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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Several MHS athletic events scheduled today, Saturday, Jan. 25, have been canceled due to snow. Click here for more information from, the official website of the Marion High School Athletics Department. 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Marion High School alumna Kristy Jones, who was one of the hosts of the recent Martin Luther King Jr. celebration and concert at Indiana Wesleyan University, spoke with the Chronicle-Tribune about one of her inspirations: MHS teacher Bobbie Owensby.

“When I found out she was being honored it was so awesome,” Jones told the C-T. “She has done so much. I use to say ‘I want to be a teacher like Mrs. Owensby.’ You knew that she had high expectations for us. ... She held us accountable."

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Unfortunately, due to scheduling concerns brought on by weather delays and cancellations, as well as concerns over travel conditions, the MCS family reading night set for Thursday, Jan. 30, has been canceled.
The event may be rescheduled at a later date to be announced.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

All Marion Community Schools families are invited to join the Giants Reading Team at a special family night next week at Justice Intermediate School.

It will be a night of food, fun, giveaways and special guests: Marion Giants winter sports athletes, who will be reading to students.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at Justice Intermediate, 720 N. Miller Ave. All families with Marion Community Schools students are invited to attend.

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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Do you know a Marion High School alumnus who deserves recognition? Nominations for the MHS Hall of Distinction are being accepted through March 14, 2014.

The MHS Hall of Distinction gives lasting recognition to alumni who have made exceptional contributions to the achievements and prestige of Marion Community Schools. It also serves to help inspire current students to aspire to similar success.

Any MHS alumnus who graduated at least five years ago and who has made substantial contributions to the achievements of Marion Community Schools or whose exemplary actions reflect honor on MCS is eligible for nomination. The Hall seeks to honor men and women who have distinguished themselves through superb accomplishment on a local, state or national level in diverse fields of endeavor.

Non-MHS graduates may be afforded honorary status in the MHS Hall of Distinction.

Nominations must be made in writing and must be received by in the Office of the Superintendent, 1240 S. Adams St., Marion, or by email to, by March 14.

For nomination forms and more information, including details on previous inductees, click here. Forms are also available at all MCS school buildings and the Education Service Center.

For more information, contact Patty Barney, executive assistant to the superintendent, 662-2546, ext. 125, or email
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Five Marion High School seniors got a boost to their post-high school education plans Sunday as they were awarded $7,000 in scholarships (out of $8,500 total awarded) during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Celebration.

The scholarships, which have been given by the Marion Baptist Ministerial Alliance for more than 20 years, are awarded to area seniors who are active in the alliance’s churches and who are excelling academically. This year’s winners and their awards are:
  • Pasjion Weaver, $1,000 scholarship; plans to attend IPFW and study marketing
  • Cameron Wheels, $1,000 scholarship; plans to attend IPFW and study computer design
  • Brooklyn Washington, $1,500 scholarship; plans to attend IUPUI and study occupational therapy
  • Ashli Bell, $1,500 scholarship; plans to attend IPFW or BSU
  • Samone Walker, $2,000 scholarship; plans to attend BSU and study business
  • Da’Sha Boyd, $1,500 scholarship; plans to attend IU East, and study occupational therapy; Da’Sha attends an out-of-county school, but is a member of one of the alliance churches.
The awards were presented during a celebration at St. Paul Baptist Church on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. The annual event honors the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and also emphasizes the importance of education and celebrates local students’ successes.
This year’s scholarship winners all recognized the role their families have played in their success as well, giving them praise during the award presentation.

The Rev. Larry Batchelor, Marion Community Schools director of diversity and Marion High School graduation coach, (left) and Bobbie Owensby, Marion High School teacher and Black History Club sponsor (right), introduce and applaud the winners of the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships, presented by the Marion Baptist Ministerial Alliance. Seven of the eight winners were Marion High School students: Pasjion Weaver, Cameron Wheels, Brooklyn Washington, Ashli Bell, and Samone Walker. Da'Sha Boyd, whose parents accepted the award on her behalf, attends an out-of-county school. The awards were presented Jan. 19, 2014, at St. Paul Baptist Church. (Marion Community Schools photo)