Marathon High School

InFINite possibilities: Kevin Freeman

InFINite possibilities: Kevin Freeman

Coach Kevin Freeman ready for school, three new seasons With 18 years of experience teaching at Marathon High School, Kevin Freeman is ready to start the 2017-18 school year teaching physical education, leadership, and driver’s education. In addition to his school-hours job, he’s the coach for varsity girls’ volleyball and softball and boys’ basketball. “Volleyball […]

Take Stock students graduate – 50 earn full scholarships

Take Stock students graduate – 50 earn full scholarships

“Mentors open the doors of possibilities, putting the students on a path of success,” said Take Stock in Children President and CEO Madeline Pimariega during the ceremony when 50 students graduated from the program last Saturday. The program has graduated 521 students overall, with an average 3.5 G.P.A. Congressman Carlos Curbelo was on hand for […]

MHS goes to Washington, D.C.

MHS goes to Washington, D.C.

Students’ educational trip emphasizes course material “They are so pumped. They can’t stop talking about it,” said Marathon High School teacher Katie Balazs. “I can barely teach my class.” The trip for 16 students in the AP (Advanced Placement) Government class is almost a year in the making. Balazs and her students began planning it […]

#News: Girl finds message in a bottle

#News: Girl finds message in a bottle

On Saturday the 13th, about 20 students and volunteers turned up at Marathon High School to participate in the international Coastal Cleanup. (Last year, approximate 648,000 volunteers in 92 countries picked up about 12 million pounds of trash.) The kids found tons of garbage — plastic and glass bottles, buckets and buoys — and in […]

#News: Two MHS seniors named National Merit semifinalists

#News: Two MHS seniors named National Merit semifinalists

In some ways, Reef Landrum and John Galjanic are ordinary kids — they like exploring on their bikes, shooting hoops and spearfishing. In other ways, they are extraordinary, both at the top of their academic game. Both young men, seniors at Marathon High School, have been named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition. Only […]

Benefit raises scholarship money for Keys kids

Benefit raises scholarship money for Keys kids

The ninth annual Nate Grill Softball Tournament will be played at the Marathon Community Park ball fields this weekend. Twelve teams — locals only — will slug it out to raise scholarship money for Marathon youth. “This year’s contest features all local teams. Although the out-of-town competition from previous years was great, it became more […]

Seafood and Eat It! And Listen to the Music! – Florida’s Original Seafood Festival is set to Rock Out!

Seafood and Eat It! And Listen to the Music! – Florida’s Original Seafood Festival is set to Rock Out!

It’s time for our town’s biggest event, and it’s the Florida Keys second largest event behind only Fantasy Fest. That’s right – it’s Seafood Festival Weekend! While everyone knows that the real star of the show is the fresh Florida Keys seafood, and the Festival itself is a celebration of our commercial fishermen and their […]

Bring a guest and come to the fest

Bring a guest and come to the fest

Seafood lovers can savor a “fisherman-to-fork” feast of indigenous fish, shrimp, lobster and stone crab claws at Marathon’s sumptuous signature foodie fair, the Original Marathon Seafood Festival, set for Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9. More than 20,000 revelers are expected to descend on Marathon Community Park, MM 49 oceanside, to munch on mahi-mahi, crackers piled […]

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