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Meridian lands journalism success at sectionals

Meridian lands journalism success at sectionals

Kendra Merris, Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Meridian's District 15 News and Meridian Moments Yearbook went to Illinois State University this past Saturday, April 22 for journalism sectionals. Eleven journalists from the school went to compete in different areas of journalism and yearbook. Students competed in categories such as news writing,...

Macon County’s new police training facility

Macon County’s new police training facility

Sydney Moore, Reporter
April 25, 2017
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In fall of 2017 or the spring of 2018, Macon County will open its new police training facility. Over $15 million will be put into the project by the time it is finished. The buildings are located next to Rotary Park and Red Tail Run Golf Course. The completed project will include dormitories, an administrative...

Student teacher gets job for next year

Student teacher gets job for next year

Madison Kirkland, Reporter
April 18, 2017
Filed under News

Tim McElroy, a student teacher at Meridian for physical education class, got a job for next year in Shelbyville at Moulton Middle School. McElroy is currently attending Millikin University for physical education. He decided this is what he wanted to do when he was a freshman in high school. He loved...

Meridian Middle School preforms at Busch Stadium

Meridian Middle School preforms at Busch Stadium

Sophie Fiebig, Reporter
April 11, 2017
Filed under News

On April 6, 2017, Meridian’s middle school band and choir performed at Busch Stadium before the St. Louis Cardinal’s game against the Chicago Cubs. Originally the game was scheduled for Wednesday, April 5, but due to rain and storm warnings, the game (and therefore the concert) were canceled...

Here in my second home – all about Meridian’s exchange student

Here in my second home – all about Meridian’s exchange student

Kendra Merris, Reporter
March 31, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Senior Sophie Fiebig is the first foreign exchange student to Meridian in about five years. Fiebig was born in Berlin, Germany and came to America early August 2016. "I didn't get to decide which state or area of America I wanted to go to. Basically, you apply for an exchange year with your respon...

Jefferson or Burr? Choose! But, why not both?

Jefferson or Burr? Choose! But, why not both?

Sophie Fiebig, Reporter
March 23, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

On Saturday, March 18, 2017, Meridian's drama club went to Olympia High School in Stanford, IL., where they competed against several schools in the categories drama and group interpretation. Even though neither of the shows, Walkin' Home or Hamilton: The Revolution, made it to the state competition...

Where did the time go?

Where did the time go?

Drew Snow, Reporter
March 21, 2017
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On Sunday, March 12, daylight savings time occurred once again, setting the clocks forward and taking away an hour of time. Senior Patrick Smith said, "I don't like it because it messes up sleep schedules." On Monday, March 13, Smith "stayed home and caught up on sleep" because his sleeping schedule was...

Transgender bathrooms: what students think

Transgender bathrooms: what students think

Ian Carnahan, Reporter
March 17, 2017
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On Wednesday, February 22, President Trump reversed Obama's protections that allowed transgender students at public schools to choose the bathroom of their gender identity. Students share their thoughts on if it should be controlled by the state or the federal level. Senior Caleb White agrees with...

Mark it off the bucket list, Meridian Moments made the SISPA Golden Dozen

Mark it off the bucket list, Meridian Moments made the SISPA Golden Dozen

Andrea Ricker, Editor-in-Chief
March 10, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

On Friday, February 24, yearbook adviser Ms. Moore found out the Meridian Moments' 2015-16 yearbook made the SISPA (Southern Illinois School Press Association) Golden Dozen. "The SISPA Golden Dozen is a yearbook competition that covers Illinois, Southern Indiana, Northen Kentucky, and the St. Louis...

1920’s board game

1920’s board game

Madison Kirkland, Reporter
March 9, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Over the course of six class days and three weekend days, U.S. History classes were to create their own board game consisting of a 1920's topic. The students got into groups of about three and had to create a board game concerning an aspect of 1920's America, getting to choose between five topics:...

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