Archive | February, 2014

Owls Compete in Science Bowl

February 27, 2014

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The team of seniors Salman Haque and Garret Sullivan and juniors Richard Ouyang and Yunhua Zhao competed in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Tennessee Science Bowl on February 22. Answering challenging questions encompassing mathematics and the sciences, the students recorded seven wins and only one loss. “They were undefeated in the morning rounds but lost […]

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Burke Lauded for TMTA Presentation

February 26, 2014

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Mrs. Maria Burke’s recent presentation at the Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association annual conference inspired Ms. Ann Indingaro, TMTA Memphis co-chair, to write a letter to Mr. Clay Smythe ’85, Lower School principal, extolling Burke’s talent and experience. “Maria Burke’s knowledge and skill at presenting mathematics in new and innovative formats were obvious,” Indingaro wrote. “She […]

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Fudge Receives Distinguished Service Award

February 26, 2014

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Mr. Robert Fudge, technical director of theater, received the National Distinguished Service Award from the honor society of the Boy Scouts of America, the Order of the Arrow. The award is presented to Arrowmen “who have rendered distinguished and outstanding service to the order on a sectional, regional, or national basis.” It is presented every […]

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Owls Score at FBLA Conference

February 25, 2014

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Pictured above are FBLA members, front row, from left, Samuel Ostrow, Jason Stein, Jerry Rodriguez, Preston Roberts, Matthew Gayoso; second row, Grayson Lee, Alex Mansour, Aneesh Ram, Shivam Bhakta, Forest Colerick, Ashish Kumar; back two rows, Garret Sullivan, Mr. John Knaff, Tom Wells, William Lamb, Yunhua Zhao, Aditya Shah, Tucker Colerick, Bilal Siddiq, and Saatvik […]

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Students Inducted into Cum Laude Society

February 24, 2014

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Cum Laude Society members are pictured above, front row, from left: Jeffrey Zheng, Jack Hirschman, Yunhua Zhao, Sherman Tabor, Josh Hawkins, Tejvir Vaghela, Andy Sorensen, Samuel Ostrow, Richard Ouyang, Griffin Wilson; second row, Azeez Shala, Ashish Kumar, Chris Galvin, Reed Harrison, Tal Keel, Harrison Williams, Seamus Fitzhenry, Walker Sims, Hayden Meacham, Hamid Shirwany; back two […]

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Jiles Brings Black History into Focus

February 24, 2014

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Opening his presentation on Black History Month with an a cappella rendition of the 1905 hymn “His Eye is on the Sparrow,” senior Rashaan Jiles captured his chapel audience February 19. The song draws meaning from the Gospel according to Matthew, Jiles said. “Matthew 6:26 says, ‘Look at the birds of the air; they do […]

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Owl Delegation Attends Rhodes Model U.N.; Meacham Named Best Delegate

February 21, 2014

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Presenting, debating, and reporting on resolutions of worldly importance, students learned about the operation of the United Nations at the Rhodes College Model U.N. conference February 14-16. Hayden Meacham, a junior, was named Best Delegate for his portrayal of a French member of the International Press Corps. Meacham, one of the few IPC members new […]

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Schwartz Receives Youth Excellence Award

February 20, 2014

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Memphis University School senior Nick Schwartz accepted a Germantown Youth Excellence Award during a recent meeting held by the City of Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen. This award recognizes high school seniors who exemplify high academic achievement and who have made a significant difference in the lives of others. Schwartz is an MUS peer […]

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Robot Engineers Turn Failure into Missouri Championship Bid

February 20, 2014

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MUS robotics engineers have learned a powerful lesson this competition season: If at first you don’t succeed, build a better robot. After a disappointing FIRST Tech Challenge contest in Mountain Home, AR, last December, they retooled and took their creation to St. Louis in January, coming away with the award for best programming and a […]

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Student Offers a Death Row Perspective

February 14, 2014

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Senior Davis Howe met Nick Sutton through his mother, Rev. Amy Howe of Evergreen Presbyterian Church, who began writing to the death row inmate several years ago. Sutton was serving life in prison for three murders when he was convicted of killing another inmate and sentenced to death. Howe first began conversing with Sutton by […]

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