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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News After helping to build up the Giants’ junior high basketball program in recent years and leading the eighth-grade boys to an undefeated record last season, Lawrence Jordan is taking the reins of the Marion High School girls basketball team.

Marion Community Schools is happy to see Coach Jordan take on this new role!

He will also continue to help build the basketball program throughout the school system, and will work with area organizations to offer more opportunities for younger students to learn the fundamentals of the sport. He aims to provide a camp for fifth-graders at Justice Intermediate School in June, and will be providing more details on that soon.

“I know our players are going to be excited to play for Coach Jordan; in the interview process, he had me wanting to play!” MHS Principal Keith Burke said. 

Jordan has been inducted into athletics hall of fames for both his high school and college careers, at Muncie Southside and IPFW, respectively.

Jordan said he was looking forward to building the program on a foundation of structure, accountability, and discipline.

“It’s an exciting time. It’s a hotbed of talent. We have good support,” he said. “If we work hard, we can achieve our goals.”

>> Click here to read more from Coach Jordan in the full press release at 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion Teachers Association recently announced the recipients of the MTA Educator Scholarship for 2017: Adam Betz and Payton Blair, both members of the Marion High School Class of 2017 who plan to pursue post-secondary degrees in the field of education.

The MTA Educator Scholarship was established by the MTA to recognize future educators graduating from Marion High School. The MTA Educator Scholarship is based upon academic achievement and leadership as expressed through co-curricular activities and community involvement. A $500 scholarship is awarded to two future educators who attended Marion High School during the most recent academic school year. Recipients of the award must be pursuing a degree in the field of education.

Adam Betz is inspired by his family, especially his grandfather, who he said has always inspired him to do everything to the best of his ability. Adam has been a member of DECA, BETA, Key Club, and National Honor Society for the past two years. He hopes to impact the lives of many students in a positive manner while improving their chances of making it to college and having a better quality of life. 

“One of my favorite feelings is when the metaphorical light bulb comes on for someone I have helped to learn something,” Adam said. “I really hope to incite that feeling many more times in my life.”

Adam will be attending Georgetown College in Kentucky, where he will pursue a degree to teach history. He hopes to teach and coach basketball, and be able to make an impact on young people's character. 

Payton Blair wants to be able to shape the future generation and know that she will be teaching potential doctors, scientists, or even a future president. She is president of the MHS chapter of Jobs for America's Graduates, and is a member of Student Senate, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta National Mathematics Honor Society, Youth Empowered to Serve, and Campus Life.

“I hope that once I graduate college I can return to Marion Community Schools and help give back to a school that gave me so much. I would not be where I am today without the help of all my great teachers as well as my family,” Payton said.

She plans to attend Indiana Wesleyan University and study elementary education and special education.

MTA congratulates these two future educators and knows they will make a difference in their students’ lives.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Mu Alpha Theta National Mathematics Honor Society recently announced that Marion High School seniors Anne Marie Conrad and Nicholas Spitzer are among only 53 winners in the nation of their prestigious scholarship.

Anne Marie and Nick both earned $4,000 scholarship.

Fellow senior Truman Bennet is a Mu Alpha Theta Kalin Award finalist. This is the highest honor a Mu Alpha Theta student can receive. Truman will be interviewed along with other finalists at the national convention this summer, and a winner will then be determined.

Congratulations to these outstanding Giants!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Congratulations to Nicholas Spitzer and Anne Marie Conrad, who were named Marion Rotary Students of the Year, which comes with a $1,000 scholarship award.

And congratulations to Truman Bennet, who earned the Exchange Club's Youth of the Year Award, which comes with a $500 scholarship award.

We're proud of these Giants, and we can't wait to see what the future holds for them and the rest of the MHS Class of 2017!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Some of our McCulloch students recently sat down with their favorite teachers to share with them just how much they mean! Check out what they had to say about our fantastic teachers:

And don't miss the "hug cut" - see the smiles that a heartfelt thank you brings to these faces!