Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Which high school senior created the best cake?
A Danvers High School senior is one of five local seniors hoping to win Cakes for Occasion's first annual "Cake Wars." Jamie Tarricone is taking her cake creation up against Tess Greenberg of Beverly High School, Ari Cipriani of Masconomet Regional High School, Kimberly Sousa of Peabody Veterans Memorial High School and Catherine Kinsella of Salem High School. The winner will get a college scholarship and win dessert for her Senior Class Up All Night event. Voting runs through Thursday at 3 p.m. on Cakes for Occasion's Facebook page. The cake with the most votes will win. The cakes were created at Cakes for Occasions, on Maple Street in Danvers Square, in a three-hour span on Saturday. Family members and friends looked on as the senior …
Friday, May 17, 2013
James English, a sophomore, won this year's key off and a certified pre-owned Honda Civic from Volvo Village as part of the Keys to Success program.
It took 50 tries and then some Thursday afternoon before James English got the lucky key and won his own certified pre-owned Honda Civic from Volvo Village in Danvers. The 16-year-old Danvers High sophomore, who doesn't actually have his license yet, was one of 50 students to participate in the annual Key Off to close out this year's Keys to Success program with Village Automotive Group. English said he was just excited to win and couldn't believe his luck. He said he received his KeyCard during the year for academic excellence. Village Automotive Group President Ray Ciccolo was on hand himself for this Key Off and noted his niece actually graduated from Danvers High a couple years ago and was similarly excited then to participate in the …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Keys to Success program, sponsored by Volvo Village of Danvers, focuses on student achievement. One lucky Danvers High student will win a certified pre-owned car from the dealership at the conclusion of the program.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Newsweek's 2013 rankings of top U.S. schools came out Monday and didn't include Danvers High, but another recent study by the Washington Post found DHS in the top 9 percent of the nation's high schools.
On Monday, Newsweek released its annual ranking of top high schools in the nation, but the criteria the news organization used leaves Danvers High School off its list. Superintendent Lisa Dana says she was unaware of the Newsweek report and it does not appear Danvers was part of the survey that was sent to more than 5,000 high schools in the United States. Newsweek says its rankings were based on responses from about 2,500 schools in 2013. You can see the details about the ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of averaging …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Nick Lovasco, a Danvers High grad, was recognized for outstanding academic and civic achievements at North Shore Community College.
Nicholas Lovasco, a 2010 Danvers High grad, was honored Thursday at the State House for his "outstanding academic and civic achievements" while a student at North Shore Community College. Gov. Deval Patrick recognized 29 students from public colleges and universities at the State House with the presentation of the third annual 29 Who Shine Awards. "Each one of these students has a remarkable story to tell," said Patrick. "Collectively, they remind us that investing in them is investing in our future.” Each institution selected its own student honoree for the award based on criteria established by the Mass. Department of Higher Education. Students needed to demonstrate a strong academic record, made a contribution to the civic well-being of…
Monday, April 15, 2013
Julia Strangie-Brown got to sing the "Star Spangled Banner" at Fenway Park for TSA Night.
Danvers High grad Julia Strangie-Brown had the honor of singing the national anthem before thousands of Red Sox fans last Thursday for TSA Night at Fenway Park. Strangie-Brown is a Transportation Security Administration agent at Logan Airport and the Salem News reports that she regularly performs with the TSA Honor Guard, as happened at last week's game with the Baltimore Orioles, although that was her first time singing at Fenway. Strangie-Brown, 26, graduated from Danvers High in 2005 and is the daughter of former Selectman Ken Brown and his wife Elisa Strangie, reports the Salem News. She has a background in musical theater and has performed at numerous events in town over the years and now sings at various ceremonies with the TSA Honor…
Monday, March 25, 2013
Here's the spring sports schedule for Danvers High School. Bear in mind, it is subject to change as the season goes on.
Spring is officially here -- pay no heed to those wintry-sounding forecasts this week -- and the new sports season at Danvers High is off and running. The Falcons compete in the Northeastern Conference in baseball, softball, boys' and girls' lacrosse, boys' and girls' tennis and co-ed outdoor track. Check out the schedule above, but bear in mind it is subject to change depending on various factors, most oftentimes the weather. If you are a coach, team parent or player, you're welcome to chime in via the comment section below with any updates or changes to the schedule. You can also find the athletics schedule at St. John's Prep here.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
A great way to start the day with a quick look at the events and happenings in town.
Welcome to “5 Things,” your daily source for community events, happenings in town and other little tidbits of information. Here are five things you need to know on Tuesday, March 19. 1. Storm: The winter storm – with snow at first and later a mix of sleet, freezing rain and rain – will stick around for the entire day. Forecasters says that about 4 inches of snow will accumulate before the changeover. It may turn back to snow at the very end of Tuesday night too. 2. Candidates: Tuesday is the deadline for candidates for any town offices this spring to turn in their nomination papers at the Town Clerk's office at Town Hall. Town Meeting candidates are required to hand in at least 10 certified signatures and townwide candidates 50 certified …
Monday, March 18, 2013
The Danvers High School band took part on Saturday's St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City.
The Danvers High School Falcons band marched down Fifth Avenue in New York City on Saturday as part of the city's St. Patrick's Day parade. The band played the Dropkick Murphys’ “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” and “An Irish Party in Third Class” by Gaelic Storm from the movie "Titanic," according to a report in the Salem News. You can see their New York City performance is the attached YouTube video.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
It was a big win on Saturday as Danvers High School became repeat Divison 3 state champions.
What a win! Danvers High School completed back-to-back season as Division 3 boys basketball state champions with a win over Smith Academy on Saturday at DCU Center in Worcester on Saturday afternoon. The final score was 66-50. The leading scorer for the Falcons was Nick McKenna with 20 points. All five Danvers Falcons were in double digits in the win. To see a replay of the play-by-play live blog of the game, click here.