The Kathleen Murphy Scholars Program is designed to meet the
needs of our highest performing students and to intellectually challenge them
not only in the classroom but also through enrichment activities consistent
with our mission. Our intention is to give the students in the Murphy Scholars
Program the opportunity to enhance their education through a program with
special enrichment experiences. Academically talented students in tenth,
eleventh and twelfth grade pursue a rigorous course of study, participate in
extracurricular activities, and satisfy their intellectual curiosity through
cultural enrichment experiences.
The Kathleen Murphy Scholars Program honors Ms.
Kathleen Murphy who served as principal of Totino-Grace High School from 1979
until 2001. During that time Ms.
Murphy was instrumental in establishing an honors program for gifted students
while also developing a program to offer special learning services to students
most in need. Ms. Murphy worked closely with teachers to challenge them and
affirm their work. She encouraged
them in professional growth and worked hard to provide resources for them. This
program honors Ms. Murphy for her creativity, love of literature and commitment
to academic rigor.
Students in the Murphy Scholars Program will be asked to cover the cost of seminars if tickets must be purchased or entrance fees must be paid. Financial assistance is available for students who cannot afford these expenses.