FBLA Success!

posted Apr 1, 2018, 8:34 PM by Shaun St. Onge   [ updated Apr 1, 2018, 8:34 PM ]

MVHS FBLA attended it's second annual State Leadership Conference March 29th-March 30th at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester. Our members were extremely successful.  With just under 400 NH FBLA, every event is very competitive. 11/20 of our members placed 3rd or higher. Each of the students that place are now eligible to compete on a national level at the National Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.  Merrimack Valley is now a well known chapter in the eyes of NH FBLA, in only our second year.   Great Job!

Competitive Event Awards:
Accounting - Hailley Simpson - 3rd Place
Advertising - Matthew Therrien - 1st Place
Business Communications - Sophie Worster - 3rd Place
Introduction to Business Communications - Hannah Paul - 1st Place
Introduction to Business Procedures - Mackenzie Wiggin - 1st Place
Introduction to Public Speaking - Addison Hodge - 2nd Place
Introduction to Public Speaking - Deanna Bourque - 3rd Place
Organizational Leadership - Courtney Theberge - 3rd Place
Personal Finance - Jack Prewitt - 3rd Place
Sports and Entertainment Management -  Zac Laroche & Joshua Davis - 2nd Place

Individual Awards:
"Who's Who in FBLA" recognition - Hailley Simpson 

Chapter Awards:
FBLA's Most Improved Chapter 
Involvement in "Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds" Project - Third Place

Legislative Pages

posted Mar 5, 2018, 4:57 AM by Shaun St. Onge

On February 22nd, Herman Nixon and Cameron Tillman served as Legisilstive Pages in the NH House of Representatives.

Scholastic Art Awards

posted Jan 31, 2018, 1:32 PM by Shaun St. Onge   [ updated Jan 31, 2018, 1:38 PM ]

Congratulations to the Scholastic Art Award Winners

2018 Scholastic Art Awards of NH

Serving the Children of Concord

posted Dec 20, 2017, 11:18 AM by Rebekah Routos   [ updated Dec 20, 2017, 11:19 AM ]

The National Honor Society continued their tradition this year of donating toys to Friend of Forgotten Children.  Members of NHS raised funds through a Haunted House back in October.  They used these funds to shop for $300 of toys that were then brought to the charity for distribution to children in the Concord area.  Members had fun shopping from the wish list, including Star Wars light sabers, board games, and Nerf guns.  It is fun to think of how children will wake up to gifts on Christmas morning because of this service project.

Boys Soccer Program Racks Up Wins off the Field!

posted Dec 4, 2017, 6:12 AM by Rebekah Routos

The boys soccer team may have had a 9-7 record, seeded 10th in the state and a first round tournament loss, but the season was chalked up to a win in our books! Ken Fuller was named Division II Boys Soccer Coach of the Year due to his leadership on and off of the soccer field. In addition, the program was selected to receive the Matt Slater Special Team Award for their outstanding community service contributions.  The committee usually picks just one player for this award, but since this was an entire program effort, the entire team was selected. Projects that they completed included packing food boxes for families in need in the Concord area, wheelchair basketball tournament which raises money for adults with disabilities, and set up/clean up for a camp that works with at risk boys.  For these efforts, the team was awarded a $1,000 prize funded by Kiss 108. We are so very proud of Coach Fuller and our boys soccer team!

Recycled Percussion

posted Nov 28, 2017, 5:22 AM by Rebekah Routos   [ updated Nov 30, 2017, 9:24 AM ]

Recycled Percussion gave an amazing surprise performance at MVHS yesterday.  Justin Spencer, Ryan Vezina and Matt Bowman performed for an hour in the afternoon.  Their repertoire included drums kits, ladders, large plastic tubs, and grinders.  They invited the students to sit on the floor at the beginning of the performance, then most of the students joined them  on the floor for the finale. Justin stated that he grew up in Loudon, NH and Ryan is an alumni of MVHS. The band spent some heart felt time sharing a message of kindness.

Recycled Percussion for Web

Slideshow created by Mr. Carle's Digital Photography class

Band Geeks!!

posted Nov 21, 2017, 12:21 PM by Rebekah Routos   [ updated Nov 21, 2017, 12:22 PM ]

Rehearsals for the MVHS musical, Band Geeks, began last week.  The cast members began with a script read through on Monday, then choreography began on Wednesday.  There are a total of 32 students in the cast, including 10 new cast members!  Several of our students are involved in the Vocal Ensemble, Jazz Band, Concert Choir and Marching Band.  Our “Band Geeks” will be rehearsing through the beginning of February.  Come see the show, February 8-11 in the MVHS Auditorium!

The National Honor Society Haunted House

posted Nov 6, 2017, 5:47 AM by Rebekah Routos

On Saturday, October 28th the high school cafeteria was transformed into a frightfully scary haunted house.  The National Honor Society puts on this annual event to raise money to fund their community service for the rest of the year.  The 62 members of the NHS organized, decorated, advertised, and staffed the event.  The theme was “Haunted Family” and had four different rooms: Creepy Crawlies, Zombies, Crazed Clowns, and Haunted Dolls.  Over 150 visitors were led through the haunted house of terrors by their student guides.  NHS raised $665 through the event.  Next month they will use these funds to buy gifts to be distributed to needy families in our community.

MVHS Best Buddies

posted Nov 1, 2017, 5:51 AM by Rebekah Routos   [ updated Nov 1, 2017, 5:53 AM ]


Another year, another pairing party for MVHS’ Best Buddies Chapter! Best Buddies is a club that creates opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and people without IDD, to establish meaningful relationships with students they may never encounter otherwise. The Merrimack Valley chapter recently celebrated it’s third annual pairing party where buddy pairs are established for the new school year. The reveal party included team activities such as carving pumpkins, painting, cooking, and enjoying eating a candy feast as a large group. Throughout this celebration the club established goals for the year and planned future trips out into the community to have fun as an inclusive body. Their next group activity will be a McDonald’s fundraiser, at the Fisherville Road location in Penacook, Tuesday, 11/07/17, from 5-7PM to engage in meaningful conversations about the club’s mission, and show off their beautiful friendships!

Seasonal Fun for a Cause in Boscawen By Jasmine Gormley

posted Oct 24, 2017, 7:21 AM by Rebekah Routos   [ updated Oct 24, 2017, 7:22 AM ]

Mary Cruz and Emma Dunlap painting faces.
Photo by:  Madison  Verville

As the fall season kicked into full swing, Twiggs Gallery in Boscawen helped the local community to get into the spirit: with a fun family activity. On October 1st, the event, organized by Monica Cote of Merrimack Valley High School, allowed families to spend some time relaxing and being creative. Activity options included making a custom scarecrow using clothes brought in or clothes made available by donation, face painting, or pumpkin painting. Even better, it provided something much needed; it provided funding for the MVHS chapter of the National Art Honor Society. Kaisi Adams, a junior at MV, was one of the students volunteering for the day.

“It was really just a great few hours for people to come and have fun and raise money for something they care about, you know? Seeing the kids being able to be creative and have some fun really made it great,” Adams said of the event. “I helped out with face painting, and it was just good to see the community like that.”

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