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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools is pleased to announce the 2018 inductees to the Marion High School Hall of Distinction.

The selection committee chose the 9 inductees:
  • Earl E. Green, Marion High School Class of 1940, the first African-American postmaster in Grant County
  • Charles E. “Chick” Nelson, Marion High School Class of 1948, lawyer and expert on community development and housing, former executive vice president of the United States Institute of Peace
  • Carlton Rose, Marion High School Class of 1980, President of Global Fleet Maintenance and Engineering for UPS
  • Brian Balsbaugh, Marion High School Class of 1991, a leader in the sports and gaming industry, representing some of the most high-profile athletes and players in the world
  • Kathleen L. Keller, Ph.D., Marion High School Class of 1991, award-winning researcher in the field of childhood eating behavior and obesity
  • Scott and Julie Moorehead, Marion High School Class of 1996 and 1998, Scott is CEO of TCC, and co-founder the Culture of Good organization, which teaches businesses the importance of giving, and with Julie launched TCC Gives, which provides grants and other philanthropic efforts.
  • Erika Davis Sears, M.D., M.S., Marion High School Class of 1998, plastic surgeon specializing in hand surgery and reconstructive surgery, proud to provide care for veterans and other patients with traumatic injuries.
  • Jack Colescott, honorary inductee, longtime teacher, coach, and community leader
The 2018 inductees will be honored at an induction ceremony and banquet set for 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at the Henry West Banquet Room, Barnes Student Center, Indiana Wesleyan University, part of Marion Giants homecoming weekend. Ticket information will be provided closer to the date of the event. Inductees will also be honored at the Giants’ homecoming football game on Friday, Sept. 14.

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.

The nomination period will be reopened next year. For more information, including nomination forms and details on previous inductees, click here.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Provided by Marion Kiwanis Club

The Marion Kiwanis awarded scholarships to five outstanding students at the Marion High School Media Center on May 23:

From left, the scholarship winners are: Zoe Case, Greer Decker, Emily Lindsay, Elizabeth Wuertley, and Jo'Zya Johnson.

Lindsay was also honored as the state Kiwanis scholarship winner for this region.

Their grade point averages ranged from 4.71 to 5.0 on a 4.0 scale demonstrated on their collective transcripts, recording just under 300 grades with nothing lower than a B. Only 13 grades out of the 300 were a B with all of the remaining grades being an A. They have all earned many college credits while in high school as a result.

They will be attending five different universities: including Northwestern, Notre Dame, Purdue, Ball State, and IUPUI.

They are all in the top 10 in their graduating class. All five of these students were also very active in sports, art, served on the principal’s advisory committee, served as class officers and have also been employed at several retail establishments throughout the community. Kiwanis is very proud to be able to honor such outstanding young people.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools is a Summer Food Service Program participant. Free breakfast and lunch is available to the public (to anyone 18 or younger) as follows this summer:

Meals will be available Monday through Thursday, June 4 through June 28 at Frances Slocum Elementary School, Justice Intermediate School, and McCulloch Junior High School; meals will be available Monday through Thursday June 4 through June 21 at Marion High School.
  • Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 8 a.m.
  • Lunch will be served from 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Giant Summer Academy and MHS summer session students will also be provided free breakfast and lunch.

The Summer Food Service Program for Children was created to serve nutritious meals to children when the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program meals are not available. Under this program, free meals are provided to all eligible children ages 1 to 18 as well as people with disabilities, regardless of age, who participate in a special education program.

Acceptance and participation requirements for the program are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion High School, in partnership with Ivy Tech Community College and the AEP Foundation, is excited to offer the Credits Count Summer STEM Enrichment Program this July.

This program, open to incoming 10th- through 12th-graders at MHS, will run from July 9  through July 27. Classes will be held Monday through Thursday, and there will be field trips on Friday. Classes are from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and lunch will be served after classes.

Each week will center on a theme: 
  • Week 1 (July 9-13) - Food and Health Science
  • Week 2 (July 16-20) - Engineering
  • Week 3 (July 23-27) - Biotechnology
Students can sign up for all three weeks, a single week, or a combination of any 2. 

Registration deadline is May 31!

>> Click here for the registration form

>> Click here for the field trip form

Return these forms to the Marion High School main office by May 31, or email Kristi Phillippe at with questions or to reserve your spot.