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Alumnus Chases his Passion and Succeeds in the Local Art Scene

Deciding to follow one’s passion can be risky when it comes to a career, but for Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumnus Ted Collier, the gamble paid off.

Ted started out in commercial real estate, and he did well for himself. But it wasn’t his passion. He wanted to be an artist, fulltime. When he met his future wife, Katie Lee, she encouraged him to go for it. And he did.

LHWHS Alumnus’ Artisan Furniture Business Thrives

If you’re interested in seeing what some of our alumni are up to, check out Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate Martin Goebel’s artisan furniture workshop!

Martin’s shop is located on Locust Street in Midtown St. Louis, and he’s making waves with his minimalist, sturdy yet elegant pieces.

LHWHS Alumna is Founding Principal of New St. Louis Charter School

Congratulations to Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumna Robyn Viloria Wiens who is founding principal of Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls, the first single-sex charter school in St. Louis.  Robyn graduated from LHWHS in 1996. She earned her Bachelor of Arts at Drake University, her Master of Education at Harvard University and her Doctorate of Education at the University of Washington.

Ladue Alumna Sauerbrunn Is a 2015 World Cup Champion

The Ladue School District can boast that one of its own helped bring home the World Cup Final win against Japan on Sunday, July 2, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Alumna Becky Sauerbrunn was a starter for the U.S. women’s national soccer team, which beat the opposition 5-2.

Becky, from the Class of 2003, is a star defender for Team USA. This weekend, after all of her hard work, she had the chance to battle alongside her teammates for the big win against Japan. She played the full 90 minutes of the final.

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 Alum Pomranz’s Children’s Book Makes a Difference in the Publishing World

Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Craig Pomranz, Class of 1974, is igniting an international conversation about “embracing our differences” among readers with Made by Raffi.

Made By Raffi was shortlisted from 1,000’s of books internationally for the Little Rebel Children’s Book Award.  https://littlerebelsaward.wordpress.com/2015/04/08/eight-little-rebels-have-been-shortlisted/

LHWHS Alumna Lise Bernstein Named Among 2015 Women of Achievement

Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumna Lise Bernstein, (nee Fremder) class of ’73, has been recognized for her volunteer leadership in social justice. Lise is one of ten in the 2015 class for the Women of Achievement Awards. 

LHWHS Alumnus Gregory’s Art of Persuasion Leads to Victory at National Tournament

Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumnus Jerome Gregory, class of 2013, earned first place in Rhetorical Criticism and was named tournament champion in the Individual Sweepstakes at the 2015 American Forensic Association’s National Individual Events Tournament in Athens, Ohio, April 16-20, 2015. Jerome also placed second in Persuasive Speaking and third in After Dinner Speaking. He advanced to the semifinal round in Extemporaneous Speaking and was a quarterfinalist in Impromptu Speaking and Informative Speaking. 

LHWHS Alumna Conway Receives Legacy of Leadership Award

Ladue High School Alumna Alice Conway, class of 1972, will receive the Legacy of Leadership Award from St. Louis Society for the Blind & Visually Impaired.

Although Alice was born blind, she didn’t  allow that disability deter her from achieving her goals. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Distinguished Alumni Award from Ladue Horton Watkins High School.

Read Alice Conway Will Receive Legacy Of Leadership Award From St. Louis Society For The Blind & Visually Impaired in Stltoday.Com

LHWHS Alumna Sets Her Own Pace in the Music World

Ladue Horton Watkins High School grad, Miriam Raziel Schwartz, class of 2003, was featured in the March 4, 2015 online issue of The Jewish Highlight.