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Weiss, Thatcher Take Third at Tennis State Tournament

By Carson Tigges, Ledger sports editor  Maharishi School's Thomas Weiss (left) and Derek Thatcher have piled up a 44-6 career record in doubles play and finished third for the second year in a row at the Class 1A state individual tournament Saturday. WATERLOO — Maharishi School’s Thomas Weiss and Derek Thatcher finished third in Class 1A... Read More »

14th Annual Pioneer Invitational Golf Tournament June 5

Maharishi School’s 14th Annual Pioneer Invitational Golf Tournament will be held at the Cedar Creek Golf Course in Ottumwa, Iowa on Sunday, June 5, 2011. This annual tournament raises money for Maharishi School in Fairfield. The entry fee is $100, and covers a cart, green fee, lunch and prizes. The prizes include $10,000 for a hole... Read More »

Essa Johnson 9th Place Long Jump at State Track Meet

Ninth place long jump Reposted from the Fairfield Ledger-May 20, 2011  (Photo by: CARSON TIGGES) Maharishi School’s Essa Johnson improved on each attempt and had a best mark of 16-feet, 5.25-inches in the Class 1A long jump competition Thursday. Johnson came up one spot shy of qualifying for the finals and settled for ninth place.

Destination ImagiNation Showcase at Maharishi School Set for May 21

Come enjoy performances at Maharishi School on May 21 by our winning Destination ImagiNation teams before they leave for the Global Competition in Knoxville, Tennessee! Help the teams get to the Global competition: Click here to donate The evening begins at 6:30 with dinner and desserts available a la carte. It’s always an amazing spread with... Read More »

Atreya Dey Iowa Winner of U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize

WEF Member Associations Send Aspiring Water Scientists to the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize National Competition ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Water Environment Federation (WEF) proudly announces Atreya Dey as the 2011 Iowa state winner of the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP)—the most prestigious youth award for a water-related science project. Dey's project is entitled “Biobased... Read More »

Community Planting Day a Great Success

From Laura Bordow, Lower School Director: A huge thanks to all of the many volunteers, (including over 60 parents, children and community members), who helped plant trees, shrubs and ground cover in our Nature Explore Classroom. We were very fortunate to have permaculture designer Fred Meyer, Director of Backyard Abundance in Iowa City guiding everyone throughout... Read More »

Students Pitch in for Community Planting Day

Sustainability students, Paul DeAngelis, junior, and Runzhao Xie, junior, assist first graders, Lee Elliot and Liam Soares to dig a hole for planting a pear tree during community Planting Day the week of May 7.  The school was awarded $1,088.00 from Trees Forever and Alliant Energy’s Branching Out community tree-planting program. Many families and individuals came... Read More »

Atreya Dey Wins at INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair

Maharishi School senior, Atreya Dey, placed 4th in the Environmental Management category, and won $500, at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles. The Intel ISEF is the world’s largest high school science research competition. Through a global network of local, regional, and national science fairs, millions of students around the world are... Read More »

Dey, Burne Take Gold, Bronze at International SWEEEP Olympiad

Maharishi School students continue to make big strides in research and winning awards and recognition at international level. Seniors, Atreya Dey and Raphael Burne both won medals at the Sustainable World Energy Engineering Environment Project Olympiad (I-SWEEEP). Dey won a gold medal and $1000 in the Environment category for his research, “Biobased Ferrite Nanoparticles: A Novel... Read More »

Pioneers rule district tournament; qualify singles, doubles

By Carson Tigges, Ledger sports editor | May 13, 2011 (Photo by: Carson Tigges) MSAE’s Raphael Gelfand was unseeded entering the district tournament but played his way to runner-up to qualify for the state singles tournament. Unseeded Raphael Gelfand began his day with an upset of second-seeded Andrew Schulte of Keokuk and it was just the... Read More »

Nani Shreck Wins at Congressional Art Competition

Maharishi School sophomore Nani Shreck received honorable mention for a photo entitled “Flower” at the Congressional Art Competition on May 7. Nani was excited to meet Representative Dave Loebsack. In the spring of every year, the United States House of Representatives hosts this competition to recognize talented young artists from across the nation. The winning student... Read More »

Maharishi School runs well again

By Carson Tigges, Ledger sports editor | May 06, 2011 ELDON — Maharishi School’s Essa Johnson continued her big season for the Pioneers and won the long jump event for the third-straight meet with a mark of 15-feet, 1-inch. Johnson’s season best of 16-feet, 1.5-inches is an MSAE school record. The Pioneer boys were led by... Read More »

Got Stuff? Need Stuff?

Garage Sale May 14 to Support Destination ImagiNation Teams There will be a giant, multi-family garage sale on May 14, 8:00 a.m.- 3 p.m. at 1600 S. Main. The event is to raise funds to send 5 Destination Imagination teams to Tennessee for the international problem-solving competition. Want to donate stuff? Contact Mark at 919-6064 or... Read More »

Maharishi School Boys Blank Fort Madison On the Road

By Carson Tigges, Ledger sports editor | May 04, 2011 FORT MADISON — Less than 24 hours removed from Monday’s marathon match against Ottumwa, Maharishi School was back at it on the road against Fort Madison. The Pioneers improved their dual record to 6-1 on the year with a 9-0 pounding of the Bloodhounds. Maharishi School... Read More »

Maharishi School Powers Past Fairfield Girls Tennis

By Carson Tigges, Ledger sports editor | May 04, 2011 Fairfield’s No. 1 Ena Alcan was absent Tuesday, and Maharishi School took advantage with close wins up and down the lineup to post a 7-2 victory. Haylee Gilpin stepped in to play No. 1 singles for the Trojans, but couldn’t keep up with Minna Mohammadi, who... Read More »

Maharishi School Boys Tennis Team Downs Ottumwa

from It took nearly 4 hours but Maharishi School got by Ottumwa 7-2 in boys tennis yesterday. They took 4 of 6 in singles including Thomas Weiss at 2, Derek Thatcher the 3 spot, Solaris Nite at 5 and number 6 player Brenton Schwartz. Sweeping the doubles were Weiss and Thatcher at one, Sam Arsanjani... Read More »

“Sparks Fly” As Maharishi School Tops Ottumwa

By Carson Tigges, Ledger sports editor | May 03, 2011 Nearly four hours were in the books and the sun had just about called it a day, but Maharhishi School picked up a fiercly-contested 7-2 win over Ottumwa Monday evening. Pioneer head coach Lawrence Eyre called it a “high energy duke out” from start to finish,... Read More »

Maharishi School First in Boys Tennis Invitational

From news The Maharishi School boys tennis team took the title of the tournament they hosted Saturday winning a total of 210 games. The Pioneers came out on top in each division including Sam Arsanjani at number on singles, Derek Thatcher and Thomas Weiss the one doubles, each racking up a score of 53, Raffi... Read More »

Pioneers Get Clean Sweep at Home Invite

By Carson Tigges, Ledger sports editor | May 02, 2011 Maharishi School takes team title by wide margin. Maharishi School finished on top of all four divisions at the Pioneer Invite Saturday and continued its string of tournament titles in dominating fashion. Sam Arsanjani scored 53 games and Raphael Gelfand won 52 to become singles champs... Read More »

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