Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
HAVE YOU SEEN THE HHS YOUTUBE ABOUT THE 6,000 BOUNCY BALLS? OR THE "WHAT'S HOT/WHAT'S NOT" RULES FOR STUDENT DANCES?
Dan Morrison, class of 2010, writes: It seems in this modern age no one is beyond the reach of Youtube, not even Hanover High School. The most surprising of the Youtube videos about HHS was videoed in 2008. When the senior class of 2008 played their prank (a high-school tradition), the video of 6,000 bouncy balls being poured from the bridge into the atrium went online the same day as the prank took place, with impressive editing and angles. The two minute and twenty four second video has been viewed 5,603 times over the past two years, and the school hasn’t even had that many students in that time, so the post had some popularity on Youtube.
Once that video went out, it seemed as if the doors had opened to a new way to view Hanover High School. Several major competitions of the Hanover High School Quiz Bowl team are filmed by New Hampshire Public TV, and edited like a real game show, which is then posted on Youtube for anyone to watch. The most recent of these Quiz Bowl videos has 272 views currently. If this kind of video has proven anything to HHS, it’s that Youtube has its academic values, as well as entertainment uses.
HHS's council picked up on the trend, and when the need called for new rules for dances, Youtube came to the rescue. HHS sophomores Chris Tecca and Forrest Miller were filmed explaining the new rules of dances, with several humorous notes in their video, but also a proper level of actual rules. So far the video was a success, with 725 views, but also, the rules were all a success.
Youtube might come across as just a silly bunch of home-made videos, but when put to more practical uses for entertainment or education, it can easily find a home in the heart of HHS. We hope that Youtube will continue to keep an open door to students and the school in general to get the word out on just what goes on here at Hanover High School.
Friday, March 26, 2010
What a day! In the Vermont state championship finals, the Quiz Bowl teams of Hanover and Essex High School finished the regulation period tied and went to a tie-breaker. The Hornets of Essex won the tie-breaker 2-0 and beat Hanover's Marauders by the incredibly close score of Essex 237, Hanover 235.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Sophomore Will Fenner makes a half turn on the Rubik's Cube, and snaps a picture. He then rotates the side a half inch more, and snaps another. Another student, George Papadoliopoulos, is making a story about a ninja battle. It begins with one ninja holding a sword to the other's neck. He then moves one of the ninja's feet and snaps another picture. The stop motion animation March Intensive takes skill and patience. In the second floor computer lab in Hanover High, fourteen students are making stop motion films. First a student must come up with a story that a stop motion animation will tell. Making the stop motion video itself includes moving the object of the film ever so slightly and taking a picture, then moving it again, ever so slightly, and taking another picture. This process goes on until the pictures can be watched as a fluid video. Posted by Rain Yesman and Theo Tsapakos.Read more!
Monday, March 22, 2010
In the March Intensive course "Longboard Collective" students designed and constructed their own longboards. Longboards, as opposed to skateboards, are closer to a form of transportation and made for riding, as opposed to doing tricks. The body of the board is generally much longer (hence the name) and the wheels and axle have much less friction against pavement than a normal skateboard. This allows for faster and smoother travel. Trucks on longboards are looser so the rider can make tighter turns. This video shows students trying out the longboards that they designed and built themselves in the HHS woodshop. Posted by Adrian Glouchevitch and Theo Tsapakos.
Click the links at the top of the right-hand column to see still photos by the Longboard Collective .
Friday, March 19, 2010
So far the following fifty colleges have admitted HHS seniors from the class of 2010, the Guidance Department announced.
Arizona State University
Carnegie Mellon University
Colorado School of Mines
Franklin Pierce University
Johnson & Wales University
Keene State College
University of Mary Washington
University of Michigan
New England College
University of New Hampshire
University of Notre Dame
Nova Southeastern University
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Savannah College of Art and Design
University of St. Andrews (Scotland)
St. Lawrence University
The University of Tampa
United States Naval Academy
University of Vermont
Posted by Hanoverlife at 12:19 PM
"I’ve always loved physical activities, especially climbing. That’s why we signed up for this March Intensive course," said Bizzy Gow and Sam Finley, HHS freshmen. Richard Davis said, “I enjoy being able to see the sixth-graders climb to the top of one of the elements, and reach their goals. It’s also really funny to watch them fall of the beam,” held by safety ropes.
So far this week HHS freshmen have been able to climb different structures in the gym. They’ve done the inside giant swing, cargo net, climbing wall, high beam, and uneven beams. Each element brings up new skills in which students need to mentally and physically challenge themselves. One of Jenna Boillotat’s goals is to have fun even though she’s not in a group with her friends. Sam agrees, “My one and only goal this week is to have fun!”
For four days the ninth-graders belayed the ropes and helped sixth-graders from other schools reach their goals on the different climbing elements. HHS freshmen will take away several skills: the ability to work better with younger kids, and to learn to belay and climb better. Due to a recent arm injury Richard wasn’t able to help belay, but he’s documenting the adventure programming on film. He says he’ll be a lot better at taking videos by the end of the week and that would be a great skill to have.
“Adventure Programming” is a great learning experience for the ninth-graders and the sixth-graders involved. Richard says, “The ninth-graders need to be responsible, and sixth-graders look up to the ninth-graders, one, because they're shorter, and two, because they're younger.” Both Sam and Bizzy said they chose this March Intensive because outside of school they love to climb trees, rocks, mountains, and other physical activities like that. This March Intensive involves a lot of strength, focus and listening skills. It’s been a fun week for the people doing “Adventure Programming." It's been a very challenging week, taking a toll on everyone’s hands, but it was worth it to help out the sixth graders! Posted by Gen Bristol (story and photos) and Adrian Glouchevitch (video).
Thursday, March 18, 2010
What could be a better way to spend the week of March Intensive than eating chocolate? We interviewed seniors Julia Coulter and Ari Brown who said the reason they signed up for "From Jungle to Truffle" was because they loved chocolate.
Julia noticed the class when she was a sophomore and thought it looked like a lot of fun so this year she signed up. Ari Brown says, “I enjoy chocolate and free food … and Julia.” In "From Jungle to Truffle" you learn where chocolate originated, and how it’s made into the chocolate bars we buy at the stores. The class includes tastings, and tons of delicious kinds of chocolate. Students can get a better appreciation for chocolate and are able to try different brands like Dagoba, which is Ari Brown’s favorite! Dagoba is an organic chocolate made in USA. Posted by Adrian Glouchevitch and Gen Bristol.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
About 145 students from seven Upper Valley high schools attended HHS's recent poetry-recitation contest for foreign languages. Winners were chosen in beginner, intermediate and advanced levels by outside judges.
These three videos show students reciting in French, Spanish and Latin. Those who volunteered to recite for the camera came from Kearsarge, Windsor and Hanover. French and Spanish students memorized their poems. Latin reciters read their passages, since Latin classes don't practice conversation as modern languages do.
"Life and Times" apologizes for the delay in finishing this video-report.
Click "read more" to see the complete awards list including Windsor, Rivendell, Hartford, Kimball Union, Kearsarge and Hanover.
FRENCH AWARD WINNERS
1. Rachael Garnjost (Windsor)
2. Samantha Cline (Windsor)
3. Sophie Mott (Hanover)
1. Gwynn Lyons (Hanover)
2. Isaac Dayno (KUA)
3. Kathy Dupre (Windsor)
1. Wendy Guan (Hanover)
2. Rebecca Schwarz (Hanover) + Courtney Conner (Kearsarge)
3. Lara Kehrer (Kearsarge)
1. Lynda Borowy (Hanover)
2. Tessa Hill (Hanover)
3. Molly Robinson (Hartford)
1. Clio Doyle (Hanover)
2. Carl Tischbein (Hanover)
3. Lauren Hoh (Hanover) + Abidjan Walker (Hanover)
1. Katie Brechbühl (Hanover)
2. Nick Bernold (Hanover)
3. Jordan Hitchcock (Hanover)
1. Hannah Sobel (Hanover)
2. David White (Hanover)
3. Rita Stephenson (Hanover)
1. Gregory Brunette (Kearsarge)
2. Elias Mills (Kearsarge)
3. Clio Doyle (Hanover)
1. Cecilia Riccardi (Kearsarge)
2. Alex Keeley (Hanover)
3. Tyler Ray (Hanover)
1. Molly Pierson (Rivendell)
2. Thomas Slater (Hanover)
3. Chloe Connelly (Hanover)
1. Nick Bernold (Hanover)
2. Suzanne Ketchan (Hanover)
3. Amber Brooks (Rivendell)
1. Sean Gemunden (Hanover)
2. Katie Gougelet (Hanover)
3. Clio Doyle (Hanover)
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
ALUMNI NOTES: WANT TO CHAT ABOUT POLICE WORK AND THE LAW? DROP BY THE ATRIUM AND ASK DETECTIVE MATT UFFORD (VIDEO)
Hanover Detective Matt Ufford, HHS class of 1997, coaches lacrosse at school and is working to further the rapport between police and students. "I'll be visiting HHS once a week on Tuesday afternoons. I'll be in the atrium for any students who'd like to drop by and ask questions about police work, the law, and what it's like to be a police officer." Officers used to visit HHS for lunch, and they were members of HHS's Council, the school's governing body. Matt is bringing back that tradition.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Hannah Kearney, HHS class of 2004 and gold-medal winner at the 2010 Winter Olympics, spoke outside the school on Feb. 28: "Thank you, thank you. I just got off the plane from Vancouver a few minutes ago. I want to thank all the teachers who helped me be a better person and allowed me to ski. When we had x-days I didn't leave the school -- I went to the library and sat down in those little carrels and studied. So thank you all for coming out, and I thought you'd like to get a look at this medal!" Photos by Pete Lange.
Monday, March 1, 2010
Miriam is the Concertmaster for the band and plays the oboe. She has been in the New England Music Festival for three years and in her senior year holds the First Chair for the NH All-State Music Festival. She also won a position in the All-Eastern Convention (National Association for Music Education, called MENC) which chooses only two per cent of its performers from New Hampshire. Miriam is a kind, quiet, unassuming student who is often seen helping her friends with school work. It is said, "Some of the best leaders are the quiet ones who lead by example" –- Miriam is one of them.