Vineyard Student Wins Congressional Art Contest

Regional High School student Isabelle Crawford was named “best in show” in the 2014 Congressional Art Competition. Her photograph of an oak tree in North Tisbury will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol.

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High School Courts Renamed in Honor of Ned Fennessy
Mark Alan Lovewell

In a ceremony Saturday, the regional high school tennis courts were named after the coach for his 23 years of service. Mr. Fennessy retired following the 2013 season, after he helped the tennis team to its second straight division three state championship.

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High School Sailors Head to National Invitational
Ivy Ashe
After qualifying for the Fritz Mark trophy race in Hyannis last weekend, the Vineyarders thought they had missed the chance to move on to the national invitational, despite a hard-fought comeback at the end. Now another team has dropped out and Island sailors will race in Cambridge this weekend.
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Heads Up! Forensics Project Helps Student Chart Future Path
Sydney Bender
Last week, days before she was to present her senior project presentation and less than a month before the regional high school seniors graduate, Mariah Campbell looked unflappable, walking from a science classroom to an art lab while carrying a head named Henry under her arm.
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No I in Team; On the Field Or in the Editing Room
Ivy Ashe

Clifton (Paul) Robinson, a two-sport varsity athlete at the regional high school, came off the field for his senior project to do a sports documentary with the help of mentors at MVTV.

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Island Students Growing Up Green
Alex Elvin
Colorful rows of flowers, vegetables and herbs were taking shape this week at Martha’s Vineyard High School, where the 20th annual plant sale, organized by the school’s horticulture, aquaculture and landscaping department, will begin Thursday and run through next week.
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Student Sleuths
Students from the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School women’s studies class open the exhibit Women and Crime: Victims and Perpetrators at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum on May 19.
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Between Two Crabapple Trees, Inspiration Born of Tragedy Still Flowers
Sydney Bender

Friends, family and former classmates of David D. Furino and Kevin H. Johnson 2nd, best friends who died in an automobile accident at Katama 10 years ago, gathered at the regional high school Saturday to dedicate a bench in their names.

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High School Students Cook Up a Feast to Help Grow the Next One
Alison L. Mead

On Thursday morning, Martha’s Vineyard Regional high school juniors Nichole Wilson and Matt Davies cleaned heaps of local garlic shoots in the culinary arts classroom in preparation for A Spring Garden Feast on Saturday night at the Sweet Life Cafe.

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High School Principal Stephen Nixon Resigns
Olivia Hull

Vineyard schools superintendent Dr. James H. Weiss notified school parents and teachers Monday that Mr. Nixon, who had been on leave of absence since last week, had resigned. Assistant superintendent Matthew D'Andrea has been named acting principal.

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