Daily Archives: December 9, 2011

Girls and Boys Cross Country Finish Successful Season

Both the girls and the boys cross country teams recently completed successful 2011 seasons.

7th Grader Alexandra Rice Finalist in National Piano Competition

Alexandra Rice, a 12-year-old seventh grader at Ladue Middle School will travel to the University of Colorado at Boulder – Boulder, Colorado, in January to compete as a Division Finalist in the Music Teachers National Association Junior High Piano Competition.  Ms. Rice, the daughter of David and Elena Rice, earned this opportunity after winning the Missouri State MTNA Junior High Piano Competition for 11-14 year olds held at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri on November 5, 2011.

LHWHS Sophomore Ding to Play for US Chess Team

Ladue Horton Watkins High School sophomore Jialin Ding was selected to play for the U.S. Chess Team at the 2011 World Youth Chess Championship to be held in Brazil from November 17-27, 2011. He will compete in the “under 14 years old” section.

LHWHS Head Football Coach Named Suburban East Conference Coach Third Year Running

Mike Tarpey was named Suburban East Conference Coach of the Year for the third year in a row.  Tarpey coached the Ladue Horton Watkins High School Varsity football team to the 2011 Suburban East Conference Championship.

Old Bonhomme’s 30th Annual Giving Assembly a Success

Old Bonhomme Elementary School contributed to four different local charities through their 2012 Annual Giving Campaign.   Over 3,355 cans of food were collected for the Trinity Food Pantry.  Over 60 boxes of clothing and household items, plus other bulk items were delivered to Family Haven (Salvation Army Shelter).  In addition, 18 boxes of needed items were sent to the Crisis Nursery (Centene Center) and another 18 to KidSmart.

LHWHS Students Recognized for Contributions with Visit from Dred Scott’s Great-Great-Grandaughter

Lynne Jackson, great-great-granddaughter of Dred and Harriet Scott, visited teacher Rob Good’s class on Thursday, December 1, 2011 to personally thank the students of Ladue Horton Watkins High School for participating in the penny drive which will help to fund a life-size statue of Dred and Harriet Scott.  LHWHS was one of just a few high schools in the area who raised over $500 to help build the statue to be erected near the Old Courthouse – site of the first Dred Scott freedom trials — in downtown St. Louis.

Old Bonhomme Cuts Ribbon on Outdoor Classroom

Old Bonhomme Elementary school celebrated completion of an outdoor classroom on Friday, December 2, 2011 with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Students Represent LHWHS at National Tournament

Emily Bell (senior) and David Abraham (junior) represented Ladue Horton Watkins High school and the Talking Rams (LHWHS speech and debate team) at George Mason University’s speech and debate tournament, held on December 3rd and 4th. In a tournament with over 100 schools and 1,600 entries, Emily and David were both recognized at the awards ceremony.