Annual awards ceremony held for high school winter sports

On Wednesday, March 11, 2015, the annual winter sports awards ceremony was held that night. This is a night to recognize those whose coaches believed tried their hardest during the 2014-2015 winter sports season.

 

Athletics director Kelly Pocaro gives a brief speech congratulating every student who participated in winter sports during the 2014-2015 season. Winter sports that were acknowledged at the ceremony include boys and girls basketball, indoor track, ski racing, and swimming in diving. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Athletics director Kelly Pocaro gives a brief speech congratulating every student who participated in winter sports during the 2014-2015 season. Winter sports that were acknowledged at the ceremony include boys and girls basketball, indoor track, ski racing, and swimming in diving. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Boys’ basketball coach Brian Shields speaks to his team about how proud he is of their dedication and hard work. Boys varsity basketball finished the season with a satisfying record of 12-8.Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Boys’ basketball coach Brian Shields speaks to his team about how proud he is of their dedication and hard work. Boys varsity basketball finished the season with a satisfying record of 12-8.Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Dubois gives a speech about her team’s season and how happy she is with them before giving out awards. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Dubois gives a speech about her team’s season and how happy she is with them before giving out awards. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Boys’ basketball coach Stephen Driscoll gives his speech after other coach Shields finished his. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Boys’ basketball coach Stephen Driscoll gives his speech after other coach Shields finished his. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Coach Dawson prepares to hand out awards to those that he felt deserved them the most. This year Senior Olivia Lantz received the award for “Athlete of the Year. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Coach Dawson prepares to hand out awards to those that he felt deserved them the most. This year Senior Olivia Lantz received the award for “Athlete of the Year. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Swimming coach and high teacher Shannon Alger and assistant coach Tiffany Hovland hand out awards to the most deserving on the team. Nathaniel Rautio received the “Unsung Hero” award. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Swimming coach and high teacher Shannon Alger and assistant coach Tiffany Hovland hand out awards to the most deserving on the team. Nathaniel Rautio received the “Unsung Hero” award. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Coaches Peter & Tim Wonson talk about the team’s achievements and how happy they were throughout the season with their team. Varsity Alpine Ski racing captain and senior William Kiley won the award for “Athlete of the Year” for his team. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Coaches Peter & Tim Wonson talk about the team’s achievements and how happy they were throughout the season with their team. Varsity Alpine Ski racing captain and senior William Kiley won the award for “Athlete of the Year” for his team. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Coaches Mark Dawson, Nelso Desilvestre, Kara Brown, and Stephen Whittey of the indoor track team give their speeches to their team and their parents. Boys’ indoor track completed the season with an impressive record of 6-3. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Coaches Mark Dawson, Nelso Desilvestre, Kara Brown, and Stephen Whittey of the indoor track team give their speeches to their team and their parents. Boys’ indoor track completed the season with an impressive record of 6-3. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Girls’ basketball coach and high school teacher Lauren Dubois speaks in front of her team and their parents. Girl’s varsity basketball finished the season with an overall record of 13- 8. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Girls’ basketball coach and high school teacher Lauren Dubois speaks in front of her team and their parents. Girl’s varsity basketball finished the season with an overall record of 13- 8. Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Varsity team captains of the basketball team Will Burgess and Winston Feuerbach speak to their fellow teammates and future varsity players. Burgess and Feuerbach wanted to give the younger members of the team some advice on how to play their best and work as a team to have the best season possible next year.  Credit: Charles Tullercash for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Varsity team captains of the basketball team Will Burgess and Winston Feuerbach speak to their fellow teammates and future varsity players. Burgess and Feuerbach wanted to give the younger members of the team some advice on how to play their best and work as a team to have the best season possible next year. Credit: Charles Tullercash 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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