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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School JROTC Rifle Marksmanship Team has advanced to two separate National Championship competitions.

The Giants received an invitation to compete at the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit’s National Championship at Fort Benning, GA, on Feb. 1 through 3. They will also travel to the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s facility at Camp Perry, OH, in mid-February to compete in the Army JROTC National Championship.

“These cadets are really good marksmen and have competed well all year,” said retired Lt. Col. David Farlow, the JROTC program’s senior Army instructor and rifle team coach. “But now they will face off against the best shooters from across the nation. We still have a great deal of work to refine their skills in order for the best performance at this higher level of competition.”

The letter of invitation to the AMU competition recognized the hard work they’ve already put in: “Your selection for this elite competition is the direct result from your proven expertise and aptitude as marksmen during the regional and national qualifiers over the last three months.”

All high school-age marksmanship teams from across the nation are eligible to qualify for the AMU championship, but only the top 30 teams from across the nation received an invitation. The Giants are currently seeded in 15th place.

“I am so excited about these competitions,” MHS senior Taylor Sorah, the rifle team’s captain, said. “I am so proud of our team. It is amazing that we have qualified for two national championships.”

The Giants will make their second trip in as many years to the Army JROTC National Championship. There, they will face the top 54 Army JROTC rifle teams from around the world. The Giants are the only team from Indiana to qualify for the National Championship.

Other team members who are selected to compete include: Rhianna Gary (senior), Hailey Teeguarden (junior) Levi Hofmann (sophomore), and JadeLynn Kendall (sophomore).

“It is expensive to attend these competitions, and the cadets have to help to raise the funds to cover the competition costs,” Farlow said. “Donations are certainly appreciated to help these cadets have the opportunity to compete on the national stage.”

Anyone who wishes to contribute to help defray costs can do so by bringing or sending donations to the Marion High School office, 750 W. 26th St. Please make checks payable to Marion High School, and note what your donation is for (JROTC).
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools is proud to announce that four Marion High School juniors have been selected as Rising Stars of Indiana:
  • Hunter Durbin
  • Kathryn Erickson
  • Leilanu Jackson
  • Zoe Orrell
The Indiana Association of School Principals honors high school juniors across the state for their academic achievement, aiming to put a spotlight on them and boost their scholarship opportunities going into their senior year.

The Rising Stars program is a complement to the Indiana Academic All-Stars, which recognizes seniors who excel in the classroom, and who are also leaders in their schools and communities. Class of 2018 honorees will be announced in March.

MCS congratulates our Rising Stars and we, along with IASP, offer support and encouragement as they continue to grow and achieve. We look forward to seeing their continued accomplishments and leadership in our schools and community.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Did you know Marion High School has a spirit shop? If you're looking for the perfect gift for the Marion Giants fan or student in your life, look no further!

Come out to the MHS spirit shop on Dec. 13 or 14 between 3 and 7 p.m. and pick out the perfect gift! The Marion High School Alumni Association will be staffing the shop during these times.

Proceeds help fund the many ways MHSAA helps to support Marion High School and Marion Community Schools. (They've given tens of thousands of dollars directly to school and extracurricular programs over the past few years, and they've raised more than $200,000 for the Giant Dreams Endowments at the Community Foundation of Grant County to help provide for the needs of Giants today and long into the future!)

If you can't come to the shop, you can place orders for some of the gear online: (NOTE: Delivery may not be guaranteed before Christmas. Please contact the individual printers for more information.)
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Congratulations to MHS senior Kaylynn Scher, who has been named a 2017 Lilly Endowment Scholarship winner!

The Lilly scholarship provides coverage for tuition and book fees for Indiana colleges/universities. The nomination and selection process for the Lilly Scholarship locally is handled by the Community Foundation of Grant County. Two scholarships are awarded in Grant County.

The scholarship recognizes academic success, along with leadership and civic involvement.

Kaylynn follows in the footsteps of several outstanding Giants from recent years, as this is the fifth year straight that a Marion High School student has won the Lilly Scholarship. (To see the full list, click here.)
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted Nov. 2, 2017

Schools throughout the district have holiday programs planned. In addition, there are several community events we think our MCS families may be interested in. Since schedules are so busy this time of year, we want to share plans early! (We will continue to add more links as information becomes available.)

Click the links below to see details from each school and/or event.

School events
Community events