By Chase Cutarelli
Jacob Ryan Branton is the son of Jerry and Denise Branton.
A lacrosse player for four years and team captain his senior year, he also played football during his freshman year. His favorite memories at Marysville High School involve “Football Friday Nights,” when he led the student cheer section referred to as “The Pit.”
When he graduates, he will miss all of his Honda friends. He plans to attend Baldwin Wallace University to major in finance and play lacrosse.
By Chase Cutarelli
Gabrielle Hill is the daughter of Ginger Bunsold and Gavin Hill.
She is the captain of two years of the girl’s lacrosse team, and played midfield position in OCC First Team during her junior year. Up until her freshman year, she also played soccer.
Outside of school, she participates in Young Life, works at Chipotle and spends time with her family.
She said playing lacrosse has been the subject of her favorite memories at Marysville High School (MHS).
“Every season was a new and different team, but we continued to have the same team environment and family feeling,” she said. “Helping build the team and success of the program is something I will never forget.”
When she graduates, she said she’ll miss her teachers Dawn Burns and Linda Gordon, who have stood by her side for the past four years and helped her find her passion.
“I don’t know where I would be without them,” she said.
She plans to attend Bowling Green State University where she will major in business, specifically information systems and business management.
She said she appreciates all of the other teachers and staff for what they do and is happy to say she will graduate from MHS, knowing she represents excellence.
By Isabelle Shroyer
Chase Cutarelli is the son of Julie Robinson and Paul Cutarelli.
He has been involved in many activities throughout his high school career. He is the leader of the school’s Gender-Sexuality Alliance. He is the president of both Catseye Literary Magazine and film club.
He’s also a four-year member of the yearbook club and AV club. He has also served as a writer for In The Halls for three years. He played trumpet for marching band/wind ensemble until 10th grade, served a summer internship at the Marysville Journal-Tribune in 11th grade, was a member of Leo Club in ninth grade and participated in the student union during 11th grade.
Alongside school activities, he also engages in other hobbies. He has been an independent filmmaker for three years and was featured in the local and international film festival. His recent video passed the regionals and state competition to make it into the show through the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition. He competed with the whole nation and is potentially eligible for scholarships.
He has also been a local videographer for two years. He helps his friends and local organizations to create media for dances and promos for Silver Scene Players and Team Marysville. He has also assisted on other projects at school. He has regularly attended Team Marysville meetings since June 2018.
Alongside his activities and hobbies, he is also a historical preservation enthusiast. He enjoys visits to antique stores such as Plumm Home, Uptown Antiques and Mount Victory.
He said he’s an advocate for Marysville’s ascension to greatness in the coming years.
Upon graduation, he said he’ll miss “the teachers with whom he has created strong relationships with, friends that have always supported him, the precarious electricity, the Otis Spunkmeyer muffins that [he]… consumes religiously in the mornings and the inspirational quotes above the lockers.”
After leaving Marysville High School, he hopes to attend Columbia University to major in film and media studies.
He said he wants to acknowledge those in the community who have displayed uncompromising dedication to improving the City of Marysville, including Donald Boerger, Abby and Robert Anderton, Paula and Michael Lynch and Maggie and Sam Mullen, as well as many others.
“Although I have only known you for nine months, I consider you good friends of mine and hope that your involvement in the machinations of this town go noticed,” he wrote.
By Chase Cutarelli
Jacob Ranker is the son of Kristine and Darin Ranker.
He has been a member of the indoor and outdoor track since ninth grade and a basketball player through his junior year.
Some would refer to him as a “cosmopolitan student,” as he attended a Japanese foreign exchange trip as a freshman, where he stayed with a host family for two and a half weeks. During his junior year, he was an OCC champion for track in the 300-meter hurdles and 4×400-meter relay.
Jacob enjoys hanging out with his friends. When he graduates, he will miss being around the people he grew up with.
In the fall, he plans to attend college, for which he will possibly run track, and major in international business, finance or mathematics.
Student council collects donation
By Megan Cunningham
Marysville High School (MHS) student council members collected donations during their lunch periods to raise money for Pennies for Patients.
MHS is a sponsor of the campaign and ran it from March 11 to 22. During this time, members of MHS student council collected donations during lunch periods, as well as before and after school hours in the parking lot.
One of the four classes to raise the most funds will receive ice cream provided by the student council.
Pennies for Patients is a campaign promoted by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which works with thousands of schools across the country to raise funds for blood cancer research.
Spanish students to visit high school; host families needed
By Maya Badhwar
This September, about 30 students will visit Ohio on an exchange trip from Segovia, Spain.
The students will be a part of an exchange program that has been taking place at Marysville High School (MHS) for many years. The students who will be expected this fall are all fully literate in English and will stay with host families for approximately two weeks. Host families will be responsible for planning and helping with at least one event and will be able to help the Spaniards assimilate into American culture.
The trip is an experience for MHS students in the Spanish language program to learn what life in Spain is like.
The Spanish department is still looking for host families for both male and female students, and especially families to host male students. Students of the same gender can share a room if there is a separate bed for both of them. Students of different genders can serve as hosts as long as there are separate bedrooms. The only requirement is the host student must be enrolled in the Spanish program.
For those interested, they may contact a Spanish teacher at MHS.
Spring concert set
By Megan Melish
Marysville High School’s (MHS) choir program is planning to bring more music to Marysville in the coming months.
May 6 marks the program’s spring concert, where all levels of choral students will sing in their show. It will feature songs like “Somebody to Love” by rock band Queen.
The choir is comprised of students from both MHS and Marysville Early College High School. The two auditioned choirs also compete with others from Fairfield, Franklin, Hocking, Madison, Perry, Pickaway and Union counties with a history of success.
Marysville choir concerts are free and open to the public.
NHS gives back to community
By Chase Cutarelli
For the past two weeks, before Marysville schools adjourned for spring break, the National Honor Society (NHS) at the high school was busy giving back to the community.
On March 14, NHS began raising money from Marysville High School classrooms to support the Ronald McDonald House, using the funds to create baskets for families staying there while their children are in the hospital.
The classroom with the most donations was rewarded with treats from Mrs. Renison’s Donuts.
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