Dozens of Marion Community Schools students competed in the annual ISSMA Solo & Ensemble competitions over the past two weekends, and many brought home top ratings for their performances. In addition, more than two dozen Marion High School students and two McCulloch Junior High School students have advanced tothe state level competition later this month.
Because of the school closure on Feb. 6, 2020, due to ice, a make-up day will be added to the end of the school year.
The last student day is now set for May 22, 2020.
(This is the second closure of the year; the first coming on Nov. 19, 2019, for the Red for Public Ed rally.)
The Marion Regional Career Center’s Health Careers program has increased the CNA certifications within Grant County by 19 newly certified students.
Four Marion High School students earned the highest regional honors for their artwork submitted to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, and their works will continue on to national-level competition. Two other students were also recognized for their outstanding work.
Jade Wood, MHS senior, earned three Gold Keys for her painting “Connection”, and two digital art works titled “Friendship” and “Transition”. She also earned a Silver Key for her digital art work “Misguided Ghosts”.
As part of a leadership class, 15 JROTC cadets from Marion High School recently traveled to Gettysburg Battlefield National Park where they had the opportunity to undertake a military-style staff ride, a learning experience rarely available to the average high school student. They then traveled on to Washington, D.C., where their experiences included a White House tour and more.
Nearly three dozen current Marion High School students and members of the MHS Class of 2019 have been recognized by the College Board for their cumulative excellent performance on multiple Advanced Placement tests in the 2018-19 school year or earlier in their high school career.
The Marion High School JROTC Precision Air Rifle Marksmanship Team continues to excel and rack up accolades, and they learned over the winter break that they have qualified again for the U.S. Army JROTC National Championship for the fifth year in a row.
Marion High School art teacher Tashema Davis was recently featured on arts IN focus, a show produced and aired weekly by Fort Wayne's PBS station.
The episode is now available for viewing online:
The Marion High School JROTC program now has a team bus to travel to state, regional, and national competitions, thanks to the generous donations of community members and others.
The bus, proudly painted in Marion purple is a new source of pride for the cadets and their impressive Army JROTC program at the high school and reflects the Giant cooperation between the school corporation, the MHS JROTC Department, and many individuals and community organizations.