Math Modeling Club Receives Honorable Mention in M3 Challenge
Five Loyola Academy students were recently recognized for their work in the MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge. Of the 760 papers submitted, the solution put forth by Loyola's team was selected to receive one of just twenty-two honorable mention awards. This is a wonderful distinction, especially given the rigorous and intense scrutiny that each paper endured. Only four-percent of the submitted papers were selected for recognition.
E-Learning Presents Opportunities for Connection and Creativity
On Monday, March 16, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Loyola Academy transitioned to e-learning which enables teachers to advance the curriculum of their classes and connect with students daily using virtual meeting tools and other remote technologies. In the short time since its adoption, e-learning has brought out the best in faculty collaboration, flexibility and enthusiasm as well as student creativity and engagement.
Loyola Academy's Department of Performing Arts and Thespian Troupe #4729 performed “The K of D” on March 5–8. The K of D follows the fallout from a small-town urban legend called the “Kiss of Death.” The players consist of a motley crew of teens, five girlfriends who are all vapid, a vicious son that contrasts his gentle father, and the odd parents of a girl who simply stopped talking one day. One omniscient narrator crafts the dynamic of these characters as the show moves beyond explanations and anecdotes. It serves as a commentary to how we all process grief in different ways and asks the pivotal question: Where does storytelling end and truth begin?
On February 26, Loyola celebrated Ash Wednesday with an all school Mass in the West Gym. During the homily, Loyola Academy President Rev. Patrick E. McGrath, SJ, reminded students that, as ambassadors for Christ and messengers of hope, we are charged to bring Christ to the world—especially for those who walk at the margins and feel left out.