Marion Harding High School (Ohio)

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Marion Harding High School
1500 Harding Hwy E
Marion, Ohio
United States
Coordinates 40°35′35″N 83°05′27″W / 40.59296°N 83.090874°W / 40.59296; -83.090874Coordinates: 40°35′35″N 83°05′27″W / 40.59296°N 83.090874°W / 40.59296; -83.090874
Type Public high school
Opened 1953 (original building)
2003 (new building)
School district Marion City School District
Principal Kirk Koennecke
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1500
Color(s) Red & black         
Athletics conference Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference (MOAC)
Team name The Presidents (Prexies)
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Marion Harding High School

Marion Harding High School is a public high school in Marion, Ohio. It is the only high school in the Marion City School District. The school mascot is the Presidents (often shortened to Prexies) and is symbolized by an eagle named Warren G. They are currently a member of the Mid Ohio Athletic Conference (MOAC)

The school was named after Marion's most famous son, Warren G. Harding. The original school site is a mere 1/2 mile from the Harding Memorial, which is one of the largest presidential memorial located outside of the Washington D.C. area. In 2003, a new high school was erected with assistance of state funds offered for the replacement and/or upgrade of older school facilities. The old building now houses Grant Middle School.

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

Notable Alumni[edit]

  • John Courtright, Former MLB player (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jeff Ratliff, an Ohio State wrestling All-American and was a part of the 2003 Ohio State accomplishment of getting the highest score in NCAA tournament in school history until recently winning the NCAA. Jeff now is Harding's wrestling coach

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