Category Archives: Students

LHWHS Barstow Named Prepcasts Athlete of the Game

Barstow Dylan

On April 6, 2013 Dylan Barstow was named a 2013 Baseball Athletes of the Game by Prepcasts for his performance against the MICDS Rams.

LMS Duo Wins Composition Contest Three Years Running

COMP Winners

On Thursday, April 9, 2013, Julie Tristan of KSDK’s Show Me St. Louis interviewed LMS students Ande Siegel and Menea Kefalov for winning first place in the Creating Original Music Project (COMP) for the third year in a row.  The segment, featuring Ande and Menea singing their song “This Generation,” appeared on Show Me St. Louis at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 on KSDK Channel 5.

Included with their first place award is a $1,000 donation from the University of Missouri, sponsor of the competition, to the Ladue Middle Schools music department.

Link to the segment.

Six LHWHS Students Qualify to National Speech and Debate Tournament

The Talking Rams competed in the National Forensic League’s Eastern Missouri Speech and Debate District Tournament in March. Six students qualified to the national tournament, many other students made it to the final round, and the team won multiple honors.

National Qualifiers:
Sarah Allen – Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking
Chloe An – Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking
Collin Christner and Sydney Petersen – Duo Interpretation
Jerome Gregory – Original Oratory
Haohang Xu – Lincoln-Douglas Debate

LHWHS Allen Earns Highest Speech and Debate Degree

Allen Sarah 2013

Sarah Allen, senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, has earned the highest degree of membership in the National Forensic League (NFL). Allen earned Premier Distinction during the fall 2012 when she attained over 1,500 points. Earning this degree places Allen in the top half of one percent of all members in the NFL. Currently, she has the most points on the Talking Rams.

LHWHS Junior Natasha Medler Named Fox 2 Athlete of the Week

Medler Natasha Athlete Week

On the afternoon of April 11, 2013, Maurice Drummond of Fox 2 News stopped by Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s varsity soccer practice to interview Natasha Medler for having been named Fox 2/Arby’s Athlete of the Week.  The official announcement aired on on Friday night, April 12, 2013 and is linked here. 

“Mr. Nice Guy”, Eddie Mungai, Named Mr. Ladue

Mungai Eddie Mr. Ladue

Contest/Fundraiser Takes Habitat for Humanity Contributions Over the $25,000 Mark

On March 12, 2013 the fifth annual “Mr. Ladue Contest” was held at Ladue Horton Watkins High School Performing Arts Center with senior Eddie Mungai winning the coveted title.  Twenty-nine young men, chosen by their coaches and club sponsors, competed through interpretive ribbon dancing, improvisation, karaoke, synchronized dance and the all-important final question.  It was all in good fun, and also for a very good cause.  The money raised through ticket sales will go directly to Habitat for Humanity and this year’s earnings took the high school’s Habitat for Humanity Chapter over the $25,000 mark in fund raising over the life of the “Mr. Ladue” event.

Rams and CHARACTERplus Name 2013 Character Fitness Model Schools

The following news release was provided by the St. Louis Rams and can be read online at stlouisrams.com

The St. Louis Rams and CHARACTERplus, an initiative of the Cooperating School Districts, today announced this year’s Character Fitness Model Schools. Ladue Middle School in the Ladue School District, Point Elementary School in the Mehlville School District and Woerther Elementary School in the Rockwood School District were selected as the 2013 Character Fitness Model Schools.

LHWHS and LMS Science Olympiad Teams Win First in State

2013 LHWHS Science Olympiad

Students competed in events involving biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth sciences and engineering design.  Engineering events included designing and building a robotic arm, a boom lever, a gravity vehicle and a calorimeter, to name a few.

LHWHS 2013 Science Olympiad Team Members:  Chloe An, Enze Chen, Collin Christner, Emily Chu, Jialin Ding, Runpeng Liu, Yang Liu, Allison Loynd, Michael Prablek, Rasika Sant, Max Schindler, Kisan Thakkar, Haohang Xu, Ben Zhang, Eric Zhu, Toby Zhu