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Emma Malabanan, Editor-In-Chief

Emma Malabanan is the Editor-in-Chief for The Wire News and this is her fourth year writing for this publication. She is currently a senior and is looking forward to a great year. In her free time, she enjoys reading mystery, horror, and paranormal novels. Emma is also President of the National Art Honor Society, Co-President of Mock Trial, Stage Manager for the Drama Club, and the Student Representative for Kids Changing the World. In addition, she is an active member of the National Honor Society, the Tri-M Music Honor Society, a LEAD Mentor, and part of the Audio-Visual Club. She is pursuing a distinction in art on her diploma this year as a Senior Art Major.

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Emma Malabanan at her station during the art show.

Reflections of an Art Major: The experience is rewarding, but it isn’t for everyone

Emma Malabanan, Editor-in-Chief June 13, 2022

Becoming a Senior Art Major is a four-year journey for most of us, and it is not necessarily a walk in the park. As an art major, I do not regret my experience, but I would not recommend it to everyone. I...

FBLA State Vice President of District 3N Zongyuan Li speaking at the Spring District Meeting (SDM).

FBLA successful in regional competition

Emma Malabanan, Editor-In-Chief March 11, 2022

On Feb. 10, 2022, the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club achieved success in their competition against schools from Orange, Putnam, Ulster, Duchess, and Sullivan counties. “It’s a club...

Local Cafe Javajos where many students and their friends hangout and do their homework throughout the week.

Things to do in the Monroe-Woodbury area

Emma Malabanan, Editor-In-Chief February 17, 2022

Have you and your friends ever wanted to go out and do something but haven’t been able to think of anything new? There are plenty of things to do in the Monroe-Woodbury area. Here are a few ideas: Find...

Marcello Messina while rehearsing in The War of the Worlds: A Panic Broadcast.

Drama Club Presents War of the Worlds: A Panic Broadcast

Emma Malabanan, Editor-In-Chief November 17, 2021

For the first time in almost two years, Monroe-Woodbury High School performed a fall drama, presenting War of the Worlds: A Panic Broadcast by Joe Landry. The performance took place on November 5 and 6,...

Anastasia Mamkin practicing her violin minutes before her High School All-County audition.

Students Take Part in High School All-County Auditions

Emma Malabanan, Editor-In-Chief November 1, 2021

High School All-County auditions were held at Valley Central Middle School on Oct. 21. Several school districts participated in this competition, including Monroe-Woodbury, Middletown, Minisink, Valley...

Senior Student Board Representative Emily Wang recognized by school board

Senior Student Board Representative Emily Wang recognized by school board

Emma Malabanan, Managing Editor June 21, 2021

Student board representative, an exceptional instrumentalist, and leader: Emily Wang is all of these, and more. Wang is a senior at Monroe-Woodbury High School and was recently recognized by the school...

Social and Racial Justice Student Union Works for Progress

Emma Malabanan, Managing Editor April 29, 2021

A new student club is trying to address bias and equity issues for marginalized student groups at Monroe-Woodbury. The Social and Racial Justice Student Union is an activist club focused on learning the...

Monroe-Woodbury Partakes in Valentines for Seniors Project

Emma Malabanan, Managing Editor February 23, 2021

Clubs at Monroe-Woodbury High School partake in the Valentines for Seniors project in order to bring smiles to senior citizens’ faces. New York Senator James Skoufis created the Valentine’s for...

Juniors Stephanie Peng and Michael Shapiro Move to Next Round of Poetry Out Loud

Juniors Stephanie Peng and Michael Shapiro Move to Next Round of Poetry Out Loud

Emma Malabanan, Managing Editor February 8, 2021

Following its sixth annual Poetry Out Loud contest, two students were selected to represent Monroe-Woodbury High School at the regional level. Poetry Out Loud is a national competition for reciting...

This year, for the first time, music department concerts will be held virtually. This image shows a past years concert that was held in person.

Music department Plans to Hold Virtual Concerts in the Winter

Emma Malabanan, Managing Editor October 27, 2020

Monroe-Woodbury’s music department performances will carry on despite pandemic restrictions. This winter, each of the high school’s musical ensembles will be holding a virtual concert, instead of...

February artist of the month Danae Drews will be one of artists displayed during this years art show.

Monroe-Woodbury Art Show to be Held Online Due to COVID-19

Emma Malabanan, Staff Writer May 22, 2020

Due to the closing of schools, the Monroe-Woodbury art show will become available virtually during the month of June 2020. The district art show is going to include art from all M-W buildings, displaying...

Governor Cuomo May 8 Update on COVID-19

Emma Malabanan, Staff Writer May 17, 2020

As of May 8, the total cases of coronavirus in the United States is 1,269,596, and the total deaths is 76,826. The number of cases in New York State are 338,485, and the number of deaths is 27,251. These...

Colleges Lift Exam Requirements Due to Pandemic

Colleges Lift Exam Requirements Due to Pandemic

Emma Malabanan, Staff Writer April 21, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept the world, at least seventeen colleges are not requiring SAT or ACT scores for the graduating class of 2021 and those enrolling in the fall of 2022. “The...

New club seeks to help sick children

Emma Malabanan, Staff Writer November 12, 2019

Kids Changing the World is a community service club at Monroe-Woodbury High School. This is the club's first year. “Kids Changing the World was originally formed to help families within the Monroe-Woodbury...

Students present their work at annual science symposium

Emma Malabanan, Staff Writer June 19, 2019

The 19th Annual Science Research Symposium took place on May 16 at 6 p.m. at the high school. During the symposium, hardworking sophomores, juniors, and seniors presented projects to other parents and...

High School students help North Main win playground contest

Emma Malabanan, Staff Writer March 26, 2019

North Main Elementary School recently won a contest held by Dannon Danimals, Project Fit America and ShopRite that awarded them $25,000 to build a new playground. In order to win the contest, the district...

High school students remember robotics club fondly

High school students remember robotics club fondly

Emma Malabanan, Staff Writer January 15, 2019

For middle school students, the robotics club was an opportunity to design and build robots and compete with each other. Although the high school does not have a robotics club, some students hope that...

Students perform fall play Mutually Assured Destruction

Students perform fall play ‘Mutually Assured Destruction’

Emma Malabanan, Staff Writer November 27, 2018

On November 2 and 3 at 7 p.m., the high school’s fall production, Mutually Assured Destruction was performed. “The play was about a series of 10 vignettes about brother and sister relationships...

Jessica Ader is the athlete of the week for October 8

Jessica Ader is the athlete of the week for October 8

Emma Malabanan, Staff Writer October 24, 2018

Jessica Ader was chosen to be athlete of the week for the week of October 8. After playing in clinics since fourth grade and then moving onto the modified team in seventh grade, she is now captain of the...

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