MMS Academic Awards


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Voice of Democracy Certificate of Merit

December 2017

Three Junior High students were selected as post winners by VFW Post 1465. They were selected among a group of 30 students across area schools and swept the competition. Along with a certificate Himani C. won $100, Daisia G. $75, and Isabella F. $50.


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Scholastic Writing Awards May

MMS took home ten awards in the statewide Scholastic Writing Awards,  which was more then any other school in the Wisconsin/Illinois area. Thirty three percent of the scholastic writing award recipients were MMS students.

Junior High teacher Mr. Riggs received the Scholastic Writing Teacher Award.

This year, MMS won five gold keys, which is the most we've ever won in a single year. 

  • Clara A. - Silver Key
  • Mehul D. - 2 Gold Keys, Silver Key
  • Quinn H. - Honorable Mention
  • Owen L. - Silver Key
  • Emily L. - Gold Key
  • Shannon L. - Gold Key, 2 Honorable Mentions
  • Will M. - Honorable Mention, Gold Key
  • Catherine N. -  2 Honorable Mentions
  • Samantha S. - Honorable Mention
  • Eleanor T. -  Silver Key, Honorable Mention
DSHA Beacon Scholarship March Aleria J. won the four-year full-tuition scholarship to attend Divine Savior Holy Angels High School.

Voice of Democracy Certificate of Merit

January 2017

These Junior High students wrote on the theme of "The America I Believe In", and were selected as post winners by VFW Post 1465. Along with a certificate Grace won $100, Manas $75, and Quinn $50.

  • 1st: Grace Davison - Essay
  • 2nd: Manas Arora 
  • 3rd: Quinn Hughes


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National Scholastic Writing Competition


April 2016

Cady M. won a Gold Medal in the state Scholastic Writing Competition and a Silver Medal in the national competition for her novel The Raid on England.

The novel is only 1 of 30 in the entire nation to be recognized with an award at this level and her primary competition was high school students. This is the first win at Milwaukee Montessori School since 2011 at the national level. 

Read: The Raid on England.

Joe Lubar Scholarship February 2016 Gerry P. won the prestigious Joe Lubar Scholarship to University School of Milwaukee. This is a four-year, full tuition scholarship. Read more.
Voice of Democracy Certificate of Merit December 2015 Eleanor T. won the Voice of Democracy Certificate of Merit from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) for her essay. The certificate calls her "An Outstanding Spokesman for Freedom".
Scholastic Writing Awards February 2016

MMS took home 10 awards in the statewide Scholastic Writing Awards.

Golden Key Winners: Riley H., Cady M.

Silver Key Winners: Shannon L., Frank O.

Honorable Mention Winners: Anika G. (2), Riley H., William K., Shannon L., Jayla N., Calaway S.


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Joe Lubar Scholarship March 2015 Chyna B. won the prestigious Joe Lubar Scholarship to University School Milwaukee. This is a four-year, full tuition scholarship. Read more.
Scholastic Writing Awards February 2015

Of the total 174 statewide Scholastic Writing entries, MMS students took home 16 awards. There were 10 Silver Key winners and 6 honorable mentions. Over 50% of our student’s entries won an award, and MMS accounted for 15% of all the awards given out in the state.

The Scholastic Writing Awards are national and have been in existence for 80 years. The students will be recognized by Still Waters Collective and The Alliance for Young Artists.

Our very own Ben Riggs won the prestigious Janet Martin Award for writing education excellence.

Students submitted works in the follow genres: humor, journalism, persuasive writing, short story, flash fiction and general writing portfolio samples.

Silver Key Winners:

Aidan B., Chyna  B., Cady M., Calaway S., Deniz D., Megan K., Olivia   E., Jayla    N., Riley    H., Sam     S.      

Honorable Mention Winners:

Meghan O., Megan K., Miranda L., Sam S., Vincent D., William M.             



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MTEA - Journal Sentinel Martin Luther King Jr. Student Essay January 2014 Junior High Student Madison K., placed second in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. student essay contest. Her essay
 “Nonviolence is more effective than violence,” was published in print and online at
MPM Student Poetry Contest April 2014 Anika G., a 6th grader, is a winner in the 2013-2014 Milwaukee Public Museum Student Poetry contest. The theme of this year's competition was "Journeys" and students were to write a poem inspired by an artifact or exhibit at the museum.



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MTEA - Journal Sentinel Martin Luther King Jr. Student Essay January 2014 Maggie Shafer won second place for her essay entitled "King's Ideals Continue to Change Numerous Lives"

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