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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

Lily Adams

Lily Adams, Features Editor

Lily Adams is a junior at McHenry High School’s Upper Campus. When shes not at school, she is out in nature, reading, making bracelets, or hanging out with friends. While coaching a cheer team, playing tennis, being a member student council and key club, waitressing, and being a Connections Crew member, she still finds time to do what she loves. This is Lily's first year on the Messenger staff.

Recognition:

"Crossing the bridge" (Best of SNO)

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Author Matt de la Pena addresses students at the Upper Campus on Feb. 8 in the auditorium during MCHSs Writers Week hosted by the English Department.

Creating a legacy

Lily Adams, Feature Editor
March 1, 2024
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A lot goes on behind the scenes of MCHSs school newspaper before the print and online editions are released. Each round of stories, the section editors lead a pitch day to brainstorm ideas for new articles.

Pen behind the paper 

Lily Adams, Feature Editor
February 22, 2024
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At the end of year, a local political group sent a new policy proposal to Huntley’s District 158 school board that could impact support for trans students. Though there are no such policies being proposed at MCHS, some wonder what could happen if more outside political groups influence school rules elsewhere in the county.

Parental control

Lily Adams, Features Editor
February 12, 2024
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Miami Dolphins linebacker Bradley Chubb (2) is assisted onto a cart after an injury during the game against the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth quarter at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2023.

Down for the count

Lily Adams, Features Editor
January 17, 2024
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Snow from Tuesdays storm still covers the ground outside of the Upper Campus the day before another storm is set to sweep through the area.

[Photo] MCHS cancels in-person learning Friday

Grace Crockett, News Editor
January 12, 2024
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On December 15, MCHS hosted their Winter Spirit Rally, where there were competitions to win the spirit barrel.

[Photo] Seniors win first spirit rally of the school year

Lola Cassidy, Online Managing Editor
December 15, 2023
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Collaborating to put on a renaissance-themed dinner and performance, the McHenry Theater and Choir Department collaborates every year for the Madrigal Dinner, run by choir teacher Derek Galvicius.

At your service

Lily Adams, Feature Editor
December 12, 2023
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McHenry Community High School hosted the McHenry Junior Warriors Cheer Showcase.

Five, six, seven, eight — Warriors!

Lily Adams, Feature Editor
November 28, 2023
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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
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MCHS students work and interact with preschool students to benefit both of their learning.

Kids teaching kids

Lily Adams, Feature Editor
November 13, 2023
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Thanks to the Renaissance Team, students new to the culture of MCHS have The Welcoming Committee to introduce them to ins and outs of the school.

Hidden in plain sight

Lily Adams, Feature Editor
November 2, 2023
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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
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Students from MCHSs BRIDGES program cut the ribbon of Across the BRIDGE on Oct. 6 during the grand opening of their store at 1774 N. Richmond Rd. in McHenry.

Crossing the bridge 

Lily Adams, Feature Editor
October 16, 2023
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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
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Seniors celebrate their victory during last year’s Powder Puff football game on Oct. 5 at McCracken Field. This year’s game will take place on Sept. 27 on the field.

Lights on

Lily Adams, Staff Writer
September 27, 2023
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The culinary kitchen has undergone construction and been remodeled for students to utilize this school year.

Now we’re cooking

Lily Adams, Staff Writer
September 5, 2023
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Jensens journey

Jensen’s journey

Lily Adams, Contributing Writer
April 18, 2023
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