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LHWHS Sarah Jacobs Wins LMI Aerospace Award for Excellence in Research

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Teenage scientists earn research awards from University of Missouri–St. Louis STARS program

                Nearly 90 students participated in the STARS program

Thirty-five aspiring scientists who spent six weeks this summer conducting intensive research with St. Louis-area professors have earned research rewards.

Four LHWHS Students Complete 2013 STARS Program

2013 Stars Program

University of Missouri–St. Louis STARS program marks 25 years of mentoring aspiring scientists

                Nearly 90 students participated in the program

For many of the participants, working in labs with top scientists as part of the Students and Teachers as Research Scientists program at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, is the most important event in their decision to pursue a career in science.

This summer marked the 25th year of the program. Ken Mares, who has been director of the STARS program for the past 20 years, said it has progressed significantly since its inception.

2013 Graduate Runpeng Liu Earns Gold Medal at International Chemistry Olympiad

Liu Runpeng

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 Wins National Academic All-Star Tournament for Missouri

NSC Quiz Bowl Champs 2013

June 16, 2013

Columbus, OH –  The fourth annual National Academic All-Star Tournament ended at Ohio State University today with the state of Missouri defeating Texas in the final match to claim the championship.

NASAT is a season-ending academic quizbowl event in which all-star teams from different U.S. states square off for the national championship.

Team Missouri members Max Schindler, Ben Zhang, Jialin Ding, and Haohang Xu emerged in first place after two days of intense competition on questions of a collegiate-level difficulty covering topics including literature, history, science, art, religion, philosophy, current events, and geography of the U.S. and the entire world.

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

Liu Runpeng

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.

LHWHS’ Schindler Wins National Quizbowl Awards

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Even before the final round of the National All-Star Academic Tournament was played, team member and recent graduate, Max Schindler, had already come out on top.  Schindler was named National High School Player of the Year, and was named a member of the National High School A Team along with four other players from across the country.  Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Scholar Bowl Team went on to take first place in the National All-Star Academic Tournament played in Columbus, Ohio on June 15-16, 2013.  

Scholar Bowl Team Brings Home Another National First

NSC Quiz Bowl Champs 2013

Pitted against both private and public schools from across the nation, Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s (LHWHS) Scholar Bowl Team comes out on top – again.

  • On May 25 – 26, 2013, the team earned second place at the National Academic Quiz Tournaments High School National Championship.
  • On June 8-9, 2013 the team finished first at the National Scholastics Championship in College Park, Maryland.
  • On June 15-16, 2013 the team, chosen to represent Missouri, finished first at the National All-Star Academic Tournament (NASAT.)

Ladue Schools Students Showcase Their Art and Stories at Book Signing

Grannie Annie Book Signing 2013

St. Louis, Mo., June 5, 2013—Four fifth graders from two schools in the Ladue School District were among the twenty published authors and artists who participated in the fifth annual Grannie Annie Gathering at Left Bank Books in downtown St. Louis on June 1, 2013. Before a standing-room-only audience, the authors read excerpts from their family stories published in “Grannie Annie, Vol. 8,” released in May in both paperback and PDF editions, and the artists discussed their illustrations published in the same volume.