Artistic Achievements

Success at International Problem-Solving Competition

After winning top scores at the state Destination ImagiNation creative problem-solving competition, 6 teams from Maharishi School joined more than 18,000 participants from 12 countries at the international competition May 22-26 at University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Maharishi School’s team of high school girls came in 7th place overall in the science category. Also of note for Iowa, a senior-level team... Read More »

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Student Problem Solvers Especially Creative at State DestiNation ImagiNation Tournament

Maharishi School’s DestiNation ImagiNation teams were hugely successful at the state creative problem-solving tournament in Ames on Saturday April 14. Six of the eight teams received the highest points and qualified for the international competition which will take place at the University of Tennessee Knoxville campus May 23-26. The high school level girls’ team was honored... Read More »

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Art Faculty Exhibit at Augustana College Art Museum

Maharishi School art faculty Greg Holland and Greg Thatcher have artwork featured in the 36th annual Rock Island Fine Art Exhibition. The competitive exhibition is co-sponsored by the Rock Island Art Guild and Augustana College Art Museum. The Juror Joseph Mella said, "This is a strong exhibition on all counts, one that reflects the innovative, creative... Read More »

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Middle School Photo Exhibit at Iowa State Bank

A new exhibit of the recent work of Maharishi School photography students will open this Friday evening during Art Walk at the Iowa State Bank Gallery and continue there for two months. The exhibit includes from Greg Holland's Upper School Photo class, as well as the 7/ 8 grade students color photographs from Greg Thatcher’s classes.... Read More »

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Maharishi School Students Take Top Awards at Destination Imagination Sub-State Tournament

Maharishi School sent eight teams to Ames on March 3 to compete at the Iowa Sub-State Destination Imagination (DI) Competition. Six of those teams placed first, and the remaining teams placed third in their respective categories. In Iowa the DI program is run by a non-profit organization, Students for a Creative Iowa. According to their website,... Read More »

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All-State Speech Festival Performances Announced

Maharishi School’s Speech teams put on great performances last weekend, to a sold-out theater. Coach, Brendan Thomas said, “the shows were a great success and I'm so glad the students had a chance to perform for such great audiences.” The announcement of the teams selected to perform at the All-State Festival came in late on Sunday.... Read More »

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Speech Teams Triumph at Regional Competition

At the regional competition for the Iowa High School Speech Association in Keokuk, 10 of 12 Maharishi School performances received the highest ranking and will perform in the state competition on February 4th in Cedar Rapids. This year’s performances are again directed by Brendan Thomas, winner of the IHSSA Critic’s Choice Award multiple times both as... Read More »

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Maharishi School Magic: Destination ImagiNation

By Dr. Richard Beall for TM Magazine in July 2011. To see the article in it's entirety go to: http://issue2.tmmagazine.org/maharishi-school-magic.html I’m six miles high, flying across the Midwest to Knoxville, TN, to join 14,000 of the world’s most out-of-the-box inventive kids. It’s Destination ImagiNation’s Global Finals, and we have five Maharishi School state champions representing Iowa. This is... Read More »

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Class of 2011 Awards and Honors

Congratulations to the graduating Maharishi School seniors who received recognition at the 2011 award ceremony. While all students are commended for their achievements, a select few are chosen to receive special honors from their teachers, peers, and third-party scholarship foundations. Department Awards Virginia Buckley Award: Given to the top art student who is actively seeking a... Read More »

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Maharishi School Destination ImagiNation Teams Triumph Internationally - Again

Maharishi School’s Destination ImagiNation teams had another successful trip to the 5 day international creative problem solving competition at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, May 24-29. The middle level girls’ team gave an outstanding performance that wowed the appraisers and earned them 5th place. The team’s solution involved both acting and technical (engineering) elements and included an... Read More »

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