Category Archives: Students

LHWHS Senior Examines if Religion is Becoming A Fashion Statement

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School Senior Elise Vincent set out to find answers to a lingering question. “Is it disrespectful to wear symbols that do not pertain to one’s own history?”

LMS Annual Fundraiser Nets 19,026 Canned Goods for Area Families

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Sometimes hunger and homelessness go hand-in-hand in a community, so the students at Ladue Middle School sponsored activities to make a difference.  To help Feed the Children organization, LMS sponsored a penny war to fill the “bank” with $1,087.10 in pennies. The sixth grade led the way with $436.29 pennies. Seventh and eighth grades almost tied, bringing in more than three hundred dollars in pennies. 

LHWHS Alumni, Ed Protzel, Lands Book Deal

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Ed Protzel, Class of ’65, will see his novel hit store shelves in 2015.

Wild Wolf Publishing of Great Britain acquired the rights to Ed’s novel, The Lies that Bind, a darkly ironic antebellum mystery/drama set in Turkle, Mississippi, 1859-61. The novel is based on his original screenplay, which was recognized by the Missouri Playwrights Association. Ed has written five original screenplays for feature film and developed film scripts/projects for 20th Century Fox. Century Fox’s Murray Silverman, Paramount’s Sherry Lansing, and Chelsea Studios producer Stan Zuckerman called it a “great script.” 

LHWHS’ Goble Wins 2015 Broadcast Adviser Award

Ladue Horton Watkins High School Broadcast Technology Instructor Don Goble  has been named the Journalism Education Association’s 2015 National High School Broadcast Adviser of the Year.  The Journalism Education Association is a dynamic, adviser-focused organization serving a diverse media community.

LMS Students Play for the Sake of Science


Biomedical engineering students from St. Louis University (SLU) needed to test ten toys designed to stimulate interest in science and engineering. They chose Ladue Middle School (LMS) to participate in the initiative ultimately aimed at delivering age-appropriate toys to schools in Haiti.  The purpose of the test is to see if the toys are fun, stimulate interest, present identifiable science/engineering principles and are age-appropriate for grades 5-7, as hypothesized.

Fifth-Graders Collect 500 Cans of Food for “Turkey Bowl”


Fifth-graders in the Ladue School District collected 500 canned goods at the first-ever “Turkey Bowl.”  The event was held on Saturday, November 22, 2014. Ladue Horton Watkins High School varsity football captains refereed four flag football games, each with twenty-eight fifth-graders. The students opted to donate canned goods instead of paying a registration fee to play. The event benefited the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry.

High School Students Go Blue for Children’s Grief Awareness Day


Children’s Grief Awareness Day has been observed since 2008 on the Thursday before Thanksgiving. Since the holiday season can be an especially difficult time after a death for a grieving child, organizers chose November to bring awareness.

Student Game Designers Demo Prototypes

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Two Ladue Middle School students, Hale Masaki and Alex Krasnoff, attended Stonemaier Games’s Design Day, a game design event. Alex entered his game, Venturing Vaults, and playtested it twice with two different groups of people.

The LHWHS Football Rams Win Quarterfinals Against Jackson

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On Saturday, November 15, 2014, Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Rams won the Class 5 Quarterfinals against Jackson High School.  Junior James Bell switched the momentum for his teammates by catching a 33-yard touchdown pass to tie the game 21-21 early in the fourth quarter.  A touchdown and a field goal later, the Rams claimed a 31-21 victory. 

“Ladue View” Takes the Spotlight in Washington, D.C.


Junior Reis Rosenbloom, Senior Jane Nelson and Senior Lillian Donahue represented the Ladue View at the National High School Journalism Convention in Washington D.C., November 6-9, 2014. Ladue View is Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s monthly produced television news magazine show.  More than 6,000 students and advisers from all over the country attended the convention. Ladue View walked away with six of the highest honors the program has ever received. To see the list of their recognitions and photos, read “Ladue View Wins Multiple National Awards.”