DECA earns 41 awards at Boston competition

The MERHS DECA team returned from three days of competition in Boston. This year was the most challenging year to qualify for Internationals. In the past three years Massachusetts DECA enrollment has seen significant growth. The state level competition saw 2200 students at the Boston Marriott testing and roleplaying to make the international competition. The state competition has grown from 1700 students just four years ago. Only the top four students in each category qualified.
 
MERHS DECA has twelve International Qualifiers, fifteen students as Top Ten, and received 14 individual medals in the Friday night awards. We scored seven first place, eight second place, four third place and four fourth place honors. Combed with top ten, MERHS students amassed 41 awards. Many more MERHS students will receive written exam recognitions. I will forward their names when those results are posted.
 
Here are the specific medals, top ten and final rankings
 
Written
Exam
Role
Play 1
Role
Play 2
Top
10
Final
Ranking
First Name
Last Name
Comp.
Code
2nd
 
1st
Y
2nd
Breanna
Arnold
10-QSRM
 
 
 
Y
3rd
Delaney
Byrne
12-RMS
 
2nd
 
Y
2nd
Isabella
Hickey
15-BTDM
 
2nd
 
Y
2nd
Anna
Walsh
15-BTDM
 
2nd
1st
Y
1st
Courtney
Feuerbach
16-FTDM
 
2nd
1st
Y
1st
Samantha
Kane
16-FTDM
 
 
 
Y
4th
Liam
Crossen
18-MTDM
 
 
 
Y
4th
Tyler
Quade
18-MTDM
 
 
3rd
Y
Top Ten 
Paige
Lafferty
18-MTDM
 
 
3rd
Y
 Top Ten 
Caitlin
Malloy
18-MTDM
1st
 
 
Y
4th
Christopher
Carr
19-STDM
1st
 
 
Y
4th
John
Hennigan
19-STDM
 
2nd
 
Y
3rd
George
Lantz
19-STDM
 
2nd
 
Y
3rd
Henry
Rohner
19-STDM
 
 
 
Y
 Top Ten 
Sarah
Reed
9-MMS
 
 
 
 
 

 

Winners with trophies
Back Row L to R: Henry Rohner; Chris Carr; George Lantz: Courtney Feuerbach; Sam Kane; Caitlin Malloy; Sarah Reed; Isabella Hickey; Anna Walsh; Delaney Byrne; (Jack Hennigan missing was taking SAT) Front Row L to R: Liam Crossen; Tyler Quade; Paige Lafferty; Breanna Arnold

 

L to R: Troy Ciarametaro; Breanna Arnold; Jack Hennigan
L to R: Troy Ciarametaro; Breanna Arnold; Jack Hennigan

L to R: Troy Ciarametaro; Breanna Arnold; Jack Hennigan
L to R: Troy Ciarametaro; Breanna Arnold; Jack Hennigan

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6th Graders Give Book Talks

On Friday February 27th, Rebecca Figueroa’s sixth grade English class gave book talks. Each student gave a review of the book they had been reading nightly. Presenting in front of the class helps the students get some practice with public speaking and literary analysis.

Sixth grader Will Rodier presents his book The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd. This book is a young adult mystery novel recommended for ages 8-12. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth grader Will Rodier presents his book The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd. This book is a young adult mystery novel recommended for ages 8-12. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Hattie Wilson raises her hand to ask her classmate a question about their presentation during the dedicated question time. Students are encouraged to ask relevant questions and make comments they have about other students’ book talks. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Hattie Wilson raises her hand to ask her classmate a question about their presentation during the dedicated question time. Students are encouraged to ask relevant questions and make comments they have about other students’ book talks. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
English teacher Rebecca Figueroa explains to her sixth grade students what it looks and sounds like to be a good audience. Sixth graders are taught these manners and skills within different assignments. Credit: Cole Bourbon for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
English teacher Rebecca Figueroa explains to her sixth grade students what it looks and sounds like to be a good audience. Sixth graders are taught these manners and skills within different assignments. Credit: Cole Bourbon for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth graders are assigned to read at least thirty minutes each night of a book of their choosing. Once they have finished the book, they present the book with a short summary, their rating out of ten, and who they would recommend it to.  Credit: Cole Bourbon for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth graders are assigned to read at least thirty minutes each night of a book of their choosing. Once they have finished the book, they present the book with a short summary, their rating out of ten, and who they would recommend it to. Credit: Cole Bourbon for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Sixth grader Sean Phelan discusses Maze Runner by James Dashner. Students were encouraged to provide a visual display of something that relates to their book. Though most students chose to show the cover of the book, others, like Phelan, chose to provide a symbol that had to do with the story. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth grader Sean Phelan discusses Maze Runner by James Dashner. Students were encouraged to provide a visual display of something that relates to their book. Though most students chose to show the cover of the book, others, like Phelan, chose to provide a symbol that had to do with the story. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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VIDEO: Senior creates video for Dramafest

On Saturday February 28th, the Manchester Essex Drama club competed in the preliminary round of the Massachusetts Educational Theatres Guides Drama Festival. Senior Courtney MacDougall created the opening video that was shown at the beginning of the festival. She spent the entire tech week of the drama festival filming the competing schools.  At the end of the day, Manchester Essex was chosen to move on to the semifinal round, alongside Beverly High School and Peabody Veterans High School.

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Yearbook Club Meets to Plan Layout

On February 26th, 2015, members of the Yearbook club met to work on this year’s edition of the yearbook and to discuss layout. New teacher Georgia Jarrell is the yearbook advisor.

Members of Yearbook convene in the library to begin working with the yearbook template. The club meets every Thursday after school. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Members of Yearbook convene in the library to begin working with the yearbook template. The club meets every Thursday after school. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Senior Courtney MacDougall browses through the progress made on the yearbook thus far. MacDougall has been a member of the club since Freshman year. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Senior Courtney MacDougall browses through the progress made on the yearbook thus far. MacDougall has been a member of the club since Freshman year. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Members discuss finding pictures for the sports section of the yearbook. The club uses the program Yearbook Avenue to insert pictures and to create the layout. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Members discuss finding pictures for the sports section of the yearbook. The club uses the program Yearbook Avenue to insert pictures and to create the layout. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Junior Hannah White and seniors Courtney MacDougall and Emily Jaworski get to work on the computers. MacDougall and Jaworksi are this year’s editors and help to lead the club. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Junior Hannah White and seniors Courtney MacDougall and Emily Jaworski get to work on the computers. MacDougall and Jaworksi are this year’s editors and help to lead the club. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
The yearbook contains school photos of underclassmen and professional senior portraits, as well as photos of teachers and other faculty members. Each year, the yearbook is published by the company Josten’s and is then purchased by members of the student body. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
The yearbook contains school photos of underclassmen and professional senior portraits, as well as photos of teachers and other faculty members. Each year, the yearbook is published by the company Josten’s and is then purchased by members of the student body. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.

Yearbook head Georgia Jarrell and seniors Courtney MacDougall and Emily Jaworski discuss the technicalities of the yearbook’s layout. This is Jarrell’s first year as head of Yearbook and her first year as a foreign language teacher at Manchester Essex. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Yearbook head Georgia Jarrell and seniors Courtney MacDougall and Emily Jaworski discuss the technicalities of the yearbook’s layout. This is Jarrell’s first year as head of Yearbook and her first year as a foreign language teacher at Manchester Essex. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.

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Students debate the color of #thedress

Ever since the end of February, “The Dress” has taken over the internet. People disagree on what color they see the dress as being. Some see black and blue, while others see white and gold. Photography teacher Caroline Hunt Epp’s A block photo class decided to take a closer look into why people are seeing different colors, as she used the opportunity to use the controversy to discuss the principle behind white balance and differences in color perception.

 

It was revealed online that the dress is indeed black and blue. The color of the dress depends on how your eyes compensate for color depending on the light. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
It was revealed online that the dress is indeed black and blue. The color of the dress depends on how your eyes compensate for color depending on the light. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The class was divided about what color the dress truly was. While some saw black and  blue, others saw white and gold. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The class was divided about what color the dress truly was. While some saw black and blue, others saw white and gold. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The Dress was projected across the board, so the students could see photo teacher Caroline Hunt Epp edit the photo in photoshop. Epp used the eyedropper tool to sample the actual colors in the photo. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The Dress was projected across the board, so the students could see photo teacher Caroline Hunt Epp edit the photo in photoshop. Epp used the eyedropper tool to sample the actual colors in the photo. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students put their initials where they believed the color changed from white to blue. They quickly learned that different people’s eyes see different shades of colors. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students put their initials where they believed the color changed from white to blue in a gradient that Hunt Epp put up on the board. They quickly learned that different people’s eyes see different shades of colors. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

 

 

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ASR II students chosen to present at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Congratulations to the following ASR II students for being selected to present their ASR summer research at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at UNH on March 26-27. The title and location of their presentations are included below.  
 
Poster presentations:
 
Patrick Byrne, ”Constructing a Radio-Controlled Ornithopter Prototype and Three-Dimensional Model”, Worcester Polytech Institutue
 
Sam Creighton, Design and Testing of Laboratory Experiences for an Introductory Mechanical Engineering Course”, Boston Univ
 
Leo Gallo de la Paz, Designing Cost Effective Wind Turbines”, MIT
 
Aidan Lyons, Atlantic and Shortnose Sturgeon Infomercial”, Nat’l Oceanic & Atmospheric Association
 
Lucas Martz, The Effects of Perfluorinated Compounds PFOS and PFOA on Beluga Whale Immunity”, Univ of Connecticut
 
Jacob Przesiak, “Modeling the Spectral Energy Emissions of Blazars BLLAC and OJ287 By Data Fitting Observed Spectral Emissions From Internal Shock Events”,Boston Univ
 
Alex Tognazzi, Chemical Analysis of a Community’s Drinking Water”, North Andover Water Treatment Facility
 
Oral presentation:
 
Julia Whitten, General Versus Specific: A Study on the Advantages and Disadvantages of the MitoCarta Set and the Allelic Set for Gene Analysis for Huntington’s Disease”, Mass General Hosp

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Drama Festival Hosts Tech Week

This past week, the Manchester Essex Drama Department has had seven different school come and do there tech hour for the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild’s Drama Festival. All of the schools came back to compete this past Saturday. A tech hour is when each different school comes to the prelims host site and spikes their stage and practices there lighting cues in the booth.  At the end of the day, Peabody Veterans High School, Beverly High School and Manchester Essex High School were chosen to move onto the semifinal round.

 

Wakefield High School practices scenes from their one act play. They did the play entitled, The Crucible Acts III & IV. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Wakefield High School practices scenes from their one act play. They did the play entitled, The Crucible Acts III & IV. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Wakefield performed at 9:00 AM on Saturday. The traditional play is based on the Salem Witch Trials.. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Wakefield performed at 9:00 AM on Saturday. The traditional play is based on the Salem Witch Trials.. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Wakefield practices a scene in a classroom. Though Wakefield did The Crucible, they have added a twist. It is common for schools to modify or add twists to the classics. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Wakefield practices a scene in a classroom. Though Wakefield did The Crucible, they have added a twist. It is common for schools to modify or add twists to the classics. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The Manchester Essex Drama Club used costumes that have either been passed down from previous shows or purchased. Since the characters in the show mirror animals, the cast had the task of incorporating the animals into their costumes.  They performed at 10:00 on Saturday. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The Manchester Essex Drama Club used costumes that have either been passed down from previous shows or purchased. Since the characters in the show mirror animals, the cast had the task of incorporating the animals into their costumes. They performed at 10:00 on Saturday. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
One of the actresses practices her scene in one of the many coffins. Since Boston College High School an all-boys school, the METG gives them permission to accept girls into their cast from other schools. They performed at 11:15 on Saturday. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
One of the actresses practices her scene in one of the many coffins. Since Boston College High School an all-boys school, the METG gives them permission to accept girls into their cast from other schools. They performed at 11:15 on Saturday. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Boston College High School practices some of their scenes. They competed with an original one act play entitled, Once Upon A Midnight. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Boston College High School practices some of their scenes. They competed with an original one act play entitled, Once Upon A Midnight. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The members of Peabody Veterans High School rehearse the opening scene of their play. They competed with a play called Eurydice. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The members of Peabody Veterans High School rehearse the opening scene of their play. They competed with a play called Eurydice. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Peabody Veterans uses lighting effects and sound effects to add to their performance. At the end of the Drama Festival, awards in sound and lighting were given out. Peabody was one of the three schools chosen to move on to the semifinal round. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Peabody Veterans uses lighting effects and sound effects to add to their performance. At the end of the Drama Festival, awards in sound and lighting were given out. Peabody was one of the three schools chosen to move on to the semifinal round. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Peabody uses set pieces made by the technical crew. Including a rain machine.  They performed at 12:15 on Saturday. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Peabody uses set pieces made by the technical crew. Including a rain machine. They performed at 12:15 on Saturday. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Woburn High School performed an original play entitled My Sunshine. The play contained adult content such as depression, teen suicide, parental death, underage drinking, drug use and profanity. They performed at 4:30 on Saturday. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Woburn High School performed an original play entitled My Sunshine. The play contained adult content such as depression, teen suicide, parental death, underage drinking, drug use and profanity. They performed at 4:30 on Saturday. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Beverly High School performed a play entitled Skinflints & Scoundrels. They performed at 3:00 on Saturday. Beverly was also chosen to move onto the semifinal round.  Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Beverly High School performed a play entitled Skinflints & Scoundrels. They performed at 3:00 on Saturday. Beverly was also chosen to move onto the semifinal round. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Essex Technical High School performed a classic entitled, Almost Maine. The cast recently had to change their show due to technicalities. They performed at 2:00 on Saturday.  Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Essex Technical High School performed a classic entitled, Almost Maine. The cast recently had to change their show due to technicalities. They performed at 2:00 on Saturday. Credit: Courtney MacDougall for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Prom Trunk Show Attracts Students

Last Friday, February 27, the Manchester Community Center hosted different boutiques and services displaying various prom related items such as dresses, tuxedos, jewelry, hair, and makeup.

Students Maya Heath, Lila Etter, Lauren Coogan, and Liv Lanz pick up coupons from David’s Bridal. This particular shop was giving many discounts on prom dresses to students who attended the event. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students Maya Heath, Lila Etter, Lauren Coogan, and Liv Lanz pick up coupons from David’s Bridal. This particular shop was giving many discounts on prom dresses to students who attended the event. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The MCC Teen Board sets up a raffle for various prizes such as spas, and gift cards. They pulled a name out of the jar every 30 minutes to determine a winner. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The MCC Teen Board sets up a raffle for various prizes such as spas, and gift cards. They pulled a name out of the jar every 30 minutes to determine a winner. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seniors from Manchester Essex look through dresses set up by David’s Bridal. The representative from David’s Bridal said they had many more styles and color to choose from at their store in Danvers. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seniors from Manchester Essex look through dresses set up by David’s Bridal. The representative from David’s Bridal said they had many more styles and color to choose from at their store in Danvers. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
David’s Bridal showed a rack of its most popular dresses, giving a sneak peak of what style items they have. Many students were looking at this dress, getting ideas of what to wear. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
David’s Bridal showed a rack of its most popular dresses, giving a sneak peak of what style items they have. Many students were looking at this dress, getting ideas of what to wear. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
More styles of dresses were on display courtesy of David’s Bridal. Most of the dresses on display had beaded detailing as well as interesting patterns. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
More styles of dresses were on display courtesy of David’s Bridal. Most of the dresses on display had beaded detailing as well as interesting patterns. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students from Beverly admire the displays on the Ultimate trying to match accessories with their attire for prom. Many students came to the trunk show to match accessories with their dresses that some had already bought. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students from Beverly admire the displays on the Ultimate trying to match accessories with their attire for prom. Many students came to the trunk show to match accessories with their dresses that some had already bought. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Jennifer’s Hair Salon sets up magazines as well as a slideshow of their various options of hairstyles. This salon offers many beauty services such as, hair, makeup and special treatment visits. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Jennifer’s Hair Salon sets up magazines as well as a slideshow of their various options of hairstyles. This salon offers many beauty services such as, hair, makeup and special treatment visits. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Along with the many exhibits of dresses, jewelry, hair, and makeup candy and snacks were also available for enjoyment. The MCC teen board helped put this together. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Along with the many exhibits of dresses, jewelry, hair, and makeup candy and snacks were also available for enjoyment. The MCC teen board helped put this together. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The Ultimate, located in Peabody, promotes their bags, shoes, and dresses for prom. They had one of the largest selections at the event. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The Ultimate, located in Peabody, promotes their bags, shoes, and dresses for prom. They had one of the largest selections at the event. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Jewelry sold by local businesses was on display throughout the event.   The prices for the pieces ranged anywhere from $10-$50. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Jewelry sold by local businesses was on display throughout the event. The prices for the pieces ranged anywhere from $10-$50. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Necklaces were set up on mannequins to attract students looking for items to accent their dresses. The jewelry was not only on display to give students ideas for prom but to also promote the businesses they were from. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Necklaces were set up on mannequins to attract students looking for items to accent their dresses. The jewelry was not only on display to give students ideas for prom but to also promote the businesses they were from. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Jennifer’s Salon in Magnolia shows all of their different services that relate to prom. They offer color, cuts, and style your hair as well as browse jewelry options. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Jennifer’s Salon in Magnolia shows all of their different services that relate to prom. They offer color, cuts, and style your hair as well as browse jewelry options. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

David’s Bridal advertises their various types of dresses available in their store. They carry dresses that range from different colors, shapes, and lengths. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
David’s Bridal advertises their various types of dresses available in their store. They carry dresses that range from different colors, shapes, and lengths. Credit: Clara Tuttle for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Sophomore Advisory Talks about Social Media

On Wednesday, March 4th the high school had a mini advisory block. Students in every class had different topics to talk about as a group. Students solved problems together and worked out tough situations that could come in their futures. Foreign language teacher Erin Fortunato spoke to her sophomore advisory class about privacy, and dangers of social media.

Students in Erin Fortunato’s advisory class are instructed to write and read through their journals that they were given as freshmen. Sophomore Ciara Lyne reads and flips through her book to her past entries. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students in Erin Fortunato’s advisory class are instructed to write and read through their journals that they were given as freshmen. Sophomore Ciara Lyne reads and flips through her book to her past entries. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Listening intently to Fortunato, speak about a recent uprising on “Twitter” with baseball player Curt Schillings daughter. Students asked questions and read passages on the dangers of social media. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Listening intently to Fortunato, speak about a recent uprising on “Twitter” with baseball player Curt Schillings daughter. Students asked questions and read passages on the dangers of social media. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The class discussed the topic of social media for their advisory group. Students talked about the struggles of keeping a safe and friendly page on any type of social media. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The class discussed the topic of social media for their advisory group. Students talked about the struggles of keeping a safe and friendly page on any type of social media. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Fortunate showed a variety of different social media sites. Students were asked to write down their opinion on what the person wrote. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Fortunate showed a variety of different social media sites. Students were asked to write down their opinion on what the person wrote. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Zoe Brown writes her opinion and feelings down toward the out bursts on social media. Brown asked about the privacy of social media, and who and what can find your page. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Zoe Brown writes her opinion and feelings down toward the out bursts on social media. Brown asked about the privacy of social media, and who and what can find your page. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
A blast from the past! Students are directed to read and see if they can still connect to their past entries. Entries are connected to school, life, friends, and even social media. Sophomore Ainsley McLaughlin  reflection  to her old entry on school and how she felt as a freshmen to how she feels now as a sophomore.  Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
A blast from the past! Students are directed to read and see if they can still connect to their past entries. Entries are connected to school, life, friends, and even social media. Sophomore Ainsley McLaughlin reflection to her old entry on school and how she felt as a freshmen to how she feels now as a sophomore. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Personal connections towards social media were made during Fortuato’s advisory class. Students wrote down things they have seen, or heard of. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Personal connections towards social media were made during Fortuato’s advisory class. Students wrote down things they have seen, or heard of. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Girls Basketball Beats Brighton in First Round of Playoffs

Tuesday February, 24 Manchester Essex girls’ basketball defeated Brighton in the first round of playoffs. Coach Lauren Dubois helped bring these girls to victory. The final score of the game with a great win from the Hornets was 67-19. The girls moved on to the next round against Bishop Fenwick but lost 47-52 in a very close game.

Each team has to stand together before the game begins to cheer on the other team as Athletic Director Kelly Porcaro calls out the starters. Hornets stand linking arms pumping each other up before their big game. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Each team has to stand together before the game begins to cheer on the other team as Athletic Director Kelly Porcaro calls out the starters. Hornets stand linking arms pumping each other up before their big game. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The game begins with the group huddle. The girls cheer before the game begins. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The game begins with the group huddle. The girls cheer before the game begins. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior guard Fraley Morton throws the ball inbounds after being scored on by Brighton. Morton is one of the lead scorers on the team. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior guard Fraley Morton throws the ball inbounds after being scored on by Brighton. Morton is one of the lead scorers on the team. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Wrestling for the ball, senior Eliza Logue and junior Sabrina Pallazola try to gain possession of the ball after it being set loose on the ground. Brighton players also fight for it. Manchester Essex  got the ball. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Wrestling for the ball, senior Eliza Logue and junior Sabrina Pallazola try to gain possession of the ball after it being set loose on the ground. Brighton players also fight for it. Manchester Essex got the ball. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
During warm up, Manchester Essex Hornets practice drills and plays before the game. Defensive players practice their blocking and the offensive players practice their shots under pressure. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
During warm up, Manchester Essex Hornets practice drills and plays before the game. Defensive players practice their blocking and the offensive players practice their shots under pressure. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Fans pile into the gymnasium wearing the Hornet’s colors, green and white. Senior Aisling Batchelder wears white from head to toe as does junior Bella Mastendino. White paint covered fans faces as they represented the hornets during their ‘white out’ game. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Fans pile into the gymnasium wearing the Hornet’s colors, green and white. Senior Aisling Batchelder wears white from head to toe as does junior Bella Mastendino. White paint covered fans faces as they represented the hornets during their ‘white out’ game. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior starters Sabrina Pallazola and Kara Hersey practice dribbling drills. Pallazola is the center forward for the Hornets; Hersey is another forward for the team. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior starters Sabrina Pallazola and Kara Hersey practice dribbling drills. Pallazola is the center forward for the Hornets; Hersey is another forward for the team. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
 Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Pallazola with the tip off, the Hornets prepare themselves for a tough battle against Brghiton Public High School. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Pallazola with the tip off, the Hornets prepare themselves for a tough battle against Brghiton Public High School. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Brighton wins the tip off but soon after Manchester Essex receives the ball because it was thrown out of bounds. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Brighton wins the tip off but soon after Manchester Essex receives the ball because it was thrown out of bounds. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Sydney Christopher shoots and scores a three pointer against a defender. Christopher is one of the leading scorers in the Cape Ann League.  Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Sydney Christopher shoots and scores a three pointer against a defender. Christopher is one of the leading scorers in the Cape Ann League.
Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Phebe Biggar carries the ball down the court. Biggar then scores on a lay-up.  Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Phebe Biggar carries the ball down the court. Biggar then scores on a lay-up. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
 Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Biggar and Hersey double team a Brighton player. Holding their arms in the air the players try to distract the offensive player by yelling and trying to knock the ball out of her hands without illegal touching. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Biggar and Hersey double team a Brighton player. Holding their arms in the air the players try to distract the offensive player by yelling and trying to knock the ball out of her hands without illegal touching. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Coach Lauren Dubois speaks to players from the side of the court.  Dubois has been coaching for many years at Manchester Essex and has brought the girls basketball team to victory several times. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Coach Lauren Dubois speaks to players from the side of the court. Dubois has been coaching for many years at Manchester Essex and has brought the girls basketball team to victory several times. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
 Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
 Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
During free throws, the crowd puts their hands in the air and shakes their fingers sending luck to the shooter. Spirit fingers are a tradition in basketball. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
During free throws, the crowd puts their hands in the air and shakes their fingers sending luck to the shooter. Spirit fingers are a tradition in basketball. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The fans cheer on the players and travel to all their away games. There was not a large turnout of fans, but their cheering for the girls made it as if the whole gymnasium was full. There is a lot of support to both the girls and boys teams at Manchester Essex. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The fans cheer on the players and travel to all their away games. There was not a large turnout of fans, but their cheering for the girls made it as if the whole gymnasium was full. There is a lot of support to both the girls and boys teams at Manchester Essex. Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
 Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Ainsley McLaughlin passes the ball to junior  Molly Lynch who then carries the ball for an assist. The assist was shot by sophomore Courtney Holley Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Ainsley McLaughlin passes the ball to junior Molly Lynch who then carries the ball for an assist. The assist was shot by sophomore Courtney Holley Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

enior fans Aisling Batchelder and Emily Moore support the senior players on the team by holding up blown up faces of Biggar, Morton, and Logue.  Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
enior fans Aisling Batchelder and Emily Moore support the senior players on the team by holding up blown up faces of Biggar, Morton, and Logue.
Credit: Jenny Beardsley for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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