Upper School art students did great at the Marcy Kaptur Ninth Congressional District Art Exhibition. Sasha Grinevich ‘19, Rachel Jin ‘19, and Grace Momenee ‘19 all have artwork on display at the Fifth Third Center downtown. Sasha won the University of Toledo award for her watercolor painting, and Grace was the Congressional Winner for her drawing. Grace’s piece will be on display at the U.S Capitol for one year. She is also being flown to Washington D.C for the exhibition and reception.
Congratulations to our Upper School Winter Track athletes who have worked hard this season. When possible, the team trains outside. However, on many afternoons you will find them in the athletic wing or school hallways working on their strength, endurance, and form. Under the leadership of Tara Morrin and Jack Dias, Winter Track is an adaptable team! Two athletes, Niladri Aich '19 and Patrick Lyell '20, qualified for the state meet. Niladri placed 21st in the triple jump with a jump of 34'1". This is impressive since Niladri only participated in triple jump twice before the state meet and had to practice in the hallway due to weather. Patrick placed 9th in the 800m run, one spot away from making the podium. He was close to a personal record with a time of 2:03.11.
Once again, the Maumee Valley Quiz Bowl team will have their name on the TAAC trophy after competing in the TAAC championship, hosted by Northwood High School, facing teams from across the region. Team members included captain Shreyas Banerjee '19, Seth Griffiths '20, Maya Williams '19, and Annie Williams '20. This has been an outstanding season overall, with MVCDS going undefeated in the regular season and doing very well in playoffs. They will go to the NAQT Quiz Bowl Nationals in Chicago in early May.
The first weekend in March, 30 members of the MVhawks robotics team and their parents traveled to their new regional hub at Grove City College in Grove City PA to compete against 18 teams in the BEST robotics competition. The theme this year was cleaning pollution from the oceans. The robot made it to the finals for the first time at a regional competition and took third place over some incredibly tough competitors. MVCDS also took the award for the Best team promotional video. Congratulations to the team!