Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Science teacher Sally Hair writes: Student and community musicians raised money for Haiti relief in a variety show on February 12th in the HHS auditorium. The student-run a capella group Hilights are shown in the photo. HHS's "A Valentine for Haiti" has raised $4,000 (so far) for the medical group Partners in Health, through a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses; bake sales; and direct donations to Partners in Health. Click here to donate on the "A Valentine for Haiti" page on the Partners in Health website.

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Monday, February 22, 2010


HHS debaters won several awards at the State Championship Tournament held at the Vermont State House in Montpelier. Katherine Chen and Annelise Brinck-Johnson were State Championship Finalists and won the 2nd Place Overall Team Award and 1st Place Novice Team Award. All three teams fielded by this brand-new HHS club successfully advanced through the qualifying rounds.

Katherine Chen won the 1st Place Speaker Award in the tournament and John Gehlbach received the 4th Place Speaker Award. Click here for the WCAX-TV Channel 3 news story and a short video on the tournament.

Congratulations also to Katherine, Annelise and Amanda Washington for winning many team and speaker awards at regular-season tournaments.

The Debate Club meets every Friday activity period in Ms. Cluff’s room 203. Everyone is welcome for snacks and extemporaneous mini-debates on fun topics. For more info, please visit the Club’s website at and watch this video blog by Katherine Chen and Amanda Washington.

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Monday, February 15, 2010


Seniors Heidi Katz and Kelsey Herrmann-Stanzel write: Our HHS dog-rescue club has been working for a year with CARA, a no-kill, non-profit animal shelter, located in in Jackson, Mississippi. Right now we are trying to get four dogs from the shelter adopted: Chloe, Alice, Shelby and Moby (the dogs in the pictures above). We have raised money for vaccinations for these dogs which lowers the cost of adopting them to $125. If you or anyone you know is interested in adopting a dog, please contact or
If you would like to adopt please contact us and also apply online:
To learn more about the dogs and the shelter you can read below, or check out the website:

CARA is a non profit "no-kill" animal rescue group in Jackson, MS that provides food, shelter and care for hundreds of abused, unwanted, and stray animals. CARA is operated by volunteers and part-time employees. The expenses for our programs and services are supported by private donations from individuals, businesses, & fund raising events throughout the year. We receive no funds from the city, county, state or federal government.

The shelter manager writes: Alice was pretty banged up when we got her, with the bad cut on her paw and having her shoulder sewed up. Shelby was so traumatized by whatever had happened to her, that she was afraid of everyone and everything, until she met Alice. They were so innocent even after all that they had gone through. They are sweethearts; all they want  is for someone to play with them and give them lots of love. They love  attention! Right now Alice is still in that gangly puppy stage, all puppy (half grown).She will make someone an excellent best friend.  Shelby is still a little reserved with strangers, but will make a great watch dog. Once you get her trust,you will see what a great pet she will make. Together,they can climb mountains!!
Although we never did got them housebroken, they are paper trained for the cold days , when we bring them in from the bad weather. They have never shown any signs of aggression in any way. They will share their food,I F they just absolutely have to !
When Shelby came here,she and Alice were best buddies from Day One. What a pair! They act more like sisters than anything else. One is not happy without the other one. Whichever one is left at home will whine until the other one is back again.What a reunion!! Please try and keep these two together.They have been through so much already, I would hate to break their heart again by separating them.
Moby and Chloe were rescued by a truck driver when they were 3 months old at by the side of the road where they had been dumped along with their sister, who has already been adopted. In March they will be around 2 years old. The shelter manager said they were very sweet and playful and got along with other dogs. They have had limited exposure to children and probably no exposure to cats.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Dr. Brian Remillard, who recently returned from helping with earthquake relief in Haiti, will speak to HHS students in an upcoming sociology class. His topic is "How Society Influences the Delivery of Health Care," with the disaster in Haiti as an example. The class meets from 9:50 to 10:40 AM on February 11th in the HHS auditorium. All are welcome. Dr Remillard is a nephrologist at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

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The Hanover High Student to Student club is hosting a Contra Dance! The money raised will go directly to Partners In Health for Haiti relief. David Millstone, a former teacher in the district, will be calling the family-friendly barn-style dance. All are welcome and encouraged to come join us in the HHS gym on Febuary 27th from 5-7pm for fun for a good cause. Donations big and small are welcome. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Bensen at

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Monday, February 8, 2010


Keegan Dufty from Norwich, VT is Hanover High's February Student of the Month. A humble and genuinely talented athlete, Keegan plays basketball and rows for the crew. He hopes to be a writer and is interested in creative writing. He is also co-leader of the “Sorethroats” which is a student-run, male a cappella group. Keegan is a sincere and widely respected student whose good will and positive spirit make him a student everyone likes. To quote one of his teachers...”He rocks!”

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