Category Archives: Students

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

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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. 

Scholar Bowl Team Brings Home Another National First

NSC Quiz Bowl Champs 2013

Pitted against both private and public schools from across the nation, Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s (LHWHS) Scholar Bowl Team comes out on top – again.

  • On May 25 – 26, 2013, the team earned second place at the National Academic Quiz Tournaments High School National Championship.
  • On June 8-9, 2013 the team finished first at the National Scholastics Championship in College Park, Maryland.
  • On June 15-16, 2013 the team, chosen to represent Missouri, finished first at the National All-Star Academic Tournament (NASAT.)

Ladue Schools Students Showcase Their Art and Stories at Book Signing

Grannie Annie Book Signing 2013

St. Louis, Mo., June 5, 2013—Four fifth graders from two schools in the Ladue School District were among the twenty published authors and artists who participated in the fifth annual Grannie Annie Gathering at Left Bank Books in downtown St. Louis on June 1, 2013. Before a standing-room-only audience, the authors read excerpts from their family stories published in “Grannie Annie, Vol. 8,” released in May in both paperback and PDF editions, and the artists discussed their illustrations published in the same volume.

2013 Graduation Speeches

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The Class of 2013 graduated on May 19, 2013.   Following are links to each of the 2013 Ladue Horton Watkins High School Commencement Ceremony speeches.

2009 LHWHS Grad Logan Uxa Drafted by Cincinnati Reds

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As reported by KATV in Jonesboro, Arkansas…

JONESBORO — Arkansas State senior Logan Uxa was selected in the 32nd round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. He was the 975th player taken overall was the second A-State player chosen by Cincinnati.  The Reds also drafted A-State senior pitcher Daniel Wright on Friday in the 10th round.

Craft Alliance Names Studio for Former LHWHS Student

Wolfson Blake Dedication

On June 20, 2013 at 6 p.m. the Craft Alliance will dedicate the Stephen Blake Wolfson Clay Studio in memory of Blake Wolfson, former student of Ladue Horton Watkins High School.

When Wolfson was a young teenager, he had his first experience with clay at Craft Alliance.  From that time on, working with clay became a passion for Wolfson, and one of his favorite pastimes.  The public is invited to attend the dedication in honor of Blake’s life and his love of this art form.  (R.S.V.P. to Danielle Sommer at 314-725-1177, extension 337.)

LHWHS Scholar Bowl Team Places Second in Nation

Competition Includes Both Public and Private High Schools  

On May 25 and 26, 2013, Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s (LHWHS) Scholar Bowl Team (A) earned second place among 256 teams in a national high school quiz bowl amongst a leading pack of schools dominated by private, parochial and academic magnet schools.  The next public high school is listed seventh – Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD, and the next is in the eleventh position – Dorman High School in Roebuck, SC.

Duke Tip Talent Search Identifies 38 LMS Seventh Graders

Duke TIP’s 7th Grade Talent Search identifies students across the United States who have scored at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level achievement test. As part of the program, these students take above-level college-entrance exams (ACT or SAT) to learn more about their abilities.
 On March 11, 2013 the exam results were provided for Ladue Middle School seventh-graders.