November Featured Seniors honored
By: Katie Krueger
Emma Boger is the daughter of Shane and Jennifer Boger. She is involved in lacrosse and show choir at Marysville High School and participates in Student Council, National Honor Society, Teen Prevention Leadership Academy, and DECA. Outside of school, you will also see Emma working at Boston’s as a waitress. Her favorite memory of MHS is competing in show choir competitions with her best friends, and she says she will miss all the teachers that have helped her grow as a person. After graduation, Emma plans to attend college for marketing and digital media. We wish you luck in the future, Emma!
Jack Christian is the son of Tom and Amy Christian. Captain and varsity letterman for the Marysville boys basketball team, Jack is also a baseball letterman and volunteers at his church. His favorite MHS memory was breaking the boys’ all-time career three-point record and winning the first conference title in 20 years for Marysville basketball. Most of all, Jack says he will miss the football game and time with friends that he has enjoyed here, but he looks forward to the future. In college, he plans to attend a four-year university to play basketball or baseball and major in communications and broadcast journalism. Congrats on all your accomplishments, Jack!
Trey Storr is the son of Adrianne and Chad Storr. He is a four-year letterman for the MHS baseball team and an active member of his church youth group at Marysville Grace. His favorite high school memory has been his freshman and sophomore year playing school baseball with his older brother, Blake Storr. Outside of high school, you can find Trey working at Biggby Coffee or playing basketball with his younger brother, Dayton. If you know Trey well, you will see that he is a people person. This means it is no surprise that following graduation, Trey will be pursuing a career in mission work after getting a degree from Cedarville University studying Biblical Studies and Spanish. When asked, Trey said he would miss walking around the school, socializing, and getting to know the people around him. We look forward to seeing your impact and wish you luck, Trey!
Meet Kiersten Traucht, the daughter of Loren and Tyler Traucht. She is an active member of Marysville High School, and you can find her in the courtroom for mock trial, on the tennis court, or on the stage as part of Marysville’s show choir group. She is part of the MHS National Honors Society, accounting group, and Student Council. Kiersten is also part of the First United Methodist Church, attending Quake youth group and volunteering at Outbreak youth group. She says she will miss the opportunity to be a part of so many clubs, but looks forward to college, where she will be studying political science and minoring in economics. Following college, Kiersten plans to attend law school. MHS will miss you!
Global Scholars program continues to work through pandemic
By: Megan Melish
The Global Scholars program has developed more globally conscious students at Marysville High School and Marysville Early College High School for several years. It will continue to do so despite the effects of COVID-19. This three-year program involves students in events that help them learn about the world around them and some of the issues that others face worldwide to spread awareness. The events for the first two years of the program will now be held virtually, but the third-year students will continue their Take Action projects, creating plans to better both our Marysville community and others around the globe. Global Scholars alumni have designed clubs that promote inclusivity, websites that allow easier global connections. They have made donations to several global charities, and this year’s class of Global Scholars are sure to make an impact as well.
Monarch Band concludes marching season
By: Jenna Wilcox
The MHS Marching Band performs a socially distanced Script Ohio to complete their season. (Photo submitted)
The Marysville Monarch Marching Band saw quite an unusual 2020 season.
Although all competitions were canceled, the band continued to learn marching fundamentals and practice stand tunes along with the jazzy song “The Tiger of San Pedro.”
The band performed at the Impact Stadium for an end-of-season concert, where they finished with a socially-distanced Script Ohio.
With marching season over, the band is looking forward to creatively approaching the concert season to accommodate new health and safety regulations.
In addition to the usual concert bands, students can also participate in a jazz band for the first time in five years.
Despite the challenges the virus has placed upon the band with staying cautious and safe at all times, band directors Mr. Thissen, Mr. Ash, and Mr. Hildreth put tremendous effort towards a successful marching season and continuing the concert band through the spring.
MHS clubs adapt to COVID-19
By: Maya Badhwar
In midst of the rising numbers of COVID-19 in Union County, the school district has decided to put a hold on clubs until December, at the earliest, says a representative from the MHS staff. Concerns about safety of children and spreading the virus during clubs and extracurriculars, especially those which require students to be unmasked, has led to the district’s decision to place extracurricular activities on hold, announced last week. Several in-person activities, such as the fall play at MHS, are unsure how to proceed, but are making changes to adapt to the new requirements. Virtual meetings on Zoom will become the new normal for many clubs this next month, requiring members to sign in online to join meetings. However, some clubs, such as MHS’s chapter of Rho Kappa, have put activities and meetings on hold indefinitely until in-person meetings are safe enough to resume. Even though many extracurricular activities are facing barriers to having meetings, many faculty members and students are still optimistic about how they can continue meetings online. MHS Student Council has been taking place online since the beginning of the semester, and has been having great success with member turnout and discussions, according to a member. The protocols put in place, though difficult to schedule a club around, are to ensure safety for parents, families, students, and faculty, and until their safety is ensured, students can still enjoy their favorite activities, just from the comfort of their own homes.
Food Drive sees success
By: Megan Melish
Although Marysville High School’s Leo Club faces new rules and regulations, they positively impact the community. They recently completed their annual Halloween food drive for the Marysville Food Pantry, filling up three cars with generous donations from several neighborhoods. The Leo Club members have found socially distant ways to volunteer, such as virtual tutoring, and have also sent cards to local nursing homes to support our seniors during this time.
Hope Center offers free tutoring sessions
By: Reya Singh
Teachers at Marysville are often questioned about available tutoring openings.
This year, there is a unique opportunity for our Marysville students and families.
The Hope Center has founded a program for free tutoring for students.
They are available Mon-Fri from 4-6 pm and Sat from 10-12 pm.
To register, please call the Hope Center at 937-303-4209 and ask for Donna or Becky.
This fantastic opportunity is open to all grade levels, for all subjects, with one-on-one certified teachers. Students are taught in a safe environment and also get free snacks!
This free tutoring will allow your students to fill in the learning gaps that COVID-19 has caused.
The Hope Center is proud to help parents and students overcome any academic barriers they may be facing.
Gatekeepers Club spreads gratitude, positivity
By: Reya Singh
This Thanksgiving season, Gatekeepers Club put Thankful Turkeys in the cafeteria for students to add feathers saying what they are thankful for this month.
Marysville High School staff and teachers have worked very hard and want to spread some gratefulness through the building.
Belinda Quisenberry, a counselor at MHS, created a Staff Thankful Turkey after seeing the desire for spreading gratitude.
Staff was also able to add feathers to the Turkey, saying what they are grateful for. What a great way to spread positivity during these challenging and unprecedented times.
Gatekeepers Club members and other students appreciate all the staff and students trying to make the best out of this school year!