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MHS grads, student, to carry bicentennial torch through Grant County today

Posted on Sep. 28 2016 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay is expected to enter Grant County at about midday today (Wednesday, Sept. 28).

Several torchbearers are Marion High School graduates (and one is a current student)!
  • MHS alum and current Grant County Sheriff Reggie Nevels will carry the torch through Upland at about 12:45 p.m.
  • MHS alum Jim Sutter, entrepreneur and philanthropist (and member of the MHS Hall of Distinction) will carry the torch on Ind. 15 at about 1:30 p.m.
  • Marion High School student Casey Reaves is among the torchbearers (in honor of his grandfather, Larry Goss). He will carry the torch on part of the Ind. 15 portion of the route, just after 1:30 p.m. The procession is then set to pass in front of McCulloch Junior High School Junior High School just before 2 p.m., then head into downtown Marion, and then head north into Wabash County. Will you be out to watch this special procession?
  • MHS alum Wayne Seybold, Olympic athlete and former Marion mayor (and member of the MHS Hall of Distinction), will carry the torch in front of McCulloch Junior High School just before 2 p.m.
  • MHS alum and current Marion Mayor Jess Alumbaugh will carry the torch in front of the Grant County Courthouse just before 2:30 p.m.
The torch will continue north and exit into Wabash County, to continue its trek across the entire state in honor of the 200th anniversary of the founding of the state of Indiana.

YOU'RE INVITED: World premiere of 'A Few Words Before I Go' (10/2)

Posted on Sep. 28 2016 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
One act. One Time. One Dollar. The Marion High School Speech and Drama Association’s second annual fall kickoff play is a unique show, written and directed by Marsha Vermilion, MHS teacher and sponsor of the group. Don’t miss your chance to see it!

MHS students will stage “A Few Words Before I Go” only once, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Walton Performing Arts Center at MHS. This special performance — the world premiere of this one-act play — is open to the community, and admission is only $1.

The play, a series of vignettes, explores the concept of last words. In each scene, the characters have parting words with loved ones, friends, and associates. Sometimes funny, sometimes shocking, each scene gives the audience something to think about. 

Come out and support these talented young actors, and support the arts at Marion Community Schools. No advance ticket purchase needed. We hope to see you here!

JROTC cadets break records at All-Service Shootout

Posted on Sep. 26 2016 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
The Marion High School JROTC Marksmanship Team soundly defeated teams representing JROTC programs from the Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force during the Rifle Marksmanship All-Service Shootout, Saturday.  During this annual event, the Giants not only won back the traveling trophy, but also set individual and school records.

Cadet Taylor Sorah, an MHS junior, set a new personal and school record by shooting an amazing score of 271. She earned first place finishes in two of the competition’s three positions, standing and kneeling, and she also ended as the top shooter in the match. Cadet Levi Hofmann, a freshman, also set a school record for a first-time shooter in their first match by scoring a 240.

“I am really proud of the Rifle Team because they have been working so hard to succeed,” said Sorah, who is captain of the MHS Marksmanship Team.  She also added that she was very excited and proud of herself for scoring her personal best during the competition.

The Giants represented the Army in the All-Service Shootout, and were joined at the competition by Anderson High School representing the Navy, Wayne High School representing the Air Force, Ben Davis High School representing the Marine Corps.

“This is a great start to our season,” said Lt. Col. (Retired) David Farlow, the Marksmanship Team coach. “Ben Davis High School is a worthy opponent. Last year we lost two of our three matches against them, including the All-Service Shootout. They will no doubt double their efforts to try and defeat us when we meet again later in the season. So we must keep working hard and improving our shooting.”

The Giants Marksmanship Team went 32-2 against other teams last year, losing only to Ben Davis High School. 

During a marksman competition, the cadets shoot precision air rifles at targets 10 meters away. Cadets are graded on how accurate their shooting is while firing from three different positions: prone, standing, and kneeling. Millimeters can separate a cadet from winning or losing.

Other members of the Giants team competing Saturday were Rhianna Gary, Kayleigh Smith, Alex Flores, Hailey Teeguarden, and Josiah Hamilton.

On the Calendar

Here's a look at some of the big events coming up at Marion around the district.
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