Junior Advisories Address Resumes

For the second time of the new year, advisory groups met throughout the school. Juniors talked about career planning. This information is targeted to juniors as they are embarking on both jobs and college planning.

 

Juniors in physical education teacher Tom Durfee’s advisory listen to him addressing the importance of resumes. Whether they have had job experience or not, Durfee said that resumes are a great way to organize and present accomplishments. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Juniors in physical education teacher Tom Durfee’s advisory listen to him addressing the importance of resumes. Whether they have had job experience or not, Durfee said that resumes are a great way to organize and present accomplishments. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Athletic Director Kelly Porcaro hands out papers to help students understand the importance of interviews. The worksheet addressed commonly asked questions for job and college interviews.  Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Athletic Director Kelly Porcaro hands out papers to help students understand the importance of interviews. The worksheet addressed commonly asked questions for job and college interviews. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Durfee explains the steps to achieving a good resume. He encourages being involved with the community and other outside activities.  Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Durfee explains the steps to achieving a good resume. He encourages being involved with the community and other outside activities. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Down in the fitness room, two advisory groups are merged. As the entire high school participates in advisory, it’s difficult  to find space to talk to students in the school.  Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Down in the fitness room, two advisory groups are merged.
As the entire high school participates in advisory, it’s difficult to find space to talk to students in the school. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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GALLERY: 380 students/faculty take Ice Bucket Challenge

In an event coordinated by the school’s DECA program, over 380 students, faculty, and staff participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money to help fight Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Participants made a donation of at least $10 to be a part of the challenge.  Cape Pond Ice generously helped by donating ice, and Home Depot donated many of the buckets used in the event.

The DECA students challenged 220,000 other DECA students across the USA and seven other countries to take the challenge, and as well, MERHS challenged the 950,000 + students in Massachusetts to take the challenge.

Pete Frates is a Beverly native who has ALS and was the inspiration for the original Ice Bucket Challenge. His father, John Frates, attended the MEMS/MERHS event and spoke to the participants about the cause.

Over $6,000 was raised by the school community for The ALS Association.

 

 

 

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Students apply laws of physics to golf

Junior Troy Ciarametaro gave a presentation on the physics of golf and how golf depends on many of the equations students learn about in physics. Since the seniors have graduated, the juniors left in the class have worked on independent projects.

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Junior Troy Ciarametaro sets up his lab after his presentation about the physics of golf. In the lab, students practiced putting and attempted to apply what they learned to their golf swings. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Juniors Katie Glidden, Abbey Martin, and Alex Thompson read the instructions on the lab sheet. Each junior was required to give a presentation on a topic of their choice before the end of the year. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Ciarametaro shows his classmates the correct putting form. Ciarametaro brought in a small putting green to simulate a golf like situation. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

 

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Martin practices her putting technique. It took each student a couple of tries before getting the hole. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Ciarametaro explains the pros and cons of a putter with a thick shaft versus a thin shaft. Ciarametaro brought in two different putters to give students an option to choose from. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
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Martin fills in her lab handout based on the information she learned during the activity. A golf swing is centered around the concept of a pendulum. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Physics teacher Deb Nolan practices the golf lab. Each student was required to accompany their presentations with a lab or activity. Credit: Olivia Lantz for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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GALLERY: Graduation 2014 – Part 1

The class of 2014 graduated on Friday June 6th at Hyland Field. The ceremony started with bag pipers and drummers, leading the procession of faculty and graduates onto the field. A group of senior girls sang the national anthem.  Assistant Principal Paul Murphy, Principal Patricia Puglisi, and Superintendent Pamela Beaudoin all gave speeches to the class and audience.

Following the administrations speeches, class president Erik Rajunas spoke about his journey through high school and about his class. Then Madeline Dahlen spoke as the Salutatorian of the class. The last speech from the students of the class of 2014 was given by Valedictorian Lindsey Duff, who chose to write a letter to the world about her class.

The class speaker was English teacher Daniel Koughan, who spoke for the third time at graduation in the past five years. He gave the graduates pieces of advice gleaned from important works of literature. After the diplomas were awarded, the students flipped their tassels and were officially finished with school at MERSD.

 

PROGRAM

 

PROCESSIONAL

 

FACULTY                                     Creagan More Pipes and Drums

 

GRADUATES                “Pomp and Circumstance” by Edward Elgar

                                                                MERSD Band, Mr. Joseph Sokol, Director

 

NATIONAL ANTHEM                                    Evanthia Boling, Sofia del Valle, Lindsey Duff,

Elizabeth Higgins, Molly McCoy, Hannah Parker, Alexandra Valenti, Elizabeth White

                                                                    

 

WELCOME                                   Mr. Paul F. Murphy, Assistant Principal

 

 

SUPERINTENDENT                      Ms. Pamela Beaudoin, Superintendent

 

 

CLASS ADDRESS/GIFT                Class Officers: Erik Rajunas, Evanthia Boling,

William Burnham, Alyssa Shepard

 

 

SALUTATORIAN ADDRESS         Madeline Kelley Dahlin                         

 

 

VALEDICTORIAN ADDRESS       Lindsey W. Duff 

 

 

PRESENTATION                           Ms. Patricia Puglisi, Principal

OF SCHOLARSHIPS /

REMARKS

 

COMMENCEMENT                      Mr. Daniel Koughan

ADDRESS                                                     English Department

 

 PRESENTATIONS OF                  Ms. Linda Crosby, School Committee Chair

DIPLOMAS                                   Ms. Pamela Beaudoin, Superintendent

                                                     Ms. Patricia Puglisi, Principal

                                                     Mr. Paul F. Murphy, Assistant Principal

               

RECESSIONAL                             “Summon the Heroes” by John Williams

                                                              Arranged by Michael Sweeney   

                                                          

CLASS SONG                                “Good Vibrations” by Amir Quadeer Shakir,

            a.k.a. M.C. Spice,  for Marky Mark

            and the Funky Bunch

 

JUNIOR MARSHALLS                   Emily Moore – Craig Carter   

 

 

 

 

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Brousseau shows audience pictures of his composting facility and lays out the general process. The food the school composts goes to farms similar to these, gets disposed into the ground where worms and other insects decompose the material by using oxygen which produces a nutrient- rich fertilizer that then gets sold to farms to produce more vegetables. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Brousseau shows audience pictures of his composting facility and lays out the general process. The food the school composts goes to farms similar to these, gets disposed into the ground where worms and other insects decompose the material by using oxygen which produces a nutrient- rich fertilizer that then gets sold to farms to produce more vegetables. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Bill Vachon informs the team of the possible problems that can occur with wind turbines, although they’re safe and efficient for the most part. The easiest way to avoid wind turbine problems is to properly implant the machine at least 1000 feet away from civilization to avoid “Turbine Syndrome” which is caused by audible turbines. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Bill Vachon informs the team of the possible problems that can occur with wind turbines, although they’re safe and efficient for the most part. The easiest way to avoid wind turbine problems is to properly implant the machine at least 1000 feet away from civilization to avoid “Turbine Syndrome” which is caused by audible turbines. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The Green Team listens as Bill Vachon gives presentation on wind turbines. Turbines can have a blade tip speed up to 170 mph and can generate enough electricity to fill hundreds of homes depending on size. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The Green Team listens as Bill Vachon gives presentation on wind turbines. Turbines can have a blade tip speed up to 170 mph and can generate enough electricity to fill hundreds of homes depending on size. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Expert on wind turbines Bill Vachon explains the importance of wind turbine usage in attempt to increase the amount of turbines in the US. Currently in the United States, there are 52,000 megawatts installed through wind turbines, which is enough to power 13 million homes. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Expert on wind turbines Bill Vachon explains the importance of wind turbine usage in attempt to increase the amount of turbines in the US. Currently in the United States, there are 52,000 megawatts installed through wind turbines, which is enough to power 13 million homes. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Green team director Eric Magers reviews basic chemical elements with the team before Andrew Brousseau presents. Magers tries to continually encourage the team as well as the community to be as eco-friendly as possible with proper disposal of waste and compost in the dining hall. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Green team director Eric Magers reviews basic chemical elements with the team before Andrew Brousseau presents. Magers tries to continually encourage the team as well as the community to be as eco-friendly as possible with proper disposal of waste and compost in the dining hall. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Former Manchester- Essex graduate Andrew Brousseau presents to the team about different necessary chemical elements in regards to organic waste. Brousseau informs the class about aluminum recycling and shows Google Maps images of an aluminum recycling facility in Florida. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Former Manchester- Essex graduate Andrew Brousseau presents to the team about different necessary chemical elements in regards to organic waste. Brousseau informs the class about aluminum recycling and shows Google Maps images of an aluminum recycling facility in Florida. Credit: Margaret Adams for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The other teams quickly catch on to the efficient method of kicking the tarp to launch their animal. As one person kicks the tarp, the other 7-8 students hold onto it tightly to ensure that it won’t fall while someone kicks it. Credit: Julia Potter for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The other teams quickly catch on to the efficient method of kicking the tarp to launch their animal. As one person kicks the tarp, the other 7-8 students hold onto it tightly to ensure that it won’t fall while someone kicks it. Credit: Julia Potter for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Durfee reaches up to catch a fish that had flown into the air. Each team has a few minutes to practice their techniques before competing against the other two teams. Credit: Julia Potter for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Durfee reaches up to catch a fish that had flown into the air. Each team has a few minutes to practice their techniques before competing against the other two teams. Credit: Julia Potter for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
While her team holds the tarp, seventh grader Suzy Morton uses the tactic of kicking the tarp while the fish is on the edge to try and put her team in the lead. To follow the requirements, Morton will have to grab hold of the tarp right before she kicks the tarp. Credit: Julia Potter for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
While her team holds the tarp, seventh grader Suzy Morton uses the tactic of kicking the tarp while the fish is on the edge to try and put her team in the lead. To follow the requirements, Morton will have to grab hold of the tarp right before she kicks the tarp. Credit: Julia Potter for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students try to place the animal in the position that would give them the best chance of catching it once it is in the air. One rule for this challenge is that the animal must be launched at least above the students’ heads. Credit: Julia Potter for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students try to place the animal in the position that would give them the best chance of catching it once it is in the air. One rule for this challenge is that the animal must be launched at least above the students’ heads. Credit: Julia Potter for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

The second of two challenges the students were faced with was to not only launch the fish in the air, but to also catch it with the tarp as many times as they can. The team members must work together to move in the direction of the animal, and to position themselves underneath it to catch it. Credit: Julia Potter for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The second of two challenges the students were faced with was to not only launch the fish in the air, but to also catch it with the tarp as many times as they can. The team members must work together to move in the direction of the animal, and to position themselves underneath it to catch it. Credit: Julia Potter for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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Gallery: Spirit Week – Friday Hornets Pride and Pep Rally

Fall Spirit Week ended with students wearing the school colors to show of their Spirit and both the middle and the high schools attended at pep rally to kick off the events for Homecoming Weekend.

 

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