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The first Marie Murphy Newsletter of the year has been published  – The Marie Murphy Chronicles. Issues will be published every few weeks and emailed to Marie Murphy families. Additionally, they’ll be posted here as well. Click on the link below to read the 20 September 2017 issue.

Marie Murphy Chronicles 20 September 2017

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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 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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MM Science Olympiad Team Travels to Wright State Invite

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The Marie Murphy Science Olympiad Team traveled to Wright State this weekend to compete in a national tournament featuring 60 teams from 13 different states, including those states champions and runners up. Awards were given to the top 8 teams.

Marie Murphy came in 7th overall, highlighting a strong overall performance from Illinois overall. Two other Illinois schools, Science and Arts and South, came in 15th and 16th respectively.

Marie Murphy students medaled in following events:

Bottle Rocket – 2nd – Jeffrey, Xingyuan & Alex
Crimebusters – 1st – Chelsea & Izzy
Disease Detectives – 8th – Chelsea & Xingyuan
Experimental Design – 1st – Dorothy, Emilia, & Mia
Food Science – 8th – Eric & Dorothy
Microbe Mission – 8th – Alex & Chelsea
Optics – 4th – Eric & Brian
Towers – 4th – Violet & Ian
Write it Do it -7th – Ian & Emilia

The team’s next competition is on February 11th at Grayslake and the annual Science Olympiad Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser is on March 4th.  See the photos below.

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