Category Archives: An Eye On Alumni

2012 Graduate Chesson Scores Against Akron

2012 Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate Jehu Chesson captured after scoring a touchdown for the University of Michigan in a game against Akron University on September 14, 2013.  Final score: 28-24

2013 Graduate Victor Wang Earns Gold Medal at International Mathematical Olympiad

As reported by the Mathematical Association of America

Official results of the 54th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), held this month in Santa Marta, Colombia, show the United States in third place, behind China (1) and South Korea (2). Russia (4) and North Korea (5) round out the top five. Complete rankings of the more than 90 countries that participated are available here.

2010 Graduate Eli Weigley Recognized for Academic Achievement by Basketball Coaches Honors Court

University of Missouri–St. Louis senior-to-be Eli Weigley has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court for his success in the classroom during the 2012-13 year.

The NABC Honors Court recognizes the talents and gifts of student-athletes off the court and the work they exhibit in the classroom. In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria. This includes being a junior or senior varsity athlete with a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher for the 2012-2013 academic year, with at least one year of matriculation at their current institution.

2013 Graduate Runpeng Liu Earns Gold Medal at International Chemistry Olympiad

As published on the American Chemical Society Website…

U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad program would like to proudly announce the success of the Alpha Zeta Team at the 45th International Chemistry Olympiad competition, which concluded July 23, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

U.S. Team students:  Saaket Agrawal, Mira Loma High School, CA, Silver medal, David Liang, Carmel High School, IN, Gold medal, Runpeng Liu, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, MO, Gold medal, Stephen Ting, Monta Vista High School, CA, Silver medal

LHWHS 2013 Graduate Runpeng Liu Represents U.S. in Chemistry Competition.

As published on stltoday.com on July 14, 2013…

A recent Ladue high school graduate is in Moscow this week as one of four students representing the United States in an international chemistry competition.

Runpeng Liu, 18, traveled to Moscow on Friday with his teammates to take part in the July 15-24 International Chemistry Olympiad with 70 other countries.

The road to the team began with a three-part exam that 12,000 students took. Liu was among 1,000 students who performed well enough to move on to the National Chemistry Olympiad Test.

2001 Graduate and International Choreographer Rashad “Wizdom Truth” Rounds Opens Dance Studio in St. Louis

The following information was provided by Rashad “Wizdom Truth” Rounds publicist regarding Wizdom’s return to St. Louis to begin his own dance studio.

Native St. Louisan returns home from L.A. to bring hip-hop dancing expertise to hometown students in a brand new state of the art dance studio

 ST. LOUIS, May 22, 2013 – From St. Louis to L.A. and back again, Rashad “Wizdom Truth” Rounds proudly presents a new home for Midwest dancers to experience hip hop in its purest form. Famous Fresh Studios opened June 15, 2013 in the St. Louis Outlet Mall in Hazelwood, showcasing the best hip-hop, street, breaking, tap and jazz teachers in the St. Louis area.

2009 LHWHS Grad Logan Uxa Drafted by Cincinnati Reds

As reported by KATV in Jonesboro, Arkansas…

JONESBORO — Arkansas State senior Logan Uxa was selected in the 32nd round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. He was the 975th player taken overall was the second A-State player chosen by Cincinnati.  The Reds also drafted A-State senior pitcher Daniel Wright on Friday in the 10th round.

Craft Alliance Names Studio for Former LHWHS Student

On June 20, 2013 at 6 p.m. the Craft Alliance will dedicate the Stephen Blake Wolfson Clay Studio in memory of Blake Wolfson, former student of Ladue Horton Watkins High School.

When Wolfson was a young teenager, he had his first experience with clay at Craft Alliance.  From that time on, working with clay became a passion for Wolfson, and one of his favorite pastimes.  The public is invited to attend the dedication in honor of Blake’s life and his love of this art form.  (R.S.V.P. to Danielle Sommer at 314-725-1177, extension 337.)

2012 Graduate – Emily Warner Top Runner at Washington University

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – One of the nation’s top middle distance runners for Washington University, Emily Warner, has the sixth best time this year in the 800-meters in Division III.  But, her competition isn’t the person in the other lane. She competes against herself.

Watch KSDK’s Rene Knott’s story…

1998 Ladue Schools Alumni To Appear on “The Tonight Show”

As reported on Patch.com on March 27,2013…

The last time he appeared as a guest on The Tonight ShowJustin Willman performed a magic trick that involved a cup of soda over the head of Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman in December.

Now, just a few months later, Willman, host of Cupcake Wars on the Food Network as well as a touring magician/entertainer with a thing for the sleight of hand, will be back on the program Wednesday.