Junior Advisories Address Resumes

For the second time of the new year, advisory groups met throughout the school. Juniors talked about career planning. This information is targeted to juniors as they are embarking on both jobs and college planning.

 

Juniors in physical education teacher Tom Durfee’s advisory listen to him addressing the importance of resumes. Whether they have had job experience or not, Durfee said that resumes are a great way to organize and present accomplishments. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Juniors in physical education teacher Tom Durfee’s advisory listen to him addressing the importance of resumes. Whether they have had job experience or not, Durfee said that resumes are a great way to organize and present accomplishments. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Athletic Director Kelly Porcaro hands out papers to help students understand the importance of interviews. The worksheet addressed commonly asked questions for job and college interviews.  Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Athletic Director Kelly Porcaro hands out papers to help students understand the importance of interviews. The worksheet addressed commonly asked questions for job and college interviews. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Durfee explains the steps to achieving a good resume. He encourages being involved with the community and other outside activities.  Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Durfee explains the steps to achieving a good resume. He encourages being involved with the community and other outside activities. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Down in the fitness room, two advisory groups are merged. As the entire high school participates in advisory, it’s difficult  to find space to talk to students in the school.  Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Down in the fitness room, two advisory groups are merged.
As the entire high school participates in advisory, it’s difficult to find space to talk to students in the school. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Sophomores Vote For Class Officers

The sophomore class gathered in the dining hall to vote for their class officers.  There were four positions available for students to run for: treasurer, secretary, vice president, and president.

 

Sophomore Anna Arnsten decides who to vote for while listening to what every candidate has to say. On the ballot students had to circle who they wanted for president. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Anna Arnsten decides who to vote for while listening to what every candidate has to say. On the ballot students had to circle who they wanted for president. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students in the sophomore class elect a president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. The candidates gave speeches about why the students should vote for them. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students in the sophomore class elect a president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. The candidates gave speeches about why the students should vote for them. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The students finish voting and hand in their ballots to their teachers.  Students then leave and return to their classes. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
The students finish voting and hand in their ballots to their teachers. Students then leave and return to their classes. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Sophomore Class Advisor John Mullady reads the names of the candidates for class officer. Each class took part of C block to hear candidate speeches and vote in their student council representatives. Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Sophomore Class Advisor John Mullady reads the names of the candidates for class officer. Each class took part of C block to hear candidate speeches and vote in their student council representatives. Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Sophomore Nellie Boling gives her speech as a candidate for the sophomore class treasurer.  Boling comes from a political family; her sister was the treasurer for her class, and her father is a selectman for Manchester-By-The-Sea. Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Sophomore Nellie Boling gives her speech as a candidate for the sophomore class treasurer. Boling comes from a political family; her sister was the treasurer for her class, and her father is a selectman for Manchester-By-The-Sea. Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Sophomore Bella Schmidt explains why the class should vote for her for the class secretary.  As Schmidt was the secretary for the freshman class last year, she has experience with this duty.  Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Sophomore Bella Schmidt explains why the class should vote for her for the class secretary. As Schmidt was the secretary for the freshman class last year, she has experience with this duty. Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Sophomore Zoe Brown tells her peers what she can do for the class if she is voted as the sophomore vice president.  This is the first year that Brown has run for this position.  Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Sophomore Zoe Brown tells her peers what she can do for the class if she is voted as the sophomore vice president. This is the first year that Brown has run for this position. Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Sophomore Will Heslop states his goals for the class in his running for class president.  Heslop was one of two candidates for sophomore class president.  Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Sophomore Will Heslop states his goals for the class in his running for class president. Heslop was one of two candidates for sophomore class president. Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.

Sophomores Will Heslop and Robert Carter shake hands after they have finished their campaign speeches.  The sophomore class voted promptly afterwards, and Heslop was chosen to be the class president.  Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Sophomores Will Heslop and Robert Carter shake hands after they have finished their campaign speeches. The sophomore class voted promptly afterwards, and Heslop was chosen to be the class president. Credit: Lillian Schrafft for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.

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GALLERY: 380 students/faculty take Ice Bucket Challenge

In an event coordinated by the school’s DECA program, over 380 students, faculty, and staff participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money to help fight Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Participants made a donation of at least $10 to be a part of the challenge.  Cape Pond Ice generously helped by donating ice, and Home Depot donated many of the buckets used in the event.

The DECA students challenged 220,000 other DECA students across the USA and seven other countries to take the challenge, and as well, MERHS challenged the 950,000 + students in Massachusetts to take the challenge.

Pete Frates is a Beverly native who has ALS and was the inspiration for the original Ice Bucket Challenge. His father, John Frates, attended the MEMS/MERHS event and spoke to the participants about the cause.

Over $6,000 was raised by the school community for The ALS Association.

 

 

 

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