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By Steve Krause / The Daily Item
LYNN — There was no danger of any rust slowing the English boys basketball team down Wednesday night at the Cavanagh Field House.Those laments about not having played for a week and a half (since the Bulldogs' shocking IAABO tournament win over St. John's)? Forget it. The Bulldogs weren't having any.
The following students were named to the NEC all star swim team: Matt Demirs, Brandie Holland, Mike Bruno, Matt Bruno, Dana Stevens, Jesse Freeman, Frances Serwicki.
Lynn English High School will hold an Open House Thursday, February 7th 6-8PM. All Lynn eighth graders and their parents are invited to attend. There will be an assembly in the auditorium followed by presentations by all school groups in the cafeteria. Students can visit and check out what’s happening at LEHS.
All LEHS parents are invited to visit with their child’s teacher. Teachers will be available in their classrooms to discuss second quarter grades.
Originally Published on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 By Chris Stevens / The Daily Item
LYNN — English High School art students put the finishing touches on their portion of an art project Monday that has spanned two years and six schools.Students in art teacher Martha Brown’s class spent the last five days cutting and laying down tiles for two mosaics that will join with 10 others as a centerpiece of a mural outside Lynn Arts in Central Square.“It came out better than I thought it would,” said sophomore Betsy Lopez, as she washed down one mosaic that represented people and food from different cultures in the city.Local artists David Fichter, Yetti Frenkel and Joshua Winer collaborated with students in three middle schools and three high schools across the city to design and create large pieces that represent the city.
Boys Hoop: English clinches share of NEC North crown By Matthew Roy / For The Item
One week ago, the English basketball team lost to Marblehead and looked like it had squandered its chance to win another NEC North title.Low how things can change in a hurry.http://itemlive.mycapture.com/mycapture/folder.asp?event=1412928&;CategoryID=71213 "> Click here for a photo gallery. The Bulldogs beat Salem on Tuesday and then came out Friday on the road and led by 29 points from Keandre Stanton, steamrolled Beverly, 91-69, to clinch a share of the league title.“We knew this was a big game,” English coach Mike Carr said. “We played with intensity and were able to pressure the way we want to.”English (12-4, 10-4 NEC North) set the tone early, scoring the game’s first eight points en route to a 20-9 lead after one.“We got off to a tough start and that’s not a team that you can play catch up against,” Beverly coach Scott Lewis said.The Bulldogs pushed the lead to 38-24 at the half and then put up 29 third quarter points to seal the win. Freddie Hogan had 19 points and freshman Stevie Collins added 16 for English.Beverly (10-7, 8-6) got 13 points from Dom Abate and eight apiece from Jon Birchoff and Ty Suggs.Chelsea 62, Tech 53At the O’Connor Gym, Michael Duarte led the Tigers with 26 points while Ronnie Williams had 18 and Mangola Mbangu had 14.“We stayed with them for three quarters,” said coach Marvin Avery, whose team fell to 4-12 and will not make the post-season tournament for the first time ni his long tenure with the team, “but their size wore us down in the fourth quarter.“Chelsea is a very good team,” Avery said. “I’m proud of our kid for hanging in.”Tech led at the half, 33-32 and after three, 46-45.“It was a great high school game,” Avery said.”I feel bad my two seniors aren’t going to be in the tournament, but they’re giving it their all.”The Tigers are back in action at Swampscott (5, time change).Spellman 58, St. Mary’s 44At Brockton, the Spartans (15-4) couldn’t sustain the offensive intensity against a tough Spellman team. Nick Gagliolo had 22 points and Devin Thompson , 12 points.“This is a really good team,” St. Mary’s coach Kevin Moran said. “We’re always battling with them … Our guys tried. We were aggressive the whole night. We did a good job defensively, but the offense was a little lax.”Peabody 58, Classical 50At Classical, the Rams pulled out the first meeting between the two teams in overtime, but the Tanners owned this one. Senior captain Jason Hiou (20 points) hit a couple of big shots in the fourth quarter and Jared McCarron (8 points) nailed a three with about a minute left to stave off the Rams.Classical (8-9) was led by Uche Nwokeji (13 points) and Derek Edmonds, 12 points.Danvers 73, Saugus 39At Danvers, the Sachems had a 16-11 lead after one but it was all Falcons (14-2) from there as Danvers closed the half on a 20-0 run to take control.Eric Martin led the Falcons with 17 points. Nick McKenna had 14 while Jon Amico and George Merry each finished with 13.“We defended really well in the second half,” Danvers coach John Walsh said. “Saugus took it to us a little bit in the first quarter.”Swampscott 59,Gloucester 43At Swampscott, the Big Blue (7-10) had a comfortable lead at the half and were never in trouble. Val Temin had 14 points, Mike Walsh, 12 points and A.J. Baker, 11. Swampscott was without Dan Santanello and Gloucester was minus Brian St. Pierre. Both were out sick. Jason Vizena had 15 points for the Fishermen.Salem 60, Revere 55At Revere, the Witches (9-6) trailed by five at the half and by double figures early in the third before closing strong to take the lead for good.Christian Dunston had a game-high 27 for Salem, who got 12 from Billy Muse and seven from Emelio Beato. The Patriots had 14 points from Michael Dreeszen.Winthrop 62,Marblehead 45At Winthrop, the Vikings brought the Magicians’ six-game winning streak to a screeching half. Quinton Dale, who got in some foul trouble, finished with 24 points, 13 rebounds, six blocks and five steals. The Vikings, who shot 17-for-25 from the line, also got a lift from Erving DeJesus, who scored eight (including two big threes) of his 10 points in the fourth quarter. Jeff Peras had 14 points for the Magicians.The Vikings (13-3, 12-2 NEC) needed the win to stay tied with Danvers for first in the NEC South.Fenwick 71, Williams 64At Peabody, the Crusaders (4-11) lost to the Bishops by 26 points earlier in the season, making the win all that much sweeter. Matt Costello of Lynnfield had a big night for Fenwick with 21 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter to keep Williams at bay. Fran Hannon had nine points and 10 rebounds and Ben Bucchieri had 12 points and seven steals.“This was a really good win,” Fenwick coach Mike Kane said. “We came out and played hard. We’ve been playing hard every game, it’s just good to get a win.”
Today I did one of my favorite demos for my classes. The demo is convincing visual evidence that forming intermolecular bonds releases energy.
When I explain to my students that breaking bonds requires energy, most of them believe it. Evidence might include the fact that you have to heat ice to melt it, and you have to heat water to boil it. However, many students have trouble grasping the concept that, because law of conservation of energy must hold, this means that when water freezes, the process must give off the same amount of heat as it took to melt the ice. My students accept this on the surface, but most of them have trouble really believing that ice gives off heat when it freezes.
The demo gives very convincing evidence that freezing a liquid gives off a substantial amount of energy. I learned about it at ChemEd 2009 from Liz Velikonja, a chemistry teacher from Brooklyn, NY. It starts with melting and beginning to boil paraffin (wax) in a test tube clamped to a ring stand. I used a Bunsen burner:
After this step, the test tube contains liquid paraffin, and there is a substantial amount of flammable paraffin vapor outside the mouth of the test tube.
At this point:
Heat Escaping from the Test Tube
When the heat reaches the flammable paraffin vapor outside the mouth of the test tube, it ignites spectacularly:
Note the shower of condensed paraffin raining down from the fireball.
After the paraffin has burned, condensed paraffin vapor lingers in the air, and the lab bench is covered in a layer of wax:
After the Reaction
(Thanks to Dina Robles, one of my current students and an LEHS yearbook photographer, for taking the pictures!)
English students produce PSA on benefits of eating breakfast Originally Published on Wednesday, February 01, 2012 By Sarah Mupo / The Daily Item
LYNN — Ken Vorspan’s advanced television production class at Lynn English High School has breakfast on the brain.For the past month, the class has been working on a 30-second public service announcement about the importance of eating a healthy school breakfast to enter into the “Eat. Film. Screen.” contest, developed by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Child Nutrition Outreach Program at Project Bread.The PSA contest is open to middle school and high school students across Massachusetts. If Vorspan’s class wins, it will receive a $1,000 Visa gift card and have its commercial broadcast on WHDH-TV’s “Urban Update.”Click here for a photo gallery of the students at work. Having a contest attached to the project, Vorspan said, got his 15 students, mostly juniors and seniors, excited to get to work
Lynn English senior gets early nod from Harvard Originally Published on Monday, January 23, 2012 By Chris Stevens/The Daily Item
LYNN — Lynn English senior Jacqueline Ma said she has always been impatient which is why she decided to apply for early acceptance to at least one college and she decided to go big.Ma applied to Harvard University for early acceptance and discovered last week through an email that she was accepted. She said a formal letter arrived the next day.“I was alone when I found out,” she said. “I raced out to find my parents and my brother. I couldn’t believe it.”Ma said going to Harvard had always been a goal but not one she ever thought she would achieve.
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