Archive | March, 2014

Delegates Earn Honors at State Youth in Government Conference

March 31, 2014

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Owl delegates distinguished themselves at the Tennessee YMCA Youth in Government Conference at the State Capitol March 27-30, coming away with impressive honors, including Outstanding Bill, Outstanding Statesman, five officer positions for next year’s conference, and two delegate positions for the national conference this summer. Ms. Jenny Fernandez, instructor in Spanish, and Mr. Davie Smith, […]

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MUS State Mathcounts Champion

March 26, 2014

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Hard work and long hours of practice paid off for the Owl Mathcounts team, which captured the 2014 Tennessee championship. In addition Chang Yu was the state’s top-scoring student. Eighth-grade team members Jackson Moody, Akaash Padmanabha, Rick Reinhard, and Yu traveled with Coach Loyal Murphy ’86, instructor in math, to the Tennessee Engineering Center in […]

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Sowell Volunteer of the Year

March 24, 2014

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Mrs. Analice Sowell, chair of the Department of Science, is Local Section Outreach Volunteer of the Year for the American Chemical Society. She is among 65 volunteers across the country recognized by the ACS Committee of Community Activities for exemplary outreach efforts in their local sections. Several times a year over the last decade, Sowell […]

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Owls Trained as Truancy Mentors

March 6, 2014

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When junior Jason Stein heard Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich speak about the problem of truancy in Memphis, he was moved to action. “How can I help?” he said to Weirich after her address to the student body last fall. That question led to Stein becoming the youngest mentor in the Shelby County […]

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Keel Honored with President’s Volunteer Service Award

March 6, 2014

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Senior Tal Keel has been recognized for his extensive volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, is an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service, administered by Points of […]

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