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Best Buddies Garden

Best Buddies Garden

Alexa McClain, Journalist September 20, 2022

Towards the end of this last school year, the Best Buddies students received a garden, thanks to the Best Buddies President, Elisabeth Green.    Best Buddies is a program dedicated to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities....

Photo by Ava Stojanovski

Ridge Army Supports First Game

Molly Bomar, Editor in Chief September 12, 2022

Last Friday night kicked off the Ridge Army the student section, lined with the iconic BLACKOUT OR BACKOUT sign. The loss against Casteel 54-28 did not deter Ridge Army President Kaylee Myers from pumping the students up. Blasting music like “Time of...

Updates On Campus

Updates On Campus

Ava Padelford, Co-Editor September 9, 2022

The 2022-2023 school year is here, and Ridge has made outstanding updates to the school to make it the best it can be!    There have been great changes within the gym, the football field and the beach volleyball courts. In the main gym, new...

StuGo Welcomes New Freshman

Molly Bomar, Editor in Chief September 9, 2022

The Student Government freshman elections took place on Thursday, August 18th, and were officially announced on the morning announcements on Tuesday the 23rd. Each year, 4 new students are added to the StuGo family, but similar to last year, there was...

2023 Music For All National Festival

2023 Music For All National Festival

Alexa McClain, Journalist September 2, 2022

Mountain Ridge High School’s Wind Ensemble will be traveling to Indianapolis for the “Music for All National Festival” March 31- April 2, 2023.   This is the 2nd time the MRHS Wind Ensemble has been selected to perform, with their first...

First Guys on Ridge Cheer: An Interview with the Boys and the Coach that Gave the Opportunity

First Guys on Ridge Cheer: An Interview with the Boys and the Coach that Gave the Opportunity

Remi McKim, Contributing Journalist September 2, 2022

Jagger Thiel is the first guy on Ridge cheer, soon followed by Logan Diefenderfer, a junior at Ridge and an exchange student.   When I emailed coach Melissa Christensen, the JV coach, about interviewing her and the two guys on cheer, she offered...

MRHS Student Government seniors

Welcome Back Ridge!

Molly Bomar, Editor in Chief August 22, 2022

Welcome back to the chaos of high school! For some of us this means calling these packed hallways home again, and for some it means attending orientation and slowly falling into disorientation. Don't be intimidated by the new school year: Ridge is in...

Last FCA of the School Year

Last FCA of the School Year

Molly Bomar, Journalist May 13, 2022

Mountain Ridge Fellowship of Christian Athletes have met during Thursday AcaPreps since the beginning of the school year. This past Thursday, the club wrapped up their 2021-2022 term with  worship from the Peoria CCV campus’ youth leaders, Donna Gillespie...

DECA Kids Compete in Atlanta

DECA Kids Compete in Atlanta

Ava Padelford, Co-Editor May 10, 2022

Mountain Ridge members of DECA competed in Atlanta for the International Career Development Conference (ICDC).    38 DECA students qualified for the national conference after competing in the state competition. Of those who qualified, 30 chose...

Prom Guide

Prom Guide

Makayla Bast, Journalist April 29, 2022

It’s Prom Week! The dance that upperclassmen have fantasized about since their elementary school days is finally being held on April 29th, at the Chateau Luxe from 7pm-11pm. With Covid expelling last year's juniors from the opportunity to enjoy this...

MRHS Speech and Debate team

Speech and Debate Competes at Qualifiers

Molly Bomar, Co-Editor April 25, 2022

The Mountain Ridge Speech and Debate team competed in the national qualifiers tournament this March, excelling in Big Questions, Public Forum, International Extemporaneous Speaking, United States Extemporaneous Speaking, Original Oratory, and Congress...

2022 Chorus Forum Festival

2022 Chorus Forum Festival

Alexa McClain, Journalist April 1, 2022

Congratulations to the ensembles of Honor Choir, Chamber Choir, and Concert Choir for receiving a gold rating at the 2022 Forum Festival in Fullerton, California. In addition, congratulations to Elisabeth Green for receiving the “Outstanding Musicianship”...

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