Fox Valley's voice and choice for news.

The McHenry Messenger

Fox Valley's voice and choice for news.

The McHenry Messenger

Fox Valley's voice and choice for news.

The McHenry Messenger

Emma Snyder

Emma Snyder, News Editor

Emma Snyder is a senior at West Campus this year. She is excited about returning to the newspaper staff. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and doing anything creative. She is looking forward to learning and growing as a journalist.


2021 IJEA All-State Journalism Team

NINA High School Scholarship

2021 IHSA State (3rd in news writing)

2021 IHSA Sectionals (3rd in news writing)

"MCHS announces, postpones new digital learning model" (IJEA)

"Sister parents" by (IJEA)

"One year later" (Best of SNO)

“Symphonic band performs at All-State” (IJEA)

"MCHS teachers and staff receive first COVID dose" (Best of SNO)

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May 11, 2021
Empty, socially distant desks wait in the West Campus south foyer for students to sit and eat their lunches — one of many ways the past year felt different to students.

One year later

March 12, 2021
A stack of MCHS yearbooks sit in Mitch Stengel's classroom while he teaches on February 2. Though it was only his first year as advisor, Stengel helped his team create a third place yearbook even during a pandemic.

The Warrior wins

February 3, 2021
Remote learning has been tough for everyone — including teachers and parents — but it has been most difficult for students both younger and older. When older siblings step up to help younger siblings with their school work, life has not only become more complicated, but also more rewarding.

Essay: Sister parents

January 25, 2021
CTE division chair Karyn Burmeister walks into West Campus wearing a mask on November 20. As cases in McHenry County rise, staff rely on clear information to decide whether to work from their classroom or from home.

Containing COVID

December 1, 2020
Many athletes have spent most of their lives preparing for their varsity season only to have it ripped away by COVID-19. But for these athletes, who  continue to train and stay positive, the game isn’t over yet.

What now?

April 29, 2020
Trapping the ball, varsity girls soccer player Ellie Ruppethal prepares to pass during a varsity girls soccer game last year against Grayslake Central.

New and improved

March 13, 2020
This year's spring musical

All that jazz

February 21, 2020
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