Category Archives: Extracurricular Activities

LHWHS Senior Dageforde Chosen to Visit White House

The National Blues Museum (NBM), a not-for-profit educational institution and planned museum, hosted ten St. Louis high school juniors and seniors, including Ladue Horton Watkins High School Senior Bea Dageforde (fourth from left), at the White House for an educational program celebrating blues music.  The program was hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama.

Reed Skater Helps Team Make Missouri Sports History

The St. Louis Synergy Preliminary Team took the gold medal at the U.S. Figure Skating Midwestern Sectionals for Synchronized Skating in Plymouth, Michigan. The team, based out of the Webster Groves Ice Arena, is part of the Metro Edge Figure Staking Club of Missouri and consists of skaters from the St. Louis area, including Reed Elementary School’s Bree Baker.  This is the first time a Missouri team has ever earned a gold medal at Midwestern Sectional competition.

LHWHS Habitat Charter Wins $10,000

On Wednesday, December 28, 2011 the Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Habitat for Humanity Charter was notified they were chosen as a runner-up in the SUBWAY® High School Heroes II Competition, which includes an award of $10,000.  The group, made up of students from Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS), is the only Habitat for Humanity Charter held by a school in Missouri, and one of only a few in the nation.

LHWHS Streid Wins Anti-Tobacco Multimedia Awards Program

Ladue Horton Watkins High School Senior David Streid was recognized on Thursday, December 15, 2011 for his photographic entry shown here.  The photograph entitled “from ashes” was submitted in the “Share the Truth About Tobacco” multimedia competition, sponsored by the Saint Louis County Department of Health (DOH).

7th Grader Alexandra Rice Finalist in National Piano Competition

Alexandra Rice, a 12-year-old seventh grader at Ladue Middle School will travel to the University of Colorado at Boulder – Boulder, Colorado, in January to compete as a Division Finalist in the Music Teachers National Association Junior High Piano Competition.  Ms. Rice, the daughter of David and Elena Rice, earned this opportunity after winning the Missouri State MTNA Junior High Piano Competition for 11-14 year olds held at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri on November 5, 2011.

LHWHS Sophomore Ding to Play for US Chess Team

Ladue Horton Watkins High School sophomore Jialin Ding was selected to play for the U.S. Chess Team at the 2011 World Youth Chess Championship to be held in Brazil from November 17-27, 2011. He will compete in the “under 14 years old” section.

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!