Category Archives: Students

Old Bonhomme Granted Guidance & Counseling Award

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Congratulations to Old Bonhomme Elementary, which was recognized on Oct. 9, 2015, as a recipient of the Gysbers Success Designation Award, which is awarded for a school’s commitment to implementing a comprehensive guidance and counseling program that focuses on the following aspects of development for all students: academic, career and personal/social.

Behr Named Outstanding Project Lead The Way Engineering Teacher

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Congratulations to Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Hannah Behr, who was recognized as a 2015-2016 Outstanding Project Lead the Way Engineering Teacher!

Project Lead the Way is the nation’s leading provider of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. Hannah is the PLTW coordinator for the high school, and has taken on an integral role in developing the program.

Speech & Debate Team Racks Up First Place Wins

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Congratulations to the Talking Rams, the LWHHS speech and debate team, who won first place in the 2015 Parkway Classic hosted by Parkway West on Oct. 9 & 10. The team also took home the win at the Oakville Autumn Congress invitational on Oct. 3 at Oakville High School!

The team also earned designation in the Two Hundred Club of the National Forensic League of the National Speech and Debate Association for 2015. This designation means the team earned more than 200 degrees during the 2014-2015 competition season. This designation places the chapter in the top 7.5 percent of teams in the country. This is the fifth year in a row the team has earned membership in the Two Hundred Club!

Two LHWHS Students Meet Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice

Two Ladue Horton Watkins High School students were selected as guests of the Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court during the Missouri Bar Association’s Annual Meeting. Simi Falako and Rasika Sant, both seniors, attended the plenary panel session on civil rights and voting rights before having lunch with the chief justice.

LHWHS Student Attends Girls Nation 2015 in Washington D.C.

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Congratulations to Ladue Horton Watkins High School Senior Huayu Gao, who attended the Missouri Girls State program this summer and was selected as one of the two “senators” to represent Missouri for the Girls Nation program in Washington, D.C.

Since 1947, American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Girls Nation program has provided aspiring young women leaders firsthand experience with practical insight into how the federal government works. Only two participants are chosen per state, as is true for elected U.S. senators.

LHWHS Senior Wins National Psychology Essay Competition

The American Psychological Association committee of Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) recognized Alison Gold’s essay “Alcohol and Adolescence: An Examination from the Biopsychosocial Approach” on the top four essays submitted for the 2015 APA TOPSS Essay Competition. She received a scholarship for $250 and a certificate as an award. Alison is a senior this year at Ladue Horton Watkins High School.

Ladue Schools’ Boy’s Varsity Tennis Head Coach Named State Coach of the Year

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Congratulations to Ladue Schools’ Head Coach for Boy’s Varsity Tennis, Margaret Junker, who has been named State Coach of the Year! The announcement was made at the 2015 Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Homecoming Pep Rally on Friday, September 25, 2015.

Ladue Early Childhood Center Staff & Community Recognized for Support of Cancer Center

The Ladue Early Childhood Center staff and school community will be recognized for their annual fundraising efforts and support of the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center!

Each year, the LECC hosts the “Hats on to Cancer” event, where students bring in $1 to wear a hat all day at school. All proceeds are donated to the center. This year will be the third time the LECC has held the event. This year, the event will be on Jan. 21, 2016!

Spoede Best in State for 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

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Congratulations to Spoede Elementary School, which has officially been named the #1 school in Missouri for logging the most minutes in the 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! Thanks to our inspiring teachers and parents, we have some excellent young readers in our schools, and they’re powered up to read throughout this school year!

Speech and Debate Team Successful in Season Kick-off

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School speech and debate team had a very successful kick-off to their 2015-16 season. The team competed in the Greater Saint Louis Speech Association’s Pre-Season Tournament on Saturday, September 19 at Mehlville High School.  The tournament is a limited preparation tournament offering Duet Improvisational Acting, Impromptu Speaking, and Extemporaneous Debate.