Category Archives: Extracurricular Activities

Talking Rams Excel at MSHSAA State

The Talking Rams, the LHWHS speech and debate team, competed in the MSHSAA Speech, Debate, and Theatre State Tournament this past weekend!

Congratulations to the following students on their achievements:

  • Simi Falako (12) – 2nd place in Original Oratory (Simi actually tied for 1st place and placed 2nd on a tie-breaker)
  • Noah DiAntonio (11) and Maya Mutic (11) – quarterfinalists in Policy Debate
  • Jacob Granick (12) and Bobby Zitzmann (12) – 9th in Public Forum Debate

LHWHS Boy Scout Collects 2,000 for Siteman Cancer Center

Robert “Trey” Fruend, 15, was featured in BJC Today for his collecting more than 2,000 books for children and teens of patients at Siteman Cancer Center! Trey is a freshman at Ladue Horton Watkins High School.

The fundraising was a part of Trey’s Eagle Scout project, which he chose because of his personal connection with the topic. When Robert was 8 years old, his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and received treatment at Siteman. Trey knows what it feels like to have a parent go through the difficult process, and he wanted to find a way to give back to families like his.

Ladue Middle School Students Represent Multiple Academic Teams

This year, the Ladue Middle School has some students who not only do well academically in the classroom, but they take what they learn and use it on competitive teams! Several of these students are members of multiple teams, and are headed to more than one national competition this year.

The following students are members of at least three competitive academic teams:

  • William Pan (7): Science Olympiad, Science Quiz Bowl, MEGSL Math and State MathCounts; 2 national competitions
  • Stephen Jiang (7): Science Olympiad, Science Quiz Bowl and MEGSL Math; 2 national competitions
  • Anna Zhong (8): Science Olympiad, MEGSL Math and State MathCounts; 1 national competition
  • Harry Chen (7): Science Quiz Bowl, MEGSL Math and State MathCounts; 1 national competition

Thanks for representing Ladue Middle School!

 

 

“Mr. Fashion” Jay Gaskin Named 2016 Mr. Ladue

The annual “Mr. Ladue Contest” was held at Ladue Horton Watkins High School Performing Arts Center with “Mr. Fashion” Jay Gaskin winning the coveted title. Thirty young men, chosen by their coaches and club sponsors, competed for the win. The boys put in a lot of time rehearsing a dance taught to them by the Laduettes, which they performed for the crowd!

Jay is president of Fashion Club at the high school. He ended up having to create an interpretive dance for the competition. He said that he went into the event with the goal of just having a good time, but when he made it to the top 10, he decided try to and win it!

Jay is going to Forest Park Community College for two years, and then he plans to transfer to a school in New York or California and major in fashion design and minor in dance.

Ladue Middle School Orchestra Students Score High at Solo & Ensemble

Congratulations to the following 32 Ladue Middle School orchestra students who participated in the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association’s Solo and Ensemble Festival! These students worked hard on their performances for weeks leading up to this event, and their dedication paid off.

Senior Published in Allergic Living Magazine

sema1Congratulations to senior Sema Dibooglu on the publication of her article, “Gluten-Free Muse: Celiac Disease Feeds My Art, Advocacy and Cooking” in this month’s issue of Allergic Living Magazine.

Allergic Living Magazine is an award-winning magazine distributed both in Canada and the U.S. Sema is one of the first gluten-free teen bloggers in the U.S. and worldwide. She began her blog “Eat Without Gluten” in 2013, and it is featured on the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness’ webpage. The blog is written to provide positive, practical, educational and insightful information on the gluten-free diet. Additionally, Sema’s cartoon movie has been featured in many countries in Europe and in Australia.

Freshman Wins First Prize in Statewide Music Contest

Freshman Menea Kefalov of Ladue Horton Watkins High School has won a prize in the 11th annual 2016 Creating Original Music Project competition conducted by the University of Missouri’s Mizzou New Music Initiative. Her song “I Can’t Take It” was the first place winner in the “High School – Popular” category. This is the fifth time that Menea has written and submitted a song to the program and won a prize!

Menea’s winning composition will be performed at the annual COMP Festival, starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16, in the Fine Arts Building on the Mizzou campus. The festival will be audio-streamed online so that relatives, friends, neighbors, classmates and other members of the public can listen from anywhere.

High School Science Olympiad Team Takes First Place at State Finals

Congratulations to the Ladue Horton Watkins High School Science Olympiad Team on their first place win at the state finals in Fulton, Missouri, this past Saturday!

The best 32 teams from in the state competed, and the team took top five in 18 of the 23 events. Our Middle School Science Olympiad Team also finished in first place. Both of the teams will be moving on to the national finals at the University of Wisconsin-Stout the last week of school!

LMS Science Olympiad Team Blinded State Finals with Science

The Ladue Middle School’s Science Olympiad team has proved once more that they know their stuff! The team took first place at the state finals in Fulton, Missouri, last Saturday, with a commanding lead over the second place team, Pembroke Hill from Kansas City.

Of the top teams around the state, 32 were present, and the LMS team made the top five in 20 of 22 events! The team will move on to the national finals at the University of Wisconsin-Stout during the last week of school. This will be the team’s 22nd appearance at the national finals in the last 24 years!

LMS Partners Club Volunteers at Food Pantry

The LMS Partners Club took students on a service project to the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry on Tuesday, March 29. The students worked hard repacking food for the pantry’s customers, and the group can’t wait to help out again! Check out some of the photos below of our students working hard!