MM Science Olympiad Completes Another Successful National-Recognized Season!

The Marie Murphy Science Olympiad team continued their tradition of excellence with their performance this weekend at the National Tournament at Wright State University in Ohio. The team finished 8th place nationally marking the third consecutive year the team has finished in top-ten in the nation, and the 8th time in 10 years the team has finished in the top-ten nationally.

National Medalists included:

  • 2nd Place: Hovercraft – Eric Liu & Dodge Adams
  • 3rd Place: Crimebusters – Isabelle Hester & Chelsea Lu, Rocks and Minerals – Isabelle Hester & Mia Moline, and Towers – Violet Cue & Ian Quan
  • 5th Place: Wright Stuff – Zijun Deng & Brian Shen
  • 6th Place: Optics – Eric Liu & Brian Shen

Congratulations to team sponsors Jim Gravagna, Darren Persino, Peter Ogden and Shannon Wright as well as all of our parent coaches and volunteers!

 

The 2016-2017 Varsity Science Olympiad Team members were:

Dodge Adams
Dorothy Adams
Alexander Aronov
Violet Cue
Zijun Deng
Isabelle Hester
Xingyuan Huang
Mahin Lalani
Eric Liu
Chelsea Lu
Emilia McDougal
Mia Moline
Ian Quan
Brian Shen
Jeffrey Yuan
 
JV Team:
 
Alex Bailey
Elizabeth Feoktistov
Patrice Kao
Kaitlyn Kirkland
Anya Liu
Will Liu
Divya Mehta
Colin O’Donnell
Emily Quan
Ellie Song
Ryan Suh
Jonathan Wang
Thupten Wangpo
Nick Wilson

Marie Murphy Guys Volleyball Teams Claim Championships!

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The guys volleyball season wrapped up with conference championships for both the junior varsity and varsity teams.

The Varsity Vikings completed an 8-1 regular season with the only loss coming to Glencoe. The Vikings had an opportunity for revenge with a rematch against Glencoe in the North Shore Conference Tournament Championship. The Vikings prevailed winning the championship match two games to one. While both teams played well with many volleys that lasted for several minutes, in the end, the Vikings took the trophy with excellent digging, outstanding passing, and because they played as a team. The team included 5 players who had never played volleyball before as well as 9 returning players. The Varsity Vikings were coached by Ms. Kelli Lane

Not to be outdone, the Junior Varsity Vikings completed an undefeated regular season with a North Shore Tournament championship as well. The team defeated Washburne in the semi-finals setting up a championship match versus Glencoe. The Vikings prevailed, completing a perfect 15-0 season. The Junior Varsity Vikings were coached by Mr. Patrick Higgins.

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Marie Murphy Authors Recognized By Scholastic!

This week, several of Marie Murphy School’s most exceptional writers were recognized at the regional level of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Scholastic received a record number of submissions this year and Marie Murphy students were well represented in being lauded for their excellence. Writing on a variety of topics, our students were praised for their excellent submissions. Also encouraging were the number of Marie Murphy alumni recognized at the high school level of the competition.
Congratulations to all students who submitted!
Silver Key: 
  • Victoria Chan: Personal Essay/Memoir – First Night
  • Emilia McDougal: Personal Essay/Memoir – Piano
  • Chanel Pudrycki: Personal Essay/Memoir – The Holidays
  • Julia Stesal: Personal Essay/Memoir – The Great Truth
  • Emma Taylor: Journalism – Clinical Trial: Providing New Hope
  • Sarah Trunsky: Personal Essay/Memoir – Songa 2016
Honorable Mention:
  • Alena Balassa: Personal Essay/Memoir – A Christmas Walk
  • Isabelle Hester: Personal Essay/Memoir – Scrambled
  • Dahee Lee: Personal Essay/Memoir – Journal In America
  • Chelsea Lu: Personal Essay/Memoir – Stereotype
  • Divya Mehta: Personal Essay/Memoir – The Last Time
  • Divya Mehta: Personal Essay/Memoir – Tiramisu: The Day I Moved
  • Emma Taylor: Personal Essay/Memoir – Starbucks Runs and Family Fun

Click here for the full list of Scholastic Winners from the Chicago region.

Marie Murphy Artists Recognized by Scholastic!

This past week, several Marie Murphy students were recognized for artistic excellence in the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. MM students competed against 7-12th graders from over eight different states. Congrats to all MM students who competed!
The following students were recognized:
  • Julia Stesal – Honorable Mention (Ceramics)
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    Davina Shin – Honorable Mention (Drawing)
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    Chelsea Lu – Silver Key (Painting)
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    Daniel Martinez – Gold Key (Photography)
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    Violet Cue – Gold Key  (Drawing)
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    Juliana Gurevich – Gold Key(Painting), Silver Key(Drawing), Honorable Mention
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