Behind the Scenes of Drama Fest

On Saturday March 1st Manchester Essex Regional High School hosted drama Fest. Schools from around Massachusetts came to perform their one act plays. Each school was given forty minutes to preform and only five minutes to set up and take down their props. Time was key to their performances, running over or under could ruin their scores.

Everyone who came to watch Drama Fest performances received a friendly welcome as they walked through the front door. The first play started at nine o’clock in the morning. The last play was in the late afternoon. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Everyone who came to watch Drama Fest performances received a friendly welcome as they walked through the front door. The first play started at nine o’clock in the morning. The last play was in the late afternoon. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
This is the poster was created by sophomore Maddie Shaw, on the National Art Honors Society. Many students from MERHS created posters for other schools as a gift. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
This is the poster was created by sophomore Maddie Shaw, on the National Art Honors Society. Many students from MERHS created posters for other schools as a gift. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Manchester- Essex’s props were outside in the hallways. The MERHS crew started putting the props up on the stage at ten a.m. Credit: Jenny Beardsley Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Manchester- Essex’s props were outside in the hallways. The MERHS crew started putting the props up on the stage at ten a.m. Credit: Jenny Beardsley Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Props were stored in the hallways of the school. The crew team for each school would have to tote it to the stage and set up and take down everything in only five minutes. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Props were stored in the hallways of the school. The crew team for each school would have to tote it to the stage and set up and take down everything in only five minutes. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
People scramble around the stage to set up The Fawlty Towers props and tried to get it set up in the exact amount of time, or less. Luckily the crew set up with a remarkable minute to spare. Credit: Jenny Beardsley Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
People scramble around the stage to set up The Fawlty Towers props and tried to get it set up in the exact amount of time, or less. Luckily the crew set up with a remarkable minute to spare. Credit: Jenny Beardsley Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
This signs was on the door of Manchester- Essex’s dressing room. Each school had their own sign decorated just like this one, on their doors of their preparation rooms. Credit: Jenny Beardsley Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
This signs was on the door of Manchester- Essex’s dressing room. Each school had their own sign decorated just like this one, on their doors of their preparation rooms. Credit: Jenny Beardsley Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Between each one act play, audience or crew could go out to the lobby to get a refreshment or snack. The concession stand was a hit, with selling out most of its snacks. Credit: Jenny Beardsley Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Between each one act play, audience or crew could go out to the lobby to get a refreshment or snack. The concession stand was a hit, with selling out most of its snacks. Credit: Jenny Beardsley Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The concession stand was another place where T-shirts were sold, by senior Sam Nesbit. The shirts had a drama fest logo and quote printed on the front.  Credit: Jenny Beardsley Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The concession stand was another place where T-shirts were sold, by senior Sam Nesbit. The shirts had a drama fest logo and quote printed on the front.
Credit: Jenny Beardsley Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

 

The actors and actresses of Manchester-Essex were on stage they stored there, clothes, make-up, and other material in English teacher Elizabeth Edgerton’s classroom. The cast decorated the room with streamers and other spirit filled material throughout the room. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The actors and actresses of Manchester-Essex were on stage they stored there, clothes, make-up, and other material in English teacher Elizabeth Edgerton’s classroom. The cast decorated the room with streamers and other spirit filled material throughout the room. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Eigth Graders investigate cells

On Wednesday February 12, science teacher Amy Dobbins taught her class about the organelles in cells. Dobbins handed student microscopes to view inside cells. Students saw the nucleus the cell brain, the cell membrane, which separates the interior of a cell from the exterior and more.

Peering through the eye of a microscope, eighth grader Marc Sears examines the organelle inside a cell. sears views the cell membrane, which separates the two main parts of a cell. Credit: Jenny Beardsley Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Peering through the eye of a microscope, eighth grader Marc Sears examines the organelle inside a cell. sears views the cell membrane, which separates the two main parts of a cell.
Credit: Jenny Beardsley Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
8th grader Grace Porter copies down information she learned from the teacher. Porter is filling out a worksheet that was given out to the class. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
8th grader Grace Porter copies down information she learned from the teacher. Porter is filling out a worksheet that was given out to the class.
Credit: Laura Fitzgerald Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Cells shown on the black slide are only visible through a microscope. These enlarged cells contain organelles that hold a specific job, keeping the cell alive and working.  Credit: Jenny Beardsley Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Cells shown on the black slide are only visible through a microscope. These enlarged cells contain organelles that hold a specific job, keeping the cell alive and working.
Credit: Jenny Beardsley Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Dobbins is briefly explaining what to do when observing these delicate cells. Organelles are found in every living thing. Credit: Jenny Beardsley and Laura Fitzgerald Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Dobbins is briefly explaining what to do when observing these delicate cells. Organelles are found in every living thing.
Credit: Jenny Beardsley and Laura Fitzgerald Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Dobbins gave every student a handout at the beginning of the class, to record information they find out about these cells. This worksheet gives examples of what organelles do inside of cells and how each of them separately function.  Credit: Jenny Beardsley Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Dobbins gave every student a handout at the beginning of the class, to record information they find out about these cells. This worksheet gives examples of what organelles do inside of cells and how each of them separately function.
Credit: Jenny Beardsley Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Recording what she sees, Julia Neiberle describes what she has seen through the microscope. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Recording what she sees, Julia Neiberle describes what she has seen through the microscope.
Credit: Laura Fitzgerald Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Cosmo Pallazola peers through the eye of a microscope, studying the organelles in cells. Pallazola took time to look through each one of the slides. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Cosmo Pallazola peers through the eye of a microscope, studying the organelles in cells. Pallazola took time to look through each one of the slides.
Credit: Laura Fitzgerald Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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