College Board Honorees from MHS Share

Oct 12, 2023  |  Layla Price-Bodkin

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 col​lege​board​.org.

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