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The Laduettes Dance Their Way to Nationals Competition

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School Laduettes dance team won first place in Pom and first place in Hip Hop in the St. Charles Classic Dance Team Competition on January 24, 2015.  Last December, the Laduettes took second place in both categories in the Yvonne Cole Lindbergh Invitational Regional Dance Team Competition.

LHWHS Varsity Football Rams Win St. Louis Rams National Guard High School Team of the Year Award!

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Varsity Football Rams have been named the St. Louis Rams National Guard High School Team of the Year.  The Rams became eligible for this honor by being chosen as one of four teams in the area noted for their skills, overall academic performance, perseverance, sportsmanship and service to the community.  Receiving the top honor was the result of the Rams receiving the most votes in an online poll.   Christian Brothers College High School (CBC), John Burroughs School and Kirkwood High School were the other eligible teams.

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 Students Dominate the Greater Saint Louis Speech Association Conference Tournament

More than a dozen students competed in the third, and final, invitational of the Greater Saint Louis Speech Association Conference Tournament on January 16-17, 2015, at Ritenour High School. Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Talking Rams swept first place in every team conference category: public speaking, interpretation, congressional debate, debate, and overall conference champions.

LHWHS Junior Jess Rothberg Receives Highest Award from Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America has bestowed its highest award on Jess Rothberg, a junior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School. His project involved clearing an area behind the Temple Israel parking lot to build a fire ring and benches, benefitting his troop and the Temple.

LHWHS’s Good Wins Peabody Energy Leaders in Education Award

Dr. Rob Good, a social studies teacher at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, is a 2014-15 recipient of the Peabody Energy Leaders in Education Award. He is the latest teacher in the Ladue School District to be honored. The Peabody Energy Leaders in Education program supports educators who foster the future workforce and prepare students to compete in a global marketplace.  Each honoree receives a $1,000 check, which Dr. Good reinvested into the RISE program, which works with African-American students to give them the skills necessary to be successful in high school.

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. 

“Ladue View” Takes the Spotlight in Washington, D.C.

Junior Reis Rosenbloom, Senior Jane Nelson and Senior Lillian Donahue represented the Ladue View at the National High School Journalism Convention in Washington D.C., November 6-9, 2014. Ladue View is Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s monthly produced television news magazine show.  More than 6,000 students and advisers from all over the country attended the convention. Ladue View walked away with six of the highest honors the program has ever received. To see the list of their recognitions and photos, read “Ladue View Wins Multiple National Awards.”

LHWHS Beck Named New Teacher of the Year by STAM

Speech and Debate Coach Molly Beck was named “New Teacher of the Year” by the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri (STAM) at STAM’s annual banquet and awards ceremony on September 26, 2014.  A quick look at the articles posted to Spotlight on Ladue over the last year will attest to the outstanding work Beck has done in her short time with the Ladue School District.

Duke Tip Talent Search Identifies 38 LMS Seventh Graders

Duke TIP’s 7th Grade Talent Search identifies students across the United States who have scored at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level achievement test. As part of the program, these students take above-level college-entrance exams (ACT or SAT) to learn more about their abilities.
 On March 11, 2013 the exam results were provided for Ladue Middle School seventh-graders.