Student Spotlight


CHS Chorus Performs at Vietnam Memorial Replica

posted Oct 10, 2017, 9:44 AM by Central Webmaster

On Thursday, October 5, the CHS Choir performed at the traveling Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall stationed at SNHU as part of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute.  The chorus sang at the opening ceremony of the event at 5:30pm honoring those who served.  



Declan Knieriem Named National Merit Commended Student

posted Sep 26, 2017, 11:49 AM by Central Webmaster

Congratulations to Declan Knieriem for earning the distinction of  being a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.  About 34,000 Commended students throughout the nation ware being recognized for the exceptional academic promise. 

Way to Go Declan!

Central Key Club and Cross Country Team Collaborate for Park Clean-up

posted Sep 26, 2017, 11:47 AM by Central Webmaster

CHS Cross Country team and Key Club dedicated a great deal of work to clean up the Derryfield Park and cross-country course.  The students from the two groups spent their efforts in a variety of ways working to beautify the park; from planting mums near the parks gazebo, painting a fresh coat of paint on the park's storage shed, to cleaning up litter and trash.  

Because of their hard work and dedication, Derryfield Park, home to two very large state-wide invitational cross country races in September, is a once again a beautiful representation of Manchester and its schools.  


Ms. LeBrun Named Spotlight Teacher by NHAWLT

posted Jun 8, 2017, 5:00 AM by Central Webmaster   [ updated Jun 8, 2017, 5:00 AM ]

Ms. LeBrun has been featured as a Spotlight Teacher on the NH Association of World Language Teachers (NHAWLT) Website during the 2016-2017 school year.  NHAWLT celebrates the accomplishments of selected members in order to foster collegiality and networking among outstanding members of the World Language teaching profession.  Thank you, Ms. LeBrun, for the work you do in the education of global citizens.



21 Seniors Earn Seal of Multiliteracy Award

posted May 31, 2017, 4:57 AM by Central Webmaster

At this year's Senior Award Ceremony, 21 graduating seniors earned the Seal of Multiliteracy Award distinction. The award offers special recognition to graduating seniors who are multiliterate. It includes a special diploma seal, an honors cord to wear at graduation, and a notation on student’s official transcript.

The awards support the district’s commitment to prepare every student with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully participate in 21st Century college and career pathways and it acknowledges the rich cultural and linguistic assets of our multilingual students.


Olivia Beaudette Wins VFW Oratorical Contest

posted May 30, 2017, 11:55 AM by Central Webmaster

Olivia Beaudette, Central High School Senior and winner of the Voice of Democracy Oratorical Contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be attending Freedoms Foundation’s Spirit of American Youth Leadership Program in Valley Forge, PA.

During this five-day, all expenses paid trip, Olivia will engage in a variety of leadership workshops, lectures, and group discussions on such topics as democracy, citizenship, and current events of global concern.  Living History presentations, as well as tours and sightseeing are also part of this program.

Olivia is pictured with representatives from VFW Post 8214, who have generously sponsored Central for many years.


Little Green Newspaper Wins Four Regional Awards

posted May 15, 2017, 5:34 AM by Central Webmaster

The Little Green Newspaper, Central's forum for student expression, visited the 69th Annual New England Scholastic Press Association Conference at Boston University on Friday, May 5, 2017, and was honored with 4 awards. Schools came from all across New England to learn the latest trends and share ideas in school journalism and to compete in the All-New England awards to recognize outstanding publications and individual performances. The Little Green was awarded Class I 2nd Place overall in the All-New England Printed Newspaper category, along with Highest Achievement for Class I, which is for schools with over 1,000 students. This is the second year in a row the Little Green has achieved second place overall in that category. Individuals were also recognized, including Aidan Ryan who was awarded Special Achievement for News Page Design for his layout of the Election 2017 article and Lily O'Connell who was awarded the Journalism award for Special Contest on Localizing for her article "The Central 'Stache." 




Ms. Michele Fontaine Receives Girl Scouts Honor Pin Recognition

posted May 8, 2017, 11:46 AM by Central Webmaster

The Honor Pin recognizes a registered adult Girl Scout’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, which has had measurable impact on two or more geographic areas of service, allowing the council to reach and surpass its mission-delivery goals.  Congratulations, Ms. Fontaine!


CHAOS Robotics Team Competes Nationally

posted May 4, 2017, 10:53 AM by Central Webmaster

After a successful run at the local and regional levels, CHAOS, Central's FIRST Robotics Team 131, traveled to St. Louis, MO to the FIRST Championship.  There were 6 divisions competing at the event and CHAOS seeded 20th of about 64 other competitive teams.  Two other teams selected CHAOS to be part of their alliance in the elimination rounds.  They worked their way through until they lost in the Quarterfinals.

Congratulations on an outstanding robotics season!


Roric Cunningham Wins Portsmouth Concerto Competition

posted May 3, 2017, 11:12 AM by Central Webmaster

Roric Cunningham, a cellist in the CHS Orchestra, recently won the Portsmouth Concerto Competition. This is a competition that consists of some of the best high school musicians in the state. Since he won the competition he will be a featured soloist with the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra on June 11th at 3 PM in the Portsmouth Music Hall.

Congratulations, Roric!

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