This year Emma Ketchum and Carson Komishane, Co-Editors in Chief of The Independent, the MERHS newspaper, will be contributing regularly to the Cricket. We are looking forward to hearing from them about the goings-on at the high school as well as their experiences as seniors. This week Emma and Carson share their impressions of the first week back to school.
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Finnian Carlson, a 2021 graduate of Manchester Essex Regional High School, and Alexander Everitt, MERHS Class of 2022, earned the rank of Eagl…
It was a hot, uncomfortable public workshop at the Manchester Essex Regional High School cafeteria Tuesday for residents to review technical, comprehensive details on a plan to rehabilitate and develop 174 units on four sites in Manchester.
James Wendell, a 2021 graduate of Manchester Essex Regional High School, told me calmly of his post-secondary plan to join the U.S. Marine Corps as his friends sorted out a run-in between a pole and their RV in a Washington campground. His voice was steady, his plans for the future unwavering before him.
The Manchester Essex Regional High School girls tennis team came close, but couldn’t overcome the toughest opponent the Hornets have faced in all of 2021. Manchester Essex lost, 4-1, to Advanced Math and Science Academy (AMSA) from Marlboro on June 30 in the Div. 3 MIAA State Finals.
Three sharp college students have joined The Cricket this summer as editorial interns. Each has a different—and complementary—skill set and we’re fortunate to have them on board. Olivia Turner was co-editor of the ME Regional High School paper and has been writing for us this year on topics impacting students. Oli will be covering town hall happenings before she heads to Emory University in Atlanta to study writing. Marcella Flammia will be a sophomore at the University of Miami and has been writing for HerCampus, a national lifestyle blog and will be managing our Events section and reporting. Alexis Brown studies film and digital journalism as a rising junior at Syracuse University and will be working on podcasts and videos.
It has not been the easiest of seasons for the local lacrosse teams. Both girls and boys Manchester Essex Regional High School teams are playing for the first time since 2019, then starting their season later than usual due to bumping up against the end of the Fall II sports season.
The Class of 2020 may have started the tradition last year, but the Class of 2021 has made it their mission to continue the idea of a two-towns car parade to kick off graduation mindset for all residents in Manchester and Essex.