March Featured seniors named
By Katie Krueger
Hannah Grim is the daughter of Wendi and Steve Grim. She has been dancing for the last twelve years at In Step Dance Studio, and she is an active member of Marysville High School. There, Hannah is a part of the Student Council, Global Scholars, Symphonic Choir, and stage crew for the Swingers Unlimited show choir. She says she will miss the excellent teachers here at MHS, and she is so grateful for how hard they have worked to make this year special for the 2021 grads. In the future, she plans to attend Miami University. Good luck, Hannah!
Logan McSwords is the son of Joe and Sara McSwords.
He is a football player and track athlete at MHS, and in his free time, he enjoys watching movies, lifting, and running.
He says he will always remember playing under the Friday night lights, and he will miss the pit at basketball games, school dances, and his friends.
In the future, Logan plans to attend a four-year college.
Congrats on all your accomplishments, Logan!
Sean Richardson is the son of Tracy and Chris Richardson. He is a Varsity member of the Marysville soccer team and tennis team and a singer/dancer with the Marysville Swingers Unlimited show choir. At school, Sean is Vice President of the Student Council, and in his free time, leads a Broadway performance class for middle school students. Sean says he will miss the many conversations he has had with people at Marysville High School, but he looks forward to meeting new people and making new memories during his college years. He will be attending Vanderbilt University in the fall. We wish you all the best!
Ohio Japan Bowl successful
By Danielle Krug
Students studying Japanese from Marysville High School and Marysville Early College High School competed in the third annual Ohio Japan Bowl on Saturday, March 6th. The competition, hosted by the Japan America Society of Central Ohio, is a quiz bowl-style competition where teams of students must answer questions about the Japanese language, culture, history, daily life, etiquette, and various other topics.
Nicole Cadiang and Olivia Elliott composed our level 2 team, while Kassandra Drumm, Blair Fairchild, and Keegan Mulligan composed our level 3 team. After months of hard work and preparation, both teams won in their respective level of the competition. This was the third year in a row that Marysville’s teams placed first at the Ohio Japan Bowl.
Our teams will now be advancing to the National Japan Bowl, which is being held online again this year as the Digital Japan Bowl II. Students will represent the state at in competition on April 8-9!
NHS members get creative
By Maya Badhwar
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Honor Society of MHS has doubled down its efforts to better their school and their community through their volunteer and service projects. This month, officers Madison Chapman (president), Megan Vollrath (vice president), and Sadie Burghardt (secretary) came together to introduce a new project to sponsor donations for the Hope Center. NHS will be selling candy grams at the high school from March 15th to March 17th, with all proceeds being donated directly to the Hope Center. Each “candy gram” will only cost one dollar and be sold during the high school’s lunch periods. Members of NHS will handwrite requested messages and assemble each candy gram personally to be delivered to students, faculty, and other organizations. Marysville High School’s National Honor Society is proud to sponsor this fundraiser for a crucial Union County organization.
Prom and graduation being discussed
By Megan Melish
Marysville High School and Marysville Early College High School administrations are working closely with the students to develop a plan to hold both prom and graduation. Several meetings have been held between administration, students, and parents, focusing on the Senior Class of 2021. As COVID-19 regulations have changed and will continue to do so, no final decisions have been made as of now. Currently, the tentative plan for graduation is that it will be held in the stadium with a potential of two ceremonies to accommodate as many people as possible. Several prom ideas have been discussed, including having a prom for seniors only or hosting a prom dinner rather than a dance. These are not final decisions but possible outcomes that have been discussed at this point and as experienced with COVID-19, are always subject to change.
Band students get jazzy
By Jenna Wilcox
The pandemic had been the cause of many cuts and cancellations this past school year. Despite these challenges, the Marysville Monarchs Band saw an exciting addition this school year! For the first time in five years, students can participate in a jazz band under the direction of Mr. Thissen, Mr. Ash, and Mr. Hildreth. Mr. Thissen is no stranger to the jazz band. He participated in his high school jazz band, where he played drums and vibraphone. Thissen also participated in many college bands, including concert band, wind ensemble, percussion ensemble, and orchestra. Since the early 2000s, Thissen has been a member of a 20 person band where he plays at weddings, New Year’s Eve parties, and festivals. Previously a jazz band was offered as a club to Marysville band students, practicing two days after school every week. This year’s jazz members are taking the course during the school day. Originally the jazz band had planned to perform only six songs; due to the new scheduling double class time, the songs’ list continued expanding. As a senior member of the jazz band, I can personally attest to this new class is a fantastic addition to the band program. Playing favorites like “In The Mood” and “Sing Sing Sing” with my band peers has been a highlight of this year.