Student Spotlight


Junior Maxwell Nakos Named NH State Francis Wayland Parker Scholar of the Month

posted Apr 20, 2018, 7:57 AM by Central Webmaster

For the month of February, Junior Maxwell Nakos 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.  

Max boasts an impressive 3.87 GPA in a rigorous course schedule at Central and he is involved in a wide range of extracurricular activities and founded Central's "The Little Greens' Thumb", a club focused on beautifying Central's campus.  To read about Max'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.


Central Students Speak Up at St. Anselm's Student Voice Summit

posted Apr 3, 2018, 6:23 AM by Central Webmaster

Numerous students from Manchester High School Central participated in the Student Voice Summit at Saint Anselm College.  The purpose of the Student Voice Summit was to share the experiences of school districts regarding innovative ways to engage secondary students in all aspects of school decision-making, from curriculum to scheduling to disciplinary processes to community engagement work.  Our students did a fantastic job expressing themselves in a mature manner while informing numerous individuals of their points of view.

Well done to all of them.




Abigail Conrad Receives President's Volunteer Service Award

posted Mar 20, 2018, 5:03 AM by Central Webmaster

Congratulations to Abigail Conrad.

Abbey is being recognized for receiving the President's Volunteer Service Award.  This award which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country was granted by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program.  "The recipient of these awards demonstrate that young people across America are making remarkable contributions to the health and vitality of their communities," said John Strangfeld, chairman, and CEO of Prudential Financial.  Thank you, Abigail Conrad, for all you do!


Senior Brendon Lewis Wins VFW Essay Contest

posted Feb 23, 2018, 8:16 AM 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!

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