Category Archives: Students

LHWHS Senior Facilitates Social Justice Change Discussion

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Congratulations to LHWHS senior Kaitlin Crawford for her selection as a lead facilitator of a discussion on social justice in change in schools! The discussion was held after a screening of “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” a  documentary presented by Nine Network and the Missouri History Museum.

Eleven LHWHS Seniors Sign Letters of Intent to Play College Sports

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Congratulations to all of our Ladue Horton Watkins High School senior athletes who signed letters of intent to join sport teams at their colleges and universities of choice! The event was held on Feb. 3, 2016, in the LHWHS cafeteria.

The following athletes will play sports at the following schools:

Benjamin Cobin Grinnell College Tennis
Misa Gamble Canisius College Rowing
Anna Hartig College of Wooster Soccer
Brandon Jarrett Lindenwood University Belleville Baseball
Kaitlin Mills Missouri Baptist University Lacrosse
Justin Moore Robert Morris University Football
Christopher Naunheim Maryville University Soccer
Mark Rogers Truman State University Basketball
C.J. Tammons Rhodes College Football
Hunter Wallace Harvard University Rowing
Alexander Morose Truman State University Wrestling

LHWHS Students Attend Second Gateway2change Summit

unnamedMore than 300 students from school districts across St. Louis, including some of our own Ladue Horton Watkins High School students, convened at the University of Missouri-ST. Louis J.C. Penney Center on Wednesday, Jan. 27 to work on the “STL Student Summit on Race.”

The goal of this second summit of the 2015-2016 school year was to “Activate Action” by turning “passive news waters into positive news creators.”

Four Ladue Schools Students Published in Collection of World War II Stories

Four Ladue Schools students from three elementary schools have stories and an illustration published in “Echoes from World War II: Young Writers Sharing Family Stories.” This book has been published by The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration in honor of its 10th anniversary.

Third Annual Ladue Dance Marathon Breaks Another Record

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This was another record-breaking year for the third annual Ladue Dance Marathon! About 175 students put in a lot of hard work this year, raising a total of $31,146.03 for the Children’s Hospital and SSM Cardinal Glennon. 

Last Saturday, Jan. 30, the Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) students held their dance marathon and found out the total amount of funds raised through their efforts.

The Talking Rams Place 1st in Capital Classic Tournament

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The speech and debate team had a great weekend at the Capital Classic hosted by Jefferson City High School. The team placed 1st in team sweepstakes in a tournament of 28 schools!

Congratulations to the following students on their accomplishments:

United States Extemporaneous Speaking

  • Noah DiAntonio, Semifinalist
  • Simi Falako, Semifinalist
  • Patrick Naughton, Semifinalist

Old Bonhomme Students and Staff Stand Up and ‘Choose to Be Nice’

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Our Old Bonhomme students and staff came together last week in a show of solidarity against hurtful language by spreading the message “Choose to Be Nice.”

One of the school’s crossing guards experienced a situation in which two separate drivers used racist language toward her while she was trying to keep kids and parents safe at the crosswalk. 


Screen Shot 2016-02-01 at 12.57.50 PMRecently, Old Bonhomme’s Character Education and Diversity committees have been working closely to instill the ‘Choose to Be Nice’ theme this school year. The program is a social movement and dedicated to encouraging and inspiring kindness. The goal is to improve the way people interact with each other by reminding them that they have a choice about how to “be” in the world. 

LHWHS Tri-M Music Honor Society Hosts Benefit Concert

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The Ladue Tri-M Music Honor Society held a benefit concert for Play it Forward on Monday, Jan. 25th in the orchestra and band room. The group held an instrument drive during the concert, and the entrance fee of $5 per person will go toward underprivileged music programs in St. Louis area schools.

LHWHS Student Volunteers Prepare for Run and Run S’more 5k and 1-Mile Fun Run

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Ten Ladue Horton Watkins High School students are preparing for the first ever Run and Run S’more 5k Run and 1-Mile Fun Run event, which will be held on Feb. 28, 2016. Runners and walkers of all abilities will take to the streets in support of health and wellness for families enduring long hospital stays.

When 12-year-old Jackson Hill passed away after a tough battle with osteosarcoma, a bone tumor, his family began the Jackson Hill Foundation to transform their profound loss into positive change.

The Talking Rams Bring Home the Conference Championship

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For the fourth time in five years, the speech and debate team, the Talking Rams, brought home the Conference Championship trophy this weekend! With the exception of three seasons, Ladue has held the trophy since 1994! The team took 7th place in Interpretation Events, 1st in Congressional Debate, 1st in Public Speaking Events and 1st in Debate.

Several students also placed in the top five of their events, and the team has two conference champions! Please congratulate the students listed below: