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JROTC Raider Team competes at regional event

Posted on Sep. 16 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
The MHS JROTC Raider team traveled to Southern High School (Louisville, KY) on Saturday to compete against 51 other Raider teams representing schools from five different states.

Raider competitions are designed to test the physical fitness of each cadet and the team’s ability to work together to accomplish various physically and mentally challenging tasks. The cadets were required to negotiate a series of obstacles, build a one-rope bridge, and complete various relays. At the end of the day they had completed over 40 different tasks. The cadets were exhausted, had sore muscles, but knew they had successfully completed each task.

The Giants represented themselves well during their first competition of the year, coming in 17th overall out of the 52 teams. They learned the value of teamwork and the importance of proper preparation. These lessons learned will help them to better prepare for their next competition at Fort Knox High School on Nov. 1.

Marching Giants improve performance in second week of competition

Posted on Sep. 15 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Congratulations to the Marion Marching Pride on their third place finish in their second competition of the season!

On Saturday, the Marching Giants traveled to Lafayette to compete in the Star City Invitational field marching band competition at Lafayette Jefferson High School. They performed in Class B and finished in third place — up from fourth the week before, and with a higher score this time out. They did this under the added pressure of an additional minute added to their show, along with some exciting new visuals incorporated into their performance!

"While the level of competition continues to get more difficult," band director Josh Huff said, "the students are understanding that their achievement level must continue to rise to that difficulty level."

We're proud of our Marching Giants and their continued progress in their first competitive season since 2005!

This weekend another group of students showed their support of the Marching Giants by joining their crew. Marion High School JROTC students helped move the band's equipment on and off the field during the competition. MHS was the only school that had students who were not in the band helping out in such a way. What a fine example these students are setting!

This coming weekend, there are two opportunities for you to see the band's show, A New Journey, which features music from the 2000 movie “Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man":
  • The Marching Giants will perform during halftime of the home football game. The Giants host Richmond starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday at MHS's Dick Lootens Stadium.
  • The Marching Giants will compete late Saturday afternoon at Maconaquah High School, just north of Kokomo. 
Come out and show your support for these young musicians — and enjoy a great show!

Students get free shoes thanks to efforts of local workers, shoppers

Posted on Sep. 15 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
WIWU-TV's Crossroads program recently featured a special day at Marion Community Schools Head Start: The day that Soles4Souls visited!

Head Start kids got a free pair of shoes thanks to a partnership between the Soles4Souls organization and Carson's department store. The Marion store's successful promotion of the program, part of a nationwide competition for the retailer's outlets across the country, brought the program here to Marion. Click to watch the Crossroads feature below:

MCS is grateful for the support of our community, like this campaign by local Carson's employees and shoppers who brought this program here through their efforts. THANK YOU!


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