Freshman accepted to the All-State Festival Chorus

In November, freshman Tucker Evans was accepted to the Northeast Senior District Music festival and received an All-State recommendation.  Last Saturday, along with more than 1000 students from approximately 225 schools across Massachusetts,   Tucker auditioned for All-States and was accepted.  He will be spending three days in Boston at the Seaport Hotel and rehearsing in the World Trade Center. Tucker will then perform as part of the All-State Chorus at Symphony Hall on March 3rd.

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Students win 30 awards at the Boston Globe Scholastic Art contest

Twenty-seven high school works and three middle school students won awards in the 2012 Boston Globe Scholastic Art contest, making it the most awards given to any Cape Ann or neighboring school district. Students earned Honorable Mentions, Silver Keys, and Gold Keys. Those works that received gold keys will move up to a competition at the national level.

For the first time ever, MERHS submitted an animated video, by Keith Blagden, which then won a Gold Key. It can be viewed below.

Three Senior Photography Portfolio gold keys were awarded to Alex Clarke, Anny Carr, and Jas Davis. These portfolios consisted of 8 images and a written artist statement. Only 51 photo portfolio gold keys were given out in the entire state.

Please scroll down below the gallery and video for a list of this years winners.

The following is the gold key winning entry, by Keith Blagden, in the film/animation category.
Manchester Manchester Essex Reg High Keith Blagden Film & Animation Into The Dark  Gold Key
1442 Manchester Manchester Essex Reg High Anny Carr Photography Arc Honorable Mention
1443 Manchester Manchester Essex Reg High Anny Carr Photo Portfolio Gold Key
1444 Manchester Manchester Essex Reg High Alex Clarke Photo Portfolio Gold Key
1445 Manchester Manchester Essex Reg High Kaitlin Cochand Ceramics & Glass Oriental Oasis Gold Key
1446 Manchester Manchester Essex Reg High James Davis Photo Portfolio Gold Key
1447 Manchester Manchester Essex Reg High Willy DeConto Photography relapse Honorable Mention
1448 Manchester Manchester Essex Reg High Willy DeConto Printmaking Subway Gold Key
1449 Manchester Manchester Essex Reg High Zac Fleming Photography Warmth Honorable Mention
1450 Manchester Manchester Essex Reg High Rachael Gallagher Photography Edge Honorable Mention
1451 Manchester Manchester Essex Reg High Megan Gardner Photography Playa del Carmen Honorable Mention
1452 Manchester Manchester Essex Reg High Megan Gardner Photography Bokeh Baby (self portrait) Silver Key
1453 Manchester Manchester Essex Reg High Megan Gardner Photography Pearl Harbor Honorable Mention
1454 Manchester Manchester Essex Reg High Chloe Gothie Photography Cold Cream Gold Key
1455 Manchester Manchester Essex Reg High Calvin Lamothe Digital Art Pour Les Lumières (Portrait of Zach Condon) Honorable Mention
1456 Manchester Manchester Essex Reg High Calvin Lamothe Painting Melting Mind Honorable Mention
1457 Manchester Manchester Essex Reg High Sarah Lewiecki Painting Green with Envy Gold Key
1458 Manchester Manchester Essex Reg High Melissa Moore Printmaking You Can’t See Me Silver Key
1459 Manchester Manchester Essex Reg High Samantha Nieberle Photography Bronte Gold Key
1460 Manchester Manchester Essex Reg High jimmy pappas Printmaking soaring sunset Honorable Mention
1461 Manchester Manchester Essex Reg High Amanda Ryan Ceramics & Glass The Plague Phantom Silver Key
1462 Manchester Manchester Essex Reg High Jamie Rynkowski Comic Art The Chase Part 2 Honorable Mention
1463 Manchester Manchester Essex Reg High Jamie Rynkowski Digital Art Polar Guardian Honorable Mention
1464 Manchester Manchester Essex Reg High Madeline Smith Photography Play Gold Key
1465 Manchester Manchester Essex Reg High Hannah Thorne Fashion Consumer Cycle Silver Key
1466 Manchester Manchester Essex Reg High Zack Trembowicz Mixed Media Classics Never Die Honorable Mention
1467 Manchester Manchester Essex Reg High Julia Whitten Comic Art Project Symphony Belt Silver Key
1468 Manchester Manchester Essex Reg Middle Nicola Bothwick Mixed Media I’m Stuck In A Maze Silver Key
1469 Manchester Manchester Essex Reg Middle Connor Senay Mixed Media Peaches Of Me Honorable Mention
1470 Manchester Manchester Essex Reg Middle Maddie Shaw Mixed Media Visages Mélangés Honorable Mention

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Pro Engineer students produce detailed 3D models

Pro Engineer is professional, 3-D computer modeling software used extensively in the engineering and design industries. The following models represent some of the final projects for students who enrolled in the 1st semester Pro Engineer course.

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Art Foundations replicates Notan Art forms

Over the past few weeks, Marion Powers’ Art Foundations class has been working on a project dating back to ancient times and ancient Japanese culture.

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Sophomores participate in a fun and educational history midterm review session

On Thursday January 12, US History teacher Jennifer Coleman reviewed all of the units that students learned throughout the year. This helped many students to review and ask any questions about the test for next week.

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Coin toss lab in 10th grade Biology simulates genetic probability and heredity

On Wednesday the 11th, Biology teacher Maria Burgess’s tenth grade biology class did a coin toss lab to try and simulate the probable heredity of certain genes.

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Freshman boys basketball defeated by Newburyport Clippers

 

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Middle school password club begins

Seventh grade math teacher and club advisor Keith Stefanek starts the password club for the fifth year. Middle school students gather and play the word game password.

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Chemistry class presents element Powerpoints

Members of Keith Gray’s chemistry class presented power points on specific elements in the periodic table. Each student chose their own element to write a research paper on and present a five minuet power point about. Students had roughly two to three weeks to prepare for the project. The requirements  were to have a minimum of seventeen slides and take no longer than five minutes to present them.

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Varsity Girls basketball takes on Hamilton Wenham

On Wednesday January, 11th 2012 the Manchester Essex girls’ basketball team faced the Hamilton Wenham team. The game was well fought on both sides and aggressive. Although Manchester Essex played hard, they ended in defeat.

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