• Thanksgiving Break Novemeber 21-25
  • Christmas Concert/Reconciliation December 1-2
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony December 3
Rachel Mckenna

Rachel Mckenna, Social Media Editor

Senior Rachel Mckenna is a Social Media Editor for this, her second, year on the ACHONA newspaper. Outside of class, Mckenna is a member of a volunteer organization called Teens in Action which teaches high school students social and emotional learning skills through weekly service projects. Mckenna's weekly service project is at a local women's center called The Spring. Mckenna works behind the scenes on the Youth Action Committee to plan informational sessions. She explains, "I come up with lessons to teach at the Boys and Girls Club about healthy relationship skills."

Mckenna's favorite pass time is decorating the blank pages of adult coloring books with her Crayola markers. This hobby has become so central in Rachel's life, that it is actually the topic of her charming college essay. This year, Mckenna has spearheaded the ACHONA's new Instagram called "Humans of Academy", modeled after the very popular journalism style coined by journalist Brandon Stanton in Humans of New York.

Photo Credit: Bitmoji

All content by Rachel McKenna
Credit: Rachel McKenna/Achona Online
DIY crafts are inexpensive and a great way to be creative.

Holiday Gift DIYS

December 7, 2016

The secret pals wrote each other notes with puns on them on their gifts.

Senior Secret Pals!

September 9, 2016
The Beach Tampa

The Beach Tampa

August 19, 2016

 The day of the Thursday matinee was the day 60th anniversary of the first showing of Bye Bye Birdie!

Bye Bye Birdie Recap

April 19, 2016
Credit: Rachel McKenna
Locals love to spend their mornings roaming many of the open air markets the Greater Tampa Area has to offer!

Pop-Up Markets

March 3, 2016
Rachel McKenna/Achona Online

Third Quarter Events

January 11, 2016

By the end of October, the Ice Palace at the mall was already set up!

Christmas in November?

November 17, 2015
Load More Stories
Activate Search
Rachel McKenna