In The Halls…Marysville High School


Monarchs name November featured seniors
Matthew Belt
By: Paige Yu

Matthew John-Paul Belt, son of Chris and Kara Belt, is a senior at Marysville High School. Not only is he the captain of the Marysville football team, but he is also a part of National Honors Society and attended Buckeye Boys State this past summer. Some other hobbies he enjoys include baseball, umpiring, and having or watching political debates. Matthew’s favorite memory of MHS is the 2019 Homecoming. He enjoyed the parade and football game beforehand as well because of the awesome atmosphere. After leaving MHS, Matthew plans to attend the Ohio State University Marion campus and study political science; he would then transfer to main campus. After completing his undergraduate degree, he plans to attend law school. What he will miss most about MHS is playing football and being around all of his friends every day. Lastly, he would like to give a shutout to his main guys BJ, Bear, and Cheese.

Jenna Rioch
By: Isabelle Shroyer

Jenna Rioch is the daughter of Tim Dawson and Krista Rioch-Dawson. Throughout high school Jenna has been a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, and both indoor and outdoor Track. In addition, Jenna is captain of the Soccer team here at MHS. Outside of school, Jenna is a member of the OP Soccer Club.
In reflection, Jenna’s favorite memory of MHS is all the dances. She will miss being part of MHS sports teams and seeing her friends every day. Upon graduation, Jenna plans to attend a four-year college and major in pre-med.

Collin Sutter
By: Paige Yu

Collin Daniel Sutter is the son of Tricia and Martin Sutter and an active student at Marysville High School, he attended MECHS and then transferred to the High School after his sophomore year. Collin is a Field Commander for the Marysville High School Marching Band, part of the Marysville Swingers Unlimited Combo band, and participated in the orchestra for the musical. He is also in National Honors Society, Rho Kappa, and he volunteers at the Union County Humane Society.
Collin’s favorite memory of MHS was the Show Choir trip to Atlanta, Georgia his freshmen year where the Show Choir took first place while also earning the title “Best Instrumental Combo” at the national competition. After graduating from MHS, he plans to attend Miami University and obtain an undergraduate degree in biochemistry on a Pre-med path. The thing Collin will miss most about MHS is the countless bus rides to band competitions and football games with all of his friends. His best memories were made on those bus trips.

Paige Yu
By: Isabelle Shroyer

Paige Yu is the daughter of Xiaosu Yu and Weili Du. During high school, Paige participates in Book Club, Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society, Pro Terra Nova, and is a writer for In The Halls. On top of those activities, Paige demonstrates great leadership where she is the president of Leo Club, Vice President of the National Honor Society, a Marching Band section leader, and is the co-founder of For-A-Cause.
Outside of MHS, Paige is a competitive dancer at In-Step Dance Center. She also volunteered for the summer free lunch program and is a volunteer at the Humane Society.
Paige’s favorite memory of MHS was the Band New York trip. After graduating, Paige will miss the Friday Football nights and Band bus rides. Paige will continue her education at a private four-year college to study either business administration or international studies.

Marysville DECA Chapter aims for national competition
By: Mackensey Kempton
The local Marysville DECA Chapter has been very busy these past few weeks preparing for their Virtual Business Challenge. These students are working hard to place the top two in the region to attend this year’s nationals in Nashville, Tennessee. Along with preparing for the upcoming weeks for Global Entrepreneurship Week, happening Nov. 18-24. Where students from different schools in Union County will get to participate in a business challenge created by the students in the chapter! They are also starting to prepare their projects and papers for their district competition coming within the next few months. DECA is focused on bringing outside world knowledge into the classroom, while preparing the students for the business world ahead. The growing chapter has had a great start to the year with the addition of twenty new DECA members and a great board of officers to continue the new year!

MHS students visit OSU Fisher College of Business
Marysville High Schools recently had the opportunity to spend the day at the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. Presentations were given by the admissions staff, a panel of current business students and an OSU professor. Students were also given the opportunity to tour the Fisher College of Business Facilities. Pcitured above are, from left to right, in the front row, Sydney Maris, Kendal Cromwell, Haliegh May and Mrs. Linda Gordon; in the second row, Mrs. Dawn Burns, Kendall Ellerbrock, Jalynn Young, Reagan Traucht, Chloe Heminger, Emma Boger, Kenzie Kempton, Mia Oribelo, Ashley Dunn, Alyson Short, Abby Welsh and Kiersten Traucht; in the third row, Jenna Schock, Andrea Hosko, Sydney Barcus, Hannah Grim, Julia Patterson, Maddie Andrews, Arielle Bosley, Evan Brow, Lincoln Heard, Michael Cogossi, Matt Belt and Ian Johnson; in the back row, Joshua Schueler, Cole Macey, Andrew Patterson, Annika Stadie, Tanner Powers, Alex Unterbrink, Dylan Williams, Ryan Barlow, Garret Taylor, Jake Carper, Gabe Schaeffer, Ashton Schmutz, Logan Neer, Clark Hamilton and Jack Fairmen.
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Freshmen win annual Powder Puff game
By: Megan Melish
The Marysville Monarch Powder Puff is a yearly event that gives the girls at MHS and MECHS a chance to show off their flag football skills. This tournament took place on Oct. 15.
Both high schools combined to create four teams, one for each class. The first game pitted the seniors against the freshmen, and the freshmen came out on top. Next, juniors played sophomores, which resulted in a win for the juniors. Finally, in an exciting championship round, the freshmen ladies swept the juniors and became this year’s winners of the Powder Puff.

Drama Club prepares for Cheaper by the Dozen
By: Katie Krueger

Taken from the classic 1950s film, Marysville High School students have been working since September as they prepare to put on this year’s fall play: Cheaper By the Dozen. Directed by Luke and Kelsey Ahern, the cast consists of freshmen through seniors from MHS and MECHS, including leads, Steven Cowen and Gracie Kruse (as Mr. Gilbreth and Anne Gilbreth respectively).
The film follows the story of a family with 12 children and their day-to-day chaotic lifestyle. The stories are told by two of the siblings (Ernestine Gilbreth, played by Lily Baker and Frank Gilbreth, played by Matthew Cooper).“You truly feel transported back to the 1920s when you watch the play,” Ahern explained. “The students’ hard work and amazing talent really shine through.”
The Drama Club program has been much supported by the community and within the schools through the addition of a performing arts pathway at MHS and a new partnership with Ohio Hi-Point. The set for the play has been graciously furnished by the antique shop, Plumm Home of Marysville.
The play will take place on November 8th and 9th at 7 pm in the Marysville High School Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at the door at $8 for adults, $6 for seniors/students. It is general seating for all audience members.
“You very much get a sense of family, and you want to laugh when they laugh and cry when they cry,” said Ahern. “We look forward to sharing it.”

Fall Spirit Week held
By: Megan Melish

Marysville High School Student Council is leading the school into the end of October with a Halloween-themed spirit week this Monday, October 28th, to Friday, November 1st. Monday’s theme is pajama day, as well as spooky sock day. Next is Toasty Tuesday, where students will wear sweaters and flannels in honor of the falling temperatures of the coming month. For Witchy Wednesday, MHS and MECHS students will arrive in their purple, orange, or green. Since Thursday is Halloween, students are allowed to wear their Halloween costumes to school. Finally, Friday will be a black-out. In addition to showing school spirit, the Student Council is leading into their annual Pennies for Patients campaign. This effort raises funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), whose mission is to cure those diseases and many more, as well as improve the quality of life for people affected by them. The MHS and MECHS have raised hundreds of dollars in the past, and the generosity of Marysville students will be seen again after the campaign ends.

Hispanic Culture Night scheduled
By: Maya Badhwar

The annual Hispanic Culture Night, hosted by Marysville Schools’ Foreign Language Department, will be taking place this Sunday, November 3rd from two to five pm. The event will take place at Bunsold Middle School, and will be available for the whole family to attend, as there are activities for all ages! It costs five dollars to attend, but all funds received from this event go to funding MHS’s trip to Segovia, Spain. Of course, one of the main attractions is the ability to sample many types of food from Spanish speaking countries, such as Spain, Mexico, and Panama. Pulseras (Spanish bracelets) will also be for sale at the event. For the kids, there will be many options available including face painting, temporary tattoos, and soccer. There will be an art show showcasing art in the style of Hispanic artists, drawn by students from the high school. Also, a Spanish dance class will be offered for all ages to attend. The Hispanic Culture Night will be a fantastic event for a global experience unlike any other!

MHS names Featured Artist
By: Sydney Barcus
Olivia Jordan is the daughter of Colleen and Joseph Jordan. She is a National Art Honor Society member as well as a member of Rho Kappa. Olivia is very active in performing arts; the mellophone section leader in the marching band, plays mellophone in the show choir band, and the french horn in concert band. Along with playing instruments, she loves art, especially drawing and painting.
Olivia’s favorite memory of MHS is meeting many people and making new friends. She says one of the things she will miss the most from MHS is playing in the band at the football games every Friday night.
Her continued plans after graduating from MHS include attending Ohio State University to major in nursing or psychology.

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