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LHWHS Team Named State Champions in Policy Debate

Collinger, Benjamin and Sant, Rasika - 2015 Policy Debate State Champions

Ladue Horton Watkins High School students, Benjamin Collinger (12) and Rasika Sant (11), earned first place and were named the 2015 Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) State Champions in Policy Debate at the 2015 Speech, Debate, and Theatre State Tournament which took place on April 24 and 25, 2015. Benjamin and Rasika were the only undefeated team in the tournament and did not lose a single ballot in preliminary rounds making them the number one seed heading into elimination rounds. Over the course of four preliminary and three elimination rounds, they only dropped two ballots giving them a ballot record of 15-2.

LHWHS 2015 Seniors Receive More than 100 Awards

2015 Grad Group

On May 17, 2015, more than 300 seniors graduated from Ladue Horton Watkins High School, officially making them the Class of 2015. In addition to obtaining their diplomas, 75 students received 147 awards, scholarships and/or recognitions at the annual Senior Awards event on on April 23, 2015.   See the list below.

LMS Science Olympiad First in State and Headed to Nationals

On April 18, 2015, the Ladue Middle School (LMS) Science Olympiad team pulled through yet another State Championship.  The team placed first in Missouri above The Pembroke Hill School team from Kansas City, MO which came in second and the Wydown Middle School team from Clayton, MO which came in third.  LMS students will travel to Lincoln, NE in May to represent Missouri at the National Competition.  This is the LMS team’s 21st appearance at the National Competition.  The team is lead by Ladue Middle School Science Teacher Elizabeth Steck.

LHWHS Science Olympiad Team Advances to National Competition For Five Years in A Row

LHWHS Science

On April 18-19, 2015, the Ladue Horton Watkins High School Science Olympiad Team placed second at the Missouri State Science Olympiad Competition.  Only two teams in the state advance to the National Competition in May in Lincoln, Nebraska and LHWHS was the only school in the St. Louis area to advance. The first place team was from The Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City, MO.  The team made an impressive show, with three first place medals; two second place medals; and two third place medals.

Old Bonhomme Students Compete at Math League Competition


On Saturday, April 11, 2015, five fourth-grade Old Bonhomme Elementary students competed at New City School in the Math League Competition. They competed very well against some very tough schools.  These five participants were: Emily Shaw, Robbie Mabbs, Erica Shi, Bryson Liang, and David Ju.

LHWHS’ Computer Scientists Become Two-Time Winners at Programming Competition


On Saturday, April 4, 2015, eight Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) computer scientists competed in the largest ever Webster University Annual High School Programming Challenge. Team Moose, consisting of seniors Brian Jiang, Warren Biest, and Yang Liu, placed first in a field of 22 teams. This is the second consecutive year that a LHWHS team has placed first in this competition and the second year that Brian Jiang and Warren Biest and have been on the first place team.

Other computer scientists competing for LHWHS were YiFan Zhou, Rowan Faulkner; Junior: Gregory Farn and sophomores: Jeffrey Wang and Patrick Naughton.


Two LMS’ Girls Continue to Dominate College Music Competition

8th graders Ande and Menea

For the fourth time in recent years, Ladue Middle School eight-graders Ande Siegel and Menea Kefalov wrote and entered their songs in the University of Missouri’s Creating Original Music program and won. They will perform their selections on April 18, 2015, on the University of Missouri campus at Columbia. Ande won first and Menea took third place, which will earn them cash prizes and a $1000 donation from MIZZOU to Ladue Middle School’s music department.

Ladue Chorale’s Musical Discipline Earns Them Top Score

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Chorale performed at the annual Missouri State Choir Festival on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Parkway North High School. The Ladue Chorale received a one rating, which is the highest possible score.

LHWHS Laduettes Dance Team Shows Off in Florida

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The Ladue Horton Watkins High School Laduettes dance team made the top ten finalists at the NDA National Dance Team Competition in Orlando on March 6-8, 2015.

The Laduettes won seventh place in the nation for Pom and ninth place in Hip Hop.

LHWHS Speech and Debate Team Qualifies to the National Tournament

The Team

Ladue Horton Watkins High School speech and debate team competed in the Eastern Missouri District’s tournament at Clayton High School and Pattonville High School on March 6- 8, 2015.