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2015 LHWHS Alumni Victorious at International Mathematical Olympiad

Yang Liu, second from the right, is a 2015 Ladue alumni. Liu was one of five on his team to take home a gold medal. Photo courtesy of Po-Shen Loh.

A Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate helped the U.S. bring home the gold this year at one of the most renowned global competitions: the International Mathematical Olympiad. This was Yang Liu’s second year on the U.S. team. Yang, 18, graduated in May and has won a gold medal both years he’s participated in the contest. This year’s competition was held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from July 4- 13, 2015.

This year, the U.S. team beat out China for the No. 1 spot overall, 185-181. South Korea took third place. About two decades have passed since the U.S. won the competition. Last year, the U.S. took second place.

LMS Student Attends The Grannie Annie Book Celebration

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Jackson DiBlasi, who recently completed fifth grade at the Ladue Fifth Grade Center, was one of seventeen students honored at The Grannie Annie’s annual book signing celebration at the Missouri History Museum on Sunday, June 7.

2011 Graduate Samantha Levin Holds Four of 10 Top 800 Meter Runs

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Samantha Levin, a Ladue Horton Watkins High School 2011 graduate, holds four of Missouri’s top ten fastest high school runs for the 800 meter race. Samantha held the number one spot for four years with her time of 2:06:74 at a May 2011 meet until Hannah Long of Eureka High School surpassed Samantha’s record with a time of 2:04:23 on June 4, 2015.

LHWHS Graduate Kahn Receives Scholarship From ADL

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The St. Louis Jewish Light announced the following on June 3, 2015…

“The Anti-Defamation League of Missouri/Southern Illinois has awarded local high school seniors Matt Frischer and Sam Kahn the 18th Annual Meyer and Marcelle Kranzberg Memorial Scholarship.  Each will receive a $2,000 college scholarship. Kahn attended Ladue Horton Watkins High School and will be going to Vanderbilt University in the fall.  Frischer attended Parkway Central and will be going to Indiana University.”

LMS’ Duncan Named Grand Prize Winner of Haan Crafts Contest

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Eileen Duncan, a seventh-grader at Ladue Middle School, was selected as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2015-16 Design-a-Pillow Contest.  Haan Crafts will develop Eileen’s winning design into a sewing project for Haan Craft’s 2015-16 catalog. 

Two LMS Eighth-Graders Receive Ed Greenwood Memorial Award

On Friday, May 22, 2015, Seema Patil and Nevan Giuliani were presented with the prestigious Ed Greenwood Memorial Award at the 2015 Ladue Middle School Farewell Assembly.

LHWHS Speech/Debate Team Succeed at NCFL National Tournament

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Seven Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) students competed in the National Catholic Forensic League’s National Tournament on May 23-24, 2015, at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Ladue Middle School Named 2015 Missouri Gold Star School

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On Thursday, May 21, 2015, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced that eight Missouri public schools, including Ladue Middle School, have received one of the state’s highest honors by being recognized as Gold Star Schools.  The program recognizes schools that perform at high academic levels or that perform at high levels while serving a significant proportion of disadvantaged students. 

LHWHS Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team Wins Suburban Central Conference

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Junior Lizzy Puyo was named All Conference Player of the Year after the girls’ varsity soccer team finished the 2014-2015 regular season with a record of 17-7-1.

LHWHS’ Luong Chosen to Represent Missouri at 2015 Congress of Future Medical Leaders

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School sophomore Anhthi Luong was nominated based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine. She will represent Missouri at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA on June 24-26, 2015.