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A perfect day, a perfect ceremony: Graduation 2016

A perfect day, a perfect ceremony: Graduation 2016

Caroline Kroeger, News Editor

June 17, 2016


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

On Saturday June 11, 2016, friends, family, and loved ones gathered outside to celebrate the graduation of the class of 2016. Directed by Dave Umstead, the Concert Band performed "Pomp and Circumstance," along with several other pieces, including a John Williams medley of ET, Harry Potter, and Star Wars. Th...

HBHS staff member tied the knot over April break

HBHS staff member tied the knot over April break

William Lindamood, Staff Writer

May 26, 2016


Filed under News

Important events occurred over April vacation when high school therapist Cristin Cahill wed Todd Strugnell on the Turks and Caicos Islands. The two first met through their shared interest to help others through their respective agencies. Cahill and Strugnell were originally going to be married at the ...

National College Decision Day

Bella Zampieri, Staff Writer

May 18, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Sunday, May 1 was a monumental day for high school seniors around the country. Known as  National College Decision Day, it was the deadline for students to commit to a college and send in their deposits. For many students, this is the most crucial decision they may have to face. It's also the  day that senior...

Guitar Night: The upcoming show

Guitar Night: The upcoming show

Emma Dougherty, News Editor

May 13, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

This year will be the fifteenth annual Guitar Night held May 13 & 14, conducted by HBHS’s student body and led by math teacher and music enthusiast Mark Illingworth.   Illingworth organized 4 special events this past autumn, including Beatles Night, Motown Night, Classic Rock Night, and...

Changing the community one soup at a time

Changing the community one soup at a time

Sophia Bruzik, StuCo Correspondent

May 12, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

While some HBHS students were visiting France, London and Montreal, others from HB the Change were doing what they could to help at the Nashua Soup Kitchen. Chris Aulbach ‘17, Caroline Kroeger ‘17, Jillian O’Hara ‘19, Maggie O’Hara ‘17, Javier Sandoval ‘17, and Jackie Haytayan ‘17 took...

Bear Watch at HBHS

Bear Watch at HBHS

Caroline Kroeger, Staff Writer

May 12, 2016


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Last week, administrators spotted a bear roaming around closely outside the building. The staff made an effort to keep all students safe and sound within the school. The bear left the grounds soon after arriving without making any disturbances, going unnoticed by many of the students and staff in th...

Sophomore Games Night

Sophomore Games Night

Logan Collins, Staff Writer

May 5, 2016


Filed under April, News

  On March 16th, the HBHS Class of 2018 participated in a fundraiser called the “Sophomore Games Night.” The goal of the night was to allow member of the sophomore class to meet fellow  students in a comfortable setting and hopefully create some new friendships.   After paying a five dollar entrance fee, stu...

‘DOS’ for the GSA

‘DOS’ for the GSA

Stephanie Buchanan, Staff Writer

May 1, 2016


Filed under News

The Day of Silence happens every year; this year it fell on Friday, April 15. The Day of Silence is an annual event that is sponsored by Gay Straight Alliances (GSA) all across the country. Participants can take the vow of silence for the day to help bring attention to the silencing effect as well as...

A new addition to the school

A new addition to the school

Caroline Kroeger, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016


Filed under April, News, Showcase

HBHS Spanish teacher Mrs. Robbins (formerly known as Sheehan) and her husband Joe Robbins welcomed Layla Joy Robbins into the world at 8:53 p.m. on Friday April 15. Baby Robbins is 7 pounds and only 20 inches. Robbins left school early in the morning on Wednesday April 13. her friends, family, and st...

Showing the spirit: tied up in tie-dye

Showing the spirit: tied up in tie-dye

Nicole Poitras, A&E Editor

April 21, 2016


Filed under April, News, Showcase

Yesterday was red, white, and blue, but today HB tasted the rainbow. Tie Dye was the theme for this last day prior to the closing ceremony. Students did not disappoint; the popular pattern was visible throughout the halls as far as the eye could see, whether on shirts, pants - or, on some students, b...

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