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In recognition of the 100th day of school, students at Marion Math, Science, and Technology Magnet School (MST) collected canned goods for Hope House Ministries. A total of 2,650 cans were collected during the project.

After collecting the items, students and staff turned the cans into artwork. (See photos below.) Ms. Jessica Doyle, Ms. Amy Morgan, Ms. Hannah Wells, and Ms. Christina Bolden led the cans-to-art efforts.

Grade levels competed to see which class could bring the most items, with the kindergarten class taking first place. MST is grateful to Tommy Martin and Pizza Pro for donating the pizza prize.

Cans will be picked up next Monday and delivered to Hope House, along with sweet cards made by students. Thanks also go out to Richard Sagaskey and crew and the sixth-grade leadership team for helping re-box the goods.

 MST is one of three magnet elementary schools in the Marion School District. With a growing enrollment of nearly 3,900 students, the Marion School District is committed to helping students develop the academic, social, and decision-making skills needed to become productive citizens in the rapidly changing technological world. For enrollment information, including information on school choice, visit or call 870-739-5100.