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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
From the Chronicle-Tribune

Several local artists - including a Marion High School teachers and two MHS students - will have their artwork on display permanently in the South Marion Medical Park that is currently being constructed by Marion General Hospital.

MGH spokesperson Ann Vermilion, part of the South Marion Medical Park Team, said she and others on the team began looking at art for the building and decided to go with local art instead of something out of a catalog.

“We knew there was talent out there,” she said.

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
From the Chronicle-Tribune

More than 65 Marion High School students received scholarship money during an awards ceremony Sunday.

The students received more than $3 million total in scholarships during the event, which was held in the F. Ritchie Walton Performing Arts Center. The awards recognized the students in several areas, including academics, athletics, character and community involvement.

— More from MCS on this story: To learn more about the more than $3 million in scholarships earned by the MHS Class of 2013, click here. —
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
From the Chronicle-Tribune

Thousands of pieces of art from local students are on display at Marion High School, and on Saturday several families attended a reception to view the exhibit.

The All-City Art Show reception was from 1 to 4 p.m. in the lobby of the F. Ritchie Walton Performing Arts Center. The gallery featured artwork from at least 200 students, said Debi Shepler, chairperson of the art department at the high school. The collection included artwork from elementary, intermediate, junior high and high school students.

“I’m always amazed,” Shepler said of this year’s pieces. “It’s just so joyful.”

— More from MCS on this story: To learn more about the All-City Art Show (and view pictures), click here. —
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
From the Chronicle-Tribune

Kendrick Dixon can still envision the pair of sneakers he wore in 1992.

“I distinctly remember the first pair of Air Jordan’s I ever got, and the second pair, and the feeling I got,” he said. “That’s something we wanted to share with everybody.”

The Marion resident and Jamison Washington started SOLEoists late last year as a way to combine their love for sneakers with their desire to give back to the community.

— More from MCS on this story: MHS students earned scholarships from the SOLEoists organization. Click here to learn more about the more than $3 million in scholarships earned by the MHS Class of 2013. —
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
From the Chronicle-Tribune

Chevis Weaver, a senior at Marion High School, conquered 25 other finalists from around the state to capture first place in his concentration during Indiana’s Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) competition last month.

Weaver competed in the employability skills category — job interviewing. Other areas of focus included options like public speaking and creative writing.

Weaver said he signed up for JAG for the first time this year, and he “fell in love with it.”

It’s a year-long leadership course taught at the high school, accessible only to juniors and seniors, covering a variety of different areas relating to leadership — which then become options students can select for competition.

— More from MCS on this story: Chevis Weaver's win earned him recognition from the School Board, too. Click here to learn more. —