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LMS Band Students Earn Top Marks at Solo and Ensemble Festival

Congratulations to the Ladue Middle School band students who earned a “Superior” rating at the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association’s Solo and Ensemble Festival this past weekend!

Seth Goldman (7), bassoon solo
Daphne Levy (7), flute solo
Alvin Li (7), clarinet solo
Melody Zhang (7), flute solo
Daphne Levy and Melody Zhang, flute duet

LMS Choir Students Sing Their Way to the Top at Solo/Ensemble Festival

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This weekend, the LMS Choir had six students participate in the St. Louis Suburban Solo/Ensemble Festival. Every student prepared two solos, each singing a classical/folk and a foreign language song!

Lillian Sheley (8), Madalyn Abady (8), Hiram Anderson (8) and Julia Monsey (8) all earned a 1 “Superior” rating, which is the highest you can receive! Cassie Beisheim (8) and Olivia Rhodes (8) both earned a 2 “Excellent” rating, which is the second highest you receive!

“I could not be prouder of these students who went out of their comfort zones to learn different styles of music and perform them so beautifully!” Vocal teacher Leah Alrutz said.

High School Science Olympiad Team Takes First Place at State Finals

Congratulations to the Ladue Horton Watkins High School Science Olympiad Team on their first place win at the state finals in Fulton, Missouri, this past Saturday!

The best 32 teams from in the state competed, and the team took top five in 18 of the 23 events. Our Middle School Science Olympiad Team also finished in first place. Both of the teams will be moving on to the national finals at the University of Wisconsin-Stout the last week of school!

LMS Science Olympiad Team Blinded State Finals with Science

The Ladue Middle School’s Science Olympiad team has proved once more that they know their stuff! The team took first place at the state finals in Fulton, Missouri, last Saturday, with a commanding lead over the second place team, Pembroke Hill from Kansas City.

Of the top teams around the state, 32 were present, and the LMS team made the top five in 20 of 22 events! The team will move on to the national finals at the University of Wisconsin-Stout during the last week of school. This will be the team’s 22nd appearance at the national finals in the last 24 years!

High School Students Place First in 2016 Math League Competition

The Ladue Horton Watkins math team placed first in the 2016 Missouri Math League Competition! There are six league competitions over the school year, and both the team and individual results are totaled to determine the overall team and individual winners. This is the third time in the last four years that the Ladue math team has placed first in the state!

Computer Science Teams Place at Webster University Programming Challenge

Ladue Horton Watkins computer science teams placed 2nd and 4th in the Webster University Programming Challenge! Our 2nd place team solved the same number of problems as the first place team but had a slightly larger time penalty. There were 31 high school teams in this competition which is the largest number of teams in the 15-year history of the competition. In the last 7 years, Ladue Schools teams have always placed in the top three: 1 third place, 3 second places and 3 first places.

Please congratulate these students:
Gregory Farn
Patrick Naughton
Jeffrey Wang
Spencer Chen
Seema Patil
Moses Schindler
Alec Goldberg
Ori Miller
Kevin Xue
Felix Hu
Patrick Hwang
Sophia Li

LMS Students Excel at State Mathematics Contest

Thirteen LMS students participated in the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics State contest at Selvidge Middle School last Saturday.  They competed with 231 students from 64 schools across the state.  The results were:

6th Grade Individual:
1st – Will Bender
5th – Samuel Chen
10th – Iris Zhou

7th Grade Individual:
1st – Jason Ding
2nd – Stephen Jiang
3rd – Harry Chen
8th – William Xie
9th – William Pan

8th Grade Individual:
1st – Jeremy Ouyang
5th – Anna Zhong

1st place team: Jason Ding, Stephen Jiang, Jeremy Ouyang, and Anna Zhong

2nd place team: Willam Bender, Harry Chen, Samuel Chen, and William Xie

Congratulations to these students on their accomplishments!

Three LHWHS Girl Scouts Recognized for STEM Accomplishments

See the full press release below from the Girls Scouts of Eastern Missouri:

St. Louis, MO – March 24, 2016 – Three area Girl Scouts were recently honored by the local chapter of National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT) for their aptitude and interest in technology and computing, solid leadership ability, good academic history and plans for post-secondary education. The organization honored Jessica Thoelke (12) with the Award for Aspirations in Computing, and named Rose Coughlin (9) and Marguerite Goodrow (11) as runners up. All three girls attend Ladue Horton-Watkins High School.

Speech and Debate Student Earns Highest Degree

Rasika Sant, senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, has earned the highest degree of membership in the National Forensic League (NFL) by surpassing 1,500 earned points over her career.

Sant earned Premier Distinction while competing in the Eastern Missouri District Tournament when she reached 1,571 points. Earning this degree places Sant in the top half of one percent of all members in the NFL. Currently, she has the second most points on the team, is ranked 4th in the Eastern Missouri District and 39th in the state. Attaining the Degree of Premier Distinction reflects a strong dedication to the team, excellence in speech and debate and an incredible career.

This news comes as Sant qualified to the National Speech and Debate Association’s National Tournament in International Extemporaneous Speaking for the second year in a row. Sant joins her teammate, Simi Falako, as the only two current team members to achieve this level of success.

Three Seniors are Finalists in National Merit Scholarship Competition

Congratulations to three Ladue Horton Watkins High School seniors who are the first students to been recognized as National Merit finalists. The students include Steele Stewart, Rasika Sant and Tom Liu. More finalists might follow in the weeks to come.

The mission of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) is to recognize and honor the academically talented students of the United States. NMSC accomplishes its mission by conducting nationwide academic scholarship programs. The enduring goals of NMSC’s scholarship programs are:

  • to promote a wider and deeper respect for learning in general and for exceptionally talented individuals in particular
  • to shine a spotlight on brilliant students and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence at all levels of education
  • to stimulate increased support from organizations that wish to sponsor scholarships for outstanding scholastic talent