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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Several students were recognized for success in academics and fine arts March 13, 2013, by the Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees.

Those honored were:


Ethan Nguyen, McCulloch Junior High School seventh-grader, who earned a first place at a regional science fair at Ball State University last month and will go on to compete at the state and national levels. Learn more about Ethan’s accomplishment here. Also seen in the picture are Superintendent Steve Edwards, school board members Scott Murphy, Pam Hutchison, Harry Hall, Aaron Vermilion, Greg Kitts and Katie Morgan.



Zoe Stiles, a fourth-grader at Kendall Elementary School, and Annie Moore, a third-grader at Frances Slocum Elementary School, who both earned Gold Ribbons at the state level in the annual Symphony in Color contest that blends symphonic music and visual arts. Also honored but not pictured was Heidy Garrido, a first-grader at Kendall Elementary School, who was a Symphony in Color finalist. Learn more here. Also seen in the picture are Superintendent Steve Edwards, school board members Scott Murphy, Pam Hutchison, Harry Hall, Aaron Vermilion, Greg Kitts and Katie Morgan, along with art teacher Karen Fry.



Christian Kelley, an junior at Marion High School, who earned a Gold Rating at the annual Solo and Ensemble contest last month, and Kodie Young, an MHS sophomore who earned a Silver Rating at the same competition. Learn more here. Also seen in the picture are Superintendent Steve Edwards, school board members Scott Murphy, Pam Hutchison, Harry Hall, Aaron Vermilion, Greg Kitts and Katie Morgan, along with band teacher Wayne Garrett.
 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
MARION — Three Marion elementary school students, along with another formerly attending school here, earned high honors in the annual Symphony in Color statewide art competition.

Zoe Stiles, a fourth-grader at Kendall Elementary School, and Annie Moore, a third-grader at Frances Slocum Elementary School, along with her former schoolmate, Joseph Sawyer, who has since moved from the area, all earned Gold Ribbons at the state level in the annual contest that blends symphonic music and visual arts.

Gold Ribbon winners’ artwork is on display at the Hilbert Circle Theater, 32 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, from Feb. 25 through March 25, 2013.

Heidy Garrido, a first-grader at Kendall Elementary School, was a finalist at the state level, and her artwork will be on display along with the 99 other finalists and 10 honorable mentions from April 8 to May 5, 2013, at the Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis.

More than 30,000 students in grades kindergarten through sixth from across the state participate in the competition, presented by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Association and Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Each year, five musical selections are chosen from the current ISO season, and art teachers across the state utilize the selections in a special activity, in which students produce artwork inspired by the music played for them.

This year’s musical selections were “Four Sea Intrusions” by Britten; “Sinfonia Sevilana, Opus 23; Finale” by Turina; “Symphony No. 4, Scherzo” by Bruckner; “Symphony No. 3, Finale” by Saint-Saens; and “Gallop from Masquerade Suite” by Khachaturian.