Category Archives: An Eye On Alumni

2012 Graduate Lauren Younge Has Solo Art Exhibition

Lauren Younge, who graduated from Ladue Horton Watkins High School in 2012 and is currently a freshman at Southeast Missouri State University, participated in a solo art exhibition at the University City Library Gallery.  Younge exhibited work produced in her Advanced Placement Studio Art class in 2012.

2011-12 Graduate Keeps an Eye on the Department of Education

Hannah Rosenthal, class of 2011, and current student at Princeton University, spent time over the 2012-13 winter break shadowing a Princeton University alumni around the U.S. Department Education.  She is pictured here with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

Alumna Jasmine Huda Hosts Foundation Luncheon

The Ladue Education Foundation once again kicked off the school year with an annual community event.  This year, the event was a luncheon attended by over 200 with Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumna Jasmine Huda as Keynote Speaker and Honorary Chair.  Jasmine Huda graduated in 1997 and is currently a news anchor for KMOV-TV.  (See video recap of luncheon.)

1984 Alumnus Publishes “Joe the Crab” Series

Tim Hill, 1984 graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School — and former “graduate” of Old Bonhomme Elementary School as well — has become a published children’s author through his  “Joe the Crab Self-Esteem Series”.  These stories focus on diversity, bullying and embracing the differences in us all.  Learn more about Tim and “Joe the Crab” at

LHWHS Alumnus Featured in St. Louis Post Article 2/17/12

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch recently featured a story about three Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumni: Martin Goebel, Class of 2000, and two former school mates and 1999 graduates, Nick Leidenfrost and Noah Alexander (pictured.) Goebel is the owner of Goebel & Company Furniture.  The article outlines the unique beginnings of this company which designs and manufactures residential wood furniture company.

Goebel credits his initial interest in woodworking to teacher Bill McCoy of Ladue Horton Watkins High School.


LHWHS Alum Wang Authors Article in Chemical Journal

2011 graduate Melissa Wang recently co-authored an article in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.  The article is entitled:  “Structural and Kinetic Analysis of the Unnatural Fusion Protein 4-Coumaroyl-CoA Ligase::Stilbene Synthase”

Ladue Schools Alum Joe Weil Premiers Latest Film

Class of 2010 Ladue Alum Joe Weil, successfully premiered his latest film Welcome to Shirley at the Tivoli on January 3, 2012. Many former Ladue Schools students took part in
the production, including Executive Producer Blake Lawrence. KSDK was there to cover the opening, as was  

Tara Siesener Plays Lead Role in “Hairspray” for Cruise Line

Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate, Tara Siesener, is currently playing Tracy Turnblad, the lead role in the musical Hairspray, aboard the Oasis of the Seas cruise ship.  This is the first full scale broadway production aboard a cruise ship and Siesener says, “I’m having a blast!” Siesener formerly played the role of Turnblad in the Las Vegas Company of Hairspray and is delighted to be continuing the role aboard the Oasis of the Seas.

Class of 2007: Kimberly Hartstein Receives Fulbright Grant

Kimberly Hartstein - Fulbright Grant

Having graduated from Washington University in 2011, Ms. Hartstein has been awarded a Fulbright Grant to study chemistry at the Westfälische Wilhelm Universität Münster in Münster, Germany.  Following her year of research abroad, she will enter the Ph.D program at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Earlier this month, Ms. Hartstein presented a poster at the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker Wissenschaftsforum Chemie 2011 in Bremen, Germany through an American Chemical Society Travel Award.