Academic Achievements

Grand Champions in Junior and Senior Divisions of Eastern Iowa Science Fair

Students Earn Trip to Compete at Intel International Science Fair   Bimba Shrestha, 11th grade, and Pranav Chhayillil, 7th grade, each won the Grand Prize in the Senior and Junior Divisions at the Eastern Iowa Science and Engineering Fair (EISEF) last Saturday in Cedar Rapids. This is the first time Maharishi School students have won the... Read More »

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Maharishi School Students Receive Science Honors at EISEF

Four Maharishi School students won awards at the Eastern Iowa Science and Engineering Fair (EISEF) in Cedar Rapids last week. Recipients were middle schoolers, Narayani Thijm and Melat Gebremariam, and 10th grade students Alex Hoffman and Bimba Shrestha. “What is the Greenhouse Effect and How Does It Work?” is the title of the research entered by... Read More »

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Honor Roll, Principal’s List Announced

Congratulations to those students on the Honor Roll and Principal's List:  Principal’s List Students recognized on the principal’s list earned all “A’s.” Ninth grade girls: Anna Unger. Ninth grade boys: Doga Ozesmi, Marcus Shoenfeld. Tenth grade girls: Cathy Guo, Lydia Huggins, Kadie Roberts, Queena Zhou, Tenth grade boys: Alex Hoffmann, Sree Lalith Pullapantula, Bimba Shsretha, David... Read More »

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Laser Nite is a National Merit Semi-Finalist

Maharishi School senior, Laser Nite, has qualified as a National Merit Semi-Finalist. Motivated by his idea that “that knowledge can be applied to make the experience of consciousness more fulfilling and blissful” Laser has been rewarded by this academic association. The National Merit Society mission is to promote a wider and deeper respect for learning, for... Read More »

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Student Poem Selected For Publication

A poem by Leanna Miller, Maharishi School sophomore, was selected for publication in the annual Iowa Poetry Association contest, high school division. Leanna Miller’s submission, "Faded Memory" will be published in Lyrical Iowa 2012, the 67th annual anthology of the Iowa Poetry Association. The poem was one of 19 poems chosen out of 212 high school... Read More »

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Graduating Class of 2012

With great jubilation the Maharishi School class of 2012 celebrated their graduation over four days from June 7-10. The graduation address was given by alumna, Heather Hartnett, Communications Director of the David Lynch Foundation Television, and a member of the School Board of Trustees.  “People are desperate for solutions to bring real change. You have a... Read More »

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Minna Mohammadi Recognized By Governor

Minna Mohammadi was recognized by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kimberly Reynolds for outstanding academic achievement at the 10th Annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony April 29 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 sponsor, the Iowa Farm Bureau... Read More »

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Sawhney Siblings Successful in Science

On Friday and Saturday, March 30th and 31st, Surya and Pearl Sawhney competed in the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa (SSTFI) held in Ames, Iowa. They again took top prizes for their research project entitled "Obesity and Diet: Exploring Solutions for a Healthy Lifestyle." The team placed first in Senior High Team Seminar, first... Read More »

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First Place at Eastern Iowa Science & Engineering Fair

Pearl Sawhney, senior, and Surya Sawhney, sophomore, won first place and an “Outstanding Achievement” award in the Senior Division at the Eastern Iowa Science & Engineering Fair in Cedar Rapids on March 17th. This just weeks after their first place win at the Iowa Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. Their research is entitled "Obesity and Diet:... Read More »

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Maharishi School Students Selected to Compete at National Science Symposium

Maharishi School students, Pearl Sawhney (senior) and her brother, Surya (sophomore) won first place March 2 at the Iowa Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (IJSHS) in Iowa City. They will go to Maryland on May 2-6 to present at the 50th National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, sponsored by the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force.... Read More »

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