Junior class rewarded for winning Spirit Week

After winning two consecutive school spirit weeks, the junior class was rewarded with a pizza luncheon on May 19. Every year the high school holds two spirit weeks. Every day of spirit week is a different theme ranging from twin day, where students dress alike to be twins, to school colors day, where students dress in as many school colors as possible. Each class competes by having as many students as possible dressed up for whatever the theme of the day is. This year, the junior class won both spirit weeks giving them the prize of a pizza luncheon.

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Former Boston mayor gives Memorial Day speech to MS/HS

Both the middle and high school gathered together on Friday, May 27, before the three day weekend including Memorial Day. The assembly was in the gym and included performances from the high school band, chorus, and Sound Waves. The Memorial Day address was a special appearance from the former mayor of Boston, Ray Flynn.

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ASR speaker presents on dangers of concussions

Dr. Daniel H. Daneshvar of Boston University School of Medicine visited MERHS and presented on the long term effects of brain trauma in athletes on April 14. Dr. Daneshvar is the latest speaker in the ASR Speaker Series.

ASR is a two-year class taught by science teacher Maria Burgess where students learn about what is involved in scientific research. This ranges from reading and writing scientific papers to learning the ethics of scientific research. The highlight of the ASR class takes place outside of the classroom over the summer between junior and senior years; students participate in a 4 to 6 week internship in a scientific field of their choice. After their internships, students are expected to write a paper on their experiences and their research.

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ASR students present summer research at UNH symposium

On Thursday March 31 and Friday April 1, MERHS’s Authentic Science Research (ASR) class traveled to the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. The seniors of the ASR class presented the research they completed over their summer internship […]

On Thursday March 31 and Friday April 1, MERHS’s Authentic Science Research (ASR) class traveled to the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. The seniors of the ASR class presented the research they completed over their summer internship. They each made posters which were presented in a science fair at the symposium. These posters are now on display in the main hallway in the high school. High school students from all over New England attended. In addition to presenting, the ASR students attended oral presentations of research done by other high school students. This trip was made possible by ASR teacher Maria Burgess.

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ME Band plays Montreal Olympic Stadium

The Manchester Essex High School Band traveled to Montreal in March. The band, directed by Joseph Sokol, performed at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal and spent the rest of the weekend exploring and touring throughout the city. 

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DECA hosts succesful ‘highlighter dance’

This past Saturday, the 26th DECA organized the 2nd annual Highlighter Dance in order to celebrate their success at the state competition and to hold a social event for the students to get together in a fun environment. The purpose of the dance, aside from fundraising for DECA, was for the business and marketing students to learn about organization and other skills that will help with their future careers and lives […]

This past Saturday, the 26th DECA organized the 2nd annual Highlighter Dance in order to celebrate their success at the state competition and to hold a social event for the students to get together in a fun environment. The purpose of the dance, aside from fundraising for DECA, was for the business and marketing students to learn about organization and other skills that will help with their future careers and lives. A total of $350 was made, after calculating the expenses such as DJ BJ, with an attendance of 120 students, many of who are members of the DECA chapter. There were many contributions to the success of the dance, such as the effort put in by juniors Eliza Rohner and Anya Ciarametaro, who worked on making the dining hall look bright and fantastic. Principal Jim Lee and science teacher Erica Everett gave up their Saturday nights to chaperone the dance.

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Creative prom proposals on the rise (now with added pix!)

Seniors Drew Gosnell and Dylan Parlee, and junior Casey Weld went all out in asking their dates to prom this year.

Seniors Drew Gosnell and  Dylan Parlee, and junior Casey Weld went all out in asking their dates to prom this year. 

Dylan Parlee waited until halftime at the boys basketball game on Tuesday to go on the court, take the microphone, and asked senior Carina Taliaferro to prom in front of both teams and all the spectators.

She said yes.

Casey Weld worked with the main office in his plan to ask senior Oliva Colpoys to prom. She was called down to the office, and high school front office administrator Mary Lumsden told her that Principal James Lee needed to talk to her in the auditorium. When she walked in, Weld was there with flowers and “Will you go to prom with me?” projected up on the big screen on the stage.

She said yes.

Drew Gosnell donned a tuxedo to ask senior Molly Friedman to prom. Senior Grace Gillette went to find Molly studying in the library and asked her to go to her locker, however Molly said she needed to come speak to MEMO teacher Caroline Epp. Gosnell and a gaggle of his friends came looking for her in Epp’s room, but she was still in the library, so they went upstairs and found her in the hall. Gosnell dropped to one knee and offered her a large jewelry box. Inside was a cut out heart that said “Prom?”

She said yes.

If you plan an interesting proposal, please contact MEMO at eppc@mersd.org so that it can be documented.

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Senior Presents on Summer Internship based in Tissue Engineering

Senior Matt Bouwer is a member of Manchester Essex Regional High School’s Authentic Science Research (ASR) class. ASR is a two-year class taught by Science Teacher Maria Burgess where students learn about what is involved in scientific research. This ranges from reading and writing scientific papers to learning the ethics of scientific research […]

Senior Matt Bouwer is a member of Manchester Essex Regional High School’s Authentic Science Research (ASR) class. ASR is a two-year class taught by Science Teacher Maria Burgess where students learn about what is involved in scientific research. This ranges from reading and writing scientific papers to learning the ethics of scientific research. The highlight of the ASR class takes place outside of the classroom over the summer between junior and senior years; students participate in a 4 to 6 week internship in a scientific field of their choice. After their internships, students are expected to write a paper on their experiences and their research.

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Senior presents on summer internship, talks about leukemia research

Senior Laurel Edington is a member of Manchester Essex Regional High School’s Authentic Science Research (ASR) class. ASR is a two-year class taught by Science Teacher Maria Burgess where students learn about what is involved in scientific research. This ranges from reading and writing scientific papers to learning the ethics of scientific research. […]

                Senior Laurel Edington is a member of Manchester Essex Regional High School’s Authentic Science Research (ASR) class. ASR is a two-year class taught by Science Teacher Maria Burgess where students learn about what is involved in scientific research. This ranges from reading and writing scientific papers to learning the ethics of scientific research. The highlight of the ASR class takes place outside of the classroom over the summer between junior and senior years; students participate in a 4 to 6 week internship in a scientific field of their choice. After their internships, students are expected to write a paper on their experiences and their research.

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Manchester and Essex battered by multiple storms

The Manchester Essex Regional School district has lost five days of instruction to snow this year. With storms hitting the area almost every week since the new year, both communities are feeling overwhelmed by the weather.

The last round of storms were on Wednesday February 2 and Thursday February 3.  Students were released half an hour early on Wednesday and school was cancelled on Thursday.

During last week’s twin storms, MEMO photojournalists documented the impact on both towns.

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