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Call for artists: MCS holiday card contest (deadline 11/9)

Posted on Oct. 19 2018 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News


Calling all artists!

Marion Community Schools is seeking artwork for its annual holiday cards. This competition is open to all Marion Community Schools students (including Marion Regional Career Center). Winning artists receive a $75 Walmart gift card!

Please submit your original artwork, at least 8.5" x 11" (letter sized) to your school office by Nov. 9. Include your name, the school you attend, and your phone number when you turn in your entry.

Winning designs will be featured on the MCS holiday cards, which are printed by the Marion Regional Career Center printshop and are offered for sale to the public.

If you have questions, please contact Patty Barney, pbarney@marion.k12.in.us, or 662-2546 x. 125.

MRCC to offer cyber forensic certification program

Posted on Oct. 18 2018 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion Regional Career Center is pleased to announce that a new Cyber Hacking Forensic Investigator Certification Program for high school students in the Cyber Security and Information Technology Academy.

The pilot program will allow students to learn the investigation techniques needed to detect hacking attacks and properly extract the evidence need to report the crime while at the same time conducting audits to prevent future incidents from occurring. 

“By 2022 there will be a shortfall of 3.5 million individuals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to prepare for and respond to the new cybersecurity world,” said Dr. Travis Hueston, instructor of the Cyber Security and Information Technology Academy at MRCC. “There is a hacker attack every 39 seconds in the United States. By providing this program in conjunction with our Ethical Hacking Program, we have the ability to offer every student this real-life work experience. To my knowledge, we are the only school in the state to offer such a well-rounded program to high school students.”

MRCC Director Mike Ripperger said they are pleased to be able to offer such a high-quality program to students in Marion and Grant County.

“The Cyber Security and Information Technology Academy continues to provide opportunities for students to excel in areas that are proven to be experiencing job growth, which will prepare them for the workforce after graduation,” Ripperger said. “Dr. Hueston and I continually work with our state partners to create an IT Curriculum Pathway that can be implemented throughout the state of Indiana.”

MRCC’s excellent career prep and advanced college opportunities are one of the reasons why students attend the Marion Regional Career Center. MRCC programs are available to students from schools around the county as well. Anyone interested in taking MRCC classes should contact their high school counselor or MRCC Student Support and Community Specialist Nate McNeely for more information at (765) 664-9091.

8 MHS musicians selected for IBA All-District Honor Band

Posted on Oct. 16 2018 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Eight Marion High School band students have been selected to perform in the Indiana Bandmasters Association All-District Honor Band.

This is the second year in a row that eight MHS students have been selected for this honor.

The musicians selected are:
  • Jillaynne Bass, sophomore, alto saxophone
  • Saralena Bergsma, junior, trumpet
  • Soren Bruehler, sophomore, trombone
  • Jessica Evans, senior, trumpet
  • Jaelin Lindsay, junior, clarinet
  • Shawntaia Matherly, junior, bass clarinet
  • Geordaun Shaw, senior, trumpet
  • Jade Wood, junior, flute
Each of these students was recommended by their band director, Mr. Huff, and submitted applications to be considered for the Honor Band earlier this year. Applications from students across the state were evaluated to select members of this talented group. Selected musicians are now tasked with practicing the musical selections in preparation for the upcoming performance.

On Nov. 17, Honor Band members from around the state will gather to rehearse together for the first time. Then, on Sunday, Nov. 18, they will perform together at 4 p.m. at Dekalb High School in Waterloo. This performance is open to the public.

Congratulations to these talented, hard-working students on this great accomplishment! The All-District Honor Band is a great opportunity, and will give them a chance to learn and grow as musicians.

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