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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School Student Senate will have a fundraiser from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10 at Applebee’s.
Student Senate leads spirit weeks at the school, including memory-making fun during Homecoming and Snowcoming weeks, and the group also spearheads community service projects including the annual Senior Citizens Prom.

Any business or organization that wants to find out how to support or work with the club should contact MHS math teacher Angela Sellers at asellers@marion.k12.in.us. Any student who wants to join can do so at the beginning of each school year. See Mrs. Sellers for more information.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School chapter of Business Professionals of America will have a fundraiser at the Giant Bistro from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11.
The Giant Bistro, 2215 S. Western Ave., is run by the Culinary Arts program at Marion Regional Career Center. Fundraisers for Marion Community Schools groups and community groups is a common way that MRCC and the Giant Bistro gives back to the community.


Come out this Thursday to support BPA, which has been re-established at MHS this year after a long absence. The club gives a head start to anyone who is interested in a career in business. BPA touches on a wide variety of related skills, from management, to accounting, to human resources, office systems and procedures, various computer skills, entrepreneurship, and more. The BPA competitions also include team contests, so as the club grows there will be lots of opportunities for students to earn recognition.

Any student who is interested in joining (or any business or organization that wants to find out how to support or work with the club) should contact Cathy Griffin at cgriffin@marion.k12.in.us, call 662-2546 x. 143, or visit her in the Marion Community Schools Business Office at Marion High School.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted Dec. 8, 2017

Marion Community Schools invites you to an afternoon of music and art featuring our outstanding fine arts faculty.

Arts in Action, a concert and art show, is set for 3 p.m. Jan. 21, 2018, at the Walton Performing Arts Center at Marion High School. Admission is free, and this event is open to the public.

All eight MCS music teachers will be performing solos, and then will join for a combined piece at the end of the concert. MCS art teachers will have their own personal work out on display as people are going in to be seated for the concert.

We hope to see you there!

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School JROTC Rifle Marksmanship Team has advanced to two separate National Championship competitions.

The Giants received an invitation to compete at the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit’s National Championship at Fort Benning, GA, on Feb. 1 through 3. They will also travel to the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s facility at Camp Perry, OH, in mid-February to compete in the Army JROTC National Championship.


“These cadets are really good marksmen and have competed well all year,” said retired Lt. Col. David Farlow, the JROTC program’s senior Army instructor and rifle team coach. “But now they will face off against the best shooters from across the nation. We still have a great deal of work to refine their skills in order for the best performance at this higher level of competition.”

The letter of invitation to the AMU competition recognized the hard work they’ve already put in: “Your selection for this elite competition is the direct result from your proven expertise and aptitude as marksmen during the regional and national qualifiers over the last three months.”

All high school-age marksmanship teams from across the nation are eligible to qualify for the AMU championship, but only the top 30 teams from across the nation received an invitation. The Giants are currently seeded in 15th place.

“I am so excited about these competitions,” MHS senior Taylor Sorah, the rifle team’s captain, said. “I am so proud of our team. It is amazing that we have qualified for two national championships.”

The Giants will make their second trip in as many years to the Army JROTC National Championship. There, they will face the top 54 Army JROTC rifle teams from around the world. The Giants are the only team from Indiana to qualify for the National Championship.

Other team members who are selected to compete include: Rhianna Gary (senior), Hailey Teeguarden (junior) Levi Hofmann (sophomore), and JadeLynn Kendall (sophomore).

“It is expensive to attend these competitions, and the cadets have to help to raise the funds to cover the competition costs,” Farlow said. “Donations are certainly appreciated to help these cadets have the opportunity to compete on the national stage.”

Anyone who wishes to contribute to help defray costs can do so by bringing or sending donations to the Marion High School office, 750 W. 26th St. Please make checks payable to Marion High School, and note what your donation is for (JROTC).
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion High School senior Andrea Persinger earned a first-place finish last weekend at the Business Professionals of America Regional Leadership Contest.

Andrea competed in three categories at the competition, held Dec.9 at the Heartland Career Center in Wabash. She was the top finisher in the Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications category, earning a spot in the upcoming state level competition. She also competed in two other categories, Human Resource Management and Administrative Support Concepts.


For the spreadsheet competition, Andrea had to complete four jobs, including various formatting, formulas, and charts. Club sponsor Cathy Griffin said she was impressed with Andrea’s commitment to learning something new. She had never used the Excel spreadsheet program before beginning preparations this fall for the competition.

She now continues on to the state level conference and competition, set for March 11-13 at the Downtown Marriot in Indianapolis.  

The BPA club is back at Marion High School for the first time in at least a decade. In future years members will be able to work toward eligibility for BPA scholarships. The club also gives a head start to anyone who is interested in a career in business. BPA touches on a wide variety of related skills, from management, to accounting, to human resources, office systems and procedures, various computer skills, entrepreneurship, and more. The BPA competitions also include team contests, so as the club grows there will be more opportunities to earn recognition.

Any student who is interested in joining should contact Griffin at cgriffin@marion.k12.in.us, call 662-2546 x. 143, or visit her in the Marion Community Schools Business Office at Marion High School.