Meet the Class of 2019 — Manny


Manny University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Evans Scholarship Recipient — Full Tuition and Housing Hometown: Roseland >> MEET THE CLASS OF 2019 In his own words: "My favorite memories at MPA came during our Project Week trip to South Korea. It was a life-changing experience. Also, I will remember all the amazing sports teams I was a part of in my time at the Academy." From his teachers: "It has been a joy to get to know Manny this year in Spanish class. Manny is a well-rounded individual who has demonstrated excellence not only in academics, but athletics and leadership as well. [...]

Meet the Class of 2019 — Manny2019-05-02T20:43:14-05:00

Malcolm Award Winners Recognized at Volunteers Appreciation Dinner


We celebrated the parents, alumni parents, alumni, and friends who contribute their time and talents to the Morgan Park Academy community, including the sixth annual Thomas Malcolm Volunteer Award winners, at our annual volunteer appreciation dinner on April 26, 2019. "We could not do this without your help and support," Head of School Mercedes Z. Sheppard told volunteers. "We as faculty and staff come to work every day with a common mission, which is to foster the best possible learning environment for these children. It makes all the difference when our volunteers are so enthusiastic and involved. "Together, we have created [...]

Malcolm Award Winners Recognized at Volunteers Appreciation Dinner2019-05-01T11:05:35-05:00

Eighth-Graders Honored at Student Leadership Breakfast


Morgan Park Academy's Olivia Fitch and Sean Sutton were among a dozen local eighth-graders chosen to participate in the annual student leadership breakfast hosted at the Academy by Alderman Matt O’Shea, State Senator Bill Cunningham, and State Representative Fran Hurley on April 26, 2019. Olivia and Sean were selected by Middle School faculty for this honor for not only filling traditional leadership roles in their class, but also leading by example as positive, enthusiastic contributors to the MPA community. "Sean and Olivia have demonstrated positive leadership in their various roles as National Junior Honor Society members, House Leaders, and Student Council [...]

Eighth-Graders Honored at Student Leadership Breakfast2019-04-26T11:45:15-05:00

Meet the Class of 2019 — Amaya


Amaya Howard University Hometown: Calumet Park In her own words: "I will always remember the fun times I had during basketball practice with my teammates and while working MPA's summer sports camp for the past three years, where I met so many bright, enthusiastic, and fun kids." From her teachers: "Amaya was one of the main reasons for the success of the basketball team the past four years. As a captain she led by example and was a role model for the rest of the team. Her senior season was full of individual milestones, including a season points record and finishing [...]

Meet the Class of 2019 — Amaya2019-04-26T09:19:15-05:00

Academic Challenge Team Wins 6 Medals at State Finals


Morgan Park Academy’s Academic Challenge Team continued its history of success at the state finals, winning six medals for top-3 finishes in math and science subjects on April 22, 2019, at Eastern Illinois University. Competing against students from similarly sized schools, MPA placed five students on the medal stand: senior Bryan Coronado, first in math and second in computer science; senior Will Wei, second in physics; senior Tony Tang, third in physics; freshman Merlin Mo, second in engineering graphics; and senior Ethan Deng, third in engineering graphics. Two other MPA students, sophomore Oscar Zhang and freshman Tom Gu, also competed at [...]

Academic Challenge Team Wins 6 Medals at State Finals2019-05-09T21:54:48-05:00

Global Week 2019 – Exploring the History of Chicago


Editor’s Note: Morgan Park Academy’s global curriculum culminates each March with a school-wide week of global explorations, this year including an Upper School exploration of the history of Chicago. By Hannah Sipich ’22 I have lived in Chicago my entire life and have seen almost everything of importance in the city — or so I thought. For Project Week this year, our group explored the history of Chicago. I never thought that a history trip of my home city would be so interesting. I learned a great deal and would have never guessed that Chicago was so complex and important. The [...]

Global Week 2019 – Exploring the History of Chicago2019-04-25T19:55:50-05:00

Meet the Class of 2019 — Juliana


Juliana Columbia College Chicago Major: Creative Writing Hometown: Beverly In her own words: "After spending 13 years here at Morgan Park Academy, it is incredibly hard to pick one memory to be my favorite. All I can say is I have made friends for life here, and am who I am because of this place. I have had experiences overseas that I had only dreamed of. Altogether, every moment has been memorable." From her teachers: "Julie has been a joy to have in my math classes and in my advisory group. She is always willing to help out a friend in [...]

Meet the Class of 2019 — Juliana2019-04-22T10:12:31-05:00

Meet the Class of 2019 — Maya


Maya New York University's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music Hometown: Monee In her own words: "One thing I learned as a member of the MPA community is that life is what you make of it. Throughout my years here I have been taught to value hard work and friendships. I will always remember the time I’ve spent with friends in the fourth-floor lounge dreaming about what we will accomplish in our lives. My favorite times at MPA have been spent in places where I was able to question the complex makings of the global society, whether this was in the [...]

Meet the Class of 2019 — Maya2019-04-22T10:08:45-05:00

Meet the Class of 2019 — Reese


Reese Illinois State University Hometown: Morgan Park In his own words: "My favorite memories of MPA are of the basketball team and this year's Project Week trip to South Korea. Both experiences introduced and solidified friendships that will last me a lifetime." From his teachers: "Reese has the most infectious smile that can brighten up any room. He is consistently the best example of a genuine person; he is selfless and helpful no matter what the day or the situation. He has embraced so many opportunities at MPA, from sports to Business Professionals of America. I have never seen Reese enter [...]

Meet the Class of 2019 — Reese2019-05-28T16:37:45-05:00
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