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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

Maddie Canada

Maddie Canada, Contributing Photographer

Maddie Canada is a junior at McHenry High School. She enjoys spending time with animals and playing the clarinet. She participates in drama club and pep band. This is Maddie's first year on the Messenger's staff.

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The Youth and Family Center of McHenry County works to serve the community by  supporting and providing for those in need.

[Photo] People are people

Mackenzie Sroka, Editor In Chief
February 13, 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.

[Photo] Parental control

Lily Adams, Features Editor
February 12, 2024
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The Coventry Corporate Center in Crystal Lake houses many facilities to help adolescents improve their mental health, including
Ascension Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health.

[Photo] Coping mechanisms

May 23, 2023
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Students from MCHSs Wind Ensemble headed to Nashville over the weekend, where they toured the city and performed in the WorldStrides Performing Arts Heritage Festival.

[Photo] Gallery: Band trip to Nashville

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer
April 27, 2023
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Students are announced as part of prom court during the spring spirit rally in the Upper Campus Main Gym on March 23.

[Photo] Gallery: Spring spirit rally

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer
March 24, 2023
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Mr. McHenry contestants walk with their chaperones during the spring spirit rally on March 23. The Mr. McHenry pageant will take place later that day in the Upper Campus auditorium.

[Photo] NHS hosts annual Mr. McHenry pageant

Marcos Lagunas, Freshman Correspondant
March 23, 2023
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Students sing during the Winter Choir Concert in the Freshman Campus main gym on March 2. Several student groups performed, including all of MCHSs choirs, the schools guitar and the 8th grade choirs.

[Photo] Gallery: Winter Choir Festival

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer
March 7, 2023
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Arturo Delgadillo, dressed fittingly as a super hero for Halloween, poses in the Center for Science, Technology and Industry. Formerly a police officer, Delgadillo now supervises the security teams at both the Upper and Freshman Campuses.

[Photo] Who it takes to keep MCHS safe

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor
November 9, 2022
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Though band director Ryan Cabildo was hired only part way through second semester last year, hes done much to re-invigorate MCHSs band program, guiding them to wins at competitions and exciting parade opportunities.

[Photo] New director, new direction

October 17, 2022
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[Photo] Gallery: Chicago’s Columbus Day Parade

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer
October 14, 2022
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Sophomores Luis Adame, Jamison Shea and Jiji Thorne walk through the hallways of the Upper Campus. As sophomores, this is their first year in the building, which makes them feel like freshman for a second year in a row.

[Photo] Freshman, freshman, junior, senior

September 27, 2022
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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.

[Photo] Gallery: Sophomore picnic

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer
September 19, 2022
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