Monthly Archives: December 2014

LHWHS Varsity Football Rams Celebrate Outstanding Season

Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Rams celebrated some amazing  accomplishments with a 12-2 record.

  • The team was National Division Champions of the Suburban Central Conference, District Champions and State Semifinalists.
  • All Conference athletes include:  James Bell, Chuck Burton, Antoine Cade, Chino Davis, Malcolm Davis, Luke Dibler, James Dunger, Daylen Edwards, Paul Flynn, Jack Fox, Nate Howard, Ivan Hurse, Jack May, Justin Moore, James Scott, Jarrod Smith, Mario Whitley and Henry Valier. 
  • All State athletes include:  Daylen Edwards, Jack Fox, Nate Howard and Justin Moore
  • Jack Fox was named Kohl’s All-American Punt Specialist

LHWHS Boys Varsity Soccer Team Finishes Season with Impressive Recognitions.

With the second best record in Ladue Schools history, Ladue Horton Watkins High School Boys Varsity Soccer Team finished fifth in the state with a 20-5-1 record.  The team was District Champions for the third year in a row, and Sectional Champions for the second year in a row.

All Conference Athletes include: Kyle Cook, Justin Espinosa, David Maffly-Kipp, Walker Miller, Chris Naunhaim, Austin Powell, Michael Wielansky and Nik Woltz.

LHWHS Students Named to All-State Band

The following Ladue Horton Watkins High School students won a seat in the Missouri All-State Band or All-State Orchestra.  They competed against 1,200 students from across the state via blind auditions in Columbia, Missouri.  Only 108 were selected. These young musicians will represent LHWHS at performances at the Missouri Music Educators Association Convention on January 28-31, 2015.  

LHWHS’s Good Wins Peabody Energy Leaders in Education Award

Dr. Rob Good, a social studies teacher at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, is a 2014-15 recipient of the Peabody Energy Leaders in Education Award. He is the latest teacher in the Ladue School District to be honored. The Peabody Energy Leaders in Education program supports educators who foster the future workforce and prepare students to compete in a global marketplace.  Each honoree receives a $1,000 check, which Dr. Good reinvested into the RISE program, which works with African-American students to give them the skills necessary to be successful in high school.

To read more about Dr. Good and the program, click on 2014-2015 Honorees Region 1.

 

LHWHS Graduate Receives Prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award

Leah Rothberg, a 2013 graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School, was one of three young ladies from the St. Louis area to receive the Girl Scout Gold Award from the Girl Scouts of the USA. It is an impressive honor that less than one percent of Girl Scouts earn. Leah spent at least 80 hours planning and implementing a challenging community project at a West St. Louis County home for adults with mental or physical disabilities.  

Read more on Three Area Students Complete Projects Benefiting Community To Earn Girl Scout Gold Award at stltoday.com.

 

 

LHWHS Senior Helps Fight Hunger Before A Pre-Screening of The Hunger Games

In November, Ladue Horton Watkins High School Senior Sam Kahn helped to spearhead a community-wide event to bring almost 300 local Jewish teenagers together through BBYO (B’nai B’rith Youth Organization) for a pre-screening of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.” When BBYO brought the idea of tying hunger advocacy to Lions Gate Entertainment, they supported it.

LHWHS Senior Examines if Religion is Becoming A Fashion Statement

Ladue Horton Watkins High School Senior Elise Vincent set out to find answers to a lingering question. “Is it disrespectful to wear symbols that do not pertain to one’s own history?”

LHWHS Alumnus Ryan Feit Accepts Award From Royalty

Alumnus Ryan Feit, class of 2001, found his niche in the business world.  He is CEO of SeedInvest, which is a crowd-funding venture capital company that allows smaller investors to buy equity in startups. On December 9, 2014, in New York City, Ryan accepted a Great Tech trophy from Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Prince William and the mayor of New York  City were among the many guests that attended the Innovation is GREAT Awards Reception. 

Ladue Early Childhood Center’s Ayres receives December Excellence in Education Award

Ladue Early Childhood Center (LECC) Preschool Teacher Dee Ayres began working in the district in 2007. LECC Director Kerri Wetzel says Dee is a “role model in her management skills and working with children, and is well respected by her colleagues.” 

LMS Annual Fundraiser Nets 19,026 Canned Goods for Area Families

Sometimes hunger and homelessness go hand-in-hand in a community, so the students at Ladue Middle School sponsored activities to make a difference.  To help Feed the Children organization, LMS sponsored a penny war to fill the “bank” with $1,087.10 in pennies. The sixth grade led the way with $436.29 pennies. Seventh and eighth grades almost tied, bringing in more than three hundred dollars in pennies.