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Zach Randolph returns home for special honor

Posted on Jul. 21 2017 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion’s own NBA All-Star, Zach Randolph, was honored with a special ceremony on Friday where it all started: Bill Green Arena at Marion High School.

A crowd gathered inside the famed home of the Marion Giants to celebrate Randolph. Several awards were presented, and several speakers spoke to the impact Randolph has made on the world stage and here in his hometown.

Randolph, a 2000 graduate of Marion High School, is a two-time NBA All-Star and committed philanthropist, regularly reaching out to help kids and families here in Marion and in his adopted home of Memphis, where he played for the NBA’s Grizzlies from 2009 to 2017. He is now headed to the Sacramento Kings to make an impact on a new group of young players.

Randolph and his family took the place of honor Friday on the home court of the Marion Giants, whom he led to their seventh state championship in 2000, during the ceremony, as several awards were presented.

Marion Mayor Jess Alumbaugh, also an MHS alumnus, presented Randolph with a Key to the City award, acknowledging the honor he has brought the city over the years and the pride the community has for his accomplishments and his generous spirit. Indiana State Sen. Greg Taylor, another fellow MHS Giant, presented Randolph with a Certificate of Excellence from the State of Indiana, acknowledging his tremendous record of philanthropy and service to the communities he has called home.

Randolph was also was the second honoree in a series of special honors, the Marion Minority Champion Awards; the first recipient was local civil rights pioneer Pearl Bassett, now 106 years old. The Marion Minority Champion Awards will be featured in a garden at the Clarence Faulkner Center, and they are intended not only to honor the recipients, but also to inspire the youths of Marion to dream big, and to know that they too can make an impact on our community, and beyond.

Randolph expressed thanks for the honors, and he said he was proud of his Marion roots, and proud to continue to tell people about his hometown, pledging to make sure that people in Sacramento, Calif. (his next stop in an NBA career that already spans 17 years) hear what’s great about Marion, Ind.

Other speakers included Marion High School Alumni Association President Lori Eltzroth, Randolph’s high school basketball coach, Moe Smedley, Marion Community Schools Superintendent Brad Lindsay, WBAT’s Jim Brunner, who has been the voice of the Marion Giants for decades, and the organizers of the event and the Marion Minority Champion Awards, Larry Richardson, Robin Fouce, along with the Rev. Larry Batchelor.

The Marion High School JROTC presented the colors, and The Crew, a dance group from Marion Community School of the Arts, added to the celebratory atmosphere with a special performance. In addition, a special video was played, looking back on Randolph’s growth from a youngster in Marion with big dreams, to an outstanding professional athlete and a community leader with the heart of a Giant, who has made a difference in the lives of so many.

Watch the video here: 

After the ceremony, the crowd proceeded out to the street that borders the Marion High School campus on the west, led by the Marion High School Marching Giants playing the MHS school fight song. There, the new sign featuring a nearly life-size image of Randolph and the new honorary name of the street — Zach Randolph Lane — was unveiled. Similar signs have also been placed at both ends of the section of the street that carries the honorary name (from 26th Street to the south, to Valley Avenue to the north). In addition, basketball shaped signs are displayed beneath the street signs at both intersections, noting the new name of the street.

This event was a collaboration of Marion Minority Champions, the City of Marion, and Marion Community Schools. Organizers are grateful to all who helped make this event a success, which also included the Marion Fire Department, the Grant County Sheriff’s Department, and many others.

Zach Randolph and Marion High School Principal Keith Burke on Friday unveil the sign declaring a new honorary name for the street that borders the Marion High School campus on the west. From 26th Street to Valley Avenue, the street will know be known as Zach Randolph Lane.

Congratulations, Class of 2017!

Posted on Jul. 17 2017 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Did you see us in the Sunday Chronicle-Tribune? Check out the amazing accomplishments of our Class of 2017:

Mock to lead technology at Marion Community Schools

Posted on Jul. 11 2017 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools welcomes Tyson Mock as its new chief technology officer, to lead the way as MCS implements new devices and systems to enhance learning opportunities.

Mock is a proven leader in technology and project management in service of the mission and vision of education.

“Tyson will bring excellent know-how, experience and leadership as our chief technology officer,” said MCS Superintendent Brad Lindsay. “He has a variety of successful leadership experiences as an information technology leader in K-12 schools, as well as municipal and library roles, along with his service in the U.S. Navy.”

Mock said he is looking forward to this new opportunity.

“I am excited to join the Marion Community Schools team,” he said. “It is an honor and a GIANT opportunity to have been selected to fill this vital role.”

Mock will help guide Marion Community Schools in an increasingly technology-driven world.

“I am very much looking forward to working in partnership with staff and students, as well as the leaders within this community, to help our schools provide efficient, effective, and impactful technology programs that will prepare all our students to be positive and productive digital citizens,” he said. “With technology being known as ‘the great equalizer’ — meaning that it levels the playing field and has the capacity to provide equal opportunity for all — I cannot think of a more exciting mission!”

Mock earned his bachelor’s degree business administration and management information systems from Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne. He earned his master of science information management degree from Arizona State University.

"We look forward to the leadership Tyson will provide our Marion Community Schools family," Lindsay said.

On the Calendar

Here's a look at some of the big events coming up at Marion around the district.
(For more events, click here to check out the full calendar, where you can see events at one school building at a time or elect to see all events in the district. Just use the pull-down menu at the top of the calendar!)

  • Onsite MCS registration for 2017-18 school year: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 11 and 12, Marion High School, 750 W. 26th St. Click here for more information.
  • Marion Regional Career Center registration for county students: 8:30 and 11 a.m. or 12:30 and 3 p.m. on July 12 and 13 at MRCC (Marion High School), 750 W. 26th St., enter Door 7 on the east side of the building. Click here for more information.
  • First Day Celebration - all staff invited to attend: 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9; doors open at 7 a.m. This is also a teacher work day. Please check with your principal or department supervisor if you need more information about expected duties on this day.
  • First student day: Thursday, Aug. 10. 
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