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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News MHS Homecoming Week is almost here! It's time to show your school spirit, your Giant Pride. 

There are also many events open to the community. (Those are denoted in purple.)

Here's a look at the activities planned at Marion High School:

Monday, Sept. 25
  • Dress-up theme: Class Color Day
Tuesday, Sept. 26
  • Dress-up theme: Twin Day
  • Boys soccer hosts Yorktown: 5:30 p.m. at Dick Lootens Stadium
  • Volleyball hosts Arsenal Tech: 6 p.m. at Bill Green Arena
  • Fall Celebration Concert: MHS jazz and concert bands join with the Mississinewa Valley Band for a special free concert, 7:30 p.m. at MHS's Walton Center
Wednesday, Sept. 27
  • Dress-up theme: Character Day
  • Boys soccer hosts Ft. Wayne South Side: 5:30 p.m. at Dick Lootens Stadium
Thursday, Sept. 28
  • Dress-up theme: Sports Jersey Day
Friday, Sept. 29
  • Dress-up theme: Purple and gold!
  • Powderpuff Football game / pep rally: Friday afternoon, Dick Lootens Stadium. 
  • MHS music boosters Rock's Tenderloin Fry: All you can eat, 5 to 9 p.m. Carryout available. Click here for more information, including prices.
  • Grand opening - MHS Athletic Hall of Fame: Come check out the new displays inside Bill Green Arena honoring our outstanding athletes throughout the decades. 
  • Homecoming football game: Giants host Muncie Central, 7 p.m. at Dick Lootens Stadium 
  • MHS Hall of Distinction 2017 inductees recognized after the first quarter of the football game at Dick Lootens Stadium. Click here to learn more about the inductees.
  • Marching Giants perform at halftime. The county's only competitive marching band will perform their 2017 competition show, "Changing A Nation".
Saturday, Sept. 30
  • MHS Hall of Distinction Induction Banquet: 5 p.m., IWU's Henry West Banquet Room in Barnes Student Center; Reservations required by Sept. 15. Click here for more information.
Sunday, Oct. 1
  • MHS Drama Association Presents: 1 Night / 1 Dollar / 1 Act: Two shorts will be presented,"Gray Area" by Ian McWethy and "Frosh in the Pit" by Alan Haehnel. Both deal with real problems of the 21st Century in light-hearted ways, but with serious undertones. For an investment of only $1 and less than one hour of time, audience members can be entertained while supporting the first MHS Drama Association show of the 2017-2018 school year. 5:30 p.m. at MHS's Walton Center.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School band and choir boosters invite you to enjoy a great meal at the Giants’ Homecoming game – an all-you-can-eat Tenderloin Fry from Rock’s!

Dinner will be served from 5 to 9 p.m. in the parking lot of Dick Lootens Stadium (near Door 14 of MHS). The meal includes tenderloins, baked beans, chips, drink, and dessert. Carryout is also available, or you can enjoy your meal during the Homecoming game, when the Giants will take on the Muncie Central Bearcats starting at 7 p.m.

Meal ticket prices are:
  • Adult: $10
  • Child (5-12): $8
  • Age 4 and younger: free
Proceeds benefit the MHS band and choir programs. For more information, call Cathy at 662-2546 x. 143.

>> Click here for more information about Homecoming Week activities
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Place your order for the 2018 Marion High School yearbook today! This yearbook will be something special, so don't miss your opportunity - order now! (For the best price, place your order before winter break.) There are two ways to order:


Attention parents and MHS school sport fans / event-goers:

If you have a photo that you would like considered for the 2017-18 yearbook, please upload to:, and enter code: giants
(By uploading, you give MHS the right to use your photo. Please title your photo with name of event/student.)


Business and senior ads are now being accepted. Ads are in full color and are printed in each yearbook! Go to for more information, or contact Yearbook Adviser Kris Burke,
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News If you are a senior who wants to be a class officer, you must apply by Friday!

Applications are available in the MHS office, or from Mrs. Owensby or Mr. Hyman. Completed applications should be returned to Mrs. Owensbey or Mr. Hyman by Friday, Sept. 15.

A date for the election will be announced after that.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Twenty-six cadets representing three high schools competed Saturday in the second annual fall Biathlon hosted by the Marion High School JROTC.

The thirteen teams participating in the running and shooting event represented Hobart High School, Anderson High School, and the home team, Marion High School in this running. The Giants brought home the first and second team placements and also produced the top male competitor.

MHS seniors Joseph O’Donnell and Adriana Aleman (seen above) paired together for the winning team for the Giants. O’Donnell also was the competition’s top male biathlete. Aleman missed earning the top finish for females by just seven seconds.
Close on the victors’ heels was the MHS team of Haley Teeguarden (junior) and Levi Hofmann (sophomore), who earned the second place finish.

During the biathlon, the cadets had to run once around the perimeter of the high school, then enter the rifle range and hit their target five times. A penalty lap of about 150 yards was assigned for every missed shot. Cadets completed that cycle three times, then ran one final lap around the school. At a minimum, each cadet ran about two and a half miles.

“It was an epic battle between the two top Marion teams, and the outcome was far from certain even as the match progressed,” Farlow Lt. Col. (Ret.) David Farlow, senior Army instructor for the Marion JROTC. “Mere seconds separated their finishes. It was very close. Both O’Donnell and Aleman had to come from behind on their final laps to defeat Hofmann and Teeguarden.”

This was the second year in a row that O’Donnell finished on the winning team and also was the top male competitor.

“I wouldn’t call it fun, but it was certainly challenging,” Teeguarden said, discussing her first biathlon. “I do want to do more of these competitions.”

Teeguarden, O’Donnell, and Hofmann are active members of the Giants’ rifle marksmanship team. They were also members of last year’s Indiana State Rifle Championship team.