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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Two Marion High School seniors earned high honors for their artwork at a competition in Fort Wayne, and their works will continue on to national-level competition.

Thao Nguyen, a senior at MHS, earned Gold Key awards for two of her pieces submitted to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art: drawings titled “Good Shoes Take You To Good Places” and “Pressure”. 

          
Gold Key winning artworks "Good Shoes Take You To Good Places" (left) and "Pressure" (right), both by MHS senior Thao Nguyen.

Rachel Jumper, also an MHS senior, earned a Gold Key award for her untitled drawing. 


Gold Key winning untitled artwork by MHS senior Rachel Jumper.

The museum’s scholastic competition involves 52 counties in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio, and all artworks will be on display at the museum, 311 East Main St., Fort Wayne, from Feb. 9 through April 6. For museum hours, admission fees and directions, click here to visit the museum’s website.

All pieces that earned a Gold Key will be part of a competition in New York this spring. According to the FWMoA website, the high caliber of entries into the Fort Wayne competition has propelled the region to be one of the top regions for national awards given in the past few years.

Nguyen also earned a Silver Key award for a drawing titled “Peace”.

Silver Key winning artwork "Peace", by MHS senior Thao Nguyen.
 
This is the second year in a row that she has earned one of the top honors in the regional competition. To read more about her prize last year, click here.
 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The MHS Student Senate's Pennies for Patients donation drive is now underway!

Donation boxes are located in classrooms. Collections will be taken during 4th period.

If donations total more than $500, the top two classes earning the most money will be honored, the class collecting the most money will receive a Domino's Pizza party!  

The donation drive runs through Friday, Feb. 21. (Last year, the Senate Pennies for Patients drive raised $548. Let's beat that total and bring in $600 or more!) 

You can also make donations online using a credit card. These donations will also be credited to our school. Click here to donate online.

Funds raised benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and enable the discovery and delivery of therapies that improve the quality of life for patients. Thank you for your support!

If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Sellers, Student Senate sponsor. Click here to email her
 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News All MHS athletics events have been canceled due to snow. Click here for details.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Link From the Chronicle-Tribune

Marion High School’s chapter of the national math honor society Mu Alpha Theta’s “Theta Potata” fundraiser drew community members to the school cafeteria for a meal of loaded baked potatoes, chips, drinks and dessert.

The proceeds of the club’s only fundraiser of the year primarily fund senior scholarships and trips to national convention competitions, sponsor Doug Porter said.

The Marion High math teacher founded the school’s chapter of Mu Alpha Theta when he was a senior there in 1990, five years before he returned as a teacher.

“And Mu Alpha Theta’s been going strong ever since,” he said.

— More from MCS: To learn more about the national awards Mu Alpha Theta members won last summer, click here. —
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The national spotlight is on Marion, as Marion High School senior boys' basketball player James Blackmon Jr. has been selected to play in the 2014 All-American Games — only the fourth Giant to earn the honor over the years.

>> Click here to learn more about the honor — and about the special connection James has with the All-American Games.