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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The latest issue of our new MRCC newsletter, Monthly Memo, is now available! 

This month's newsletter features our Early Childhood Education and Nursing & Health Sciences programs. Check it out:
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News By Myla Townsend

February is Career and Technical Education month. Technology programs and organizations all over the country have been working hard advancing their knowledge and showcasing their talents. Locally, what better way to celebrate than to recognize the Marion Regional Career Center?

At their annual Awards for Excellence event Tuesday, Feb. 26, the Indiana Department of Education recognized the Marion Regional Career Center’s Cybersecurity and Information Technology Academy. The event celebrates accomplished students, programs, and business partnerships in Career and Technical Education (CTE) throughout the state. This year, 43 CTE students, programs, and partnerships, both high school and college, were recognized at the event.

“Participation in Career and Technical Education provides students more opportunities for future endeavors,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. “Thank you to those being recognized for their support and dedication to creating successful CTE environments for Indiana’s students.”

Boasting their current 16 programs to choose from, the Marion Regional Career Center’s mission is to develop in every student’s technical, academic, and job readiness skills. MRCC offers programs in fields such as aviation, culinary arts, health, and information technology. Even more programs will be coming soon.


MRCC Director Mike Ripperger (second from left) and MRCC Cybersecurity and Information Technology teacher Dr. Travis Hueston accept the Award for Excellence from the Indiana Department of Education.



>> Click here to view a virtual tour of a few of the programs at MRCC

If interested in applying to a program at the Marion Regional Career Center, please contact Student Support and Community Specialist Nathan McNeely at 765-664-9091 or email him at nmcneely@marion.k12.in.us, or speak with your school's counselor.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News By Myla Townsend

In the midst of Black History Month, we’d like to honor some of our Marion High School alumni who have earned a spot in the Hall of Distinction. Becoming a member of the Hall of Distinction is one of the highest honors in Marion Community Schools.

The purpose of the Marion High School Hall of Distinction is to give lasting recognition to Marion High School graduates who have made exceptional contributions to the achievements and prestige of Marion Community Schools.

Furthermore, it is the purpose of the Hall of Distinction to promote more interest in Marion High School and to display before current Marion students, the success of past graduates who have contributed in making Marion schools exceptional.


2006 Inductees

   
  • Edmund Casey, Class of 1942,  was the 1st African-American on staff at Bethesda Hospital, President of National Medical Association and a proud member of the U.S. Air Force
  • Oatess Archey, Class of 1955, was Indiana’s 1st African- American sheriff, an FBI Agent, an educator, athlete, and coach. 

2008 Inductee

  • Bill Perry, Class of 1969, acted as a Chairman of the Diversity Leadership Council for the U.S. Military Academy (West Point). Perry was a manager in tech and financial services for AT&T and IBM. He currently is CEO at Global Performance Solutions.

2009 Inductee

  • Clark Beck, Class of 1947, was an Aerospace engineering expert. He worked at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He was also a professor and college administrator in Ohio, and education innovator in the STEM field.

2010 Inductee

  • Todd Nukes, Class of 2010, is currently the federal marshal for the district covering roughly one-third of northeastern Indiana.

2014 Inductee

   
  • Lennon Brown, is an honorary inductee. He served as principal of Marion High School and transformational leader.
  • James Arnett Wilson, Class of 1937, was a fighter pilot with the  Tuskegee airman and an exceptional educator.

2015 Inductee

  • Greg Taylor, Class of 1988, is an Indiana State Senator, an economic development expert, and a business and finance attorney. 

2016 Inductees

   
  • Zach Randolph, Class of 2000, is a three-time NBA All-Star, McDonald's All-American, and member of Marion Giants Athletic Hall of Fame.
  • Avis Stewart, Class of 1970, was a coach, teacher and community leader. Stewart is currently the interim President of Earlham College in Indiana.

2017 Inductees

   
  • Arthur "Art" Faulkner, Class of 1958, is a respected leader and philanthropist. He served as Department Director at Marion General Hospital and served on the Marion School Board for 12 years.
  • Latondra Newton, Class of 1986, is chief diversity officer senior VP for Walt Disney Co. and held multiple high- level leadership roles at Toyota Motor Corporation.

2018 Inductees

      
  • Earl Green, Class of 1940, was the First African-American postmaster in Grant County. He also served as a County Council Member, an accomplished airplane pilot, and author of poetry and short stories.
  • Carlton Rose, Class of 1980, is President of Global Fleet Maintenance and engineering for UPS.
  • Erika Davis Sears, Class of 1998, is a plastic surgeon specializing in hand surgery and recovery. She is particularly proud to provide care for Veterans with hand trauma.

 


Do you know of an outstanding Marion High School alum that deserves recognition in the MHS Hall of Distinction?

>> Click here to learn more about how you can nominate them



 

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News By Myla Townsend

Marion High School’s state-of-the-art planetarium will put on a special show that explores weather and climate, along with the local night sky in spring and summer.


The public is invited to MHS for “Supermoons and Seasons”. The show will last approximately one hour. Showings will be as follows:
  • 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, March 2
  • 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, March  3
Admission is free, but seating is limited and on a first-come, first-seated basis. Come early for a spot on the day of the show. Doors will open about 30 minutes before each showing. Enter MHS through Door 22 at the front of the building. MHS is located at 750 W. 26th St.

The planetarium at MHS was renovated in fall 2012. It boasts state-of-the-art LED cove lighting; 5.1 surround sound system with JBL cinema series speakers that push 2400 watts of power; a Digitarium Kappa projector that broadcasts full dome shows; and seating for 54.

Marion Community Schools is pleased to be able to present this special show to the public and share our exceptional facilities with the community in this way.This is a great opportunity for a special experience with the family, right here in Marion!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Three students from the Cybersecurity and Information Technology Academy at Marion Regional Career Center were among the top scorers in the state during the recent qualifying round for a global 2018 Microsoft Office Specialist competition.


Damon Nacke, a Marion High School junior, earned second place in Microsoft PowerPoint
Travis Kroft, an MHS senior, earned third Place in Microsoft PowerPoint
John Rye, an MHS junior, earned third place in Microsoft Word

MRCC congratulates these students and expresses gratitude to their instructor, Dr. Travis Hueston, for his work to provide our students with opportunities every day!

The Microsoft Office Specialist competition presented by Certiport tests student’s skills on Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (both 2013 and 2016 versions). Students between the ages of 13 and 22 can compete. Students at MRCC took the exams in their class in December, during the Fall Qualifier testing period.

There are two state qualifier testing periods for the Microsoft Office Specialist competition, one in the fall and in the spring. First place students in each category in each qualifier round, 12 students in all from each state, are invited to compete in the national championships. The top three in each category at that level earn monetary prizes, and the first place competitor advances to the world championship level competition.

MRCC is a certified Microsoft Imagine Academy, providing a convenient and flexible learning environment where students can get hands-on experience with the latest technology to gain a competitive edge in today’s job market or the next step in their academics.

Enrollment in the MRCC Cybersecurity and Information Technology Academy is open to all juniors and seniors at participating schools in Grant County. Interested students should contact their school’s counselor, or call Nate McNeely at MRCC at 765-664-9091.