Tag Archives: Student Awards

Ladue Middle School Science Bowl Teams Heads to Washington D.C.

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Congratulations to all three Science Bowl teams on their outstanding performance at the regional competition at Washington University! Ladue Middle Schoo’s Team 2 took first place and has earned themselves an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C.! Coach Hugh McMonigle will accompany the team on their journey at the end of April. Also thanks to Michael Clay for filling in for Hugh at the competition!

Team 2 is composed of five seventh-grade students. They include: Ashna Chali, Harry Chen, Stephen Jiang, William Pan and Eric Yin.

Hundreds of Students Awarded Baseball Tickets for Great Grades

Nearly half of Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s students will be rewarded for their good grades with baseball tickets!

The St. Louis Cardinals in conjunction with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspapers in Education Program are bestowing the tickets through the Straight A Student Program for academic excellence. About 650 students qualified with a 3.7 or high GPA for the 2015-2016 fall semester.

Congratulations to all of our hardworking students on their academic achievements!

Four Ladue Schools Students Published in Collection of World War II Stories

Four Ladue Schools students from three elementary schools have stories and an illustration published in “Echoes from World War II: Young Writers Sharing Family Stories.” This book has been published by The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration in honor of its 10th anniversary.

The Talking Rams Place 1st in Capital Classic Tournament

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The speech and debate team had a great weekend at the Capital Classic hosted by Jefferson City High School. The team placed 1st in team sweepstakes in a tournament of 28 schools!

Congratulations to the following students on their accomplishments:

United States Extemporaneous Speaking

  • Noah DiAntonio, Semifinalist
  • Simi Falako, Semifinalist
  • Patrick Naughton, Semifinalist

The Talking Rams Bring Home the Conference Championship

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For the fourth time in five years, the speech and debate team, the Talking Rams, brought home the Conference Championship trophy this weekend! With the exception of three seasons, Ladue has held the trophy since 1994! The team took 7th place in Interpretation Events, 1st in Congressional Debate, 1st in Public Speaking Events and 1st in Debate.

Several students also placed in the top five of their events, and the team has two conference champions! Please congratulate the students listed below:

Senior Wins Computing Award, Volunteers with Young Coders

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Congratulations to Jessica Thoelke, a senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School who was recognized as a 2016 St. Louis Affiliate winner of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.

The St. Louis Affiliate Selection Committee chose Jessica for her computing-related aspirations and for her “demonstrated, outstanding aptitude and interest in information technology/computing; solid leadership ability; academic history; and plans for post-secondary education.”

LMS Science Bowl Team Takes on Channel 4

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Last year’s Ladue Middle School Science Bowl team was invited to join Channel 4 for a mini science bowl on a live show last Friday!

Everyone had a blast buzzing in to answer questions in STEM-related topics (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Fall 2015, a Semester to Celebrate

Fall 2015 was another semester to celebrate! The Ladue School District is recognized nationally for the outstanding academic achievements of its students inside the classroom. The district’s staff and students are also achieving at a high level outside the classroom.

Here is just a sampling from the first semester of the 2015-16 school year.

Learn about district, student, staff and alumni accomplishments as they happen by “liking” the district on Facebook (facebook.com/ladueschools) or following us on Twitter @LadueSchools.

2015 Missouri Science Bowl Winners Ready for Upcoming Event

The Missouri Regional Middle School Science Bowl, or “MoSciBo,” will return again in late February at Washington University in St. Louis. In its Jan. 2 edition, Ladue News previews the event while also telling the story of last year’s victors—the LMS team.

“Last year was an exceptional experience,” LMS teacher and MoSciBo coach told Ladue News. “The team we took to regionals at Wash U. was impressive. They did extremely well and took first place, winning them (and me) an all-expenses-paid trip to the National Science Bowl held in Washington, D.C.”

In 2015, the team beat out 18 other teams from 10 other middle schools around Missouri. To read the full article, click below.

LHWHS Talking Rams Finish Off the Season Strong

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The Talking Rams, LHWHS’s speech and debate team, completed their season with heads held high.

Senior Simi Falako, who is currently ranked No. 1 in the Eastern Missouri district and 20th in the state! This year, Simi earned the highest degree level possible for a student: the Degree of Premier Distinction in the National Forensic League of the National Speech and Debate Association. “This accomplishment reflects 1,500 points and is the mark of an incredible career in speech and debate,” Head Coach Molly Beck said.