Students Compete in Dodgeball Tournament

The class of 2016 hosted the annual dodgeball tournament for middle and high school. The class raised over $170 by selling snacks and charging for team involvement. Five teams in total competed, and the winning team, the Sisters, received a pizza party.

Contestants sign up for the dodgeball tournament in groups of 8. The contestants paid five dollars per person to help fundraise for the class of 2016. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Contestants sign up for the dodgeball tournament in groups of 8. The contestants paid five dollars per person to help fundraise for the class of 2016. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores Madeline Surette and Susie Buck sell snacks and drinks at the concession stand before the tournament begins. The tournament was hosted by the student government of the class of 2016. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores Madeline Surette and Susie Buck sell snacks and drinks at the concession stand before the tournament begins. The tournament was hosted by the student government of the class of 2016. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seventh grader Ben Lantz winds up to throw the ball at the opposing team. Lantz’s team was the runner up in the tournament. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seventh grader Ben Lantz winds up to throw the ball at the opposing team. Lantz’s team was the runner up in the tournament. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seventh grade team named Hornets attempts to eliminate members of the opposing team in the finals of the tournament. A player is out in dodgeball if they are hit with a ball, if they cross the line, if they step over the starting line before the referee says go, or if a member of the opposing team catches the ball that was thrown. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seventh grade team named Hornets attempts to eliminate members of the opposing team in the finals of the tournament. A player is out in dodgeball if they are hit with a ball, if they cross the line, if they step over the starting line before the referee says go, or if a member of the opposing team catches the ball that was thrown. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seventh grader Will Janowicz throws the ball towards seventh grader Jake Athanas. Athanas was the last member of his team to be out; however, if he caught Janowicz’s throw he would have brought a member of his team back into the game. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seventh grader Will Janowicz throws the ball towards seventh grader Jake Athanas. Athanas was the last member of his team to be out; however, if he caught Janowicz’s throw he would have brought a member of his team back into the game. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Athanas catches the ball allowing one of his teammates to come back into play. A player cannot be out if the dodgeball hits their head, which is required as a safety precaution. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Athanas catches the ball allowing one of his teammates to come back into play. A player cannot be out if the dodgeball hits their head, which is required as a safety precaution. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The Hornets team lines up as they prepare for the final round of the tournament against the team named The Sisters. The referee announces when the team can go over the line and begin that round. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The Hornets team lines up as they prepare for the final round of the tournament against the team named The Sisters. The referee announces when the team can go over the line and begin that round. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Seventh grader Luca Schwartz sacrifices himself for his team. By making himself an open target, his other team members were able to launch the dodgeballs successfully at the other team. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seventh grader Luca Schwartz sacrifices himself for his team. By making himself an open target, his other team members were able to launch the dodgeballs successfully at the other team. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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GALLERY: High school holds annual award ceremony

On Thursday June 5th, the high school students, faculty, and the awardee’s parents attended the annual academic and athletic awards. Many students were awarded for their efforts in the classroom and on the field. Special guests, such as Manchester and Essex selectmen, also attended the ceremony in order to give awards to students on behalf of different local organizations. The high school’s a Capella group, The SoundWaves, performed as well.

ACADEMIC AWARDS 2014

TOWN OF MANCHESTER SELECTMEN’S CITIZENSHIP AWARD: Evanthia Boling

TOWN OF ESSEX SELECTMEN’S CITIZENSHIP AWARD: Erik Rajunas

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY ROTC SCHOLARSHIP: Erik Rajunas

SUPERINTENDENT’S AWARD: Lindsey Duff

MASSACHUSETTS ADMINISTRATORS ASSOCIATION STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT/LEADERSHIP AWARD: Julia Geswell

HERFF JONES PRINCIPAL’S AWARD: Julia Paccone

LIBRARIAN’S AWARD: Molly Carlson

BROWN UNIVERSITY BOOK AWARD: Lila Etter

CLARKSON UNIVERSITY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Patrick Byrne

CLARKSON UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIPAWARD: Parker Malarkey

CORNELL UNIVERSITY BOOK AWARD: Samuel Creighton

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE BOOK AWARD: Tucker Evans

HARVARD PRIZE BOOK AWARD: Hannah Riordan

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA BOOK AWARD: Katherine Furber

SMITH COLLEGE BOOK AWARD: Kathryn Glidden

ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY BOOK AWARD: Natasha Statz-Geary

ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE BOOK AWARDS: Troy Ciarametaro, Abigail Martin

WELLESLEY COLLEGE BOOK AWARD: Alexandra Rice

YALE UNIVERSITY BOOK AWARD: Ariana Jackson

MAGOON BOWL AWARD: Hope Kincaid

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: Alyssa Shepard

JEWISH WAR VETERANS GOOD CITIZENSHIP: Maya Shnider

MASSACHUSETTS GIRLS STATE PROGRAM: Ariana Jackson, Hannah Riordan

MASSACHUSETTS BOYS STATE PROGRAM: Jack Hay, Parker Malarkey

MANCHESTER ESSEX SENIOR SCHOLARS: Madeline Dahlin, Rachel Daley, Fiona Davis,

Isadora Decker-Lucke, Lindsey Duff, Jeffrey Durkin, Rebecca Even, Jacob Freed, Courtney Kaner, Vanessa Kelley, Landon Komishane, Kendall McCormick, Taylor Meek, Peter Morton, Erik Rajunas, Alyssa Shepard, Alexander Taliaferro, Samantha Taylor

MANCHESTER ESSEX JUNIOR SCHOLARS: Nicholas Albertazzi, Benjamin Bichet, Patrick Byrne, Troy Ciarametaro, Samuel Creighton, Lila Etter, Tucker Evans, Katherine Furber, Kathryn Glidden, Bailey Graves, Cameron Holley, Ariana Jackson, Olivia Lantz, Parker Malarkey, Abigail Martin,

Lucas Martz, Alexandra Rice, Hannah Riordan, Natasha Statz-Geary

GREEN SCHOOLS GREEN DIFFERENCE AWARDS – Commitment to Greenovation: Justin Eichenberger, Cameron Holley; Project in Climate Resiliency: Kathryn Glidden, Abigail Martin, Natasha Statz-Geary; Project in Conservation: Madeleine Pomeroy; Green Student: Isabella Hickey, Sarah Reed

NATIONAL GREEN SCHOOLS SOCIETY: Rachel Daley, Jacob Tyler

PRESIDENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL YOUTH AWARD: Ruby Aldrich, Meghan Conway,

Lauren Coogan, Molly Crehan, Rachel Daley, Justin Eichenberger, Kathryn Glidden, Isabella Hickey, Cameron Holley, Kristen Kaneb, Samuel Koufman, Olivia Lantz, Abigail Martin, Jacqueline Otterbein, Sarah Reed, Natasha Statz-Geary, Hannah Thorne, Jacob Tyler

GREEN SCHOOLS AMBASSADOR: Ruby Aldrich, Meghan Conway, Lauren Coogan, Molly Crehan, Rachel Daley, Justin Eichenberger, Kathryn Glidden, Cameron Holley, Kristen Kaneb, Samuel Koufman, Olivia Lantz, Abigail Martin, Christiane Noriega, Jacqueline Otterbein, Sarah Reed, Natasha Statz-Geary, Hannah Thorne, Jacob Tyler

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN GREEN INTERNS:  David LaForge, Eden Silag Stearns

EXCELLENCE IN THE VISUAL ARTS FOR MIXED MEDIA: Hannah Thorne

STEIGLITZ SPIRIT OF FINE ARTS: Madeline Shaw

EXCELLENCE IN THE VISUAL ARTS FOR FINE ARTS: Sarah Lewiecki, Julia Paccone

JAMES NACHTWEY SPIRIT OF PHOTOJOURNALISM: Athena Venetsenakos

EXCELLENCE IN PHOTOJOURNALISM: Phoebe Schwartz

ANDREAS GURSKY SPIRIT OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Annie Alfano

EXCELLENCE IN THE VISUAL ARTS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY: Molly McKeon

GRAPHIC DESIGN SPIRIT AWARD: Ainsley McLaughlin

EXCELLENCE IN THE VISUAL ARTS FOR CERAMICS: Molly Crehan

EXCELLENCE IN THE VISUAL ARTS FOR PRINTMAKING:  Devon Musgrave-Johnson

NATIONAL CHORAL AWARD: Lindsey Duff, Tucker Evans

CHORAL DIRECTOR’S AWARD: Evanthia Boling

OUTSTANDING MUSICIANSHIP AWARD: Nikolas Janowicz

BAND DIRECTOR’S AWARD: Rachael Gallagher

WOODY HERMAN JAZZ: Campbell Fackre

JOHN PHILLIP SOUSA BAND: Jeffrey Durkin

 

LOUIS ARMSTRONG JAZZ: Dylan McClure

EXCELLENCE IN WORLD HISTORY II: Jillian Furber, Julia Prezesiek

EXCELLENCE IN US HISTORY I: Jennifer Cochand, Kara Hersey

EXCELLENCE IN US HISTORYII:  Lila Etter, Jackson Haskell

EXCELLENCE IN US GOVERNMENT: Jeffrey Durkin

EXCELLENCE IN GLOBAL ISSUES: Elizabeth Higgins, Taylor Meek

EXCELLENCE IN PSYCHOLOGY: Adrienne Young

EXCELLENCE IN AP PSYCHOLOGY: Molly Carlson

EXCELLENCE IN AP US HISTORY: Tucker Evans

EXCELLENCE IN AP COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT: Fiona Davis

EXCELLENCE IN THE GARDNER PROJECT: Peter Cottingham, Alyssa Shepard

EXCELLENCE IN DEBATE: Zachary Even, John Hay, Meehan Irose, Landon Komishane,

ENGLISH EXCELLENCE 9: Jillian Furber

ENGLISH EXCELLENCE 10: Zachary Even

ENGLISH EXCELLENCE 11: Hannah Riordan

ENGLISH EXCELLENCE 12: Lindsey Duff

HERBERT HAHN MEMORIAL BOOK: Tucker Evans

WINDHOVER FOR EXCELLENCE IN WRITING: Tasha Statz-Geary

THE INDEPENDENT MOST VALUABLE STAFFER: Fiona Davis, Kendall McCormick

THE ROBERT MCCAMMON PRIZE: Caisi Calandra

MOST IMPROVED ENGLISH 9: Evan Williams

MOST IMPROVED ENGLISH 10: Devin Depaolis

MOST IMPROVED ENGLISH 11: Jackson Haskell

MOST IMPROVED ENGLISH 12: John Bruce

THEATER PERFORMANCE: Neil Henry, Charles Hoff

FRENCH II EXCELLENCE: Madeleine Conway

FRENCH III EXCELLENCE: Charlotte Freed

FRENCH IV AP EXCELLENCE: Ariana Jackson

FRENCH V EXCELLENCE: Jeffrey Durkin

SPANISH II EXCELLENCE: Genevieve Duff

SPANISH III EXCELLENCE: Zachary Even

SPANISH IV EXCELLENCE: Samuel Creighton

SPANISH IV AP EXCELLENCE: Tucker Evans

SPANISH V EXCELLENCE: Peter Morton

SPANISH V AP LITERATURE EXCELLENCE: Madeline Dahlin

THE DAVID DOOLEY LANGUAGE AWARD: Carly Tofuri

THE NICOLE SHERF STUDENT LINGUIST AWARD: Courtney Kaner

THE VIRGINIA MACDONALD FOREIGN LANGUAGE AWARD: Lindsey Duff

THE RENSSELAER MEDAL: Samuel Creighton

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN QUANTITATIVE REASONING: Alyssa Shepard,

Adrienne Young

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN ALGEBRA I: Amber Paré

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN ALGEBRA II: Jennifer Cochand

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CALCULUS: Lindsey Duff

GEOMETRY EXCELLENCE: Jillian Furber

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN PRE CALCULUS: Samuel Creighton, Tucker Evans

MOST VALUABLE MATHLETE:  Dylan McClure

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MARKETING: Christopher McAuliff , David Reid

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT: Breanna Arnold

2014 ICDC DECA AWARD (1ST PLACE WRITTEN EXAM) – Alexandra Leventis

2014 ICDC DECA AWARD (1ST PLACE ROLE PLAY) – Breanna Arnold

2014 ICDC DECA AwardS – Christopher Carr, Troy Ciarametaro, John Hennigan, Devon Towle

PHYSICS FIRST (9TH GRADE):Madeleine Conway

EXCELLENCE IN GRADE 10 BIOLOGY:Alexei Goldsmith-Solomon, Benjamin Wolsieffer

HIGHEST CUMULATIVE AVERAGE IN CHEMISTRY:Tucker Evans

HIGHEST ACHIEVEMENT IN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY:  Michael Loebelenz

HONORS PHYSICS:Lindsey Duff

AP BIOLOGY EXCELLENCE:Tucker Evans

AP PHYSICS ACHIEVEMENT: Vanessa Kelley

BAUSCH & LOMB HONORARY SCIENCE AWARD:Leonardo Gallo

ROBOTICS ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS: Samuel Creighton, Dylan McClure, Benjamin Wolsieffer

 

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Geometry class solves Rubik’s Cubes

Math teacher David Alger teaches geometry students the process of solving the Rubik’s Cube. The Rubik’s Cube was invented in 1974 by Erno Rubik, who was a Hungarian inventor.  The solution involves problem solving, which is one component of the geometry curriculum.

Students in math teacher David Alger’s B block geometry class work on solving Rubik’s Cubes over the course of a couple of weeks.  For part of the geometry classes’ final exam, students must be able to quickly solve the Rubik’s Cube with or without a guide. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students in math teacher David Alger’s B block geometry class work on solving Rubik’s Cubes over the course of a couple of weeks. For part of the geometry classes’ final exam, students must be able to quickly solve the Rubik’s Cube with or without a guide. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Before learning to solve the Rubik’s Cubes, the students took them apart to understand how they work.  After completely disassembling the cubes, the students put them back together and began solving them.  Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Before learning to solve the Rubik’s Cubes, the students took them apart to understand how they work. After completely disassembling the cubes, the students put them back together and began solving them. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshmen Courtney Holley and Zoe Brown work on completing the solution. Students use their phones as a timer so they can be aware of their progress. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshmen Courtney Holley and Zoe Brown work on completing the solution. Students use their phones as a timer so they can be aware of their progress. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Caitlin Malloy is advised by math teacher David Alger on how to accomplish a certain step in the process of solving the Rubik’s Cube. Alger provides assistance at the front of the class if students require help. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Caitlin Malloy is advised by math teacher David Alger on how to accomplish a certain step in the process of solving the Rubik’s Cube. Alger provides assistance at the front of the class if students require help. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Zanny Lee and sophomore Erin Carlson practice solving the cube. The guide for solving the cube contains step by step instruction for each face of the cube. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Zanny Lee and sophomore Erin Carlson practice solving the cube. The guide for solving the cube contains step by step instruction for each face of the cube. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Sophomore William Deschenes completes the steps of the Rubik’s Cube. Deschenes has practiced solving the cube outside of the classroom and has improved his speed by memorizing each phase of the process. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore William Deschenes completes the steps of the Rubik’s Cube. Deschenes has practiced solving the cube outside of the classroom and has improved his speed by memorizing each phase of the process. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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High school art displayed in annual art show

Throughout the year, high school students in all art classes worked on various projects.  The students picked a couple of their pieces to exhibit in the art show.  These include photographs, paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculptures, and mixed media.

Throughout the year, high school students in all art classes worked on various projects.  The students picked a couple of their pieces to exhibit in the art show.  These include photographs, paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculptures, and mixed media.
Throughout the year, high school students in all art classes worked on various projects. The students picked a couple of their pieces to exhibit in the art show. These include photographs, paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculptures, and mixed media.
Students in ceramics teacher Tamera Burns’s class picked some of their work to show.  The display consists of wheel thrown pieces, coil pots, hand built tiles, and sgraffito.  Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students in ceramics teacher Tamera Burns’s class picked some of their work to show. The display consists of wheel thrown pieces, coil pots, hand built tiles, and sgraffito. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Ainsley McLaughlin observes the art pieces. Pieces of art work consisting of boxes that reflected something on the inside of them. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Ainsley McLaughlin observes the art pieces. Pieces of art work consisting of boxes that reflected something on the inside of them. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Drawing classes display their artwork of skeletons. Drawing classes, as well as graphic design classes, are taught by art teacher Marion Powers. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Drawing classes display their artwork of skeletons. Drawing classes, as well as graphic design classes, are taught by art teacher Marion Powers. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshmen Laura Fitzgerald and Phoebe Savje stop in the hall in order to look at the displayed art.  Students are able to see the artwork as they travel in between classes. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshmen Laura Fitzgerald and Phoebe Savje stop in the hall in order to look at the displayed art. Students are able to see the artwork as they travel in between classes. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students in the Drawing classes, taught by art teacher Marion Powers, drew portraits of Malala Yousafzai.  Malala publicly stood up for girls’ education and was shot by the Taliban.  The students used various words in different languages of their choice in order to create the image. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students in the Drawing classes, taught by art teacher Marion Powers, drew portraits of Malala Yousafzai. Malala publicly stood up for girls’ education and was shot by the Taliban. The students used various words in different languages of their choice in order to create the image. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Julia Paccone created a collection of paintings in her AP Studio Art class.  Paccone used spoons as a central subject for all of her paintings in the portfolio. Credit:  Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Julia Paccone created a collection of paintings in her AP Studio Art class. Paccone used spoons as a central subject for all of her paintings in the portfolio. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students who participated in painting and drawing classes, taught by Marion Powers, display their projects on painted book covers.   The drawings correspond to the contents of the book. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students who participated in painting and drawing classes, taught by Marion Powers, display their projects on painted book covers. The drawings correspond to the contents of the book. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
On some of the boards, photographs taken by students in Photo I, Photo II, Photo III, and Photo Portfolio are displayed.  There are also artworks made by students in graphic design and mixed media.  Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
On some of the boards, photographs taken by students in Photo I, Photo II, Photo III, and Photo Portfolio are displayed. There are also artworks made by students in graphic design and mixed media. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Amber Pare studies senior Julia Paccone’s portrait. Paccone layered different papers together to create a self-portrait. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Amber Pare studies senior Julia Paccone’s portrait. Paccone layered different papers together to create a self-portrait. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Senior portfolio student Sarah Lewiecki created portraits of her and her brother, Senior Ian Lewiecki. Lewiecki did this by painting different colored and sized circles. Credit:  Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior portfolio student Sarah Lewiecki created portraits of her and her brother, Senior Ian Lewiecki. Lewiecki did this by painting different colored and sized circles. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Sophomores Test Muscle Fatigue

Sophomore biology class conducts a lab consisting of the study of muscle fatigue. Biology teacher Maria Burgess chose this lab to show her students how a repeated motion in the muscle can cause exhaustion throughout the body.

Biology teacher Maria Burgess encourages sophomore Zack Even while he squeezes a pump with his hand. The repeated motion of squeezing the pump caused fatigue in whichever muscle was being used. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Biology teacher Maria Burgess encourages sophomore Zack Even while he squeezes a pump with his hand. The repeated motion of squeezing the pump caused fatigue in whichever muscle was being used. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The class separates into groups for the lab. Teacher Maria Burgess separated students by using popsicle sticks with each student’s name on them. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The class separates into groups for the lab. Teacher Maria Burgess separated students by using popsicle sticks with each student’s name on them. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Ben Wolseiffer observes Phelan as he completes a trial using his hand. In this lab, there were three “testers”, and the students compared the results to one another in order to observe the decrease in productivity over time. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Ben Wolseiffer observes Phelan as he completes a trial using his hand. In this lab, there were three “testers”, and the students compared the results to one another in order to observe the decrease in productivity over time. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore James Marshall uses his humerus to squeeze the pump while sophomore Jarrod Young counts each time the flap lifts up. Each time the humerus bends back and forth, the sarcomere shortens and relaxes the muscle, causing contraction. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore James Marshall uses his humerus to squeeze the pump while sophomore Jarrod Young counts each time the flap lifts up. Each time the humerus bends back and forth, the sarcomere shortens and relaxes the muscle, causing contraction. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores Even and Julia Mitrano count the number of times their teammate can squeeze the pump using their muscles attached to the humerus, or the arm muscle, within the span of one minute. The red flap on top of the pump system lifts up to indicate when the pump is being squeezed. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores Even and Julia Mitrano count the number of times their teammate can squeeze the pump using their muscles attached to the humerus, or the arm muscle, within the span of one minute. The red flap on top of the pump system lifts up to indicate when the pump is being squeezed. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Burgess assists sophomore James Phelan by readjusting the pump in preparation for the lab. This lab focused on the use of the skeletal muscles in the body, which are voluntary muscles since they can be controlled consciously. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Burgess assists sophomore James Phelan by readjusting the pump in preparation for the lab. This lab focused on the use of the skeletal muscles in the body, which are voluntary muscles since they can be controlled consciously. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
 Sophomore Molly Lynch uses her tibia (the calf bone) and her femur (the thigh bone) to see how many times she can squeeze the pump in one minute. Fatigue was exemplified through the results that the students recorded during the trials of the hand, arm, and leg muscles. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Sophomore Molly Lynch uses her tibia (the calf bone) and her femur (the thigh bone) to see how many times she can squeeze the pump in one minute. Fatigue was exemplified through the results that the students recorded during the trials of the hand, arm, and leg muscles. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Sophomore Jarrod Young answers the questions at the end of the lab. Each group collectively answered questions according to their evidence. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Jarrod Young answers the questions at the end of the lab. Each group collectively answered questions according to their evidence. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Stop Hunger Now Fundraiser hosted at Cape Ann Lanes

Seniors Alyssa Reeves and Paige Zaval host bowling night for their SCORE project. SCORE stands for “Senior Choice of Related Experience”, and during the last academic quarter, seniors complete a project of their choice, allowing them to explore a career that they may want to pursue in the future. Zaval and Reeves completed their SCORE project through fundraising for Global Issues class at Cape Ann Lanes.

Credit: Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Students contribute to Stop Hunger Now by bowling at Cape Ann Lanes. For fifteen dollars, people could bowl for three games from 6-9. Credit: Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students contribute to Stop Hunger Now by bowling at Cape Ann Lanes. For fifteen dollars, people could bowl for three games from 6-9. Credit: Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Juniors Breanna Arnold, Bailey Graves, and Meghan Conway compete against each other in a lane. Cape Ann Lanes uses candlepin style bowling at their lanes, which originates from Worcester, Massachusetts. Credit: Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Juniors Breanna Arnold, Bailey Graves, and Meghan Conway compete against each other in a lane. Cape Ann Lanes uses candlepin style bowling at their lanes, which originates from Worcester, Massachusetts. Credit: Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seniors Maddie Dahlin and Fiona Davis purchase tickets from Paige Zaval and Alyssa Reeves. Additional donations were also made for Stop Hunger Now as well as the proceeds from the bowling rounds. Credit:  Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seniors Maddie Dahlin and Fiona Davis purchase tickets from Paige Zaval and Alyssa Reeves. Additional donations were also made for Stop Hunger Now as well as the proceeds from the bowling rounds. Credit: Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Bailey Graves enters names for the round on the keyboard. In Candlepin style bowling, there are ten rounds in each game, which is often called a “string”. Credit: Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Bailey Graves enters names for the round on the keyboard. In Candlepin style bowling, there are ten rounds in each game, which is often called a “string”. Credit: Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Isabella Hickey begins to approach the foul line for the second round of the game. The three step approach is the most common technique for candlepin style bowling, and the less shifting weight from each foot makes the delivery more productive. Credit:  Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Isabella Hickey begins to approach the foul line for the second round of the game. The three step approach is the most common technique for candlepin style bowling, and the less shifting weight from each foot makes the delivery more productive. Credit: Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seniors Paige Zaval and Alyssa Reeves sell tickets at the table during the fundraiser. The goal of 260 dollars was reached and exceeded by about forty dollars. Credit: Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seniors Paige Zaval and Alyssa Reeves sell tickets at the table during the fundraiser. The goal of 260 dollars was reached and exceeded by about forty dollars. Credit: Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

 

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Class of 2016 Hosts Student Talent Show

In order to fund the class of 2016, the Talent Show was hosted for the middle and high school. The Student Government came up with the idea with the help of the sophomore class adviser Thomas Durfee.

Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores Cassandra Gonser and Lydia Parker set up the concession stand before the talent show begins. The proceeds from the tickets and the concession stand helped fund the class of 2016. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores Cassandra Gonser and Lydia Parker set up the concession stand before the talent show begins. The proceeds from the tickets and the concession stand helped fund the class of 2016. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores Oscar Heanue and Charlie Davis host the Talent Show as the Masters of Ceremonies (MC’s). Their role was to introduce the contestants before each act.  Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores Oscar Heanue and Charlie Davis host the Talent Show as the Masters of Ceremonies (MC’s). Their role was to introduce the contestants before each act. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Alex Valenti plays the guitar and sings Latch by Sam Smith. Valenti won first place in the Talent Show for her performance. She is currently working on recording her own original music for a CD. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Alex Valenti plays the guitar and sings Latch by Sam Smith. Valenti won first place in the Talent Show for her performance. She is currently working on recording her own original music for a CD. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seventh grader Paul Albani performs his own guitar composition accompanied by senior Nick Janowicz. Janowicz stepped in as the drummer unexpectedly when the original drummer could not make it. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Seventh grader Paul Albani performs his own guitar composition accompanied by senior Nick Janowicz. Janowicz stepped in as the drummer unexpectedly when the original drummer could not make it. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Louis Mesella performs Summer Time by George Gershwin on the piano. Mesella has been playing piano in the school band since seventh grade.  Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Louis Mesella performs Summer Time by George Gershwin on the piano. Mesella has been playing piano in the school band since seventh grade.
Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth grader Madeline Coco plays the ukulele and sings Always by Panic! At The Disco. The class of 2016 raised $930 from the profits made in the Talent Show. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth grader Madeline Coco plays the ukulele and sings Always by Panic! At The Disco. The class of 2016 raised $930 from the profits made in the Talent Show. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth grader Jenna Cirella performs Someone Like You by Adele. The class of 2016 gave $100 as a prize for the first place winners of the middle and high school, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth grader Jenna Cirella performs Someone Like You by Adele. The class of 2016 gave $100 as a prize for the first place winners of the middle and high school, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Annabelle Lorde-Patey plays her guitar and sings Thirteen by Big Star. Lorde-Patey began recording demos of her own original music as well as covers of different songs. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Annabelle Lorde-Patey plays her guitar and sings Thirteen by Big Star. Lorde-Patey began recording demos of her own original music as well as covers of different songs. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth graders Claire Gendron and Sophia Pomeroy sing along and dance to the Chicken Song. Gendron and Pomeroy choreographed their own dance routine and coordinated their outfits to resemble chickens. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth graders Claire Gendron and Sophia Pomeroy sing along and dance to the Chicken Song. Gendron and Pomeroy choreographed their own dance routine and coordinated their outfits to resemble chickens. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Melissa Schuh performs Say Something by Great Big World accompanied by sophomore Sara Rhuda. Schuh and Rhuda both participate in the Soundwaves a Capella group. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Melissa Schuh performs Say Something by Great Big World accompanied by sophomore Sara Rhuda. Schuh and Rhuda both participate in the Soundwaves a Capella group. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Sophia del Valle and sophomore Chelsea Rose sing their own original mash up of Dark Horse by Katie Perry and Toxic by Britney Spears. They were accompanied by Senior Nick Janowicz on the drums and received second place for the high school in the Talent Show. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Senior Sophia del Valle and sophomore Chelsea Rose sing their own original mash up of Dark Horse by Katie Perry and Toxic by Britney Spears. They were accompanied by Senior Nick Janowicz on the drums and received second place for the high school in the Talent Show. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Rhuda performs a scene from the play Phantom of the Opera accompanied by her cast mate from the production of Les Miserables at the Never Land Theatre. They acted out and sang Point of No Return. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Rhuda performs a scene from the play Phantom of the Opera accompanied by her cast mate from the production of Les Miserables at the Never Land Theatre. They acted out and sang Point of No Return. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Eighth grader Sophia Collins sings When I Look At You by Miley Cyrus. Collins received third place for the middle school in the Talent Show as well as a prize of $25. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Eighth grader Sophia Collins sings When I Look At You by Miley Cyrus. Collins received third place for the middle school in the Talent Show as well as a prize of $25. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Jarrod Young performs Lamentations of the Heart by Phillip Wesley on the piano. This was the first time that Young had ever performed in front of a live audience. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Jarrod Young performs Lamentations of the Heart by Phillip Wesley on the piano. This was the first time that Young had ever performed in front of a live audience. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Eighth grader Alexi Woodward sings her original song Here and Now on the piano. Woodward won first place in the middle school for this performance. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Eighth grader Alexi Woodward sings her original song Here and Now on the piano. Woodward won first place in the middle school for this performance. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Bridgett Kiernan performs Landfill by Daughter on the guitar. Kiernan taught herself to play the guitar when she was in sixth grade. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshman Bridgett Kiernan performs Landfill by Daughter on the guitar. Kiernan taught herself to play the guitar when she was in sixth grade. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
While the judges decide the winners, the a Capella group the Soundwaves performs three songs. Soundwaves perform at many various school and community events. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
While the judges decide the winners, the a Capella group the Soundwaves performs three songs. Soundwaves perform at many various school and community events. Credit: Phoebe Schwartz and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

 

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Volunteers package 40,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now

The Global Issues class hosted the Stop Hunger Now Packaging Day at Manchester Essex Regional High School on Saturday, April 12, 2014. The meals packaged consisted of rice based soybean fortified meals which can be made with just adding water.

Over 200 adults and students gathered to package and construct just over 40,000 meals. An assembly line was made by all the volunteers who were performing different tasks to efficiently package the meals. The filling station had volunteers adding rice, soy, vitamins, vegetables, and other ingredients into a bag that was sent to the sealing and weighing station. This station had volunteers weigh the meals so they were in-between 389 and 394 grams.

After the meals were weighed they were tightly sealed and sent to the truck. A gong was rung by students once every 4,000 meals were packaged, until there was a total of 40,000 meals packaged.

Manchester Essex Regional High School contributed to the growing number of 589,938 meals packaged in the past week. These meals are distributed worldwide to 65 third world countries.

 

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Sophomores Talk About Honesty in Advisory

Sophomore classes discuss admirable and bad qualities of character in advisory.  Led by their advisors, the students talk about the importance of honesty.  Over the past week sophomores were assigned to do at least three acts of kindness, and their actions were discussed in the

Sophomores Erin Carlson, Caisi Calandra, Julia Camille, and Henry Rohner listen to advisor Tamera Burns as she talks about the importance of honesty.  Burns discusses how lying can affect yourself and others. Credit: Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores Erin Carlson, Caisi Calandra, Julia Camille, and Henry Rohner listen to advisor Tamera Burns as she talks about the importance of honesty. Burns discusses how lying can affect yourself and others. Credit: Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Carlson, Calandra, and Camille write their answers to a prompt about honesty given to the advisory group.  This prompt concerns the moral dilemma of a man who is unsure whether to tell a girl whom he went on a date with that he will call her; even though he knows that he will not. Credit: Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Carlson, Calandra, and Camille write their answers to a prompt about honesty given to the advisory group. This prompt concerns the moral dilemma of a man who is unsure whether to tell a girl whom he went on a date with that he will call her; even though he knows that he will not. Credit: Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores Henry Rohner, Jack Hennigan, and George Lantz discuss their answers to the journal entries.  They talk about what they would say in the man’s situation given in the prompt and why. Credit: Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomores Henry Rohner, Jack Hennigan, and George Lantz discuss their answers to the journal entries. They talk about what they would say in the man’s situation given in the prompt and why. Credit: Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Josh Ward listens to advisor Tamera Burns as she speaks more about honesty after the students finish discussing the answers to their journal prompt.  Burns talks about how being honest makes one feel compared to how lying makes one feel. Credit: Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Josh Ward listens to advisor Tamera Burns as she speaks more about honesty after the students finish discussing the answers to their journal prompt. Burns talks about how being honest makes one feel compared to how lying makes one feel. Credit: Susie Buck for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Advisor Liz Edgerton discusses with the sophomore advisory what qualities make a good person. The advisory also addressed the qualities a person would find in a good or bad friend. Credit: Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Advisor Liz Edgerton discusses with the sophomore advisory what qualities make a good person. The advisory also addressed the qualities a person would find in a good or bad friend. Credit: Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Ben Schlegel explains his random act of kindness in the past week. Schlegel worked on helping his younger siblings, while other students in the advisory helped their friends through situations. Credit: Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Ben Schlegel explains his random act of kindness in the past week. Schlegel worked on helping his younger siblings, while other students in the advisory helped their friends through situations. Credit: Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Connor Senay reads the paper that is given to the advisory. The worksheet consisted of questions which provoked the students to consider their actions in certain situations such as finding 200 dollars on the street. Credit: Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sophomore Connor Senay reads the paper that is given to the advisory. The worksheet consisted of questions which provoked the students to consider their actions in certain situations such as finding 200 dollars on the street. Credit: Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Cyndi Aldrich Hosts Morning Meditation

Nurse Cyndi Aldrich instructs a meditation session every Tuesday and Thursday morning. Throughout the program, participators close their eyes and relax as Aldrich plays music and reads from a meditation guide. Aldrich’s ultimate goal in doing the Morning Meditation sessions is to provide a way of relieving any anxiety and stress students and faculty may develop throughout the school week.

Flyers describing the meditation program are hanging at different places around the school.  Nurse Cyndi Aldrich began this program in order to allow students to become relaxed and calm before the school day.  Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Flyers describing the meditation program are hanging at different places around the school. Nurse Cyndi Aldrich began this program in order to allow students to become relaxed and calm before the school day. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Aldrich sets up the music that she uses to create a feeling of relaxation during the meditation.  She usually uses solely instrumental music, but she occasionally uses tracks that include chanting monks. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Aldrich sets up the music that she uses to create a feeling of relaxation during the meditation. She usually uses solely instrumental music, but she occasionally uses tracks that include chanting monks. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Middle School principal Steve Guditus as well as middle school students participate in the meditation process. The meditation program begins at 7:15 every Tuesday and Thursday morning. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Middle School principal Steve Guditus as well as middle school students participate in the meditation process. The meditation program begins at 7:15 every Tuesday and Thursday morning. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Nurse Cyndi Aldrich leads the meditation process by reading from a relaxation book.  Aldrich made sure to keep her voice monotone and calm in order to set the relaxing tone. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Nurse Cyndi Aldrich leads the meditation process by reading from a relaxation book. Aldrich made sure to keep her voice monotone and calm in order to set the relaxing tone. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Middle school students visualize themselves as crystals as a method of relaxation. Both faculty and students participated in the Morning Meditation program.   Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex
Middle school students visualize themselves as crystals as a method of relaxation. Both faculty and students participated in the Morning Meditation program. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex

Aldrich rings the bell to signify the end of the meditation session.  This is a new addition to the morning program that she uses to begin and end the period. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Aldrich rings the bell to signify the end of the meditation session. This is a new addition to the morning program that she uses to begin and end the period. Credit: Susie Buck and Molly Lynch for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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