GALLERY: PEP Rally and Quidditch Match 2014

Last block on Friday October 3rd, the entire middle and high schools met in the gym for the annual fall Pep Rally. Athletic teams and student council representatives were recognized. The traditional student team captains versus faculty scooter race resulted in the faulty winning for the 14th year in a row. Finally, the school watched the first ever Quidditch match in which the seniors played against the underclassmen.

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GALLERY: Graduation 2014 – Part 2

 

LIST OF GRADUATES

 


Luke Conant Andersen

Quinn Peter Andersen&

Zackary William Appeltofft

Emily Paige Arntsen²&

Olivia Priscilla Bean

Sarah Cherrington Beckmann&

Keith Blagden²

Evanthia A. Boling

Josh Gordon Leung Brewster

John Macaulay Bruce

Abigail Mariah Buck

Connor Michael Burke

Perry Ardelle Burnham²

William David Burnham

Molly Steele Carlson&

Kevin Andrew Carter

Michael Robert Chlumecky

Seth Isaac Cohen

Peter Layton Cottingham²&

Madeline Kelley Dahlin±²&

Rachel Cynthia Daley ±&

Emily Victoria Davis

Fiona Marie Davis±&

Michael Henry Davis

William Russell Davis

Isadora Eden Decker-Lucke±&

Sofia Rosette del Valle&

Christopher Joseph Dente

Lindsey W. Duff±&

Christian Paul Dumont&

Jeffrey Michael Durkin±&

Ashley Rose Edelstein

Easton John Ehlers²&

Rebecca Keefe Even±&

Morgan Elizabeth Fraser

Jack Walden Freed±&

Michelle Elizabeth Fuca

Rachael Joy Gallagher²

Ethan James Gaskell

Anne Hennessey Gonzales&

Anastasia Yanna Goulakos

Joseph Gilbert Guerin

Sophia L. Guerriero

Sean Gutierrez-Schieferl

Ashley Catherine Hamlen

Scott Gardner Hamlen, II

Anna Quinn Heffernan&

Neil Joseph Henry&

Elizabeth Newhall Higgins

Charles Robert Hoff

Tatum Joan Hosman&

Mina R. Hostage

Brennan Patrick Houghton

Lila Parke Hughes

Kevin Koji Iwata

Nikolas Watson Janowicz

Courtney Rebecca Kaner±&

Austin Keating

Vanessa Martine Kelley±&

Hope Elizabeth Kincaid

Landon Ross Komishane±&

Ely Balch Koufman

Cailey Grace Lafferty

Michael Philip Leahy

Alexandra Ashley Leventis

Ian Edward Nelson Lewiecki

Sarah Virginia Nelson Lewiecki²&

Michael E. Loebelenz

Liam Ryan Logue

Adam J. MacFarland

Nicholas Scott Malo

Lea Sophia Manzo

Filip Aleksander Matracki

Dylan Matthew McClure

Kendall Leigh McCormick±&

Molly Jo McCoy

Taylor Kelley Meek±²&

Kelly J. Moore&

Peter Homer Morton, Jr.±&

Sophie Gulick Neligan&

Samuel Philip Nesbit²

Cole Brooks Neugebauer

Preye Omoregie

Julia Renée Paccone²&

Hannah Katherine Parker

Christopher Austin Pellegrini

Michael Thomas Phelan, Jr.

Kylie Margaret Phillips

Madeleine Elle Pomeroy²

Erik Jon Rajunas±&

Abigail Jeanne Ranger&

Alyssa Grace Reeves&

Nathaniel Riehl

Amelia Marsden Rodier²

Ella Marsden Rodier²

Steven Sergio Ronchi

Tao Raven Sardonicus

Ian Oliver Schylling

Matthew Tyler Sharkey

Cameron Peter Shaw&

Alyssa Rose Shepard±²&

Maya Alexandra Shnider&

Nicholas Andrew Silva

Edward Vala Siqueira

Brittany Sofia Smith²&

Alexandria Elizabeth Stasiak

Alexander Eliassen Taliaferro±

Samantha Mary Taylor±&

Carly Marie Tofuri

Zachary James Trembowicz

Jacob William Tyler

Alexandra Valenti

Athena Venetsanakos

Elizabeth Ann Warren²

Elizabeth White

Adrienne Isabel Young

Paige Catherine Zaval&

Elizabeth Ann Zwart


 

& National Honor Society     ² National Art Honor Society 

 

± Manchester Essex Scholar      National Forensic League

 

R National Green Schools Society

 

 

 

CLASS PRESIDENT – Erik Rajunas

 

 CLASS OFFICERS – Evanthia Boling, William Burnham,

    Alyssa Shepard

                                         

CLASS ADVISOR – Jennifer Coleman

 

 

 


 

 

 

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Joel Levine Gives Substance Abuse Presentation

On Wednesday March 26th, Joel Levine visited MERSD to give a talk about his former drug and alcohol addiction to students, parents, and faculty. Joel’s sister, MERHS physical education teacher and athletic trainer Jillian Levine, and his father, Herb Levine, accompanied Joel during the presentation in order to give their support and to share their personal experiences with Joel’s addiction.

A crowd made up of students, parents, and teachers attended the presentation. Joel Levine discussed how he now has an allergy to drugs and alcohol called the “Phenomenon of Craving”. Even with withdrawal symptoms sometimes creeping up on him he gets through it. Credit: Cassandra Gonser and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
A crowd made up of students, parents, and teachers attended the presentation. Joel Levine discussed how he now has an allergy to drugs and alcohol called the “Phenomenon of Craving”. Even with withdrawal symptoms sometimes creeping up on him he gets through it. Credit: Cassandra Gonser and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

 

As a part of Joel Levine’s video, his younger sister Jillian was interviewed about what she went through because of her brother’s addiction.  Jillian Levine is an athletic trainer and physical education teacher for MERSD.  Jillian talked about how she knew about her older brother’s problem, yet she was too scared to tell anyone about it. Credit: Cassandra Gonser and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
As a part of Joel Levine’s video, his younger sister Jillian was interviewed about what she went through because of her brother’s addiction. Jillian Levine is an athletic trainer and physical education teacher for MERSD. Jillian talked about how she knew about her older brother’s problem, yet she was too scared to tell anyone about it. Credit: Cassandra Gonser and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
When Joel Levine first became sober, a doctor helped him and his family create a video telling his story, which was shown to the audience during this presentation.  After his parents found out about his drug problem, Joel had to be frequently drug tested and had to take withdrawal medication.  This medication was given to him by his mother who made sure that he swallowed it after every dose. Credit: Cassandra Gonser and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
When Joel Levine first became sober, a doctor helped him and his family create a video telling his story, which was shown to the audience during this presentation. After his parents found out about his drug problem, Joel had to be frequently drug tested and had to take withdrawal medication. This medication was given to him by his mother who made sure that he swallowed it after every dose. Credit: Cassandra Gonser and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
During Joel Levine’s presentation, his father Herb periodically took the microphone and added in his opinion to Joel’s story.  Herb told about how he and his wife noticed his son’s behavioral and physical changes as Joel became more involved with illegal substances. Credit: Liam Crossen for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
During Joel Levine’s presentation, his father Herb periodically took the microphone and added in his opinion to Joel’s story. Herb told about how he and his wife noticed his son’s behavioral and physical changes as Joel became more involved with illegal substances. Credit: Liam Crossen for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Joel Levine took the stage and further discussed his perspective of his drug addiction. Joel went to Endicott College and had a .71 GPA due to skipping almost all of his classes.  Joel spoke about how he lost countless friends because of his drug and alcohol problem. Credit: Liam Crossen for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Joel Levine took the stage and further discussed his perspective of his drug addiction. Joel went to Endicott College and had a .71 GPA due to skipping almost all of his classes. Joel spoke about how he lost countless friends because of his drug and alcohol problem. Credit: Liam Crossen for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Police officers from Manchester and Essex listen while Herb Levine presents the different circumstances both him and his family had to overcome while overcoming the drug addiction of Joel Levine. After the assembly when the Levine’s were accepting questions the officer asked, “Could you speak about the transition from marijuana to other drugs? I do believe that marijuana is a gateway drug”. The Levine’s then shared their opinion in which they agreed with the officer. Credit: Liam Crossen for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Police officers from Manchester and Essex listen while Herb Levine presents the different circumstances both him and his family had to overcome while overcoming the drug addiction of Joel Levine. After the assembly when the Levine’s were accepting questions the officer asked, “Could you speak about the transition from marijuana to other drugs? I do believe that marijuana is a gateway drug”. The Levine’s then shared their opinion in which they agreed with the officer. Credit: Liam Crossen for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Father and former superintendent Herb Levine came to the middle high school to discuss his son’s previous addictions to drugs and alcohol. Herb Levine and his family struggled in helping their family member overcome a powerful addiction. Credit: Liam Crossen for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Father and former superintendent Herb Levine came to the middle high school to discuss his son’s previous addictions to drugs and alcohol. Herb Levine and his family struggled in helping their family member overcome a powerful addiction. Credit: Liam Crossen for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Joel Levine stands with his father, Herb, after the presentation.  He discusses how during his addiction to drugs, the amount of drugs and the intensity of the drugs he was taking increased rapidly. Joel quickly became addicted to heroin because the high was inexistent after doing other drugs. Joel says, “Heroin brought me to my knees quicker than anything else could”. He also talked about how he was feeling like he just wanted to die at times and wondered why he “would wake up every morning and be upset that the drugs I took the night before didn’t kill me. I am thankful to be alive”. Credit: Cassandra Gonser and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Joel Levine stands with his father, Herb, after the presentation. He discusses how during his addiction to drugs, the amount of drugs and the intensity of the drugs he was taking increased rapidly. Joel quickly became addicted to heroin because the high was inexistent after doing other drugs. Joel says, “Heroin brought me to my knees quicker than anything else could”. He also talked about how he was feeling like he just wanted to die at times and wondered why he “would wake up every morning and be upset that the drugs I took the night before didn’t kill me. I am thankful to be alive”. Credit: Cassandra Gonser and Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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