Marathon High School News
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.
TSIC Students Visit FAU
On Wednesday, October 1, 27 Take Stock in Children (TSIC) students from KWHS, MHS, and CSHS attended an admissions session and tour at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton. The students had the opportunity to eat lunch in the student dining area, speak with a 2014 CSHS TSIC graduate about what the first semester in university is really like, attend an admissions information session with the Assistant Dean of Admissions and tour the university campus. One highlight of the tour is going to the university recreation center, where there is a statue of the FAU mascot, the Owl!
S.W.A.T. Members at Annual Region Conference
On Saturday, September 13, the Broward County Department of Health hosted the Region 4 annual Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) conference at its offices in Ft. Lauderdale. Representing Marathon Middle/High SWAT club at the conference were four current members: Rachel Philcox, Alyssa Turner, Bailey Sullivan and Mackenzie Helms. The girls hosted a round-table discussion on E-Cigs (electronic cigarettes), presenting youth from other counties in Region 4 information on the dangers, myths and rising use of this latest Big Tobacco product marketed towards our youth.
Thank You, Centennial Bank!
Thank you to Shelly at Centennial Bank in Marathon for the donation of check books, check registers, and blank checks! Students at Marathon High School will have the opportunity to learn Functional Math skills that will help prepare them for success after high school.
Konrath Selected for FHSAA Student Athlete Advisory Committee
Marathon High School junior Sydney Konrath has been selected to sit on the state-level FHSAA Student Athlete Advisory Committee for the next two years. She is one of four students representing Section 4 on the 16-member panel. The purpose of the advisory committee is to provide a voice for student-athletes within the FHSAA governance structure, in the following areas:
- Current issues facing student-athletes
- Input regarding rules and regulations
- Input on FHSAA special initiatives (e.g., sportsmanship campaign)
- Promotion of a positive image of the student-athlete
For more information about the Florida High School Athletic Association, visit www.fhsaa.org.
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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.