NHRHS Celebrations and Achievements


The Hale-Ray Athletic Department wishes to thank the following “soccer elves” for their great contribution recently in building a soccer shed located on the upper playing fields.Project engineer, Rob Wright, organized a crew led by lead carpenter Mike Brothers, and ably assisted by carpenters Brian McCleary and Steve Brasile, and assistants Greg Mazzotta and Shaun Conroy. The shed, erected in one afternoon, will provide storage for our high school teams as well as the East Haddam Soccer Club. All the labor was provided free of charge and resulted in a great structure, functional for many uses, including fund raising purposes. The Hale-Ray family greatly appreciates all that was done…thank you.

The RAY FFA Chapter and the East Haddam Conservation Commission
In 2010, in collaboration with the East Haddam Conservation Commission, the Ray FFA Chapter assumed stewardship of the 121 acre piece of town land known as Nichols’ Field. This land is part of East Haddam’s publicly owned open space. This project was made possible by the National FFA “Living to Serve” grant. The main focus of the Ray FFA Chapter with this project is to create a public trail system in which town residents can attain fun, physical activity in a natural and beautiful setting. The Ray FFA Chapter plans to continue stewardship of the trail system for many years to come!  For more information and Trail Map: FFA Nichols Trail and Map

National Merit Scholarhip Recognitions!
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The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), a test which serves as an initial screen of more than 1.5 million entrants each year, and by meeting published program entry/participation requirements.  Of the 1.5 million entrants, some 50,000 with the highest PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index scores qualify for recognition in the National Merit® Scholarship Program. In September, these high scorers are notified through their schools that they have qualified as either a Commended Student or Semifinalist.  In late September, more than two-thirds, about 34,000 of the approximately 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT, receive Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise.  Nathan Hale-Ray High School is proud to acknowledge Jordan D’Addeo as a Semifinalist and Alyssa Angell-MacKenzie and Matthew Tung as Commended Students for the 2015 – 2016 National Merit scholarship Program.