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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted Feb. 5, 2019

Marion Community Schools social workers invite you to a special night of family fun at Culver's in Marion!

Dine to donate! A portion of your purchase of Culver's food and ice cream will go to MCS social workers, to help assist students with various needs.

There will also be face painting!

This special event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2019, at Culver’s, 2307 S. Western Ave., Marion. We hope to see YOU there!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News By Myla Townsend

February is Career and Technical Education month. Technology programs and organizations all over the country have been working hard advancing their knowledge and showcasing their talents. Locally, what better way to celebrate than to recognize the Marion Regional Career Center?

At their annual Awards for Excellence event Tuesday, Feb. 26, the Indiana Department of Education recognized the Marion Regional Career Center’s Cybersecurity and Information Technology Academy. The event celebrates accomplished students, programs, and business partnerships in Career and Technical Education (CTE) throughout the state. This year, 43 CTE students, programs, and partnerships, both high school and college, were recognized at the event.

“Participation in Career and Technical Education provides students more opportunities for future endeavors,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. “Thank you to those being recognized for their support and dedication to creating successful CTE environments for Indiana’s students.”

Boasting their current 16 programs to choose from, the Marion Regional Career Center’s mission is to develop in every student’s technical, academic, and job readiness skills. MRCC offers programs in fields such as aviation, culinary arts, health, and information technology. Even more programs will be coming soon.

MRCC Director Mike Ripperger (second from left) and MRCC Cybersecurity and Information Technology teacher Dr. Travis Hueston accept the Award for Excellence from the Indiana Department of Education.

>> Click here to view a virtual tour of a few of the programs at MRCC

If interested in applying to a program at the Marion Regional Career Center, please contact Student Support and Community Specialist Nathan McNeely at 765-664-9091 or email him at, or speak with your school's counselor.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Under the leadership of choir director Bryce Conway, the Marion High School show choir’s have been traveling and competing around Indiana. The mixed choir, Innovations, and all female choir, the Marionettes, performed in two competitions during the month of February.

Innovations show choir traveled to perform in a competition held at Huntington North. Innovations won the 2nd place title in their division. They earned  9th place overall at the Huntington North competition. 

The Marionettes also performed, attending a competition held at Northridge. They won 7th place in their division.

>> Click here for information on the upcoming concert when you can watch these talented students right here in Marion!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Cadets from the Marion High School JROTC program have advanced to the second level of the Army JROTC Leadership Bowl and Academic Bowl competitions.

More than 2,400 teams representing JROTC programs from high schools across the country and around the world entered these contests. The Giants were one of only two JROTC programs from the state of Indiana to have teams advance in both disciplines.

“This is the fourth time cadets from Marion High School have advanced to the second round in both of these categories,” said Lt. Col. David Farlow, the program’s Senior Army Instructor. “It speaks well of our cadets and the leadership development and general education they have received thus far.”

The Marion cadets will now compete in the second round against the remaining 60 other teams in their division, all hoping to advance to the Army JROTC Leadership and Academic Championships, the JROTC Tri-Service Leadership and Academic Bowl’s Championship. All of these competitions will be held this June in Washington, D.C. The second level of testing will begin in March.

The Giant Battalion’s Leadership Team is composed of cadets Kaleb Starr, Lucas Riley, Tyron Rice, Jessica Pickell, Kylee O’Neil and Kayleina O’Donnell.  The Academic Bowl Team is composed of cadets Josiah Hamilton, Levi Hofmann, Abigail Baird, Jillayne Bass, I’Yela Hornaday and Jaron Hofmann.

“It is exciting to advance to advance to the second round of the competition,” Cadet Starr said.

The Leadership Bowl tests cadets’ knowledge about leadership, in addition to other JROTC subject matter. Cadets are also tested on their knowledge of current events. The Academic Bowl tests cadets knowledge of common academic subjects.

The JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowls are sponsored in part by the College Options Foundation. One of the main goals of these bowls is to prepare students for state exit/graduation exams as well as college entrance exams, such as the SAT and ACT.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Several Marion High School musicians earned top awards at the state finals of ISSMA Solo & Ensemble recently:

Piano soloist:
  • Tristan Galeon, an MHS junior, earned a gold medal with distinction
Instrumental soloists:
  • Carynna Aguila, a sophomore, earned a gold medal with distinction on her flute solo
  • Saralena Bergsma, a junior, earned a gold medal with her flugelhorn solo
  • Travis Metzger, a senior, earned a gold medal with his alto saxophone solo
  • Soren Bruehler, a sophomore, earned a silver medal with his trombone solo
Marion Community Schools congratulates these students on their great accomplishments, and expresses gratitude to the teachers who work every day to help these students develop their talent and skills!