Master Bing Presents to Middle School

Master Bing visited for Manchester Essex Middle/High School for one week to present to students. One of his presentations focused specifically on The Eight Immortals.

The Eight Immortals.

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Master Bing presents his teachings to the school

Master Bing, the leader of the Wudang Taoism Association Wudang Wushu Exhibition, has travelled worldwide, speaking about Taoism and teaching various students Kung Fu and Tai Chi. For the past week, Master Bing visited Manchester Essex to talk about Wudang Mountain and what goes on there to the students and teachers.

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Master Bing poses for art class

After a presentation to the entire middle school, Master Bing presented to individual classes. One of these classes was Tamera Burn’s seventh grade art class. The students watched and drew Master Bing as he performed various Wudang Tai Chi and kungfu poses.

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Master Bing guides classes through martial arts

From the Wudang Mountains in China, Master Bing visits Manchester Essex middle and high school as a participant in Humanities Week. He teaches health and gym classes his ways of wudang kungfu.

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Presenter Eddie Slowikowski gets high school dancing

On October 11, former NCAA All-American runner Eddie Slowikowski presented a motivational speech to the high school students with stories, song, and dance.

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GALLERY: Air Force Band After Burner makes an impact on ME

On Friday, November 11, the Air Force Band After Burner performed for both the Middle and the High Schools. With five of the six members playing, thirteen different songs were played. This was the third event in Humanities Week, and the first “concert” of the year.  

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Terezin: Children of the Holocaust

The play “Terezin: Children of the Holocaust” by Anna Smulowitz; was written based on her mother’s experience. Her mother was in charge of all of the prisoners in the building they were in. Smulowitz and her actors have been invited to go to Germany and perform their play for a number of schools there within the next year.

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Author Mitchell Zuckoff talks about his book, Lost in Shangri-La

On Wednesday the 14th, author Mitchell Zuckoff came to the school to talk about his adventure book Lost in Shangri-la.  Lost in Shangri-la is based on a true story in which members of the US military got stranded in a valley called Shangri-la in New Guinea.  After the presentation, the author met with a small discussion group of high schoolers who had read his book for summer reading.

 

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Music Theory class performs with African drummers

The last Humanities Week presentation to the whole high school was Wednesday, with African Drummers Jackie and Regina Kamwendo. The two drummers were very upbeat and involved the students with their music and dancing by having them dance with them and clap along to the beat. They called up members of Donna O’Neil’s music theory class to help them drum while students went up on stage and danced along with them. At the end, high school principal Jim Lee presented librarian Sue Krause with a bouquet of flowers. The flowers were a thank you for setting up Humanities week and all her hard work putting it together.

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Young adult author hosts workshop for middle school students

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