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LHWHS Field Hockey Team Wins Tournament and Coach’s Award

Field Hockey 2014

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Field Hockey Team won the Public Schools Tournament on October 18, 2014 – a first for LHWHS. To top it off, Coach Barb Dwyer was selected by her peers to receive the Janet Esrock Coach of the Year Award for 2014.  This award is given to coaches who have a passion for coaching and a strong desire for competition to be at the highest possible level.

Speech and Debate Team Designated as Member of the Two Hundred Club

The Talking Rams, the Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) speech and debate team, have been designated as members of the Two Hundred Club for 2014 by the National Forensic League. Membership in the Two Hundred Club is earned by students earning at least 200 degrees during the 2013-14 school year. Students earn degrees by competing in tournaments and earning points for each round completed. This is the fourth year in a row LHWHS has earned membership in the Two Hundred Club!

Speech/Debate Team Sweep Varsity Events at Pre-Season Tournament

Pre-Season Conference Tournament

The speech and debate team competed in their first tournament of the year – a pre-season conference tournament hosted by the Greater Saint Louis Speech Association. The team was very successful in the first tournament of the year and four new team members competed in their first tournament.

Senior Donahue Honored by Academy of Education Arts & Sciences

Donahue

Senior Lillian Donahue is an Educators’ Voice Award honoree for 2014.  Donahue was selected as the Student Journalist of the Year.  All honorees automatically become members of the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences Council of Peers. Honorees were also entered for consideration as candidates for a Bammy Award, to be presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences in Washington D.C. on September 27, 2014.

Senior Ting Ding Takes First Place in National Poster Contest

Student Poster Ting Ding REV

Ting Ding, a 2014-15 senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, and student of Sra. Maritza Sloan’s Spanish 4 class, received first place in the digital category from the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).

The poster contest is a demonstration of students’ understanding of the importance and uses for new languages. The theme for this year’s contest was, “Enriquece tu vida aprediendo otras lenguas” (Enrich your life by learning other languages).

Congratulations to Ting for an extraordinary and artistic job with her poster. To view the other winners in the other categories please visit the link below.
http://www.aatsp.org/?page=PosterWinners_2014

LHWHS Senior Liu Wins Gold at 2014 International Mathematical Olympiad

Liu

Ladue Horton Watkins High School senior, Yang Liu, recently returned from Capetown, South Africa after winning a Gold Medal in the 2014 International Mathematical Olympiad as a member of the six person USA team.   Overall, Team USA finished a very strong second to China.

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LHWHS Takes Fourth In National Quiz Tournament

The A team from the Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA) of Austin, Tex., won the 2014 High School National Academic Quiz Tournament Championship in Chicago this past weekend. St. John’s School of Houston, Tex., was second; LASA B was third; and Ladue Horton Watkins High School of Ladue, Mo., was fourth. The competition included 272 teams.

LMS Eighth in National Science Olympiad Competition

LMS National Science

Congratulations to the Ladue Middle School Science Olympiad for a great showing at the National Science Olympiad Competition, held on May 17, 2014 in Orlando, FL at the University of Central Florida. The students competed against the top 60 teams from across the country, placing eighth overall. LMS students placed in three events, Sounds of Music (6th), Simple Machines (6th) and the trial event Bridge Building (6th).

Ladue and Saint Louis Success at Speech and Debate MSHSAA State Tournament

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) speech and debate team, the Talking Rams, were represented at the Missouri High School Activities Association (MSHSAA)  State tournament by the following students:

Benjamin Collinger (11) and Rasika Sant (10) – Policy Debate
Emily Chu (12) – Radio Speaking
Miriam Hauptman (11) – Prose Reading
Shira Morosohk (12) – Original Oratory

Tushar Raj (11) was the team’s official timekeeper.

Congratulations to Benjamin and Rasika on advancing to the semifinal round of Policy Debate. Benjamin and Rasika only lost one of eight ballots during their four preliminary rounds of competition.

In addition to LHWHS’s success, the St. Louis region brought back six state championships and had finalists in all but one of the speech events. MSHSAA State was truly a remarkable weekend for St. Louis speech and debate!

The team will next compete in the National Catholic Forensic League tournament in Chicago, IL over Memorial Day Weekend followed by the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament in Overland Park, KS in June.

LHWHS Evans Receives Scholarship

Evans

The Special Education Foundation, in partnership with Special School District (SSD), recognized 19 students with Rosemary Zander Awards at the annual Commitment to Kids Banquet on April 24, 2014.  Another 17 scholarships and camperships were awarded to students at the event by local organizations, including the Special Education and Foundation and the Bonhomme Lions. Ladue Horton Watkins High School senior Mallory Evans received the Allison M. Haake Memorial Scholarship.