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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Girls tennis team practices at the Manchester Athletic Club

On March 31st, about a week before they are to play their first match, the girls’ tennis team practiced diligently in order to have a successful overall season. The team, which will be featuring many new and young players, lost four of their varsity teammates last year to graduation, while two other varsity players will not be returning.

The “Bubble” is a structure that covers the outdoor tennis courts at the Manchester Athletic Club (the MAC) so that they may be used during the winter. Because the school’s outdoor tennis courts remain beneath a layer of snow, both the boys and girls teams must often practice here, many times in the morning before school. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The “Bubble” is a structure that covers the outdoor tennis courts at the Manchester Athletic Club (the MAC) so that they may be used during the winter. Because the school’s outdoor tennis courts remain beneath a layer of snow, both the boys and girls teams must often practice here, many times in the morning before school. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Once arriving at practice, all players write their name on a sign-in sheet so that attendance may be recorded each day. All players are expected to attend practice daily, whether it is at the MAC or in the exercise rooms at the school. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Once arriving at practice, all players write their name on a sign-in sheet so that attendance may be recorded each day. All players are expected to attend practice daily, whether it is at the MAC or in the exercise rooms at the school. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Before officially beginning practice, Coach Ken Rawson convenes his players to talk about strategy and the best and most efficient ways to win points. This is Rawson’s first year as both the varsity and junior varsity girls’ tennis coach. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Before officially beginning practice, Coach Ken Rawson convenes his players to talk about strategy and the best and most efficient ways to win points. This is Rawson’s first year as both the varsity and junior varsity girls’ tennis coach. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Rawson and junior Mara Franklin rally with partners on the opposite side of the net in order to warm up. A typical tennis practice lasts between an hour and a half and two hours, with approximately 10 to 15 minutes of that time dedicated to warming up. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Rawson and junior Mara Franklin rally with partners on the opposite side of the net in order to warm up. A typical tennis practice lasts between an hour and a half and two hours, with approximately 10 to 15 minutes of that time dedicated to warming up. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Middle schools students Rebecca Shan, Naomi Franklin, and Andrea Rennie play a brief doubles game as a warm up. This year, due to a smaller high school team, middle school students are permitted to be play on the varsity level. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Middle schools students Rebecca Shan, Naomi Franklin, and Andrea Rennie play a brief doubles game as a warm up. This year, due to a smaller high school team, middle school students are permitted to be play on the varsity level. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Carlson and Finnerty, engage in a doubles drill while the rest of their teammates wait in line behind them. All junior varsity players play doubles, while two out of the five varsity matches played during matches are also doubles. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Carlson and Finnerty engage in a doubles drill while the rest of their teammates wait in line behind them. All junior varsity players play doubles, while two out of the five varsity matches played during matches are also doubles. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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AP Psychology Class Presents Development Projects

History and AP Psychology teacher Jessica Tran assigns her students to create a presentation on their psychological development as they grew up. The students applied the terms and theories they had learned in class to past events in their lives and presented their findings to the class.

Senior Marissa Tiberii presents her scrap book containing photos of her growing up psychologically and physically. This psychology project not only tests the students on their understanding of psychological theories of development, but also allows everyone in the class to learn about how their peers matured. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Marissa Tiberii presents her scrap book containing photos of her growing up psychologically and physically. This psychology project not only tests the students on their understanding of psychological theories of development, but also allows everyone in the class to learn about how their peers matured. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Hannah Thorne shows her fellow seniors, Alex Rice and Leo Gallo, her artistic book of psychological development. The students were able to choose a form of presentation such as slideshows, scrapbooks, or posters. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Hannah Thorne shows her fellow seniors, Alex Rice and Leo Gallo, her artistic book of psychological development. The students were able to choose a form of presentation such as slideshows, scrapbooks, or posters. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Julia Whitten proudly displays her mini photo album she created titled, “I always look slightly annoyed in photographs”. The photo album contained pictures from her childhood along with funny stories that showed her developing over the years psychologically and physically. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Julia Whitten proudly displays her mini photo album she created titled, “I always look slightly annoyed in photographs”. The photo album contained pictures from her childhood along with funny stories that showed her developing over the years psychologically and physically. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Whitten shows herself napping in the car as a child while connecting it to Piaget’s preoperational stage of development. Throughout the class a large amount of students chose pictures from their past to represent the different stages of development. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Whitten shows herself napping in the car as a child while connecting it to Piaget’s preoperational stage of development. Throughout the class a large amount of students chose pictures from their past to represent the different stages of development. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Sam Koufman offers explanations for the childhood pictures he has chosen for his project. Students were asked to epitomize the psychological ideas of development, moral reasoning, and psychosocial stages in a creative manner of their choosing. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Sam Koufman offers explanations for the childhood pictures he has chosen for his project. Students were asked to epitomize the psychological ideas of development, moral reasoning, and psychosocial stages in a creative manner of their choosing. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Koufman proudly displays his project titled “Sam Through the Ages.” To present to their fellow classmates, students sat at tables of four and carried on a round table discussion regarding their findings on their own development. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Koufman proudly displays his project titled “Sam Through the Ages.” To present to their fellow classmates, students sat at tables of four and carried on a round table discussion regarding their findings on their own development. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Students lay their projects out for public viewing. Senior Hayley Malloy chose to create and illustrate a story about a character named AJ in order to best explain the psychological theories of Jean Piaget, Lawrence Kohlberg, and Erik Erikson.  Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students lay their projects out for public viewing. Senior Hayley Malloy chose to create and illustrate a story about a character named AJ in order to best explain the psychological theories of Jean Piaget, Lawrence Kohlberg, and Erik Erikson. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Lila Etter Speaks About Barcelona

As a part of International Week, senior Lila Etter gave a presentation about her study abroad trip to Barcelona, Spain on Friday, March 13th. Etter traveled this summer after hosting a Spanish student the year prior.

Foreign Language Department Chair Michelle Magaña introduces Senior Lila Etter before she begins her presentation. Magaña is in charge of organizing International Week presentations each year, which are presented by students and community members alike. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Foreign Language Department Chair Michelle Magaña introduces Senior Lila Etter before she begins her presentation. Magaña is in charge of organizing International Week presentations each year, which are presented by students and community members alike. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Etter begins her presentation with a picture of the Spanish family with whom she stayed in Barcelona. Etter was part of a foreign exchange program run through the Pingree School, which allowed her to travel to Spain and to host a Spanish student visiting the United States. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Etter begins her presentation with a picture of the Spanish family with whom she stayed in Barcelona. Etter was part of a foreign exchange program run through the Pingree School, which allowed her to travel to Spain and to host a Spanish student visiting the United States. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Hayley Malloy waits to ask Etter a question regarding her travels. Etter showed a variety of pictures outlining her trip and spoke in depth about cultural and political life in Barcelona, particularly the desire of the Spanish region of Cataluña to separate from Spain. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Hayley Malloy waits to ask Etter a question regarding her travels. Etter showed a variety of pictures outlining her trip and spoke in depth about cultural and political life in Barcelona, particularly the desire of the Spanish region of Cataluña to separate from Spain. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seventh grade students listen to Etter’s presentation as she goes in depth about the various styles of architecture prominent in Barcelona. Students took notes as Etter outlined her trip and the different aspects of culture she encountered as a tourist in Barcelona. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seventh grade students listen to Etter’s presentation as she goes in depth about the various styles of architecture prominent in Barcelona. Students took notes as Etter outlined her trip and the different aspects of culture she encountered as a tourist in Barcelona. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Etter displays a picture of a Barcelonan house, known as Casa Batllo, which was designed by renowned architect Antoní Gaudí. Gaudí is famous for his design of La Sagrada Familia, a well-known and intricate cathedral in Barcelona, as well as his unique sense of design. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Etter displays a picture of a Barcelonan house, known as Casa Batllo, which was designed by renowned architect Antoní Gaudí. Gaudí is famous for his design of La Sagrada Familia, a well-known and intricate cathedral in Barcelona, as well as his unique sense of design. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Global Issues Raises Money with a Penny War

The Global Issues class, taught by history teacher James Wallimann, chose to fight malaria this year and host a Penny War fundraiser to raise money for their cause. In Penny Wars, each coin is worth a certain amount of points, depending on the type of coin, and each dollar subtracts 100 points from that grade’s jug. At the end of the month, the class with the largest amount of points wins an ice cream social.

 

 

Seniors Teddy Economo and Craig Carter work the Penny Wars stand and oversee the placement of coins. Students from the Global Issues class run numerous fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for their cause. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seniors Teddy Economo and Craig Carter work the Penny Wars stand and oversee the placement of coins. Students from the Global Issues class run numerous fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for their cause. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Grades 6 through 12, as well as the faculty, have marked jugs in which to place their coins. This year, the students are raising money for Malaria No More, a non-profit foundation dedicated to diminishing and eventually eliminating deaths due to Malaria. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Grades 6 through 12, as well as the faculty, have marked jugs in which to place their coins. This year, the students are raising money for Malaria No More, a non-profit foundation dedicated to diminishing and eventually eliminating deaths due to Malaria. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students can place coins in their jugs to gain points for their class; however they may also place bills into other class’s jugs to subtract a certain amount of points. The money will help prevent deaths due to Malaria, which is one of the top three killers of children worldwide. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students can place coins in their jugs to gain points for their class; however they may also place bills into other class’s jugs to subtract a certain amount of points. The money will help prevent deaths due to Malaria, which is one of the top three killers of children worldwide. Credit: Hayley Malloy for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Samantha Woodman places a coin into her class bucket. This year, the seniors amassed the largest amount of coin across the entire school and won an ice cream social for their entire class. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Senior Samantha Woodman places a coin into her class bucket. This year, the seniors amassed the largest amount of coin across the entire school and won an ice cream social for their entire class. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Every 60 seconds, a child dies from Malaria, a completely preventable and curable disease. From Penny Wars alone, students raised slightly over 800 dollars for the cause. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Every 60 seconds, a child dies from Malaria, a completely preventable and curable disease. From Penny Wars alone, students raised slightly over 800 dollars for the cause. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.

 

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Yearbook Club Meets to Plan Layout

On February 26th, 2015, members of the Yearbook club met to work on this year’s edition of the yearbook and to discuss layout. New teacher Georgia Jarrell is the yearbook advisor.

Members of Yearbook convene in the library to begin working with the yearbook template. The club meets every Thursday after school. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Members of Yearbook convene in the library to begin working with the yearbook template. The club meets every Thursday after school. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Senior Courtney MacDougall browses through the progress made on the yearbook thus far. MacDougall has been a member of the club since Freshman year. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Senior Courtney MacDougall browses through the progress made on the yearbook thus far. MacDougall has been a member of the club since Freshman year. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Members discuss finding pictures for the sports section of the yearbook. The club uses the program Yearbook Avenue to insert pictures and to create the layout. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Members discuss finding pictures for the sports section of the yearbook. The club uses the program Yearbook Avenue to insert pictures and to create the layout. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Junior Hannah White and seniors Courtney MacDougall and Emily Jaworski get to work on the computers. MacDougall and Jaworksi are this year’s editors and help to lead the club. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Junior Hannah White and seniors Courtney MacDougall and Emily Jaworski get to work on the computers. MacDougall and Jaworksi are this year’s editors and help to lead the club. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
The yearbook contains school photos of underclassmen and professional senior portraits, as well as photos of teachers and other faculty members. Each year, the yearbook is published by the company Josten’s and is then purchased by members of the student body. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
The yearbook contains school photos of underclassmen and professional senior portraits, as well as photos of teachers and other faculty members. Each year, the yearbook is published by the company Josten’s and is then purchased by members of the student body. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.

Yearbook head Georgia Jarrell and seniors Courtney MacDougall and Emily Jaworski discuss the technicalities of the yearbook’s layout. This is Jarrell’s first year as head of Yearbook and her first year as a foreign language teacher at Manchester Essex. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.
Yearbook head Georgia Jarrell and seniors Courtney MacDougall and Emily Jaworski discuss the technicalities of the yearbook’s layout. This is Jarrell’s first year as head of Yearbook and her first year as a foreign language teacher at Manchester Essex. Credit: Avery St. Sauveur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online.

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