Second annual senior citizens luncheon

On December 17, 2011the senior citizens of Manchester and Essex came to the Manchester Essex Regional High School for a turkey lunch. The High School band, chorus, and a cappella played for the citizens for about two hours. This is the second annual luncheon and more than 50 seniors attended.

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Middle school students present African countries to peers

On December 23, sixth grade students gathered in the auditorium and listened or presented their African country to their class.  Students were assigned the country and they were expected to come up with an oral presentation, along with different visuals.  Africa is one of the units studied by the sixth graders, taught by Amy Desmond.

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Author Mitchell Zuckoff talks about his book, Lost in Shangri-La

On Wednesday the 14th, author Mitchell Zuckoff came to the school to talk about his adventure book Lost in Shangri-la.  Lost in Shangri-la is based on a true story in which members of the US military got stranded in a valley called Shangri-la in New Guinea.  After the presentation, the author met with a small discussion group of high schoolers who had read his book for summer reading.

 

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9th grade world history class debates over nationalism

From December 13 to December 15, Jessica Tran’s E block World History class held a debate over the topic of nationalism.  Students were required to write a case on the affirmative or negative side with a partner, and they were expected to debate it against another group opposite of what they were.  Also, students needed to dress up in formal attire for the debate in order to get a good grade on their project.

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Soundwaves perform at the HEART holiday concert

On Thursday, December 1st The Manchester Essex Regional high school’s a cappella group, The Soundwaves preformed at the Manchester Historical Society for the HEART holiday concert. The concert was hosted by members of HEART a foundation to support the gay, lesbian community.

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Varsity Girls Basketball not powerful enough to defeat Royals

On Friday December 16, 2011, the Manchester Essex Varsity Girls Basketball team had its 2nd home game of the 2011-2012 season. The Georgetown Lady Royals traveled to the Hornet’s Nest for a 6:30pm tip off under head coach Dave Tucker. The Royals are 2-1 in the young season while the Hornets are 0-2. Both teams play in MA Division 4 North (Cape Ann League Small). The Cape Ann League is one of the toughest leagues in Massachusetts  to play in.

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