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Ladue Percussionists Set Record at MPAT Competition

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Ladue percussionists claimed five of the six trophies awarded at the Missouri Percussion Arts Trophy Competition held Saturday, March 5, at the Cowen Civic Center in Lebanon, Missouri. Ladue Schools’ is the first program to single-handedly take five trophies in the competition since its inception a decade ago.

In the high school timpani division, Miles Kim (11), Jacob Cytron (11) and Ian Pallares (10) took first, second and third places respectively; Miles Kim (11) and Audrey Wang (10) claimed second and third place in the high school marimba division.

Senior Receives Outstanding Achievement in Citizenship Award

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Congratulations to Rasika Sant for being named a recipient of the 2016 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Citizenship through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education! Rasika is one of only 15 students across the state chosen for this honor.

Sant, Rasika - Award PresentationRasika was nominated for her academic excellence in government/civics courses, her participation and leadership in extracurricular activities related to government/civics and her community service. Each high school in the state is able to nominate one student.

Applications are reviewed by a committee made up of members from the Missouri Bar Advisory Committee on Citizenship Education, the Missouri Council for the Social Studies, the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals, the State Board of Education, and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Rasika was recognized at a luncheon in Jefferson City where she was honored by the Missouri State Board of Education and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

LHWHS Senior Wins First Place at St. Louis Science Fair

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LHWHS Senior Monica Malone blinded us with science at the Academy of Science St. Louis Science Fair, Honors Division on Saturday, Feb. 27! Monica’s experiment won first place, earning her $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May.

About 7 million people from across the world compete for 1,700 spots at Intel. Monica said she is completely in shock that one of those spots is hers, but she’s ready to take her project to this next competition.

Ladue FGC Student Takes On Taekwondo

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A student at the Ladue Fifth Grade Center was featured in Town & Style’s February edition for her success in practicing taekwondo. Sophia (Sassy) Saleeby, a fifth grader, and her younger brother, Jack, attend numerous local and interstate matches throughout the year, which prepares them for the state qualifier and the USA Taekwondo Nationals.

Last year, the siblings qualified for the Indiana State Tournament for Nationals by capturing the gold, where Sassy took first in poomsae and her brother in sparring. At Nationals in Austin, Texas, Sassy won a bronze and Jack a silver.

LMS Student Advances to Statewide Geography Bee

Addison Steinbach_7Congratulations to seventh-grader Addison Steinbach on advancing to the 2016 Missouri Geographic Bee! Addison, an LMS student, won the schoolwide geographic bee and took the state qualifying test to be entered into the Missouri competition. Only the top 100 contestants statewide advance! Everyone here at Ladue Schools wishes him the best of luck!

LMS Students Participate in MathCounts Competition

On Saturday, 10 LMS students participated in the MathCounts St. Louis Chapter competition at Florissant Valley Community College. The students included Jeremy Ouyang (8), Anna Zhong (8), Stephen Jiang (7), Jason Ding (7), Harry Chen (7), Will Bender (6), William Xie (7), Samuel Chen (6), William Pan (7), and Daniel Xu (6).

Ladue Horton Watkins High School Laduettes Are No. 1 in the Nation for Hip Hop

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This Sunday, Feb. 28, the Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Laduettes danced their way to the top at the National Dance Alliance’s National Competition in Orlando, Florida. The pom and dance team won first place in the nation for hip hop with a score of 91.33 – the highest score out of over 20 teams from across the U.S. in the hip hop category for medium-sized schools. The team also placed No. 8 in the nation in the Pom category.

FOX2 visited the school to share the girls’ dance moves with viewers! Watch the segment here:

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“These girls have proven that hard work, determination and teamwork combined make great things happen,” said Principal Brad Griffith. “Our school and district couldn’t be more proud of their drive and their accomplishment. Congratulations, ladies.”

The team also placed first in hip hop and second in poms at the 2016 St. Charles Classic Dance Competition. This is the sixth year the team has qualified for nationals.

Watch the video here.

 

Spoede Students Recognized for Artwork in Missouri Senate Art Exhibit

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Congratulations to two Spoede Elementary students who were recognized for their artwork! Eelise Riddle, a third grade student, received a Missouri Senate Certificate of Excellence for her winning submission to the Missouri Senate Art Exhibit, and Dylan McDonough, a first grade student, received a certificate for his participation.

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!