Category Archives: Students

Old Bonhomme Students Head to MCTM State Math Competition

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Three Old Bonhomme students participated in the MCTM math competition on Saturday, March 29th at LaSalle Middle School. Iris Zhou and Daniel Xu received first place in the Fourth Grade Overall competition. Aneesh Batchu received second place in the Fourth Grade Overall competition. This placement qualifies them for the State competition in Warrensburg, MO on Saturday, April 26th. Daniel Xu took first place and Iris Zhou took second place in the number sense round. Iris Zhou and Aneesh Batchu took first place in the fourth grade sprint round. Daniel Xu took third place in the fourth grade sprint round. Congratulations to Iris, Daniel and Aneesh, we wish them the best of luck at the state competition!

Spelling Bee Regional Finals

Sid Yu (left) of Spoede Elementary School and Justin Wayne (right) of Ladue Middle School put their spelling skills to the test and made it all the way to the St. Louis Post Dispatch Spelling Bee Regional Finals. The competition was held at McKendree University on March 1st, 2014. Way to go, Sid and Justin!

Speech and Debate Team Qualifies to State and National Tournaments

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The Ladue Horton Watkins High School Speech and Debate Team completed their regular season with three weeks of district tournaments. After three weeks of intense competition, the team qualified four entries to the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) State Tournament and two entries to the National Forensics League (NFL) National Tournament.

DECA Students Recognized at District Career Development Conference

The DECA chapter at Ladue Horton Watkins High School were recognized for their achievements this year at the District Career Development Conference and Competition in February 2014. The DECA students competed against thirteen other schools with the following students qualifying for the state competition at the Lake of the Ozarks in March: Preston Barrow, Andrew Cherrick, Malcolm Davis, Arthur Durkach, Jackson Gould, Brian Jiang, Zain Khan, Kyle McNeill, Semhar Mekonnen, and Katie O’Brien.

LHWHS Among Winners in Robotics Competition

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The Ladue Horton Watkins High School robotics team, Rambunction, took second place in the FIRST Robotics St. Louis Regional held at the Chaifetz Arena on March 13 – 15, 2014.  After losing some close matches, the team was ranked 40th out of 45 teams at the end of qualifying rounds on Saturday morning.  Westminster and Hazelwood Central chose Ladue to compete with their teams in the elimination matches on Saturday afternoon because of the robot’s strong defensive capabilities. The alliance of those three teams went all the way to the finals and proudly took home the second place trophy!

Panorama/Rambler Staff Receive School Publication Recognitions

On March 10, 2014, student work on Ladue Horton Watkins High School publications received the following honors at the Sponsors of School Publications Contest held at Webster University:

  • The Panorama staff received an Excellent rating in Overall Newspaper
  • Rambler staff received an Honorable Mention in Overall Yearbook.  This is the first time in many years the Rambler has competed in a critique.
  • LadueToday.com received an Honorable Mention for Overall Online Publication.

LHWHS Broadcast Work Featured on “Student Voice”

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The Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Broadcast Technology department just announce a new online partnership to distribute students broadcast technology work to over 100,000 online subscribers each month. BAM Radio Network is the largest all-education radio network in the nation. Student work will be featured in a new program called “Student Voice,” and LHWHS students will provide the first video show to their network ever! 

Old Bonhomme’s Humphrey Supports “Unsorted”

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Lori Humphrey, second-grade teacher at Old Bonhomme Elementary School, was recently interviewed by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the play Unsorted.  Humphrey was the district’s Teacher of the Year for the 2012-13 school year and was also the recipient of an Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award.  Humphrey has applied for a Gold Star Grant to fund presentation of the play to students and personnel in the Ladue School District to kick off the school year in September. The request specifies that Unsorted be performed as well for parents and the community to promote home-school connections.

Read the entire article.

Humphrey was also interviewed on St. Louis Public Radio about her interest in and support of this production.

Listen to the interview.

LHWHS Linehan Recipient of Pedal the Cause Award

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News release from Pedal the Cause…

Young Olivette Resident Receives Top Honors
by Honoring His Mother & Supporting His Father’s Research

Pedal the Cause presents Clare Blase Spirit Award to Ben Linehan   

ST. LOUIS (Feb. 25, 2013) — Pedal the Cause is pleased to announce that sixteen-year-old Olivette resident and Ladue High School student, Ben Linehan, is the recipient of the 2013 Pedal the Cause Clare Blase Spirit Award.

LHWHS Jacob Receives Distinguished Achievement Award

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News release published by University of Missouri – St. Louis…

UMSL honors 47 high school students for distinguished achievement in science

On February 20, 2014, more than 200 proud parents and teachers came to honor 47 high school juniors at the annual Distinguished Achievement Awards for Science Excellence dinner presented by the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.