Category Archives: Students

Ladue Middle School Orchestra Students Score High at Solo & Ensemble

Congratulations to the following 32 Ladue Middle School orchestra students who participated in the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association’s Solo and Ensemble Festival! These students worked hard on their performances for weeks leading up to this event, and their dedication paid off.

Senior Published in Allergic Living Magazine

sema1Congratulations to senior Sema Dibooglu on the publication of her article, “Gluten-Free Muse: Celiac Disease Feeds My Art, Advocacy and Cooking” in this month’s issue of Allergic Living Magazine.

Allergic Living Magazine is an award-winning magazine distributed both in Canada and the U.S. Sema is one of the first gluten-free teen bloggers in the U.S. and worldwide. She began her blog “Eat Without Gluten” in 2013, and it is featured on the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness’ webpage. The blog is written to provide positive, practical, educational and insightful information on the gluten-free diet. Additionally, Sema’s cartoon movie has been featured in many countries in Europe and in Australia.

High School Students Learn Ways to De-Stress Before Finals

IMG_8079The Ladue Students Helping Students Club sponsored a “De-Stress” event during their Seminar period on April 12, where about 115 students signed up for various sessions that taught them how to deal with their stress levels.

This was the first time the event was held at the school. However, Ladue Students Helping Students, the club that organized the event, plans to do it in the future, as well.

The event was timed so students could learn techniques on ways to deal with stress in a healthy way before testing at the end of the year, which includes finals, as well as AP and ACT testing. There were five sessions, and students could choose three. They included Mindfulness, The Art of De-stressing, Meditation/Guided Imagery, Therapy Dogs, and Yoga. Students were given resources at the end of each session so they can continue practicing what they learned. 

Freshman Wins First Prize in Statewide Music Contest

Freshman Menea Kefalov of Ladue Horton Watkins High School has won a prize in the 11th annual 2016 Creating Original Music Project competition conducted by the University of Missouri’s Mizzou New Music Initiative. Her song “I Can’t Take It” was the first place winner in the “High School – Popular” category. This is the fifth time that Menea has written and submitted a song to the program and won a prize!

Menea’s winning composition will be performed at the annual COMP Festival, starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16, in the Fine Arts Building on the Mizzou campus. The festival will be audio-streamed online so that relatives, friends, neighbors, classmates and other members of the public can listen from anywhere.

LMS Band Students Earn Top Marks at Solo and Ensemble Festival

Congratulations to the Ladue Middle School band students who earned a “Superior” rating at the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association’s Solo and Ensemble Festival this past weekend!

Seth Goldman (7), bassoon solo
Daphne Levy (7), flute solo
Alvin Li (7), clarinet solo
Melody Zhang (7), flute solo
Daphne Levy and Melody Zhang, flute duet

LMS Choir Students Sing Their Way to the Top at Solo/Ensemble Festival

This weekend, the LMS Choir had six students participate in the St. Louis Suburban Solo/Ensemble Festival. Every student prepared two solos, each singing a classical/folk and a foreign language song!

Lillian Sheley (8), Madalyn Abady (8), Hiram Anderson (8) and Julia Monsey (8) all earned a 1 “Superior” rating, which is the highest you can receive! Cassie Beisheim (8) and Olivia Rhodes (8) both earned a 2 “Excellent” rating, which is the second highest you receive!

“I could not be prouder of these students who went out of their comfort zones to learn different styles of music and perform them so beautifully!” Vocal teacher Leah Alrutz said.

High School Science Olympiad Team Takes First Place at State Finals

Congratulations to the Ladue Horton Watkins High School Science Olympiad Team on their first place win at the state finals in Fulton, Missouri, this past Saturday!

The best 32 teams from in the state competed, and the team took top five in 18 of the 23 events. Our Middle School Science Olympiad Team also finished in first place. Both of the teams will be moving on to the national finals at the University of Wisconsin-Stout the last week of school!

LMS Science Olympiad Team Blinded State Finals with Science

The Ladue Middle School’s Science Olympiad team has proved once more that they know their stuff! The team took first place at the state finals in Fulton, Missouri, last Saturday, with a commanding lead over the second place team, Pembroke Hill from Kansas City.

Of the top teams around the state, 32 were present, and the LMS team made the top five in 20 of 22 events! The team will move on to the national finals at the University of Wisconsin-Stout during the last week of school. This will be the team’s 22nd appearance at the national finals in the last 24 years!

Broadcast Technology students recognized for connecting with the world

HEC-TV, which is St. Louis’ leading producer of education and arts television programming, recently profiled two Ladue Seniors for their creation of the Global Student News Network, an online, social media driven media literacy project. The Global Student News Network (GSNN) is a platform for the global student community to share their voices, stories and ideas. Seniors Marissa Glantz and Reis Rosenbloom created GSNN as a social experiment back in the fall, by looking to curate student media content on Twitter from all over the world. Behind the Minds is HEC-TV’s top program and recently produced a story about this amazing global project.

View the show here!

Visit GSNN here!

Follow them on Twitter @GlobalSNN & #GSNN

High School Students Place First in 2016 Math League Competition

The Ladue Horton Watkins math team placed first in the 2016 Missouri Math League Competition! There are six league competitions over the school year, and both the team and individual results are totaled to determine the overall team and individual winners. This is the third time in the last four years that the Ladue math team has placed first in the state!