Category Archives: An Eye On Alumni

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.

2012 LHWHS Graduate Chesson Preps for the Business World

Ladue Horton Watkins High School Jehu Chesson, class of 2012, is concentrating on his next move at the University of Michigan. Chesson was a receiver with the LHWHS Football Rams. Wooed by the Wolverines at the University of Michigan, Jehu earned a spot as a wide receiver.

LHWHS Alumna Kristy Daniels Jackson Becomes First African-American to Head Gifted Education Program

Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumna Kristy Daniels Jackson, class of 1991,  has been named the new District A Director of the Gifted Association of Missouri (GAM) for the Webster Groves School District. Kristy has worked in various school districts over the last 13 years as a gifted specialist, including the Ladue School District at Conway Elementary School. She serves as an adjunct professor for graduate gifted education courses at Maryville University and Webster University.

She was featured last summer in the business section,”People On the Move,” in the St. Louis American newspaper.

Former student retires and starts unique jewelry business

Jo (Randy Wisnev) Pietig retired from 30 years of government service and started her own jewelry business. Jo has been making jewelry for friends and family for decades and decided to open an ETSY store showing her creations. You can view over 600+ items for sale at www.etsy.com/shop/theblingfollowing. Please use the coupon code LADUE15 at checkout to get 15% off your entire purchase.

Jo still visits St.Louis frequently as her dad lives at The Hallmark in Creve Coeur and her son and wife settled in St. Louis after graduating from Mizzou. Why not add some “bling” to your life from an alumni!