Marion Community Schools plans Night of Giants to honor outstanding alumni

Publish Date: 08/30/2022

Marion Community Schools, in partnership with the Marion High School Alumni Association, will honor exceptional alumni during Homecoming Weekend this year. 

The 2022 inductees for the Marion High School Hall of Distinction, along with the MHS Athletics Hall of Fame and the MHS Arts Hall of Fame, will be honored at the Night of Giants ceremony, set for Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, at the Walton Performing Arts Center at Marion High School. The ceremony will start at 4:30 p.m. and is free. 

There will also be a GIANT surprise announcement during the ceremony. Come out and support these outstanding Giants!

Following the ceremony, attendees are welcome to enjoy a dinner in the MHS cafeteria, and/or join the Homecoming tailgate festivities outside near Dick Lootens Stadium, organized by the Marion High School Alumni Association. Honorees can contact the Superintendent's Office for information about the dinner, 765-662-2546 ext. 8012. Food purchases at the tailgate support MHSAA. 

Inductees will also be honored at the Giants’ homecoming football game set to start at 7:30 p.m. that day. Inductees will be provided a free game ticket; all others can purchase tickets for $6 each, to help support the MHS Athletic Department.


MHS Hall of Distinction

Marion Community Schools is pleased to announce the 2022 inductees to the Marion High School Hall of Distinction. Earlier this year, the selection committee chose two inductees:

  • Terry Lakes, honorary inductee, longtime educator and coach at Marion High School who has helped provide excellent opportunities to generations of Giants
  • Carol Secttor, honorary inductee, longtime educator at Marion Community Schools who put Marion on the map for progress and innovative curriculum 

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 are accepted year-round. Click for more information.


MHS Athletics Hall of Fame

  • Vella Jo Price, Class of 1972, softball and basketball player
  • Ian Swyers, Daniel Barrido, Kyle Plummer, and Kyle Beck, Class of 2000, track relay
  • Amy Wisser, Class of 2001, basketball player
  • Lemmie Sanders, Class of 2004, football player
  • Veronica Sandoval, Class of 2011, tennis player
  • Doug Porter, Class of 1990, tennis coach
  • Terry Lakes, track & field / cross country coach

Nominations are accepted year-round. Click for more information.


MHS Arts Hall of Fame

  • Don Tillman, Class of 1957, TV producer
  • Jim Moritz, Class of 1958, teacher and performer

Nominations are accepted year-round. Click for more information.