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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

MCHS students hang out at McCracken Field during the Homecoming football game on Oct. 7.

Real Warriors: Homecoming football game

Preston Boysen, Staff Writer October 28, 2022

On Friday, Oct. 7  McHenry High School students got together at McCracken Field to watch the Homecoming football game. But not all students took part in watching the game. Some came to socialize with...

On the sidelines of McCracken Field, varsity football players soak up the action and excitement of their final game of the season against Burlington Central, who they beat 28-13.

Gallery: From the sidelines

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor October 26, 2022

On Friday, October 21, the football, cheer, and dance teams celebrated senior nights during the last game of the season against the Burlington Central Rocket. The varsity team won the game 28-13, finishing...

Members of MCHSs Marching Warriors prepare for Chicagos 70th Columbus Day Parade on Oct. 10. The band took a bus downtown, gathered on Upper Wacker Dr. and marched down State St.

Gallery: Chicago’s Columbus Day Parade

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer October 14, 2022

On Monday, MCHS’s marching band performed in the 70th annual Chicago Columbus Day Parade in downtown Chicago.  In this parade there were floats, bands, and marchers. They were marching up Wabash...

MCHS students and staff pulled a United Airlines 737 plane at OHare Airport in Chicago on Saturday for the Law Enforcement Torch Run O’Hare Plane Pull.

Gallery: Law Enforcement Torch Run O’Hare Plane Pull

Krystal Zamudio, Staff Writer October 5, 2022

On Saturday morning MCHS students pulled a plane at O’Hare airport for the 2022 Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. The 20 students who participated in this event pulled the United Airlines...

Freshman students take part in team building activities during Pride Camp at Camp Duncan in Ingleside on Sep. 24.

Gallery: Freshman Pride Camp

Haley Passarelli, Contributing Writer September 28, 2022

Last week, the freshmen and their senior leaders had their annual Freshman Pride Camp at Camp Duncan in Ingleside. Different staff members helped run different activities and games for the freshmen with...

Runners from the cross country team practice at Veteran Acres in Crystal Lake on September 15.

Gallery: Cross country practice

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer September 21, 2022

On Thursday after school, the cross country team practiced at Veteran Acres in Crystal Lake for a high-quality workout.  The workout was held by, McHenry Middle School teacher Kevin Horst and Parkland...

Sophomores enjoy eating hot dogs and hamburgers and play games during a special sophomore picnic organized by Connections Crew on Sept 15 outside of the Upper Campus.

Gallery: Sophomore picnic

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer September 19, 2022

The sophomore picnic was held on Thursday, Sept. 15 during third and fourth period to help sophomores feel connected to the Upper Campus and help with the transition. Stefanie Lukas, division chair...

The varsity football team played Prairie Ridge during the first game of the season — the first ever at the revamped McCracken Field — on August 26.

Gallery: First football game of the season

Mackenzie Sroka, Staff Writer September 2, 2022

On Aug. 26, the varsity and JV football teams played the first game of the season against Prairie Ridge at McCracken on the newly completed turf field and in new uniforms.  Throughout the night, the...

Community members celebrate a group of veterans upon their return from their MCHS-sponsored Honor Flight trip in the Upper Campus main gym on Aug. 28.

Gallery: Honor Flight Welcome Home Celebration

Nikki Sisson, Staff Writer September 1, 2022

Area veterans came home from a four day Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C. to a rally in the Upper Campus’ main gym on Sunday afternoon where they were greeted with applause, flowers and signs from...

Students play rock-paper-scissors at a spirit rally at the Upper Campus on Aug. 18 in the main gym.

Gallery: Back-to-school spirit rally

Alayna Majkrzak, Staff Writer August 23, 2022

On Aug. 17, the third day of the 2022-2023 school year, students and staff from both campuses came together for the first time ever for a spirit rally. Freshmen were bussed over to the Upper Campus to...

Members of the class of 2023 meet on the soccer field behind the Upper Campus at 5:30 a.m. to watch the sunrise and celebrate the start of their final year of high school.

Gallery: Senior Sunrise

Ella Trimingham, Staf Writer August 16, 2022

On Aug. 15, 135 seniors joined MCHS Principal Dr. Jeff Prickett to watch the sunrise and kick off the school year for seniors at the Upper Campus soccer fields. Prickett, who started the Senior Sunrise...

Students, parents, faculty, administration and the board of education celebrate the Class of 2022 during a special commencement ceremony on May 21 in the Upper Campus main gym during the 2 p.m. ceremony.

Gallery: Graduation 2022

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor May 23, 2022

On Saturday, Class of 2022 graduates threw their caps in the air in the Upper Campus main gym at the first graduation since the combining of East and West and the height of the pandemic. Originally,...

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