The Marquee

About us

The Marquee newsmagazine is the nationally and state recognized student-generated publication of Marcus High School in Flower Mound, TX. It is produced, edited and maintained through the efforts of the school’s advanced journalism class. The print edition is published monthly and our web edition is updated daily. The Marquee is designed to serve the school and community as a forum for open discussion and student expression.

The Marquee has a long history of receiving local, state and national awards. In 2007 and 2010, it won the Lonestar Award for sustained excellence from UIL and has received ILPC Stars for the last ten years running, including five Gold Stars. In 2009, the publication was ranked the 7th Best Newsmagazine in the nation at the JEA/NSPC convention in Washington D.C. In October 2010, The Marquee was named the second best newspaper in Texas at the TAJE convention in San Antonio.

The Marquee won a CSPA Silver Crown at the 2011 Columbia Press Association Convention in New York City.

It placed fifth place in Best of Show at the JEA/NSPA national convention in 2012. That same year, they also earned a Gold Star through ILPC and also received numerous individual awards.

In 2013, The Marquee earned an ILPC Gold Star, the highest state high school newspaper ranking, as well as staffers winning 21 individual awards including top sports feature in Texas. For CSPA, they won in 11 categories including design, photography and writing. They also won first place nationally in sports feature and third place in overall design.

The Marquee won 10 awards in 2013 at the Dallas Morning News High School Day. They swept the design category and won first in long feature and sports feature.

In 2014, it was one of only 11 schools awarded a Gold Crown by Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Then in 2015 and 2016 it was awarded a Silver Crown by CSPA, a Bronze Star and Silver Star from ILPC along with three Tops in Texas winners.

The Marquee won an ILPC Silver Star in 2017. It was also nominated for seven Tops in Texas awards and won Tops in Texas for Feature and Sports Feature. The publication was awarded second Best Newspaper at that year’s TAJE convention in San Antonio. 

In 2018, The Marquee was awarded a Silver Crown by CSPA, a prestigious national award only given to 50 other schools. It also won an ILPC Gold Star, which is a top state award, and a Tops in Texas award for Personal Column. 

So far in 2019, The Marquee has won a Bronze Star from ILPC and was an Honorable Mention for large newspapers at TAJE. While in Washington DC for the National High School Journalism Convention, the publication’s website got tenth place in Best of Show. They also won Superior in newswriting and Honorable Mention in feature writing. The Marquee was announced as a 2020 CSPA Crown Finalist for News and will find out which Crown it received in March 2020.

The Marquee encourages letters to the editor as a part of its mission to educate, inform and provide an open forum for debate. All submissions must be signed. The staff reserves all right to edit all material.

If you would like to exchange papers with us, send us your publication at

5707 Morris Road Flower Mound, TX 75028.

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