Juniors and seniors face off in a series of games

After meeting with their advisory groups, the junior and senior classes met in the gymnasium to compete against the other in a variety of games and events, such as a crab walking race and a staring contest. For every event each class had to find and select the two most qualified members of their class to participate in the event.

Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seniors Andrew Widtfeldt and Lucas Martz anticipate their thumb wrestling competition against juniors Bennett Strayton and Liam Crossen. Both Widtfeldt and Martz won earning the seniors another definitive victory. Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seniors Andrew Widtfeldt and Lucas Martz anticipate their thumb wrestling competition against juniors Bennett Strayton and Liam Crossen. Both Widtfeldt and Martz won earning the seniors another definitive victory. Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seniors Breanna Arnold and Alexandra Rice face off against juniors John Haynie and Zachary Even in a competition of who can recite the alphabet the fastest. This was quite the challenge as it isn’t difficult to skip letters in the haste to finish the alphabet. Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seniors Breanna Arnold and Alexandra Rice face off against juniors John Haynie and Zachary Even in a competition of who can recite the alphabet the fastest. This was quite the challenge as it isn’t difficult to skip letters in the haste to finish the alphabet. Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Math teacher Dan Lundergan explains the rules of the competition to the Senior class before the games began. Lundergan, as well as high school principal Patricia Puglisi, watched and judged each game. Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Math teacher Dan Lundergan explains the rules of the competition to the Senior class before the games began. Lundergan, as well as high school principal Patricia Puglisi, watched and judged each game. Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seniors Campbell Fackre and John Carter prepare to face off against juniors Henry Rohner and Anthony Lange in a crab walking race. In a few moments after the start of the race, Fackre took the victory for the seniors. Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seniors Campbell Fackre and John Carter prepare to face off against juniors Henry Rohner and Anthony Lange in a crab walking race. In a few moments after the start of the race, Fackre took the victory for the seniors. Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Lundergan, Puglisi, and English teacher Daniel Koughan watch senior Samantha Woodman and junior Charlie Davis’s eyes carefully to check for any blinking in this staring competition. After two long battles of eye contact, the juniors had won both. Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Lundergan, Puglisi, and English teacher Daniel Koughan watch senior Samantha Woodman and junior Charlie Davis’s eyes carefully to check for any blinking in this staring competition. After two long battles of eye contact, the juniors had won both. Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
For a final competition, each senior and junior were assigned a number and had to line up in the correct order of a number that the teacher shouted out. The seniors won each round of this battle of quick reactions and strong teamwork. Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
For a final competition, each senior and junior were assigned a number and had to line up in the correct order of a number that the teacher shouted out. The seniors won each round of this battle of quick reactions and strong teamwork. Credit: Alex Lehar for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Sticky Note Compliments Mysteriously Appear

Senior Courtney MacDougall creates sticky notes that say various compliments on student’s lockers and in the bathrooms. The goal was to brighten student’s day’s one sticky note at a time.

Group of compliments placed near the auditorium bathroom. MacDougall deliberately placed sticky notes near the mirror for self-confidence while looking in the mirror. Credit: Caroline Francoeur  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Group of compliments placed near the auditorium bathroom. MacDougall deliberately placed sticky notes near the mirror for self-confidence while looking in the mirror. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Four 7th grade students came to school with inspiring quotes on their lockers. Many students ended up taking there sticky notes home and showing then to their families. Credit: Caroline Francoeur  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Four 7th grade students came to school with inspiring quotes on their lockers. Many students ended up taking there sticky notes home and showing then to their families. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
“A simple hello can go a long way” is displayed on a student’s locker. This quote was popular throughout all sticky notes. Credit: Caroline Francoeur  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
“A simple hello can go a long way” is displayed on a student’s locker. This quote was popular throughout all sticky notes. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Clara Tuttle admires the sticky notes on the 7th grade floor. Tuttle says she thinks this was one of the more creative and heartfelt ways to brighten someone’s day. Credit: Caroline Francoeur  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Clara Tuttle admires the sticky notes on the 7th grade floor. Tuttle says she thinks this was one of the more creative and heartfelt ways to brighten someone’s day. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
“You are precious” sticky note was placed on a student’s locker. Many students who found notes on their locker said it was a great surprise to come to school to. Credit: Caroline Francoeur  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
“You are precious” sticky note was placed on a student’s locker. Many students who found notes on their locker said it was a great surprise to come to school to. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sticky note found on 7th graders locker. MacDougal says her intention of this project was to show that one simple action can go a long way in someone’s life. Credit: Caroline Francoeur  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sticky note found on 7th graders locker. MacDougal says her intention of this project was to show that one simple action can go a long way in someone’s life. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sticky notes displayed on first floor bathroom. Many students said they were surprised as well as excited for their first time seeing the notes. Credit: Caroline Francoeur  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sticky notes displayed on first floor bathroom. Many students said they were surprised as well as excited for their first time seeing the notes. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Various sticky notes stuck on every locker in the 7th grade wing. Courtney MacDougal says it took 4 hours to complete this task. Credit: Caroline Francoeur  for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Various sticky notes stuck on every locker in the 7th grade wing. Courtney MacDougal says it took 4 hours to complete this task. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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