Jim Mitchell ’61 Honored with Duchossois Alumni Award


Jim Mitchell ’61 delivered the commencement address and received the Richard L. Duchossois ’40 Integrity and Values Alumni Award at Morgan Park Academy’s 142nd graduation exercises on June 6, 2015. A devoted alumnus and a successful business leader of unimpeachable character, Mitchell carries with him a lifetime of professional achievements and service to his community and alma mater that distinguishes him among his fellow alumni. He served on the Academy’s Board of Trustees from 2007-2014, including four years as chair. "It was wonderful to be able to celebrate Jim Mitchell," said Mercedes Z. Sheppard, Morgan Park Academy's Head of School. "He [...]

Jim Mitchell ’61 Honored with Duchossois Alumni Award2018-07-20T12:43:14-05:00

Seventh-Grader Honored by Mayor as Chicago Chess Champion


Morgan Park Academy seventh-grader Deniz Gulecyuz earned an audience with the mayor, being honored at a City Council meeting with a group of youth chess champions after winning the top division at the Greater Chicago Chess Championships.   Having won the K-12 varsity division, the highest of eight divisions, in February, Deniz was among several players and teams from the the Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation recognized by the mayor and the City Council in April.   “I really wish not just the whole city, but the whole country could see these students,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said at the council meeting. “This is [...]

Seventh-Grader Honored by Mayor as Chicago Chess Champion2018-08-14T12:33:06-05:00

Upper School Awards 2015


Graduating seniors and other Upper School students received a host of annual awards at Commencement and our Awards Night celebration. PHOTO GALLERY: AWARDS NIGHT AND NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTION Hadyn E. Jones Cup: Analiese Batchelor Awarded to the class valedictorian as determined by the administration, based on the four-year cumulative grade-point average. To be eligible, a student must have attended the Academy for at least three years, including 11th and 12th grades. The winner receives a gold plaque and has his or her name inscribed on the cup. Harry D. Abells Award: Nina Rathi Awarded to the class salutatorian, based on four-year cumulative [...]

Upper School Awards 20152018-07-20T13:03:07-05:00

Seniors Celebrate College Acceptances, Scholarship Awards


Morgan Park Academy's graduating seniors had some very exciting options as they made their college decisions this spring. The Class of 2015 gained admission at elite national schools such as University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, Brown University, Johns Hopkins University, Vanderbilt University, Washington University in St. Louis, New York University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, Case Western Reserve University, George Washington University, and University of Michigan. Also featured on the collective list of acceptances were many of the nation's top liberal arts schools, including Amherst College, Wellesley College, Bowdoin College, Carleton College, Claremont McKenna College, and Haverford College. Students [...]

Seniors Celebrate College Acceptances, Scholarship Awards2019-02-22T23:41:41-06:00
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