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The Banner-News Cardinal Holiday Keepsake Contest

The Banner-News Cardinal Holiday Keepsake Contest

Madison Courtney, Assistant Editor

December 13, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Send in a story about you and a keepsake, an item that is special to you, that you received during the holidays or that has some relation to the holidays. Send your entries to [email protected] or [email protected]   The rules and requirements Send a photo with you and your keepsake attached ...

Kor’Ryn Pitts styles students with environmentally friendly clothing line

Kor’Ryn Pitts styles students with environmentally friendly clothing line

Reu'Niya Chatman, Photographer

December 11, 2018


Filed under FEATURED ARTICLES, Student Life

Melissa High School fashion designer, Kor'Ryn Pitts, works hard to turn the old and boring into the new and stylish with her exciting designs. Not many can say that during their 11th grade year they had their own fashion line, but Kor’R yn can. She began sewing at the young age of 7. It ...

‘[Students] benefit the whole city’ give holiday hope and help to area

‘[Students] benefit the whole city’ give holiday hope and help to area

Wilson Gustaveson, Hayley Berry, Jennifer Kelso, and Azabeth Petriella

November 26, 2018


Filed under FEATURED ARTICLES, Multimedia, Student Life

Wafts of roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, sides of vegetables and steaming hot, savory pies will benefit the area hungry this holiday season thanks to the students and staff at Melissa High School and Melissa ISD. The drive was led by the school Interact Club to support those in need during the ho...

Health minded – school strides to keep student and staff health in check

Health minded – school strides to keep student and staff health in check

Isabella Blankenship, Section Editor

November 10, 2018


Filed under Student Life

It takes a healthy body to have a healthy mind. New ideas in place to help students, staff, and the community stay healthy and live healthier lives have been installed by the district. School Nurse Melissa Withers, commented on ideas throughout the high school in addition to what has been put in p...

‘Your voice is important’- Students speak on first-time voting Nov. 6

‘Your voice is important’- Students speak on first-time voting Nov. 6

Wilson Gustaveson, Jennifer Kelso, Hayley Berry, and Journalism 1 Class

November 8, 2018


Filed under FEATURED ARTICLES, Student Life

The experience of getting to vote for the first time was important for some Melissa High School students who traveled to Melissa City Hall, which was swamped with multi-colored signs, brandishing the name of a various candidates on November 6. Students spoke on their experience and how they prepared.  ...

Crazed Crabb fan attends more than 50 concerts

Crazed Crabb fan attends more than 50 concerts

Carly Maisel, Editor in Chief

October 31, 2018


Filed under Student Life

More than 25,000 miles in three years for 57 concerts. Karson Love, junior, has been to 57 of Christian singer/songwriter Jason Crabb’s concerts. “I found out about him from a fellow church member, my mom looked it up and my grandma ended up having one of his CD’s. My mom and grandma liste...

#Accepted

#Accepted

Carly Maisel, Editor in Chief

October 18, 2018


Filed under Student Life

The “#Accepted” wall is back. The wall features students who have received official college acceptance letters, have committed to play a collegiate sport, signed with a military branch, or been admitted to a technical school. “We want to showcase students’ future plans,” Counselor, Emily...

Growing pains

Growing pains

Carly Maisel and Reu' Niya Chatman

October 12, 2018


Filed under Student Life

With 121 more students enrolled this fall, growth has impacted Melissa High School planning and procedures, including three new bus routes.  Student learning and safety remains to be paramount with the increases. Along with the new bus routes and students came a couple of small logistical matters ...

Band blows away expectations in Showcase

Band blows away expectations in Showcase

Brianne Finnell, Photography Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under A&E, Student Life

The band showcased their first ever public performance of The Colony last Saturday, Sept 29. According to the Head Band Director, Jerry Whorton, this was the band’s first ever annual showcase and it allowed citizens who usually wouldn’t be able to see the show support our students. “The B...

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