You can watch a full recording of Meet the Candidate Night from March 30.
On Tuesday, March 30, members of the Ladue Schools community joined the first-ever Meet the Candidate Night virtual event. The program was live-streamed from Ladue Horton Watkins High School. Upon arrival, everyone was pre-screened as a safety precaution and had their temperatures checked by the district’s nurse. The district also practiced social distancing by placing candidates in separate rooms providing each with a laptop.
Four candidates are running to fill two vacant seats on the Ladue School District Board of Education. Voters will elect two of the four candidates to serve a three-year term.
The candidates in the order of how they will appear on the April 6 election ballot are Marissa Rosen, Jennifer Growe Soshnik, Andrew “Andy” Cohen, and Adam Pablo Flinn.
The panel-style forum began at 6:30 p.m. with student moderators Ryan Tung, 11th grade, and Grace Hu, 12th grade, who are members of the Ladue Horton Watkins High School Talking Rams Speech & Debate Team. The moderators introduced the panel and allowed them two minutes each to share autobiographical information with the virtual audience of more than 225 individuals from the Ladue Schools community.
For 90 minutes, the moderators posed questions submitted in advance by community members and allowed each candidate one minute to respond. Student volunteers Oviya Srihari and Danielle Zhang served as official timekeepers during the event, running between the candidates’ four rooms to monitor their time during the respective response period.
Special thanks to speech and debate teacher Molly Beck, district nurse coordinator Ann Body, executive assistant to the superintendent Cassie Johnston, and the Communications and Technology departments for putting this event together.
The election is Tuesday, April 6.