Category Archives: An Eye On Alumni

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.  

Ladue Graduate Padawer Appears on “Shark Tank”

St. Louis native, and 1996 Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate, Lauren Padawer appeared on the television show Shark Tank on January 17, 2014.  Shark Tank features “self-made millionaires” searching for businesses in which to invest.  Padawer is the owner of Alaska Glacial Mud Co., a company she founded in 2001.

Read the full story here.  

2008 Graduate Heidenreich Pays It Forward as a Resource Teacher

Emma Heidenreich, a 2008 graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School and recent graduate of the University of Kansas is now a resource teacher in the Shawnee Mission School District. Emma recently completed her own personal campaign to raise private funds to buy iPads for her students at Brookridge Elementary School in Kansas City.  She is shown here featured on the cover of the University of Kansas School of Education Alumni Magazine.

2009 Graduate Betsy Crowder to Intern for German Parliament

Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate Betsy Crowder has recently been accepted as an intern for a member of the German Parliament.  She will be in Germany from March to August 2014 for this program funded by the German government through an International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) program.  Betsy is also a 2013 graduate of Washington University.