ALUMNI BASKETBALL LEAGUE The Alumni Basketball League began in the summer of 1981, when 50 alumni composing six teams began playing games of shirts and skins basketball in the former Lower School gym. The MUS ABL was founded by cousins and former Owl basketball players Tommy Peters '73 and Judd Peters '81. The ABL plays in the summer and has two divisions. The "B League" is for players who participated in athletics in high school or college and want to continue playing in a more competitive environment. The "C League" is best described as the league for the person whose love and appreciation for the game outweighs his abilities on the court. For more information on the ABL, contact the commissioner.
As we continue following local health department guidelines, we are not able to gather this September to celebrate reunion activities for our 0 and 5 graduates. As we set dates and plans for our 2021 Homecoming weekend, they will be communicated - and we look forward to having twice as many Owls on campus next fall!
Last fall the English Department decided to launch the all-school Owls Read program, a required summer reading assignment for all students in Grades 7-12. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” and the “I Have a Dream” speech were selected for the inaugural assignment.
Junior Mock Interviews have gone virtual and global! This June and July we will host our annual Junior Mock Interviews – but in a new and exciting format. Alumni from throughout the country are already signing up to interview our rising seniors. Their response has been instant, robust, and exciting – so we need every member of the Class of 2021 to get on board.
In acknowledgment of how hard everyone is working to adapt to online learning, we have added Monday, April 13, as a school holiday. Friday, April 10, is a previously scheduled school holiday in observance of Good Friday and the beginning of Passover. We hope you can relax and enjoy the four-day weekend!
For his accomplishments as the star point guard for a nationally ranked men’s basketball team at Rhodes College (1979-81), Assistant Athletic DirectorMatt Bakkewas honored in November with induction into the Rhodes College Athletics Hall of Fame.
MUS instructor in French, ambassador for la culture française, purveyor of French baked goods, superlative host – guests at the Alumni Executive Board’s 15th portrait unveiling October 24 heard about the fascinating life and times of this year’s honoree, Dr. Reginald Dalle.
Air Force Lt. Terrence Cole ’11 said he did not want to leave Cordova Middle School to come to MUS, but his mother insisted. Now, he says, “it was the best decision of my life.”
A senior systems operator based in Wyoming overseeing intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and crew members, Cole spoke to Lower School students during a recent visit. He said he had a rocky start at MUS – three Fs and an Honor Code violation – but his mother supported the system, and the teachers worked with him to get him where he needed to be.
Digital season passes and individual tickets are available for purchase online. Go to the Athletics Home Page and click the tickets button to purchase a sports pass for $80 or individual game tickets at $8 each.
John Hiltonsmith, music instructor from 1984 until his passing in 2014, was memorialized with speeches and music as his portrait was unveiled in the Dining Hall February 21. The painting is the 14th in the Alumni Executive Board’s Faculty Portrait Series. Family and friends shed a few tears listening to touching – and amusing – remembrances and to the a cappella choir he founded, Beg To Differ, led by Director of Music Matt Tutor ’91. Tutor described how his former teacher convinced him, fatefully, to stay with music in college, rather than changing his major.
State Assembly Representative Martin Daniel ’75 visited the campus Monday, July 30. Pictured, from left, Assistant Headmaster Barry Ray, Daniel, Headmaster Pete Sanders, and Academic Dean Flip Eikner ’77.
MUS will host Mr. Anthony M. Flynn during our annual Rogers Leadership Forum for students January 19. Flynn is founder of The Gifted Education Foundation and author of “The Execution Pipeline: A Step-by-Step Guide to Moving Your Business Idea from Dream to Reality.”