DECA Attends District Competition

On January 5th, 2012, Dean Martino and his DECA students boarded a bus and traveled to Crowne Plaza North Shore Hotel in Danvers, MA for their district competition. Overall 39 DECA students qualified for SCDC (State Career Development Conference).

 

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Varsity Girls Basketball not powerful enough to defeat Royals

On Friday December 16, 2011, the Manchester Essex Varsity Girls Basketball team had its 2nd home game of the 2011-2012 season. The Georgetown Lady Royals traveled to the Hornet’s Nest for a 6:30pm tip off under head coach Dave Tucker. The Royals are 2-1 in the young season while the Hornets are 0-2. Both teams play in MA Division 4 North (Cape Ann League Small). The Cape Ann League is one of the toughest leagues in Massachusetts  to play in.

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Hornets take tough loss against Cape Ann League powerhouse Ipswich

On Friday November 4, 2011, the Manchester Essex Varsity Football team had their Senior Night against a Cape Ann League powerhouse, the Ipswich Tigers. The Hornets couldn’t find their groove until late in the game, which lead to a 39-20 loss against the Tigers.

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Hornets win in dramatic fashion against Austin Prep

On Friday October 7, 2011 the Manchester Essex Varsity Football team hosted Austin Preparatory School in a non-league game. The Hornets have moved up into the Northeastern Conference/ Cape Ann League (Massachusetts Division 4) while the Cougars compete in the Catholic Central League Large (Massachusetts Division 3). The Hornets and Cougars were stuck in a defensive battle up until the 4th quarter when the Cougars scored to take an 18-14 lead. With 1:45 left in the quarter, junior quarterback Cory Burnham ran 56 yards to get to the 4 yard line and gave the Hornets a chance for a last minute victory. Burnham found junior Jake Fitzgerald in the end zone to get the winning touchdown. With the win, the Hornets improved to 3-2 on the season.

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Hornets put up good fight, but fall to Panthers

On Friday September 23, the Manchester Essex Varsity Football team took the field against Cathedral High School of Boston.

 

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Former Manchester student memorialized in 9/11 ceremony

On a beautiful, bright sunny day, similar to that tragic day 10 years ago, residents of Manchester gathered in Masconomo Park for a dedication ceremony  in memory of a late resident of Manchester who passed away on September 11, 2001. Ralph F. Kershaw was a longtime resident of Manchester and graduated from the then Manchester High School with the class of 1967. He passed away when his plane, United Flight 175, hit the South Tower of the World Trade Center. A granite bench was dedicated in his memory under a beach tree that had been planted for him many years ago after 9/11. The bench and tree overlook the beauteous harbor where Ralph enjoyed spending time. Family friend Mary Hardwick put this together and invited many people to speak, including MERHS Vice Principal Paul Murphy. Among the speakers were classmate Kathy Filias-Burroughs, Men’s Recreation League Basketball teammate Joe Willwerth, American Airlines Flight Attendant Heidi Barclay, and Reverend David Forsythe of Manchester. The MERHS Acappella group was invited to sing 2 songs, God Bless America and America the Beautiful. Senior Katerina Eichenberger sang The National Anthem. Flowers were laid on the bench by Ralph’s family at the conclusion of the ceremony.

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Hornets Take on Tigers in Cape Ann League Match-Up

The Manchester Essex Hornets begin play in the game between two schools in the Cape Ann League Small. The Tigers are 4-2 overall while the Hornets are 1-5 overall. The Hornets unfortunately lost 48-27 to the Tigers.

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Hornets Take Tough Loss against Georgetown

The Lady Hornets put up a good fight but couldn’t stop the powerful offense of Georgetown. The Lady Hornets hope to beat them on their home floor later this season.

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Manchester Essex will be well represented at State DECA Conference

The DECA District Competition was held in Danvers on December 16, 2010. Many Manchester Essex DECA students met their goal of qualifying for state competition, which is March 10-12, 2011 for planning purposes, while other may find themselves in alternate position.  The school had nine first place, ten second place, thirteen third place, nine fourth and two fifth place finishes.

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Chemistry students remove water from copper sulfate

Students in science teacher Keith Gray’s D block Honors chemistry class conducted a lab that consisted of heating a chemical and evaporating the water from it.

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