Marysville High School celebrates October featured seniors
Ian Johnson, Tristan Karnes, Annalece Willoughby and Jacquelyn Witt selected
By: Isabelle Shroyer
Ian Johnson is the son of Brent and Susanna Johnson. On top of being captain of the MHS football team, he has been involved in National Honor Society, Future Farmers of America, 4-H and Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society.
He is also on Marysville’s Livestock Judging team through FFA.
He is a peer collaborator at MHS, where he assists students who need academic help in AP Biology.
Aside from school, he participates in the OSIA Lead program.
He has accomplished a lot in his four years of high school. He placed ninth in state for the FFA Ag Sales team and he received the Le Herron Rising Leader Award for demonstrating leadership every day.
Looking back, his favorite memory of MHS is all the homecoming week festivities, such as the parade and football game.
Throughout everything, he said he will mostly miss spending time with his friends at school and football.
Following graduation, he plans to pursue a degree in animal science at Iowa State University and become a ruminant nutritionist.
He said he also wanted to give a shoutout to his “main guys,” Bear, Chewy and Cheese.
By: Paige Yu
Annalece Willoughby, daughter of Mark and Whitney Willoughby, is a senior at Marysville High School.
She is a part of a plethora of clubs and organizations, including Rho Kappa, Leo club, Pro Terra Nova and Deca. She is also an active member of Spanish Club and For a Cause.
Additionally, she is the secretary of the National Honors Society and a bailiff for Mock Trial.
She is thankful for the opportunities to be able to join all the clubs that interest her.
Her favorite memory from MHS was going on the Spanish exchange trip to Spain during her sophomore year.
She plans on attending a four-year college to get a degree in actuarial science and finance after high school.
After graduation, she says she will miss all the people she met the most.
By: Isabelle Shroyer
Jacquelyn Witt is the daughter of Inge and Bryan Witt. During her high school career, she has been part of the National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society, Global Scholars and Student Council.
She is also a varsity track runner and is captain of the cross country team at MHS.
Outside of school, she is an assistant coach for the Columbus Running Co. Grasshoppers program and a volunteer in the Emergency Department at Memorial Hospital.
She has also participated in many mission trips with Trinity Lutheran to West Virginia, Tennessee, Texas and Michigan.
Her favorite memory of MHS was when she made it to the state cross country meet during her sophomore year. The whole school held a clap-out for her, which she recalled as “the sweetest thing ever.”
While reflecting on her time at MHS, she said she is going to miss the cross country and track teams, along with all the amazing teachers that helped her succeed.
After leaving MHS, she plans to attend college and continue running cross country and track and field.
She will continue to pursue greatness by pursuing a career as a nurse anesthetist.
She is thankful for her teachers, parents and friends that are helping make her senior year amazing.
By: Paige Yu
Tristan Karnes is the son of Shane and Jill Karnes and an accomplished student at Marysville High School.
He has participated in many sports, including basketball, cross country and track and field.
His favorite memory of MHS will be listening to the Drumline hype up the student pit at football games.
He says that he will miss “Chicken Tender Tuesdays” the most after he graduates.
After leaving MHS, he plans on going to a four-year college and studying computer engineering.
Student Council plans homecoming activities
By: Megan Melish
Marysville High School’s Student Council has big plans for this year.
A few weeks ago, the group welcomed the Spanish foreign exchange students to Marysville.
In addition, after the movement of the homecoming dance to Oct. 12, a smaller-scale homecoming was held to give the Spanish students the experience of a school dance.
Homecoming will be held on Oct. 12 in the MHS Field House from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Presale tickets can be bought for $12.50 but will cost $15 at the door.
The theme for this year’s event is “seasons,” and the school will have a spirit week to celebrate beforehand.
Monday’s theme is pajama day, while on Tuesday, students will dress like memes and other pop culture references.
On Wednesday, the theme is Proud to be a Monarch (PTBM) and upperclassmen will be wearing blue, while the underclassmen will wear red.
Wednesday will also be the day of the homecoming parade, which begins at 6 p.m.
Thursday’s theme is seasons so that each class will dress in the colors of their respective season.
Finally, Friday will be a yellow-out in addition to being Construction Day in support for the workers who put so much effort into Impact Stadium.
Student Council also plans to join with several other student groups to renovate the courtyard of the high school into a place that is not only an excellent place to study but is beneficial to the needs of the students beyond the requirements of classwork.
The group’s past progress has already taken effect in the school and this year’s team plans to continue the growth.
FAFSA completion workshops offered
The Marysville High School Guidance Office will be hosting a FAFSA Completion Session on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 from 4-6 p.m. in MHS Computer Lab A108.
At the event, local college financial aid representatives will be available to help high school seniors and their parents complete and submit the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal and State Aid (FAFSA).
Seniors are advised to bring the following documents and information to the session:
– FSA ID; both the student and one parent each need to create their own unique Federal Student Aid username and password at www.fsaid.ed.gov at least three days prior to the event
– 2018 student and parent federal tax returns
– 2018 student and parent W2 forms (unless self-employed)
– A listing of any other types of untaxed income documents or benefits received in 2018 (if applicable)
– Documentation from you and/or your parent’s case worker with the total amount of TANF received for 2018 (if applicable)
– Supplemental Social Security Disability received in 2018 (if any)
– The total amount of child support paid and/or received in 2018 (if any)
– Bank statements
– Investments records
– Students and parental social security numbers
Those interested may register for a half hour session by calling the MHS Guidance Office at (937) 578-6222.
Families unable to attend the Marysville session may consider attending the FAFSA Completion Nights at OSU Marion.
MHS families host Spanish exchange students
By: Maya Badhwar
Two weeks ago, 28 students and three teachers made the trip across the Atlantic Ocean from the city of Segovia, Spain to Columbus.
The students had been anticipating this trip ever since they had been assigned their host students earlier this summer.
The host families and exchange students began communication, immediately forging the bonds that will follow them later on in life.
Students at Marysville High School that hosted Spaniards welcomed them into their homes for about two weeks, during which the students from Spain mostly went to places around Ohio, learning about America and its culture.
The students traveled to places such as the Statehouse, the Columbus Zoo and many other places.
Also, they presented to the Spanish classes at MHS about different aspects of Spain’s culture.
MHS Student Council put on a dance for the students and host students, to simulate the much anticipated Homecoming dance that American high school students attend.
The students ended their stay in Marysville this past Monday, on which the students and teachers left for New York City, to see more of the sights of America.
FCCLA starts the year
By: Sydney Barcus and Mackensey Kempton
The 201-2020 FCCLA club from Marysville High School focuses on volunteering for their local community with different activities each month.
The students meet monthly to discuss upcoming events for the months ahead.
Students can get involved by taking any consumer science class in middle school or high school.
The forthcoming event currently for the month in October is the Special Olympics Bowling, in which students with disabilities get to enjoy a fun night of bowling with food and fun.
Within the next few months, FCCLA will encourage members to help contribute to upcoming events like: Staff Breakfast, which supports the Women’s, Infants and Children program; and the MHS Pawtree and Care Train, which helps families provide Christmas presents for children.
FCCLA’s primary goals are to help grow support for the members in the community and help as much as possible to make the community a better place.
ACT Prep to be held:
Two sessions offered for grades 10-12
Marysville High School will be hosting two ACT Test Prep Workshops for students in grades 10-12 who would like to improve their scores.
The first will take place at 9:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Friday, Oct 18. In the MHS Monarch Commons. The second will be at 9:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 in the MHS Studio.
Dan Morrison, a retired teacher from Delaware City Schools, will be conducting the workshops. He has worked with several thousand students.
Some students have earned up to six additional points after having taken a workshop.
Each session is $40 and space is limited.
Students may register in the MHS front office.
Those interested may direct questions to the MHS Guidance Office by calling (937) 578-6222.
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