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Music to our ears

Music to our ears

Abagayle Jones, Reporter

February 21, 2019


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Meridian High School and the Decatur Park District Perform both have drama programs. Zoey Hayes, a sophomore at Meridian High School devotes a large part of her time to both. Currently, Hayes is involved in Mamma Mia! for Meridian High School and The Beauty and the Beast through Perform. "It has given me a lo...

DoubleCup, Captain Kirby, and Misfit

DoubleCup, Captain Kirby, and Misfit

Lydia Wiggins, Reporter

February 21, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Feature, Showcase

Music is a bigger part of Meridian than you think, many students are enrolled in a music elective, but some make their own music outside of school, like current Meridian students Dylan Baker and Dionté Baez. Baez, also known as 'DoubleCup', has been writing his own lyrics and working with music for...

Meridian senior blindsided by scholarship

Meridian senior blindsided by scholarship

Mikayla Dahlkamp, Reporter

February 16, 2019


Filed under News

Around a month ago, Abby Smith, senior at Meridian High School, turned in a paper assigned by English 101/102 teacher, Mr. Rude, and soon after received a scholarship toward her college tuition. "The "This I Believe" essay is the first essay assigned in English 101," says Rude, "These essays challenge...

School district eases transition after loss of teacher

School district eases transition after loss of teacher

Mikayla Dahlkamp, Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

District 15 experienced the loss of a beloved staff member on February 8, 2019. Ms. Susan Knuffman taught fifth grade at Meridian Elementary School and was on year 24 of teaching. Ms. Knuffman passed away at the age of 43 due to complications of cancer at Decatur Memorial Hospital. To ensure the...

WYSE under different leadership, new name, sectionals 2x

WYSE under different leadership, new name, sectionals 2x

Shyanne Piatt, Reporter

February 12, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The Academic Challenge team (formerly WYSE) has advanced to sectionals for the second year in a row. Students are tested in seven areas: Math, Chemistry, English, Physics, Biology, Engineering Graphics, and Computer Science. Each team member must compete in two areas. Once the tests are scored, the...

Let’s all sing together

Let’s all sing together

Kyle Farmer, Executive Producer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News

On February 7, the Meridian High School choir sang at their annual choir festival in Raymond. A choir festival is where seven to eight schools come together to sing. In past years, the festival has been held at Meridian, Central A&M, and Argenta-Oreana. "Many years ago before I was a teacher, a...

Futures unlimited; Walking at MHS graduation

Futures unlimited; Walking at MHS graduation

Lydia Wiggins, Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under News

Many are questioning why students who attend Futures Unlimited get to receive their former high school's diploma and walk with their class at graduation. Mikayla Dahlkamp, a current Meridian senior, is one of the many questioning students. "The fact that their curriculum is nowhere near as complex...

Bible Literature: What’s really being taught

Bible Literature: What’s really being taught

Amber Miller, Reporter

February 7, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

President Donald J. Trump posted the following tweet on January 28, "Numerous states introducing Bible literature classes, giving students the option of studying the Bible. Starting to make a turn back? Great!" Within days the tweet stirred up a debate on whether classes that involve religious title...

This just doesn’t “add up”

This just doesn’t “add up”

Brian Reed, Reporter

February 4, 2019


Filed under News

Replacing Ms. Jeannine Rude has proven more difficult than anticipated for Meridian High School. Rude is among one of the teachers who will retire at the end of this school year--her area, math.  Meridian set out to find her replacement in November, and while they've received at least one application for e...

Journalists have sectionals too

Journalists have sectionals too

Hannah Reichert, Editor-in-Chief

February 3, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Eighteen students from Meridian High School will compete at the IHSA Journalism Sectionals on Saturday, April 13. Out of the eighteen students, ten of them are journalism students, six are in yearbook club, and two are not in either class/club. If students advance, they will compete Friday, April 26,...

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