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Cadaver autopsy field trip

Cadaver autopsy field trip

Lydia Wiggins, Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Mr. Cloe and his current anatomy students took a trip to St.Louis to watch an autopsy take place. The class left at six-o-clock Tuesday morning on a school bus to Saint Louis University’s Practical Anatomy and Surgical Education Program (AIMS). The trip was an all-day affair with no stops. "The...

Thankful, tornado takes house, leaves daughter

Thankful, tornado takes house, leaves daughter

Sydney Moore, Reporter

December 10, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Tornado, basement! Not a typical text message to receive at the beginning of December, but for Savannah Mendenhall, it was life-saving. The story begins early on December 1, 2018, when Mendenhall received a message from her friend, Amber Coon, warning her of bad weather. She later received a message...

Salvation Army Angel Tree program

Salvation Army Angel Tree program

Karrigan True, Reporter

December 9, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

When Christmas comes around, lots of kids are excited to receive presents. However, not all families can afford to provide toys for their kids. The Salvation Army started the "Angel Tree Program" to fill this gap. Angel trees are soliciting donations of toys every Christmas. Families can come into the Salv...

Journalism: Meridian alums discuss possible improvements for program

Journalism: Meridian alums discuss possible improvements for program

Hannah Reichert, Reporter

November 27, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

After seven years, several alums from the Meridian journalism program have ideas on how to change the course.  These changes could better prepare students for journalism past high school. "I would say one of the biggest differences is the work load," said Andrea Ricker, a news reporter at Illinois...

Bringing history home

Bringing history home

Lydia Wiggins, Editor-in-Chief

November 26, 2018


Filed under News

All trophies involving the 1971 Macon High School State runner-up baseball and basketball team had been reacquired from the local P&V Quickstop in Macon. All except for one picture that remained high on the wall at the P&V until Matt Roush, school board member, retrieved it from the gas station...

How it works? ISBE report card

How it works? ISBE report card

Candi Duncan, Reporter

November 20, 2018


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The ISBE report card is the grade that a school district gets based on a couple different criteria. For the elementary school, they are graded based on the Park test scores and how well they do. The high school is graded on attendance, sophomore graduation track, graduation rate, and SAT scores on math...

FFA on its way

FFA on its way

Mikayla Dahlkamp, Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Teen Culture

Alongside the Ag Program, MHS will add FFA, a national organization that helps students develop their potential for premiere leadership, personal growth, and career success through Ag education. "It's an internal part of the Ag Program," said superintendent Dan Brue, "from my perspective it's just...

Students go to Journalism National Convention

Students go to Journalism National Convention

Karrigan True, Reporter

November 12, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Journalism National Convention is an annual gathering of journalism and yearbook students from all over the U.S. and even London, England. On November 1-4, 2018 it took place in Chicago, IL. Being from a small town and only three hours away from Chicago, this was huge for the students of Meridian High...

Veterans, Meridian salutes You

Veterans, Meridian salutes You

Brian Reed, Reporter

November 12, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Meridian schools came together in Meridian's high-school gymnasium to honor our veterans on November 9. Different age groups joined together to perform and show our respect to the men and women of our military, past, present, and future, who have put their lives on the line for our freedom. "It helped...

Journalism wraps up ad sales unit

Journalism wraps up ad sales unit

Case Jaukkuri, Reporter

November 12, 2018


Filed under News

Journalism class, along with four yearbook students, wrapped up their ad sales unit on Halloween. The process consists of learning their products, setting up meetings with business owners, and learning how to present their material. They get one day out of school for their scheduled meetings, then one...

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