Former Track & Field Coach To Be Inducted into Hall of Fame

Congratulations to former LHWHS Coach Phil Brusca, who is to be inducted into the U.S. Track and Field Masters Hall of Fame! Please join his family, friends, former athletes and colleagues at More »


RISE Students Raise Awareness, Donations for Flint Residents

During February, RISE (Reaching Inside Seeking Excellence), a Ladue Horton Watkins High School student organization, is raising funds and donations to help the people of Flint, Michigan, during the area’s water crisis. More »

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LHWHS Senior Facilitates Social Justice Change Discussion

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: More »

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Eleven LHWHS Seniors Sign Letters of Intent to Play College Sports

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 More »


Third Annual Ladue Dance Marathon Breaks Another Record

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 More »


The Talking Rams Place 1st in Capital Classic Tournament

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! More »


LHWHS Tri-M Music Honor Society Hosts Benefit Concert

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 More »


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

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 More »

LHWHS Graduate Kahn Receives Scholarship From ADL


The St. Louis Jewish Light announced the following on June 3, 2015…

“The Anti-Defamation League of Missouri/Southern Illinois has awarded local high school seniors Matt Frischer and Sam Kahn the 18th Annual Meyer and Marcelle Kranzberg Memorial Scholarship.  Each will receive a $2,000 college scholarship. Kahn attended Ladue Horton Watkins High School and will be going to Vanderbilt University in the fall.  Frischer attended Parkway Central and will be going to Indiana University.”

LHWHS Alumni Hirschfeld’s Artwork Featured in SNL Museum

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Matt Hirschfeld, Ladue Horton Watkins High School class of 1998, and a University of Missouri at St. Louis graduate, is an illustrator in Los Angeles, California recently commissioned by NBC commissioned to create sketches for the new Saturday Night Live museum in New York City, NY. News Channel 5 reporter Dana Dean interviewed Matt through Skype about the honor.

See KSDK interview, Artist From STL Draws for SNL

LMS’ Duncan Named Grand Prize Winner of Haan Crafts Contest

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Eileen Duncan, a seventh-grader at Ladue Middle School, was selected as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2015-16 Design-a-Pillow Contest.  Haan Crafts will develop Eileen’s winning design into a sewing project for Haan Craft’s 2015-16 catalog. 

Two LMS Eighth-Graders Receive Ed Greenwood Memorial Award

On Friday, May 22, 2015, Seema Patil and Nevan Giuliani were presented with the prestigious Ed Greenwood Memorial Award at the 2015 Ladue Middle School Farewell Assembly.

LHWHS Speech/Debate Team Succeed at NCFL National Tournament

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Seven Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) students competed in the National Catholic Forensic League’s National Tournament on May 23-24, 2015, at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Ladue Middle School Named 2015 Missouri Gold Star School

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On Thursday, May 21, 2015, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced that eight Missouri public schools, including Ladue Middle School, have received one of the state’s highest honors by being recognized as Gold Star Schools.  The program recognizes schools that perform at high academic levels or that perform at high levels while serving a significant proportion of disadvantaged students. 

LHWHS Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team Wins Suburban Central Conference


Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Junior Lizzy Puyo was named All Conference Player of the Year after the girls’ varsity soccer team finished the 2014-2015 regular season with a record of 17-7-1.

LMS’ Taylor-Johnson Honored with 2015 Excellence in Education Award

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Congratulations to Ladue Middle School Associate Principal Tiffany Taylor-Johnson who received the prestigious 2015 Excellence in Education Award at the St. Louis American Foundation’s 28th Annual Salute to Excellence in Education Scholarship & Awards Gala!

The St. Louis American published a profile of Tiffany, which painted  painted a picture of Dr. Tiffany’s approach to education through her own word, and also aptly captured her personality and dedication to her students and to her school through vignettes.

LHWHS’ Luong Chosen to Represent Missouri at 2015 Congress of Future Medical Leaders


Ladue Horton Watkins High School sophomore Anhthi Luong was nominated based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine. She will represent Missouri at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA on June 24-26, 2015.

Two LHWHS Science Olympiad Team Members Win Scholarships


The Ladue Horton Watkins High School Science Olympiad Team was one of two Missouri teams to participate in the National Olympiad Competition at the University of Nebraska on May 15-16, 2015. Sophomores Luke Biernbaum and Patrick Naughton won first place gold medals in Mission Possible, considered the most challenging engineering event in the competition.

The two spent hundreds of hours on their Rube Goldberg device, an invention intended to do one simple task through complex maneuvering and moving between various forms of energy like mechanical, electrical, thermal, etc. In this case, Luke and Patrick created a device that drops six golfballs into three cups before a timer runs out. The mechanisms include levers, a motor, a timer and a switch, among others.

“We wanted to come up with a genius idea based on the rules but that had a simple design, because that would be more reliable,” Luke said.

The boys’ plan to implement a simple design worked; their device worked perfectly for the judges, and the two received the highest score in their event!

Luke said the two are already looking forward to this next year’s competition. He said he and Patrick plan to work as a team again, maybe this time in a category on model cars.

Both were also awarded $1,500 scholarships, sponsored by Lockheed Martin, toward the college of their choice. Each also earned an annual $13,000 scholarship to the University of Nebraska. Luke plans on going into mechanical engineering.

Overall, the LHWHS team finished 38 out of 61 teams and five places behind Pembroke Hill from Kansas City.

The 2014-2015 LHWHS Science Olympiad Team:

Michael Prablek, senior

Royce Dong, junior

Tom Liu, junior

Logan Page, junior

Spencer Chen, junior

Luke Biernbaum, sophomore

Hans Chan, sophomore

Anna Cramblitt, sophomore

Yang Liu, sophomore

Patrick Naughton, sophomore

Alex Tan, sophomore

Jeffrey Wang, sophomore

Stephanie Zhong, sophomore

Charlie Loitman, freshman

Jonathan Lin was the team’s volunteer coach from Washington University. Contributions made by the Ladue Dad’s Club and Ladue Parent’s Association assisted in the team’s travel expenses.