The McHenry Messenger

Senior Spotlight

Waiting to hear the verdict on the rest of her senior year, Senior Gracee Majkrzak draws on her East Campus parking spot.

Alayna Majkrzak, Contributing Writer

May 13, 2020

Seniors all over the state have been watching and waiting. Waiting for the news to interrupt their favorite program so they can get an update from the governor or congress. Finally they get it, the news of the cancelation of activities they were looking forward to. Senior prom, senior signing day, and l...

Young professionals

Senior Kaili Wegner sells her handmade earrings locally and donates 50% of the proceeds to local organizations. She is one of a handful of seniors who has started a small business during the shelter-in-place order.

Emma Snyder, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

For seniors, graduation marks the end of high school, an unforgettable period of their lives full of challenges and triumphs. But it also marks the beginning of their professional lives and careers. However, some seniors have already had the beginning; they took initiative to start up small businesses. ...

Lifting spirits one care package at a time

Jared Bysiek, Features Editor

May 12, 2020

A senior stares at their Chromebook, heaving a heavy sigh. These last few months are important to them, with events like prom, and the jump from high school life into their future. But due to the current pandemic and quarantine, these final moments have been tarnished. With their last stretch of high...

Opinion: Coronavirus ruined my senior year

Though the decision to practice social distancing is the right decision, the consequences for high school students — especially seniors, who may miss prom, spring athletics, Decision Day, or even graduation — is more than unfortunate.

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor

March 19, 2020

Imagine spending your whole life dreaming about your senior year of high school -- seniority rules in clubs and sports, the feeling of your last track meet and going as hard as you can to make it all count, picking out the perfect prom dress and making plans to take pictures with your friends one last time...