Category Archives: Students

LHWHS Junior Jess Rothberg Receives Highest Award from Boy Scouts


The Boy Scouts of America has bestowed its highest award on Jess Rothberg, a junior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School. His project involved clearing an area behind the Temple Israel parking lot to build a fire ring and benches, benefitting his troop and the Temple.

Ladue Schools Win National Recognition in WordMasters Challenge

Ladue Schools third-grade team placed fourth in the nation out of 292 teams, and the district’s sixth-grade team placed third in the nation out of 170 teams in the first round of the WordMasters™ Challenge.   The WordMasters Challenge is a national competition for students in grades 3-8 that encourages growth in vocabulary and verbal reasoning.  Each year, over 125,000 students from some of the best public and private schools throughout the United States participate in the WordMasters Challenge.  Students from Ladue Schools’ elementary schools, Fifth Grade Center and middle school participated.

LMS Eighth-Graders Win Project Research Award


Six Ladue Middle School students won the Project Research Award at Eastern Missouri State tournament on Sunday, December 7, 2014.

Eighth-graders Claire Englander, Grace Hardester, Maggie Lochmoeller, Rebecca Cunningham, Rose Coughlin, and Grace Chicoine are part of the Neon Electrons FLL robotics team.

LMS’ Harold Webb’s The Chalkboard Podcast Receives Rave Reviews

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It’s an exciting time for the Ladue Middle School eighth-grade Science Teacher and Ladue Horton Watkins High School Junior Varsity Tennis Coach, Harold Webb.  Webb can now add podcaster extraordinaire to his résumé. 

LHWHS Varsity Football Rams Celebrate Outstanding Season

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Rams celebrated some amazing  accomplishments with a 12-2 record.

  • The team was National Division Champions of the Suburban Central Conference, District Champions and State Semifinalists.
  • All Conference athletes include:  James Bell, Chuck Burton, Antoine Cade, Chino Davis, Malcolm Davis, Luke Dibler, James Dunger, Daylen Edwards, Paul Flynn, Jack Fox, Nate Howard, Ivan Hurse, Jack May, Justin Moore, James Scott, Jarrod Smith, Mario Whitley and Henry Valier. 
  • All State athletes include:  Daylen Edwards, Jack Fox, Nate Howard and Justin Moore
  • Jack Fox was named Kohl’s All-American Punt Specialist

LHWHS Boys Varsity Soccer Team Finishes Season with Impressive Recognitions.


With the second best record in Ladue Schools history, Ladue Horton Watkins High School Boys Varsity Soccer Team finished fifth in the state with a 20-5-1 record.  The team was District Champions for the third year in a row, and Sectional Champions for the second year in a row.

All Conference Athletes include: Kyle Cook, Justin Espinosa, David Maffly-Kipp, Walker Miller, Chris Naunhaim, Austin Powell, Michael Wielansky and Nik Woltz.

LHWHS Students Named to All-State Band

The following Ladue Horton Watkins High School students won a seat in the Missouri All-State Band or All-State Orchestra.  They competed against 1,200 students from across the state via blind auditions in Columbia, Missouri.  Only 108 were selected. These young musicians will represent LHWHS at performances at the Missouri Music Educators Association Convention on January 28-31, 2015.  

LHWHS’s Good Wins Peabody Energy Leaders in Education Award


Dr. Rob Good, a social studies teacher at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, is a 2014-15 recipient of the Peabody Energy Leaders in Education Award. He is the latest teacher in the Ladue School District to be honored. The Peabody Energy Leaders in Education program supports educators who foster the future workforce and prepare students to compete in a global marketplace.  Each honoree receives a $1,000 check, which Dr. Good reinvested into the RISE program, which works with African-American students to give them the skills necessary to be successful in high school.

To read more about Dr. Good and the program, click on 2014-2015 Honorees Region 1.


LHWHS Graduate Receives Prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award


Leah Rothberg, a 2013 graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School, was one of three young ladies from the St. Louis area to receive the Girl Scout Gold Award from the Girl Scouts of the USA. It is an impressive honor that less than one percent of Girl Scouts earn. Leah spent at least 80 hours planning and implementing a challenging community project at a West St. Louis County home for adults with mental or physical disabilities.  

Read more on Three Area Students Complete Projects Benefiting Community To Earn Girl Scout Gold Award at



LHWHS Senior Helps Fight Hunger Before A Pre-Screening of The Hunger Games

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In November, Ladue Horton Watkins High School Senior Sam Kahn helped to spearhead a community-wide event to bring almost 300 local Jewish teenagers together through BBYO (B’nai B’rith Youth Organization) for a pre-screening of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.” When BBYO brought the idea of tying hunger advocacy to Lions Gate Entertainment, they supported it.