The McHenry Messenger

Choir director Derek Galvicius accompanies and conducts MCHS
Band and choirs perform final concerts of year
May 10, 2021

On May 5 and 6 Surround Sound, Cadet Choir, and Concert Choirs closed out the year with their last performances in the auditorium. The last band concert will follow on May 11,...

Upper classmen can be seen dancing their hearts out at the 2021 Mask-erade event in the West campus main gym.
Gallery: Mask-erade
May 3, 2021

After the cancellation of the 2021 Prom at MCHS, the school decided to host a new kind of event, very appropriately titled the Mask-erade on April 30. Though the attendance...

The McHenry Masker-erade was planned as way of keeping prom despite COVID regulations and health concerns. The event will take place Friday despite  lower than expected ticket sales.
McHenry Mask-erade proceeds despite low participation
April 28, 2021

On April 30, MCHS will be hosting the Senior Celebration Event 2021 “McHenry Mask-erade” in place of a traditional prom. All students signed up to attend the event will be...

Voting laws passed in the past two months are in response to unsubstantiated fears of voting fraud stoked during the 2020 presidential election. Voting rights activists worry that some laws, including those that restrict people from being given water and food while waiting in line to vote, may limit voter turnout.
States pass controversial voting laws
April 26, 2021

New voting laws passed through many of the 50 states including Georgia, Arkansas, Iowa, and Utah. Critics worry that many of these voting laws will be restrictive to many voters.  Due...

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Scores and Schedules
For two years, newspaper photographers have used the corner of in room 233 at West Campus, with its broken ring light and rickety backdrop, to take portraits for the McHenry Messenger. This year’s seniors will be the last to crete the newspaper in this space.
Saying goodbye
Senior Staff May 10, 2021

The Class of 2021 of MCHS have conquered the unexpected, and the senior staff of the McHenry Messenger has had the responsibility of covering it all. Through interviewing,...

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Historically, The Academy Awards have struggled to recognize actors, directors, and writers of color. This year
Diversity and the 2021 Oscars
Emma Westermeier, Staff Writer • May 4, 2021

On March 25, the 93rd Academy Awards took place at Union Station in Los Angeles. This year's new venue and covid safe precautions did not seem to deter from the usual showcase...

Tension between Bucky Banres and Sam Wilson builds after Steve Rodgers retired as Captain America. In "The Falcon and The Winter Soldier" explored that tension and how the two grow closer as friends and colleagues.
Review: To make amends
April 16, 2021
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Not every student becomes valedictorian or gets a full-ride scholarship to the school of their choice. Students who fly under the radar, though, still have a stories to tell, and still cherish their memories at MCHS.
Under the radar
Ciara Duncan, Features Editor • May 10, 2021

High school is characterized by a multitude of experiences, flashes of memory in the minds of the people that were witness to them. Some of these memories stand out against the rest. Most, however, fade...

MCHS teachers received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine in February, and their second in March during mass vaccination days at Woodstock North High School.
Take your shot
May 5, 2021
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The varsity football team huddles before a home game and stokes their team spirit against Huntley at McCracken Field on April 1. Several senior athletes at MCHS, including football players, intend to play college-level sports next year.
Next level
Madison Harvey and Mackenzie Sroka May 11, 2021

Playing in college is the dream scenario for young athletes. They’ve all played out the fantasy of being the next big Olympic star with Nike sponsorships and their picture...

The varsity volleyball team meets mid-court to strategize during a game against Johnsburg on March 24 in the East Campus main gym.
Bouncing Back
April 27, 2021
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