We are pleased to celebrate two dozen Upper School students who have earned induction into the Morgan Park Academy chapter of the National Honor Society. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors are chosen by MPA faculty to receive this honor based on the NHS pillars of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Seniors Yidan Bao Emmett Campbell Andrew DeLaney Sabrina Eng Charles Hendon Frank Li Matthew McKnight Christopher Skawiniak Hunter Vujevic Juniors Tiffany Chen Elijah Davis Celia Echols Maanav Kaistha Lydia Liu Merlin Mo Sophomores Kaleb Bandele Andrew Cabrera Selena Eng Olivia Fitch Rianna Kingra Michaela Olimene Oriella Ortiz Arnav Paluri Cassandra Ruizesparza
Congratulations to our newly elected freshman Student Council representatives: Alexis, Annie, Caitlyn, and Tess! Fourteen sophomores, juniors, and seniors were elected last spring as president, vice president, and class reps for the 2020-2021 school year.
We are pleased to celebrate a dozen Upper School students who have earned induction into the Morgan Park Academy chapter of the National Honor Society. Rising juniors and seniors are chosen by MPA faculty to receive this honor based on the NHS pillars of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Inductees Ida Bao Emmett Campbell Tiffany Chen Elijah Davis Andrew Delaney Charles Hendon Maanav Kaistha Frank Li Lydia Liu Merlin Mo Chris Skawiniak Hunter Vujevic Members Brandon Chan Jason Chen Annika Echols Amari Green Samaria Harris Abbey Haynes Anthony Jurek Celeste Kettaneh Kaitlyn Mullings Kennedy Olguin
Congratulations to the Upper School students elected to serve on Student Council for the 2020-2021 school year! Andrew and Charles were chosen as president and vice president, respectively, while Emmett, Chris, India, Yiorgios, Elijah, Celia, Maanav, D'J., Andrew, Olivia, Rianna, and Ori will serve as representatives for the sophomore, junior, senior classes. Freshman reps will be elected next fall.
Upper School students celebrated the Hindu festival of Holi on March 10, 2020, with a carnival of colors. The holiday includes a free-for-all with people of all ages playfully chasing and decorating each other with brightly colored, dry powders. View this post on Instagram Happy Holi! Our #UpperSchool students celebrated the ancient Hindu festival, which heralds the arrival of spring after winter. It signifies the victory of good over evil and is celebrated as a day of spreading happiness and love. #discovermpa #globalleaders #globalfocus A post shared by Morgan Park Academy (@morganparkacademy) on Mar 10, 2020 at 12:57pm PDT
Why should Morgan Park Academy students get involved in athletics, clubs, arts, and other school activities? A big reason that families choose to send their children to MPA is a small-school environment that provides the opportunity to try many different activities. Often that club or sports team or musical production will be an activity to bring you lifelong friends or help guide you to your chosen profession. Here are my Top 10 reasons why all MPA students should get involved outside the classroom: 10. Use your time in Middle and Upper School to find something you might be passionate about. Your [...]
Congratulations to the Upper School students elected to our 2018-2019 Student Council! Officers President: Maya Lopez Vice President: Angela Cabrera Representatives Rising Seniors: Zara Hashmi, Connor Hu, Elijah Moss, Tim Rooney Rising Juniors: Sofia Clute, Abbey Haynes, Rebecca Perez Rising Sophomores: Andrew Delaney, Charles Hendon, India Lopez, Rachel Sheppard Note: Elections for freshman representatives will be held next fall.
It goes without saying that students are the soul, the spirit of the Academy. Because we are a PreK-12 school, many of our students are with us for several years and some even for their entire academic careers - what we refer to as “lifers.” And this is one of countless reasons MPA is so special - many student memories are first formed in the early years, right here on campus. I can recall seniors about to graduate, taking a moment to pause for one last turn on the playground because it was there that they first met some of their [...]
School spirit is an important part of any school culture; but what exactly is school spirit? I think the meaning is different for everyone, but with the beginning of every year, we as a school hope to get students, faculty, staff, and parents excited about being a part of the MPA community. Every new academic year begins with Convocation and continues with our spirit week in preparation for the ultimate show of school spirit - the pep rally. After the rally, Homecoming activities help to incite enthusiasm and get the school year off to a great start. Convocation is such a [...]
Congratulations to the Upper School students elected to our 2015-2016 Student Council! President: Justus Pugh Vice President: Hiba Katerji Student Council Representatives Rising Seniors: Shreya Chandra, Brandon Miller, Kyle Roundtree, Bella Tillman Rising Juniors: Alana Lay-Phillips, Celeste Phengpumipanit, Davey Salwan, Tillie Wagner Rising Sophomores: Olivia Kamin, Jordan Moore, Ben Rosen, Kirsten Schmidt Note: Elections for freshman representatives will be held next fall.