Know a great kid who is the star in science? Or captain of their hockey team? Or just completed a piano recital? We are looking for great nominees each week to be our Whiz Kid.
Nominations can be made on the Ladue-Frontenac Patch on Mondays and the Whiz Kid of the week will be featured on Wednesdays.
Be sure to include pertinent information and a JPEG photograph:
- Nominees First, Last Name
- Nominee’s Email address
- Whiz Kid’s Age
- Whiz Kid’s School
- Whiz Kid’s Accomplishment
- Whiz Kid’s Key to Awesomeness (150 words) what made that Kid so Outstanding?
Here’s a Sample:
Olivia Krebs, a senior at Ladue High School, placed third in a poetry recitation competition for St. Louis area high schoolers.
Krebs recited "As Kingfishers Catch Fire" by Gerard Manley Hopkins in the first round and "Backdrop Addresses Cowboy" by Margaret Atwood in the second. Her solid public speaking skills and apt performative flourishes earned her a top ranking.
A performing artist practically from birth, Krebs will be playing the role of Miss Flannery later this month in Ladue High School's production of Thoroughly Modern Millie.
"I think I'm a very open person, and I like people's reactions and feeding off their emotions," Krebs said. "I have a creative outlook on life."
Krebs scored a 32 on her ACT and has been accepted to Cornell University's School of Hospitality Administration. She is also a board member of Crescendo, Ladue High School's literary journal.