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A new era: MOST welcomes Leanne McQuown

A new era: MOST welcomes Leanne McQuown

Leanne McQuown is our fourth executive director, and she is excited to put her nonprofit experience to work at MOST.

Courtney Shove
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November 02, 2018
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MOST Scholar Q&A: Sibling Edition

MOST Scholar Q&A: Sibling Edition

Get to know Presbyterian Day School students Samuel and Benjamin.

Courtney Shove
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November 02, 2018
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MOST scorecard shows success

MOST scorecard shows success

Thanks to our sponsors and participants, the 19th annual MOST Classic raised $120,000 for children’s scholarships.

Courtney Shove
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November 02, 2018
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MOST donor spotlight: Children’s Foundation of Memphis

MOST donor spotlight: Children’s Foundation of Memphis

Since 2001, the Children's Foundation of Memphis (CFOM) has donated $109,000 to MOST. CFOM board member Peggy McClure talks about what first spurred the organization to fund MOST.

Courtney Shove
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November 02, 2018
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Q&A with MOST alum Erica Alexander

Q&A with MOST alum Erica Alexander

An Oglethorpe University sophomore, Erica interned at the MOST office this summer. Find out more about this MOST graduate of St. George's Independent School.

Courtney Shove
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September 10, 2018
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MOST partner profile: Bodine School

MOST partner profile: Bodine School

Established in 1972, Bodine School has a singular mission: to lead the Mid-South in teaching students with dyslexia to read and succeed.

Courtney Shove
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August 01, 2018
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Senior send-off celebrates student success

Senior send-off celebrates student success

This spring, 17 MOST Scholars graduated from 13 private schools in the Memphis area.

Courtney Shove
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August 01, 2018
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Q&A with MOST alum Deidra Bonds

Q&A with MOST alum Deidra Bonds

Courtney Shove
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August 01, 2018
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Prekindergarten prioritizes our most valuable asset

Prekindergarten prioritizes our most valuable asset

Children are our future. They are eager and impressionable, and their brains develop extensively from birth to age 5. How do we ensure that all children learn and grow in an environment that sets them up for a successful, healthy life?

Courtney Shove
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March 30, 2018
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Anniversary challenge requires fiscal muscle

Anniversary challenge requires fiscal muscle

Here at MOST, we’re up for our latest challenge to raise $2.5 million before December 31, 2018. If we succeed, a generous friend of MOST will match that total, dollar for dollar, providing $5 million for children’s scholarships.

Courtney Shove
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March 30, 2018
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MOST alum Britney Thornton featured in StyleBlueprint

MOST alum Britney Thornton featured in StyleBlueprint

An Ivy League-educated former teacher-turned-law student, Britney is turning ideas into action for the betterment of Memphis. Check out her StyleBlueprint profile.

Courtney Shove
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February 09, 2018
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The lowdown on MOST and #GivingTuesday

The lowdown on MOST and #GivingTuesday

While online, you're sure to have come across #GivingTuesday pleas. When and why did MOST decide to participate? 

Courtney Shove
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November 16, 2017
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MOST turns 20! A look back on the program and its people

MOST turns 20! A look back on the program and its people

Twenty years, two decades, a score: That’s how long MOST has been around. It all started when Bob Solmson read about a privately funded scholarship program in Indianapolis and went about emulating it in Memphis.

Courtney Shove
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November 09, 2017
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Highlights from the fairway

Highlights from the fairway

Seventy-seven golfers gathered at Memphis Country Club on October 2, 2017, for the 18th annual MOST Classic. Thanks to our sponsors and participants, MOST raised $102,000 for children’s scholarships.

Courtney Shove
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November 09, 2017
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Teaming up with ‘royalty’

Teaming up with ‘royalty’

In July 2017, Royal Furniture partnered with MOST for a special shopping event at its Memphis-area stores.

Courtney Shove
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November 09, 2017
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MOST Milestones

MOST Milestones

Read the highlights of MOST's 20-year history and learn about a big goal to be reached in 2018!

Courtney Shove
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November 09, 2017
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Back-to-school chat with students

Back-to-school chat with students

September is here, and the 2017-18 school year is in full swing. Get to know some of our MOST Scholars in this back-to-school Q&A.

Courtney Shove
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September 05, 2017
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2017 MOST seniors are college-bound

2017 MOST seniors are college-bound

Our 16 MOST Scholars from the Class of 2017 will attend 11 colleges and universities in fall 2017.

Courtney Shove
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July 17, 2017
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Q&A with MOST alumnus Rashaan Jiles-Boulding

Q&A with MOST alumnus Rashaan Jiles-Boulding

MOST alum Rashaan Jiles-Boulding graduated from MUS in 2014. He is now a senior at Belmont University with a major in commercial music and an emphasis in composition and arranging.

Courtney Shove
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July 17, 2017
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Q&A with MOST alumna Melanie Hawkins

Q&A with MOST alumna Melanie Hawkins

Melanie Hawkins graduated from Harding in 2010 and holds a B.A. in English language and literature from CBU. She is currently working on a master’s degree in journalism at the University of Memphis.

Courtney Shove
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July 17, 2017
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Q&A with MOST alumna Toraneka Hampton

Q&A with MOST alumna Toraneka Hampton

A 2007 graduate of Immaculate Conception Cathedral School, Toraneka works as a mental health counselor in the Chicago area.

Courtney Shove
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June 19, 2017
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MOST partner school celebrates its first graduating class

MOST partner school celebrates its first graduating class

Started in 2004, Brinkley Heights Urban Academy graduated its first two seniors on May 13, 2017.

Courtney Shove
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May 15, 2017
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Heritage Baptist senior shares gift of music

Heritage Baptist senior shares gift of music

Having strings attached is not always a bad thing, especially for Heritage Baptist Academy senior Bobby Bailey. An accomplished violinist, he is now giving strings lessons.

Courtney Shove
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May 01, 2017
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St. Benedict senior embraces the high school experience

St. Benedict senior embraces the high school experience

Listening to him recount his high school experiences, it’s hard to imagine MOST Scholar Tylan Barr was ever shy.

Courtney Shove
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October 17, 2016
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Golf tournament links donors to scholarship fund

Golf tournament links donors to scholarship fund

On September 26, 2016, 88 golfers gathered at Memphis Country Club for the 17th annual MOST Classic. Find out how much money the event raised.

Courtney Shove
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October 17, 2016
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Letter from executive director

Letter from executive director

Mandy Rough expresses her gratitude for MOST families and reflects on the parent survey that MOST conducted in summer 2016.

Mandy Rough
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October 17, 2016
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Celebrating our 2016 graduates

Celebrating our 2016 graduates

In spring 2016, 14 MOST Scholars graduated from six high schools in Shelby County. Thirteen of the students will attend college in fall 2017, and one has enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Courtney Shove
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July 25, 2016
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Q&A with Alexis Faber

Q&A with Alexis Faber

Alexis joined the MOST board of directors in spring 2016. Find out why she's so passionate about education.

Courtney Shove
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July 25, 2016
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Q&A with Collie Krasnick

Q&A with Collie Krasnick

Collie Krausnick joined the MOST board of directors in spring 2016. Find out how he got involved with MOST.

Courtney Shove
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July 25, 2016
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MOST alum featured in local news

MOST alum featured in local news

Jean Francois Mahoro graduated from Memphis Catholic High School in 2004 and went on to complete a bachelor's degree in computer engineering at the University of Memphis. He was recently featured in The Daily News.

MOST Staff
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July 25, 2016
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Shunise Bledsoe thrives in the field of psychology

Shunise Bledsoe thrives in the field of psychology

Most people cringe at the thought of taking a four-hour test, but what about administering a four-hour test? That’s what MOST alumna Shunise Bledsoe does on a regular basis, and she loves it.

Courtney Shove
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March 28, 2016
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Lessons learned from a young entrepreneur

Lessons learned from a young entrepreneur

At 25, he has secured investors for a start-up business, opened a successful restaurant in New York City, and landed a job at Twitter. Who is this whiz kid? His name is Yonadav Tsuna, and he’s a MOST alumnus.

Courtney Shove
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November 16, 2015
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