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Becky Sauerbrunn Visits Ladue Girls Soccer Game

“Ladue High is in the midst of what could wind up being the best season in the history of its girls soccer program.

One of the world’s best players has taken notice.”

This introduction makes you want to read more, right?! This is the lede to an article published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about 2003 Ladue graduate and co-captain of the U.S. Women’s National Team Becky Sauerbrunn’s visit to a Rams game.

Becky watched the girls soccer team win 2-1 Friday at Belton and then took time to meet with the players after the game.

“It was kind of like our motivation to get up and start playing a little bit more than we were,” Hayden Hunt, a senior midfielder and captain, told the post-dispatch. “So we got to win a pretty dramatic game in front of her, which was exciting.”

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LHWHS Freshman Heads to Junior Olympic Nationals for Gymnastics

Dani WidesThe Ladue School District loves to celebrate its students’ achievements both in and out of school! Freshman Dani Wides is a Level 10 gymnast, and she will be one of 56 girls her age from across the country to compete in the Junior Olympic Nationals on May 8 in Fort Worth, Texas!

Dani began gymnastics in April, 2005, when she was 4 years old.  She was initially put in a pre-competitive class, and many of these girls became part of the competitive gymnastics program. Dani began her gymnastics career at Team Central and moved to All American gymnastics two years ago in September of 2014.  At All American, Dani was put in level 10, the highest level before elite. This year, Dani perfected her level 10 skills, made it to state, then regionals, and now Junior Olympic Nationals.

Good luck, Dani, and congratulations!

“Mr. Fashion” Jay Gaskin Named 2016 Mr. Ladue

The annual “Mr. Ladue Contest” was held at Ladue Horton Watkins High School Performing Arts Center with “Mr. Fashion” Jay Gaskin winning the coveted title. Thirty young men, chosen by their coaches and club sponsors, competed for the win. The boys put in a lot of time rehearsing a dance taught to them by the Laduettes, which they performed for the crowd!

Jay is president of Fashion Club at the high school. He ended up having to create an interpretive dance for the competition. He said that he went into the event with the goal of just having a good time, but when he made it to the top 10, he decided try to and win it!

Jay is going to Forest Park Community College for two years, and then he plans to transfer to a school in New York or California and major in fashion design and minor in dance.

Reed Elementary Raises $30,000 for American Heart Association

Congratulations to students and staff at Reed Elementary for breaking its record for donations to the American Heart Association! This year, the school raised more than $30,000 through Jump Rope for Heart.

The announcement was made at an assembly on Friday outside at the school. P.E. teachers Brian Driscoll and Kim Plogger and Principal Dr. Chris Schreiner were silly-stringed by the students who raised the most money. Then everyone celebrated with students’ jump rope performances!

Senior Baseball Player Chosen for 2016 Delta Dental All Star Game

Ren Martin_All Star Game“Had a friend was a big baseball player
back in high school
He could throw that speedball by you
Make you look like a fool, boy”

Congratulations to senior Ren Martin on being chosen to represent LHWHS at the 2016 Delta Dental High School All-Star game! Ren is a pitcher and plays left field.

Each year, one deserving, graduating senior on the team’s roster is chosen to join one of two All Star teams. This year’s game will be held on June 6 at Busch Stadium.

“Ren has been a strong player and leader for us this season,” coach Rob Garret said. “He is a hard worker and great competitor, and he has come through with some very clutch plays for us this year both in the field and at the plate.”

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 on Feb. 3, 2016, in the LHWHS cafeteria.

The following athletes will play sports at the following schools:

Benjamin Cobin Grinnell College Tennis
Misa Gamble Canisius College Rowing
Anna Hartig College of Wooster Soccer
Brandon Jarrett Lindenwood University Belleville Baseball
Kaitlin Mills Missouri Baptist University Lacrosse
Justin Moore Robert Morris University Football
Christopher Naunheim Maryville University Soccer
Mark Rogers Truman State University Basketball
C.J. Tammons Rhodes College Football
Hunter Wallace Harvard University Rowing
Alexander Morose Truman State University Wrestling

LMS Physical Education Department Awarded SHAPE America Grant

The Ladue Middle School’s Physical Education Department was selected as a 2016 SHAPE America Jump Rope For Heart/Hoops For Heart Grant Recipient for its passion and commitment to the Hoops For Heart Program! The grant will allow the department to expand both its curriculum and focus on student health.

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.

LHWHS Boys Soccer advances to state quarterfinals

The Ladue Horton Watkins boys soccer team is racking up the points and taking home the wins. The Rams beat Parkway West in a Class 3 sectional at Pattonville with a 2-0 win on Tuesday, Nov. 3, a feat that will advance them to the state quarterfinals for the third year.

Grant Paves Way for New Pickleball Paddles at Conway

Our students at Conway Elementary are ready to play some pickleball! Ann Chapin, the school’s physical education teacher, applied for and received a $150 mini-grant from the Greater St. Louis Region Missouri State Teachers Association that she plans on putting toward some better quality pickleball paddles!