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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Did you know Marion High School has a spirit shop? If you're looking for the perfect gift for the Marion Giants fan or student in your life, look no further!

Come out to the MHS spirit shop on Dec. 13 or 14 between 3 and 7 p.m. and pick out the perfect gift! The Marion High School Alumni Association will be staffing the shop during these times.

Proceeds help fund the many ways MHSAA helps to support Marion High School and Marion Community Schools. (They've given tens of thousands of dollars directly to school and extracurricular programs over the past few years, and they've raised more than $200,000 for the Giant Dreams Endowments at the Community Foundation of Grant County to help provide for the needs of Giants today and long into the future!)

If you can't come to the shop, you can place orders for some of the gear online: www.mhsalum.com/giants-spirit-shop. (NOTE: Delivery may not be guaranteed before Christmas. Please contact the individual printers for more information.)
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The MHS Guidance Department reminds seniors that application deadlines for many scholarships are coming up.

The winter break is a great time to review scholarships and complete / compile what you can. Then, when you get back after break, stop by the Guidance Department if you need records or any additional assistance!

>> Please click here and check out our Scholarships page and look for scholarships you are eligible for today! 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Congratulations to MHS senior Kaylynn Scher, who has been named a 2017 Lilly Endowment Scholarship winner!

The Lilly scholarship provides coverage for tuition and book fees for Indiana colleges/universities. The nomination and selection process for the Lilly Scholarship locally is handled by the Community Foundation of Grant County. Two scholarships are awarded in Grant County.

The scholarship recognizes academic success, along with leadership and civic involvement.

Kaylynn follows in the footsteps of several outstanding Giants from recent years, as this is the fifth year straight that a Marion High School student has won the Lilly Scholarship. (To see the full list, click here.)
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Members of Marion High School choral groups will be helping to make spirits bright this holiday season.

They will be caroling at Brookdale Assisted Living Center on Monday, Dec. 11, and at the VA Medical Center on Wednesday, Dec. 13.

We're proud of our talented choir students and their director, and we're pleased to see them share their talents with our community!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News In their first competition of the year, the Marion High School JROTC Drill team earned multiple top placements — including two first-place finishes — last weekend at the University of Toledo.


During drill team competitions, cadets perform precision drill movements under the watchful eye of Army drill sergeants. Saturday, in addition to the two top finishes, the Giants brought home pairs second- and third-place finishes as well.

“What a great start to our competitive season,” Command Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Jon Smith, the Giants’ Army instructor, said. “With nearly half the team being freshman, our performance showed that we have the depth and abilities for this and future years.  I am proud of how our cadets performed. “

The Giants competed against eight other schools in multiple events, including:
  • Color guard (regulation)
  • Unarmed squad regulation drill
  • Armed squad regulation drill
  • Unarmed squad exhibition drill
  • Individual exhibition
  • Duet exhibition
The regulation events require the cadets to perform a specified routine mandated by the Army’s drill regulations. During exhibition events, cadets are free to develop their own routine, but it must last a specified length of time. During the competition, several drill sergeants and Senior ROTC cadets watch the movements of each cadet, looking for any minor infraction or mistake.

Cadet DJ Smith earned first place in the individual exhibition event, his highest finish ever in this category.

“As soon as they announced the second-place finisher, I knew I had won,” he said. “It felt great.”

Smith also partnered with Cadet Austen Robbins for a top finish in the duet exhibition category.

The Toledo competition also allowed teams composed of only first-year cadets to compete in the various events. The Giants’ first-year color guard team, composed of Hayleigh Cravens, Kaitlin Alcantar, Jessica Pickell, and Korbin Elliott, earned a third-place finish.

Other top finishes for the Giants were:
  • Second place, individual exhibition, Cadet Joseph O’Donnell
  • Second place, unarmed squad exhibition
  • Third place, veteran color guard