Student Standouts and Faculty Feature for May 3

Student Standouts: Bundy ’19, Fundler ’22, Wright ’27, Lurk ’28, Boys Golf, Boys Lacrosse and Boys Tennis in the News

Faculty Feature: Morgan 

Congratulations to this week’s standouts below. Way to go #RamNation! And as always, if you have a story to share, please email weeklynews@micds.org.

Boys Lacrosse

Bundy Becomes the All-Time Leading Scorer for Boys Lacrosse in Missouri

On April 25, 2019, Graham Bundy Jr. ’19 became the « all-time leading scorer in Missouri boys lacrosse history » as noted by the STL Today along with the title of « Athlete of the Week. » With a career total of 387 points scored, the senior midfielder has racked up a number of honors through his record-breaking scoring success. In the fall, he’ll be playing lacrosse at Georgetown University.

Joshua Fundler '22

Fundler Wins 1st at National Chess Championship

Joshua Fundler ’22 recently returned back from the 2019 National Jr. High Chess Championship in Grapevine, Texas, where he won 1st place in his rating category. Joshua competed individually representing MICDS. You can view his results here.

Way to go, Joshua!

Rowan W. '27

Dancing Her Way Up to Preliminary Champion Status

We’re very proud of 4th grader Rowan Wright ’27 who recently competed in an Irish dance competition (a feis) in Kansas City. She not only qualified to compete in the regional competition called, « Oireachtas, » but she also advanced to the status of « Preliminary Champion! »

To qualify to compete in the regional competition, she needed to earn 1st, 2nd or 3rd in her four competition dances. To then advance to the next level of Irish dance, she needed to earn 1st place in her four competition dances to level up to « Preliminary Champion. » On a roll, she earned four 1st place finishes in one day!

Rowan was extremely determined and knocked all of her goals out in one day. She leveled up and qualified when typically, dancers earn one or two 1st place finishes in a day. Keep it up, Rowan!

Galloping to Victory

Eloise Lurk ’28 and her pony (Penelope) competed in the Tulsa Rendezvous Equestrian Event in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They won four 1st place ribbons, two 2nd place ribbons and one 4th place ribbon. Overall, they won the Champion Ribbon for most cumulative points in their class!

Golf Team Ties for 1st in Class 3, District 4 Competition

At Monday’s Class 3, District 4 golf competition, the MICDS boys golf team tied for the top spot with a score of 315 with St. Charles. Both teams will move on to sectionals. In this recap, Sam Hanser ’19 is mentioned for earning 2nd with a score of 74, and teammate Henry Mikula ’21 is mentioned for earning 4th place with a score of 76.

Boys Lacrosse in the News

STL Today covered the MICDS vs. DeSmet showdown yesterday where the Rams came out ahead (15-12). View the recap of the game which highlights our Rams in actino along with Coach Andy Kay. Cheer on the Rams for its final regular season game on Tuesday, May 7 against Lafayette. Go Rams!

Boys Tennis Earns 2nd at Tournament of Champions

In a recent article from STL Todaythe MICDS boys tennis team was mentioned for earning the second-place trophy at the Tournament of Champions with 24 points. In singles, Chase Nwamu ’20 earned 4th place and Evan Erb ’21 earned 5th place while in doubles, Brian Tokarczyk ’22 and Justin Jan ’22 finished in 5th place. Go Rams!


Stacey Morgan

Faculty Feature: Ms. Morgan Ranked as Finalist for the Loeb Prize

Upper School Science Teacher and Head Athletic Trainer Stacey Morgan is a finalist for the Loeb Prize for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics! Ms. Morgan is one of five finalists, and the top prize winner will be named on May 14 at a ceremony at the St. Louis Science Center.
Ms. Morgan was nominated by JK-12 Science Department Chair Bob Shaw. Besides highlighting her work in teaching health and human body courses for 25 years while utilizing real case studies, diagnostic modeling and 3D-printing to depict the muscular and skeletal systems, he shares, « Stacey’s role in our science program is vital. She reaches all learners in her classroom, advocates for all students and is one of the student body’s favorite teachers. She also has helped several colleagues find their way with alternative assessments, flipped classroom models, and project and inquiry-based learning. She mentors several adults that are new to our school or seeking to improve their curriculum beyond our school. Ms. Morgan’s quiet demeanor often hides her extremely dedicated work ethic, exemplary professionalism and willingness to do good things for kids. »
According to the website, « the Loeb Prize, endowed in 2002 by a generous gift from the Loeb family, honors teachers who significantly enhance their students’ performances in science and mathematics. » Way to go, Ms. Morgan!