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News for Marion High School


Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
From the Chronicle-Tribune

That sense of incomplete destiny many had is hopefully quenched as James Blackmon becomes the varsity basketball coach for Marion High School.

We join with most in the community in wishing him a successful and long career guiding the Giants boys’ team on the basketball court and providing the leadership that will enhance the character and future of the children he will coach.

— Keep up with the latest MHS athletics news at mariongiantssports.com! —
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Marion High School senior Ashley Douglas showed off her language skills recently at a Chinese language competition. She came in second out of more than 50 students from around the area.

Students at the Chinese I level competed in article recitation during the competition in April 2013. 



Ashley Douglas, an MHS senior, poses for a picture with her second-place trophy after a Chinese language competition.

 
 
Ashley was honored recently by the Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees. (To see a picture from the meeting, click here.)
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Marion High School senior Chevis Weaver recently won first place at the state JAG competition in Indianapolis.

He topped 24 other finalists on April 19, 2013, in the employability skills category - job interviewing. All finalists advanced to the state level by placing  first or second in their respective categories in the regional round of Jobs for America’s Graduates competition earlier.

With his win, Chevis also earned a $500 scholarship. He was honored recently by the Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees. (To view a picture from the meeting, click here.)
Jobs for America’s Graduates, a state-based national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing high school dropouts, has been working with teens for more than 30 years, helping hundreds of thousands of young people stay in school through graduation, pursue postsecondary education and secure quality entry-level jobs leading to career advancement opportunities.

At Marion High School, it is a year-long leadership course available  to juniors and seniors. It is funded here by the Northeast Indiana Workforce Investment Board, under the umbrella of WorkOne, Indiana’s workforce development system.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
MARION (April 18, 2013) — The success of Marion High School’s JROTC program is costing the program’s leader his hair.

Cadets from the JROTC program at Marion High School will shave senior Army instructor Lt. Col. David Farlow’s head on Friday, April 19, 2013. Farlow had challenged the JROTC Raider Team to do well at a recent competition in Evansville. To motivate them, he offered his hair.

“This year the various JROTC teams have done well, with several third place finishes,” Farlow said. “I wanted to motivate the cadets to do better, so I told them if they finished in first or second place, they could shave my head.”

It must have worked, because the Giants came home with two second place finishes and another third place finish at the April 13, 2013, competition in Evansville.

The Cadets will cut Farlow’s hair Friday during school.

“If losing some gray hair can help to motivate these kids to success, I have a full head to offer,” Farlow said. “Leadership provides motivation and direction. Going bald for a few days is a small price to pay to see these great young people succeed.”
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director


Rachel’s Challenge and other anti-bullying efforts are inspiring, equipping and empowering us to make positive changes in our 
schools and community. 
 
To celebrate the efforts of MCS students and staff to start a chain reaction of kindness and compassion, a special year-end event is planned: the FOR TAXII Kindness Rally, set for 5:30 p.m. May 9, 2013, at Marion High School, on the practice football field (in the gym in case of rain). 
 
Don’t miss out on the fun!

Features 5:30 - 8 p.m. include:
  • carnival games
  • balloon animals
  • Johnny Law
  • bounce house
  • fire truck tours
  • human hamster ball
  • dunk tank (principals and other administrators will take the plunge!)
  • food (including nachos, popcorn, sno cones, cotton candy)
  • free child ID cards with pictures, fingerprints; produced on-site courtesy of New York Life Insurance Company        
At 6:30, the Chain Reaction Ceremony will feature:
  • JROTC presenting the flag
  • Performances by Marion High School and McCulloch Junior High School choirs
  • Messages from district administrators
  • Recognition for staff working on bullying prevention
  • Presentation of kindness chains from each school, which will be linked together to represent the changes happening at our schools
View the flier by clicking here.

(For a black-and-white version to print, click here. For a color poster to print and distribute, click here.)