Category Archives: An Eye On Alumni

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 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.

2012 Graduate Lauren Younge Has Solo Art Exhibition

Lauren Younge, who graduated from Ladue Horton Watkins High School in 2012 and is currently a freshman at Southeast Missouri State University, participated in a solo art exhibition at the University City Library Gallery.  Younge exhibited work produced in her Advanced Placement Studio Art class in 2012.

2011-12 Graduate Keeps an Eye on the Department of Education

Hannah Rosenthal, class of 2011, and current student at Princeton University, spent time over the 2012-13 winter break shadowing a Princeton University alumni around the U.S. Department Education.  She is pictured here with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

Alumna Jasmine Huda Hosts Foundation Luncheon

The Ladue Education Foundation once again kicked off the school year with an annual community event.  This year, the event was a luncheon attended by over 200 with Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumna Jasmine Huda as Keynote Speaker and Honorary Chair.  Jasmine Huda graduated in 1997 and is currently a news anchor for KMOV-TV.  (See video recap of luncheon.)

1984 Alumnus Publishes “Joe the Crab” Series

Tim Hill, 1984 graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School — and former “graduate” of Old Bonhomme Elementary School as well — has become a published children’s author through his  “Joe the Crab Self-Esteem Series”.  These stories focus on diversity, bullying and embracing the differences in us all.  Learn more about Tim and “Joe the Crab” at

LHWHS Alumnus Featured in St. Louis Post Article 2/17/12

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch recently featured a story about three Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumni: Martin Goebel, Class of 2000, and two former school mates and 1999 graduates, Nick Leidenfrost and Noah Alexander (pictured.) Goebel is the owner of Goebel & Company Furniture.  The article outlines the unique beginnings of this company which designs and manufactures residential wood furniture company.

Goebel credits his initial interest in woodworking to teacher Bill McCoy of Ladue Horton Watkins High School.


LHWHS Alum Wang Authors Article in Chemical Journal

2011 graduate Melissa Wang recently co-authored an article in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.  The article is entitled:  “Structural and Kinetic Analysis of the Unnatural Fusion Protein 4-Coumaroyl-CoA Ligase::Stilbene Synthase”

Ladue Schools Alum Joe Weil Premiers Latest Film

Class of 2010 Ladue Alum Joe Weil, successfully premiered his latest film Welcome to Shirley at the Tivoli on January 3, 2012. Many former Ladue Schools students took part in
the production, including Executive Producer Blake Lawrence. KSDK was there to cover the opening, as was