the highschool, which is exactly 95% white and less than 1% black, looks like a low-budget prison. Also, the white kids do tend to wear G-unit, Ecko, phatpharm, fubu and large chains, despite the fact that they live in the hick new hampshire suburbs
If you disagree you either have not been to Merrimack or you live in Merrimack
Merrimack resident: Yeah….., its a complete shithole down here……..
Welcome to the Town of Merrimack, NH. Merrimack is a one hour commute from Boston, one hour from the seacoast, and one hour from the mountains, placing this thriving community of approximately 27,000 people right in the heart of it all. It is a town rich in history. For example, Matthew Thornton, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, called Merrimack home.
Merrimack is a sleep family town. ( Many people find that charming) We have 3 elementary schools, one new middle school, and one (old but functioning) high school.
The student diversity for Merrimack is not a broad as one may like to see. BUT we host students from around the world that add to our community and have many shades of all colors here… not in great numbers but that is just the way it is. There are many “wanna-be” gangsta students that have no outlet for their lives so they pretend… act like somthing they are not. We have jocks, preps, music peeps, and even our drop-outs and knocked up teens.
There are drug issues, fights, and cheating… just like every other school in America. There are also amazing students that have goals, futures that will take them anywhere the want to be. There are amazing teachers that care and go out of the way for students that want and need their attention… yes, not so great teachers too (like everywhere else). There are sports programs for all ages, movies, malls within 15 minutes from both the north and south.
Decent food, good entertainment for those that have goals and passions.
This is what is left of small town America… no busses, trains, cabs, or night clubs…. One grocery store that over charges and is not too nice to teen employees, 2 drug stores that are every where else in America. There is nothing special for teens, sadly budget cuts and high taxes prevent much of what could be. Our skate board park is open set times, days, and is seasonal… nothing special, but way better than nothing! People with goals and jobs seem to be very inspired and busy. No one forces people to just sit around and rot.
We are 45 minutes from the ocean, have our own town beaches and ponds, camps,….. 40 minutes from good boarding/skiing… and we do our best to be our best… JUST LIKE EVERYWHERE ELSE.
If you choose to fail in life you can here just as easliy and anywhere else in the world. BUT, if you choose to do good, be good, and try you too can become a success in Merrimack. We have students going to Harvard, Yale, Berkley, and the military… community colleges, and schools from all over the world! Small town N.H., and many, many of us like it just that way!
Merrimack, M*TOWN, south of Manchester, North of Nashua
Sophia: Just be glad you’re not living in Merrimack.
friend: drink this pesticide, you’ll thank me later.