April Featured Seniors honored
By Katie Krueger
Maya S. Badhwar is the daughter of Anna Clem-Badhwar and Manish Badhwar. She has been involved with In the Halls, Drama Club, Global Scholars, and Student Council, and currently is working at the Academy Dance Company. There, she is a part of the competition team and serves as an assistant dance teacher. She says that her favorite memory from Marysville High School was rehearsing for the play her junior year. Thinking back to those days, she will miss being able to spend time and make memories with her friends. In the future, though, Maya is taking a gap year during 2021-2022. She then plans to attend college, pursue a degree in history or political science and attend law school. We will miss you, Maya!
By Katie Krueger
Kendall Ellerbrock is the daughter of Julie and Randy Ellerbrock. She is a Varsity soccer player for the Lady Monarchs and a track and field program member. In her free time, Kendall works at Rudi’s Wrestling and spends time at the gym. Her favorite high school memory was homecoming week, and Kendall says she will miss the school spirit of MHS. Kendall will be attending the University of Cincinnati, where she will be in the College of Nursing. Good luck in the future, Kendall!
By Jenna Wilcox
On July 27th, 2003, Katherine Louise Krueger was born to Ann-Morgan and Justin Krueger. Seventeen years later, Katie is now graduating as Valedictorian and Homecoming Queen of the class of 2021 at Marysville High School. Katie, an exceptionally driven young lady, fully immersed herself into being an active student at MHS. As the Varsity Cross Country Team Captain, member of the track and field team, founder of Students Helping Honduras, and a four-year singer/dancer with the Marysville Swingers Unlimited group, Katie has proven herself to have wide-ranging talents! But that’s not all; Katie also participates in Leo Club, Mock Trial, the National Honors Society, dance, Global Scholars and writes for The Journal Tribune, The Vibe, and Catseye Literary Magazine. Outside of school, you can find her working as an Optometric Technician at Truitt and Truitt Optometry. In her spare time Katie loves to read, watch her siblings soccer games, attempt to create the world’s greatest chocolate chip cookie recipe (still a work in progress) and aggressively cheer on OSU football. Although she will miss show choir competitions, procrastinating in physics, morning coffee runs, and late-night track meets, she is so grateful for the countless memories she has made and for the teachers and students, she has gotten to know along the way. Katie plans to continue her education by majoring in International Studies with a concentration in non-profit work or international development. Her contagious smile and enthusiasm will be missed in the hallways of MHS but we are so excited to see what the future holds for Katie Lou!
By Katie Krueger
Megan Melish, daughter of Lisa and John Melish, has been an active student at Marysville High School during these last four years. She has enjoyed participating in Varsity volleyball, choir, theatre, softball, and Student Council. In her free time, she volunteers at Memorial Hospital, and she has led Leo Club and the Circle of Mary Catholic girls youth group at her church. Her favorite memory of MHS was playing life-size Hungry Hungry Hippos at a pep rally. She says she will miss her friends and teachers, but Megan is excited for the future, where she plans to attend the University of Kentucky. She will be majoring in Biology on a pre-medicine track and looks forward to becoming a doctor in the years to come.
MHS students gain valuable skills during internship experience
Throughout the 2020-2021 school year, business students at Marysville High School had a unique experience. Four students successfully completed internship opportunities with local businesses in their chosen career fields. MHS students Julia Patterson, Emma Boger, Ethan Musel, and Abby Songer all completed semester-long internships. The students’ chosen career fields included Accounting and Finance, Marketing, and General Business and Workplace Skills. Students worked on real-world Marketing campaigns, assisted in various financial positions during tax season, and worked with company managers to build career-ready skills to lead to future job placements.
Emma Boger worked as a Marketing intern for FastSigns of Hilliard. Created marketing programs and conducted market research for the business. She successfully completed a marketing presentation to FastSigns.
Ethan Musel worked in a clerical and office position for Mobile Instrument/Agility Health in Bellefontaine. He gained experience working with accounts receivable procedures and industry methods of using Microsoft Excel.
Abby Songer was originally placed with Memorial Health, but due to Covid restrictions, she finished her internship as an associate with the Four Paws Resort in Marysville. She has future career aspirations of becoming a K-9 Veterinarian Technician.
Julia Patterson completed her internship with Holbrook and Manter, working on tax filings during tax season. She also gained valuable knowledge and experience using the tax software “QuickBooks.”
National Honor Society inducts new members
By Kiersten Traucht
Pictured are a group of the 28 new members inducted into Marysville’s National Honor Society. (Photo submitted)
On April 23, the National Honor Society from Marysville High School and Marysville Early College High School were thrilled to induct 28 new members!
Induction was able to look a little more normal this year, with the graduating class of 2021 being able to tap and award these new members. Covid precautions were also in place during this event.
National Honor Society membership is granted based on a student’s ability to show character, scholarship, leadership, and service. They will now go forward to spend the summer attempting to better the community via acts of community service.
The new inductees from MHS include Isabella Albanese, Allie Anderson, Molly Armstrong, Alyssa Beeching, Lydia Branstiter, Luke Caltrider, Aubrey Dearwester, Madison Fluharty, Abby Kay Griffith, James Heap, Abby Hemker, Mary Julia Lashley, Arley LaWarre, Ellie Nuspl, Julia Patterson, and Briannah Sparks.
MECHS inducted Carys Gossett, Caitlee Hill, Peyton Ingle, Madeline Irving, Chloe Koren, Ciara Marinelli, Krista O’Shelski, Nisha Sathiaprakash, Cassidy Van Dyke, Olvia Warner, Ella Weller, and Abigail Williams. The graduating members wish the best of luck to our new members and are confident they will go on to do great things!
DECA members compete internationally
By Reya Singh
This year’s DECA ICDC (abbreviated as International Career Development Conference) may have looked very different, but it was an experience to remember.
Marysville High School Senior Mackensey Kempton placed 2nd place in the state for her event, Integrated marketing campaign-service, which qualified her to compete at the ICDC competition, this past week.
The International Conference, which would’ve taken place in Anaheim, California, was virtual this year due to COVID-19 Restrictions.
However, it has still left lasting memories.
“I’ve learned a lot throughout the past four years in DECA, but the experiences and challenges we have faced in ICDC have been worth it all. I am so beyond grateful for the opportunity to compete this year, and it has taught me that hard work does pay off,” Kempton remarked.
In addition, DECA advisor Bailey Hemmelgarn chose four students to participate in the Emerging Leader Series.
A great honor to represent our chapter, school, and state at this level; these students have shown professionalism throughout the year.
Ashlyn Etherington, Foster Cross, Shay Seagraves, and Reya Singh were the four students selected who participated in leadership and development activities.
Reflecting on the past week, “This year’s International Career Development Conference was one for the books! The students continued to impress me with their dedication, perseverance, and integrity when competing virtually and to network online. I cannot wait to see what next year has in store for our Marysville DECA Chapter!” Hemmelgarn said.
We are so excited to see the amazing things the Marysville DECA chapter has planned for next year! Congratulations to all who placed at the state and national level.
Local student honored by Honda
Tanner Powers, pictured, was recently awarded with the Honda-Ohio State University Math Medal Award for the Marysville High School Class of 2022. The award recognizes outstanding math students from area high schools in the 15 counties surrounding Honda of America. (Photo submitted)
Spain trip scheduled
By Maya Badhwar
The Spanish Department at MHS is traveling to Spain next summer! The trip, rescheduled for March 2020, will take place from July 5-15, 2022. MHS students will be touring the country and soaking up the culture. The planned itinerary includes a tour of Spain’s Alhambra Palace, a trip to an olive oil farm in Seville, a guided tour of Barcelona, and many more fun adventures. The trip will last eleven days, and students will be staying in a hotel during their stay. Anyone wishing to travel who is a student or a parent in Marysville Schools may attend! Those hoping for more information can visit the tour website for more details or contact Ms. Debra Ponce. Students who sign up before the end of May will receive a $100 discount on the trip! In addition, free cancellation of the trip is provided until August. The department has also provided flexibility with the trip schedule, stating that it should ensure the safety of travel change before the trip; it will be rescheduled to a later date.
Spring musical a success
By Megan Melish
Marysville High School and Marysville Early College High School students have been hard at work for the past month in preparation for the annual spring musical, Songs for a New World, which was recently featured at the Memorial Pavilion on April 23rd and 24th. Despite new COVID-19 restrictions, the drama department persisted in bringing the musical to Marysville, earning a sizeable socially distant audience. Directed by Kelsey and Luke Ahern, as well as Brianna Bizarro, the musical featured several different songs from various time periods, with each character sharing their unique perspectives based on their experiences. The cast included several veterans of the Marysville drama department, such as seniors Madison Chapman, Gracie Kruse, Drew Hansen, Stephen Cowan, Piper Cooper, and Braeden McGinnis as some newer faces. Ava Dernlan, Keira Beckley, Lily Anonvechrucks, Connor Edwards, Abby Kay Griffith, Lillian Kennedy, Gigi Bix, Kenzie Jackson, and Maddie Eichorn took the stage as well. Despite the cold weather and the pandemic, the students performed just as memorable as those in years past, thanks to the support of the Marysville community.