Merrol Hyde Magnet School
Vol . 8 No. 9 128 Township Drive Hendersonville, TN 37075 615-264-6543 http://mhm.sumnerschools.org April, 2011
Principal’s Pen SCIENCE OLYMPIAD RESULTS
Dear Parents: Science Olympiad competed at UT-Knoxville on Saturday, April 2nd. After
soccer Friday, these 15 students competed and maneuvered the UT cam-
April and May are busy months! We are testing at pus and placed in five areas, continuing on to Prom Saturday night.
almost every grade level and the concerts, assem- Students won the following State awards:
blies, programs and field trips are in abundance! Protein Modeling: Emily Marsh & Kaitlin Carter - 6th place
Please check the calendars on our website and let Microbe Mission: Emma Kate Mantlo & Meghan Ryckeley - 1st place
us know about any changes you see. We are happy Write It / Do It: Savannah Hall & Kaitlin Carter - 2nd place
to use the website to keep you updated, and we Astronomy: Seth Hearld & Brionna Grubbs - 6th place
welcome your feedback. Optics: Branson Lankster & Christina Ramsay - 5th place
One big event coming up on April 16th is the Hawk Science Olympiad is open to all interested students in 9th - 12th grade and
Walk and Run. This is a great opportunity to exer- we will be signing up students for next year in May and again in August.
cise and have fun with the entire family and support
Thank you for all the support from the parents, teachers,
the school as well!
administration and PTO for our concerted efforts.
Sincerely, Special thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Phan for chaperoning at the last minute!
MUSICAL HAPPENINGS AT MHMS
MHMS students Ruth Choi, Meaghan Ryckeley and Ian Pestrak each
Spring Sports Photos will be Wednesday, April 13, earned a place at the prestigious All-State musical events held April 6 – 9
starting after lunch. following their outstanding performances at the Mid-State Auditions.
Spring athletes must be in uniform to be included in Ruth made her second appearance with the All-State Orchestra on the vio-
the team photo. Coaches will distribute order forms to lin. Meaghan was a member of the All-State Women’s Chorale singing Alto.
purchase pictures. Ian earned first chair on the alto saxophone with the All-State Band.
These students came together with the best musicians from across the
state, worked with excellent conductors, and performed challenging musical
FBLA STATE RESULTS literature. Congratulations to these outstanding musicians!
Congratulations to the FBLA members who attended
the state conference in Chattanooga. 31 members Merrol Hyde Magnet School Speech Team Wins Again
competed, 18 of these placing in the top 5 of their The Speech Team won its second consecutive District 2 Championship on
respective events: April 9th, defeating 14 other schools to claim the top honor. Three MHMS
students were named District Champions: Tucker Cowden in Original Ora-
1st - Ronni Nelson tory, Tanner Cole in After Dinner Speaking, and Hannah Potts in Storytel-
2nd - Jimmy Paul, Reagan Manayan, Laurel Dye, ling. Fifteen other students won district awards including: Colin Kerkmaz,
Hayden Marsh, Sarah Gillham 2nd Place in After Dinner Speaking; Geoffrey Pears, 2nd Place in Extempora-
3rd - Elizabeth Roll, Ronni Nelson neous Speaking; Savannah Hall, 3rd place in Poetry Interpretation; Taylor
4th - Maggie Reade, Denisse Breton, Alyssa Lewis, Mullins, 3rd place in Prose iInterpretation; Reagan Manayan, 3rd place in
Katie McDuffee, Lauren Aguilar, Extemporaneous Speaking; Kathleen Marsh, 4th place in Original Oratory;
Emilee Cutright, Alex Brewer Jared Queen, 4th place in Pantomime; Siddhant Thurkal, 4th place in Im-
5th - Christian Kissinger, Jake Stinson, Jacki Cook promptu Speaking; Elena Helbig, 5th place in Dramatic Interpretation; Karlee
Ervin, 5th place in Pantomime; Toni Hamilton, 5th place in Storytelling; Mi-
Ronni, Jimmy, Reagan, Laurel, Hayden, and Sarah chael Granier and Shelbi Bertsch, 5th place in Duo Interpretation; Justine
qualified for the Nationals Competition in Orlando from Grizzell, 6th place in Poetry Interpretation; Jordan Boyd, 6th place in Storytel-
June 28 - July 1. ling; Connor Cutright and Kyra Manayan, 7th place in Duo Interpretation.
The team also won 5th place in Interpretive Theatre.
Don’t Forget - FBLA's War of the Wings fundraiser will
be May 7th at 11 am. Come enjoy delicious wings, The team is coached by theatre teacher Courtney Spears.
etc. from your local restaurants!
Have you ever stayed after school on a Friday afternoon and heard the
Mrs. Kim Howard would like to extend her thanks and pounding sound of a bass drum? Five MHMS students have formed the
appreciation for the outstanding leadership that Sam rock band, Reverse Logic. Band members include John Clinton (keyboard),
Talmadge and Brionna Grubbs provided as co- CJ Lewis (guitar), Garrett Potter (bass), Joseph West (drums), and Tanner
presidents of the government club. They were excel- Marion (vocals). The band even has its own “roadie,” Brionna Grubbs! We
lent mentors as they prepared their classmates for this look forward to hearing from this band in the very near future!
year’s Youth Legislature!