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The Real Shyanne Piatt

The Real Shyanne Piatt

Brock Durbin, Reporter

October 12, 2017


Filed under Profile Stories, Teen Culture, Uncategorized

Having a job during school is hard. There is usually one simple question: should I focus on school or work? Shyanne Piatt, junior, balances the two. She is a cashier at the new Krekel's in Macon, Illinois. Piatt grew up in Decatur, where she said it was boring. Working at Krekel's gives her something...

Classical Courtney

Classical Courtney

Emma Jackson, Reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under Profile Stories, Teen Culture

It’s 3:00 on a Monday after a hard day at school, and Courtney Sollman is in her room listening to classical music. Sollman says the music calms her and makes her feel good. Sollman is a freshman at Meridian High School. Her love for listening to classical music started when she was about 12 ye...

Victoria Henson; Moving away

Victoria Henson; Moving away

Aleshia Lowe, Reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under Profile Stories, Teen Culture

Victoria Henson is a freshman at Meridian High School. She moved from Pennsylvania to the Meridian school district in grade seven. She is known as very outgoing, friendly, and easy to talk to. Her dad got a promotion and it transferred the family here. The family all agreed on the decision that moving...

Out of the blue

Lydia Wiggins, Reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under Profile Stories, Teen Culture

On October 3, 2002, Abby Chapman and her family arrived at the St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois with an eerie concern--leaving their vacation in a hurry as her parents were frightened by how she turned blue in the hotel swimming pool. Abby Kay Chapman is a Meridian cheerleader, FCS president, and s...

Who is Arwen Baker?

Who is Arwen Baker?

Austin Mendenhall, Reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under Profile Stories, Teen Culture

Arwen Baker is a quiet and shy freshman trying to fly under the radar, but there is another side to her. To anyone who passes her by in the halls, she may seem like a quiet and shy freshman who's just trying to get used to high school. For the most part, though, she seems to blend into the crowd....

Rise n’ grind

Rise n’ grind

Nathaniel Durbin, Reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under Profile Stories, Teen Culture

It's 4:30 in the morning, while most high school kids are still in bed asleep, Seth Barnes and his mother are waking up and getting ready for school. Barnes is a sophomore at Meridian High School and a part of the basketball team. Unlike most kids, Barnes gets his basketball workouts in before most...

Man’s Best Friend

Hunter Chubley, Reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under Profile Stories, Teen Culture

Brayden Foster, a Junior at Meridian High School, has just added a new furry four-legged friend (Gunner) to the family. On September 8, 2017 Foster got his new pal from a good friend and fellow student at Meridian, Kaity Landrus. Landrus offered Foster the little pup when they were "talking about...

Special kind of person

Special kind of person

Emily Peterson, Reporter

October 10, 2017


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During summer break, Megan Hill keeps busy babysitting, playing volleyball, and hanging out with friends. Something many people do not know about Hill is she has spent the past three summers helping kids with special needs at United Cerebral Palsy. Hill is following in her mom’s footsteps. Hill’s mom, Angel,...

Puzzle piece missing

Puzzle piece missing

Mary Adams, Reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under Profile Stories, Teen Culture

Ellen Jackson, a freshman at Meridian High School, involved in volleyball, basketball, softball, SADD, and also on homecoming court, recently had a long-time best friend move away to Maroa-Forsyth. Jackson has been brought down that her friend moved away, promising that she wouldn’t stop communi...

Going green

Going green

Spencer Litteral, Reporter

October 3, 2017


Filed under Teen Culture

The color green can be used as a symbol. For the Meridian district, it has an even bigger meaning. It is the color of their school. Today is the day of the homecoming game, the football team is coming off their first varsity win in three years, and activities fill the school environment. People show...

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