John Stark Regional High School

Hill-Stark Music Festival

The John Stark Music Department will be teaming up with the Hillsboro-Deering High School Music Department this Friday, March 27th for the first ever Hill-Stark Music Festival.  Music students from both schools will rehearse throughout the day under the direction of John Stark Fine and Performing Arts Teachers Jayne Segedy and Dan Willams and Hillsboro Deering High School Music Teacher Heidi Welch. The culmination of the day’s efforts will be an evening concert at 7:00 PM in the JSRHS Café and is free and open to the public.

Poetry Out Loud Regional Competition

(l-r:)  Kathie Nitzschke, Hazel Johnstone, Nancy Gregory. Photo by JSRHS student Hannah Hagan.

​Congratulations to Katie Nitzschke and Hazel Johnstone who participated in the Poetry Out Loud Regional Competition last night at NEC​! Katie performed "The American Soldier" by Philip Freneau​ as the calibration poem,​ and Hazel ​competed with "As Children Know" by Jimmy Santiago Baca,​ ​"Make a Law So That the Spine Remembers Wings"​ ​by Larry Levis, and​ ​"Let the Light Enter" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper​. ​Both Katie and Hazel have qualified for a renewable $10,000/year scholarship to the New Hampshire Institute of Art for their success in Poetry Out Loud​.​

John Stark Wrestling

John Stark placed fourth at the Division III state tournament behind Plymouth, Campbell, and Winnisquam on Feburary 21.   Stark also  had four individual champions (pictured l-r): Nick Widmann (132 lbs), Terry Zervos (138 lbs), and Zach Feudner (220 lbs), and Ben Widmann (113 lbs).  John Stark’s  Deric Farris (120 lbs) and Eric Loc (170 lbs) both placed fourth.  Nick and Ben Widmann, Terry Zervos, and Zach Feudner all qualified for the Meet of Champions that will be held February 28 in Nashua.

 JSRHS Wrestling Champions 14-15

Photo credit:  John Widmann (John Stark wrestling coach)

John Stark Regional High School Equestrian Team

Now in its fifth year, the John Stark Regional High School Equestrian Team competes in the District II division of the New Hampshire High School Equestrian Teams (NHHSET).  It's members include riders on horseback and “spirit” supporters (spirit is open also to grades 7 & 8).  Riders on the JS team compete at district meets in walk-trot, walk-trot-canter, team classes and in-hand classes. Division categories include English, Western, Dressage, Jumping, Trail and Games. Presently, the John Stark team is preparing for the opening of it's season March 1 and will compete on April 11th, April 18th and May 2nd at Oak Rise Farm in Goffstown.  State Finals for qualifying members of the district teams will be held in Fremont on May 31st. Besides John Stark, competing schools in District II include The Derryfield School, Trinity, Bedford, Milford and Goffstown High Schools.  The JSRHS Equestrian Team has won the District II Championship for 2 years in a row – 2013 and 2014.  Rider registration is currently closed but any interested students are always welcome to support our team by volunteering.

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For those that are interested please click on link below for 2014/2015 Equestrian Team contract.

JSRHS Equestrian Team Contract (PDF Format)

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