Student Spotlight


Senior Brendon Lewis Wins VFW Essay Contest

posted by Central Webmaster

Senior Brendon Lewis was recently honored by the VFW for placing first in District 6 for his Voice of Democracy essay.  Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars' (VFW) premier scholarship program since 1947.  Nearly 40,000 high school students compete in the competition annually.  The Voice of Democracy program requires students to write and record an audio essay on a patriotic theme determined each year.  This year's essay theme was "American History:  Our Hope for the Future".  Brendon competed against other students from across the area and was awarded First Place in the district for his outstanding essay. 

Congratulations, Brendon!


Roric Cunningham Accepted to National Youth Orchestra of the United States

posted Feb 2, 2018, 10:52 AM by Central Webmaster

Junior Roric Cunningham has been selected as a cellist to the National Youth Orchestra of the United States.  A tremendous honor, the NYO-USA is organized by Carnegie Hall and "brings together the brightest young players ages 16-19".  Roric, a junior and cellist in Central's Orchestra, will travel as part of the NYO-USA and perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City, and throughout Asia with stops in Taipei, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, and Daejeon. 

To learn more about the program, click here

Congratulations, Roric!


Gabriella Leonard Honored as Wendy's High School Heisman Winner

posted Jan 29, 2018, 5:18 AM by Central Webmaster

Earlier this year, Gabriella Leonard was chosen as the NH State Female Winner of the Wendy's High School Heisman.  Last week, there was a celebration in her honor at the Wendy's on Candia Road in Manchester where members of the community honored Gabriella and the Heisman Trophy made an appearance. 

The Wendy's High School Heisman recognizes high character student-athletes who have displayed excellence and integrity both on and off the field.  For Gabriella, taking the easy way out or cutting corners isn't an option and Wendy's is proud to honor their dedication.  

Gabriella's prestigious State Winner title awards her a $1,000 college scholarship and a silver Heisman medal.  From the group of State Winners, 10 National Finalists were selected and one female and one male winner will be honored as National Winners of the Wendy’s High School Heisman and their scholarship will increase to $10,000. 

Like the Heisman Memorial Trophy®, Wendy’s believes in the pursuit of athletic and academic excellence with integrity. Since 1994, Wendy’s and the Heisman Trophy Trust have been running the same play to perfection: honoring more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed students. Our partnership succeeds because we share a common set of values wherein going above and beyond is the norm. We want to honor students who do the same and profile their stories of perseverance as a way to inspire the tomorrow’s senior class.

Senior Declan Knieriem was also selected as a NH State Finalist  Declan will receive a bronze Heisman medal, a State Finalist patch, and a $25 Wendy's gift card.  


Sophomore Karishma Manchanda Named NH State Scholar of the Month

posted Dec 13, 2017, 11:29 AM by Central Webmaster

For the month of November, Sophomore Karishma Manchanda has been named the New Hampshire Scholar of the Month.  Sponsored by the NH Association of School Principals, the Francis Wayland Parker Scholar of the Month program is a state-wide initiative that recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of students across the state of New Hampshire.  Karshima has been named the state winner for the month of November and this is the second time she has won the honor; last year she earned the title as freshman.  

Karishma has a perfect 4.0 GPA in an advanced academic schedule at Central and she is involved in a wide range of extracurricular activities.  In addition to serving as captain of the math team, and a member of Key Club, Karishma volunteers at the local soup kitchen, and is a highly accomplished dancer.  To read about Karishma's essay and accomplishments, click here for the article in the Union Leader.

The Francis Wayland Park Scholar of the Month Program is an academic recognition award developed to promote academic recognition of students.  A panel of seven judges chosen from prominent citizens and business leaders in the state make the selection of the Scholar of the Month.  In May, all monthly winners and their families will be honored at an awards ceremony.  At that time, the Francis Wayland Parker Scholar of the Year will be announced and awarded a $2000 scholarship.  To learn more about the program, see your counselor.



12 Central Musicians Earn Spot in NH All-State Music Festival

posted Nov 20, 2017, 6:08 AM by Central Webmaster

Congratulations to the following students for their achievement of getting into the NH All-State Music Festival. They have worked very hard over the last few months in preparing for the auditions.  The spot earns them a place in the Festival that will take place April 12-14, 2018. Bravo!  

Brad Aiken
Sohpie Barbarita
Jocelyn Bisson
Alexander Cheung
Roric Cunningham
Maryann Hurley
Annie Kew
Declan Knieriem
Grace Mayhew
McKenzie McPhee-Frechette
Daniel Powers
Isabella Tavares-Monteiro


Tamsin Weissberg Named NH Scholar of the Month

posted Nov 20, 2017, 5:52 AM by Central Webmaster

Junior Tamsin Weissberg was named the NH Association of School Principals Francis Wayland Parker Scholar of the Month for the state of New Hampshire this October.  Highly accomplished in the classroom and community, this is the second time that Tamsin has earned the honor.  Tamsin is ranked first in the class of 2019 and has a perfect 4.0 GPA.  Her dedication to Central spans from varsity sports to Key Club to the Little Green Newspaper.  To read about Tamsin's essay and accomplishments, click here for the article in the Union Leader.

The Francis Wayland Park Scholar of the Month Program is an academic recognition award developed to promote academic recognition of students.  A panel of seven judges chosen from prominent citizens and business leaders in the state make the selection of the Scholar of the Month.  In May, all monthly winners and their families will be honored at an awards ceremony.  At that time, the Francis Wayland Parker Scholar of the Year will be announced and awarded a $2000 scholarship.  To learn more about the program, see your counselor.

Congratulations, Tamsin!



Central Girls' Soccer Wins NHIAA Division 1 State Title

posted Nov 7, 2017, 5:38 AM by Central Webmaster


On Sunday, November 5 the Central Girls' Soccer team won the NHIAA Division 1 State Championship.  The Little Green was victorious in the 1-0 game over Bedford High School at Bill Ball Stadium at Exeter High School.  After 100 minutes of scoreless play the game went into penalty kicks by Heather Jeannato, Paige LaBerge, Emily Greenwood, and Sabrynna Pearson, all of which made it in while Jessica Lewis held down the defense in net for the the Little Green.  Coached by Peter Lally, this is the team's first championship since 2008. 

For a full article on the game, click here

Congratulations!

Girls' & Boys' Soccer, Cross Country To Compete in Championships This Weekend

posted Nov 3, 2017, 9:20 AM by Central Webmaster   [ updated Nov 8, 2017, 7:51 AM ]

This is a busy weekend for Central Athletics!  Both the Girls' and Boys' Soccer teams earned spots in the NHIAA Division 1 Championship Games.  The Boys' and Girls' Cross Country teams also had incredible seasons and will be competing in the NH Meet of Champions this Saturday.

The Girls' Cross Country Meet of Champions will be held at Nashua South High School on Saturday, November 4 at 2:30pm with the Boys' race starting at 3:20pm

The Boys' Soccer game will be held Saturday, November 4 at 7pm at SNHU. 

The Girls' Soccer game will be held Sunday, November 5 at 4pm at Exeter High School. 

Good luck to all of our student-athletes competing this weekend!  

Eight Members of the Class of 2018 Inducted into National Honor Society

posted Nov 2, 2017, 5:04 AM by Central Webmaster   [ updated Nov 2, 2017, 5:50 AM ]

On Wednesday, October 18, the Central High School Chapter of the National Honor Society welcomed new members into its ranks at the Fall Induction Ceremony. Held in the Atrium of the Central Library, the NHS officers: President Declan Knieriem; Vice President Andy Vo, Secretary; Abby Radwanski; and Treasurer Nickolas Gardner, accompanied by advisor Kathleen Mirabile and Principal John Vaccarezza, presented the new inductees and their families with a short summation of the core principles of NHS.  After a brief introduction by the NHS president, the officers reviewed the core standards of NHS: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character to candidates, after which they completed the traditional candle lighting to symbolize each value. 

The new inductees were all seniors and are now full members, with all honors and privileges, of the National Honor Society. They will now join their fellow members and Mrs. Mirabile in conducting community service projects throughout the year to benefit the Manchester community. They will strive to uphold the four core ideals and impress these ideals upon their classmates and peers. The entire chapter looks forward to working with the new members in the future. These new seniors member of the Central Chapter of the National Honor society are: Kelly Adkins, Taylor Bienvenue, Emma Carroll, Kelly Cunningham, Rylee Ducharme, Connor Hamel, Jessica Merritt, and Morgan Tanguay, all of the Central Class of 2018. 



Gabriella Leonard Named NH Wendy's High School Heisman; Declan Knieriem State Finalist

posted Oct 23, 2017, 6:31 AM by Central Webmaster   [ updated Oct 23, 2017, 6:32 AM ]

The National Award Program has announced 2017 State Winners, State Finalists, and School Winners.  Both of Central's School Winners, Seniors Gabriella Leonard and Declan Knieriem, were named 2017 NH State Finalists and Gabriella Leonard was chosen as the NH State Female Winner of the Wendy's High School Heisman.  

The Wendy's High School Heisman recognizes high character student-athletes who have displayed excellence and integrity both on and off the field.  For Gabriella and Declan, taking the easy way out or cutting corners isn't an option and Wendy's is proud to honor their dedication.  

As a State Finalist, Declan will receive a bronze Heisman medal, a State Finalist patch, and a $25 Wendy's gift card.  Gabriella's prestigious State Winner title awards her a $1,000 college scholarship and a silver Heisman medal.  From the group of State Winners, 10 National Finalists will be selected and those names will be announced November 2, 2017.  Their scholarship will increase to $5,000 and will receive a gold medal and a Wendy's High School Heisman National Finalist Heisman patch. In addition, they’ll be invited to the Wendy’s High School Heisman Weekend, including the National Awards Banquet in New York City on December 8. During the banquet, one female and male winner will be honored as National Winners of the Wendy’s High School Heisman and their scholarship will increase to $10,000. 

Like the Heisman Memorial Trophy®, Wendy’s believes in the pursuit of athletic and academic excellence with integrity. Since 1994, Wendy’s and the Heisman Trophy Trust have been running the same play to perfection: honoring more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed students. Our partnership succeeds because we share a common set of values wherein going above and beyond is the norm. We want to honor students who do the same and profile their stories of perseverance as a way to inspire the tomorrow’s senior class.


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