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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Family, friends, and community leaders gathered last weekend to honor the Class of 2014 inductees into the Marion High School Hall of Distinction:
  • James Arnett Wilson, Class of 1937, exceptional teacher and Tuskegee Airman (inducted posthumously)
  • James R. Hodge, Class of 1970, international investment expert and philanthropist
  • Dr. David Wright, Class of 1973, visionary leader and president of Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Lennon Brown, honorary inductee, MHS principal and extraordinary educational leader
It was an inspiring night of memories recalled, gratitude expressed, and accomplishments praised. These Giants have made outstanding contributions in our community and beyond, and we are happy to be able to honor them and hold them up as examples and role models.


"So many of us graduated and went off to do our own thing in different parts of the country, so we don’t always know there are distinguished alumni from Marion High School. Tonight is great to hear some of the other stories,” Dr. Wright told the Chronicle-Tribune.
 

Lennon Brown, Marion High School principal, is inducted into the Marion High School Hall of Distinction on May 23, 2014, at Meshingomesia Country Club. Also pictured, from left, are Steve Edwards, former superintendent of Marion Community Schools; John Earnest, chairman of the MHS Hall of Distinction board; Scott Murphy, vice president of the MCS School Board; Cathy Mortiz, MCS School Board member; and MCS Superintendent Brad Lindsay. (Marion Community Schools photo)

>>Click here to view more photos from the night
 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Congratulations, MHS Class of 2014!

Here's a look at the Class of 2014, along with their plans for life after high school:
  • Brady Abston, plans to train as an electrician at Vincennes University
  • Kayla Adamson, plans to study telecommunications at Ball State University
  • Xavier Aguilar, plans to study business at Indiana Tech
  • Elizabeth Antrobus
  • Sasha Artis, plans to study physical therapy at IPFW
  • Erin Bailey, plans to study film and media production at Taylor University
  • Charles Barbour-Neal
  • Tanaya Barnes, plans to enter pre-dentistry or pre-veterinary science program at Indiana State University
  • Jordan Barnett, plans to study sports marketing and communications at Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana Tech, or IPFW
  • Amber Baty, plans to study medical management at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Michael Baxter, plans to study drafting at Ball State University or Ivy Tech Community College
  • Blake Beal, plans to study business at Huntington University
  • Bryce Beall, plans to study sports marketing at Indiana Tech
  • Ashli Bell, plans to study actuary science at Ball State University
  • David Bilbee, plans to continue in ROTC at IU-Kokomo and enlist in the U.S. Army
  • James Blackmon Jr., will attend Indiana University but has not yet decided on an area of study
  • Dime’Ond Bledsoe, plans to study early childhood education at Grace College or Ivy Tech Community College
  • Angela Bobson, plans to enter pre-pharmacy program at Indiana State University
  • Zachary Boles, plans to study criminal justice/criminology at Ball State University
  • Catherine Bounds, plans to study creative writing and British literature at Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Charnez Bowlds, plans to study nursing at Ivy Tech Community College or Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Jonnie Bricker, plans to study nursing at IU-Kokomo
  • Richard Brooks, plans to study criminal justice and business at IU-Kokomo
  • Defontae Broomfield-Gee, plans to attend Ivy Tech Community College
  • Dequantae Broomfield-Gee, plans to study auto mechanics at Universal Technical Institute
  • Amber Sheren Brown
  • Andrea Brown, plans to attend Ivy Tech Community College and work in music ministry
  • Brittany Brown, plans to study biology at IUPUI
  • Kayla Brown
  • William Brown
  • Jesse Browning
  • Joseph Buffenbarger, plans to study graphic design at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Kyleigh Burgess, plans to study performing arts at the Ramp School of Ministry
  • Austin Buron
  • Malcom Campbell, plans to attend Ivy Tech Community College but has not yet decided on an area of study
  • Jonathan Cannon
  • Dezerea Carey
  • Chaney Carl
  • Nya Carradine, plans to study nursing at Indiana State University
  • Imani Carroll, plans to study business administration and music theater at Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana State University, IU-Richmond, or Oakwood University
  • Jayla Carroll, plans to study nursing at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Dustina Carson, plans to train as a veterinary technician at International Business College
  • Nicole Chapin, plans to study graphic design at Vincennes University or Ivy Tech Community College
  • Pooja Chohan, plans to enter the pre-med program at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Micayla Christensen, plans to study social studies education at Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Alysia Circle, plans to study biotechnology/genetics at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Payten Clark, plans to train as a veterinary technician at International Business College
  • Khorea Cobb, plans to study psychology at Butler University
  • Tyrell Cobb, plans to study sports management at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Shea Colburn, plans to study culinary arts at Ball State University or Ivy Tech Community College
  • Sarah Conrad, plans to attend Purdue University, but has not yet decided on an area of study
  • Simmie Colton
  • Tyler Couchman, plans to study construction trades at Indiana State University
  • Anthony Cox
  • Noah Davis, plans to study graphics engineering at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Shantell Davis, plans to study nursing at IU-Kokomo
  • Emily Davis-Simmons
  • Cierra Deaton, plans to study graphic design at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Johnathan Decker, plans to study computer software at IPFW
  • Cheyenne Deeter
  • Darrian Dils
  • Ar’tisa Drake, plans to study law or nursing at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Dar’Qwasha Dunnigan, plans to train as a dental hygienist at IUPUI, Vincennes University, IU-Kokomo, or Ivy Tech Community College
  • Justus Elliott, plans to study drafting and design or computer programming at Vincennes University
  • Heaven Fair (11th-grader graduating early), plans to study physical therapy at Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Jordan Feuerstein, plans to train as an athletic trainer
  • Reenisha Fields, plans to study nursing at Ohio University or Ivy Tech Community College
  • Christian Flores
  • Cydney Flournoy, plans to study physical therapy at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Zachary Flynn, plans to enlist in the U.S. Coast Guard
  • Lynai Foreman, plans to study criminal justice or accounting at Ball State University
  • Ty’Ana Fouce
  • James Franks, plans to study geography at Ball State University
  • Kyle Franks
  • Ted Fry, plans to study business at Purdue University
  • Brianna Garr, plans to study media communications at Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Alaina George, plans to study vocal performance or children’s ministry at Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Hannah Gerstorff, plans to study culinary arts at Johnson & Wales University
  • Moesha Goolsby
  • Xavier Guerrero, plans to enter the energy program at Michigan Institute of Aviation and Technology
  • Asiha Guy, plans to attend Indiana Wesleyan University, but has not yet decided on an area of study
  • Gabrielle Harpham, plans to study nursing at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Lindsay Harrington, plans to study psychology at Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana University
  • Derek Harvey, plans to study engineering at Purdue University
  • Darren Hawkins, plans to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps
  • Christopher Henderson
  • Jesse Henry
  • Gabriele Hernandez, plans to study nursing at IU-Kokomo
  • Nicholas Hernandez, plans to attend Ivy Tech Community College but has not yet decided on an area of study
  • Mykel Herrera, plans to study criminal justice at Ivy Tech Community College and Franklin University, and enlist in the U.S. Army
  • Caleb Herring, plans to study business administration at Indiana Tech
  • Jeffery Hicks, plans to attend Ivy Tech Community College
  • Sara Highbaugh, plans to study accounting at Indiana University
  • Trevor Hiles, plans to study exercise science at Indiana University
  • Dalon Hill, plans to study sports management or criminal justice at Indiana State University, IPFW, or Vincennes University
  • Jonathan Hogue, plans to study accounting or business
  • Lindsay Holt, plans to study elementary education at Bethel College
  • Bethany Hovermale, plans to study exercise physiology at Brigham Young University
  • Catelyn Huffman, plans to study nursing or early childhood education at Ball State University, IU-Kokomo or IPFW
  • Jasmin Jackson, plans to study nursing at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Lakesha Jackson, plans to study early childhood education at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Randy Jackson
  • Saffire Jackson
  • Timesha Jackson, plans to study nursing at Indiana Wesleyan University, IU-Kokomo or Ivy Tech Community College
  • Laura Jaeger
  • Araya Johnson, plans to study nursing or graphics at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Diamond Johnson, plans to study nursing at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Je’Von Johnson, plans to attend Ivy Tech Community College, but has not yet decided on an area of study
  • Tyler Johnson
  • Randy Jones, plans to study aviation at Purdue University and enlist in the National Guard
  • Tyler Jones, plans to study graphic design and photography at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Lula Jordan, plans to attend Ivy Tech Community College, but has not yet decided on an area of study
  • Tyler Julian
  • Rachel Jumper, plans to study elementary education at Purdue University
  • Christian Kelley, plans to study youth ministry at Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Levi Kennedy, plans to attend Ivy Tech Community College, but has not yet decided on an area of study
  • Raiden Kennedy
  • D’Taj Key
  • Chantel Keys
  • Charlie Koonce, plans to study graphic communications at Indiana Tech, Ivy Tech Community College or Vincennes University
  • Daniel LaDage, plans to study criminal justice at Ball State University
  • Jalen Lanter, plans to attend Ivy Tech Community College, but has not yet decided on an area of study
  • Courtney Lauri
  • Madison Lester, plans to study agricultural communication at California Polytechnic State University
  • Ashlynn Lewis, plans to study journalism at Ball State University
  • Sarah Lewis-Robinson, plans to study biology/pre-med at University of Southern Indiana
  • Katicia Lindsey, plans to study nursing at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Q’nesha Lindsey, plans to study culinary arts and business management at Vincennes University
  • Lesha Link
  • Elizabeth Long
  • Matthew Long
  • Toni’a Love
  • Savanna Lowe, plans train in cosmetology
  • Aaron Manio, plans to study mechanical engineering technology at Purdue University
  • Shaylee Marshall, plans to study nursing at IU-Kokomo
  • Delvin Martin, plans to attend Ivy Tech Community College, but has not yet decided on an area of study
  • Anna Martinez, plans to study nursing at Indiana State University
  • Silvino Martinez, plans to study business administration at Ball State University
  • Sophia Mauricio, plans to attend Ivy Tech Community College, but has not yet decided on an area of study
  • Jonathan Maynard, plans to study software engineering at Indiana Tech
  • Nathaniel McBee, plans to study Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University
  • Monte McCarty
  • Felicia McCray
  • Jason McMullen, plans to study computer science at IPFW
  • Chance Meador, plans to study computer engineering at IPFW and has enlisted in the National Guard
  • Scott Meyer, plans to study business management at Indiana University
  • Joshua Miller, plans to study athletic training at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Meghan Miller, plans to study nursing at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Zea Miller, plans to enter the pre-physical therapy program at Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Tahlor Mills, plans to study nursing at Ball State University
  • Francisco Miramontes, plans to study media arts at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Sierra Mockobee
  • Matthew Monroe, plans to study education administration at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Malikah Moore, plans to study nursing at IU-Kokomo
  • John Mooy
  • Karlton Morrell, plans to study vocal performance at Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Gregory Myers
  • Dakota Nelson, plans to study culinary arts and food service management at Johnson & Wales University
  • Justin Nelson
  • Steven Ngo, plans to study neuroscience at University of Notre Dame
  • Thao Nguyen, plans to study art at Indiana University
  • Emilie Nielander, plans to attend IU-Kokomo
  • Paula Nixon, plans to study apparel design and fashion marketing at IPFW
  • Olivia Noffsinger, plans to study social work or psychology at Ball State University, IU-Kokomo, or Purdue University
  • Levi Nunemaker, plans to study auto mechanics at Universal Technical Institute
  • Korbett O’Banion, plans to study business at Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Vinai Oddiraju, plans to enter the pre-med program at Duke University
  • Fernando Ortega
  • Morelia Ortega, plans to study medical assisting at Ivy Tech Community College
  • DiMario Paris, plans to study software engineering at IPFW, IUPUI or Indiana Tech
  • Evan Pauley, plans to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps
  • Lila Persinger, plans to study accounting and finance at Indiana University
  • Courtney Pherson
  • Samantha Phifer, plans to study art and animation
  • Somrette Phuong, plans to study nursing at Ivy Tech Community College or IPFW
  • Christie Powell (11th-grader graduating early), plans to study criminal justice at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Ashley Pickens
  • Roger Pryor, plans to study early childhood education at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Jaime Puente, plans to study physical therapy or business at El Centro Community College
  • Salvador Puente, plans to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps
  • Benito Randolph, plans to study nursing at Ball State University, Ivy Tech Community College, or Indiana State University
  • Darquan Randolph
  • Kayla Renshaw, plans to study nursing and biology at Indiana University
  • Edward Reynolds, plans to attend Ivy Tech University
  • Deont’e Richard
  • Ciara Riley, plans to study criminal justice at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Diego Rodriguez, plans to study criminal justice at Ivy Tech Community College or International Business College
  • Kyle Roorbach, plans to study business with a sports concentration at Asbury University
  • Chelesea Royse
  • Victoria Russell
  • Tre’Vaughn Sanders, plans to study nursing at Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Brenton Scott
  • Seana Scott, plans to study nursing at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Courtney Seeler, plans to study criminal justice at IPFW
  • Justin Segers, plans to study business at Rend Lake College
  • Amogh Sehgal, plans to study biology at Butler University
  • Blake Shanks
  • Sedonia Sheron, plans to study radiography at IPFW
  • Devon Sheward, plans to study athletic training at Manchester University
  • Blake Shipley
  • Robert Shugart, plans to attend Rend Lake College but has not yet decided on an area of study
  • Elizabeth Smith, plans to study pharmacology at Ivy Tech Community College and has enlisted in the National Guard
  • Jeremaine Smith, plans to study criminal justice and criminology at Ivy Tech Community College or Ball State University
  • Joseph Smith
  • Raisha Smith, plans to study law enforcement at International Business College or IU-Kokomo
  • Torianna Smith, plans to study nursing at Ivy Tech Community College or Indiana State University
  • Tyra Smith (11th-grader graduating early), plans to attend Ivy Tech Community College and enlist in the National Guard
  • Candice Smoot, plans to attend IUPUI but has not yet decided on an area of study
  • Khamar Speed, plans to attend Ivy Tech Community College but has not yet decided on an area of study
  • Jonah Spence, plans to study business entrepreneurship at Butler University
  • Andrew Spitzer, plans to study chemical engineering at University of Notre Dame
  • Stephen Sprowl, plans to study computer engineering at Columbia University
  • Kyle Stanley, plans to study art education at International Business College or Ball State University
  • Tatianna Stephney, plans to study agricultural engineering at Purdue University
  • Noland Stewart (11th-grader graduating early), plans to study political science, pre-law and Christian education at Indiana Wesleyan University, and enlist in the National Guard
  • Austin Stodghill, plans to study theater at Purdue University
  • Kara Stoebe
  • Rachel Stone, plans to study forensic accounting at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Abbigail Swafford, plans to enlist in the U.S. Army
  • Zachary Swisher
  • Thomas Swygart
  • Sammy Tarlton, plans to study architectural drafting at Ivy Tech Community College and enlist in the National Guard
  • Michael Tharp
  • Wyatt Todd, plans to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps
  • Niko Trevino, plans to study architectural drafting at Ball State University
  • Anna Trujillo, plans to study construction management at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Jason Tucker
  • Alec Turner, plans to attend Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Samone Walker (11th-grader graduating early), plans to study business management at Ball State University
  • James Walts, plans  to study computer science at Purdue University
  • Jessica Ward
  • Brooklyn Washington, plans to study exercise science at IUPUI
  • Pasjion Weaver, plans to study marketing at IPFW
  • Cameron Wheels, plans to study computer engineering at IPFW
  • Elijah Whitson, plans to attend Ivy Tech Community College
  • Josie Whitton, plans to study nursing at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Sedrique Wilkerson, plans to study psychology and marketing at Indiana University
  • Hunter Williams, plans to study aviation at Purdue University
  • James Williams, plans to study criminal justice at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Cor’Nell Wingate, plans to study construction and collision repair at IU-Kokomo
  • Jessica Wood, plans to study criminal justice at IU-Kokomo
  • Adam Woods
  • Kyra Working (11th-grader graduating early), plans to study criminal justice at IPFW
  • Anissa Wortman
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Several dozen Marion High School seniors were presented with scholarships worth nearly $4.9 million during the Scholarship Sunday ceremony on May 18, 2014, in the Walton Performing Arts Center at MHS.

The awards ranged from one-time gifts in memory of former MHS students, coaches and others, to renewable scholarships in varying amounts and from various sources — some worth tens of thousands of dollars.

Dozens of students who have fulfilled their 21st Century Scholarship pledges of good grades and good behavior were honored. The state grant offers full tuition at state-funded colleges, or equivalent amounts at private colleges in the state.

One especially notable award was the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Award, presented to MHS senior Steven Ngo. The Lilly scholarship pays for four years of college costs — tuition, board, even a book stipend — at any Indiana college. Because Ngo will attend the University of Notre Dame, the scholarship will be worth about a quarter of a million dollars to him.

Marion High School also had a National Merit Scholarship Finalist in the Class of 2014: Vinnai Oddiraju. This puts Oddiraju in an elite group, as only 1 percent of the students who apply for the designation (by way of taking the PSAT) — about 15,000 out of about 1.5 million — are named finalists each year. The specifics of his scholarship are still pending. 

The Walton Center auditorium welcomed families and friends of the honored students, along with MHS and MCS staff members and community members who presented various awards.

Here is the complete list of students awarded scholarships at the ceremony:
  • Erin Bailey, Bill Ray Young Entrepreneur Program Scholarship; Betty Sheren Scholarship Fund
  • Bryce Beall, Indiana Tech athletic scholarship
  • Ashli Bell, AKA Omicron Phi Omega Scholarship; NAACP Branch Scholarship; Ball State University Academic Scholarship; Ball State University Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship
  • James Blackmon Jr., NAACP Branch Scholarship; Indiana University athletic scholarship
  • Angela Bobson, William Coffman Scholarship; MHS Black History Club Scholarship; NAACP Branch Scholarship
  • Imani Carroll, Shirley Wiseman Memorial Scholarship
  • Dustina Carson, International Business College Academic Scholarship
  • Khorea Cobb, NAACP Branch Scholarship; Allan J. Miltenberger Memorial Scholarship
  • Sarah Conrad, Evening Exchange Club Student of the Month; Purdue University Presidential Scholarship
  • Heaven Fair, Indiana Wesleyan University Carmin Scholarship
  • Ted Fry, MHS Speech and Drama Award; Evening Exchange Club Student of the Month; Purdue University Presidential Scholarship
  • Alaina George, Children’s Ministry Scholarship, Indiana Wesleyan University Achievement Scholarship; Psi Iota Xi Music and Art Scholarship
  • Asiha Guy, Indiana Wesleyan University Arthur L. and Mary K. Hodson Scholarship
  • Derek Harvey, Rotary Athlete of the Year, Bright House Scholarship, Mark Longenecker Memorial Scholarship; Earl B. and Marie C. Whitecotton Scholarship; Mel Wysong Memorial Scholarship; Robert Stormont and Carolyn K. Pfohl Scholarship
  • Sara Highbaugh, Kari Ann Burnett Memorial Scholarship; Dick Lootens Memorial Scholarship; Indiana University Provost’s Scholarship, Bill Ray Young Entrepreneur Program Scholarship
  • Lindsay Holt, MHS Speech and Drama Award; Marion Teachers Association Scholarship; Bethel College (athletic scholarship and academic scholarship); Grant County Junior Golf Academy Fund Scholarship
  • Bethany Hovermale, LeFavour Family Scholarship Fund (in memory of Rebecca LeFavour) Scholarship
  • Catelyn Huffman, Marion Teachers Association Scholarship; ACE Award
  • Rachel Jumper, Rotary Athlete of the Year; Bright House Scholarship; Marion Evening Exchange Club Academic Scholarship; National Honor Society Award; Evening Exchange Club Student of the Month; Purdue University Academic Scholarship; Capt. Brandon A. Barrett Memorial Fund; Albert Bonner Brown Educational Fund Scholarship; Stephen M. “The Iceman” Roesly Scholarship; Joe G. Powell Endowment Fund Scholarship
  • Christian Kelley, Indiana Wesleyan University Grant County Leadership Scholarship; Indiana Wesleyan University Arthur L. and Mary K. Hodson Scholarship; Indiana Wesleyan University Dean’s Scholarship; Indiana Wesleyan University Fred N. Leveda Scripture Award
  • Maddie Lester, SFC Colin J. Bowen Memorial Scholarship; California Polytechnic State University Louis K. Chrones Scholarship and CalPoly Outreach Scholarship; Nancy Hanley Dalton Women’s Tennis Sportsmanship Award
  • Anna Martinez, Jenita and Dan Porfilio Endowment Fund Scholarship
  • Aaron Manio, Richard D. Kibby Scholarship; WBAT Mr. Senior Award; Evening Exchange Club Student of the Month; Rotary Club Student of the Month
  • Zea Miller, David Dimick Memorial Scholarship; Indiana Wesleyan University Dean’s Scholarship
  • Tahlor Mills, NAACP Branch Scholarship; Marion Giant Booster Scholarship
  • Malikah Moore, NAACP Branch Scholarship
  • Steven Ngo, Evening Exchange Club Student of the Month; Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship
  • Korbett O’Banion, Salin Foundation Community Scholarship, Indiana Wesleyan University Grant County Leadership Scholarship; Indiana Wesleyan University Arthur L. and Mary K. Hodson Scholarship; Indiana Wesleyan University Fred N. Leveda Scripture Award
  • Vinai Oddiraju, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society Scholarship; national Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society Scholarship; Grant County Community Tennis Association Scholarship, National Honor Society Award; National Merit Scholar; Evening Exchange Club Student of the Month; Morning Exchange Club Award; Dr. William Z. Roper Scholarship Fund; Grant County Minority Scholarship Fund Scholarship; Andy Shuck Memorial Scholarship; Frederick “Fritz” Shank Memorial Endowed Educational Scholarship
  • Lila Persinger, Jim Butler Scholarship; Evening Exchange Club Student of the Month; Rotary Club Student of the Month; Rotary Club Student of the Year; Indiana University Provost’s Scholarship
  • Christie Powell, Bill Ray Young Entrepreneur Program Scholarship
  • Candice Smoot, MHS Black History Club Scholarship; NAACP Branch Scholarship
  • Andrew Spitzer, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society Scholarship; national Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society Scholarship; Richard D. Kibbey Scholarship; Evening Exchange Club Student of the Month; University of Notre Dame Academic Scholarship; Grant County Junior Golf Academy Fund Scholarship
  • Niko Trevino, Marion Giant Booster Scholarship
  • Alec Turner, NAACP Branch Scholarship
  • Samone Walker, NAACP Branch Scholarship; Ball State University Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship
  • Brooklyn Washington, William Coffman Scholarship; NAACP Branch Scholarship; IUPUI Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship; NAACP Flossie Bailey Fund; TiRell D. Loper Memorial Scholarship; Betty Sheren Scholarship Fund
  • Pasjion Weaver, William Coffman Scholarship; NAACP Branch Scholarship; IPFW Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship
  • Cameron Wheels, NAACP Branch Scholarship; IPFW Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship; Glenn E. Pierce Endowed Scholarship
— Several MHS seniors earned local Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships earlier this year. Click here to learn more about that awards ceremony. —
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion Community Schools Board on Wednesday, May 14, approved school meal prices for the 2014-15 school year. 

The choice to raise meal prices is not one that is taken lightly. The price increases for next school year are as minimal as possible and reflect added costs the school system expects to incur. Even with the increases, MCS meal prices remain below the goal pricing levels as determined by the Indiana Department of Education.

Breakfast:
  • Paid, students K-12: 90 cents (10 cent increase from 2013-14)
  • Reduced-price, for qualifying students K-12: 30 cents (no change from 2013-14)
  • Adults: $1.45 (20 cent increase from 2013-14)
Lunch:
  • Paid, students K-4: $1.50 (10 cent increase from 2013-14)
  • Paid, students 5-8: $1.70 (no change from 2013-14)
  • Paid, students 9-12: $1.80 (10 cent increase from 2013-14
  • Reduced-price, for qualifying students K-12: 40 cents (no change from 2013-14)
  • Adults: $2.50 (15 cent increase from 2013-14)
The online payment transaction fee remains the same, at $2.40 per transaction.

For information on applying for free and reduced-price meals, click here.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The new leader of Marion Giants athletics brings collegiate-level experience and a vision for maximizing student-athlete potential, supporting coaches, and generating community excitement.

Jamy Bechler will take over as director of athletics at Marion High School starting June 2. He was approved by the Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees during its regular meeting on May 14.

“There’s a lot of opportunity at Marion,” Bechler said. “You need a visionary leader when you have 20 sports, a wide fan base, and a proud tradition. It’s a big job, and I’m honored to have been chosen.”