This week, my column goes to print just days after the three Ellicott City public high schools — Centennial, Mount Hebron and Howard — holdgraduation ceremonies on Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23.
It also marks a milestone for Centennial High School Principal Claire Hafets. For the majority of graduating seniors, she has served as their principal for the last seven years.
Hafets first met the students as principal at Burleigh Manor Middle School, the CHS feeder school, from 2010 to 2013. At the end of the students' eighth-grade year, she was tapped to replace the retiring CHS principal.