Monthly Archives: April 2014

Ladue and Saint Louis Success at Speech and Debate MSHSAA State Tournament

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) speech and debate team, the Talking Rams, were represented at the Missouri High School Activities Association (MSHSAA)  State tournament by the following students:

Benjamin Collinger (11) and Rasika Sant (10) – Policy Debate
Emily Chu (12) – Radio Speaking
Miriam Hauptman (11) – Prose Reading
Shira Morosohk (12) – Original Oratory

Tushar Raj (11) was the team’s official timekeeper.

Congratulations to Benjamin and Rasika on advancing to the semifinal round of Policy Debate. Benjamin and Rasika only lost one of eight ballots during their four preliminary rounds of competition.

In addition to LHWHS’s success, the St. Louis region brought back six state championships and had finalists in all but one of the speech events. MSHSAA State was truly a remarkable weekend for St. Louis speech and debate!

The team will next compete in the National Catholic Forensic League tournament in Chicago, IL over Memorial Day Weekend followed by the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament in Overland Park, KS in June.

LHWHS Choir Sings on Monday Night Raw

Following is the article describing the opening segment in which members of the Ladue Horton Watkins High School choir sang:

LHWHS Graduate Speaks Out on Diversity in NY Magazine

Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate Jill Bloomberg is the principal of Park Slope Collegiate and speaks out on diversity and education in this New York Magazine article entitled: New York State Has the Most Segregated Schools in the Nation.  

 

Spanish Honor Society Creates Special Birthday Celebration

On April 27, 2014, 25 Spanish Honor Society students gathered at the Ronald McDonald house to celebrate the birthday of two residents – Eduardo, from Ecuador, turned two-years-old and Andre, from Perú, turned 6.  The students went all the way by preparing a piñata, cake, decorations, games and songs for the children.   These students made a very special Sunday for those small residents at the Ronald McDonald house.

 

LHWHS Evans Receives Scholarship

The Special Education Foundation, in partnership with Special School District (SSD), recognized 19 students with Rosemary Zander Awards at the annual Commitment to Kids Banquet on April 24, 2014.  Another 17 scholarships and camperships were awarded to students at the event by local organizations, including the Special Education and Foundation and the Bonhomme Lions. Ladue Horton Watkins High School senior Mallory Evans received the Allison M. Haake Memorial Scholarship.  

LHWHS’ Donnell Inspires

As reported in MoMileSplit…

Ladue juniors Annie Donnell and Allison Moehrle share a unique bond seldom seen on the track.

They run every race together. Share every practice stride with each other. They’re almost inseparable. And it has to be that way. Moehrle serves as the eyes for Donnell, who has not let her blindness deter her from training and competing for the Rams.

Old Bonhomme’s Jim Places First in State

Justin Jim, a kindergartener at Old Bonhomme Elementary School placed first in the Missouri State Boys Gymnastic Championship.  Jim participated in the 4-5-year-old age category.

LMS Science Team Wins State Competition

The Ladue Middle School (LMS) Science Olympiad team placed first in the April 12, 2014 state competition, qualifying the team for the national tournament.  The national tournament will be held this year at the University of Central Florida and this is the twentieth time in LMS’ 25-year club history to qualify.

Ladue/Clayton Support Coaches v. Cancer

For the second year in a row, students from Ladue Horton Watkins High School and Clayton High School combined efforts to raise funds for Coaches vs. Cancer.  This program, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, empowers coaches, their teams, and their communities to join the fight against cancer by participating in awareness efforts, advocacy programs, and fundraising activities.  

LHWHS Students Exhibit at Young Artist Showcase

The following Ladue Horton Watkins High School students had work accepted into this year’s Emerson Young Artists’ Showcase at the Artists’ Guild juried by Jesse Cerruti:

  • Ingrid Olson
  • Samantha Robbins (Will and Erna Rudolph Annual Prize for Young Artist, $100)
  • Stella Schindler
  • Ashley Turner
  • Bailey Washington
  • Hejin (Mary)  Xiao (Ciola Longmire Memorial Prize for Human Figure, $100)
  • Madison Yang (Clay Eugene Jordan Annual Prize for Drawing, $100) (Pictured)