Leveling up

The McHenry Messenger’s senior staff have grown a lot as reporters, writers, editors and photographers since they joined Newspaper. Here’s the wisdom they hope to pass down.

Four years ago, the McHenry Messenger was a student publication that needed help. For decades, MCHS did not have a student newspaper and, during its first semester, the publication struggled to launch. 

Four years later, though, the Messenger is one of the best student newspapers in the state, has earned national recognition and has covered stories both mundane and important for the MCHS community.

Some of the seniors on the Messenger’s staff have played a role in helping it launch and the rest have helped it thrive. Along the way, they have grown as both journalists and people. Here’s what they are taking away from their experience as student journalists.

Preston Boysen, Staff Writer / Photographer
Alayna Majkrzak, Features Editor
Vanessa Moreno, News Editor
Nikki Sisson, Marketing Manager
Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor
Freedom Tomasello, Opinions Editor
Ella Trimingham, Freelance Editor
Krystal Zamudio, Staff Writer / Photographer

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