Thursday, April 29, 2010

BEHIND THE BLOG: MARCH INTENSIVE 2010

Senior Dan Morrison writes: Ever wonder just who writes the articles you read on the HHS blog? Here is your chance to find out. During four days during March Intensive, seven students learned just what it takes to be a blogger. They learned skills in journalism, photo and video editing, and so much more. They all either learned new technological knowledge they held, or even shared some they already had, all to give the HHS blog a healthy sum of fresh stories ready to post day by day.

The group consisted of two seniors, one junior, and four freshmen, who came together and worked very hard. Whether it was working on longer stories about the March Intensive or of a single course, or making short videos using special effects just for fun, the group worked well, and gained a lot of useful knowledge, as well as keeping the blog stocked with new stories for at least two weeks. The instructors, Mr. Buck and Dr. Hair, both were excellent teacher, but they learned as much from the students about technology as the students learned form them about journalism. Now that there are seven trained bloggers in the school, Mr. Buck had better watch out -- he’s got competition. But without any doubt, the Blog will be featuring stories by the young bloggers for quite a while.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

HHS VOCAL GROUP AT CARNEGIE HALL (ALSO BROADWAY AND LINCOLN CENTER) (VIDEO)

Juniors Meghan Licciardi (at right) and Sharina Stearne talk about the HHS Chorus trip to New York during April break. The chorus volunteers had a workshop with the cast of the Broadway show "Wicked," rehearsed in a huge practice room at Lincoln Center, and performed on Saturday, April 17 in the Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall.


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Monday, April 26, 2010

STATE CHAMPS MEET THE GOVERNOR


The HHS girls' ice-hockey team traveled to Concord to meet Governor John Lynch after winning the state championship. Four Marauder forwards ranked among the top ten in scoring in the state, and their second line scored over 90 points this season. The team surrendered the fewest goals, and drew the fewest penalties in the state by a wide margin. All this while earning a team academic Grade Point Average of 3.69!

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Friday, April 16, 2010

HHS TAKES FIRST IN TWIN STATE MATH LEAGUE; SENIORS JAYANTI, GUAN AND OTHERS REACH TOP TEN OVERALL.


Math Teacher Greta Mills writes: The Math Team participated in 11 meets this year, and has been invited to a 12th contest sponsored by the New England Association of Math Leagues.

We took part in the Twin State Math League with schools from Vermont and New Hampshire. Teams are determined by grade. HHS's Senior division (grades 11-12) ranked first for the year after winning three of four meets and placing third at the last meet. Senior Sucharita Jayanti placed first for the the season and Senior Wendy Guan placed in the top ten overall for the season.

The Intermediate division (grades 9 - 10) ranked first for the year after winning three of four meets and placing second at the last one. Freshman Katherine Chen placed second overall for the season, with Siddhartha Jayanti, Daniel Hernandez-Martinez and Matthew Jin placing in the top ten overall for the season.

The Math Team also participated in six on-site meets sponsored by the New England Math Leagues. Hanover earned the third-highest overall score among participating NH schools. Our top five HHS competitors were Daniel Hernandez-Martinez, Sucharita Jayanti, Matthew Jin, Katherine Chen, and Scout Wallace.

On March 25, the Hanover Math Team went to Plymouth where we placed third for our division.

We have been invited to the New England Association of Math Leagues meet in Canton MA. This is the ninth year in a row that the Hanover Math Team has qualified.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

SEEN IN THE HALLS: COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2010. VOTE TUESDAY APRIL 14


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QUIZ BOWL TEAM WINS NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Coach Bill Murphy writes: Congratulations to the Hanover Quiz Bowl team which won the New Hampshire Quiz Bowl League state championship on April 11. They defeated four other regional winners (Bishop Brady, Philips Exeter Academy, Londonderry and Gorham) as well as the three at-large winners (Portsmouth Christian Academy, Kingswood and Winnisquam). The members of the Hanover team are captain Nick O'Leary, Eleanor Reid, Aaron Watanabe, and Gabe Brison.

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Monday, April 5, 2010

CHORUS TO PERFORM IN NEW YORK (VIDEO)

Forty-one students from the Hanover High Chorus will be performing Vaughan Williams's Dona Nobis Pacem in the Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, April 17. This special concert called "War and Peace" involves guest conductors and performers from around the country. The HHS students have been holding extra rehearsals here since October, and will rehearse more with other choruses in New York. The guest conductor for HHS will be Judith Willoughby, a professor of conducting and choral music education at Oklahoma City University. Video by Emily Yukica, class of 2011.

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Friday, April 2, 2010

EMILY BENSEN, STUDENT OF THE MONTH FOR APRIL


Emily Bensen from Norwich, VT is Hanover High's Student of the Month for April. Emily's life is all about giving herself and her time back to the community and school. She is a member of Student to Student and a volunteer at the Good Neighbor Clinic. She finds time to play field hockey and be a Ford Sayre skier. Emily is a bright and authentic student with a positive, upbeat attitude who connects with all members of the school. .

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