Manual has so many students to be proud of. Read about how Claire Metel (MST, 10) is taking action to help girls in Tanzania not miss days of school every month.
Camp Science Olympiad coming in July Know students who will be in middle school next school year? They can get a taste of MST through Science Olympiad Camp. The camp will focus on different engineering events and campers have the opportunity to attend either of two clinics held each day. Camp SO will be … Read moreCamp Science Olympiad – Spread the Word
Manual alum Sophia Mitchell spoke with WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) members about her work at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as an Aerospace Engineer in Pasadena, California. Sophia says she spends her days “getting to play” with robots like the Mars Rover.
Manual’s Advanced Certamen team recently won the State Championship for the fifth year in a row. This year they defeated Covington Latin School and Louisville Classical Academy in the final round. “I especially enjoy it when they beat teams with ‘Latin’ in the school name,” said Ms. Shiroma, sponsor.
The freshman team placed 2nd in their division, so the win streak will hopefully continue!
Ryne Cannon, Assistant Director of Admissions at the University of Chicago, provided valuable insight into the role of essays in college applications at College 101 Night. Mr. Cannon talked about the Personal Statement essay (required on the Common Application, so it goes to all colleges using the Common App) and the Supplemental essay (required by some colleges, so specific to that school). He explained the objective of each and provided advice.
A new engineering elective will be available with the 2018-2019 academic year. A 4-year pathway program will expose students to engineering and prepare them for engineering and technology courses in college. The elective courses will provide students with hands-on projects in engineering design, mechanics, robotics, computer integrated manufacturing, civil construction and design, alternative energy, bioengineering, and aerospace engineering.
The Crimson Mission, Inc. will host the 3rd annual Growing the Mission Gala, on March 10 at the Mellwood Arts Center. The Gala brings together alumni, parents, former parents and friends of Manual to celebrate our rich history, and to raise money to fund projects that will enhance students’ academic and extra-curricular experience. Read all about last year’s event here and check out the photos here.
Governor’s Cup, founded in 1986 as a way to promote, reward and recognize outstanding academic achievement, is the state’s premier academic event, involving over 20,000 students, nearly 1,200 schools, and thousands of coaches, administrators, parents and community leaders. It consists of 8 events:
- Five Written Assessment Examinations – in Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts and Arts/Humanities
- Composition – On-Demand Writing
- Quick Recall
- Future Problem Solving – an award-winning creative thinking competition
At the District competition in January, Manual placed 1st in Quick Recall, 1st in Future Problem Solving, and 1st in overall number of points. Manual students scored 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in almost all of the Written Assessment categories – it was a sweep!
Manual dominated again at the recent Governor’s Cup Regionals, taking 1st place overall with 68.5 points, with J. Graham Brown a distant 2nd place with 13.5 points.