Hornets put up good fight, but fall to Panthers

On Friday September 23, the Manchester Essex Varsity Football team took the field against Cathedral High School of Boston.



Varsity Field Hockey takes on Masconomet

On Tuesday September 13, the Manchester Essex Junior Varsity and Varsity Field Hockey teams played an away game against Masconoment Regional High School. Although both teams put up a strong fight, Varsity tied 1-1 and Junior Varsity came out with a 4-0 loss against their opponents.


High School Students Elect Class Officers

 On Friday the 16th of September, all high school students listened to speeches from the students running for class officers. They cast their vote and the results were posted after school that day.



Treasurer: Bharti Parris
Secretary: KaterinaEichenberger
Vice President: Morgan Kennedy
President: Andrew Randall

Treasurer: Ellie Mortillaro
Secretary: Dustin Ferzacca
Vice President: Austen Coviello
President: Calvin Lamothe

Treasurer: Ely Kaufman
Vice President: Billy Burnham
President: Erik Rajunas

Rep: Jacob Przesick
Rep:  Bret Williams
Rep:  Julia Geswell
Rep:  Jackson Haskell
Vice President: Breanna Arnold
President: Megan Conway



Varsity Boys’ First Soccer Game of the Year

On Friday September 9th 2011, Manchester Essex boy’s varsity soccer team faced off against Shawsheen Valley Vocational Tech.  This was Manchester Essex’s first game off the season. Most of the game was a stalemate both teams holding off one another and the goalies making spectacular saves.  However, Shawsheen Techs offensive line scored a goal in the second half. Ending the game 0-1. 



Former Manchester student memorialized in 9/11 ceremony

On a beautiful, bright sunny day, similar to that tragic day 10 years ago, residents of Manchester gathered in Masconomo Park for a dedication ceremony  in memory of a late resident of Manchester who passed away on September 11, 2001. Ralph F. Kershaw was a longtime resident of Manchester and graduated from the then Manchester High School with the class of 1967. He passed away when his plane, United Flight 175, hit the South Tower of the World Trade Center. A granite bench was dedicated in his memory under a beach tree that had been planted for him many years ago after 9/11. The bench and tree overlook the beauteous harbor where Ralph enjoyed spending time. Family friend Mary Hardwick put this together and invited many people to speak, including MERHS Vice Principal Paul Murphy. Among the speakers were classmate Kathy Filias-Burroughs, Men’s Recreation League Basketball teammate Joe Willwerth, American Airlines Flight Attendant Heidi Barclay, and Reverend David Forsythe of Manchester. The MERHS Acappella group was invited to sing 2 songs, God Bless America and America the Beautiful. Senior Katerina Eichenberger sang The National Anthem. Flowers were laid on the bench by Ralph’s family at the conclusion of the ceremony.