American Psychological Association research indicates that university and college counseling centers have noticed a shift in the needs of students seeking counseling services from more developmental and informational needs, to more severe psychological problems. Please join us for a discussion about managing student mental health in college. What supportive signs should you look for on college campus? What can you do if your child is in crisis while at college? Hear from area college representatives about their various offerings and have the opportunity to ask questions. According to a 2012 survey done by NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 73% of college students reported having a mental health crisis while in college: http://bit.ly/1VCtlQb.
Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School will host a “Mental Health Stability in College” panel discussion on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the Ferrini Auditorium. The event is co-sponsored by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Greater North Shore. This presentation is for families who have possible mental health concerns about a child preparing to go off to college. The discussion is free and open to the public.
Hamilton-Wenham seniors Samuel Boudrot and Taylor Ross had phenomenal
success at the 58th Massachusetts DECA State Career Development Conference
(SCDC) at the Marriott Copley and Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Boudrot
placed third and Ross placed fourth in their competitive categories qualifying for the
International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Anaheim, California. 19
Hamilton-Wenham students joined over 2,700 students, advisors and business
professionals attending the high school conference where students compete in over
50 categories of marketing, hospitality, finance and entrepreneurship.
Boudrot competed in Principles of Finance and received achievement medallions for
second place on the comprehensive test portion of competition and second place on
the first of his two role-play events. Ross competed in Quick Service Restaurant
Management and received a third place medallion for her first role-play event.
Sophomores Lauren Verge and Valerie Wise had a strong showing placing top 10
overall in their category of Travel and Tourism Marketing Team Decision Making.
Ross and junior Amy Thissell campaigned for positions on the DECA State Action
team, the student-elected government for MASS-DECA. Although unsuccessful,
Advisor Laura Wheeler shared, “I could not be more proud of Taylor and Amy. The
loss was heartbreaking for them, me, and the team, but the work they put in and the
campaigns they produced were top notch.”
The Hamilton-Wenham DECA Quiz Bowl team composed of senior Cooper Nielsen,
juniors Alec MacDonald and Kaili Guyer, and sophomore Eli Leonard held strong for
two rounds but succumbed to Burlington High School in round 3 who went on to
win the tournament.
Twelve students will be receiving a certificate of professional competency for their
performance at the SCDC meaning that they performed above the national standard
in one or more of their performance areas: Senior Arthur Doggett in Personal
Financial Literacy, sophomores Cameron Guyer and Thomas Colucci in Sports and
Entertainment Marketing Team Decision Making, junior Cameron Vautour in
Principles of Finance, junior Caroline Donellan in Human Resources Management,
junior James Goudie in Principles of Marketing, senior Jack Suminsby in Automotive
Services Marketing; sophomores Lauren Verge and Valerie Wise in Travel and
Tourism Marketing Team Decision Making, senior Samuel Boudrot in Principles of
Finance, senior Taylor Ross in Quick Service Restaurant Management, and junior
William Curtis in Business Finance Series event.
Additionally, Hamilton-Wenham earned 8 allocations for the prestigious Leadership
Development Academy at the ICDC through chapter campaigns on the state and
national levels. The team received a national plaque for their efforts.
Overall Wheeler was impressed with their showing at the conference and their
willingness to immerse themselves in this new program this year. “The students at
Hamilton-Wenham have truly embraced the DECA program and made the most of
their first year. From presenting to the Rotary Club and meeting local business
members to practicing role-plays and networking with MASS-DECA members at the
SCDC, they have learned valuable job skills that get them out of the classroom and
into the real world of business.”
The SCDC took place over March 9-11 with principles, series and team competitors
taking a 100-question comprehensive exam then performing 2 role-plays in front of
business professionals who volunteer as judges. Role-plays are common business
scenarios where the student is asked to solve a problem and present their solution
to the judge while covering specific performance indicators. Project competitors
presented their research and prepared papers at the conference.
DECA is a co-curricular organization of high school business students with over
200,000 members in all 50 states, four US territories, Canada, Mexico and Germany.
DECA helps students develop skills for successful careers, builds self-esteem,
provides leadership opportunities and stresses community involvement and service.
In order to become a DECA member at Hamilton-Wenham, students must be
enrolled in a qualifying business related course during the school year or have taken
a qualifying course during a previous school year. Qualifying courses include
Financial Literacy, Sports & Entertainment Marketing, Economics and Math and
Finance. In addition to Mrs. Wheeler, the students were joined by chaperone Matt
Fitzgibbons, Guidance Counselor.
To learn more about DECA, visit http://www.deca.org.
Congratulations to all of the 2017 Northeast Regional District History Day winners and Honorable Mentions! On Saturday March 4th, Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School and Miles River students competed against 12 other Massachusetts schools. All 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners are moving onto the Massachusetts State National History Day contest which will take place at Stoneham High School on April 1st. This year’s theme is Taking a Stand in History. A special thank you to all of the teachers who have worked closely with the students since September on their research projects: Kristen Borges, Brett Burnett, Vinnie Bucci, Rob Emmett, Johann Knets, and Tyler Walker.
|High School Awards||Student Names||Title of Project|
|1st Place||Lily Knudsen||Dr. Jonathan Mann: Taking a Stand for Health and Human Rights Amidst the HIV/AIDS Epidemic|
|2nd Place||Hollis Mann||The Great Sioux War: Taking a Stand for a Way of Life|
|Honorable Mention||Andrew Riccio||Defiance in Leaps and Bounds: Jesse Owens and the 1936 Olympic Games|
|1st Place||Will Curtis
|Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution: Taking a Stand Against Corruption and Imperialism|
|2nd Place||Emily Minster
|Taking a Stand Through Militancy: Alice Paul and the Fight for Suffrage|
|Honorable Mention||Lauren Flynn
|Griswold vs. Connecticut: Taking a Stand in History|
|1st Place||Will Glovsky
|A Post-War Stand: Betty Friedan and Women’s Fight for Equality|
|3rd Place||Emily Benack
|Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon: Taking a Stand for Third Wave Feminism|
|1st Place and Special Prize||Cole Dwyer||The Pullman Strike|
|1st Place||John Farnham
|William Wilberforce: Pioneer for the Stand Against the Slave Trade|
|2nd Place||Jaeyoung Kum
|Theodore Roosevelt: Taking a Stand Against Trusts|
|3rd Place||Anna Cassidento
|The Pentagon Papers|
|Honorable Mention||Grace Moroney
|Loving Beyond All Odds: The Case That Took a Stand Against Anti-miscegenation|
|Honorable Mention||Elizabeth Gasiorowski
|The White Rose: A Call for German Action Against the Nazi Regime|
|1st Place||Jackie Fibbe
|How Dare They Try To Stop This Music!|
|2nd Place||Sean Li
|Gorbachev: Taking a Stand for Peace and Democracy|
|3rd Place||Zane Clark
|Muhammad Ali: Taking a Stand Against the Draft|
|Historical Research Paper|
|1st Place||Luce Brandt||Louisa May Alcott: An Iconic Symbol of Feminine Power, Personal Value, and Independence|
The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District School Visual Arts Department is proud to announce that our students have received one gold key, five silver keys and five honorable mentions in the 2017 Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards. Established in 1923, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the United States.
At Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School Margaret Brown received a Gold Key and a Silver Key. Brendan Cramphorn and Josh Erhard received silver keys. A silver key was also awarded to a collaborative animation piece by YueYan Zhang, Tyler Flahive and Elizabeth Consolazio. Honorable mentions were received by Jenna Conley, Sydney Jenkins, Helen Peppler, Brendan Cramphorn and Dana Rowe. Congratulations to all winners!
To see the student work including the animation video please visit: hwfinearts.blogspot.com