Kathleen Murphy Scholars
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.