John Stark Regional High School

John Stark attends DECA Conference

1st row, l-r:  MacKenzie Pelkey, Kayleigh Zervos. Sam Russell, Nikos Biskaduros, Caitlin Mooney, Alex Zintel, Greg Labrie, Alesha Kimball
2nd row:  Eamon Scott, Alexa Silva, Alycia Silva, Chris Mann, John Hagan, George Lord, Jackson Flanders, Brianna St. Clair
3rd row:  Cailee Greene, Quianna Willard, Jake Silva, Marisa Dobbins, Warren Quinlan, Noah Payeur, Owen Payeur

Members of DECA at John Stark Regional High School recently attended the three-day DECA New Hampshire  Career Development Conference held at the Manchester Radisson. One of the highlights of DECA membership, this conference gives students a chance to showcase their talents in competitive events and presentations, all based on skills learned in their business classes, jobs, and DECA. From written tests to case problem solving to business plans and ad campaigns, there were over 40 categories of events for students to enter.  The student work doesn't begin at the conference, most students spend many hours studying, preparing, polishing and practicing for their events prior to the event. Categories include, but are not limited to, Marketing, Advertising, Entrepreneurship, Accounting, Travel, Hospitality, Sports Marketing, Business Management,  and Market Research.
DECA is a non-profit career-tech organization for high school students who are enrolled in marketing, business, and business related courses. It is a curriculum based, leadership focused organization which offers students a chance to develop their business, entrepreneurial, and management skills as well as develop social and team building capabilities. There are over 700 DECA members in New Hampshire, in chapters located in 20 different high schools and career-tech centers. Throughout the United States and Canada, there are more than 201,000 members, and new chapters are opening in Germany, England, and Mexico. 

Great Weekend For the Generals


A Great weekend for the Generals.
Aiden Moser finished in first place at the Division 2 Alpine Ski Race in both the Slalom and Giant Slalom events.  He will represent John Stark at the Meet of Champions next week.
Jacob Mitchell finished second in the 220 lb weight class at the Division 3 Wrestling tournament this weekend and will be representing John Stark at the Meet of Championship this Saturday.

Scholastic Art Awards

               Artwork by several students has been selected as Scholastic Art Award winners. Two of our students, Molly Glover and Caleb Roush won the highest award given, the Gold Key in the Portfolio category. Portfolio entries consist of eight artworks that are evaluated for originality, technical skill, and personal vision.  Molly and Caleb's work will travel on for National judging in NYC. All of the artwork is on exhibit at The Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy through February 5. List of all winners click on attachment below.

Molly GloverBrianna MartelMia PaveglioSkylar Bergeron





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New Inductees to the National Honor Society

L to R:Marisa Dobbins, Skylar Bergeron, Jacob Couture, Joseph Simeone, Rylee Ledoux, Avery Gorhan, Allie McKean, Sara Medvetz, Sydney Story, Brenna Hopkins, Sarah Wagner, Jillian Douzanis, Quianna Willard, Gregory Labrie, Nicole Yelle, Alycia Silva, Jake Reynolds, Jocelyn Dimond, Brooke Shatney, and Julia Meisser


Twenty new members were inducted into the National Honor Society on November 14.  NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Congratulations.

Division II State Champions

Division II Champions

Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Soccer, they won Sunday against Oyster River 4-0 to become the Division II State Champions.

Great Season Ladies

Leo Club Road Side Clean Up

Leo Club Volunteers Work along the Roadside 

John Stark’s adopted Sponsor-A-Highway location is on Route 114 (from the high school south to Route 77). Twice each year John Stark’s Leo Club volunteers trek up and down the two mile stretch picking up trash strewn along the roadside. Yesterday October 27th, the seven Leo Club student volunteers and faculty advisors Carey Hagen and Deb Conley spent a few hours picking up trash and filled seventeen large blue bags with trash. 

Senior Photo Update

Hello Seniors!

 Your senior photos are due to the yearbook by Thursday, December 1st.  Please read this post carefully so you know your options. 
1. If you have had, or will be having, your photos taken by a studio, please make sure that you let them know you have a deadline.  Many outside photographers have already contacted me to see when the deadline is. They need to submit the photo and a signed release form (see specifications below). 
2. If your plan all along was to use your picture from school photo day (the one on your ID card), please respond to this email and let me know. Everyone will be receiving their ID cards Monday October 17th in Advisory.
Geskus studios will be here at John Stark on Monday, November 14th from 7:30-4:00.  They will set up a small studio in room 192 to take about 6-8 poses for each senior who wants to have their portraits taken. The cost of this is FREE. If you need to sign up for an appointment time that day, please reply to the email that was sent to each seniors email account with your free blocks so you can be scheduled for an appointment time.  
SUBMITTING YOUR PHOTO  (info for your photographer)...
You need to submit a color photo that is portrait orientation (not landscape). These can be full body shots, but keep in mind that your spot in the yearbook is not that big, so you may not be able to see your face clearly depending on the image. Your photo can be submitted via email or on a CD and should be at least 1mb in size.  These need to be .jpeg files and the file name should include your first and last name. These photos should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as an attachment. 
 If you have questions, please don't hesitate to email and ask.

We the People

Photo (l-r): Skyler Bergeron, Mitchell Dionne, Jake Silva, Alycia Silva, Brenna Hopkins, Marisa Dobbins, Jeremy Aubin, Patrick Kalob, William Shattuck

Students in the We the People class at John Stark Regional High School traveled to the state Supreme Court on October 5 and  heard arguments in the Robert Breest case and had a brief audience with the prosecutor and the defence attorney after the argument. The We the People class taught by Dan Marcus  at John Stark is designed to promote civic competence and responsibility among America’s youth.

One Step at a Time

Left to right: Emily Durica, Rachel Keon, Suzanne Carmichael, Mercedes Camacho and Alexis Slade

Four students from Suzanne Carmichael Women's Studies classes  participated in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes (WAM) event at the statehouse in Concord on October 5. More than 100 men (and some women) walked a mile in heels to raise money for the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire and awareness about domestic violence.  The students volunteered at the event with Ms. Carmichael by handing out water and helping participants chronicle the event with photos.


John Stark uses Geskus for all of our school photo needs, and this includes the Senior Photos in the yearbook. They have generously offered to take yearbook photos at NO COST for seniors. Seniors who wish to take advantage of this option will schedule their photo appointment with the Yearbook during the month of November.

Geskus does offer other options for additional sitting fees, so please feel free to hear the options, but know that you are ultimately under no obligation to pay anything if all you desire is your photo in the yearbook.

Geskus Appointment Number: 1-800-948-1120

Geskus will be on site at John Stark Regional High School in November. Seniors will be able to schedule an appointment at JSR during their free block or before/after school.


-Not all seniors can afford to have professional photos, so we can provide this for all seniors at no cost.

-No candids, photos taken in the back yard, photos taken with a personal camera etc…will be accepted as a senior portrait. There are pages for candid shots, so if seniors have a candid they want in the yearbook, there will be a chance to submit these in the fall, but this will not be used as their OFFICIAL SENIOR PHOTO.

DEADLINE: The deadline to submit a Senior Photo is December 1st. NO PHOTOS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DEADLINE.

In the past, many seniors have selected other professional photographers to take their senior photos. Please feel free to contact the Yearbook if you would like a list of photographers that students have used in the past.

If you have another professional photographer in mind, please email the name and contact information the Yearbook ASAP.

If you have already have had a Senior Photo taken, please submit the photo to yearbook via email or on a CD. Please make sure the format is jpeg and that the file name includes both your first and last name.

It is our desire to have the best quality yearbook possible while making sure every senior has access to a professional photo for their Senior Portrait.



The Yearbook Staff

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**If you have a professional studio that you prefer, please email the contact information so we can contact the studio to arrange the release rights of the photo for print in the yearbook.**