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Science Fair Winners

The Marathon High School Science Department would like to congratulate the following students for their hard work on their science fair projects that have been selected to compete in the Monroe County Regional Science Fair which will be held at Switlik Elementary School on Saturday, January 24, 2015. 
Winners are as follows:

Middle School Individual Projects
1st Place – Ryan Kutros
2nd Place – Delaina Ross
3rd Place – NIKIFOROVA, Katia
Runner up –Casey Hamilton

Middle School Group Projects
1st Place – Izaiah Morales, Leslie Martinez and Miguel Avena
2nd Place – Gabby Lera and Tucker Carlson
High School Individual Projects
1st Place – Zack Hill
2nd Place – Andie Devitt
3rd Place – Hannah Child
Runner up – Mairel Brenes
High School Group Projects
1st Place  - Carlie Mehan, Micaela Coger, and Hannah Gracy
2nd Place – Alyssa Turner and Mackenzie Helms
Math Students Create Holiday Ornaments
Math teacher Jessica Richard's students recently created geometric shaped holiday ornaments for their second marking period projects.  Check out their work:

Seth Landry named District's Sunshine State Scholar!

Superintendent of Schools Mark T. Porter has announced that Seth Landry from Marathon High School will represent the Monroe County School District at the Sunshine State Scholars Program in February 2015. 

Seth currently has a 4.52 weighted GPA.  “Research is what I wish to pursue, because everything begins with research in order to find the problems and their solutions,” stated Landry. “There are so many unanswered mysteries, and as progress moves forward, even more appear. I want to be able to understand them, know where they are and what they do, and apply it all towards new discoveries so I can solve these problems.”
Superintendent Mark Porter commented, “Seth Landry is a truly exemplary representative of the Monroe County Schools in the Sunshine State Scholar program.  Seth’s accomplishments at Marathon High School and throughout his career are a tribute to his ability and work ethic, and a tribute to his supportive parents and teachers as well.  We are proud of Seth Landry and his accomplishments.  Congratulations!”
The District scholar, parents, and a teacher who has had a significant influence will be invited to travel to Orlando for a two-day program. (Click here for additional information)

Senior Yearbook Ads

What is a senior ad?
The back section of the yearbook is reserved for parents to send messages of love and congratulations to their graduating senior.  Parents can include baby pictures, photos from sporting events, family vacations, etc.

How much do senior ads cost?
Business Card:  $30 (one photo only)
Quarter Page:  $75 (up to 3 photos)
Half Page:  $125 (up to 5 photos)
Full Page:  $250 (up to 10 photos*)
*Parents who choose to create their own ads mounted on 8 1/5 x 11” poster board can add as many photos as they wish.
Checks should be made payable to Marathon High School

How do I purchase an ad?
Send your ad material to Mrs. McDonald.  Materials include the photos you wish to use, a rough sketch including what you want your ad to look like.  Be sure to label which picture goes where on your sketch.  You can send the materials in to the school via the front office or email Mrs. McDonald at to arrange a time to meet in person.  Before your ad is submitted to the yearbook company, you will receive a proof page to see what your page will look like in the book. You can also ask this year’s editor, Samantha Bonilla, for details and some general help with layout & design.

What is the deadline?
January 26th, 2:30 pm.  This is a very strict publishing deadline.  No ads can be accepted after this date.

Helpful hints:
Please do not send original, one-of-a-kind photographs.  High quality reproductions can be made locally at Walgreens or CVS.
Use high-quality pictures, especially for those you wish to enlarge.
Enlarging pictures in your ad can cause pixilation or blurriness in some pictures.
Do not send in embarrassing or inappropriate pictures.  These cannot be included in your ad.
Be sure your written messages are proofed by someone else before you send them in.
Look at old yearbooks for ideas!
Be sure to remember to purchase a yearbook, too!

Want to find out what's happening at Marathon High School?  Click on the Announcements & Information link on the left, then on Announcements to see up-to-date information about events at MHS and in the Marathon community!


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Florida State Student Astronaut Challenge

Marathon High School recently sent ten students (two teams of five) to qualify for the Florida State Student Astronaut Challenge, hosted by NASA and the Kennedy Space Center. The qualifier consisted of a 100 question multiple choice test based on the history and science of rockets and the Space Program. Fifteen teams (five per region) were selected from the top scorers from the regional qualifiers to participate in the state competition to be held at the Kennedy Space Center in February 2015. In the state competition, teams will compete in events that focus on the demonstration of knowledge and understanding of the field of aerospace science as well as problem solving skills and performance within a space shuttle flight simulator. One of our teams qualified top in the South Region and 10th overall in the state, allowing them to move on to compete in the state competition. Members of the qualifying team are: Reef Landrum, John Galjanic, Sharon Rodriguez, Carlos O’Farrill, and Seth Landry. Congratulations to these students, and good luck in February!
Also pictured are members of the second team from MHS: Jamine Guo, Kevin Zheng, Collin Marrs, Arianna Arce, and Anthony Proudnik.

Photo courtesy of team sponsor Julia Mathews.

Community Service Form

The purpose of the high school community service program is to encourage students to undertake volunteer activities in Monroe County. This program can enhance awareness of community problems and engage students in becoming agents of change. Community service is defined as volunteer hours donated to a selected organization that is non-profit in nature. Students give back to the community by sharing their talents, time and resources. Moreover, completion of minimum numbers of service hours is one requirement of the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program as well as of other scholarships.

Click here to access a Community Service Form.

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