Lacrosse teams play for Brain Cancer Awareness

On Friday May 9th, the boys and girls varsity lacrosse teams competed against Ipswich High School. The teams played to support and raise money for Brain Cancer Awareness. The Manchester-Essex Hornets played for John Driscoll while Ipswich played for Ron Cameron. Driscoll is the nephew of athletic assistant Muffin Driscoll, and the cousin of athletic coach Steven Driscoll. Cameron is the grandfather of one of the Ipswich Varsity Lacrosse players. Both teams were defeated by Ipswich in the end, but put up a fight while playing. The girls lost 8-9 ending the game neck and neck. The boys also lost to Ipswich with a final score of 2-8.

The girls’ game started off with a bang with senior Brittany Smith scoring a goal within the first minute of the game, followed by another goal from sophomore Jenny Cochand. The rest of the game continued neck and neck until the end of the game. Cochand and varsity player Annie Decanto unfortunately both left the game with injuries.

The boys’ game started slow, but they managed to score within the game. At half time the pee-wee lacrosse team played a game which was an opportunity for them to display their lacrosse abilities for the crowd of people watching.

Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Sophomore English class travels to the cemetery to read poetry

Allison Krause and Connie Bergh who co-teach college prep sophomore English took students to the cemetery to read poetry. As the weather became nice the teachers wanted to enjoy it while learning at the same time.

The class walked out of the school and over to the cemetery on Arbella Street. Many of the students were excited to go outside and enjoy the warm weather. Credit: Cassandra for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The class walked out of the school and over to the cemetery on Arbella Street. Many of the students were excited to go outside and enjoy the warm weather. Credit: Cassandra for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The class surrouned of the sunken graves found in the cemetery. Krause discusses the meaning of the poem to the students. The students came to the conclusion that part of the grave must have been dug out so the name on the stone was visible. Credit: Cassandra for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The class surrouned of the sunken graves found in the cemetery. Krause discusses the meaning of the poem to the students. The students came to the conclusion that part of the grave must have been dug out so the name on the stone was visible. Credit: Cassandra for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores Alex Beckman, Brad Graves, Jake Rich, and Chris Milne all read the poem before the class had a discussion. The class has been reading multiple poems by Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman for the poetry unit. Credit: Cassandra for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores Alex Beckman, Brad Graves, Jake Rich, and Chris Milne all read the poem before the class had a discussion. The class has been reading multiple poems by Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman for the poetry unit. Credit: Cassandra for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The majority of the girls of the English class all sat together and read “Because I could not stop for Death”, by Emily Dickinson. The mood of the poem in matched the mood of the graveyard; both dark and gloomy. Credit: Cassandra for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The majority of the girls of the English class all sat together and read “Because I could not stop for Death”, by Emily Dickinson. The mood of the poem in matched the mood of the graveyard; both dark and gloomy. Credit: Cassandra for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Jack Carlson spent time sitting at different graves and reading the names on the grave. Carlson found and studied many graves dedicated to veterans. Credit: Cassandra for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Jack Carlson spent time sitting at different graves and reading the names on the grave. Carlson found and studied many graves dedicated to veterans. Credit: Cassandra for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Krause and Bergh, along with sophomores Jake Ostrovitz and Alex Beckman, study a grave. The students and teachers talked about the different engravings about the person that passed. Credit: Cassandra for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Krause and Bergh, along with sophomores Jake Ostrovitz and Alex Beckman, study a grave. The students and teachers talked about the different engravings about the person that passed. Credit: Cassandra for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Sophomores Damian Palmer, Will Kannengeiser, and Briant Bradley examine a grave located at the cemetery. Palmer, Kannengeiser, and Bradley walked around to look at multiple graves in search for sunken gravestones that the teachers wanted students to find. Credit: Cassandra for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores Damian Palmer, Will Kannengeiser, and Briant Bradley examine a grave located at the cemetery. Palmer, Kannengeiser, and Bradley walked around to look at multiple graves in search for sunken gravestones that the teachers wanted students to find. Credit: Cassandra for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Hamilton-Wenham defeats Hornets in a close game

The girls varsity lacrosse team was defeated by Hamilton Wenham in a very close game. The girls were neck and neck up until the last 8 seconds in which the Generals scored a victorious goal.

Goalie Annie Deconto awaits a shot from the opposing team. Deconto fortunately blocked the incoming throw maintaining their score of 5-3 in the first half. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Goalie Katie Furber awaits a shot from the opposing team. Deconto fortunately blocked the incoming throw maintaining their score of 5-3 in the first half. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Evelyn Lantz, catches the ball and runs it down to other offensive players in hope of scoring a goal. Lantz is one of the five starting freshmen on the varsity team. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Evelyn Lantz, catches the ball and runs it down to other offensive players in hope of scoring a goal. Lantz is one of the five starting freshmen on the varsity team. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Bridgett Kiernan assists Annie Deconto in defending the goal while Hamilton Wenham attempts to shoot. The goal was blocked by Deconto, depriving the Generals another point. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Bridgett Kiernan assists Furber in defending the goal while Hamilton Wenham attempts to shoot. The goal was blocked by Deconto, depriving the Generals another point. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Team members of the Hornets varsity girls team huddle during half time while coach Sarah Holch gives a pep talk to the players. The second half ended in a very close defeat. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Team members of the Hornets varsity girls team huddle during half time while coach Sarah Holch gives a pep talk to the players. The second half ended in a very close defeat. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Jenny Beardsley defends a Hamilton-Wenham player, and tries to retrieve the ball from the head of the opponents lacrosse stick. Beardsley has been playing lacrosse since second grade and also starts on varsity. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Jenny Beardsley defends a Hamilton-Wenham player, and tries to retrieve the ball from the head of the opponents lacrosse stick. Beardsley has been playing lacrosse since second grade and also starts on varsity. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The Hornets defensive players Beardsley and junior  Lauren Coogan wait to defend the goal if Hamilton Wenham receives the ball during the draw. The varsity lacrosse team 7 and 3, which is a good start to the season. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The Hornets defensive players Beardsley and junior Lauren Coogan wait to defend the goal if Hamilton Wenham receives the ball during the draw. The varsity lacrosse team 7 and 3, which is a good start to the season. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The offensive line made up of Lantz, Cochand, and freshman Liddy Deconto await the draw. The players rush to where the ball is and play out the point.  Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The offensive line made up of Lantz, Cochand, and freshman Liddy Deconto await the draw. The players rush to where the ball is and play out the point.
Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Meek and a player from Hamilton Wenham perform a draw to have an even chance of either team receiving the ball. The ball was caught by meek and then was run down to the opposing goal. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Meek and a player from Hamilton Wenham perform a draw to have an even chance of either team receiving the ball. The ball was caught by meek and then was run down to the opposing goal. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Jenny Cochand scores one of the three goals she made during the game. Cochand was later congratulated by teammates and fans. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Jenny Cochand scores one of the three goals she made during the game. Cochand was later congratulated by teammates and fans. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Senior Taylor Meek prepares for a free position in which she has the chance to score a goal. Meek received two chances at this shot, making one of them to increase their score by one point. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Taylor Meek prepares for a free position in which she has the chance to score a goal. Meek received two chances at this shot, making one of them to increase their score by one point. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Volunteers package 40,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now

The Global Issues class hosted the Stop Hunger Now Packaging Day at Manchester Essex Regional High School on Saturday, April 12, 2014. The meals packaged consisted of rice based soybean fortified meals which can be made with just adding water.

Over 200 adults and students gathered to package and construct just over 40,000 meals. An assembly line was made by all the volunteers who were performing different tasks to efficiently package the meals. The filling station had volunteers adding rice, soy, vitamins, vegetables, and other ingredients into a bag that was sent to the sealing and weighing station. This station had volunteers weigh the meals so they were in-between 389 and 394 grams.

After the meals were weighed they were tightly sealed and sent to the truck. A gong was rung by students once every 4,000 meals were packaged, until there was a total of 40,000 meals packaged.

Manchester Essex Regional High School contributed to the growing number of 589,938 meals packaged in the past week. These meals are distributed worldwide to 65 third world countries.

 

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Students attend Special Event Makeup Workshop

On Wednesday, March 12th, students had Workshop Wednesday. Students attended a workshop to learn a new skill. The Special Event Makeup workshop was taught by parent Grace Babikian with the help of faculty member Julia Gross.

Sophomore Katie Bernier placed her makeup on the desk for the advisory. All students were asked to bring their own makeup to learn the skills of applying different products correctly. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Katie Bernier placed her makeup on the desk for the advisory. All students were asked to bring their own makeup to learn the skills of applying different products correctly. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Parent Grace Babikian instructs students on how to put on eye shadow starting with the lightest color and then applying the darker colors after. Babikian has experience in the topic because she does make up applications for films. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Parent Grace Babikian instructs students on how to put on eye shadow starting with the lightest color and then applying the darker colors after. Babikian has experience in the topic because she does make up applications for films. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Sarah Janowicz cleans her makeup brushes at the beginning of the workshop. Janowicz and other students found that from applying makeup, the brushes get very dirty. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Sarah Janowicz cleans her makeup brushes at the beginning of the workshop. Janowicz and other students found that from applying makeup, the brushes get very dirty. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Emily Jaworski uses a small mirror to line her eyes with a liquid eyeliner pen. Babikian showed students like Jaworski that the slightest bit of eyeliner under your top eyelashes really enhances the eyes. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Emily Jaworski uses a small mirror to line her eyes with a liquid eyeliner pen. Babikian showed students like Jaworski that the slightest bit of eyeliner under your top eyelashes really enhances the eyes. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Delaney Byrne concentrates on carefully applying mascara on her partner’s lashes. Bryne and freshman Emily Parker were partners in the activity of applying makeup on others. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Delaney Byrne concentrates on carefully applying mascara on her partner’s lashes. Bryne and freshman Emily Parker were partners in the activity of applying makeup on others. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Sasha Ball and Lilly Calandra were partners during the advisory. Ball brushes on a bit of eye shadow to brighten Calandra’s eyelids. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Sasha Ball and Lilly Calandra were partners during the advisory. Ball brushes on a bit of eye shadow to brighten Calandra’s eyelids. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Sarah Rhuda uses a makeup remover wipe to fix a mistake that was made while doing sophomore Melissa Schuh’s makeup. Soon after Schuh did Rhuda’s makeup. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Sarah Rhuda uses a makeup remover wipe to fix a mistake that was made while doing sophomore Melissa Schuh’s makeup. Soon after Schuh did Rhuda’s makeup. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Paige Lafferty uses a Q-Tip to wipe off excess mascara that was applied on sophomore Julia Mitrano’s bottom eyelashes. Lafferty then applies the slightest bit of eyeliner to create a natural look on Mitrano.  Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Paige Lafferty uses a Q-Tip to wipe off excess mascara that was applied on sophomore Julia Mitrano’s bottom eyelashes. Lafferty then applies the slightest bit of eyeliner to create a natural look on Mitrano.
Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Babikian supplied a kit filled with multiple shades of eye shadow, blush, and bronzer. Babikian discussed that inexpensive makeup is sometimes better than commonly advertised products. Babikian showed us that she got this beauty kit from Ulta for about ten dollars. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Babikian supplied a kit filled with multiple shades of eye shadow, blush, and bronzer. Babikian discussed that inexpensive makeup is sometimes better than commonly advertised products. Babikian showed us that she got this beauty kit from Ulta for about ten dollars. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
For work, Babikian does makeup for films and photo shoots. Babikian brought in a photo collage of one of the models before and after makeup to show us that makeup can make a big difference if it is applied correctly. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
For work, Babikian does makeup for films and photo shoots. Babikian brought in a photo collage of one of the models before and after makeup to show us that makeup can make a big difference if it is applied correctly. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students in the workshop show one another how they applied their makeup and what look they were trying to achieve. Students were to choose either a more extravagant look or an all natural look. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students in the workshop show one another how they applied their makeup and what look they were trying to achieve. Students were to choose either a more extravagant look or an all natural look. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Bernier applies makeup on sophomore Allie Guerin. Bernier was trying to achieve a natural look on Guerin. Bernier uses eyeliner to accentuate the color of Guerin’s eyes. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Bernier applies makeup on sophomore Allie Guerin. Bernier was trying to achieve a natural look on Guerin. Bernier uses eyeliner to accentuate the color of Guerin’s eyes. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Boys Varsity Basketball Wins Against Rockport

On Wednesday, February 12th, the boys Varsity team played Rockport. The game was very close from the start of the game to the finish. Fortunately for MERSD, the team won by a close 8 points, with a final score of 74-66.

 

 

Seniors Seth Cohen and Sean Gutierrez chest bump as Gutierrez takes the court. Gutierrez was a starting player at Wednesday’s game on February 12th. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seniors Seth Cohen and Sean Gutierrez chest bump as Gutierrez takes the court. Gutierrez was a starting player at Wednesday’s game on February 12th.
Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

 

Senior Kevin Carter makes the first free throw of the game. A free throw is taken after a foul. Carter receives support from watching fans when he made the shot. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Kevin Carter makes the first free throw of the game. A free throw is taken after a foul. Carter receives support from watching fans when he made the shot. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

 

Junior Craig Carter intercepts the ball from a Rockport player. Soon after Manchester-Essex made another basket. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Craig Carter intercepts the ball from a Rockport player. Soon after Manchester-Essex made another basket. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

 

Senior Peter Morton and Junior Craig Carter run down the court as Morton dribbles the ball. Morton is the captain of the team and led them to victory.  Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Peter Morton and Junior Craig Carter run down the court as Morton dribbles the ball. Morton is the captain of the team and led them to victory.
Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

 

Head Coach Brian Shields squats next to the team. Coach Shields examines the players as they run down the court. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Head Coach Brian Shields squats next to the team. Coach Shields examines the players as they run down the court. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

 

Head Coach Brian Shields and players on the Manchester-Essex team celebrate at the sight of a 3-pointer made by Senior Peter Morton. The team members on the bench show support for fellow teammates on the court. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Head Coach Brian Shields and players on the Manchester-Essex team celebrate at the sight of a 3-pointer made by Senior Peter Morton. The team members on the bench show support for fellow teammates on the court. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

 

Senior Jeff Durkin shoots a three-pointer during the game. Junior Justin Eichenberger waits to get the rebound of the shot. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Jeff Durkin shoots a three-pointer during the game. Junior Justin Eichenberger waits to get the rebound of the shot. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

 

Both Manchester-Essex and Rockport players congratulate one another after the game. Although Manchester-Essex won, the Rockport players had good sportsmanship in the end. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Both Manchester-Essex and Rockport players congratulate one another after the game. Although Manchester-Essex won, the Rockport players had good sportsmanship in the end. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

 

Head Coach Brian Shields converses with the Rockport Coach at the end of the game. The coaches talk while the players leave the court after a good game. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Head Coach Brian Shields converses with the Rockport Coach at the end of the game. The coaches talk while the players leave the court after a good game. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

 

The final score of the game was 74 to 66 with Manchester in the lead. Although it was a close game, Manchester ended with victory. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The final score of the game was 74 to 66 with Manchester in the lead. Although it was a close game, Manchester ended with victory. Credit: Cassandra Gonser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

 

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