Manual Alum Named Derby Princess, Reflects on Manual/YPAS Counselors

Derby Princess Morgan Redmond

Morgan Redmond (above, second from right), Class of 2014, was named a Derby Princess and will attend more than 70 events during Derby Festival as an official ambassador. 

See a brief profile of Morgan and the other Princesses, and read more about the responsibilities of being in the Royal Court.

Morgan Redmond mentioned to volunteers of the Derby Festival that she might not be at the University of Chicago had it not been for YPAS Counselor Dennis Robinson. We followed up with Morgan to find out more. Read her moving account of her time at Manual/YPAS, the stress of figuring out her future, and how Mr. Robinson supported and guided her.

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Squash Team To Compete In National Championships

Manual Squash Team 2018

submitted by Keith Robbins

Manual students make up the first squash team from Kentucky to compete at the US High School Championships, which takes place in Philadelphia this weekend.

Team roster:

Henry Robbins, MST Senior
Ryan Kline, HSU Senior
Luke Sheridan, HSU Senior
Spencer Strelsov, MST Senior
Ben Roussell, HSU Senior
Armin Razavi, MST Senior
Clayton Cobb, VA Sophomore
Fons Cervera, J+C Senior

Coach: Lee Scott

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Spotlight: Latin Club

dMHS Latin Club
The mission of Latin Club is to hand on the torch of classical civilization in the modern world. In the first week of March, Latin Club will be going to the Kentucky Junior Classical League State Convention to meet fellow JCL members and to compete in written assessments and Latin Quick Recall.
 
Latin Club is looking for students who are passionate about the Classics, wish to join the community, and represent Manual as part of the Junior Classical League. Students currently taking a Latin course may join Latin Club. There are 40 student members, and we meet 1 Friday each month in Room 226.
 

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Science Fair Documentary Selected For 2018 Sundance Film Festival

Anjali Chadha

You may remember seeing a film crew at Manual last spring. Science Fair, a documentary film by Cristina Costantini, follows nine students from around the world on their journey to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). One of the nine ISEF-hopefuls followed in the film is Manual’s own Anjali Chadha (MST junior), pictured above. Science Fair was one of 110 films selected among the 14,000 Sundance submissions! The world premiere will be January 21st and 23rd in Park City, UT.

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Seniors: Now is the time to apply for PTSA Scholarships

Did you know that the duPont Manual PTSA awards several scholarships each May? This year, up to four one-time gifts of $600 each will be awarded to seniors who are continuing their education at the college level. To be eligible for these scholarships, please complete the application here. The deadline is March 16, 2018 and recipients will be notified in May 2018. 

Additionally, up to one No Barriers scholarship will be awarded by the PTSA to a Senior in the ECE program. This one-time $600 award may be used for continuing education, vocational training, or steps toward independent living. The application deadline is also March 16, 2018. For more information and the application, please contact the ECE teachers.

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Manual KYA Titled Outstanding Delegation

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The Kentucky Youth Assembly, better know as KYA, is the fall conference for the Manual Y Club. After months of writing, research, and debate, the club took over 100 students to attend this mock state legislature held at both the Kentucky State Capitol and the Crowne Plaza hotel on November 9-11th.

Each of the students assumes the role of a senator or representative, with a few students taking specialized roles, such as lobbyists, media, candidates, or as a part of the judicial portion.

The seven bills that we took to KYA did exceptionally well. Legislation is the primary focus of the conference, and our success in this area is one of the main reasons that we won the title of “Outstanding Delegation.”

The following bill sponsors deserve many accolades:

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2017-18 dMHS Reflections Award Winners

2017-18 Reflections Entries

Thank you to all of our students who participated in this year’s PTSA Reflections Art Contest. We had so many wonderfully creative and impressive projects turned in. Our judges truly had a tough time judging between these quality projects to determine who would be moving on to district.

Entries were judged on October 12, 2017, by volunteer judges from around our community who have expertise in each category. All projects were scored using a rubric provided by the district. All entries were separated and given their awards based on category, grade, and the rubric totals.

The arts categories are as follows: Literature, Visual Arts, Photography, Dance Choreography, Film/Video Production, and Music Composition. There is also a Special Artist Division (for our ECE students). We had a total of 94 projects submitted. There were a total of 66 projects who received awards in different categories. Only the 1st Place winners moved on to district for judging. The awards categories and total number of students receiving awards in those categories are as follows. 1st Place/Creative Interpretation (25), 2nd Place/Award of Excellence (13), 3rd Place/Award of Merit (13), and Honorable Mention (15).

Congratulations to the following awards winners:

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