Thursday, October 29, 2009

STUDENTS SIGN UP FOR HOWE CARDS



Hanover's Howe Library visited school last week and registered 44 people for Howe Library cards. Fifteen were Hanover-resident students, fifteen were tuition students and fourteen were Dresden staff. Mary Lockhart (above) and former HHS librarian Mully Blight were the visitors.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

WILKOMMEN, NEUSTADT AN DER WEINSTRASSE!







Students from the Kurf├╝rst-Ruprecht-Gymnasium in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany visited Hanover High for two weeks in September and October. The 15 students stayed with local host families. HHS German teacher Uwe Goodall-Heising writes: German students had their own schedules and participated in Social Studies and English classes. Some even took tests and got them corrected. They also helped me in my German classes. These photos show German and American students in class and visiting Ben & Jerry's headquarters in Vermont. The German students attended a Hanover football game; the two in jerseys are Maren Klohr & Sophie Christman.

Hanover was among the first high schools to enroll in the German-American Partnership Program. The connection was later lost, but as of December 2008 HHS is an official member of the Program again. Students from both schools had visited each other in 2007/2008 under the Music Department's supervision. This fall students of both schools will visit each other under the umbrella of the Program for the first time. The GAPP is a non-profit high-school exchange program sponsored by the German Foreign Office and by the US Department of State.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

PICK YOUR ACTIVITIES AND JOIN UP!





Habitat for Humanity, Spanish Club, The Juggling Club, the Footlighters (drama), Quiz Bowl, Debate Club and -- captured here on video by junior Leo Murphy -- Dachords (acappella group) and Operation Day's Work (fundraising for underdeveloped countries). Plus a few dozen more. That was the Hanover High Activities Fair, 2009. Pick one or two and join up!

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Monday, October 19, 2009

FOOTLIGHTERS TO PRESENT "OUR TOWN"


The dates for the Thornton Wilder play, directed by Bryan Smith, are November 5, 6 and 7 in the HHS auditorium at 7:30. The cast of 25 includes seniors Skyler Patton, Eleanor Reid, Eric Mead, Julia Coulter and Nick O'Leary. Adult tickets are $8.00, students and senior citizens $5.00.

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

MR FALCONE, THE SINGING SCIENCE TEACHER (VIDEO)


Outside of school, science teacher Dan Falcone is the musical director of the North Country Chordsmen. In school he sings to his classes once a week. Here he's shown adding his talented fourth voice to a recording of the top hit of 1918, "After You've Gone." Video by Aurora Berger.

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

ACOUSTIC CAFE OPENS



On Tuesdays during activity period a corner of the atrium belongs to the Acoustic Cafe. Everyone is welcome to bring acoustic instruments. Students, left to right, Nate Hanna, Tom Levin, Matt Caulo. Teachers, left to right, Mr Stallsmith, Mr Barker, Mr Daley. Photos by Dottie Cheever.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

OCTOBER'S STUDENT OF THE MONTH: CAROLINE KETCHAM


Caroline Ketcham from Hanover is a dependable, good-natured and good-hearted student who does high-quality work. She plays the violin in the HHS Orchestra and is a member of the crew and the swim team. Caroline's greatest quality is her sincerity and compassion for others. She is a leader of ODW (Operation Day's Work) which this year is raising money to help start a school in Haiti. She worked in the Summer Enrichment At Dartmouth program which hosts students from inner-city schools.

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Monday, October 5, 2009

ALUMNI NOTES: NICK SINNOTT-ARMSTRONG A PRIZE-WINNER AT MONTREAL PROGRAMMING CONFERENCE

Nick Sinnott-Armstrong, class of 2009, co-authored the prize-winning paper in the first competition to focus on a new field of parallel computing called GPU processing. Nick and his two co-authors presented their paper in July at the 2009 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference in Montreal, where members of the audience voted on the overall winner.

Organizers described the competition as "focusing on the applications of genetic and evolutionary computation that can maximally exploit the parallelism provided by low-cost consumer graphical cards." It rewarded the best applications in terms of degree of parallelism obtained, overall speed-up and programming style.

The competition received 10 submissions, and the top three presented their work. Nick's winning entry was called “Using Evolutionary Computing on Consumer Graphics Hardware for Epistasis Analysis in Human Genetics.” For their work the trio received a Quadro FX 5800, a state-of-the-art graphics card made by the NVIDIA Corporation.

All papers can be found at the conference website: http://gpgpgpu.com/gecco2009/.

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