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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Two Marion High School alumni have been selected by the Indiana Pacers to be part of their new dance team, the Pacers Hype Crew.

Class of 2017 graduate Gaby Padilla and Class of 2016 graduate Luis Hernandez are two of 18 members of the 2018-19 Pacers Hype Crew, which will perform on-court and interact with fans during Pacers home games, including preseason, regular season, and postseason, along with other events and appearances on behalf of Pacers Sports & Entertainment.


In addition, Pacers Hype Crew will be role models that make a positive impact in Indianapolis & surrounding communities, the Pacers said, participating in various community events.

“I am so incredibly excited for this amazing opportunity,” said Padilla, who is studying communications at Ivy Tech Community College. “Thanks to everyone who has supported me. I am so ready to start this new journey!”

Hernandez, an IUPUI student studying psychology and dance, said the opportunity is a special one for the Marion grads.

“I am absolutely grateful to have been given this opportunity to work with the Pacers,” he said. “If someone had told me during my senior year of high school that I would be doing this in a few years, I would not have believed them. I’d like to thank everyone who has helped me grow into the person I am today.”

Marion High School and Marion Community Schools send our congratulations to these two Giants! We are always so proud to hear of accomplishments of our alumni and their commitment to positively impacting the communities they call home.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Regional Career Center’s Cyber Security and Technology Academy is pleased to announce a partnership with Afena Federal Credit Union to offer students real-life work experience. 

Students in the program have been selected to serve internships at Afena’s north and south citywide locations to provide assistance in several different areas ranging from technology to accounting. 

“With every new school year comes the promise of a new beginning: new academic subjects, new teachers, new classmates, new friends, and, of course, new opportunities to learn, grow, and develop,” said Dr. Travis Hueston, instructor for the MRCC Cyber Security and Technology Academy. “This is just another example of our commitment to providing our students the opportunity to serve the community 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.”

This is the second year Afena has offered an internship to a high school student, and the results were fantastic for the credit union, the student and the school last year.

“Mr. Hueston does an amazing job with his students, working hard to prepare them for real world experiences,” Karen Madry, president and chief executive officer of Afena, said. “We believe this is a natural fit, and we will continue to build upon the lessons they have been taught through the MRCC program.”

Afena hopes this partnership will provide the students with the experience they need to succeed as they journey beyond high school. In addition, they hope to open students’ eyes to the career opportunities that exist in Marion.

“We are fortunate to have this opportunity to work with an eager group of students who want to showcase their talents” Madry said.

MRCC Director Mike Ripperger said this opportunity is in full alignment with the career center’s mission.

“One of MRCC’s goals is to offer every student an opportunity to earn real-life work experience. Partnering with Afena gives our students a chance to earn that experience” he said. “Afena joins many other citywide sites as an internship host to the students at Marion Regional Career Center.”

MRCC's excellent career prep and advanced college opportunities are one of the reasons Marion High School is a state leader in college and career readiness. MRCC programs are available to students from schools around the county as well. Anyone interested in taking MRCC classes should contact their high school counselor or Mr. Nate McNeely for more information at (765) 664-9091.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Place your order for the 2019 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:
  • Fill out a form: You can get a copy in Room 101 or in the MHS office. Turn in to Donna Barnes in the main office with payment to complete your order. 
  • Order online: go to and use code 8502.


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. Contact Yearbook Adviser Kris Burke,
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News 2017-2018 yearbooks have arrived! If you ordered one, you can pick it up when you get your school picture taken on Monday, Sept. 10, in the Walton Center lobby.

Members of the MHS Class of 2018 who ordered yearbooks should email Mrs. Burke at to schedule a time/day for pickup. 

2019 yearbooks:
Don’t forget to order yours for this year NOW!

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The JROTC Cadets from Marion High School will host a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at the flagpole in front of the school. 

This ceremony, planned and executed by the cadets, is designed to remember and honor the victims of the terrorist attacks on that dreadful day. This year’s guest speaker is David Keister. The ceremony will begin at 8 a.m., and is open to the public.