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

The McHenry Messenger

On February 28, the boys basketball team  won their sectional semifinals game against the Hononegah Indians by a score of 58-53. They will be playing in the sectional final on March 1.

One for the books

Rose Wenckebach, Staff Writer March 1, 2024

In every athlete's life there are games that we hold on to, we play until our body’s can not give us more. For the McHenry boys basketball team, their time is now. This year is the first time since 1976...

On Friday, Jan. 19, the girls and boys varsity basketball teams hosted Jacobs High School during their staff appreciation games.

Gallery: Boys and girls varsity basketball staff appreciation night

Lola Cassidy, Online Managing Editor January 26, 2024

On Friday, Jan. 19, the winter sports hosted their staff appreciation night in between the girls and boys varsity basketball games against Jacobs High School. The appreciation night combined many winter...

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, MCHSs varsity dance team competed at Hampshire High School in their Conference Competition.

Gallery: Varsity dance

Madison Harvey, Head of Broadcast Coverage January 18, 2024

On Tuesday, the varsity dance team traveled to Hampshire High School to perform in their Conference Competition. This year's competition routine featured exciting new elements and impressive solo work....

On December 12, the Warriors Varsity girl basketball team versed the Dundee Crown Chargers at home.

Gallery: Girls basketball against Dundee-Crown

Mackenzie Sroka, Editor In Chief December 19, 2023

On Dec. 12, the girls basketball team hosted the Dundee-Crown Chargers in the Upper Campus Main Gym. The varsity team played the best that they could, but came up short and lost the game. The team used...

On Friday, November 10, MCHS honored veterans by hosting a panel of veterans for students and staff to listen to and ask questions.

Gallery: Veterans Day Panel

Lily Adams, Features Editor November 13, 2023

On Friday, MCHS hosted a veterans panel in the auditorium to celebrate Veterans Day. The veterans at the panel were MCHS teachers, former students, and community members. Students went to hear the veterans...

Students and teachers dress up in costumes in spirit of Halloween on Tuesday at the Upper Campus.

Gallery: Halloween

Lily Adams, Features Editor November 1, 2023

On Tuesday, students and staff at MCHS were encouraged to dress up for Halloween.  Classic costumes like witches, superheroes and group costumes were extremely popular. Students in Melissa Farris's...

MCHSs Homecoming parade took place on Sunday, Sept. 24. The route started at the Freshman Campus, followed Green Street, and ended at Veterans Park where the Homecoming King and Queen were crowned.

Gallery: Homecoming parade

Lily Adams, Staff Writer September 27, 2023

MCHS hosted the annual Homecoming parade on Sunday, Sept. 24.  The parade followed Green Street to Veteran’s Park. Students from different athletics and activities tossed candy to the citizens watching....

On Sept. 8, Leadership In Action students went to training to prepare for Freshman Pride Camp at Camp Duncan in Ingleside that they were leading the following week.

Gallery: Leadership in Action prepares for Pride Camp

Madisyn Spencer, Contributing Writer September 20, 2023

On Sept. 8, MCHS’s senior Leadership In Action students bussed to Camp Duncan in Ingleside for a full day of bonding, team-building and leadership training. The students left the camp excited for the...

Players celebrate a point during the varsity volleyball match against Burlington Central on Sept. 5.

Gallery: Volleyball against Burlington Central

Mackenzie Sroka, Editor-In-Chief September 7, 2023

On Tuesday, the girls varsity volleyball team played Burlington Central in the Freshman Campus main gym.  Warrior Nation wore white and cheered all game long in support of the team. While the team...

On Sunday, August 27, MCHSs community gathered to welcome home Veterans from their return of the Honor Flight trip.

Gallery: Honor Flight Welcome Home Celebration

Elijah Latronica, Staff Writer August 29, 2023

On August 27, The McHenry community gathered to support and celebrate a group of veterans who were returning from the Honor Flight trip to Washington D.C. at the Upper Campus. The event was open to the...

On Friday, August 25, the Warriors played their first football game against the Hampshire Whip-Purs at Hampshire High School.

Gallery: Varsity football against Hampshire

Ary Juarez, Staff Writer August 29, 2023

MCHS’s varsity football team went head to head against Hampshire High School Whip-Purs in the first football game of the season on Friday. The Warriors lost 34-0, but were able to keep their enthusiasm...

On May 16 and 17, students from MCHSs choirs performed at the annual Pops Concert at the Upper Campus auditorium.

Gallery: Spring Pops Concert

Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor May 22, 2023

On May 16 and 17, MCHS's choirs performed their annual Pops Concert at the Upper Campus auditorium. The cadet and concert choirs, along with Surround Sound and guitar classes, performed interpretations...

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