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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools is proud to announce that choir students from three of our schools have earned spots in All-State Honor Choirs.

John Flowers, Myles Kohn, both juniors at Marion High School, who have been selected for the Indiana Choral Directors Association’s All-State Honor Choir; and to Christian Vermilion, an eighth-grader at McCulloch Junior High School, and to Justice Intermediate School students Caleb Huff and Michelle Rasor, both sixth-graders, who have been selected for the Indiana Music Educators Association’s All-State Elementary and Middle School Honor Choir. Congratulations to these talented and dedicated students on this outstanding achievement!

This is the second year in a row for this honor for both Myles and Caleb. Christian joins a tradition of excellence at McCulloch; this is the fifth year in a row that choir students from the school have been selected to the IMEA All-State Honor Choir. Caleb and Michelle are helping to build the tradition at Justice, which is sending students for the second year in a row.


Students submit a recorded audition in the fall, which is then evaluated by three judges and compared against hundreds of other students from across the state. This is an elite group, as each of the honor choirs includes only about 150 singers, some of the best in the state.

The choirs will gather together for two days of rehearsal on Jan. 18 and 19, and then will be featured as guest performers at the IMEA professional development conference. The will perform on Jan. 19 at the Grand Wayne Embassy Theater in Fort Wayne.

The All-State Honor Choir is a great opportunity for these talented students, and will give them the chance to learn and grow as musicians. We are so proud of all three of these students, and their teachers, Christina Huff at Justice/McCulloch, and Bryce Conway at MHS!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Principal Lynn Gosser and Student Life Coordinator Aaron Murray talked with Tim George and Ed Breen on WBAT's Good Morning Grant County recently.

>> Click here to listen!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Have you seen the banners at the front entrance of McCulloch Junior High School and wondered what they were for?

They are in recognition of our OUTSTANDING music program, one of the best in the state! In fact, they are the ONLY school in the state that has earned the Indiana State School Music Association's JME Total Department All Music Award for four years in a row!

>> Click here to learn more about this prestigious award!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Congratulations to McCulloch Giant Evan Miller, who will represent the United States in the Pan American Games next month in Ecuador!

Evan is a seventh-grader this year at McCulloch and has been a member of Marion PAL Judo for six years

He is a seven-time national champion, three-time Indiana champion, 2018 Ohio champion, two-time Indiana Player of the Year, two-time USA Judo #1 National Ranking, Member of the 2017 USA U13 Pan American Team, and a Certified Developmental Referee.

The USA National Governing Body of Judo (USA Judo) selected a delegation of the top-ranked competitors in each weight category for the U13 (under 13 years) division. The U13 Pan American Continental Championships is the elite tournament for athletes ages 12 and 13 throughout the Western Hemisphere. Only countries in North America, Central America, and South America can compete in the Championships. The top four athletes in each division are invited to represent the United States as members of the 2018 U13 Pan American Team.

This November 2018 in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Evan will represent the United States of America. Now that is GIANT!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News

We want to give a GIANT congratulations to these McCulloch Junior High School students. They have raised a grade level on Moby Max in 9 weeks. Our students can work on this program at home to make giant gains! Keep up the great work!
  • Talon Thomas
  • Mariah Byer
  • Jaymar Wilson
  • Hayleigh Kirkwood
  • Jasmine Gillett
  • Rachel Gillett
  • Synser Oxendine
  • Daisy Ravencraft
  • Tylanna Fritch
  • Antuan Graham
  • Alani Bosquez
  • Becky Fansler
  • Shalyn DeBoard