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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.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Giant Arts in the Park is a social event you won’t want to miss! At 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, come out and enjoy good company, a beautiful setting (the Gardens at Matter Park), and great entertainment from the Marion Community Schools music programs, along with food for sale to benefit the MHS Bands.

Online auction ends tonight

In addition, this event will cap off the Marion High School Alumni Association's online auction, featuring the retired banners from Bill Green Athletic Arena (retired due to age, and replaced with beautiful new banners), along with a list of other items at nearly any price point. (You do not have to be present at this event to bid online.)

Other items up for bid include:
  • Gift certificates to several local restaurants
  • Tickets to local and regional attractions (including the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, MHS Giant Passes, Fort Wayne Mad Ants tickets, and more)
  • Sports memorabilia (Pacers, Colts, Bears, IU, Indiana All-Stars, more)
  • Golf passes
  • Hollywood items
  • Items and gift certificates from local businesses
>> Place your bids now: 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News
  • FCA: If you would like to join, please contact Mrs. Willmert for more information. (For everyone - not just for athletes.)
  • Key Club: Want to get involved in community service? Key Club is for you! Contact Ms. Vermilion in Room 2-46 to find out how to join.
  • Speech and Drama Association: If you are interested in speech, drama, and/or debate, please see Ms. Vermilion in Room 2-46. We are looking for at least 10 solid team members for speech and debate competions.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Attention, seniors considering a career in education!

The Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship application is now open. This scholarship provides 200 high-achieving high school and college students interested in pursuing a career in education the opportunity to earn a renewable scholarship of up to $7,500 each year for four academic years. In exchange, students agree to teach for five years at an eligible Indiana school.

Students interested in applying must have a teacher complete a nomination form and upload the nomination form in their online application through ScholarTrack. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Nov. 30, 2017.

Click here to learn more, or see our counselors in the Guidance Department office.

There are many scholarships already available this year. Check our Scholarships page frequently, as we update it regularly as we receive information!