Tag Archives: Student Awards

LHWHS Senior Kaplan Honored for Varsity Baseball Performance

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On Thursday April 18, 2013, Ladue Varsity Baseball player Lex Kaplan was honored by the Missouri Baseball Hall of Fame, as a finalist for the Rising Star Award. Kaplan was one of five baseball players in the greater St. Louis area to receive this honor. Congratulations, Lex!

LHWHS Senior Schindler Places Third in U.S. Math Competition

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Schindler One of Four to Represent U.S. Team
At International Competition in England

Max Schindler, a senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, placed third, out of all students in the United States, in the North American Computational Linguistics grueling five-hour qualification test.  Schindler and the other three members of the U.S. team will head to Manchester, England in July 2013 for the international competition.  Schindler is the first student from Ladue Horton Watkins High School to earn a position on the U.S. team for any International Olympiad since 2006.

Four LHWHS Students Featured in Emerson Young Artists’ Showcase 2013

The Emerson Young Artists’ Showcase 2013 is the St. Louis Artists’ Guild’s annual juried exhibition of artwork created by local students between 15 and 19 years old.  The exhibit runs through Sunday, April 21 at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild at Oak Knoll Park.

LHWHS Senior Beltran-Miranda Wins “Nestle’ Very Best in Youth” Award

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Santiago Beltran Miranda Receives National Recognition for His Academic Achievement and Commitment to Technology Access and Education

GLENDALE, CALIF. – April 2, 2013 – Nestlé USA today awarded 18-year-old Santiago Beltran Miranda of St. Louis its prestigious Nestlé Very Best In Youth award. Santiago joins 17 other outstanding young leaders from across the country recognized as the 2013 Nestlé Very Best In Youth. Now in its 16th year, the awards program honors young people for their academic excellence and proven dedication to improving communities and creating a better tomorrow.

Ladue Schools Students “Fill the Bus” Once Again

Fill the Bus 2013

In what has become an annual tradition, Ladue Schools students once again participated in “Fill the Bus,” collecting literally a school bus-full of canned goods and other items to help families in need across the St. Louis community.  On March 13, 2013, a school bus picked up donations from every school in the district and delivered the items to area food pantries.  Ladue Middle School Counselor Roger Scherck and Ladue Horton Watkins High School Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Jill Svejkosky coordinated this year’s donation drive.

LMS Duo Wins Composition Contest Three Years Running

COMP Winners

On Thursday, April 9, 2013, Julie Tristan of KSDK’s Show Me St. Louis interviewed LMS students Ande Siegel and Menea Kefalov for winning first place in the Creating Original Music Project (COMP) for the third year in a row.  The segment, featuring Ande and Menea singing their song “This Generation,” appeared on Show Me St. Louis at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 on KSDK Channel 5.

Included with their first place award is a $1,000 donation from the University of Missouri, sponsor of the competition, to the Ladue Middle Schools music department.

Link to the segment.

Six LHWHS Students Qualify to National Speech and Debate Tournament

The Talking Rams competed in the National Forensic League’s Eastern Missouri Speech and Debate District Tournament in March. Six students qualified to the national tournament, many other students made it to the final round, and the team won multiple honors.

National Qualifiers:
Sarah Allen – Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking
Chloe An – Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking
Collin Christner and Sydney Petersen – Duo Interpretation
Jerome Gregory – Original Oratory
Haohang Xu – Lincoln-Douglas Debate

LHWHS Allen Earns Highest Speech and Debate Degree

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Sarah Allen, senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, has earned the highest degree of membership in the National Forensic League (NFL). Allen earned Premier Distinction during the fall 2012 when she attained over 1,500 points. Earning this degree places Allen in the top half of one percent of all members in the NFL. Currently, she has the most points on the Talking Rams.