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High School Highlights

by Elizabeth Cayouette-Gluckman

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SHS Graduation Marked By Tears, Music, And Dunkin’ Munchkins

Class of 2016 Will Strive To Pay It Forward By Elizabeth Cayouette-Gluckman Friday night marked an important event in the lives of Salem High’s class of 2016—their high school graduation. The event was the culminating point of four years of hard work in high school, but more accurately, of thirteen years of their educational pursuits. The graduation was held in the Salem High School field house, which housed hundreds of proud, teary, and boisterous friends and family members. The graduates were poised and confident during the ceremony, the result of tedious, but necessary, graduation practices throughout the week. The night ...

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Class Of 2016 Celebrates In Georgetown

Black Swan Country Club Hosts Graduating Seniors By Elizabeth Cayouette-Gluckman     This past Friday the class of 2016 celebrated their final day of school, and kicked off their senior week activities with the senior prom. The prom was in Georgetown at The Black Swan country club, which was a remarkable location, complete with a wrap-around balcony overlooking a golf course and small waterfall. The venue was about forty minutes away, and was in continuation with 2016’s trend of having their proms at locations besides the typical Marriot Hotel. The classes junior prom was held at Rockafellas in Salem, which ...

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BASEBALL – Salem Nine Plays Together To Win Together

Comfort, Chemistry, And Diamond Diversity By Elizabeth Cayouette-Gluckman   There are few sports for which a cohesive team is as integral a component of the sport as it is in baseball.  Without a good relationship between teammates the team will not be able to function to its full potential– this a truth that the Salem High has discovered this past season.The season started off slow for this group of boys, but over the past few weeks they have “finally found [themselves] as a team” says junior Xavier Cole.  They are a young team, as exemplified by the fact that their ...

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Impacting The Community Through Education

Marcoux Leads Students In Environmental Activism By Elizabeth Cayouette-Gluckman Each spring a small group of Salem High students travels to a new outdoor location for the Envirathon competition. The students compete in a variety of environmental science competitions, on teams corresponding with their self-designated area of expertise, such as water, soil, animals, plants, etc. These students also worked together to create a presentation on invasive species, during which they educated judges on the effects of invasive species in our area. Sophomore Angelina Caggiano explains that invasive species are harmful to the local and global environment “because they are more aggressive than native ...

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Determined Salem Students Face AP Testing Challenges

WSU Freshman Dionne Gives Pre-Test Pep Talk Salem Waives Testing Fees By Elizabeth Cayouette-Gluckman   For some of Salem High’s best and brightest the first two weeks of May present a harrowing time: AP test week. Over the course of these two weeks students will take anywhere between one and six tests for a chance to receive college credit. Scored on a 5-point scale, a passing grade is considered to be a 3. However, in order to receive credit at the vast majority of schools a 4 or a 5 is necessary. Salem High students are provided the opportunity to ...

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William Phu Is The Salem High School Valedictorian

“Fun Is Vital To Fostering A Strong Student” William Phu of Salem High School By Elizabeth Cayouette-Gluckman   Most students can only dream of going to a school as prestigious as MIT, but for Salem High valedictorian William Phu this long held dream has become a reality. Phu began his educational career at the pre-school programs at Saltonstall and Bentley schools; he continued on to elementary school at Witchcraft Heights, middle school at Collins, and finally finished things off at Salem High School. Easily one of the most advanced students at the high school now, that held true throughout all ...

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Beauregard Sets The Distance Running Pace

Hard Work Produces Hopes & Expectations For Young Harrier By Elizabeth Cayouette-Gluckman   “Who is that?!” ask countless incredulous onlookers. The numerous spectators preoccupied with this question are referring to Salem High freshman, Billy Beauregard. Beauregard is a newcomer to the high school cross-country and track teams, though it is clear that he is no newcomer to the sport—he is the fastest distance runner the high school has. Beauregard first began running at a young age with his father, who is also a runner. This early start, combined with a plethora of natural talent, seems to have put him on ...

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Girls Lacrosse Meets The Challenge

Sadoway Leads Young Team To Early Success By Elizabeth Cayouette-Gluckman   Each year one of the most challenging aspects of any sport is rebuilding the team. On a high school team the strongest players are typically seniors, who will graduate and leave the team with prominent holes for the following season. The Salem High Girls Lacrosse team is no exception to this challenge. “We’re a really young team, so a lot of girls haven’t played at the varsity level until this year,” explains senior Captain Nicole Sadoway. The team is coming off of a big win against Essex Tech, and ...

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Junior Class Works Together For 2016 Prom

Financial Realties Hinder But Do Not Deter Prom Goers By Elizabeth Cayouette-Gluckman   Friday night was the first of many significant class-bonding events for the Class of 2017. It was their junior prom, which kicked off the prom season for many high school students. Prom has come to be a costly affair for many, with ever-rising price tags on dresses, tuxes, makeup and hair. Prom dresses are apt to cost upwards of $300, making them a financial burden for many Salem High girls. Hair and makeup appointments can cost over $40, depending on the salon. Tux rentals come in at ...

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Percussionists In Harmony For World Championships

Precision, Complexity, and Challenges Lead Twelve To Ohio By Elizabeth Cayouette-Gluckman Most groups can’t say they are attending the World Championship or competing with the most talented high school students in their field across not just the country, but the entire world. Yet that is exactly what members of Salem High’s 2016 Percussion Ensemble can lay claim to. These twelve talented musicians range from freshmen to seniors in high school. Though the group has many returning members, it is predominantly underclassmen, with only one senior, Captain Christina Capra. This tight knit group has been practicing since the close of the marching ...

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