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Video: Sutphin named MCPS Ambassador of the Week Sutphin snapshot

Marion County High School junior Logan Sutphin has been named the MCPS Student Ambassador of the Week by ambassador advisors Laurie Followell and Troy Benningfield.

“Logan is very deserving of this recognition as he has proven to be one of our most prolific leaders this year,” Benningfield said. “He has participated in every single event we have had thus far and exemplifies what it means to work as part of a team. I respect his kindness, enthusiasm, and pride in The Knight Way! Logan is a pleasure to know and makes our program even better! Simply put, Logan Sutphin is AMAZING!”

This is Sutphin’s first year as a student ambassador.

Student Spotlight: MCHS senior Josie Benningfield an award-winning poet J Benningfield

For Marion County High School senior Josie Benningfield, writing poetry isn’t about entertaining others. 

“Some people write poetry for other people,” she said. “For me personally, I write poetry for myself. Sometimes it’s crazy up there and you need a place to gather your emotions and poetry is the best way I know how to do that.”

Nevertheless, her poetry has certainly been noticed by others. Last school year, Benningfield won the Beta poetry contest at the state convention and then traveled to Oklahoma City to compete at the national level during the summer.

Local professionals visit Glasscock Elementary for Career Day career day

Several local professionals from a variety of fields visited Glasscock Elementary recently for Career Day. Over 500 students from all grades participated as guests shared information and answered questions from students during the all-day event.

“The kids have been fabulous -- on their best behavior,” GES teacher Angela Burke said. Burke and other teachers helped organize the day’s events. “The students have been excellent. They’re very enthusiastic about the careers.”

Video: MCHS students discuss MyShield App Video: MCHS students discuss MyShield App

The MyShield app is an MCPS-exclusive digital tool that allows students to store evidence of their assignments, projects, and school-related activities that align with the district's Portrait of a Graduate