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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Last weekend, the McCulloch Junior High School jazz band and jazz choir both earned a gold rating in the Indiana State School Music Association's jazz competition, for the third straight year.



The McCulloch jazz choir performs at the ISSMA 207 competition.



The jazz choir poses for a photo at the ISSMA competition in March 2017.
 


McCulloch singer Michael Seybold also received special recognition for his vocal solo.
 


The McCulloch jazz band performs during the 2017 ISSMA competition.
 

The jazz band competed March 3 in Kokomo. The choir competed March 4 in Waterloo.

We are proud of these talented students and their dedicated teachers!
 

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Last weekend, the Marion High School jazz band earned a gold rating in the annual Indiana State School Music Association jazz competition, for the third year in a row!  


"Their performance result speaks volumes about the work the students put in and the training they received prior to entering high school," MHS Director of Bands Josh Huff said. "This year's jazz band features two seniors, four juniors, four sophomores, and 10 freshman. To perform the level of music this group did is extremely challenging for a younger group to perform."

We are so proud of these talented young musicians — and of our outstanding music program throughout the district!

 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Several Marion High School students competed at the state level solo and ensemble competition put on by the Indiana State School Music Association recently, bringing home several gold medals!

To earn a spot at the state competition, these students first had to earn a gold rating in the most difficult division of the regional ISSMA competition

The vocal/piano competition was held Feb. 18 at Perry Meridian High School in Indianapolis. The instrumental competition was held Feb. 25 at North Central High School in Indianapolis.

Congratulations to these talented young musicians!
  • Jada Adaway, senior, vocal solo; silver rating
  • Allie Durbin, senior, vocal solo; gold rating
  • Saidah Edwards, freshman, vocal solo; silver rating
  • Kaleb Evans, junior, vocal solo; gold rating
  • John Flowers, freshman, vocal solo; gold rating
  • Tristan Galeon, sophomore, piano solo, "Impromptu Op.90, No.2" by Franz Schubert; gold rating
  • Amonte King, junior, vocal solo; gold rating
  • Myles Kohn, freshman, vocal solo; gold rating
  • Lindsay Ngo, senior, vocal solo; gold rating
  • Maria Porter, junior, vocal solo; gold rating
  • Kendra Quill, junior, vocal solo; gold rating
  • Casey Reaves, junior, vocal solo; gold rating
  • Ethan Roberts, senior, multi-tenor percussion solo, "Cruise Control" by Julia Davila; gold rating
  • Kabriel Robinson, freshman, vocal solo; gold rating
  • Sophie Schenck, sophomore, trumpet solo, "Allegro" by Vivaldi; gold rating
  • Anna Shigley, freshman, vocal solo; gold rating
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Two Marion High School math students have achieved a feat unheard of in at least a decade in Marion.

Senior Nicholas Spitzer and junior Elizabeth Wuertley have advanced to the second round of the American Mathematics Competition, the first step on the path to the International Mathematical Olympiad.

    

In all, 80 students at MHS participated in the American Mathematics Competition, half taking the AMC 10 (for freshmen and sophomores) and half taking AMC12 (for juniors and seniors). Nationwide, more than 150,000 typically take these tests, which consist of 25 multiple-choice questions. Approximately 5 percent of those taking each test qualify to advance to the second round — putting Nicholas and Elizabeth in elite company!

Next up, they will take the American Invitational Mathematics Exam, a 3-hour test consisting of 15 open-ended questions, on March 7. The top scoring students on the AIME are invited to take part in the USA Mathematical Olympiad, a nine-hour test taken over two days, consisting of 6 essay/proof examinations.

A few dozen students are typically selected based on the results of that test to take part in a summer program in preparation for the International Mathematical Olympiad — in which only a select few students compete on the U.S. team. The IMO brings together teams from more than 100 countries each year. The U.S. has won this competition for the past two years.

This national competition series is facilitated by the Mathematical Association of America and is dedicated to developing the next generation of problem solvers through friendly competition. We are so proud of Nicholas and Elizabeth, and we wish them continued success in the competition!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
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