Kaitlyn Mullings closed her MPA basketball career with a flourish, advancing through regional and sectional competitions to place second in IHSA Class 1A in the 3-point shootout on Feb. 28, 2020. In the finals at Illinois State University, the senior forward hit 9 of 15 to become one of four shooters in the championship round, where she nailed eight 3-pointers to tie for first place. Illini Central's Kyndel Arthalony won the tiebreaker round. Mullings is the first MPA basketball player, boy or girl, to advance to the championship round of the state 3-point shootout. She and teammate Sheridan Harris also received [...]
Senior forward Kaitlyn Mullings and freshman forward Sheridan Harris received All-State honorable mention by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association, capping a season that saw the MPA varsity girls earn a program-record 22 wins and a seventh regional championship. The two players led the Warriors (22-7) in scoring and rebounding this season, each averaging a double-double. Mullings averaged 11.7 points and 11.9 rebounds per game, and finished the season by placing second in the state in the 3-point shootout. Harris also scored 11.7 points per game and grabbed a team-high 13.7 rebounds per game. This marks the third straight year that coach [...]
Congratulations to the newest members of the Morgan Park Academy chapter of the National Junior Honor Society! NEW INDUCTEES Amaya Allen Morgan Butney Chase Cannonie Lauren Fifer Braelyn Hall Sophia Hasan Oriah Hill Jevon Hobbs Karmyn Jackson Najja King Walter Lopez Tyler Moore Madison Olimene Ethan Rigor Caitlin Robinson EXISTING MEMBERS Michael Amberg Trinity Bazile Ayva Beal Leona Bergin Tess Concannon Kelsey Frazier Samara Harris Jia Kamin Phoenix McGruder Kaylie Schmidt Annie Thompson Jonah Weathers
Morgan Park Academy students, faculty, and staff celebrated Black History Month on Feb. 25, 2020, with an inspired and inspiring celebration of African-American and African history and cultures, through song, dance, and presentations. >> SEE MORE PHOTOS Special thanks to guest speaker Cynthia Johnson, the Vice President of Urban Promotion for Columbia Records!
Varsity boys basketball came up just short in the regional playoffs, losing a close game against Illinois Lutheran on Feb. 24 despite a strong second-half comeback. Good work this season, Warriors!
Morgan Park Academy’s math team began competition season with a bang, finishing in third place at the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) regional competition on Feb. 22, 2020. Despite graduating five seniors from the team that finished 10th in the state last year, MPA again fielded a strong team that earned three individual and five team medals, qualifying for the state finals on May 2. Coached by math teachers James Goehmann and Catie McAlister, the team comprises nearly two dozen Upper School students: seniors Chelsea Chai, Anthony Jurek, Celeste Kettaneh, Shane Liu, and Luming Zhao; juniors Yidan Bao, Sabrina [...]
Morgan Park Academy’s Academic Challenge team began its postseason push with high scores across all math and science categories in regional competition at the University of St. Francis on Feb. 7, 2020. Competing in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering graphics, English, math, and physics, MPA not only succeeded against schools its own size, but placed third in the team standings against high schools with 10 times more students. Teaming up to advance to March sectionals were seniors Anthony Jurek and Celeste Kettaneh; juniors Frank Li, Oscar Zhang, and Wayne Zhang; and sophomores Tom Gu and Merlin Mo. Four students earned individual [...]
Studying the essential elements of nutrition, Middle School students in food science class planned and prepared recipes for healthy snack wraps featuring fresh foods such as mangoes, avocados, green peppers, tomatoes, and lettuce. Next up: research projects on the good and bad of today's "fad" diets! PHOTO SLIDESHOW
So you’re on the fence about auditioning for a part in the musical or committing to working backstage or in the tech booth. Sure, being a part of the school theatrical productions are fun and rewarding. You get to make new friends, try new things, maybe even learn to dance. But there’s more! Did you know that the skills you will learn from being in a play will make you a more attractive candidate for colleges and employers in the future? A few years ago, the National Education Association interviewed leaders from various industries to determine what skills are most important [...]
Inspired by their study of Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale, juniors in English class prepared and delivered extemporaneous speeches on contemporary issues they are passionate about. Set in France during World War II, the novel exemplifies the triumph of the human spirit despite overwhelming hardship, featuring a main character who demonstrates the difference one individual can make by taking a stand against injustice. Students selected and researched issues close to their hearts, from animal extinction to the plight of Uighur Muslims in China, and presented to classmates and English teacher Eileen Kicmal. Extemporaneous speaking is presenting material in a natural, speaking manner [...]