Principal's Blog


3 Students Named National Merit Scholarship Finalists

posted Feb 16, 2017, 7:57 AM by Central Webmaster

Congratulations to Chapin Greene-Waszkowski, Carl Harris, and Jenna Ryan for earning the distinction of National Merit Scholarship Finalist.  Their PSAT scores in the Fall of 2015 were in the top 2% nationally to determine them as Semi Finalists.  Now they have moved forward to become National Merit Scholarship Finalists.  Great Job and Good Luck!


9 Central Students Receive NHIAA Scholar Athlete Awards

posted Feb 16, 2017, 7:52 AM by Central Webmaster

NHIAA high school student athletes from throughout New Hampshire were recognized for achieving academic and athletic excellence.  Award recipients are nominated each year by their school principals based on criteria which require the high school seniors have a minimum 3.5 grade point average, letter and be currently active in at least two varsity sports, participate in community service activities and serve as role models to their peers.  At the awards ceremony, each student athlete received an award certificate.

9 Central students received NH Scholar Athlete recognition
Garret Seitz
Julia Chappell
Nicholas Kacavas
Allison Gamache
Ryan Leonard
Aidan Ryan
Zachary Minch
Jenna Chrabolowski
Carl Harris


19 Central Students Win at DECA State Career Development Conference

posted Feb 16, 2017, 7:09 AM by Central Webmaster

On February 8-10 Central High School competed at the DECA State Career Development Conference. Our students presented projects and participated in role plays related to business and marketing. Central walked away victorious with a total of 19 awards! Below are our winners:

Test and Role Plays (Mini Awards)

Sophia Ferro and Abbey Conrad: 3rd place in Hospitality and Tourism Role Play

Andriana Skaperdas: 2nd place in Hospitality and Tourism Test

Lilly Hayward: 2nd in Marketing Management Role Play Test

Liam O'Connell: 1st in Marketing Management Role Play Test

Lilly Hayward and Liam O'Connell: 1st in Marketing Management Role Play

Jack Kramer: 1st in Fashion Merchandising Test

Andriana Skaperdas and Grace Kiritsy: 3rd in Hospitality And tourism Role Play

Jennifer Nelson: 1st in Professional Selling Test

Aidan Ryan: 1st in Sports and Entertainment Test

Aidan Ryan and Bowen Biladeau: 1st in Sports and Entertainment Role Play

Overall Winners

Jack Kramer: 1st in Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan

Aidan Ryan and Bowen Biladeau: 1st in Sports and Entertainment Role Play and 2nd in Innovation Plan

Andriana Skaperdas and Elias Kacavas: 2nd in Independent Business Plan

Grace Kiritsy and Andriana Skaperdas: 3rd in Hospitality and Tourism Role Play

Dhario Osman and Aislinn Low: 2nd in Public Relations Campaign

Liam O’Connell and Lilly Hayward: 1st in Marketing Management Role Play

Grace Kiritsy and Lilly Hayward: 1st in International Business Plan

Jennifer Nelson: 1st in Professional Selling

Taylor Ribeiro, Kate Biladeau and Ryleigh Cavanaugh: 3rd In Innovation Plan


Carl Harris Named NH Scholar of the Month in January

posted Feb 14, 2017, 6:02 AM by Central Webmaster

Senior Carl Harris was named the NH Association of School Principals Francis Wayland Parker Scholar of the Month for the state of New Hampshire in January.  Carl is highly accomplished in the classroom, the community, and in athletics.  Carl is co-captain of the varsity cross-country, winter and spring track teams, a member of the National Honor Society, World Language Honor Society, Rho Kappa, and National English Honor Society, News Editor of The Little Green, and an active member of Amnesty International.  Outside of Central, Carl volunteers for Inti Academy where he developed a STEM program for the children served by Inti.  In addition to his extensive extra-curricular schedule, Carl is the Class of 2017 Salutatorian.  To read about Carl's accomplishments, click here for the article in the Union Leader.  Carl is the second state winner from Central this year.

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, Carl!


Zachery Elliot Wins William Loeb Scholar Athlete Award

posted Feb 14, 2017, 5:41 AM by Central Webmaster

Congratulations Zachery Elliot on receiving the William Loeb Scholar-Athlete Award which comes along with a $1000 scholarship.  Zack earned this award for his excellent academic, athletic, and extracurricular accomplishments. 

Zack was honored along with other of the state's top athletes, officials, and coaches at the New Hampshire Union Leader's "The Leaders: A Celebration of New Hampshire Sports Champions" banquet on Sunday, February 12, 2017.  

Nice job, Zack!

Dominique Olibrice Wins International Writing Contest

posted Dec 16, 2016, 7:19 AM by Central Webmaster

Mt. Shasta, CA – Unified Caring Association is delighted to announce the ten winners of their 2016 Caring Contest, an international writing contest. UCA invited high school juniors and seniors from around the world to submit written essays describing their concept of caring. The top ten writers were awarded a prize of $333 each today.  Dominique Olibrice of Manchester Central High School was among the winners!

In her essay, Dominique shared some notable insights including the following quote, "Caring is all of the best best qualities held within human beings that allow us to make a resonating difference."

In addition to the prize money, her writing will be featured on the Unified Caring website and social media channels as a way to inspire others to act in caring ways.

President of Unified Caring, Kirk Danilson said, “The wisdom that these youth shared in their essays far surpassed our expectations. We were also so grateful that the award money could be distributed around the country and to a multitude of socio-economic backgrounds."

Congratulations to Dominique Olibirice!  You make us proud!


Tamsin Weissberg Named NH Scholar of the Month

posted Dec 13, 2016, 8:41 AM by Central Webmaster

Sophomore Tamsin Weissberg was named the NH Association of School Principals Francis Wayland Parker Scholar of the Month for the state of New Hampshire.  Tamsin is highly accomplished in the classroom and the community.  She is involved in Central's Key Club, Varsity Tennis, Indoor Track, The Little Green Newspaper.  In addition to her extensive extra-curricular schedule, Tamsin is ranked first in her class and boasts a 4.0 GPA.  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!


Parents: Special Showing of “Screenagers” at the Christa McAuliffe Conference

posted Nov 15, 2016, 5:06 AM by Central Webmaster   [ updated Nov 15, 2016, 5:08 AM ]

This year the 2016 Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference invites parents and teenagers to join them for a FREE showing of the award-winning documentary Screenagers, followed by questions and answers with a panel of educators and administrators. Screenagers is an hour-long documentary by physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston, who probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics, and internet addiction. The average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, Screenagers reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

Light refreshments will be served. Screenagers is appropriate for adults and teens.

Date:  Monday, November 28, 2016

Time:  6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Salon A, Radisson Hotel, Manchester, NH

RSVP Direct Link:  http://tinyurl.com/CMTC16-RSVP

 

Parents may also RSVP for this FREE event from the conference website at www.nhcmtc.org, responses are requested by Wednesday, November 23rd.



Varsity Crew Takes Second Place at NH Championships

posted Oct 18, 2016, 11:47 AM by Central Webmaster

On Sunday, October 16 the boys varsity crew team rowed a spectacular performance at the NH Championships Regatta.  The boys 4x team took second place in the regatta.  The NH Championships Regatta is held every October in Pembroke, NH and is hosted by the Amoskeag Rowing Club.  It is a 3 mile head race up the Merrimack River.

Coming up on October 23, the boys varsity 4x and girls varsity 4x will be racing the Head of the Charles in Boston.

Congratulations and good luck!


Guidance Department Hosted Annual College Fair

posted Sep 23, 2016, 7:56 AM by Central Webmaster

On Tuesday, September 20 the CHS Guidance Department hosted their annual Post-secondary and College Fair.  With over 60 colleges, universities, and training programs present, students and families were able to explore their options for after graduation.  Thank you to all everyone who stopped by.

There will be a College Overview for Seniors presentation on Thursday, October 6th at 6pm in the CHS Library.  All seniors and families are welcome to attend.


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