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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion High School students competed the last two weekends in the annual ISSMA Solo and Ensemble district competitions, and many of them advanced to the state round! 

Vocal / piano

The vocal and piano competition was held Jan. 28 at Southside Middle School in Muncie. Every single Giant who competed advanced to the state level, by earning a gold rating in the toughest division (Group 1). Congratulations to these Giants! They are:
  • Jada Adaway, senior
  • Allie Durbin, senior
  • Saidah Edwards, freshman
  • Kaleb Evans, junior
  • John Flowers, freshman
  • Triston Galeon, freshman, piano solo
  • Amonte King, junior
  • Myles Kohn, freshman
  • Lindsay Ngo, senior
  • Maria Porter, junior
  • Kendra Quill, junior
  • Casey Reaves, junior
  • Kabriel Robinson, freshman
  • Anna Shigley, freshman
  • Ianne Sierra, senior
State competition is set for Feb. 18 at Perry Meridian High School in Indianapolis. Congratulations and good luck to all of these students!


The instrumental competition was held Feb. 4 at Eastbrook High School. Six MHS students competed, several doing so for the first time. They all took on challenging music, and did well!

Two students advanced to the state competition, by playing pieces in the toughest division (group 1) and earning gold ratings:
  • Sophie Schenck, sophomore, trumpet solo
  • Ethan Roberts, senior, percussion
They will compete at the state contest on Feb. 25 at North Central High School in Indianapolis.

Here's a look at the rest of the competitors' results:
  • Saralena Bergsma, freshman, solo, group 1; silver rating
  • Austin Guess, freshman; saxophone solo, group 3; gold rating
  • Abigail Baird, freshman; solo, group 3; silver rating
  • Cheyann Vick, sophomore; solo, group 3; silver rating
Congratulations to all of these students. We are proud of you!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News TICKET DEADLINE EXTENDED! You can now buy your tickets through Wednesday, Feb. 8! 

The MHS Student Senate invites all MHS students to the Winter Wonderland Dance.

It will last from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in Bill Green Arena. (Enter Door 15.)

This will be a semi-formal dance. (Wear your best!) 

Tickets are $7 for one, or $10 for two. They will be on sale at lunches and in Room 1-12. You MUST buy a ticket in advance. They will NOT be available at the door!

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Check out this great report from WIWU-TV about the Giant Bistro!

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News YOU can help the MHS Key Club share some Valentine’s Day love with our community! Starting Monday, Feb. 6, bring in donations to help local food pantries fill plates with food, and hearts with love.

The canned / non-perishable food drive will run through Monday, Feb. 13. Bring your contributions to the MHS main office, the media center (library), or to Room 2-46.

Please note: Items past their expiration date will NOT be accepted.

Here's a list of suggested items, to give you ideas of what to bring in. (Donations are not limited to these items. This list is just to give you a general idea of what sorts of things are needed! Think about the kinds of things YOU would like to eat and share with others, but remember to try to keep it healthy, too!)
  • Cereal / granola (low-sugar items like Cheerios are great!)
  • Canned soups and stews
  • Pasta
  • Sauce (marinara, enchilada, other assorted cans and pouches of sauces that help make meal prep quick and easy)
  • Canned fruits and vegetables (those little plastic cups of fruit like apples, peaches, etc., with no sugar added are great!)
  • Dried fruits (apricots, plums, cherries, raisins ... lots to choose from!)
  • Applesauce (individual serving sizes are nice ... and low- or no-sugar is best!)
  • Canned or dried beans (black beans, pinto beans, chickpeas/garbanzo beans ... so many good choices!)
  • Peanut butter (or other nut or seed butter)
  • Jams and jellies
  • Rice (brown rice is a great option)
  • Oatmeal
  • Other grains (like wild rice, quinoa)
  • Cornmeal / cornbread mix
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Nuts / seeds, like pumpkin or sunflower (unsalted is more healthy!)
  • Crackers (whole-grain is best!)
  • Shelf-stable (non-refrigerated) juice boxes (100% fruit juice is best)
  • Shelf-stable (non-refrigerated) soy or almond milk
  • Tea bags (green and herbal teas are great)
  • Vegetable oil (olive oil, canola oil)
  • Dried herbs and spices
  • Toiletry items (toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and other personal care items)
  • Cleaning items (laundry detergent, dish soap)
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Every year, the Community Foundation of Grant County awards a variety of scholarships to Grant County students, some of which are available only to Marion High School students. We urge all seniors to fill out this application!

The deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 31, but some scholarships require reference letters and other additional information. Don't wait until the last day to start! 

And if you've started your application, NOW is the time to complete it. 

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