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Information provided by the St. Louis Rowing Club. This has been a banner year for the St. Louis Rowing Club. The SLRC, as it had seven boats qualify for the junior national championships and has added two more Ivy League recruits to its membership. Ladue’s B.J. Francis will row for Princeton in the fall. He helped Team USA finish fifth in the Junior World Championships in Bulgaria this summer. Isabella Benduski, also a senior at Ladue, will attend Harvard. She and her boat mates Paige Hibbard (Ladue), Abby Lane (Incarnate Word), Maggie Berra (Visitation), and Madi Hovis (MICDS) took first in their race at Head of the Hooch, the second largest regatta in the nation. Francis and teammate Charlie Lebens, a junior at Whitfield, won gold there…
Mizzou junior is enrolled in summer internship program at the Wellman Institute for Bio-Medical Optics.
Remember Jimmy Winklemann of Chaminade? He had his 15 minutes of fame founding and developing the marketing firm South Butt? That merchandising effort helped Winklemann to tweak North Face while piling up some college tuition money. Winklemann is a third year engineering student at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He will be enrolled in the Welmann Institute for Bio-Medical Optics at Harvard University this summer. Winklemann is majoring in Biomedical Engineering at Mizzou and has contributed to cancer diagnostic break through for his work at the Viator Labs where they have devleoped lasers to diagnose early stage metastatic cancer in blood samples. Winklemann is just one of 12 engineering students in the country to be accepted into …
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Ladue High School honored all 17 varsity athletes who officially signed letters of intent to play collegiate sports next year. Athletes will be attending colleges and universities from New Jersey to California. Football, Grandview College, Iowa-Charles Badgett, Domonique Brown, Jarrid McDonald and Brian Thomas. Alcorn State, Alabama-Fletcher Coates. Pomona, California- Jeff Fox. Benedictine College, Kansas-John Gaskin. Basketball, Yale University, Connecticut-Will Childs-Klein. Track & Field, Louisiana State University-Samantha Levin, Montenae Roye. Cross Country, University of Iowa, Jocelyn Todd. Washington University in St. Louis, Drew Padgett. Ryder College, New Jersey, Mark Spewak. Softball, Emory, Georgia-Micah Sharp. Baseball, …