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National award puts MHS among top schools in the country



U.S. News and World Report has awarded Marion High School a bronze medal in its rankings of more than 19,000 public high schools across the country. This puts MHS in the top 27 percent of high schools in the country!

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Giants earn individual 1st, team 2nd at Huntington U. math contest

Posted on Oct. 22 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Led by a perfect score by one of its members, the Marion High School math competition team earned second place in a regional competition this week hosted by Huntington University.

The MHS team competed at the 15th annual competition on Oct. 22, 2014, with 12 other teams from around the state. MHS sophomore Truman Bennet earned a perfect score, earning him first place as an individual and helping propel the Giants to their runner-up finish.

The competition consisted of multiple-choice and short-answer individual competitions, along with a team problem-solving competition. Students also had the chance to explore the Huntington University campus.

Congratulations to these students!

Three teams to compete in regionals this weekend

Posted on Oct. 17 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Three MHS teams will compete in regionals this weekend!

We wish the girls soccer team and the boys and girls cross country teams good luck.

>> For competition details, check out mariongiantssports.com 
 
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Growing honor society puts spotlight on Giants’ achievements in math

Posted on Oct. 16 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
After an induction ceremony coming up next week, more than one in every 11 Marion High School students will be a part of a prestigious national mathematics honor society.

The MHS chapter of Mu Alpha Theta will add 33 new full members and three associates during an induction ceremony oat 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at the high school. That will bring the total number of members and associates to 92 students — nearly 10 percent of the about 1,030 students in all four grades at MHS this year.




Mu Alpha Theta members pose for a Marion Community Schools promotional video during the summer of 2014.


Mu Alpha Theta is a national mathematics honor society for students in high school and two-year colleges. In June 2014, the membership totaled 105,000 in more than 2,100 schools. Mu Alpha Theta is dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics.

Students in grades nine through 12 are eligible for full membership in Mu Alpha Theta if they meet the following requirements:
  • They have completed the equivalent of two years of college preparatory mathematics, including algebra and/or geometry.
  • They have completed or are enrolled in a more advanced mathematics course.
  • They have earned at least a 3.0 grade point average in their mathematics courses.
High school students are eligible to be Mu Alpha Theta associates (not full members but likely candidates for membership) if they have completed one year of algebra, or its equivalent, with distinction and are currently enrolled in a higher math course. They can participate in all Mu Alpha Theta events and competitions, but cannot vote or hold office. After one year, they must either be inducted as a full member or exit the organization, depending on their continued performance in mathematics courses.

MHS Mu Alpha Theta members have distinguished themselves on the national stage as well, having earned awards at the organization’s national convention and competition. In summer 2014, 12 members of the MHS chapter brought home awards from the competition in Orlando, Fla. The previous summer, seven members brought home awards, and the whole team brought home another, from the competition in San Diego, Calif. In addition, an MHS member was elected as a national Mu Alpha Theta officer in 2013.

The success of MHS’s Mu Alpha Theta chapter is fueled in part by early high school credit opportunities at McCulloch Junior High School, where students can earn high school credit for both algebra and geometry in seventh and eighth grades.

Thanks to these opportunities, dozens of students now enter their freshman year at MHS with credit for these college preparatory math classes already on the books — and with another significant hurdle cleared: passage of the math portion of the graduation qualifying exam. They can then continue on to take advantage of MHS’s robust mathematics offerings, including several dual credit courses through which they can earn college credit before graduating high school.

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