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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School JROTC will host its largest-ever Raider Challenge this Saturday, April 22. More than 200 cadets will compete in 10 events designed to test their level of physical fitness, strength, and team work at the MHS athletic complex.



Raiders compete in 2015 at Marion High School's Raider Challenge.
 

“During Raider competitions, the cadets will face a series of traditional and other ‘crazy’ events that are designed to push cadets to their physical limits while challenging them to work as a member of a team,” said Lt. Col. David Farlow, Marion High School’s senior Army instructor. “Working in 10-person teams, the cadets will face many challenges, including a 1-kilometer litter carry, an obstacle course, a spider web, the terrible tires, and many other challenges. The cadets will no doubt get hot, dirty, and wet, but they will have a great time.”

The Marion event is the only Raider Challenge hosted by a JROTC program in central Indiana. With 18 teams coming from Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana, it promises to be an exciting event.

For assistance, the Marion JROTC obtained the help of non-commissioned officers from the Indiana National Guard and U.S. Army Recruiters to serve as the graders for the Raider events.

“I am so excited,” said MHS senior Joey Lawrence. “Throughout the year we have gone to other schools for Raider competitions. But this event is in our home, and we are prepared to win!”

The Marion JROTC cadets will field two teams for the competition in addition to providing all the support requirements to facilitate such an event.

The competition will begin promptly at 8 a.m. at Dick Lootens Stadium at Marion High School and is expected to conclude by 3 p.m. Members of the public are welcome as spectators, and there is no admission charge.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Do you know a Marion High School alumnus who deserves recognition? Nominations for the MHS Hall of Distinction 2017 inductions are being accepted through May 10, 2017.

The MHS Hall of Distinction gives lasting recognition to alumni who have made exceptional contributions to the achievements and prestige of Marion Community Schools. It also serves to help inspire current students to aspire to similar success.

Any MHS alumnus who graduated at least five years ago and who has made substantial contributions to the achievements of Marion Community Schools or whose exemplary actions reflect honor on MCS is eligible for nomination. The Hall seeks to honor men and women who have distinguished themselves through superb accomplishment on a local, state or national level in diverse fields of endeavor.

Non-MHS graduates may be afforded honorary status in the MHS Hall of Distinction.

>> Click here to learn more about the Hall of Distinction, including past inductees

Nominations must be made in writing and must be received by in the Office of the Superintendent, District Offices at Marion High School, 750 W. 26th St., Marion, or by email to pgibson@marion.k12.in.us, by May 10.

Click here for nomination forms and more information. Forms are also available at all MCS school buildings and the District Offices (inside Marion High School).

Inductees will be honored during MHS Homecoming weekend. The formal induction dinner is set for Saturday, Sept. 30. More details will be provided as the event nears.

For more information, contact Patricia Gibson, Marion Community Schools communications director, 662-2546, ext. 121, or email pgibson@marion.k12.in.us.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion Band Boosters will host the Bunny Breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., in conjunction with the Million Egg Hunt set that morning at MHS's Dick Lootens Stadium.

The Bunny Breakfast will be inside MHS's Bill Green Arena. (Enter at Door 14, near the stadium.) There will be special appearances by the Easter Bunny!

Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, milk and juice. 

Tickets:
  • $5 adult (3 pancakes, 3 sausages, 1 milk, 1 juice)
  • $3 children ages 3 to 10 (2 pancakes, 2 sausages, 1 milk, 1 juice)
  • free for children 2 and younger. (1 pancake, 1 sausage, 1 milk, 1 juice)
Tickets sold at the door. Proceeds benefit the growing, award-winning MHS band program!

Thank you to our sponsor, IHOP!

The Million Egg Hunt starts at 9 a.m. (doors open at 8:30). Click here for more information.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News


Join us for the Masquerade Ball! MHS Prom 2017 is set for 8 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, May 6, at Meshingomesia Golf and Social Club, 2225 N. Lagro Road.

Tickets are $35 for one, or $55 per couple.

Don't miss this evening of fun with friends, and memories you will cherish!

See Ms. Tashema Davis (art department) for more information.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica (Spanish Honor Society) at Marion High School recently inducted 37 students, bringing the total membership to 89. Those members who will be graduating this year were also honored during the ceremony.



New members are inducted into La Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica on March 8, 2017, at the Walton Center at Marion High School.

>> Click here to view more photos from the ceremony


To qualify for La Sociedad, students must study Spanish for a minimum of three years and maintain a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher in Spanish during that time. Students must also display a deep interest in Hispanic studies and culture.

Of the members of the MHS chapter of La Sociedad, 94 percent are enrolled in dual credit or Advanced Placement Spanish courses here at the high school — a level of excellence we are proud of!

La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica was founded by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese in 1953. There are more than 2,000 chapters throughout the United States. All accredited secondary schools are encouraged to organize a chapter of the society. Our chapter, Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, was established at MHS in 2009.

Officers for the 2016-17 school year are President Anne Marie Conrad, First Vice President Nicholas Spitzer, Second Vice President Juan Perez, Secretary/Treasurer Micah Hoeksema, and Social Chairperson Abby Eltzroth. Senora Karen Luney, MHS Spanish teacher, is the sponsor.