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Ladue Middle School Students Advance to National Math Counts Competition

On Saturday, March 12, seven Ladue Middle School students competed in the State Math Counts competition in Columbia, Missouri. All of the students placed in the Top 25, and five placed in the Top 10 as individuals!

Will Bender (6) – 1st
Jeremy Ouyang (8) – 4th
Anna Zhong (8) – 5th
Stephen Jiang (7) – 6th
Jason Ding (7) – 8th
William Pan (7) – 19th
Harry Chen (7) – 23rd

In the Countdown Round, Stephen Jiang placed 1st, Anna Zhong placed 2nd, and Jeremy Ouyang placed 3rd.

The LMS team of Jeremy Ouyang, Anna Zhong, Stephen Jiang, and Jason Ding placed 1st in the team competition.

The top four students in the state advance to the national competition. Will Bender and Jeremy Ouyang have won an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. from May 7- 10. Seventh-grade math teacher Nancy Chambers will accompany these students and coach the state team.

Please congratulate all of these students; they are outstanding representatives of our middle school!

Speech & Debate Team Rank High at Eastern Missouri District Tournament

National Qualifiers

The speech and debate team competed in the Eastern Missouri District Tournament. The team took 2nd place in Speech Sweepstakes, 1st place in Congress Sweepstakes, 1st place in Debate Sweepstakes and 1st place in Overall Sweepstakes!

Simi Falako was named the Eastern Missouri District Student of the Year, and she will represent Ladue and Eastern Missouri in the National Student of the Year contest!

Jerome Gregory (class of 2013) was named the Eastern Missouri District Alumnus of the Year! He was recognized for his continued commitment to supporting the Eastern Missouri speech and debate community and his success in competing at the collegiate level.

Ladue School District qualified 13 students to the national tournament. These students will represent Ladue and Eastern Missouri at the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament in Salt Lake City, Utah in June:

Talking Rams Take Home District Wins, Head to State

The Team

The speech and debate team competed at the MSHSAA District tournament this past weekend, and the students were successful in their events! There are two district champions, and eight students will be going on to the state tournament!

Please congratulate the following students on their achievements at district tournament:

– Gabbie Burton (11) and Noah DiAntonio (11) – Duet Acting
– Noah DiAntonio (11) and Maya Mutic (11) – Policy Debate
– Simi Falako (12) – Original Oratory
– Jacob Granick (12) and Bobby Zitzmann (12) – Public Forum Debate
– Kieran Mulligan (12) – Storytelling
– Kyrollos Shenouda (12) – Prose Reading

– Simi Falako (12) – Original Oratory
– Jacob Granick (12) and Bobby Zitzmann (12) – Public Forum Debate

LHWHS Band and Choir Students Excel at Solo & Ensemble Festivals

Congratulations to the Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s choir and band students for their achievements in the MSHSAA festivals!

The Ladue Treble Choir and Chorale received 1 ratings for their performances at the MSHSAA State Choir Festival. Soloist Anne Heartney (10) received a 1 rating at the MSHSAA District Solo and Small Ensemble Festival. The Small Ensemble including Ashley Balsavias (9), Ariel Brown (10), Rose Coughlin (9), Jasmine Duncan (9), and Andrea Hartman (9), also received a 1 rating at the event for the students’ performance.

The following students received high ratings for their performances at the MSHSAA District Solo and Small Ensemble Festival for Band:
Megan Bernstein (10), clarinet solo, 1 rating
Macey Goldstein (10), trombone solo, 2 rating
Evyn Levy (10), clarinet solo, 1 rating
Erin McKenzie (10), flute solo, 1 rating
Kenji Sherman (11), trombone solo, 1 rating
Joji Sherman (9), baritone solo, 2 rating

These students did a great job representing our district!

Reed Students Awarded for Artistic Expression


Youth Art Month has seen some Ladue Schools’ students awarded for their artistic talents at the Picture the Music event!

According to its website, Picture the Music is a free educational initiative presented by the Symphony Volunteer Association that invites students (grades K-6) to listen to a selection of symphonic music and then create their own artistic interpretations through paintings, colorings, or drawings.

Ladue Percussionists Set Record at MPAT Competition


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

2016 Winners

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

Monica Malone_Science Fair_Group

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

Taekwondo_Sassy and Jack Saleeby_via Town&Style

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!