Marie Murphy School: Science Olympiad
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 7 May 2009, p. 34, 36

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For the fourth time in the past five years, Marie Murphy School's Science Olympiad team came in first place overall as well as first place in the small school division at the state competition held April 25 in Champaign. Members of the varsity team include Courtney Ackerman, Jessica Ackerman, Tess Altman, Andy Feis, Michael Gobeli, Audrey Gomez, Vivian Jou, Michael Knippen, Eva Koronios, Elizabeth Lee, Amanda Newmark, Elton Shiau, Don Sirivat, Brittani Steinberg, and Miranda Wei.

Marie Murphy School's 15-member junior varsity team competed in three events in the state competition. Members of the junior varsity team include Adam Eggert, Shannon He, Jed Kim, Young Kim, Daniel Kwon, Emile Motta de Castro, Melanie Racenstein, Leah Rivkin, Mick Riordan, Michelle Saavedra, Carly Schroeder, Kendall Witasek, Ari Wolfe, Tyra Yam, and Sean Ye.

The four team coaches are: James Gravagna, eighth grade; Darren Persino, seventh grade; Peter Ogden, sixth grade; and Shannon Wright, Marie Murphy School teacher assistant. Parent volunteers include Mr. and Mrs. Herng-Jeng Jou, Rory Wolfe, Anne Nagle and Geraldine Newmark. In particular, Rory Wolfe ran events at the regional and state competitions and Mrs. Jou organized all of the other parent volunteers and snack schedules.

The next step for Marie Murphy School's Science Olympiad varsity team is to go to the national competition at Augusta State University in Augusta, Georgia, on May 15-16.

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Marie Murphy School: Science Olympiad

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