Student Spotlight

CHOAS Robotics Team Wins Governor's Cup

On the weekend of October 16, CHAOS both won the Governor's Cup and our robot was on the winning alliance. The Governor's Cup encompasses community outreach, team dynamics, relationship with schools and sponsors, enthusiasm for STEM, technical abilities, and on-field performance. Winning the Governor's Cup means that the seniors on the team are awarded a scholarship that pays for one semester at any NH state school. The seniors that took home the scholarship are Ben Colby, Johnny Bui, Austin Hoang, Mirza Kruscica, and Hiba Abdelrahman.

Art Students Create New Crossroads Mural

Sophomore art students (L-R: Emma Blaisdell, Mia Hall, Bozena Hrynyk, Lydia Mann not pictured: Sylive Bangasimbo) proudly display the beginnings of a new mural in the crossroads. This new art project will be ongoing and will display the flags that represent the nations from which our students hail all across the world. The mural will continue to grow and be updated as needed to be wholly inclusive of our students' backgrounds.

Photo from linked NHPR article/Sarah Gibson

Senior Kellan Barbee is highlighted by NHPR and the Union Leader for his role in changing the Manchester School District dress code as a student representative on the School Board. This is the first ever student-led policy to be approved by the board. Great work, Kellan! Click here to read the newly approved policy.

Sophomore Akshay Manchanda has ranked #17 out of 773 teams in DECA, Inc's North Atlantic Region Stock Market Game. The top 25 from each region will move on now to compete at the International Career Development Conference in Atlanta this coming April in the hopes of earning DECA Glass. Congratulations, Akshay!


Congratulations to Senior Matthew Blair who was selected as a delegate for the United States Senate Youth program! This prestigious honor was bestowed upon only 2 students in the state of New Hampshire. Along with an intensive experience learning about the United States government, Matthew was awarded a $10,000 scholarship for this selection. To learn more about Matthew's incredible accomplishment, click here.

Music Department Rocks Their Socks!

The Central Music Department held a fundraiser that raised over $1,500 for the program. Students sold sets of "Crazy Socks". As a community effort, each pair of socks sold resulted in a pair of socks donated to the Central Clothing Closet. Patrick DeFelice, a sophomore member of the chorus and jazz band, built shelves in the closet in completion of his Eagle Project.

L to R: Lucas Laventure, senior; Lilly Tague-Bleau, senior; Patrick DeFelice, sophomore; Tess Beckman, junior.


Boys Hockey team volunteered with the local Boys and Girls Club to talk to young club members about social-emotional learning and coping skills through the Choose Love Movement.

AP Art & Design and Portfolio Prep students visit the Currier Museum of Art.

National Art Honor Society students paint pumpkins in an after-school meeting.