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.
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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 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.
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.
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.