Archive | November, 2013

Gratitude … That Might Have Been

November 22, 2013

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Editor’s Note: Mr. Norman Thompson, instructor in English for 42 years, shared his reflections on gratitude with students and faculty in chapel on November 20. His wisdom and eloquence so resonated with us that we were compelled to share this bounty with you.  by Mr. Norman Thompson As once again the seasons of the year […]

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Latin Fans Flock to Fall Festivus

November 21, 2013

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The Owls hosted Latin Fall Festivus on campus November 16, graciously welcoming175 participants from 10 schools to compete in challenges inspired by the classics. Fifty-six MUS competitors ably defended their turf, winning or placing in 10 competitions. “I’m very pleased that this has become such a successful community event,” Mr. Ryan Sellers, instructor in Latin […]

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National Civil Rights Museum President Tells of Renovation, Encourages Involvement

November 21, 2013

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Ms. Beverly Robertson, president of the National Civil Rights Museum, spoke at chapel November 15 about the $40 million renovation project that is improving the visitor experience and setting up an endowment that will secure the institution into the future. She urged students to get involved with the museum and its programs, especially with the […]

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Students Read, Write, and Win During Teen Read Week

November 19, 2013

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The Hyde Library staff hosted contests, cookie receptions, and nationally known author Mr. T.A. Barron to celebrate Teen Read Week, a yearly national observance in October to promote reading. Barron spoke at chapel November 1, signed his books, and met with about 30 students interested in writing. (See story here.) For the annual Reading Contest, […]

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Scribe to Scribes: Author T.A. Barron Meets with Aspiring Owl Writers

November 19, 2013

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After Mr. T. A. Barron collected 32 rejection letters for his first novel, he turned to business, becoming president of a venture capital company in New York City. But he couldn’t stop writing. “I would get up very early in the morning to write, duck out of dinner meetings and write, do character sketches of […]

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Owls Score at Pro2Serve Math Contest

November 18, 2013

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The Owls scored high in the Pro2Serve Math Contest at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, November 14. Junior Yunhua Zhao was a Top-10 scorer, earning him a $16,000 scholarship to UTK should he decide to attend the school. In a field of 64 teams from large and small schools for the double-elimination Math Bowl, the team […]

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Varsity Golf: State Championship Crowns Season

November 12, 2013

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by Andrew Millen ’08 Welcoming back six of their top golfers from last year’s team, the 2013-14 varsity golf squad was poised for a successful season. With solid contributions from the newcomers and the returning seniors, the team racked up a 34-14-1 overall record, winning both the regional tournament and the state tournament to claim […]

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Owls Make Eagle

November 9, 2013

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MUS students achieving the Eagle Scout rank last spring included (from left) Bennett Wilfong, Dub Sorrells, Charlie Goodfellow, Clayton Turner, and Grayson Lee. They were honored March 22 at MUS during the Chickasaw Council Eagle Scout Recognition Banquet. Other students receiving the honor in 2012-13 included Austin Pretsch, Ethan Pretsch, Edwin Hussey, and Patton Orr. […]

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Student Ambassadors on the Job

November 9, 2013

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The 2013-14 student ambassadors are (front row, from left) Griffin Wilson, Max Meyer, Yunhua Zhao, Hays Moreland, Connor Wright, Zack Whicker, and Alex Carruthers; (second row) Jeff Guenther, Pierce Rose, Townsend Warren, Michael Reddoch, Sherman Tabor, and Will Farnsworth; (third row) Ted Helmhout, Zach Walker, Hayden Meacham, Brad Jarratt, and Richard Ouyang; (back row) Ty […]

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Chess Kingpins Claim Consecutive Titles

November 9, 2013

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Andy Sorensen ’14 (right) claimed the individual chess title in the Tennessee Chess Association’s state tournament held February 16 in Cookeville. Last year’s state champion, Nathan Vogt ’13 (left), placed fourth. More than 400 students competed in the TCA’s regional tournaments, and 25 competitors battled it out in the state tournament. The five-man team of William Lamb, Jackson Moody, Amit […]

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