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Displaying posts from May 2015

The Minors MSAE Music Group CD Release and Concert June 4

Brand-new to the music scene, The Minors are excited to invite the community to their debut performance and release party for their album “Safe Space.” The band, made up of 11 Maharishi School students, will be on stage at Cafe Paradiso on Thursday evening, June 4th at 8 PM. The Minors is a product of a... Read More »

Ross Emmanuel Wins Silver at State Track Meet

Maharishi School junior Ross Emmanuel won a silver medal for his 2nd place finish in the 800 meter run at the May 23 Iowa State Track Meet in Des Moines. This is the first state track medal won by a Maharishi School student since 2006. Ross ran track last year when a student in South Africa.... Read More »

Bimba Shrestha Wins Forward Thinker Award at INTEL

Maharishi School senior Bimba Shrestha won the Forward Thinker Award this year at the International Science and Engineering Fair (INTEL), held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 10-15. A $1,500 cash prize (from award sponsor GoDaddy) was split with his project partner FHS student Doga Ozesmi. The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), a program of... Read More »

Acclaimed Edu-documentary “Most Likely to Succeed” Free on Sunday/Monday at Fairfield Public Library

Parents, educators, and all interested are invited to an exclusive screening of "Most Likely to Succeed," an edu-documentary about alternative approaches to education for the 21st century. The free film will be shown at the Fairfield Public Library, Sunday, May 31, 3:00 PM, and Monday, June 1, 7:30 PM. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Greg Whiteley, the... Read More »

Teams Find Success at Destination ImagiNation Global Finals

Maharishi School Destination ImagiNation teams returned this year with two top ten finishes at the May 20-23 Global Finals, held at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Approximately 60 teams from the United States and around the world performed in each competitive category. Earning 5th place in the High School Improvisation challenge were team members Jordan... Read More »

Pioneers Advance to State Tennis Finals for 11 Consecutive Year

"At this stage of the season, if you lose you go home," explained Pioneer coach Steve Briggs. "Our guys aren't ready to put their rackets on the shelf. We have our sights set on something bigger," he said after the boys team racked up wins at the sub-state tournament last Saturday, May 23. The Pioneers rolled... Read More »

Senior Dia Huggins Grabs #1 at Regional Tennis Tournament

Maharishi School senior Dia Huggins will be advancing to the state tournament after claiming the Regional Singles title on Thursday, May 21, at the Punj Courts in Fairfield. Among the teams in competition for Region 7 were Fairfield High School, Notre Dame West Burlington, Mount Pleasant, Keokuk, Holy Trinity, Davis County, and Fort Madison. Huggins defeated... Read More »

Pioneer Boys Win 11th Consecutive District Tennis Title

Friday, May 15, began foggy and damp, but as the clouds cleared the Pioneer boys strung together a series of hard-fought matches to capture their 11th straight district title. As the medals were being handed out at the Punj Courts under threatening skies, the rains came, the players scrambled to their buses, and the Pioneers tasted... Read More »

A Day for Mothers, and College Search Season News

Dear Maharishi School Community, As Mother's Day approaches on Sunday, it’s appropriate for us to celebrate two ladies who serve as surrogate mothers to our students in the college search process each year. College Counselors Cheryl Carter and Jane Fleshman are deeply dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of our seniors as they sort through the complexities... Read More »

Spring Gala “Iron Chef” Competition

Senior Brandon Prather-Huff won this spring’s “Iron Chef” competition at Maharishi School, winning the Sunday finalist cook-off with a free-form French galette with filling and topping. The cook-off began with nine students, all given the same basic ingredients and set loose in Maharishi School’s kitchen classroom. The top three, Cecilia Faircrest, Amanda Valentine, and Brandon made... Read More »


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