February Featured Seniors honored
By: Katie Kruger
Evan Brown is the son of Chris and Jill Brown. At Marysville High School, he has been an integral member of the Marysville Basketball Team, where he currently leads as Varsity Captain. Outside of school, Evan is an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church and runs his own lawn care business. He says he will miss the football games, school dances, and time with friends that he has had at Marysville High School, but his favorite memory was winning the conference in basketball last year. In the future, Evan plans to continue his education at a four-year university where he will major in sports medicine. We wish you all the best!
Clark Hamilton is the son of Scott and Amy Hamilton. He is a football and basketball player at MHS, but you can also find him working at Kroger or as a lifeguard at the Marysville Pool over the summer. While he’s excited for the next season of his life, Clark looks back fondly over his high school years. He says his favorite memory has been the energy and excitement of playing in Friday night football games, and he says he will miss the friends he has made at Marysville. In the future, Clark plans to attend BGSU and study business and education. In his own words, “once a monarch, always a monarch!” Good luck, Clark!
Gracie Mildred Kruse is the daughter of William and Kim Kruse. She is a four-year singer/dancer with the Marysville Swingers Unlimited and a three-year participant in the MHS musicals. As a member of the show choir, her favorite memory was traveling to Boston freshman year. She also made herself active within MHS as a Pro Terra Nova member, Global Scholars, Student Council, Rho Kappa, Leo Club, and Accounting Club. Leaving Marysville, Gracie is attending Miami University, where she will major in Marketing and Social Justice.
Kassidy Lee, daughter of Greg and Christi Lee, has been an active student at Marysville High School during the last four years. She has enjoyed leading her peers as Captain of the Marysville girls’ soccer and basketball teams. She has been a member of the National Honors Society and FFA during her tenure. During the spring season, Kassidy plays for her club soccer team, Locker Soccer. At MHS, her favorite memory was winning the district championship game her junior year. She says she will miss playing sports and spending time with her teammates, but looks forward to the future, where she will attend The Ohio State University.
New coding club founded
By: Reya Singh
Marysville High School Freshman Rohan Singh has started a coding club called Dev Ed.
Dev Ed is the place to take your interest in technology and turn it into a productive skill. Designed for students who want to try out programming, Dev Ed is a fun way to learn to code.
If you are interested in learning programming languages like Python, HTML, CSS, and JS, Dev Ed is the right club for you! Dev Ed is an entirely virtual club taking place on Zoom; there are bi-weekly meetings where you get to follow along and write code! Take your interest to the next level and turn it into a career. Join the Dev Ed Remind using the code @2kc27cd and contact Rohan Singh or Mrs. Robertson with any questions.
Vocal music adjusts to COVID
By: Megan Melish
Despite COVID-19, Marysville High School and Early College High School have decided the show must go on.
Vocal music is still taking place under Mrs. Brianna Bizzaro’s direction with necessary precautions, including social distancing, outdoor practices, masks, and face shields.
The symphonic choir has traditionally been a competitive traveling group but is still working hard to create a virtual performance. In addition to vocal music, the drama department is in the fall play process, which is currently unannounced. They intend to do a live-stream version.
Mock Trial teams compete virtually
By: Katie Krueger
Two Marysville High School teams recently competed in the 38th annual District Mock Trial competition. Pictured above are members of “Team This” while “Team That” is pictured below. (Photos submitted)
This year, the Marysville High School Mock Trial team gathered for the 38th annual District Mock Trial competition; however, the season emerged with a slight twist. The two Marysville teams competed over Zoom, engaging in a virtual battle against mock trial groups from around the state of Ohio. Led by advisors Luke Sundermeier and Ricky Shultz (and with legal help from Zach Stillings), both teams performed exceptionally well, especially given the unique conditions.
Team This included Parker Stuebs, Mallory Huffman, Sean Richardson, Katie Krueger, Kiersten Traucht, Reya Singh, and Rohan Singh. Following a close victory in both their trials on January 22nd, the team was notified that they would move on to regionals, which will occur virtually on February 19th and 20th.
Team That, the other Marysville team, consisted of Swaraj Patnaik, Princess Pena, Arley LaWarre, Michael Armstrong, Aidan Johantges, Val Austin, Carson Kane, and Dalton Kane. They ended with a close loss after an intense trial but continued to help prepare Team This for their next trial.
Although it was a season unlike any other, sophomore Reya Singh spoke of the program’s joys. “I’m really grateful for another year of doing what I’m passionate about… we had to adapt a lot, and some rules were changed, but we were more than willing to put in the work.”
She continued, saying, “I’m forever grateful to have been able to do this with some of the most amazing seniors, and our program definitely will not be the same without them.” The program will graduate nine seniors but will remain a strong presence at Marysville High School. The advisors plan to begin recruiting for next year, and current members look forward to the growth and development of the program. It’s undeniable that the future looks bright for Marysville Mock Trial.