Category Archives: Extracurricular Activities

Four LHWHS Students Complete 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

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

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.

Ladue Students Successful at National Speech and Debate Tournament

Ladue Horton Watkins High School was represented by six students at the National Forensic League’s National Tournament in Birmingham, Alabama. The tournament is a grueling week of competition from morning until evening with practice rounds and preparation for the next day at night.

Below are the Ladue students who attended and their main event:
Sarah Allen – United States Extemporaneous Speaking
Chloe An – United States Extemporaneous Speaking
Collin Christner and Sydney Petersen – Duo Interpretation
Jerome Gregory – Original Oratory
Haohang Xu – Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Sarah Allen and Jerome Gregory were both Top 30 (quarterfinalists) in their main events. The original competitor pools were over 200 students per event so to make it to the top 30 speaks to their hard work and excellence. Sarah and Jerome were both 15th in their main event – one spot shy of being a semifinalist.

Once students are eliminated from their main event, the tournament provides supplemental and consolation events for students.

Haohang Xu made it through 10 rounds of Extemporaneous Debate which places her in the Top 50 — the original competition pool was over 800 students!

Sarah Allen was semifinalist in Impromptu Speaking.

Jerome Gregory was a finalist in Impromptu Speaking. He was recognized at the national awards ceremony and placed 3rd in the nation! This is the best finish for a Ladue student in about five years!

The national tournament ended a wonderful year of competition for the speech and debate team. The team is gearing up for the 2013-2014 tournament season which begins the 28th of September!

LHWHS’ Schindler Wins National Quizbowl Awards

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.  

LHWHS Scholar Bowl Team Places Second in Nation

Competition Includes Both Public and Private High Schools  

On May 25 and 26, 2013, Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s (LHWHS) Scholar Bowl Team (A) earned second place among 256 teams in a national high school quiz bowl amongst a leading pack of schools dominated by private, parochial and academic magnet schools.  The next public high school is listed seventh – Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD, and the next is in the eleventh position – Dorman High School in Roebuck, SC.

LMS Science Olympiad Team Places 22nd at National Competition

The Ladue Middle School Science Olympiad had a great showing at the National Science Olympiad Competition, held on May 18, 2013 in Fairborn, Ohio. The students competed against the top 60 teams from across the country. Ladue Middle School students placed in two events, Sounds of Music (3rd) and Write It Do It (5th). Overall the team earned 22nd place. We are very proud of the dedication and hard work of the following students:

Philip Adams
Luke Biernbaum (Sounds of Music)
Hans Chan (Write It Do It)
Justin Chen
Albert Liu (Write It Do It)
Annie Liu
Tom Liu
Wil Michael
Patrick Naughton
Seema Patil
Kate Prablek
Sahana Raju
Sasha Rice
Ezra Umen
Audrey Wang
Jeffrey Wang
Stephanie Zhong (Sounds of Music)

LHWHS Science Olympiad Team Fares Well in 2013 National Competition

The weekend of May 18-19, 2013, the Ladue Horton Watkins High School Science Olympiad Team traveled to Dayton Ohio to compete in the National Science Olympiad Tournament. Sixty teams from across the country, and a visiting team from Japan, competed in 23 events which included building a robot arm, building an elastic launched glider, astronomy, anatomy, a chemistry laboratory, a circuit laboratory, plus many more.

LHWHS Scholar Bowl Ranked #1 in Nation and Headed to National Competitions

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School Scholar Bowl team is currently ranked number one in the country and will be heading off to two national competitions.  The first is in Atlanta on Memorial Day weekend (May 25-27, 2013.)  The second is in Maryland from June 7-0, 2013.

LMS Students Win Blue Ribbon at St. Louis Science Fair

 

 

 

 

 

Abhay Cashikar, Ryan Cox and Emma Ross, all seventh-graders at Ladue Middle School, received a Blue Ribbon at the Academy of Science – St. Louis Science Fair for their project: “Injuries in Middle School Sports.”