HHS 2014 class president earns national Model UN post
Two years after graduation, Class President Tess Frieswick (HHS 2014) is still making her hometown proud.
The National High School Model United Nations program selected Frieswick to serve as Under-Secretary General of the Special Committees at next year’s conferences at the United Nations in New York City.
“She will be in charge of hundreds of students from around the country and around the world in special Model UN committees such as Security Council, WHO and more,” said HHS international relations teacher Zachary Simmons, adviser to the school’s Model UN team.
A sophomore at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., Frieswick had to apply for the position, Simmons explained.
“The International Model United Nations Association, which runs the National High School Model UN, must have been very impressed with (Frieswick) to give her such a large responsibility,” Simmons said. “That’s huge!”
Frieswick is not the first former HHS Model UN team member to move on to a leadership position.
HHS graduate Alejandro Lopez, who studies at University of Massachusetts Lowell, was chairman of the NATO Committee at a recent regional High School Model UN conference at UML, where HHS finished third of 10 participating high schools.
Author Atkinson to discuss Duston book at HHS
Well-known Merrimack Valley author Jay Atkinson will discuss his recently released book, “Massacre on the Merrimack: Hannah Duston’s Captivity and Revenge in Colonial America”, on Wednesday, January 13, from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. in the Haverhill High School library.
Atkinson’s appearance is part of a series of free lectures by the HHS Humanities Academy.
Haverhill High School sits on land that is practically a stone’s throw from the spot where, legend has it, Abenaki Indians from Quebec, Canada, raided her family’s Haverhill homestead and kidnapped Duston, her newborn baby, and a servant.
Atkinson’s book was released on October 1, 2015, to widespread praise.
Hillie Nation Marching Band to Debut at October 16 Football Game
The Hillies and the Indians (from Billerica Memorial High School) won’t be the only teams taking the field on Friday night at Trinity Stadium. Hillie Nation Marching Band — made up of members of the Haverhill High School, ArtsLoop, and Advanced Middle School Band — will make its debut.
Under the direction of district band director Dean Tsiropoulos and assistant Matthew Leftin, the Hillie Nation Band will perform in the end zone.
Students (both current and former), staff, parents, and friends have supported the football team in large numbers and with great enthusiasm this season, encouraging the team through its first five games to a 3-2 record, 3-0 in division play.
The addition of the Hillie Nation Band on game day will only add to the festive atmosphere and excitement that accompanies Hillie football. It’s yet another reason we all feel so much Hillie Pride.
The game doesn’t start until 7, but Hillie Nation Band members are being asked to gather at 4 p.m. for uniforms, preparation of gear and warm-up. All of Hillie Nation looks forward to the band’s inaugural on-field performance.
HHS band to serenade visitors to Academy Night
There will be a fringe benefit for middle school students and parents who attend the HHS Open House and academy information event on Thursday, October 15: Music!
The Haverhill High School Band, along with ArtsLoop students from the city’s middle schools, will perform during the Academy Night. Band members and director Dean Tsiropoulos will gather at 5 p.m. on the balcony above the auditorium.
Information about student involvement in the band program at HHS will also be available.
Academy Night and Open House is designed for Haverhill middle schoolers to learn more about the Academy programs and extracurricular activities available at the high school. Hours are 5:30 to 7 p.m. at HHS.
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