Category Archives: Extracurricular Activities

LHWHS Speech and Debate Team Starts 2012-13 Season with Success

The Ladue Horton Watkins Speech and Debate Team started off the 2012-13 season with great success.  Eleven team members (including four new members) attended Autumn Congress at Oakville High School on Saturday, October 6, 2012. The team earned second place in the Sweepstakes competition which was calculated based on number of entries, submitting student-written legislation, and cumulative speaker points. Arlo Frantz-Greene won second place in his chamber. Sarah Allen and Kisan Thakkar won first place (best speaker) in their respective chambers. 

LHWHS’ Loomis Page for U.S. Senate

So high school students, what did you do productive this summer?

Jimmy Loomis III (far left in photograph) didn’t let any grass grow under his feet,  but then he never does. This tousle head 17-year-old from Ladue Horton Watkins High School worked from the well of the United States Senate as an official page. For Loomis, this was a life-altering experience.  After all, Loomis has political aspirations and the world is simply his oyster.  Almost from birth, he decided he wanted to be a politician. “I want to make a difference in people’s lives,” he states matter of factly.

Anderson and Clawson Selected Suburban East Coaches of the Year

Two Ladue Schools coaches have led their teams to win the Suburban East Conference championships, and were thereby selected as  Suburban East Coaches of the Year for the 2011-12 school year.  Chad Anderson is the head boys varsity basketball coach and Clawson is head coach for varsity wrestling.

LHWHS Groener Named Bronfman Youth in Israel Fellow

In May, 2012, for the 26th consecutive year, The Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel has selected a group of 26 high school students to be Bronfman Fellows, with Ladue Horton Watkins High School junior Aitan Groener among them.  The Bronfman Fellows participate in an intensive five-week program of study, travel, and extensive programming in Israel designed to develop future community leaders committed to Jewish unity. The program was founded by Edgar M. Bronfman.

LMS Science Olympiad Team Places 22nd in Nation

The Ladue Middle School Science Olympiad Team improved their ranking by five positions from the year before, coming in 22nd in the nation at the National Science Olympiad Competition, held in May, 2012 in Orlando, FL.  Following are the names of the 2012 Ladue Middle School Science Olympiad team members.

LHWHS Science Olympiad Team Places 19th in Nation

In May, 2012, the Ladue Horton Watkins High School Science Olympiad Team competed against 60 schools across the country at the National Tournament.  The tournament was hosted by the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.   The team placed 19th overall.  

LHWHS Shanker Selected to National Scholastic Press Honor Roll

Ladue Junior Samantha Shanker was recently selected for the National Scholastic Press Association’s (NSPA) Journalism Honor Roll. Samantha is the Executive Student Producer for the high school television show, Ladue View. Samantha has also helped Ladue High School pilot a multimedia curriculum this year, by providing print and video content for (Ladue Newspaper & Yearbook Advisor) Jill Proehl’s new online Panorama publication. Samantha was ultimately selected by the NSPA for her dedication to scholastic journalism and for her academic excellence.

Middle School Students Place First at State Science Olympiad

On April 14, 2012, the following Ladue Middle School students placed first at the State Science Olympiad Competition in Columbia, Missouri.

DECA Students Win at Career Development Conference

The following students placed 1st at the DECA District Career Development Conference
Karlyn Burton-Community Service Team Event
Dylan Favazza-Financial Service Team Event
Michele Ragonesi-Financial Service Team Event
Addie O’Neill- Community Service Team Event
Mariah Thoelke-Community Service Team Event<! –more–>The following students placed 2nd at the DECA District Career Development Conference:AJ Bah – Principle of Finance
Toby Zhu – Food Marketing
Steven White – Leadership Delegate

The following students placed 4th at the DECA District Career Development Conference:

Andy Cohen – Food Marketing
Russell Perry – Business Service marketing

Steven White qualified for the International Career Development Conference in Salt Lake City.

LHWHS Students Win Web Site Design Programming Competition

The School of Business and Technology at Webster University hosted their annual Programming Challenge on Saturday, April 21, 2012.  The Web Site Design Programming Division included HTML and JavaScript programming.  Students from area high schools competed on teams of two or three students for this three-hour competition designing web pages.