Category Archives: An Eye On Alumni

Guitarist and 1971 Graduate Niedt to Perform at Ethical Society

As published on September 21, 2014 on stltoday.com.

After a half-century of presentation, more than one performer has become a regular with the St. Louis Classical Guitar Society. Douglas Niedt can lay a unique claim: His father, Douglas Niedt Sr., a dedicated amateur guitarist himself, was among the group’s founders.

LHWHS Graduate Cooper Shaw Featured in “Belleview”

1992 graduate Stephanie Shaw (stage name, Cooper Shaw), has a lead role in the movie Belleville. The movie is being produced by a team based in Los Angeles and will premier in Belleville, Il, the week of April 22-26, 2014.  Stephanie is a graduate of the Actors Studio Drama School and recently moved back to St. Louis.  She is the teacher of Ladue Horton Watkins High School art teacher Arlene Shaw. 

LHWHS Graduate Now Prominent Concert Pianist

Ingrid Jacoby Is A Prominent Concert Pianist Living In London But She Got Her Start Right Here In St. Louis And At Ladue High School 
It’s not easy to make a living as a concert pianist, but St. Louis native Ingrid Jacoby is doing just that.
Jacoby lives in London these days, but she grew up in Olivette, Mo. and went to Ladue Horton Watkins High School. By the age of 12, she was already spending half days studying piano alongside college students at the St. Louis Conservatory of Music. 

1968 Graduate Nuetzel Remembered

St. Louis Public Radio posted this story commemorating contributions to theatre and the field of psychology by Eric Nuetzel, a Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate who passed away on May 12, 2014.  Nuetzel was married to Susan Miller Nuetzel who served for many years on the Ladue Schools Board of Education.  

2012 Graduates Art Featured in Recent Book

2012 graduates Amy Dai and Andrew Rubin both have paintings created in Advanced Placement Studio Art at Ladue Horton Watkins High School included in the second edition of Helen D. Hume’s The Art Teacher’s Survival Guide for Secondary Schools published in 2014.

Funds Raised for Leukemia in Memory of LHWHS Graduate

The late Bryan Thomas Campbell died in 2007 due to complications caused by leukemia.  Bryan grew up in Godfrey, attended Alton High School, and graduated from Ladue Horton Watkins High School and the University of Missouri Columbia. In 2008, his family formed the Bryan Thomas Campbell Foundation to raise funds for leukemia patients and leukemia research. A year later, the Campbells started the Soupie Open Golf Tournament to raise money for the foundation.

LHWHS Graduate Speaks Out on Diversity in NY Magazine

Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate Jill Bloomberg is the principal of Park Slope Collegiate and speaks out on diversity and education in this New York Magazine article entitled: New York State Has the Most Segregated Schools in the Nation.  

 

Alumnus Continues Speech and Debate Success

Jerome Gregory (class of 2013) placed 5th in After Dinner Speaking at the American Forensic Association (AFA) national tournament. He was also a quarterfinalist in Communication Analysis and Impromptu Speaking. The AFA is the premier collegiate national speech and debate tournament.

Ladue Graduate Matt Hirschfeld Designs NBC’s Emmy Campaign

Los Angeles based illustrator Matt Hirschfeld (Ladue HW class of 1998) was commissioned last summer by NBC/Universal Television to create several drawings for their annual Emmy campaign in Variety Magazine. These ads featured several hit shows which included Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, The Office and Saturday Night Live.

Graduate Goebel Gives LHWHS Credit in Success

2000 graduate, Martin Goebel, owner of Goebel Furniture, credits the beginning of his interest in wood working to his experience at Ladue Horton Watkins High School and teachers Bill McCoy and Steve Schmidt.

550 KTRS interviewed Goebel on January 14, 2014.