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

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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

On Friday, MCHS hosted a veterans panel in the auditorium to celebrate Veterans Day. The veterans at the panel were MCHS teachers, former students, and community members. Students went to hear the veterans...

For the second year in a row, MCHS hosted a trip to Washington D.C. for veterans as part of Honor Flight. The trip entailed veterans viewing memorials in the nations capital and being recognized for their service.

Found family

Lydia Lawrence, Staff Writer September 8, 2023

Listen to this audio story by clicking the play button below. The sun shines through the white crape myrtle trees at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial. The sounds of feet pacing through the gravel...

On Sunday, August 27, MCHSs community gathered to welcome home Veterans from their return of the Honor Flight trip.

Gallery: Honor Flight Welcome Home Celebration

Elijah Latronica, Staff Writer August 29, 2023

On August 27, The McHenry community gathered to support and celebrate a group of veterans who were returning from the Honor Flight trip to Washington D.C. at the Upper Campus. The event was open to the...

MCHS celebrates Veteran’s Day | Warrior Weekly 11.15.22

Mathew Koleno, Ethan Bailey, and Cole Amelse November 21, 2022

Students had the opportunity to learn from Veterans and Active Duty soldiers of different types in the Upper Campus auditorium this past November 11th.  The Veterans Day Seminar, coordinated by Mr...

WSM travels to Washington DC with Honor Flight

Cooper Ten Bruin, Rayaan Ahmed, and Nikki Sisson September 7, 2022

Warrior Student Media traveled with the Veterans Network Committee of Northern Illinois to Washington DC this past August, capturing the stories of veterans across the McHenry and Rockford community. While...

Community members celebrate a group of veterans upon their return from their MCHS-sponsored Honor Flight trip in the Upper Campus main gym on Aug. 28.

Gallery: Honor Flight Welcome Home Celebration

Nikki Sisson, Staff Writer September 1, 2022

Area veterans came home from a four day Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C. to a rally in the Upper Campus’ main gym on Sunday afternoon where they were greeted with applause, flowers and signs from...

A retired Marine traveling with Veterans Honor Flight takes a moment to ponder the United States Air Force Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 25.

An honor

Nikki Sisson, Rayaan Ahmed, and Cooper Ten Bruin August 28, 2022

It is 4 a.m. on Aug. 25, and I’m standing in the dark and rain waiting to board a bus with a group of military veterans. We’ve been at McHenry High School’s Upper Campus for an hour already, standing...

The JV volleyball team competes against Dundee-Grown during a match on September 9 in the Freshman Campus main gym.

Gallery: Volleyball Veterans Night

Mackenzie Sroka, Staff Writer September 17, 2021

On Thursday, September 9, the varsity and JV volleyball teams played Dundee-Crown at their home court in the Freshman Campus main gym. Between the two games, veterans were honored and walked to the...

Special education teacher Joe Kalisek served in the Army from 1985-2015 with consecutive service in the Illinois Army National Guard from 1990-2015.

Hometown Heroes

Oliver Simpson, Staff Writer November 11, 2019

Veterans come from every walk of life and after their service, they have hundreds of paths they can follow. Some of them become teachers.  All of them served, but none of their experiences were the...

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