Category Archives: Students

From Play-Doh to the Playground, Students Hang Out with Foster Kids

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Save the Children, a blossoming club at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, spent some quality time with 15 foster children at an event sponsored by the Foster & Care Coalition on Aug. 1, 2015!

Save the Children was created to provide an opportunity for high school students to extend a helping hand toward children in need. The organization offers a variety of volunteer settings, ranging from orphanages to hospitals.

LHWHS Senior Receives Congressional Award Gold Medal


Congratulations to Ladue Horton Watkins High School Senior Jacqueline Wong, who was honored at the 2015 Gold Medal Ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on June 17, 2015!

The Congressional Award Gold Medal is awarded to students who set goals and excel in four areas of individual growth: Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness and Expedition/Exploration.

Student Stacks His Way to the Top at the Junior Olympics


One of Reed Elementary School’s students, Oscar Yanuck, deserves a big congratulations for coming in first at the 2015 AAU Junior Olympic Games Sport Stacking Championships in Virginia this past weekend!

Students Raise Over $1300 for Cancer Research

Students and staff in the Ladue School District stood up to cancer by raising $1,385 for a cure in this year’s School and Youth Campaign!

Each year, the spirit and hard work of our teachers and students helps the Gateway Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society continue funding research for cures and treatments for blood cancers. Our support also helps the chapter provide services to these patients and families during their times of need.

Two LHWHS Seniors Awarded, Five Graduate from STARS Program


Two juniors from Ladue Horton Watkins High School who participated in the 2015 Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) program won an LMI Aerospace Award in Excellence in Research after presenting their papers to a panel of research scientists!

Gregory Farn and Bianca Yu, two of the 27 winners, received their awards at a reception on Oct. 19, 2015, in the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ Century Rooms of the Millennium Student Center.

LMS Students Interview Academy Award Winner

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Two Ladue Middle School students shone brightly at the International Literacy Association Conference last weekend, where they had the opportunity to interview keynote speaker and Academy Award Winner Octavia Spencer.

The event was held at America’s Center where, on a stage in front of thousands of guests, students Dale Chesson and Kiara Crawford spoke with Octavia, best known for starring in films like “The Help” and “Black and White.”

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


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

Courtesy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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


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.”