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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News WIWU-TV recently featured the Marion High School JROTC program. Check out the great report here:

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion High School's choral department is bringing a sweet opportunity back to town: Dessert Theater is Nov. 18!

This special event features performances by our talented singers in the 26th Street Innovations and Virtuoso choirs. In addition, you'll get to enjoy your choice of several desserts: cheesecake, chocolate cake, pecan pie, apple pie.

There are two performances scheduled, bot on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Roseburg Event Center, 2983 W. 38th St. Tickets are on sale now for both the 3 p.m. and the 7 p.m. shows.

Through Friday, Nov. 10, tickets are $10 each. After that, the price rises to $12 each. So get yours today! Choir members are taking ticket orders now. If you don't know a choir member, contact the Marion High School office for more information.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools Superintendent Brad Lindsay was among the featured speakers Monday at an educational leadership summit at Grace College in Winona Lake.

The Educators' Leadership Learning Summit (TELL) brought together high school administrators, principals, athletic directors, and coaches from across Indiana, providing a platform to inspire educators as they work with student athletes. The summit, which featured several top state educators and motivational speakers, was designed to spark new learning ideas, stimulate deep discussion and provide networking opportunities among attendees.

“This is a great opportunity for educators who work with high school athletics to network and to gain new ideas and initiatives from each other,” Grace College Director of Athletics Chad Briscoe said. “Athletics plays an important role in developing students, and we all need to be encouraged and challenged to grow as leaders.”

During the event, which is designed to be an annual feature at the college, 14 elite speakers presented in a “TED Talk”-inspired format. Sessions ranged from character and leadership training to school traditions and parent involvement.

“The TELL Summit stands as a wonderful opportunity for educators to hear from industry leaders on a variety of topics that will illustrate best practices in the field,” IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox said. Cox was one of the presenters at TELL.

Lindsay shared on the topic of "Purpose-Driven Performance" and he took along several Marion coaches, administrators, and other leaders

"We need all of our students to be engaged in extended-day and extended-year activities," Lindsay said. "Engagement in these activities leads to greater engagement in school, and more opportunities after high school. Coaches have a unique opportunity to reach students in a life-changing way. The TELL Summit was a GIANT opportunity for our coaches and leaders to be inspired and learn from others involved in reaching and teaching students through athletics and more. I'm grateful and humbled to have been included in the inaugural program's list of outstanding speakers."

Speakers also included: Jamy Bechler (John Maxwell coach and former Marion High School athletic director), Seth Maust (Five Star Life president), David Hoffert (Warsaw superinendent) Rob Haworth (Elkhart superintendent), Nicole Chisley (Fort Wayne Snider principal), Terry Turner (Daleville baseball coach), Deb Brown (Saint Joseph athletic director), Lenny Krebs (Warsaw girls’ basketball coach), Sandy Searcy (NFHS director), Jim Self (Hamilton Southeastern athletic director), Jeff Hester (Columbus North athletic director) and Matt Moore (Fishers boys’ basketball coach).
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News A member of Marion High School’s Class of 2018 can claim an achievement few others can: a perfect score on the ACT test.

Elizabeth Wuertley, MHS senior, learned of her achievement last month. According to the ACT organization, on average only 0.1 percent of test takers earn a perfect score. (That means out of every 10,000 test takers, only 10 would be expected to earn a perfect score, based on ACT's historical data.)

The ACT, a curriculum-based achievement exam, consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science, each scored on a scale of 1 to 36. A student's composite score is the average of the four test scores. Elizabeth earned a composite score of 36, the highest possible, signaling a mastery of those skills.

In a letter recognizing this exceptional achievement, ACT Chief Executive Officer Marten Roorda called the achievement “significant and rare.”

Marion High School congratulates Elizabeth on this outstanding achievement!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Eight Marion High School band students have been selected to perform in the Indiana Bandmasters Association All-District Honor Band.

“This is the first time in a number of years we’ve had any students selected to perform with this band, and to have eight students selected is quite an honor,” said MHS Director of Bands Josh Huff.

The musicians selected:
  • Jaelin Lindsay, sophomore, clarinet
  • Jerimiah Planck, senior, euphonium
  • Carynna Aguila, freshman, flute
  • Lauren Morrow, junior, flute/piccolo
  • Ty Metzger, freshman, tenor sax
  • Victor Lee, junior, trombone
  • Saralena Bergsma, sophomore, trumpet
  • Geordaun Shaw, junior, trumpet
Each of these students was recommended by their band director, Mr. Huff, and submitted applications to be considered for the Honor Band earlier this year. Applications from students across the state were evaluated to select members of this talented group. Selected musicians were notified earlier this month, and were tasked with practicing the musical selections in preparation for the upcoming performance.

On Nov. 18, Honor Band members from around the state will gather to rehearse together for the first time. Then, on Sunday, Nov. 19, they will perform together at 4 p.m. at Dekalb High School in Waterloo. This performance is open to the public.

Congratulations to these talented, hard-working students on this great accomplishment! The All-District Honor Band is a great opportunity, and will give them a chance to learn and grow as musicians.