Tag Archives: Student Awards

LHWHS and LMS Science Olympiad Teams Win First in State

2013 LHWHS Science Olympiad

Students competed in events involving biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth sciences and engineering design.  Engineering events included designing and building a robotic arm, a boom lever, a gravity vehicle and a calorimeter, to name a few.

LHWHS 2013 Science Olympiad Team Members:  Chloe An, Enze Chen, Collin Christner, Emily Chu, Jialin Ding, Runpeng Liu, Yang Liu, Allison Loynd, Michael Prablek, Rasika Sant, Max Schindler, Kisan Thakkar, Haohang Xu, Ben Zhang, Eric Zhu, Toby Zhu

LHWHS Second in U.S. in Online Math Competition

Math Madness

Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) recently placed second in a national pilot test of the Interstellar online math competition associated with American Mathematic Competitions (AMC).   LHWHS’ team was comprised of Yang Liu (sophomore), Max Schindler (senior), and Victor Wang (senior.)

Read the full story as it appeared in USA Today on March 24, 2013…

Spoede Wins Missouri State Chess Tournament

Spoede MO State Chess 1

Over the weekend of March 9-10, 2013, Spoede Elementary School students participated, and won first place, in the Missouri State Chess Tournaments in two categories:  Third Grade and Under, and Fifth Grade and Under.  These wins qualifies the team to participate in the National Championship in Nashville, TN in April.

2012 Graduate Lauren Younge Has Solo Art Exhibition

Younge Art Exhibit

Lauren Younge, who graduated from Ladue Horton Watkins High School in 2012 and is currently a freshman at Southeast Missouri State University, participated in a solo art exhibition at the University City Library Gallery.  Younge exhibited work produced in her Advanced Placement Studio Art class in 2012.

Laduettes Place First at St. Charles Dance Competition

Laduettes Championship

On January 26, 2013, the Laduettes, Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s dance team, placed first in both categories in which they competed — Poms and Hip Hop — at a competition at St. Charles High School.  The team will be competing at the National Dance Team Championship in Orlando, Florida on February 2 and 3, 2013.  The team is coached by Julie Fields and Alexandra Whaley Gunther.

LHWHS Soccer Players Win Regional and State Placements

Senior Michael Kelly, and Juniors Eric Stuber and Eric Petersen all earned spots as Players of the Year for the 2012 Boys Class 2 Central Division.  In the 2012 Boys Class 2 All State Rankings, Stuber was placed on the Second Team and Petersen received Honorable Mention.  Overall, the Ladue Horton Watkins High School Soccer Team placed ninth in the state.

Speech and Debate Team Kicks Off 2012-13 Second Semester

Fourteen novice members of the Ladue Horton Watkins High School speech and debate team attended Parkway North High School’s Novice Debate Round Robin on January 5, 2013. After only one day of practice following Winter Break, the students competed in six rounds of debate.

Congratulations to the following students who were recognized in the awards ceremony. Freshmen Renee Colby and Jackie Wong placed sixth in Policy Debate. In Lincoln-Douglas Debate three students were awarded medals: freshman Rasika Sant placed sixth; sophomore Tushar Raj earned fourth place, and freshman Huayu Gao received third place. Raj and Gao completed the tournament with a perfect 6-0 record.

The speech and debate team continues their season with the finals round of the Greater Saint Louis Speech League tournament on January 18 and 19, 2013.

LHWHS Junior Chen Published in Scientific Journal

Chen Enze

Ladue Horton Watkins High School Student Enze Chen is the second author of an article entitled “Gold Nanorods as Plasmonic Nanotransducers: Distance-Dependent Refractive Index Sensitivity” published in the November edition of Langmuir.  Langmuir is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1985 and published by the American Chemical Society.  It covers research in the areas of surface and colloid chemistry.

Chen was one of four LHWHS students participating in the 2012 Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) program at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.  Also participating from Ladue Schools were Chloe An, Rui Chen and Toby Zhu.  As part of the STARS program, students spent six weeks conducting intensive research with St. Louis-area professionals and professors as part of the 2012 Students and Teachers as Research Scientists Program (STARS).

Students were paired with top research mentors from UMSL, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Saint Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis and the Solae Company.  Experts from the five institutions took on student apprentices in laboratories and directed students in research projects.  Chen was paired with Srikanth Singameneni at Washington University who was also a participating author of the article recently published in Langmuir.

“iAm Ladue” Breaking Records on HEC-TV

The latest edition of “iAm Ladue” is now available on HEC-TV’s website.  The curiosity factor for this program has kicked in.  It is the only amateur shown on HEC-TV’s schedule, and it is currently the third most often downloaded program, and the number one collection for HEC-TV on iTunesU.


LHWHS Senior Subramanian Publishes Article in Science Magazine


Ladue Horton Watkins High School Senior Mukund Subramanian, has been published in the Journal of Experimental Secondary Science.  His article, Application of Bioinformatics in the Revelation of NSCLC Biomarkers and Potential Targeted Drug Therapies, was researched at Washington University by Subramanian who then collaborated with LHWHS Science Teacher Ted Waterson to submit the article.