Owl News

List of 20 news stories.

  • Blake Bennett Named Baseball Head Coach

    Newly appointed Memphis University School Baseball Head Coach Blake Bennett, MUS Class of 2014, stopped by the donor recognition wall at the school’s Thorn Field to point out his father’s plaque. David L. Bennett, Jr. died January 7, 2013, following a battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease, and the 2013 Owl baseball team dedicated the plaque in memory of the standout pitcher’s dad.
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  • Chris Colbeck, Nail Award Recipient

    Instructor in English and Assistant Lacrosse Coach Chris Colbeck is this year’s John M. Nail Outstanding Teaching Award recipient.
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  • Finney to Direct Lower School Athletics

    Director of Athletics Thad McCracken has announced the appointment of Kyle Finney as Lower School Director of Athletics.
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  • Duncan and Nicholson Recognized

    Henry Duncan ’24 and Brandon Nicholson ’24 have been recognized by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association and the National Federation of State High School Associations as recipients of the inaugural NFHS Award of Excellence for Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity.
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  • Summer Campus Hours

    In addition to the teachers and coaches overseeing summer programs, administrators and staff are on campus. Summer hours run from 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Friday.
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  • Summer Math Packet Help Labs!

    Summer Help Labs will be open selected Tuesdays (July 9, July 16, July 23, and July 30) from 9 a.m. – noon for students who need to ask questions about Summer Math Packets.
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  • Eight Owls Earn French Medals

    Eight students earned awards on the National French Exam, which is the highest amount in the West Tennessee region. MUS students ranked sixth out of 29 Tennessee schools in the number of medals received.
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  • Hinote Named Track and CC Head Coach

    Memphis University School Director of Athletics Thad McCracken has announced the appointment of Drew Hinote as head coach of the cross-country and track programs.  
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  • McCarroll Earns German Accolades

    Miles McCarroll ’26 received a Gold Award for his performance on the 2024 National German Exam. The American Association of Teachers of German hosts the annual exam.
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  • Ninety-five Owls Earn Spanish Honors

    Ninety-five Spanish students garnered national recognition for their performance on the 2024 National Spanish Examinations. Owls earned a total of 28 Gold, 25 Silver, and 15 Bronze Medals, along with 27 honorable mentions. The 28 Gold Medal count was 21st out of 800 competing schools nationally.
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  • Owls Flourish at NLE

    Owls earned 141 awards for achievement on the 2024 National Latin Exam – 46 Summa Cum Laude Gold Medals, 50 Maxima Cum Laude Silver Medals, and 25 Magna Cum Laude, and 20 Cum Laude certificates.
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  • Owls Receive Greek Exam Awards

    Seniors Bryan Ding and Parth Patel earned awards for their performances in the National Greek Exam.
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  • "Owl’s Hoot" Wins First Place

    The Owl’s Hoot was awarded first place in the Private/Parochial Schools, 500 and Under category, in the American Scholastic Press Association national competition. Editor-in-chief Wills Frazer ’25 is pictured with the newspaper’s longtime advisor, English Instructor Norman Thompson.
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  • Lacrosse Takes State Title

    The Owls won the Tennessee Scholastic Lacrosse Association Division II-AAA state championship over McCallie, 12-6, in Nolensville May 18. 
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  • Parker Blackwell, Valedictorian

    When classmates described Parker Blackwell last spring, the word “brilliant” frequently came up. They knew then he was destined to become the Memphis University School class valedictorian. In addition to his intellect, Blackwell is revered as honorable, hardworking, and kind.
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  • Alan Zhou, Salutatorian

    MUS Salutatorian Alan Zhou is a scholar distinguished by a spirit of adventure. His restless energy for learning extended beyond the classroom and the lab to include additional work in probability, proofs, and problem solving. He likens learning new material to participating in a sport. Motivated by competition, he scored in the top 5% in the American Math Competition and contributed to the school’s state Mu Alpha Theta title.
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  • Chi Alpha Mu Inducts Newest Members

    Chi Alpha Mu, the national junior mathematics club for middle and junior high school students, inducted 25 new members on May 14. The club, named for Creative Adventures in Mathematics, was founded in 1967 and reactivated by the high school math society, Mu Alpha Theta, in 2008 to promote enjoyment and understanding of mathematics by middle school students.
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  • Willmott Receives Honorable Mention

    Congratulations to sophomore George Willmott for receiving an Honorable Mention in the Monmouth College Bernice Fox Classics Writing Contest.
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  • Accessing Prior-Year Grades

    Once the school year has ended May 31, and summer sessions have begun, families will need to follow these steps to access grades. Email Registrar Pam Haney if you need additional assistance.
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  • Mr. Gunn Lauded for Teaching

    Headmaster Pete Sanders awarded Mathematics Instructor Mike Gunn the 2024 Distinguished Teaching Award, given annually to a faculty member who demonstrates excellence.
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Communication, Media Requests

All media requests, including campus photography, videos, or student, faculty, or staff interviews must be sent to the director of communications at (901) 260-1357. Photographers, videographers, and media personnel must be accompanied by a member of the Communications Office.

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Elizabeth Copeland

    Liz Copeland 

    Communications Dir.
    (901) 260-1357
  • Photo of Rebecca Greer

    Rebecca Greer 

    Communications Asst. Dir./Webmaster
    (901) 260-1348
  • Photo of Jonah Jordan

    Jonah Jordan 

    Communications Specialist
    (901) 260-1416
  • Photo of Kaitlan Koehler

    Kaitlan Koehler 

    Graphic Designer
    (901) 260-1354


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