Academic Achievements

Pranav Chhalliyil - 2016 Young Scientist Grand Champion!

When last we heard from Maharishi School student Pranav Chhalliyil he had been named the Iowa State Merit Winner for the 2015 Young Scientist Challenge. Pranav researched which oral cleaning methods are most effective, and studied these methods in an experiment with 88 subjects. He found that using activated charcoal to brush, followed by tongue cleaning... Read More »


MSAE Freshman Named Iowa State Merit Winner for 2015 Young Scientist Challenge

Pranav Chhalliyil’s parents shared a frustration many of us have, getting their son to brush his teeth! However, their method for inspiring better hygiene sparked more than just better oral health. Pranav explains, “a few years ago, when I was too lazy to brush my teeth in the morning, my dad had me spit into petri... Read More »


Bimba Shrestha Wins Forward Thinker Award at INTEL

Maharishi School senior Bimba Shrestha won the Forward Thinker Award this year at the International Science and Engineering Fair (INTEL), held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 10-15. A $1,500 cash prize (from award sponsor GoDaddy) was split with his project partner FHS student Doga Ozesmi. The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), a program of... Read More »


Grand Champion Honors at State Science Fair

Maharishi School senior Bimba Shrestha with FHS partner Doga Ozesmi were the Grand Honorary Champions of the Iowa State Science Fair in Ames on March 26-27. They also won 1st place in Computer Science, the INTEL Excellence in Computer Science Award, the Mu Alpha Theta Innovation Award, and they qualified for an expense-paid trip to the... Read More »


Maharishi School Senior Wins First Place in Entrepreneurial Course at Babson College

Maharishi School senior Zhou, Huijun (Queena) attended this summer a five-week Entrepreneurial Development Experience course at Babson College at its Wellesley campus in Babson Park, Massachusetts, outside of Boston. Her course-long team project, “Foundation Education,” designed a non-profit tutoring organization and won first place among the course’s 69 students that composed 19 groups. Queena’s experience in... Read More »


Surya Sawhney Recognized at the Annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony

Surya Sawhney, son of Rajeev and Sabhita Sawhney, was recognized by Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds for outstanding academic achievement at the 11th Annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony April 27 at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines. The statewide program, sponsored by the Iowa Governor’s Office, Iowa High School Athletic Association and its title... Read More »


Bimba Shrestha Reports on the Intel International Science Fair

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair has been a once in a lifetime experience for me. I got a chance to look around LA, talk with Nobel Prize winners about their successes and failures, and meet scientists and engineers from over 70 different countries. I don't know if I have ever been to anything as... Read More »


Achievements Update for 2013-14 by Dr. Richard Beall

Dear Friends, Our school year is coming to a close, and I want to share with you some of the highlights from the year. We have much to be proud of as we continue the legacy of excellence that derives from our Consciousness-Based Education. Last fall we were contacted by a production company in Montreal who... Read More »


Students take Grand Champion and Third Place at State Science Fair

Bimba Shrestha, 11th grade, and Pranav Chhayillil, 7th grade, continue to garner awards in science. At the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa they won the following awards: Bimba Shrestha: Overall Senior High Project Champion, $1,200 Category of Computer Science: 1st First Place Intel Excellence in Computer Science award Yale Science & Engineering Association award Jolene... Read More »


Quiz Bowl Champs

The Maharishi School Quiz Bowl team won the South East Iowa Super Conference Championship on Tuesday Night.           Representing the school were Samantha Bell, Alex Hoffmann, Dia Huggins and Nathaniel Zhu. The team had to win six straight head to head matches to claim the crown. Questions covered a whole range of... Read More »


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