Category Archives: Extracurricular Activities

Students Represent LHWHS at National Tournament

Emily Bell (senior) and David Abraham (junior) represented Ladue Horton Watkins High school and the Talking Rams (LHWHS speech and debate team) at George Mason University’s speech and debate tournament, held on December 3rd and 4th. In a tournament with over 100 schools and 1,600 entries, Emily and David were both recognized at the awards ceremony.

Emily Bell Receives Prestigious Invitation

Emily Bell, a senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, has been invited to participate in the George Mason University Extemporaneous Speaking Round Robin for the second year in a row!

The Round Robin will take place on a Friday with the Patriot Games Classic Invitational Tournament taking place on Saturday and Sunday. Both events are hosted by George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia on the first weekend of December.

LHWHS Link Crew Hosts Regional Conference

On October 13th, Ladue Horton Watkins High School played host to over 200 students from surrounding Missouri and Indiana schools for a special Link Crew Conference.

Link Crew serves as a program that assists transitioning freshmen students from middle school to high school. The goal is to “link” each freshman with one or more upper-classmen who can act as mentors during the 9th graders’ early weeks of high school, and beyond. The freshmen automatically become connected to the school in ways that might otherwise have been unthinkable.

Successful First Speech & Debate Tournament

The Talking Rams (Ladue Horton Watkin High School speech and debate team) excelled at their first tournament!

Brentwood High School and Oakville High School co-hosted the first invitational of the year on the 14th and 15th of October. Students from LHWHS entered multiple events and were very successful!

Three Ladue Schools Top Missouri American Heart Association Campaigns

With a combined contribution of $29,449.60, Reed Elementary School, Old Bonhomme Elementary School and Ladue Middle School shot hoops and jumped rope to top rankings in the state.  Reed Elementary School, under the leadership of Kim Plogger raised $14,708.90 for Jump Rope for Heart, taking third place in the state for most funds raised.  Old Bonhomme Elementary School, under the leadership of Connie Jander, raised $9,449.70 for Jump Rope for Heart, placing sixth in the state.  Ladue Middle School, under the leadership of Stephanie O’Neal raised $5,291.00 for Hoops for Heart, placing second in the state.