Maharishi School Boys Varsity Tennis Team is the 2009 Runner-up at State.

Written by Rig Gelfand Tuesday, 09 June 2009 21:08


This is a terrific accomplishment for this team of underclassmen. Congratulations to coach Eyre and the Varsity Team.

Here is the Fairfield Ledger article of Wednesday June 3rd.

JOHNSTON — For the past five years and 12 of the last 22, Maharishi School has been a part of the boys tennis final four. With those numbers them as a tailwind, one may think state meet experience would be a strength for the Pioneers. (Check out more sports news in our archive.)

However, after four players left from last year’s third-place team, the young Maharishi School squad had some learning to do. In the end, MSAE fell just short of fifth state championship in that 22-year span and took a runner-up finish. The Pioneers beat a “rough and tumble” Fort Dodge St. Edmond team 5-3 before falling 5-0 in the championship match to Dubuque Wahlert – a team that took their sixth Class 1A championship in as many tries.

Since dropping to Class 1A in 2003, Wahlert hasn’t ended a season without a state championship. Maharishi School now has four state championships, five runner-up and three third-place finishes in those 12 qualifying years.



Maharishi School Students Attain Unprecedented Results at Science Fair

Wednesday, 03 June 2009 22:20

Pandora Wadsworth and Yogita SinghThis year Maharishi School reached unprecedented heights in Science Fair Competition. Seven students chose to compete, two 9th graders and five 10th graders. The students competed at two state fairs – the Eastern Iowa Science Fair (EISEF), Mar 21st, and the State Science Fair (SSTFI), March 27th-28th.

Raph BurnesFive of the students were then invited to participate at the Iowa Junior Academy of Science (IJAS) competition on April 17th at Des Moines University, and three of the students, Raph Burne, Pandora Wadsworth and Yogita Singh were chosen to represent Iowa at the INTEL International Competition at Reno, Nevada.

This is only the second year of Maharishi School’s participation at the senior high level. The students were extremely motivated and worked for long hours with their mentors and qualified scientists, overcoming great challenges in designing their experiments, conducting them and then creating presentation boards, power points, and posters on their chosen topics.



Maharishi School Students Win at Congressional Art Competition

Wednesday, 03 June 2009 22:47

First Place -AngieSeven out of the eleven winners at the Congressional Art Competition were Maharishi School students, winning 1st and 3rd place along with Special and Honorable Mentions for five students for their creatively exquisite artwork.

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each Congressional District.

Maharishi School winners:

* 1st Place - Pearl Sawhney for “Angi”,
* 3rd Place - Sokhara Shreck3rd Place - Sokhara Shreck, “Untitled”,
* Special Mention - Mary Anderson, “Silvia & Will”,
* Honorable Mention - Avery Mullenneaux, for “Culvert”,
* Mollie Cutler for “Laya”,
* Chosie Titus for “Feet”, and
* Gabrielle Hathaway for “October”.

Pearl Sawhney and her parents will attend the formal hanging celebration on June 24th when her work will be placed in the Cannon Tunnel of the US Capitol Building. She will also attend a special reception with US Congressmen and have a special meeting with Congressman Loebsack. The other student winners will have their work displayed at Congressman Loebsack's offices in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City for two months.
Honorable Mention - Avery Mullenneaux, for “Culvert”Maharishi School art teachers are Greg Thatcher and Sharon Koelblinger.

Maharishi School Students Win Top Award at Iowa State Science and Engineering Fair

Sunday, 26 April 2009 17:55

Seven high school students from Maharishi School, Fairfield attended the Iowa State Science and Engineering Fair on March 28 at the Iowa State University in Ames.
  • Pandora Wadsworth and Yogita Singh's project, “A Study on Ozone in a Small Midwestern Town” won the Grand Champion Trophy.
  • First place went to Atreya Day (Biochemistry) and Raph Burne (Engineering).
  • Minna Mohammadi won 2nd place in Biochemistry.
  • Third place went to Pearl Sawhney (Medicine and Health Science) and Dominic Borg (Cellular & Molecular Biology). The V.O Hasek award, given each year to honor the teacher of the Senior Champions school, was presented to their teacher, Dr. Mousumi Dey.
  • Pandora, Yogita, and Raph were invited as finalists to the International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) on May 10-16 in Reno, Nevada. This opportunity is only awarded to three teams and three individuals from Iowa each year. Only 1,500 students from around the world are ever invited as finalists to the Intel ISEF. Attendees have the opportunity to meet International Nobel Peace Prize nominees, corporate leaders in the science and technology sectors and notable educators.

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