Category Archives: An Eye On Alumni

LHWHS Alum Pomranz’s Children’s Book Makes a Difference in the Publishing World

Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Craig Pomranz, Class of 1974, is igniting an international conversation about “embracing our differences” among readers with Made by Raffi.

Made By Raffi was shortlisted from 1,000’s of books internationally for the Little Rebel Children’s Book Award.  https://littlerebelsaward.wordpress.com/2015/04/08/eight-little-rebels-have-been-shortlisted/

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 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 Alumnus Gregory’s Art of Persuasion Leads to Victory at National Tournament

Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumnus Jerome Gregory, class of 2013, earned first place in Rhetorical Criticism and was named tournament champion in the Individual Sweepstakes at the 2015 American Forensic Association’s National Individual Events Tournament in Athens, Ohio, April 16-20, 2015. Jerome also placed second in Persuasive Speaking and third in After Dinner Speaking. He advanced to the semifinal round in Extemporaneous Speaking and was a quarterfinalist in Impromptu Speaking and Informative Speaking. 

LHWHS Alumna Sauerbrunn Helps USA Women’s Soccer Team Crush New Zealand at Busch Stadium

On April 4, 2015, Becky Sauerbrunn, class of 2003, returned to St. Louis, MO, representing the United States Women’s National Soccer Team, to help defeat New Zealand 4-0.

LHWHS Alumni Make $1 Million Lead Pledge to LHWHS Renovation

At the Rhythm and Hues fundraising event on March 28, 2015, the Ladue Education Foundation announced that a lead gift of $1 million has been pledged toward a major renovation of Ladue Horton Watkins High School.  The pledge was made by three district families:  Dana and Barry Sandweiss, Julie and Tim Stern, and Nicky and Scott Stern. Barry Sandweiss, Tim Stern and Scott Stern are alumni of the district’s high school.  

Parent of LHWHS Alumni Receives A Lifetime Achievement Award in Health Care

Dr. Arnold Bullock, an urologist and Washington University medical school endowed professor, took an interest at the academic performance among minorities when his children were students at Ladue Horton Watkins High School.

LHWHS Alumna Conway Receives Legacy of Leadership Award

Ladue High School Alumna Alice Conway, class of 1972, will receive the Legacy of Leadership Award from St. Louis Society for the Blind & Visually Impaired.

Although Alice was born blind, she didn’t  allow that disability deter her from achieving her goals. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Distinguished Alumni Award from Ladue Horton Watkins High School.

Read Alice Conway Will Receive Legacy Of Leadership Award From St. Louis Society For The Blind & Visually Impaired in Stltoday.Com

LHWHS Alumna Sets Her Own Pace in the Music World

Ladue Horton Watkins High School grad, Miriam Raziel Schwartz, class of 2003, was featured in the March 4, 2015 online issue of The Jewish Highlight.

1969 LHWHS Grad Receives Distinguished Alumnus Award from University of Illinois College of Medicine

Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate, class of 1969, Dr. Steven Averbuch was presented with the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award by the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He was honored at the Reunion Dinner and Gala on September 19-20, 2014.