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She’s A Fair Queen!

Marion Center’s own royalty.. Olivia Short!!!
Olivia Short, our 2023 fair queen (Indiana County Fair Instagram)
  1. Olivia Short, a junior here at Marion Center, was crowned as Indiana County Fair Queen for the 2023 season. Along with her alternate fair queen, Rylee Lee, a 2023 graduate of Purchase Line, the Indiana County Queens were at the fair representing themselves, their families, and their schools. On August 29th, the Marion Center Marching Band hosted the Indiana County Fair’s Band Night, the band performed their halftime show with our queen trumpet player, Olivia Short.

[above] Olivia Short and her trumpet (Patrick Cloonan)
[above] Olivia Short and Rylee Lee (Jessica Uptegraph)

[above] Olivia Short and Julia King (2022 Indiana County Fair Queen) (Jessica Uptegraph)














Olivia shows sheep, goats, and steers (male cattle). Olivia says, “Being fair queen has been the best and in a way most challenging experience ever. Not only did it challenge me as a livestock shower to have really good time management but it also challenged my social abilities. I was fortunate to meet people of all ages and diversities during the week. Being fair queen has helped me appreciate how much work goes into making my fair the best it can be. I am looking forward to the year of representing my fair and can’t wait for the state convention!” With the Indiana County Fair ended, Olivia and the MCHS Marching Band will be traveling to other fairs, be sure to go and support our royalty and our band!

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Molly Spence, Assistant Editor
"Remember there is good in this world, and bad, and ugly." -Unknown Welcome to The Stinger! My name is Molly Spence, I am a class of 2026 sophomore student and the assistant editor here, for The Stinger. I am involved in the Newspaper, Marion Center Marching Band as part of the color guard, Athena Club, and theatre programs here at Marion Center. When I'm not here at school, I am with my ducks. I have two ducks that mean the world to me. I love ducks, they're an important part of my life. This is my second year in Newspaper, and second year as assistant editor. I have been in Athena for two years and am currently one of the secretaries for the club. By being a part of The Stinger, I want to make everyone's voice heard and leave no one behind, because after all, we, Marion Center high school students, are all in this together.
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