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

This school year, the McHenry Messenger, its staff and its contributors have earned the following honors from outside organizations…

 

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:

“Have you seen the signs?” by Gabe Santos

“Crossing the bridge” by Lily Adams

“Creating a history” by Mackenzie Sroka

“More than just a victim” by Leylah Moreno and Gabe Santos

“People are people” by Mackenzie Sroka

“Proving the impossible” by Rose Wenckebach

 

Past Recognition

2022-2023

Highlights Include…

  • All-State Journalism Team (IJEA)
  • Third Best Overall Publication (IJEA)
  • Fourth Place Team at IHSA State
  • First Place in Copy Editing at IHSA State
  • First Place Feature Story (IWPA)
  • Frank Keegan Award for News (YJI)

2021-2022

Highlights Include…

  • Online Pacemaker Nomination (NSPA)
  • Third Best Overall Publication (IJEA)
  • First Place Feature Story (IWPA)
  • First Place 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)