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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

Allen Sarah 2013

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.

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.