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Ella MacGregor

Ella MacGregor, Staff Writer

Ella MacGregor is a senior writer on the Northwestern this year. She has always enjoyed writing and English and is thinking about pursuing a career in that. Ella is planning on going to college to perhaps study journalism and decided to take newspaper to see how she liked it, and is loving it! She is super excited to take part in the newspaper and see where she can go with it.

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Show Choir Competitions

Ella MacGregor, Senior Writer March 6, 2023

  Show Choir has been staying busy during competition season! In February, the Ambassadors group attended competition in Homewood, Alabama, and competed in large mixed division. Out of the...

Worst Date Stories

Worst Date Stories

Ella MacGregor, Senior Writer March 6, 2023

Hey, Northwest! Myself and the rest of the newspaper staff have had a blast reading all the hilarious (and mostly unfortunate) worst date stories. Those are some of the worst I’ve heard. After much deliberation,...

Class Favorites of 2023

Class Favorites of 2023

Ella MacGregor, Writer March 2, 2023

Students at Northwest Rankin High School were given the chance to vote for their class favorites. Here are the results:   Seniors: Khaled Abu Salah Makena Bailey Brelyn...

Whats On Your Mind?

What’s On Your Mind?

Ella MacGregor, Senior Writer February 9, 2023

Hey everyone! When brainstorming ideas for this week’s article, I decided to ask everyone the question:  “What’s on your mind?”  I ended up with some pretty interesting answers.  “Marvel.”...

MTA Competition for Thespians

Ella MacGregor, Senior Writer January 27, 2023

Our theatre department competed at MTA on January 12th through the 15th. Theatre Production got to compete in the Secondary Festival with their show Babette’s Feast. They won second runner up Best...

DECA District

DECA District

Ella MacGregor, Senior Writer January 26, 2023

On January 12, students in DECA competed at district. The event was held at Mississippi College in Clinton. Upon arrival, each student participated in the opening ceremony and then proceeded to compete...

Valentines Crushes

Valentine’s Crushes

Ella MacGregor January 26, 2023

PSA: I personally asked each person if they wished to remain anonymous or not!! Valentine’s Day can be a difficult time for singles. Especially the people with crushes. But that’s okay! Just don’t...

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Van

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Van

Ella MacGregor, Senior Writer January 18, 2023

Mr. Van has been a beloved teacher at Northwest for 9 and a half years, and January 20th is his last day here. Northwest has meant so much to him. He says it has been like a second family, and he has...

Poetry Outloud

Poetry Outloud

Ella MacGregor December 19, 2022

On December 13, our theatre department conducted the annual Poetry Out Loud competition! In total, 11 students participated. The Poetry Out Loud competition is a competition where each competitor chooses...

Gifts For Your Enemies

Gifts For Your Enemies

Ella MacGregor December 19, 2022

PSA: Don’t give gifts with malicious intent. These are in jest; we do not condone giving any of these items as gifts! **except love, that’s allowed of course Happy Holidays, everyone! Most people...

Babettes Feast Cast

Thespians Presents “Babette’s Feast”

Ella MacGregor, Senior Writer November 18, 2022

NWR Thespians worked hard and put on an amazing production of the play “Babette’s Feast” this month. Thespians introduced the play to the public the week of October 31st. Performances were held on...

NWRHS Ambassadors Show Choir

NWRHS Fall Fanfare

L. Donohue and Ella MacGregor November 18, 2022

Northwest Rankin High's Choral Music program treated the community to two nights of their Fall Fanfare. During these performances, the choral program showed a sample of all the ensembles it has to...

NWR Thespians at Tennessee Williams Festival

NWR at The Tennessee Williams Festival

Ella MacGregor, Senior Writer October 26, 2022

This year Thespians attended the Tennessee Williams Festival. The Tennessee Williams Festival is a festival that occurs each year in Clarksdale, Mississippi at Coahoma Community College. The festival itself...

Jae Darra McFarland is crowned NWRs 2022 Homecoming Queen

Homecoming Queen

Ella MacGregor, Staff Writer October 7, 2022

Congratulations to Jae McFarland who was crowned as our 2022 Homecoming Queen! When asked about the momentous occasion, Jae stated that she is incredibly grateful that she won the crown. Her sisters were...

Student Spotlight: Joelle Milatz

Student Spotlight: Joelle Milatz

Ella MacGregor, Staff Writer September 22, 2022

Joelle Milatz is a 16 year old exchange student from Germany and will be spending ten months in the US. She is very excited to be here and experience the American way of life! She came to Northwest and...

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New Teachers And Counselors (22-23)

Malorie Aldrige  Malorie Aldridge is one of the new teacher’s at NWRHS. She graduated from Mississippi College with a degree in Kinesiology. She teaches intro to World Geography, MS Studies, and...

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