There is a lot to celebrate at Murray Middle School this spring
Some 1,000-plus people attend the school’s production of “The Lion King” in March, a record attendance.
The girls basketball team was just recently honored by the SPPS School Board as co-champions for the St. Paul City Conference.
The boys basketball team finished their season as St. Paul City Conference Champions.
More than 50 historians qualified for the Minnesota History Day regional competition and 27 qualified for state. The state competition is May 1 at the University of Minnesota. Results of the regional competition are: individual projects—Kendall Ross and Mikaela Brady with honorable mentions going to Analigia Batres-Pearson and Wyatt Crow; group exhibits—Livia Havens and Caroline Gauthier, Leandra Dahlke and Elena Purcell, Peter Wenger and Alex Miller, and Dylan Aarness and Joseph Hoang; individual documentary—honorable mentions went to Amira Boler, Robel Hayelom and Isabella Shapland; group documentary—Lily Barnes and Amelia Schucker with honorable mentions going to Anais Sax and Ong Vang; individual performance—Amelia Moseman, Nora Thomey and Maddie Neal; group performance—Fiona Blank and Anna Gaudio and Bridget Lee, Claire Driscoll and Fiona Juarez-Sweeney with honorable mentions going to Lila Seeba and Emilie Pagel; individual website—Sam Skinner, Soren Sackreiter and Chittra Xiong; and group website—Sami Banat and Olivia Ahrens and Kiersten Howatt and Lily Gordon.
Eight scientists competed in state science fair in April. The following students won awards: Charlie Rogers, bronze Minnesota Academy of Science Award; James Carlson, Office of Naval Research Award; Anna Gaudio, Wolfram Research Award and Dia Sorin Merit Award; Olivia Ahrens, Seagate Emerging Scientist Award and silver Minnesota Academy of Science Award; Massia Apet, Broadcom Masters Award, Wolfram Research Award and gold Minnesota Academy of Science Award; and Lucy Black, Bronze Minnesota Academy of Science Award.
Murray had a successful showing in the St. Paul City Debate Tournament hosted at Murray Middle School.
Journalism students are working on a project to tell the unique stories of our Murray community members. “We are Murray” will debut on Facebook and our Website very soon.
Band students are well rehearsed and working hard on fundraising efforts to ready themselves for a trip to Denver, Co. Students raised more than $700 while bagging groceries at Cub Foods in March.
Laura Weghorst, a special education teacher at Murray, is a semi-finalist for Minnesota Teacher of The Year.