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LHWHS Alumnus Vin Ko Brings Energy to the District and Community

Vinfung “Vin” Ko, Ladue Horton Watkins High School class of 2005, is focused on empowering the region’s future leaders. Vin was recently appointed to The Ladue Education Foundation Board of Directors.  Kristen Wild, executive director of the foundation, says, “Vin offers a unique perspective as a young alumnus, and the LEF is grateful for his willingness to advise, govern, and assist with the leadership.” The foundation’s mission is to advance the excellence of the Ladue School District by expanding opportunities for extraordinary student success.

In addition to that commitment, Vin recently joined the St. Louis Mosaic Project as its program manager with a goal to enrich the community’s cultural diversity.

LHWHS 1959 Alumnus Russell Inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) alumnus Charles Andrew “Andy” Russell, class of 1959, will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. The Enshrinement Ceremony will take place on January 25, 2015 in Springfield, Missouri. Andy had an impressive sports career with the LHWHS Rams, playing fullback and linebacker. He attended the University of Missouri at Columbia before playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers, earning two Super Bowl rings and being named the Steelers’ Most Valuable Player in 1971.

LHWHS Graduate Receives Prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award

Leah Rothberg, a 2013 graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School, was one of three young ladies from the St. Louis area to receive the Girl Scout Gold Award from the Girl Scouts of the USA. It is an impressive honor that less than one percent of Girl Scouts earn. Leah spent at least 80 hours planning and implementing a challenging community project at a West St. Louis County home for adults with mental or physical disabilities.  

Read more on Three Area Students Complete Projects Benefiting Community To Earn Girl Scout Gold Award at stltoday.com.

 

 

LHWHS Alumnus Ryan Feit Accepts Award From Royalty

Alumnus Ryan Feit, class of 2001, found his niche in the business world.  He is CEO of SeedInvest, which is a crowd-funding venture capital company that allows smaller investors to buy equity in startups. On December 9, 2014, in New York City, Ryan accepted a Great Tech trophy from Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Prince William and the mayor of New York  City were among the many guests that attended the Innovation is GREAT Awards Reception. 

LHWHS Alumni Ed Protzel Lands Book Deal

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.” 

Former Ladue Schools Coach Honored with Surprise Birthday Bash

Coach Ralph Engelmeyer worked in the Ladue School District for more than thirty years, from 1958 – 1992.   When word got around that Coach Engelmeyer wasn’t in the best of health, his former colleagues, as well as graduates from the ‘60s and ‘80s when his son graduated, threw him a surprise party.  On October 10, 2014 more than seventy guests, including former coaches and counselors, gathered at the Ladue Fifth Grade Center gym to honor the man who was a role model for many students.

Ladue Alumni Gear Up for First “Alumni Football Classic”

The Ladue Alumni Sports Committee (LASC) is hosting the first-ever Ladue Alumni Football Classic on Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday, November 29, 2014, at the Ladue West Campus located at 10900 Ladue Rd. from 12 – 5 p.m.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend this game featuring alumni talent in every capacity — from the players, to the cheerleaders, to the entertainers.  Former Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) football coach, Jerry Maher will serve as honorary coach.

2010 LHWHS Graduate Magruder Published in Scientific Journal

Daniel Sumner Magruder, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, class of 2012, is a neuroscience junior at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. Daniel’s article, “Involvement of different mesotocin populations in sexual and aggressive behaviours of the brown anole” was co-written with his professor Dr. David Kabelik and published in Biology Letters, a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

2014 Graduate Lijowska Receives Excellence in Foreign Language Study Award

Kansas City, MO — Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumna, Magda Lijowska has been honored for Excellence in Foreign Language Study by the Foreign Language Association of Missouri (FLAM). Lijowska and her Spanish teacher, Mrs. Maritza Sloan, were honored at FLAM’s annual fall conference in Kansas City on October 18, 2014.

Girl Scout Gold Award Project Beautifies LHWHS Courtyard

Olivia Jaeger, a 2013 graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School, was recently recognized for a project she completed while still in high school.  Olivia’s Girl Scout Gold Award project was “Collaboration Can Create a Courtyard” and focused on the beautification of the LHWHS courtyard.  Olivia is currently a sophomore at the University of Florida in Miami.