At the start of the 2023 school year, it was announced that four students from Marion High School were honored through the College Board National Recognition Programs. Senior Lillia Fisher, and juniors Nathaniel Beck, Caleb Hawkins, and Michael Herrington were awarded in the Rural and Small Town category, one of four categories historically underrepresented in the ranks of college-goers according to Marion Community Schools’ press release. The College Board connects honorees with higher education opportunities across the country.
Lillia Fisher plans to study psychology to become a trauma therapist. She plays tennis, swims and helps coach middle school swimming, and is part of Mu Alpha Theta, Science National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, and Quiz Bowl. Outside of school, Fisher is a summer camp counselor.
Nathaniel Beck enjoys math and science, mainly chemistry, and plans to study environmental chemistry or chemical engineering. Beck is active in Mu Alpha Theta, Spanish and Science National Honor Societies, Junior Class Representatives, and Student Senate. He plays soccer, wrestles, runs cross-country and track and field, and volunteers at sporting events. Beck also attends youth group at JC Bodyshop at College Wesleyan Church.
Caleb Hawkins plans on attending college at Indiana Wesleyan University to study history, literature, or a humanities field. He runs cross-country, having trained for and completed nine half-marathons and one marathon. Hawkins is in the National Society of High School Scholars, plays in Wind Ensemble. He also volunteers at REAL Community Covenant Church.
Michael Herrington plans to study chemistry in college, and run track and/or cross-country. He currently runs, swims, and is in Science National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and Student Senate. Herrington also attends JC Bodyshop youth group at College Wesleyan.
The four students from Marion High School were among 72,000 awarded across the country in 2023.
To learn more about the College Board National Recognition Programs, visit collegeboard.org.