Tag Archives: Alumni

LHWHS Grad Volunteers, Recognized at Veiled Prophet Ball

Emily Dove, a 2014 LHWHS graduate, was featured in Town & Style’s recent edition for her participation as a maid at the 2015 Veiled Prophet Ball and her dedication to service.

Dove’s record of giving back includes assisting the fundraising efforts of the Bay Harbor Foundation in Michigan and volunteering as a Spanish translator and an English teacher at various orphanages in Chincha Alta, after an earthquake struck the Peruvian town, according to Town & Style.

Ladue Alumni Sports Committee Volunteers Around the Holidays

The Ladue Alumni Sports Committee volunteered with St. Louis Arc in assisting special needs bowlers at their annual Christmas Party at Olivette Lanes this past weekend on Saturday, Dec. 12! St. Louis Arc is a local nonprofit United Way agency that provides support and services to more than 3,500 adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

This group of alumni will also be volunteering at the Breakfast with Santa event at Wellspring Church in Ferguson this Saturday, where they will serve a pancake breakfast, pass out gifts and take photos!

The Spotlight Continues to Shine on Alum Jehu Chesson

Jehu Chesson, wide receiver for the Michigan Wolverines and 2012 LHWHS grad, continues to make the folks at home proud with his success on the football field.

Jehu was recently selected to the 2015 First Team of the All-Big Ten Football Team (Coaches Poll). He was also an honorable mention for the 2015 All-big Ten Football Team (Media Poll). This season, Jehu made 8 touchdowns and 45 catches for 646 yards. He’s a senior this year, enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and Arts and majoring in sociology.

President Obama Praises Becky Sauerbrunn’s “Quiet Dominance”

President Barack Obama gave a special shout-out to each member of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team, including our own alumna Becky Sauerbrunn, at the White House on Tuesday!

The team was invited to a tribute in honor of the team’s 2015 World Cup win. President Obama pointed out Becky’s “quiet dominance” as a necessity for the win as he listed each girl’s characteristic contributions.

LHWHS Alumnus Selected as Minnesota World Language Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Grant Boulanger, a 1993 Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate, who has been selected as the 2015 Minnesota World Language Teacher of the Year! This award is one of the highest bestowed by the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures.

Grant went on to be chosen as the 2016 Regional Language Teacher of the Year by the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Grant will represent the central region at the national competition at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Convention & World Languages Expo in Boston, Massachusetts in November.

LHWHS Alum’s Glass Factory a Successful Venture in St. Louis

Many graduates of Ladue Horton Watkins High School go on to lead happy, successful careers after leaving our doors. Jim McKelvey, a 1983 alum, is among them. One of his ventures, the Third Degree Glass Factory, is featured in the Oct. 2 issue of Ladue News.  Jim and his partner Doug Auer co-founded the center nearly 13 years ago. Today, about 25 local artists teach classes at Third Degree, and nearly 30,000 visitors grace its doors annually, according to the Ladue News article. The factory’s three studios include glassblowing, flameworking and kilnworking.

LHWHS Alumna Retires, Runs Nonprofit For Seniors & the Arts

Lynn Friedman Hamilton, a Ladue Horton Watkins High School 1963 alumna, is retired, but she’s not slowing down. In 2009, Lynn launched a nonprofit project, Maturity and its Muse. Now that she’s retired, Lynn has more time for her organization!

Ladue Schools Graduate and Her Father Paint Phillips 66 Mural

The 1,200-square-foot mural that is being painted in Grand Center is sponsored by Phillips 66 and showcases 66 great things about St. Louis. Liza Fishbone, an alumna of Ladue Horton Watkins High School, and her father, Robert, are the duo painting the piece.

Robert and his late wife, Sarah, owned a mural company called On the Wall Productions, where they painted various murals around the city of St. Louis before settling down. Their children, Tyler and Liza, both attended Old Bonhomme Elementary School. Elisa Roth, the art teacher at Old Bonhomme, said Sarah volunteered her time and talent to the school, helping plan and facilitate a mural in the front hall and in the library.

Ladue Alumnus, National Human Genome Research Institute Director Speaks with Students

A group of Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) students recently had the opportunity to hear Dr. Eric Green, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) in Bethesda, Maryland, and 1977 graduate of LHWHS, speak at the St. Louis Science Center. Dr. Green discussed the growing significance of his field of genomics to medicine and its relevance to various related careers.

HEC-TV Airs Ladue Horton Watkins High School Alumna’s Ferguson Story

HEC-TV’s No. 1 viewed show, “Behind the Minds,” aired Wednesday, Sept. 17, and included Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumna Lillian Donahue’s story about Ferguson and the national media.

The show commemorated the one year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death. Congratulations to Lillian, who graduated in May 2015! Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s was one of only a few schools in the Metro area chosen to supply content for the program.