McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

Recognition

Best of School Newspapers Online:

School Newspapers Online (also known as SNO) is the platform that the McHenry Messenger uses to publish its online newspaper. They acknowledge the best stories being published on the SNO Sites network by labelling it as “Best of SNO” and republishing it on their website. The following articles have earned such designation this year.

“The fight for survival” by Eli Frommes

“A child’s wish” by Rayaan Ahmed, Kyra Henry, and Apryl Hanneman

 

IJEA Fall Journalism Conference Write-Off Competition

Each year, the Illinois Journalism Education Association hosts a write-off competition during their Fall Journalism Conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This year, students focused their writing on Chicago Sun-Times columnist and Roosevelt University Professor John Fountain, the conference’s keynote speaker. Students were allowed to compete in one of three categories: News Writing, Feature Writing or Editorial Writing. The following students placed in the competition:

Vanessa Moreno (first in News Writing)

Kennedy Tetour (first in Feature Writing)

Freedom Tomasello (first in Editorial Writing)

 

Past Recognition

2021-2022

Highlights Include…

  • Online Pacemaker Nomination (NSPA)
  • Third Best Overall Publication (IJEA)
  • First Place Feature Story (IWPA)
  • First in Photo Storytelling at IHSA State

2020-2021

Highlights Include…

  • Newspaper/Newsmagazine Pacemaker Nomination (NSPA)
  • Second Best Overall Publication (IJEA)
  • Third in News Writing at IHSA State
  • All-State Journalism Team (IJEA)

2019-2020

Highlights Include…

  • Best Wesbite (IJEA)
  • Third Best Hybrid Publication (IJEA)
  • All-State Journalism Team (IJEA)