Surrounded by the family members, friends, and teachers who supported them along the way, the Class of 2019 celebrated graduation on Sunday, May 19, at Second Presbyterian Church. Click here to see selected photos from the event. Kathy Daniel Patterson took photos during Commencement, and the images should be loaded on her website by May 23. Under Client Viewing, enter the Event ID MUS2019.
We will mail the parents of each graduate a complimentary flash-drive copy of the Commencement video.
Upper School Assistant Principal Mark Counce ’77 was recognized at the year-end faculty luncheon for 25 years of service at MUS. As an alumnus, Counce has school connections that began some 10 years before his teaching tenure (1983-1993 and 2004 until today). He has taught math, coached basketball, overseen discipline,and raised three alumni (Stephen ’07, Robert ’09; and Andrew ’14). As a token of the school’s appreciation, Headmaster Pete Sanders presented him with an Honorary Master of Arts.
Rising eighth graders and incoming seventh graders: This is your invitation to play in the 2019-20 season. We will have two squads of combined grades, the Lower School Red and Lower School Blue. After the first week of evaluation in early August, players will be divided into two equal teams. We will send out evaluation dates and equipment information later this summer. Returning eighth graders: The equipment you have from last year will be fine for next season. Email Coach Bobby Alston with the candidate’s name and grade. If you have any questions about the process, feel free to send an email or call him at (901) 260-1372.
Help us spread the word about our summer SLAM program, and pass along the names of high-achieving middle-school boys who would be great candidates. Now in the 15th year, SLAM is a full-day program involving academics, leadership, and athletics for boys entering Grades 5-9.
Family and friends gathered to celebrate these college decision makers today: Jalen Hollimon will play football for Millikin University, Warren Turner will swim for United States Naval Academy, Sellers Shy will play football for University of Mississippi, and Billy Weiss will join the lacrosse team for Loyola University Maryland.
MUS will host free physicals during the evening of Monday, April 22, for all rising Upper School students. Current physicals (received after April 15, 2019) are required for participation in sports and physical education classes. Log in to the website and see details on the Health Records board under your Resources tab.
Mr. David A. Willson has been named head basketball coach at Memphis University School. Willson, a 1999 graduate of MUS, has served as head basketball coach at Emory & Henry College in Virginia since 2013. He takes over for Coach Matt Bakke, who is stepping down from coaching after 20 years with MUS basketball and seven years as head coach.
Faculty, family, and friends celebrated the school's first National Letter of Intent signing day of the year with these seven seniors: Walker Crosby will golf for Furman University, JoJo Fogarty will play lacrosse for Sewanee: The University of the South, Maurice Hampton will play baseball and football for Louisiana State University, Dorian Hopkins will play football for The University of Tulsa, Bailey Keel will play football for Washington and Lee University, Ev Nichol will swim for Williams College, and Matthew Rhodes will play football for The University of Memphis. Download photos from the event HERE.
Senior Ethan Hurst, a varsity swimmer, has been named a Wendy’s High School Heisman winner for MUS. Applicants must be athletes in one of the 47 school-sponsored sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or by the National Federation of State High School Associations. In addition, they must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or greater, and they also must be proven leaders and role models within their school and community.
The days of “Where’s my sports pass?” are gone! They’ve gone digital and mobile! This year you can purchase individual game tickets or an all-sports season pass online, and your ticket/pass will be accessible on your mobile phone. Simply show your phone pass when you get to the gate, and the gate worker will activate your pass for entry. Click here to purchase a sports pass for $80 or individual game tickets at $7 each. The season sports pass provides admission to regular-season home games for all sports. Students are admitted to all regular-season home games with their U Card. TSSAA playoff games are not included.
The Jake Rudolph All-Sports Banquet was April 30 in the Dining Hall. Coaches awarded letters to varsity players and congratulated their teams for the season. In addition, the school presented the top four student-athlete awards. Congratulations to the following recipients:
Lee Murray Spirit Award: Daniel Black
Al Wright Christian Character Award: Charlie Evans
Paul Trowbridge Gillespie Scholar Athlete: Bobby Wade
James R. Haygood III Best All-Around Athlete: Buchanan Dunavant
You may view some of the photos here, and all shots from the event may be purchased here soon.