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How the State Budget Impasse could seriously affect Meridian

How the State Budget Impasse could seriously affect Meridian

Andrea Ricker, Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2017


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For the past two years, the state of Illinois hasn't passed a full budget, which is causing schools like Meridian to not get the money they need from the state. "K-12 education has been somewhat lucky, in that when they haven't passed a full budget, they've passed at least an education budget," says...

Seniors’ last day

Seniors’ last day

Hannah Morrow, Reporter

May 17, 2017


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The 2016-2017 school year is coming to an end, and the last day for the seniors is just around the corner. Senior Audrey McConnell said, "It's kind of bittersweet, like four years of high school goes so fast and its like we are adults now and can go out and explore the world but I will miss people."...

Graduating class of 2017

Graduating class of 2017

Austin Durbin, Reporter

May 17, 2017


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On May 21, at 2:00 p.m., Meridian will hold the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2017. Graduation is a very special time, whether it be for the students themselves, the family, or the faculty. Mr. Hurelbrink, Meridian principal, thinks that graduation is something special to remember. When the...

One shot at forever visit

One shot at forever visit

Madison Kirkland, Reporter

May 16, 2017


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  Twins Dale and Dean Otta played on the baseball team for Macon High School Ironmen in 1971. They were also in the book One Shot At Forever by Chris Ballard. The two came to Meridian High School on Tuesday, May 9, to visit the junior English class, who recently read the book. Dal...

Meridian girls accepted into Youth Leadership Institute

Meridian girls accepted into Youth Leadership Institute

Sydney Moore, Reporter

May 12, 2017


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During the 2017-2018 school year, three students from Meridian will participate in the Youth Leadership Institute. The class is affiliated with Richland Community College and Millikin University and is offered to juniors. The program has been offered for over 20 years, nine schools and home-schooled...

Board game club: a not so underground underground club

Board game club: a not so underground underground club

Ian Carnahan, Reporter

May 10, 2017


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Board game club is a group of students and a teacher, Mr. Kershner, who meet up on Mondays and Wednesdays after school from 2:30 to however long it takes them to finish playing their game. Kershner started the board game club last year in order to appeal to the students who like different things....

Meridian lands journalism success at sectionals

Meridian lands journalism success at sectionals

Kendra Merris, Reporter

April 25, 2017


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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


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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


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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...

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