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

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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.

Students Excel in You Be the Chemist Competition

Congratulations to four Ladue Middle School students for their incredible display of knowledge, concentration, sportsmanship and poise in the Missouri State You Be the Chemist Competition!

The students who participated were Christopher Ye, Ashna Chali, Shelei Pan and Cindy Wang.

Chris is the Missouri State Champion and will continue on to the national competition in Philadelphia on June 20. All four students were in the top 5 in the state! They showed a deep understanding of science and some serious life skills.

Ladue Middle School Orchestra Students Score High at Solo & Ensemble

Congratulations to the following 32 Ladue Middle School orchestra students who participated in the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association’s Solo and Ensemble Festival! These students worked hard on their performances for weeks leading up to this event, and their dedication paid off.

Freshman Wins First Prize in Statewide Music Contest

Freshman Menea Kefalov of Ladue Horton Watkins High School has won a prize in the 11th annual 2016 Creating Original Music Project competition conducted by the University of Missouri’s Mizzou New Music Initiative. Her song “I Can’t Take It” was the first place winner in the “High School – Popular” category. This is the fifth time that Menea has written and submitted a song to the program and won a prize!

Menea’s winning composition will be performed at the annual COMP Festival, starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16, in the Fine Arts Building on the Mizzou campus. The festival will be audio-streamed online so that relatives, friends, neighbors, classmates and other members of the public can listen from anywhere.

LMS Band Students Earn Top Marks at Solo and Ensemble Festival

Congratulations to the Ladue Middle School band students who earned a “Superior” rating at the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association’s Solo and Ensemble Festival this past weekend!

Seth Goldman (7), bassoon solo
Daphne Levy (7), flute solo
Alvin Li (7), clarinet solo
Melody Zhang (7), flute solo
Daphne Levy and Melody Zhang, flute duet

LMS Choir Students Sing Their Way to the Top at Solo/Ensemble Festival

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This weekend, the LMS Choir had six students participate in the St. Louis Suburban Solo/Ensemble Festival. Every student prepared two solos, each singing a classical/folk and a foreign language song!

Lillian Sheley (8), Madalyn Abady (8), Hiram Anderson (8) and Julia Monsey (8) all earned a 1 “Superior” rating, which is the highest you can receive! Cassie Beisheim (8) and Olivia Rhodes (8) both earned a 2 “Excellent” rating, which is the second highest you receive!

“I could not be prouder of these students who went out of their comfort zones to learn different styles of music and perform them so beautifully!” Vocal teacher Leah Alrutz said.

High School Science Olympiad Team Takes First Place at State Finals

Congratulations to the Ladue Horton Watkins High School Science Olympiad Team on their first place win at the state finals in Fulton, Missouri, this past Saturday!

The best 32 teams from in the state competed, and the team took top five in 18 of the 23 events. Our Middle School Science Olympiad Team also finished in first place. Both of the teams will be moving on to the national finals at the University of Wisconsin-Stout the last week of school!

LMS Science Olympiad Team Blinded State Finals with Science

The Ladue Middle School’s Science Olympiad team has proved once more that they know their stuff! The team took first place at the state finals in Fulton, Missouri, last Saturday, with a commanding lead over the second place team, Pembroke Hill from Kansas City.

Of the top teams around the state, 32 were present, and the LMS team made the top five in 20 of 22 events! The team will move on to the national finals at the University of Wisconsin-Stout during the last week of school. This will be the team’s 22nd appearance at the national finals in the last 24 years!

High School Students Place First in 2016 Math League Competition

The Ladue Horton Watkins math team placed first in the 2016 Missouri Math League Competition! There are six league competitions over the school year, and both the team and individual results are totaled to determine the overall team and individual winners. This is the third time in the last four years that the Ladue math team has placed first in the state!

Computer Science Teams Place at Webster University Programming Challenge

Ladue Horton Watkins computer science teams placed 2nd and 4th in the Webster University Programming Challenge! Our 2nd place team solved the same number of problems as the first place team but had a slightly larger time penalty. There were 31 high school teams in this competition which is the largest number of teams in the 15-year history of the competition. In the last 7 years, Ladue Schools teams have always placed in the top three: 1 third place, 3 second places and 3 first places.

Please congratulate these students:
Gregory Farn
Patrick Naughton
Jeffrey Wang
Spencer Chen
Seema Patil
Moses Schindler
Alec Goldberg
Ori Miller
Kevin Xue
Felix Hu
Patrick Hwang
Sophia Li