National Honor Society inducts new members and honor seniors

The National Honor Society accepted new members and gives senior members their golden cords for graduation. The senior officers for NHS also handed off their positions to the soon to be seniors.

Members and inductees of the National Honor Society (NHS) met at 7 o’clock at the school for the annual ceremony. Senior members were give graduation cords and inductees were introduced and given pins. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Members and inductees of the National Honor Society (NHS) met at 7 o’clock at the school for the annual ceremony. Senior members were give graduation cords and inductees were introduced and given pins. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Programs handed out before the ceremony bear the NHS pledge, as well inductee, member, and honorary member names. This year, 30 new members were inducted into the society. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Programs handed out before the ceremony bear the NHS pledge, as well inductee, member, and honorary member names. This year, 30 new members were inducted into the society. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Members, their families, and faculty meet in the auditorium and wait for the ceremony to begin. Presentations were given by NHS officers and a special guest speaker, Mary Rerisi. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Members, their families, and faculty meet in the auditorium and wait for the ceremony to begin. Presentations were given by NHS officers and a special guest speaker, Mary Rerisi. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Inductees listen to Rerisi speak as they sit in the front three rows of the auditorium. Currently, over one million in both the United States and Canada participate in NHS and its activities. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Inductees listen to Rerisi speak as they sit in the front three rows of the auditorium. Currently, over one million in both the United States and Canada participate in NHS and its activities. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior officer Julia Whitten explains the meaning of one of the four pillars that the society use to recognize outstanding high school students. The four pillars are excellence in areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior officer Julia Whitten explains the meaning of one of the four pillars that the society use to recognize outstanding high school students. The four pillars are excellence in areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Rerisi presents her interpretation and appreciation of the society through a speech and slide show. Rerisi described the members of the society as the ‘xmen’ of this generation who will rise above all others and provide great leadership in the future. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Rerisi presents her interpretation and appreciation of the society through a speech and slide show. Rerisi described the members of the society as the ‘xmen’ of this generation who will rise above all others and provide great leadership in the future. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Rerisi brings up a slide on the power point and explains how each act of community service done in the society creates a butterfly reaction. Through this butterfly reaction, the members of the society are able to reach more and more people and cause a grand reaction of kindness. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Rerisi brings up a slide on the power point and explains how each act of community service done in the society creates a butterfly reaction. Through this butterfly reaction, the members of the society are able to reach more and more people and cause a grand reaction of kindness. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior officers Tucker Evans, Jack Hay, Julia Whitten, Parker Malarkey, and Lucas Martz greet the audience and induct junior Connor Senay to the society. With each inductee, a comment from their teacher was read out loud explaining how they are exemplary students. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior officers Tucker Evans, Jack Hay, Julia Whitten, Parker Malarkey, and Lucas Martz greet the audience and induct junior Connor Senay to the society. With each inductee, a comment from their teacher was read out loud explaining how they are exemplary students. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
New members of the society read the pledge along with the current members as they receive the society’s official pin. The pledge states that all members will uphold their loyalty to the school and will be true to the principles the society stands for. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
New members of the society read the pledge along with the current members as they receive the society’s official pin. The pledge states that all members will uphold their loyalty to the school and will be true to the principles the society stands for. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Honorary member Maria Burgess along with the new officers presents golden cords to the seniors. During graduation, National Honor Society members can be distinguished by the golden cords they wear over their gown. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Honorary member Maria Burgess along with the new officers presents golden cords to the seniors. During graduation, National Honor Society members can be distinguished by the golden cords they wear over their gown. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

After the induction ceremony, members of the National Honor Society enjoy the refreshments provided by the juniors. Seniors rejoiced during this time as they realize they have almost completed their final year of high school. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
After the induction ceremony, members of the National Honor Society enjoy the refreshments provided by the juniors. Seniors rejoiced during this time as they realize they have almost completed their final year of high school. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Senior Class Officers discuss plans for graduation

Class advisors Mary Lumsden and Eric Magers met with senior class presidents Meghan Conway, Andy Creighton, and Devon Musgrave-Johnson to discuss upcoming plans for graduation, prom, and senior week. They are joined by class secretary Jackson Haskell, vice president Lauren Coogan, treasurer Olivia Lantz, and board member Hayley Malloy.

Senior Meghan Conway explains how they are going to have a yard sale to raise money for their class and discusses possible ways to advertise the event. The yard sale will take place on May 2nd and will be held at the high school. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Meghan Conway explains how they are going to have a yard sale to raise money for their class and discusses possible ways to advertise the event. The yard sale will take place on May 2nd and will be held at the high school. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Class advisor Eric Magers informs the officers about obtaining buses for senior week and graduation. During these meetings, the advisors and class officers work together to schedule buses and events. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Class advisor Eric Magers informs the officers about obtaining buses for senior week and graduation. During these meetings, the advisors and class officers work together to schedule buses and events. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Conway types out an email to one of the venues the class will travel to on their senior week. Senior week typically takes place on the last week of school before graduation and is started by prom. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Conway types out an email to one of the venues the class will travel to on their senior week. Senior week typically takes place on the last week of school before graduation and is started by prom. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Devon Musgrave-Johnson voices the concern of choosing a class song for the senior class and planning baccalaureate. A large amount of planning goes into graduation and baccalaureate and it can sometimes prove to be difficult to adhere to all the student’s requests. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Devon Musgrave-Johnson voices the concern of choosing a class song for the senior class and planning baccalaureate. A large amount of planning goes into graduation and baccalaureate and it can sometimes prove to be difficult to adhere to all the student’s requests. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seniors Andy Creighton and Meghan Conway come up with possible class songs as fellow senior Olivia Lantz listens to some of the options. Typically the graduation song is upbeat while the song for baccalaureate is slow. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seniors Andy Creighton and Meghan Conway come up with possible class songs as fellow senior Olivia Lantz listens to some of the options. Typically the graduation song is upbeat while the song for baccalaureate is slow. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Lantz, and board member Hayley Malloy.

 

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Students Visit The Land Of Israel

Every year the school sets aside a week for students and teachers to present their experiences in foreign countries to the high school. Foreign language classes travel to the auditorium to listen to their peers or teachers experiences in foreign lands. Senior’s Sam Koufman and Avery St. Sauveur, along with junior Charlotte Freed, presented their trip to Israel they took over the summer.

Seniors Avery St. Sauveur and Sam Koufman along with junior Charlotte Freed set up their presentation before the foreign language classes flood the auditorium. Every year student and teachers present places they have gone and share their adventures outside of the US. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seniors Avery St. Sauveur and Sam Koufman along with junior Charlotte Freed set up their presentation before the foreign language classes flood the auditorium. Every year student and teachers present places they have gone and share their adventures outside of the US. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The students begin their presentation with a smile on their faces as they retell their amusing adventures they had in Israel. The students accompanied other teens in the area with the Jewish heritage group Y2I and were able to travel to Israel for free. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The students begin their presentation with a smile on their faces as they retell their amusing adventures they had in Israel. The students accompanied other teens in the area with the Jewish heritage group Y2I and were able to travel to Israel for free. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Koufman shows a picture of the Sea of Galilee which his group swam in while in Israel. The Sea of Galilee is, according to the Bible, the sea that Jesus walked upon. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Koufman shows a picture of the Sea of Galilee which his group swam in while in Israel. The Sea of Galilee is, according to the Bible, the sea that Jesus walked upon. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
St. Sauveur explains to the audience about an ancient city they visited (Tsfat). The city is over 10,000 years old and it is said that is where Moses walked through the city making it very special in Israel. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
St. Sauveur explains to the audience about an ancient city they visited (Tsfat). The city is over 10,000 years old and it is said that is where Moses walked through the city making it very special in Israel. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Ocean water, from the sea of Galilee, flows into a cavern formed by nature. The Sea of Galilee is filled with fresh water despite its name. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Ocean water, from the sea of Galilee, flows into a cavern formed by nature. The Sea of Galilee is filled with fresh water despite its name. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Freed explains to the students how their group in Israel explored caverns and tunnels. Around the tunnels is water that can sometimes be glimpsed through holes in the walls. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freed explains to the students how their group in Israel explored caverns and tunnels. Around the tunnels is water that can sometimes be glimpsed through holes in the walls. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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High School Drama Presents “Volpone”

 

Before every Drama Fest competition, Manchester-Essex students perform the play to the entire high school student body. The play must be under forty minutes as per rules of The Drama Guild. This year Manchester-Essex performs the play “Volpone”.

 

Freshman Maddison Palmer applies make up on junior Alex Buck before the Drama Club preforms in front of the student body. On Saturday, the club performed the play “Volpone” for Drama Fest. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Maddison Palmer applies make up on junior Alex Buck before the Drama Club preforms in front of the student body. On Saturday, the club performed the play “Volpone” for Drama Fest. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Chelsea Rose carefully applies make up on junior Maddie Shaw transforming her into a dog (as every actor has an animal characteristic). Rose acted a co-director along with English teacher Liz Edgerton for this year’s production. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Chelsea Rose carefully applies make up on junior Maddie Shaw transforming her into a dog (as every actor has an animal characteristic). Rose acted a co-director along with English teacher Liz Edgerton for this year’s production. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The main actors in the play loosen up five minutes before their performance to the high school. The group goes through voice exercises to warm up their vocal cords as well as breathing exercises to relax. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The main actors in the play loosen up five minutes before their performance to the high school. The group goes through voice exercises to warm up their vocal cords as well as breathing exercises to relax. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The student actors stretch before the play and get into the mind set of their character. Unlike the vocal exercise, stretching is done individually rather than in a group. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The student actors stretch before the play and get into the mind set of their character. Unlike the vocal exercise, stretching is done individually rather than in a group. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
To get rid of nerves, the student cast shares a laugh and their most difficult line to say. Senior Courtney MacDougal says, “Although there is a large amount of tension and stress before the show, the cast is always able to laugh and have fun in the end.” Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
To get rid of nerves, the student cast shares a laugh and their most difficult line to say. Senior Courtney MacDougal says, “Although there is a large amount of tension and stress before the show, the cast is always able to laugh and have fun in the end.” Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Steven Ascolillo and juniors Alex Buck and Maddie Shaw lead the rest of the cast to the stage after their warm ups and prepare to perform in front of the entire high school. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Steven Ascolillo and juniors Alex Buck and Maddie Shaw lead the rest of the cast to the stage after their warm ups and prepare to perform in front of the entire high school. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Olivia Tyler waits patiently backstage for the play to start. There are numerous students working backstage moving the set around and preparing props for the next scene. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Olivia Tyler waits patiently backstage for the play to start. There are numerous students working backstage moving the set around and preparing props for the next scene. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The cast waits behind the curtains for the play to begin after the set is constructed. In Drama Fest, each school has a time limit of five minutes to construct and deconstruct their set. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The cast waits behind the curtains for the play to begin after the set is constructed. In Drama Fest, each school has a time limit of five minutes to construct and deconstruct their set. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Assistant principal Paul Murphy introduces Drama director Liz Edgerton, and two Drama members, junior Chelsea Rose and senior Devon Musgrave-Johnson. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Assistant principal Paul Murphy introduces Drama director Liz Edgerton, and two Drama members, junior Chelsea Rose and senior Devon Musgrave-Johnson. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Drama director Liz Edgerton, and Drama members, Devon Musgrave-Johnson and Chelsea Rose introduced the play, “Volpone” to the audience before the cast began performing. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Drama director Liz Edgerton, and Drama members, Devon Musgrave-Johnson and Chelsea Rose introduced the play, “Volpone” to the audience before the cast began performing. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Actors spell out the word Volpone using just their arms and bodies. Volpone is a comedy play written by Ben Jonson and first produced in 1605. The play is about a rich Italian business man, Volpone, who pretends to be dying in order to receive gifts from his sycophants. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Actors spell out the word Volpone using just their arms and bodies. Volpone is a comedy play written by Ben Jonson and first produced in 1605. The play is about a rich Italian business man, Volpone, who pretends to be dying in order to receive gifts from his sycophants. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Bella Schmidt, “Mosca”, and AJ Ruhda, “Corvina” interact in the front of the stage as Alex Buck, “Volpone” pretends to be on his death bed in the background. “Mosca” in the play is “Volpone’s” servant and is meant to represent a fly’s personality. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Bella Schmidt, “Mosca”, and AJ Rhuda, “Corvina” interact in the front of the stage as Alex Buck, “Volpone” pretends to be on his death bed in the background. “Mosca” in the play is “Volpone’s” servant and is meant to represent a fly’s personality. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
“Volpone” has one of the simplest and minimalistic sets ever used by the Drama department here at Manchester-Essex High School. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
“Volpone” has one of the simplest and minimalistic sets ever used by the Drama department here at Manchester-Essex High School. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Actors Steven Ascolillo, Nick Bartlett, and Courtney MacDougal pose at the left of the stage. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Actors Steven Ascolillo, Nick Bartlett, and Courtney MacDougal pose at the left of the stage. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior MacDougal and freshman Ruhda interact at center stage. In this scene AJ Ruhda “Corvino” is telling Courtney MacDougal “Columba” that she must nurse Alex Buck “Volpone” back to health.  Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior MacDougal and freshman Ruhda interact at center stage. In this scene AJ Ruhda “Corvino” is telling Courtney MacDougal “Columba” that she must nurse Alex Buck “Volpone” back to health. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

 

Senior, Steven Ascolillo, Junior Alex Buck, and Sophomore Bella Schmidt preform the first scene in “Volpone”. Other cast members are frozen in time on the stage when not acting and cannot move a muscle. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior, Steven Ascolillo, Junior Alex Buck, and Sophomore Bella Schmidt preform the first scene in “Volpone”. Other cast members are frozen in time on the stage when not acting and cannot move a muscle. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Actors MacDougal and Ruhda interacting as Steven Ascolilo, Nick Bartlett, and Alex Buck pose in the background. Manchester Essex has made it to the semi-finals, and are now hoping for a win to move on to the finals. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Actors MacDougal and Rhuda interacting as Steven Ascolilo, Nick Bartlett, and Alex Buck pose in the background. Manchester Essex has made it to the semi-finals, and are now hoping for a win to move on to the finals. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Every year the drama department performs the play they plan of performing at Drama Fest to the Manchester Essex High School student body and faculty before performing at Drama Fest. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Every year the drama department performs the play they plan of performing at Drama Fest to the Manchester Essex High School student body and faculty before performing at Drama Fest. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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