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.
The PTC struck a chord with the Marie Murphy students when they arranged for an all-school assembly with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band. The hour-long performance was filled with music, stories and history that entertained everyone from 8th graders to preschoolers. As the performance ended, the band transitioned into the orchestra room so they could run a workshop with the Marie Murphy orchestra students.
See the photos below and read the article from the Wilmette Life!
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The JV girls volleyball team made Marie Murphy proud this season with their efforts throughout their 14 game schedule. The talent on the squad was evenly divided between the 6th and 7th grade players which speaks well for the future of Marie Murphy volleyball program. The growth in skill technique and teamwork throughout the season was excellent, as noted by other coaches in the conference. Coach Nick from Central School in Glencoe stated, “MM gave us the closest and most exciting games out of the other squads in the conference. I hope we get to play your girls in the next round because they are fearsome players that bring it.”
Sadly, the conference tournament ended in a loss to Glencoe in a close battle worthy enough of a two spot increase in the conference rankings. The individual, as well as team, gains resulted in a completely different team by the end of the season 6 weeks later. Coach Lane and Coach Higgins could not be prouder of our players’ attitude and effort put into our fast and exciting season of Marie Murphy volleyball 2016. The team succeeded as players, and as a team, because they came with the mentality to give the best you have received from the past to the best you may come to know in the future and the junior varsity girls exemplified this value.
The Marie Murphy Girls Varsity Volleyball Team placed 4th this season in the North Shore Independent Conference. The team members ranged from brand new players to athletes who were on the team all 3 years. Everyone was incredibly dedicated and willing to try anything to be their best!
The team will end their season this Friday afternoon at the Marie Murphy Fall Sports Award Assembly where they will take on the teachers in the annual Student-Faculty Volleyball Game!
The Marie Murphy Science Olympiad Team wrapped up another hugely successful year with a top-ten finish at the national competition. The 8th place finish marks the 5th time in the last 6 years that the Marie Murphy Science Olympiad Team has finished in the top ten nationally.
Competing against top teams from across the country at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, the team was led by medal-winning performances in the following categories:
- Food Science – National Champions; 1st Place: Sophia Ahn & Andrew Kearney
- Road Scholar – National Champions; 1st Place: Sophia Ahn & Jason Yuan
- Elastic Lauch Glider – National Runner Up; 2nd Place: Youngwon Kim & Petra Ilic
- Experimental Design – 4th Place: Sophia Ahn, Carol Klingler & Emilia McDougal
- Bottle Rocket – 4th place: Petra Ilic & Jeffrey Yuan
- Disease Detectives – 5th Place: Andrew Kearney & Chelsea Lu
- Bridge Building – 6th Place: Sophia Ahn & Jonathan Yuan
Congratulations to all members of the team, parent coaches & volunteers, and Coaches Mr. Gravagna, Mr. Persino, Mr. Ogden, and Ms. Wright on a incredibly successful season!