Monthly Archives: April 2015

Five LHWHS Seniors Sign Letters of Intent to Play College Sports

On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, five Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) seniors participated in a ceremonial signing celebration to show their commitment to attend and play a sport at the universities and college of their choice.

FGC’s Guthrie Receives April 2015 Excellence in Education Award

Fifth Grade Center’s Communications Arts/Social Studies Teacher Lynda Guthrie received the April 2015 Excellence in Education Award.

“When I look at placing a student who requires a loving and compassionate teacher, but one who will be structured and provide high standards for learning, Lynda is the first teacher that comes to mind,” says Amy Balsavias, counselor at the Fifth Grade Center.

LHWHS Alumna Lise Bernstein Named Among 2015 Women of Achievement

Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumna Lise Bernstein, (nee Fremder) class of ’73, has been recognized for her volunteer leadership in social justice. Lise is one of ten in the 2015 class for the Women of Achievement Awards. 

LHWHS Team Named State Champions in Policy Debate

Ladue Horton Watkins High School students, Benjamin Collinger (12) and Rasika Sant (11), earned first place and were named the 2015 Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) State Champions in Policy Debate at the 2015 Speech, Debate, and Theatre State Tournament which took place on April 24 and 25, 2015. Benjamin and Rasika were the only undefeated team in the tournament and did not lose a single ballot in preliminary rounds making them the number one seed heading into elimination rounds. Over the course of four preliminary and three elimination rounds, they only dropped two ballots giving them a ballot record of 15-2.

LHWHS Alumnus Ben Solomon Wins Pulitzer Prize

Ben Solomon, a 2006 graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School, as part of a team of reporters for The New York Times, was honored on April 21, 2015, with the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting.  Ben and his fellow teammates won for their coverage of the Ebola crisis in West Africa, which the committee praised for “engaging the public with the scope and the details of the outbreak while holding authorities accountable.”

LHWHS 2015 Seniors Receive More than 100 Awards

On May 17, 2015, more than 300 seniors graduated from Ladue Horton Watkins High School, officially making them the Class of 2015. In addition to obtaining their diplomas, 75 students received 147 awards, scholarships and/or recognitions at the annual Senior Awards event on on April 23, 2015.   See the list below.

LHWHS’ Annie Donnell Receives 2015 Rosemary Zander Award

On April 23, 2015, Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Senior Annie Donnell was awarded the Special School District (SSD) Rosemary Zander Award, the highest recognition given to students who receive services from SSD.  The Special Education Foundation, in partnership with Special School District (SSD), recognized 23 students with Rosemary Zander Awards at the annual Commitment to Kids Banquet.

LHWHS’ Steinbaum Gives Back to St. Louis through Collective Giving

Ladue Horton Watkins High School sophomore Jessie Steinbaum, was among twenty-seven other high school girls honored on Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Nourish by Hollyberry in Warson Woods, for their collective efforts of supporting non-profit organizations.

Old Bonhomme Hosts Third Annual Spring Interactive Digital Art Show

On April 21, 2015, Old Bonhomme Elementary School students displayed their artwork with a twist. Using modern technology, visitors were able to learn about any particular art piece via QR Codes or Augmented Reality Aurasma.

Two Fifth Grade Center Students Published in Grannie Annie

Two students from the Ladue Schools Fifth Grade Center, Jackson DiBlasi and Camila Isai del Cid, will be honored by The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration with publication of their historical family stories. Students who participate in The Grannie Annie write a story from their family history, based upon information they gather by interviewing an older relative.   Grannie Annie, Vol. 10, will be released in May, and will include Jackson DiBlasi’s The Union Visit and Camila Isai del Cid’s The Land.