Mason Schools Foundation maintains generosity amid pandemic year

Anna Kinasewitz | Staff Writer In a pandemic year when everyone pressed pause the Mason Schools Foundation (MSF) pressed forward in their efforts to fund innovative learning programs in the Mason City School District. As the local economy came to a standstill when the Coronavirus shutdown occurred, the foundation still managed to find unique ways to generate funds in order […]

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An Open Letter of Thanks

Our incredibly passionate and dedicated staff would like to extend our thanks to The Mason City Schools Foundation and Chronicle Alumni for their generous financial support this year. The Chronicle is an important part of the culture at Mason High School. It is a source of pride in our community, and is distributed, free of charge, to all high school […]

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Staff

MHS Chronicle Staff Members 2020-2021 Editor-in-ChiefRiley Johansen News EditorAnn Vettikkal Feature EditorKaelyn Rodrigues Sports EditorMatthew Smith Business Manager/Circulation ManagerAnna Kinasewitz Alexa Crociata, Intern Online EditorMeghan Dincler Visual Design EditorAadrija Biswas Staff Design Team Lexi Brown Rachel Cai Staff Writers Cody Allgor Divy Bose Evelina Gaivoronskaia Ally Guo Della Johnson Rilee Malloy Shravani Page Evan Ponstingle Raghav Raj Scott Reckers Abby Waechter Alisha […]

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Prom influencers rewarded for modeling dresses

Anna Kinasewitz | Staff Writer Style, price, color, size. Prom dress stores are capitalizing on the frenzy of finding a dress while giving high school students professional experience. Prom influencers have become more prominent for boutiques in recent years due to the rise of social media and online shopping.  Junior Mariah Norman is on the 2020 team for Bridal & […]

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MHS Community Feeling Fundraising Fatigue

Anna Kinasewitz | Staff Writer Whether it’s shaking mom down for cash, digging in the glove box for loose change, or knocking on neighbors’ doors to pledge money, fundraising at Mason is an ever-persistent event.  Years ago, many members of the high school staff began to realize that students and high school families may feel as though they were constantly […]

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Q&A with Longtime Comet Jim Fox

Anna Kinasewitz | Staff Writer Jim Fox is a Mason man through and through. A comet from Kindergarten through 12th grade, Fox graduated 50 years ago. He then went on to The Ohio State University before moving back to Mason, where he served on Mason City Council for nine years. Fox, with his wife, raised their two sons, both Mason […]

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Athletes Not the Only Ones Committing to Colleges

Anna Kinasewitz | Staff Writer Seven percent. That’s the percentage of high school athletes that go on to compete at the collegiate level.  Tweets, Instagram posts, and celebrations are all made when an athlete decides to take the leap and commit to a school to continue their sports career. Hours of practice go into perfecting their skills and getting them […]

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Women’s Soccer falls to Lakota West 3-1

Anna Kinasewitz | Sports Writer In a highly anticipated girls’ soccer match up of Greater Miami Conference unbeatens, the Lakota West Firebirds knocked off the Mason Comets, 3-1 on Tuesday night. West went up 1-0 in the first half after Ohio State University commit and star forward Kailyn Dudukovich took on Mason’s goalie, Bethany Moser, solo. The Comets rallied at […]

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fall Sports Preview 2019: Girls Cross Country

Anna Kinasewitz | Sports Writer 08/31 Loveland Invitational 09/07 Mason Invitational 09/14 Cedarville Invitational 09/21 Trinity/Valkyrie Invitational 09/21 Centerville Saturday Nights Invitational 09/28 Culver Invitational 09/28 Fairmont Firebird Cross Country Invitational 10/12 GMC Championship 10/19 OHSAA District 10/26 OHSAA Regional 11/02 OHSAA State Championship Last season Lakota East shocked the Mason Comets girls cross country team when they captured the […]

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Men’s Preseason Soccer Faces Change of Location

Anna Kinasewitz | Staff Writer Mason Men’s Soccer is no stranger to change. Last season, they experienced a shift in leadership by welcoming new head coach, Mike Combs, who follows former head coach Paul Reedy’s jaw-dropping 11 seasons. The men adjusted to change, and likewise both the players and parents are now facing a smaller change. The change the tournament […]

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Comets Baseball will rely on experienced lineup

Anna Kinasewitz | Staff Writer The Mason Comets baseball team is determined to continue their winning ways in 2019. After winning a league, district, and regional championship in a season that concluded in the state final four, there is not much room for improvement. However, University of Cincinnati commit Cole Harting said while the team has lost some key players […]

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Advertising with The Chronicle

For businesses interested in advertising with The Chronicle, please contact our Business Manager Anna Kinasewitz via email at mhschroniclebusiness@gmail.com. Prices vary based upon size, color and frequency of advertising.

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Chronicle Alumni

Allie Cohen – Class of 2004 Jenna Connor – Class of 2004 Hayley Day – Class of 2004 Loa DeNegre – Class of 2004 Erin Pyles – Class of 2004 Rob Underwood – Class of 2004 Rachel Bagley – Class of 2005 Chris DeLotell – Class of 2005 Nicole Grice – Class of 2005 Amanda Konrad – Class of 2005 […]

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Contact Us

Electronically: Chronicle Business – mhschroniclebusiness@gmail.com Mr. Dale Conner (Advisor) – connerd@masonohioschools.com  | 398-5025 x 33103 Riley Johansen (Editor-in-Chief) — rjohansen.chronicle@gmail.com Ann Vettikkal (News Editor) — avettikkal.chronicle@gmail.com Kaelyn Rodrigues (Feature Editor) — krodrigues.chronicle@gmail.com Matthew Smith (Sports Editor) — msmith.chronicle@gmail.com Anna Kinasewitz (Business Manager) — akinasewitz.chronicle@gmail.com Alexa Crociata (Business Intern) – acrociata.chronicle@gmail.com Aadrija Biswas (Visual Design Editor) — abiswas.chronicle@gmail.com Meghan Dincler (Online Editor) […]

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Achievements

Chronicle Achievements 2020-2021 Ohio Scholastic Media Association All Ohio for Online News Site All Ohio for Overall Newspaper Evan Ponstingle – Newswriting (Excellent) Ann Vettikkal – Newswriting with 2 Reporters (Excellent), In-Depth Reporting with a team (Excellent), News Feature (Superior), Front Page Newspaper Layout (Excellent) Ally Guo – Newswriting with 2 Reporters (Excellent), Editorial Cartoon (Superior) Lily Geiser – In-Depth Reporting […]

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