Category Archives: Academics

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


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

(5) AA Recognition Photo

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.

Broadcast Seniors Say Farewell to Ladue Schools

Ladue View 2015 Seniors

Six Ladue seniors reminisced about their time as Ladue View staff members on iAm Ladue in May. The group of students shared their favorite clips from their broadcast careers and said farewell to their teachers and peers.

The seniors each expressed thanks for the skills they’d gained and the good times they’d had through the class.

LHWHS African-American Students Recognized For Their Achievements at Annual Brunch

On May 2, 2015, more than 150 Ladue Horton Watkins High School African-American students were recognized with awards at the 2015 Ladue African American Student Alliance (LAASA) Recognition Brunch at the high school.

LHWHS Team Named State Champions in Policy Debate

Collinger, Benjamin and Sant, Rasika - 2015 Policy Debate State Champions

Ladue Horton Watkins High School students, Benjamin Collinger (12) and Rasika Sant (11), earned first place and were named the 2015 Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) State Champions in Policy Debate at the 2015 Speech, Debate, and Theatre State Tournament which took place on April 24 and 25, 2015. Benjamin and Rasika were the only undefeated team in the tournament and did not lose a single ballot in preliminary rounds making them the number one seed heading into elimination rounds. Over the course of four preliminary and three elimination rounds, they only dropped two ballots giving them a ballot record of 15-2.

LHWHS 2015 Seniors Receive More than 100 Awards

2015 Grad Group

On May 17, 2015, more than 300 seniors graduated from Ladue Horton Watkins High School, officially making them the Class of 2015. In addition to obtaining their diplomas, 75 students received 147 awards, scholarships and/or recognitions at the annual Senior Awards event on on April 23, 2015.   See the list below.

LMS Science Olympiad First in State and Headed to Nationals

On April 18, 2015, the Ladue Middle School (LMS) Science Olympiad team pulled through yet another State Championship.  The team placed first in Missouri above The Pembroke Hill School team from Kansas City, MO which came in second and the Wydown Middle School team from Clayton, MO which came in third.  LMS students will travel to Lincoln, NE in May to represent Missouri at the National Competition.  This is the LMS team’s 21st appearance at the National Competition.  The team is lead by Ladue Middle School Science Teacher Elizabeth Steck.

Five LHWHS Students Named Academic All Americans in National Speech and Debate Association

Ladue Horton Watkins High School students Benjamin Collinger (12), Miriam Hauptman (12), Simi Falako (11), Tushar Raj (12), and Rasika Sant (11) have been named National Speech and Debate Association Academic All Americans in recognition of speech and debate excellence and academic success.

Member students may be nominated for this prestigious award by meeting several criteria—including maintaining a GPA of 3.7/4.0 or higher in addition to earning an ACT score of 27 or higher and/or a combined SAT score of 2,000 or higher.

Old Bonhomme’s Jander’s Piece Playce Featured in Teachers’ Publication


Old Bonhomme Physical Education Teacher Connie Jander’s Piece Playce project was featured in the Spring 2015 issue of the Missouri State Teachers Association publication.

Connie wrote the article about the objective of turning playtime into a learning adventure at a spot in the schoolyard called Piece Playce.