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Congratulations to HWRHS 6th District Congressional Art Show Awards Recipients
Jennifer Caufield

Six Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School students submitted artwork to the 6th District Congressional Art Show competition sponsored by Congressman Seth Moulton and Montserrat College of Art this past weekend. Three HW students received recognition. Congratulations to Andrew Jones, Eugene Ahn, and Sydney Amero!

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8th Grade Mandarin Students Visit the Seniors at the Hamilton Housing Authority
Jennifer Caufield

8th-grade Mandarin students went to visit the senior citizens at the Hamilton Housing Authority who speak only Mandarin!  The students performed a couple of songs and then engaged in some wonderful conversations in Mandarin. An incredible community service opportunity and language immersion experience. ! Thanks to Rachel Lee & Coreen Howland for making this happen!

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NHD photo collage of students
Jennifer Caufield

Congratulations to all the participants who presented their research at the Massachusetts Regional History Day competition on Sunday, March 12th in Stoneham. Students have been continuously working on their independent projects since September with the assistance of the social studies team Anne Page, Brett Burnett, Johann Knets, and Kristen Borges.

Please join us in congratulating:

Juniors: Ella Tran, Jadon Wang, Adison Caufield, Claire Payne, Katrina Peteranderl, Winter Baird, Zoe Horner, Annabella Connell, Alfie Chien, Christos Meimeteas, Eric Hutchinson, Sofia Brown, Jake Bassinger, Bella Fazio and Julia Tsappis.  

Sophomores: Norah McCullough, Charlotte Madden, Claire Gardella, Julia Bial, Phoebe Fallon, Currie Fallon, Mika Kondo, Maddie Carey-Meyette, Jake Flynn, Cameron Massimi, Noah Peabody, Maren Cassidy and Kate Cassidy.  

Several of our projects took home medals or received honorable mentions.  Those who received medals will be moving on to the Massachusetts History Day state competition on Saturday, April 1, at Winchester High School.

Medal Winners:

1st Place Group Documentary Currie Fallon, Phoebe Fallon and Mikaela Kondo - Perkins School for the Blind: The public’s perspective altered and a vision for accessibility realized

1st Place Group Performance Sophia Brown and Jake Bassinger- CURIE: A radioactive frontier in science

3rd Place Group Website Jake Flynn, Cameron Massimi, and Noah Peabody - The Ellis Island Experiment: Gateway to the American Dream?

3rd Place Individual Website Jadon Wang - Curt Flood’s Fight for Free Agency

3rd Place Individual Exhibit Katarina Peteranderl - The Paris Commune

Honorable Mentions:

Individual Documentary Ella Tran - Americans with Disabilities Act

Group Exhibit Alfie Chen, Christos Meimeteas and Eric Hutchinson - The 2001 Invasion of Afghanistan

Individual Website Maddie Carey-Meyette - Dr. Charles A. Eastman and the Evolution of Native American Education

Thank you to the entire Hamilton-Wenham community for its continued support of the National History Day program!  If our students qualify at the Massachusetts History Day state competition, they will advance to the National Contest which will take place this June at the University of Maryland, College Park. 

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photo collage from the DECA CONFERENCE
Jennifer Caufield

The Hamilton Wenham DECA Chapter returned home triumphant on Saturday, March 11, from the 64th annual Massachusetts DECA State Career Development Conference (SCDC) at the Marriott Copley, Sheraton, and Hynes Convention Center in Boston with 14 students qualifying for the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Orlando, FL. 

100 Hamilton Wenham students joined over 3,000 students, advisors, and business professionals for the 3-day conference where students competed in over 50 categories of marketing, hospitality, finance, and entrepreneurship.

100 Hamilton Wenham students joined over 3,000 students, advisors, and business professionals for the 3-day conference where students competed in over 50 categories of marketing, hospitality, finance, and entrepreneurship. The theme this year was Better Than Ever (Click here to view the Program Booklet.)

The SCDC took place over March 9–11 with role-play competitors taking a 100-question comprehensive exam and then performing 2 role-plays with business professionals who volunteer as judges. Role-plays ask students to solve a problem and present their solution to the judge while covering specific performance indicators. Project competitors presented their findings from their previously submitted prepared papers at the conference.

Hamilton Wenham students earned 14 State Champion trophies, 13 State Finalist medallions, and one medallion for a top score on their comprehensive exam. 

State Champions: ICDC Qualifiers

Marissa Conway 11
& Olivia Novak 11

Business Law & Ethics Team Decision Making (BLTDM)

Morgan Glovsky 12
& Drew Stewart 12

Buying & Merchandising Team Decision Making (BTDM)

Eliza Bassom 12

Entrepreneurship Series (ENT)

Philip Prieur 12

Entrepreneurship Series (ENT)

Julia Tsappis 11

Hospitality & Tourism Professional Selling (HTPS)

Davis Angelli-Nichols 11

Human Resources Management (HRM)

Andrea Kohler 12

Personal Financial Literacy (PFL)

Ava Fleury 11

Quick Service Restaurant Management (QSRM)

Sophie Bassom 12

Restaurant & Food Service Management (RFSM)

Sophie Bassom 12
& Drew Stewart 12

Stock Market Game (SMG)

Alfie Chien 11

Stock Market Game (SMG)

Eric Hutchinson 11

Stock Market Game (SMG)

Jaden Zhou 12

Stock Market Game (SMG)

State Finalists (Top 12): ICDC Alternates

Max Consolazio 12

Automotive Services Marketing (ASM)

Hannah Ciriello 11
& James Day 12

Buying & Merchandising Team Decision Making (BTDM)

Ava Finn 12

Retail Merchandising Series (RMS)

Lily Prieur 12

Financial Consulting Event (FCE)

Alfie Chien 11
& Christos Meimeteas 11

Financial Services Team Decision Making (FTDM)

Ava Maher 11

Hospitality & Tourism Professional Selling (HTPS)

Jane Burnham 12

& Paige Skellett 12

Hospitality & Tourism Team Decision Making (HTDM)

Madeline Ciaramitaro 10

Principles of Hospitality & Tourism (PHT)

Claire Veenema 11

Principles of Marketing (PMK)

Hannah Powers 11

Professional Selling Event (PSE)


Comprehensive Exam Recognition: Medallion for Top 3 Test Scores per Category

Jack Rose 10 

Accounting Application Series (ACT)


Additionally, Hamilton Wenham earned 9 allocations for the prestigious Leadership Development Academy at the ICDC in Orlando through chapter campaigns on the state and national levels. Through an application process, members are chosen for leadership training to gain skills that they will bring back to the local chapter. 

DECA is a co-curricular organization of high school students that builds transferable skills for college and career with over 200,000 members in all 50 states, four US territories, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Korea, and more. DECA helps students develop skills for successful careers, builds self-esteem, provides leadership opportunities, and stresses community involvement and service.

The Hamilton Wenham program is led by Laura Wheeler,  DECA Advisor & Business Teacher, and Stefanie Rogal, DECA Advisor & Academic Coordinator of the RISE program. The program is in its seventh year at HWRHS and has nearly one half of the total school population as members. The experience would not be possible without the support of faculty and volunteers who donated their time to chaperone the trip: Sue Howland, Sally Maijenski and her husband Robert Bova, Joe Maher, Jenn Sauriol, Jeff Walsh and his wife Dallas Walsh, and Johanna Wilson.

To learn more about DECA, visit and

You can view all photos & video from the DECA State Career Development Conference in the States Photos 2023 folder. 


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Civics Bee March 16th!
Jennifer Caufield

The League of Women Voters of Hamilton-Wenham will be holding A Civics Bee at the Miles River Middle School on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 7:00 PM. Join us for a fun evening of civics trivia. Space is limited, click here to enter your team now! Click here for more information.


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Jennifer Caufield

The Hamilton-Wenham Generals have had a very succesful winter season. Many teams qualified for the state tournaments, three teams were awarded the Cape Ann League Sportsmanship award, and many individual athletes earned notable accomplishments and CAL Awards. You can reach more HERE.

HW Alpine Ski Evelyn Bernard won the Girl's NSSL Individual Championship and also medaled (Top 10, State Wide) in the Giant Slalom and Slalom races in the Alpine State Championships. HW Alpine Ski concluded a successful, inaugural season of competition in the North Shore Ski League.  Both the Girls and Boys Teams had several wins and qualified two skiers in the Alpine Ski State Championships at Berkshire East.

HW Hockey earned the #28 seed in the Division IV State Tournament and fell to #5 seed Shawsheen Tech, 4-3. The generals came back to tie after being down, 3-0 with under a minute left finishing the season strong. Rams answered with 16.7 seconds remaining to win.

HW Girls Basketball has earned the #22 seed in the Division IV State Tournament and will travel to Bourne High School on Saturday, March 4th to face #11 Bourne High School at 6:00 PM.  Tickets will be sold at the door for $5 (Adults) and $3 (Students & Seniors).   Bourne High School is located at 75 Waterhouse Rd in Bourne.

Marblehead Girls Co-Op Hockey, which includes nine HW student-athletes, earned the #29 seed in the Division I State Tournament and Last night, fell to a strong Haverhill (HPNA) team, 5-0. Congratulations to Coach Smith and all the players on a great season.

In addition, Hannah Tsouvlas (HW & Landmark) was named the winner of the Boston Bruins & MIAA Sportsmanship Award.  

Other recent notable accomplishments include:

  • HW Gymnastics earned a spot in the North Sectional Championships for the first time in over (at least) a decade after posting record high team scores this year.  Georgia Greaves and Hobey Greaves qualified for the Individual State Championships as well. 
  • HW Girls Indoor Track, Hockey, and Girl's Basketball all earned the Cape Ann League Sportsmanship Award this past season as voted by the other schools in the league.
  • Congrats to HW Cheer, who earned 1st Place in their division at the Shepherd Hill Invitational on Feb 24th.
  • Brendan Dalton of the Salem Wrestling Co-Op earned League Champion honors and, based on a high finish at the State Championship Meet, has also qualified for the New England Championships later this week.
  • Katherine Reed of the HW Swim team qualified for the Individual State Championships thanks to a sparkling season in the pool. 
  • John Ertel of HW Boys Basketball was named winner of the Cape Ann League McCoy Courage Award.
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