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

The McHenry Messenger

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

The McHenry Messenger

Michalina Sotka

Michalina Sotka, Print Managing Editor

Michalina Sotka is a sophomore at McHenry High School's Upper Campus. She enjoys skating and listening to music. Between babysitting and taking driving lessons, she has been riding horses for 6 years. This is Michalina's first year on the Messenger's staff.

Recognition:

2024 IHSA Sectionals (second in Review Writing)

All content by Michalina Sotka
An image from Beyoncés concert at Allegiant Stadium on Aug. 26, 2023, in Las Vegas.

Review | Beyonce’s new album is different in a good way

Michalina Sotka, Print Managing Editor
April 12, 2024
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Special education teacher rolls through the halls on Friday mornings with her adjusted learning students to hand out snacks on the Treat Trolley.

Treats on wheels

Michalina Sotka, Print Managing Editor
March 20, 2024
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SAT and AP prep books sit stacked and waiting for students to pick them up in the College and Career Center at the Upper Campus. To help prepare for the SAT, MCHS students have the opportunity for an additional testing session on March 9.

MCHS to host additional SAT opportunity

Michalina Sotka, Print Managing Editor
March 4, 2024
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Noah Etten, who plays Lord Farquaad, rehearses with other  for Shrek: The Musical in February in the Upper Campus auditorium.

Welcome to the swamp

Michalina Sotka, Print Managing Editor
February 21, 2024
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Studio Ghibli released a new movie on December 8 titled The Boy and The Heron, following the story of a boy who, after losing his mother, is transported to another world.

Review: New Studio Ghibli movie exceeds expectations

Michalina Sotka, Print Managing Editor
February 2, 2024
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Students and teachers at MCHS must first complete their Flex Certification before partaking in blended learning.

Opinion | Blended is beneficial

Michalina Sotka, Print Managing Editor
November 30, 2023
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The Illinois State Report Card for McHenry High School shows some improvements, especially from the 2021-22 school year, but administrators say theres still room for improvement.

Illinois school report card shows SAT improvements

Michalina Sotka, Print Managing Editor
November 16, 2023
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A stack of AP World History books represents the amount of work required of students in Advanced Placement classes. But just because the class is difficult doesnt mean it isnt worth the work.

Opinion | AP classes are worth it

Michalina Sotka, Staff Writer
October 18, 2023
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Senior dean Jordan Deener works at his desk in the main office after a year at the Freshman Campus. Deener is one of several administrators who changed positions at the beginning of the school year.

Familiar faces

Michalina Sotka, Staff Writer
October 3, 2023
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Freshman and their senior leaders tour the Upper Campus during the UC Sneak Peek on April 21.

Freshmen travel to Upper Campus for a sneak peek

Michalina Sotka, Freshman Correspodent
May 3, 2023
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Frau Annette Folien sits at her desk during AIM at the Freshman Campus on January 13. Folden teaches all four levels of German at both the Freshman and Upper Campuses.

[Photo] To swim and not drown

January 20, 2023
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