Year ends with four Featured Seniors
Ice, Sutter, Parks and Blumenschein recognized in December
By: Isabelle Shroyer
Peyton Ice is the son of Matt and Amy Ice. On top of being crowned MHS’s homecoming king, Peyton is captain of the tennis team, vice president of DECA public relations, and head “Pit” leader. He is also the 2019 MHS Tennis MVP and a recipient of the Global Scholars diploma.
Peyton has participated in Swingers Unlimited (4 years), Acapella Choir (2 years), Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society, and Marysville’s symphonic choir.
Outside of school, Peyton umpires for the local MJBSA program.
He is an active church member, avid hockey fan, and enjoys pickleball.
After graduation, Peyton will miss participating in school spirit, show choir trips, his AP U.S. History Class, being around his best friends, and the incredible staff and students.
Peyton has many favorite memories of MHS, but “being the leader of the student section this year has been remarkable.” After leaving MHS, Peyton plans on attending The Ohio State University to study education.
By: Paige Yu
Karleigh Sutter is the daughter of Tricia and Martin Sutter and a highly involved senior at Marysville High School.
Karleigh has played on the soccer and basketball team for all four years of high school and makes the varsity team for both.
She is also a member of National Honors Society and Student Council.
During her free time, she volunteers at the Humane Society.
Karleigh’s favorite memory of MHS is having cookie day every week in AP US History. After high school, she plans on attending a 4-year college to major in exercise science. Karleigh will miss all of the friends she made over her years at Marysville.
By: Paige Yu
Connor Parks, son of Karol and Colin Parks, is an athletically involved student at Marysville High School.
Connor participated in football during his freshman year, basketball his freshman and sophomore year, and baseball for all of high school.
He was even the captain of the varsity baseball team during his junior year.
During his free time, Connor works at Mrs. Renison’s, participates in the YMCA basketball with friends, and volunteers for youth baseball camps.
After graduating from MHS, Connor plans on attending the University of Cincinnati to major in Finance.
He says he will miss all of the sporting events the most and all of the bonds he made with his teammates throughout his four years.
His favorite memory of MHS was in his sophomore year. Marysville upset 8th state rank over Grove City in the state baseball tournament to advance to the district finals.
Lastly, Connor would like to thank all of his teachers, friends, and family for all of the support and kindness they’ve given him throughout his childhood in Marysville.
By: Isabelle Shroyer
Alyssa Blumenschein is the daughter of Tony Blumenschein and Ameena Birchfield and is the stepdaughter of Tracy Blumenschein.
Alyssa demonstrates great leadership through her role in Student Council as pep rally committee chair and a leader of the MHS/MECHS student section.
Also, Alyssa is an active member of the National Honor Society and FFA. She has also been a wrestling statistician since 7th grade.
Alyssa will never forget the countless Friday nights of fun she experienced at all the football games.
In addition to sporting events, Alyssa will miss the bonds she created with her classmates and teachers throughout high school.
After leaving MHS, Alyssa plans on attending the University of Cincinnati to major in Biological Studies and pursue a career in the medical field.
MHS student orgs wrap up semester
By: Paige Yu
At the end of the first semester, numerous organizations at Marysville High School have wrapped up their year with many achievements.
National Honors Society had its annual Poinsettia fundraiser.
With a large number of members in the NHS this year, the students received a lot of orders. All of the profits go towards the Paw Tree, which gives gifts to MHS students in need to provide them with a better Christmas. With the profits from the Poinsettia fundraiser, numerous gifts were bought and gifted to students.
Rho Kappa, the Social Studies National Honors Society, recently organized a food drive.
Students donated nonperishables and brought them all to the Food Pantry. Rho Kappa is also working along with Pro Terra Nova to raise money for a water bottle refill station to reduce the use of plastic water bottles.
Lastly, the Global Scholars Diploma Program is working closely with the Columbus Council of World Affairs to raise awareness for global issues.
Every year, the year three students create a take action project to encourage others to be more mindful of the problems occurring in the world today.
As of right now, the students are wrapping up their research and ready to start the take action part of their projects.
Students at Marysville High School have done their best to spread happiness and help the community around them.
Foreign language dept. highlights year events
By: Maya Badhwar
The Spanish Department at MHS has had a fantastic first semester.
Several of the key highlights included the hosting of students from Segovia, Spain, the Hispanic Cultural Night Celebration, and the preparations in store for the new year, in which MHS’s very own students will travel to Segovia in March.
The students who came to visit Marysville from Segovia in September of this past year attended many functions and field trips that might be experienced by American teenagers and ended their visit with a special dance thrown in their honor by the MHS Student Council.
The Hispanic Cultural Night Celebration that occurred in November was a huge success. The program raised money for MHS students’ trip to Spain in the spring.
The next thing on the language department’s calendar? Saving up and holding fundraisers to give the select students going to Spain the opportunity of a lifetime.
Blood drive to be hosted
By: Megan Melish
The Student Council of MHS and MECHS have recently spread the holiday spirit by holding a blood drive led by the American Red Cross.
An additional high school blood drive will take place in February.
Around 20 students donated their blood, which will be distributed to patients in need. Currently, the Red Cross is experiencing a blood and platelet shortage, and any person who is eligible to donate is highly encouraged to give. Requirements to donate can be found on redcrossblood.org.
Choral program performs at Care Train
By: Megan Melish
The Marysville choral program recently performed in their annual winter concert to benefit the Union County Care Train on Saturday, December 14th.
The program, directed by Chris Hines, was accompanied by the Cardinal Health Chamber Orchestra of Dublin, Ohio as they featured songs such as the classic Hallelujah Chorus, a tradition for the choral group. Donations were accepted, all of which will benefit nearly 300 Marysville families in need .
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