Category Archives: Students

2010 Graduate Eli Weigley Recognized for Academic Achievement by Basketball Coaches Honors Court

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University of Missouri–St. Louis senior-to-be Eli Weigley has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court for his success in the classroom during the 2012-13 year.

The NABC Honors Court recognizes the talents and gifts of student-athletes off the court and the work they exhibit in the classroom. In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria. This includes being a junior or senior varsity athlete with a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher for the 2012-2013 academic year, with at least one year of matriculation at their current institution.

Four LHWHS Students Complete 2013 STARS Program

2013 Stars Program

University of Missouri–St. Louis STARS program marks 25 years of mentoring aspiring scientists

                Nearly 90 students participated in the program

For many of the participants, working in labs with top scientists as part of the Students and Teachers as Research Scientists program at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, is the most important event in their decision to pursue a career in science.

This summer marked the 25th year of the program. Ken Mares, who has been director of the STARS program for the past 20 years, said it has progressed significantly since its inception.

2013 Graduate Runpeng Liu Earns Gold Medal at International Chemistry Olympiad

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As published on the American Chemical Society Website…

U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad program would like to proudly announce the success of the Alpha Zeta Team at the 45th International Chemistry Olympiad competition, which concluded July 23, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

U.S. Team students:  Saaket Agrawal, Mira Loma High School, CA, Silver medal, David Liang, Carmel High School, IN, Gold medal, Runpeng Liu, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, MO, Gold medal, Stephen Ting, Monta Vista High School, CA, Silver medal

Ladue Schools Webmaster Builds Site for “Neighborhood Nets”

Neighborhood Nets

Ladue School District’s webmaster, D’Ante’ DuCasse’ has put his talents to work for NeighborhoodNets.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to the simple — but meaningful — task of putting up basketball nets on empty rims in the city’s neighborhoods.  The idea is to show that people care.  See the full story as reported on KSDK here.

LHWHS Wins National Academic All-Star Tournament for Missouri

NSC Quiz Bowl Champs 2013

June 16, 2013

Columbus, OH –  The fourth annual National Academic All-Star Tournament ended at Ohio State University today with the state of Missouri defeating Texas in the final match to claim the championship.

NASAT is a season-ending academic quizbowl event in which all-star teams from different U.S. states square off for the national championship.

Team Missouri members Max Schindler, Ben Zhang, Jialin Ding, and Haohang Xu emerged in first place after two days of intense competition on questions of a collegiate-level difficulty covering topics including literature, history, science, art, religion, philosophy, current events, and geography of the U.S. and the entire world.

Ladue Students Successful at National Speech and Debate Tournament

National Speech And Debate Tournament

Ladue Horton Watkins High School was represented by six students at the National Forensic League’s National Tournament in Birmingham, Alabama. The tournament is a grueling week of competition from morning until evening with practice rounds and preparation for the next day at night.

Below are the Ladue students who attended and their main event:
Sarah Allen – United States Extemporaneous Speaking
Chloe An – United States Extemporaneous Speaking
Collin Christner and Sydney Petersen – Duo Interpretation
Jerome Gregory – Original Oratory
Haohang Xu – Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Sarah Allen and Jerome Gregory were both Top 30 (quarterfinalists) in their main events. The original competitor pools were over 200 students per event so to make it to the top 30 speaks to their hard work and excellence. Sarah and Jerome were both 15th in their main event – one spot shy of being a semifinalist.

Once students are eliminated from their main event, the tournament provides supplemental and consolation events for students.

Haohang Xu made it through 10 rounds of Extemporaneous Debate which places her in the Top 50 — the original competition pool was over 800 students!

Sarah Allen was semifinalist in Impromptu Speaking.

Jerome Gregory was a finalist in Impromptu Speaking. He was recognized at the national awards ceremony and placed 3rd in the nation! This is the best finish for a Ladue student in about five years!

The national tournament ended a wonderful year of competition for the speech and debate team. The team is gearing up for the 2013-2014 tournament season which begins the 28th of September!

LHWHS 2013 Graduate Runpeng Liu Represents U.S. in Chemistry Competition.

Liu Runpeng

As published on stltoday.com on July 14, 2013…

A recent Ladue high school graduate is in Moscow this week as one of four students representing the United States in an international chemistry competition.

Runpeng Liu, 18, traveled to Moscow on Friday with his teammates to take part in the July 15-24 International Chemistry Olympiad with 70 other countries.

The road to the team began with a three-part exam that 12,000 students took. Liu was among 1,000 students who performed well enough to move on to the National Chemistry Olympiad Test.

LHWHS’ Schindler Wins National Quizbowl Awards

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Even before the final round of the National All-Star Academic Tournament was played, team member and recent graduate, Max Schindler, had already come out on top.  Schindler was named National High School Player of the Year, and was named a member of the National High School A Team along with four other players from across the country.  Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Scholar Bowl Team went on to take first place in the National All-Star Academic Tournament played in Columbus, Ohio on June 15-16, 2013.  

2001 Graduate and International Choreographer Rashad “Wizdom Truth” Rounds Opens Dance Studio in St. Louis

Wizdom Truth

The following information was provided by Rashad “Wizdom Truth” Rounds publicist regarding Wizdom’s return to St. Louis to begin his own dance studio.

Native St. Louisan returns home from L.A. to bring hip-hop dancing expertise to hometown students in a brand new state of the art dance studio

 ST. LOUIS, May 22, 2013 – From St. Louis to L.A. and back again, Rashad “Wizdom Truth” Rounds proudly presents a new home for Midwest dancers to experience hip hop in its purest form. Famous Fresh Studios opened June 15, 2013 in the St. Louis Outlet Mall in Hazelwood, showcasing the best hip-hop, street, breaking, tap and jazz teachers in the St. Louis area.

St. Louis Public Radio Features Ladue Schools Family on College Selection

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The following story appeared on news.stlpublicradio.org with a link to the story aired on Friday, June 14, 2013.  2013 graduate Alex Patershuk and her mother, Diane Patershuk, are featured in the online and on-air interviews, both reported by Erin Williams.

Achievement, Outcome – What Dictates A Student’s Success?

School system performance is paramount for any family looking to move and start a family, as it was for Rob and Diane Pattershuk, when they moved to Ladue 20 years ago.