Murray’s school play was a great success. Erin Dooley, producer of “Into the Woods, Jr.,” along with Murray Middle School thanks the crew (under the guidance of Eileen Slagle and Eric Karn), sound and lighting crew (under the guidance of Carrie Bittner), parents and community volunteers who made the play possible. And a special thanks to the talented students who put on three amazing performances. Thanks to everyone who came to the play and supported the program, now in its 15th year.

Food drive a success

Citizenship and service is alive and well at Murray. The school’s National Junior Honor Society’s food drive collected more than 1,700 pounds of food for the local food shelf and its toy drive brought in a large donation to the crisis nursery.

The Honor Society has more than 30 students volunteering for 20-plus hours each year in support of the school and larger community. Students in the special-services program made cards of encouragement for families using the Meals on Wheels service and spent time caring for the school’s courtyard.

Boys basketball wins!

The boys basketball team finished its season with a winning 10-2 record.

State Science Fair

The following 11 scientists competed in the State Science Fair on March 20-22: Valerie Bares, Celia Olson, Ella Vadnais, Henrie Friesen, Eli Powell, Thomas Heesch, Kathy Tang, Zoe Ward, Amira Boler, Maasia Apet, James Carlson and Lila Seeba.

The following students received specialty and sponsor awards: Henrie Friesen, Office of Naval Research Award; Maasia Apet, Welsch’s Sweeping Northern Star Award and Bronze Award; Valerie Bares,
Henrie Friesen, Celia Olson and Eli Powell, Broadcam Masters Award; James Carlson, Lila Seeba and Ella Vadnais, Wolfram Research Mathematica Award; Eli Powell and Celia Olson, Seagate Top 10% Award; Valerie Bares, Minnesota Academy of Science Eighth Grade Paper Medal and Gold Award; Henrie Friesen and Eli Powell, Silver Award; and Celia Olson, Gold Award.

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