling knowing that we are able to give back and that the families are thankful for this experience as well.”   

DisneyPlus: Pros and Cons

DisneyPlus: Pros and Cons

Disney Plus is a video on-demand streaming service the International Division of the Walt Disney Company that came out of nowhere practically on November 12, 2019. It’s a subscription service that’s about seven dollars per month or seventy dollars per year. It’s only out in […]

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness

The month of October is known as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and is an annual international health campaign organized to raise awareness for the disease and help support those in need. Breast Cancer Awareness Month was created in 1985 by the American Academy of […]