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Model United Nations

Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is a team at Centennial in which students roleplay delegates to the United Nations. This activity takes place at MUN conferences organized by college MUN teams. At the end of most conferences, outstanding delegates in each committee are recognized and given an award; the Best Delegate in each committee, however, receives a gavel. Thousands of middle school, high school, and college students across the country and around the world participate in Model United Nations, which involves substantial researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, as well as critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities.  Centennial has one of the top Model UN Teams in the country.

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Paging in the Georgia Legislature

Paging in the Georgia Legislature is a wonderful opportunity to observe and experience the legislative process first hand.  Middle and high school students can page a day in both the House and Senate chambers during the Georgia session (typically January - end of March). 

What can you expect when you page?  You will be responsible for delivering messages from constituents, lobbyists, advocates, and citizens to legislators.  Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, you'll be walking quite a bit!  When you arrive in the morning, you will receive a short training, and then you will spend the rest of the time delivering messages (and getting your picture with your legislator and leader of the chamber).  The length of the legislative day varies greatly - if you page at the beginning of the session, a day could be over by noon. However, if you page late in the session, especially the last 2 or 3 days, a session could go until after midnight!  You will be paid $10 for your service, but be sure to take a little money so you can get lunch. If you are going to page later in the session, be certain to ask how long they expect the day to go.  After 2PM, food options in the Capitol are limited; you might want to pack some snacks and/or dinner.  If the legislative day ends early, try to attend a committee hearing.  It is in hearings that people give testimony and legislators discuss the merits of a bill before sending it on to the full chamber.

Paging is an up close experience in the how our state is governed.

Students will apply to be a page through their legislator's office; House application can be found here ( and the Senate application can be found here (

Poll Worker on election day

The right to vote is a cornerstone of our democracy.  As part of the process, local governments hire people to work at voting (polling) locations on election day. If you are over 16, you can be a poll worker.  Poll workers who are required to complete an on-line training course prior to each election; if you work on election day, you will be paid for this time.  You will also be paid a set amount for your work on election day (a clerk/greeter earns $175 plus $30 for the training). 

What can you expect on election day?  First, it is a long day.  You will have to arrive at your polling by 6:00AM and will work until at least 8:30PM.  During the day you will greet and direct voters.  You cannot leave the polling place, so be certain to pack lunch, dinner, and snacks.

First, you must submit an application, found here (  Enter the code "CEN HS" at the BEGINNING of the section "Why do you think poll workers are important to conduct Elections?"  This will identify you as a Centennial High student, and assist Fulton County with placing you somewhere in North Fulton.

Volunteer at Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center

My name is Pam Sutton and I am President of the Board of Directors at Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center.  I am writing so a few Centennial staff that I know are involved with classes or clubs that have an interest in History, Environment, or  volunteering. 

 We have a big event, Scout Day, on November 11th at the Preserve and need teen volunteers.  Volunteers need to be there 9:30-2:30 and will assist with stations where the scouts do self-directed games, crafts, and hikes in both nature and environmental lessons.  Volunteers keep the supplies organized, help the scouts find the reading material, and some assist with concessions. 


Any Centennial teen wishing to volunteer can email
$4,000 Scholarship

Sawnee EMC, your local electric company. Each year, our Foundation offers a number of scholarships to the youth in our community.

Last year, the Foundation awarded nineteen (19) four (4) thousand dollar scholarships for a total of $76,000!

This is NOT an opportunity to be missed!

I am providing you the link to our website where students can locate the application. If anyone would like me to mail out hardcopies to have on hand, I am happy to do so, just let me know.

Find the application below

Washington Youth Tour

An opportunity for Juniors and Seniors that love history. It is called the Washington Youth Tour. Students complete a simple application and may be chosen to interview for the opportunity to be one of our delegates to go to Washington DC for one week with 100 other teens. The trip is FREE and FULL of awesome activities.

Find the application below