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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Six Marion High School seniors got a boost to their post-high school education plans recently, as they were awarded $11,500 in scholarships during the annual Martin Luther King Scholarship Celebration.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships, which have been given out by Marion Baptist Ministerial Alliance for about 30 years, are awarded to seniors in the area who are active in an alliance church and are excelling academically. This year's winners from Marion High School and their awards are :

  • LaShaunte Wallace: $3,000 scholarship; plans to study dental hygiene at Indiana University
  • Ta’Nyia Betts: $2,500 scholarship; plans to study business administration at Indiana University-Kokomo
  • Jacob Speikes: $2,500 scholarship; plans to study entrepreneurship at Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Stephen Johnson: $1,500 scholarship; plans to study anthropology at Indiana State University or Indiana University-Kokomo
  • Manual Davis: $1,000 scholarship; plans to study criminal justice at Central State University
  • Alexis Moore: $1,000 scholarship; plans to study criminal justice at Ivy Tech Community College
An Anderson High School senior also received a $1,500 scholarship.

The awards were presented during a celebration at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, Jan. 21. This annual event honors the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., and also emphasizes the importance of education and celebrates local students’ successes.

Ivy Tech Community College's Marion Campus President Alex Huskey, who also serves as pastor at New New Bethany Church of God in Christ, also presented Ivy Tech Community College scholarships to two additional MHS seniors:

  • Jamie McFarland, who plans to study to be a surgical nurse
  • Erica Batchelor, who plans to study dentistry
At the awards ceremony, contributions to the MLK Scholarship fund were also recognized, including several from the member churches, along with thousands of dollars contributed by Indiana Wesleyan University and the Wal-Mart Distribution Center.

Congratulations to all of these students for their hard work and success. We wish them luck as they continue their education next year at their chosen colleges!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School band boosters invite you to enjoy a great meal before the Giants’ basketball game – an all-you-can-eat Fish & Tenderloin Fry from Dan’s!

Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the MHS cafeteria. The meal includes 2 sides and a drink. Dessert is extra.

Carryout is also available, but we hope you'll stay and help cheer on the Giants as they face the Anderson Indians starting at 8 p.m.

Meal ticket prices are:

Adult: $9
Child 12 and younger: $5

Proceeds benefit the MHS band programs. One major expense on the horizon is the purchase of new marching band uniforms. Tickets available from band students, or you can pay at the door. (Enter Door 8 at MHS).

Call Cathy Griffin at 662-2546 x. 143 for more information.

>> Click here for a full-size flier to print and post at your business or organization, to help us spread the word!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News All students and staff, please take note:

Thursday, Jan. 18, will be the very last chance to get school photos taken. This is for both senior portraits and underclassmen pictures. We want as many photos as possible to include in the 2018 yearbook, so even if you do not want to purchase pictures, please get your picture taken this day if you haven't yet!

The photographer will only be here from 8 a.m. to noon. Pictures will be taken in the lobby of the Walton Performing Arts Center here at MHS.

If you come after that you will be too late! (This means if you're normally not in the building in the mornings, you'll need to make special plans to do so. Talk with your teachers if need be to be able to stop by to get your picture taken.)

All you have to do is show up! We'd really love to have all of our fantastic teachers and administrators in our yearbook, so years from now we can remember when ...

All students wanting to get pictures on this day must fill out a form in the main office before picture day.

An additional note for seniors: Guidelines for senior photos are as follows:
  • Girls are asked to wear a nice blouse or sweater. Shoulders and chest must be covered. Strapless, tank tops, spaghetti straps, and low necklines will not be allowed for the senior section.
  • Boys are asked to wear a collared shirt & tie. Coat and tie are preferred.
Senior portrait sessions include 6 to 8 poses and 3 backgrounds (but only 1 outfit). Deadline to choose your favorite photo for the yearbook is Feb. 28.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News
Marion Regional Career Center’s Information Technology Academy is pleased to announce a partnership with Marion Public Library to offer technology assistance to the Marion community.
The MRCC Technical Assistance Center (TAC) will open on Thursday, Jan. 11. Student technology specialists will be available inside Marion Public Library on Thursdays and Fridays during the school year, from 9 to 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:45 p.m. (In the event of inclement weather, student technology specialists may not be available.)

“We’re committed to providing our students the opportunity to serve the communities in which they live and work, while at the same time providing students with the most up-to-date knowledge and skills so that they can pursue jobs that contribute to the economy,” said Travis Hueston, IT Academy instructor at Marion Regional Career Center. “Our partnership with Marion Public Library allows students to provide library patrons and community members with technical assistance and support on electronic devices such as computers, tablets, cellular phones, and printers, while at the same time earning high school and college credit through our dual credit agreement with Vincennes University.”

Students will also be on hand to provide instruction on using such equipment, as well as many software titles including Microsoft Office. The TAC also hopes to provide equipment repair and hardware services in the near future.

“One of MRCC’s goals is to offer every student an opportunity to earn real-life work experience. Partnering with Marion Public Library gives our IT students a chance to earn that experience, plus provide our community another place to receive help with their computer needs,” MRCC Director Mike Ripperger said.

Marion Regional Career Center’s Information Technology Academy is open to students from all participating schools in the county. Students who are interested should contact their counselor, or alternately reach out to Nate McNeely at MRCC, 765-664-9091, or email him at
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School Student Senate will have a fundraiser from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10 at Applebee’s.
Student Senate leads spirit weeks at the school, including memory-making fun during Homecoming and Snowcoming weeks, and the group also spearheads community service projects including the annual Senior Citizens Prom.

Any business or organization that wants to find out how to support or work with the club should contact MHS math teacher Angela Sellers at Any student who wants to join can do so at the beginning of each school year. See Mrs. Sellers for more information.