Standout Student: Providence Academy’s Maggie Murphy
Providence Academy senior Maggie Murphy makes balancing athletics and academics look easy. The chemistry lab is one of her favorite places to be. Solving complicated problems is what drives her passion.
“When you work them, they seem kind of impossible at the beginning and once you start getting through you see the pattern and once you get to the end it’s really satisfying,” she explained.
Chemistry teacher Susan Bevington says Murphy is intentional in her pursuit for excellence.
“She’s narrowed down her passions,” said Bevington. “Her intellectual curiosity and her abilities are going to put her in a place where she’s going to be very competitive.”
Major Moves on Basketball Court
The top student is also making major moves on the basketball court. The captain of the Lions’ basketball team was named IMAC conference athlete of the month for December.
The senior forward also reached 1,000 career points Feb. 1 with her 16-point performance against St. Paul Academy.
“That was a really cool moment, because that was one of my goals since I started playing basketball,” said Murphy about reaching the 1,000-point mark.
Off the court, she is a volunteer at the birthing center at Maple Grove Hospital. Murphy is not exactly certain how she will use her talents in the future, but she says it will be something in the medical field.