Category Archives: Academics

LHWHS Grads Chosen For McDonald’s and UNCF Scholarship

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Congratulations to three Ladue Horton Watkins High School Graduates for being chosen for the McDonald’s Academic Excellence Award Scholarship! Nautica Huddleston, Gabrielle Hannah, and Malcolm Davis will each receive a $3,000 scholarship that is awarded to college-bound St. Louis and Metro East high school seniors.

The event was held at a McDonald’s on Florissant Avenue in Ferguson on Wednesday. Malcolm was unable to attend, but Nautica and Gabrielle were awarded their certificates at the event. To see event coverage, visit FOX2Now.

Reed Elementary Teacher Receives $1,000 Grant

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Karen Engelkenjohn, a Gifted Specialist at Reed Elementary School, received a $1,000 grant from Monsanto on the first day of school that will be used to buy agriculturally-focused kits for students.  Karen said she was invited to apply for the Dannette Ward Science Education Grant because the school had hosted a Science Night the year before and had invited Monsanto employees to join in the fun.

LHWHS Senior Receives Congressional Award Gold Medal

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Congratulations to Ladue Horton Watkins High School Senior Jacqueline Wong, who was honored at the 2015 Gold Medal Ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on June 17, 2015!

The Congressional Award Gold Medal is awarded to students who set goals and excel in four areas of individual growth: Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness and Expedition/Exploration.

Two LHWHS Seniors Awarded, Five Graduate from STARS Program

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Two juniors from Ladue Horton Watkins High School who participated in the 2015 Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) program won an LMI Aerospace Award in Excellence in Research after presenting their papers to a panel of research scientists!

Gregory Farn and Bianca Yu, two of the 27 winners, received their awards at a reception on Oct. 19, 2015, in the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ Century Rooms of the Millennium Student Center.

2015 LHWHS Alumni Victorious at International Mathematical Olympiad

Yang Liu, second from the right, is a 2015 Ladue alumni. Liu was one of five on his team to take home a gold medal. Photo courtesy of Po-Shen Loh.

A Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate helped the U.S. bring home the gold this year at one of the most renowned global competitions: the International Mathematical Olympiad. This was Yang Liu’s second year on the U.S. team. Yang, 18, graduated in May and has won a gold medal both years he’s participated in the contest. This year’s competition was held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from July 4- 13, 2015.

This year, the U.S. team beat out China for the No. 1 spot overall, 185-181. South Korea took third place. About two decades have passed since the U.S. won the competition. Last year, the U.S. took second place.

Two LMS Eighth-Graders Receive Ed Greenwood Memorial Award

On Friday, May 22, 2015, Seema Patil and Nevan Giuliani were presented with the prestigious Ed Greenwood Memorial Award at the 2015 Ladue Middle School Farewell Assembly.

Ladue Middle School Named 2015 Missouri Gold Star School

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On Thursday, May 21, 2015, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced that eight Missouri public schools, including Ladue Middle School, have received one of the state’s highest honors by being recognized as Gold Star Schools.  The program recognizes schools that perform at high academic levels or that perform at high levels while serving a significant proportion of disadvantaged students. 

LHWHS’ Luong Chosen to Represent Missouri at 2015 Congress of Future Medical Leaders

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School sophomore Anhthi Luong was nominated based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine. She will represent Missouri at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA on June 24-26, 2015.

LMS Science Olympiad Team Takes First Place in Events at Nationals

On May 15-16, 2015, the Ladue Middle School team traveled to the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and competed against the 61 top teams from 49 states. They earned first place in Anatomy—coached by Peggy Doty; and Wheeled Vehicle—mentored by Bill Middleton; then second place in Entomology—coached by Michael Clay. Overall, the team finished the school year in 13th place.

LMS Hosts 10th African-American Recognition Night

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On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, the Ladue Middle School’s Diversity Cadre sponsored its tenth African-American Recognition night, which was designed to showcase African-American students’ talents and celebrate their accomplishments in the areas of academics, citizenship and school involvement.