On Wednesday, May 31, 2017, the Writing for Publication Class took a field trip to the broadcast facility for TV 9 & 10. Travel north on US 131 and near Exit 177 you will notice an impressive building on the west side of the expressway. Class member Cynthia Wurtz had this to say about the building, “The outside design off gave a wonderful first impression. It was located right on the highway and was clearly visible from the road. Our tour guide was sure to mention that the location was so great because it gave reporters easy access in order to cover accidents, or get in and out quickly.” Upon entering the broadcast center, Heather Stewart warmly greeted the eager students and their teacher Mrs. Miller. “I’ve always wanted to see the inside of TV 9 & 10’s production facility, but even more so since they moved into this great location,” said Mrs. Miller. Continue reading “Checking out TV 9 & 10 News Station”
Artwork created by students of all ages was featured in this year’s district wide art show. This year there were many different types of work on display ranging from photography to ceramics to weaving. Every year Ms. Brock puts ample amount of time and work into setting up and taking down the show. This year the advanced art class helped in the preparation and organization of the show. They helped out with taking down artwork and cleaning up the A.O as well. Continue reading “2017 District Wide Art Show”
Graduation marked the celebratory end to four years of both academic excellence and overall accomplishments of the Class of 2017. The night was filled with emotions as some reflected upon their memories, while others were filled with hope as they thought about the next step in their journeys. Continue reading “Graduation: Class of 2017”
The school choir concert and talent show will be held May 22nd in the AO Carlson Gym at 7:30. This year the choir will be performing several songs that are popular right now. The song lineup includes How far I’ll go from the movie Moana, Seasons of Love from the musical Rent, Wait For it from the musical Hamilton, This is Me from the movie Camp Rock, Keep Holding on by Avril Lavigne, and For Good from the musical Wicked. Continue reading “Choir Concert and Talent show”
Advisory has been a very controversial topic the past year. Everyone has had a version of it in middle school, and it didn’t seem like something that would be brought into the high school. It turned out to be much different than the one we had been used to. This advisory was more for getting to know an adult in the building so that you would have someone you felt safe talking to, here at the school. Every teacher has taken a different approach to advisory and the students have their own opinions as to whether it works or not. Continue reading “Advisory: Yea or Nay?”
Juniors and Seniors have a lot to think about when preparing to apply to colleges, and it’s important to be a well-rounded student. Colleges don’t just look at your academic; they look for your involvement in your school and community. One great way to look appealing to colleges and help you stand out amongst other applicants is by helping out your community and volunteering.
Jolene Weier was actively involved inside and outside of the classroom. Being a member of NHS has also really helped her become more involved as well. “It’s helped me to better my community and realize not everyone is able to do the things i’ve been able to so it’s a really good feeling to be able to help people and the community without wanting or needing anything in return.” She also noted that volunteering really helped her when applying to colleges as well.
When it comes to seeking out volunteering opportunities, it can be difficult to know where to start. The best thing to do is to seek out jobs that you are capable of handling and are best suited to you. If you’re allergic to cats, obviously you may not want to volunteer at the animal shelter. It may not seem like there are a lot of opportunities in the Mason County area, but you’d be surprised by how many there are. Listed below are just a few possibilities available in the community.
Prom, a magical night filled with fun and festivities. On April 29th, 2017 in the A.O. Carlson Auditorium, this enchanted night came to life for juniors and seniors in Mason County Central High School. Colorful ball gowns and formal tuxedos glided across the floor in a frenzy of motion. And when the night of magic was finished, post prom offered fun and practical prizes for all attendees.
Since prom is an event hosted by the juniors, junior class representatives and students got busy. Prom decorating sessions were held in which many juniors participated. After many grueling hours of glitter and crepe paper, the A.O. Carlson Auditorium was dazzling. Continue reading “Prattling About Prom”
The SAT. It’s big. It’s in the back of your mind. It’s forever away. You don’t need to worry about studying now. But all of a sudden, BAM! It’s the day of and you feel totally unprepared. Don’t let this happen to you. It’s never too early to start studying for the SAT. But you ask, just how am I supposed to even go about studying for this test of all tests? After interviewing a few peers who’ve completed the test, here’s a guide of not only helpful study tips but advice on the testing itself. Continue reading “SAT Prep”
Credit to MCC Yearbook
This past November, Mason County Central’s Drama Department put on a spectacular and thrilling production of one of the most revered musicals to ever hit the Broadway stage. Man of La Mancha debuted on the Great White Way in 1964, and on MCC’s own 310 Broadway Street in 2016. Now, six months later, the director, one of the leads, and the stage manager of this production reflect on their experiences.