The Bulldogger

Haley McKain

Haley McKain, Co-Editor in Chief

Haley McKain 2018

Co-Editor in Chief

A little bit about me

I cry all the time. Not always in a bad way or anything, but when I’m mad, sad, and especially when I’m laughing really hard, I just cry. 😂 I’m also like, really funny. (See, that’s a joke.) But for the real, I have been writing for The Bulldogger for three years now. I started my sophomore year as a staff writer, and now I’m a senior and the Co-Editor in Chief.

My favorite memory

My favorite memories from newspaper all happened my first year in the class. When I first joined, I was pretty awkward and was constantly seeking the approval of my peers and Lori (my advisor). But, it was so inspiring to see how everyone else in that class never limited themselves. Riley and Ethan were absolute goons, and Tiffany always stood up for herself and what she believed in, and Syble was so incredibly kind. They never once made me or anyone else feel like we didn’t belong right here in the newsroom. A few of my other memories include qualifying and placing at State twice, and every time we had a journalism conference, we all left with some amazing stories to tell.

The best show on Netflix right now?

Well, I am and always will be a sucker for Gilmore Girls. Rory Gilmore’s life is oddly similar to mine and I’m here for that.

Future plans

After graduation, I plan on attending the University of Wyoming to study education. I want to become an English and journalism teacher. (Lori, I’m coming for your job.) I also really want to major in American Sign Language (ASL) and teach at a school for the Deaf.


Awards I’ve won while in newspaper:

  • 2015/16 NSAA State Journalism in In-Depth Writing
  • 2017/17 NSAA State Journalism in In-Depth Writing
  • 2017 NHSPA Cornhusker Award
All content by Haley McKain
Senior Sara Simcox doing push-ups to boost her physical strength. She has been trying to prepare her body, as well as her mind before she goes to boot camp, and has been going to the gym nearly every day to work with a trainer.

A different route

May 11, 2018
Student grabs a new basketball and prepares to shoot a basket.

Inclusive setting at NPHS

December 15, 2017
The students with multiple and severe disabilities sit as they get ready to start regular education gym class.

Missing the goal

December 15, 2017
Jared Snyder goes over the calendar for the week with paraprofessional Cindy Stark. He said his favorite place to work through the Transition House program is at Wild Bills.

All means all

October 12, 2017
Service dog Shadow walks with freshman Kaitlyn Connelly ready to alert her about her blood sugar levels. “I’m starting to get more comfortable with the school. That has really what made me nervous, because I didn’t know how people were going to react and I didn’t want to be swarmed in the hallway.”

Dog on duty at NPHS

September 15, 2017
Beyond belief

Beyond belief

May 12, 2017
(L-R) Emma Downey, Mara Strecker, Rebekah Littrell, Megan Wullschleger, Keleeann Littrell and Syble Heffernan posing in their dresses on the 21st day of Dressember.


January 13, 2017
Senior Breanna Patterson as she plays her dominatrix personality, Ann Bowman in the 2016 fall play, Psycho Beach Party.

Best of both worlds

October 7, 2016
Yeah, I dont think its that different but its different. You know what I mean? Bremer said about her new home.


October 7, 2016
Senior Taylor Blagdon leads the marching band at the homecoming half-time show on September 9. He’s focused on directing the song but also on leading the band to a victory at State. “I want us to have fun musically, be challenged, and learn, over focusing on getting a superior [at State],” he said.

A major responsibility

September 16, 2016
Freshman William Vega is quick with a smile, even though adapting to a new culture this year has been a challenge.

Hazardous home

March 4, 2016


February 8, 2016
Fedelina Domingo ponders her new culture in her new country.

A dangerous dream

January 8, 2016
The road to America

The road to America

December 4, 2015
Student Council receives the Top Fundraiser award.

Best Wishes

November 6, 2015
Josh Elliot working out in the weight room


November 6, 2015
Ofc. J. Johnson watching over North Platte High School.

Serving to Protect

October 1, 2015
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