Sunday, April 7, 2013
Heading to college in Texas at Southern Methodist or TCU.
Ladue High's Anna Nelson has been a standout for both the cross country and track teams at Ladue. After looking at a variety of schools, she is taking her talents to either SMU or TCU next year. This is what she told to Patch.com. Patch.com: Have you thought about college for next year? Anna Nelson: I have yet to select a college for next year. I was recruited and considered some bigger universities like Mizzou, KU, and University of Mississippi, but have now narrowed it down to Texas Christian University and Southern Methodist University, both in Texas. I plan to run both track and cross country at either school next year. Patch: How is your season going? Nelson: My season has gotten off to a good start. We just had our first meet last…
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Golden Gopher rower is a former multi sport standout at Ladue.
The last time we ran into Ladue athlete Chris Shirley, he was a wrestler and a water polo player. Shirley is a rare breed. He earned 12 varsity letters over 4 years at Ladue Horton Watkins High School. After trying his hand at water polo at the University of Minnesota, he has taken up rowing in a big way. He is a member of the men’s rowing team in Minneapolis, traveling recently to spring training in Austin, TX and will row in a regatta in Gainsville, GA in May. While rowing is an NCAA sport for the women at Minnesota and other schools, mostly the men row as a club activity. The Golden Gophers compete against power house crews at Michigan, Iowa, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Colorado and the like, The Gophers have an indoor rowing tank that …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Jimmy Loomis, 18, appointed to serve in the Clayton Central Democratic Township.
Jimmy Loomis, 18, who served as a page in the United States Senate last summer may set the record for the youngest commitee man ever to serve in U.S. History. Friends of his family are researching the topic at this moment. Loomis, who plans on making a career in politics is off to a fast start. Patch recorded his service as a page in the U.S. Senate last summer. He was just appointed to fill the seat of the late Art Martin, Committee Man from the Clayton Central Democrat Township. By-laws require candidates be 19-years-of-age, but he was allowed to fill a term at age 18. Loomis, already take Mandarine Chinese courses at Washington University and will be enrolled at the school in the fall, majoring in political science with a minor in …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Staff receives a superior rating overall and excellence in overall online work.
This information can be found on the Ladue district's websiite "Spotlight in the News." Recently, student writers for the Ladue Horton Watkins High School newspaper, Panorama, attended the Sponsors of School Publications regional conference at Webster University. Judges from around the national scholastic journalism field critiqued their work. The entire Panorama staff was given a “Superior” rating in Overall Newspaper and an “Excellent” in Overall Online. Individual awards went to:
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Red-shirted speedster from St. Louis is battling for a starting job this spring.
Spring football is underway in Ann Arbor. Ladue's wide receiver-speedster Jehu Chesson is in the mix for a starting job at wideout. Chesson is coming off a red-shirt year. This is a more complete report from BleacherReport.com about his chances and other members of the Wolverines squad.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
This guy is 34-year-old and has traveled the world motivating sales forces everywhere.
Ladue Horton Watkins High School has produced a wide variety of professional talent throughout the world. Ladue has graduated doctors, lawyers, television anchors, singers, professional athletes and the like. But likely they have not produced a motivational speaker who can turn a room full of sales folks into born-again true believers. Meet Ben Newman, Ladue class of 1997. This 34 year old, who graduated Michigan State University in 2001, majoring in political science is out to set new standards in the industry. His first job out of college was selling newsprint out of Chicago. After starting a career in insurance sales, he switched to motivational speaking. Currently, Newman is traveling nationally and internationally getting sales …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Then read about Ladue High grad Ben Newman and what he's done professionally on Thursday on Patch.
Ben Newman, Ladue High grad of 1997, and a former Rams basketball player is out giving motivational speeches here, across the country and across the world. His story is fascinating. Come back Thursday morning and you can read all about the guy who's written four books and gets sales people up and moving.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Huda talks about getting started in the business; getting along with the crew and finding her way along a career path.
Jasmine Huda, 34, joined KMOV-TV in 2010 and is the 5 p.m. anchor and a 10 p.m. reporter. Previously, she worked in markets in Washington, D.C., and Springfield, MO. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and worked for National Public Radio in Ann Arbor. Her father is a retired ophthalmologist and she grew up in Frontenac and attended Rossman School then Conway Elementary; Ladue Middle and High School. She is the youngest of five children. This is what she had to say to Patch.com. Patch.com: We know television work is both hard and rewarding. Tell us about the insides of the business. Jasmine Huda: A lot of people think I just come to work, someone hands me the script and I just read it. Its a lot more complicated than that. …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Nicole McNichols of Olivette just received a Residence Life Leadership award.
Information was provided by Southeast Missouri State University. Nicole McNichols from Ladue Horton Watkins High School has received the Residence Life Leadership Award to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2013-2014 academic year. McNichols is the daughter of Tyrone and Lisa McNichols of Olivette. Many scholarship opportunities exist at Southeast Missouri State University. For more information, visit their website.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Michael Golde Finally got serious and landed a broadcast gig with KTRS Radio.
Michael Golde, 30 of Olivette (Ladue High graduate) has taken a circuitous route to his job as KTRS (the Big 550) Radio’s only on-the-street reporter. Golde graduated Ladue with good grades (3.5 gpa). But he partied too much, and drank too much and chain-smoked on top of that. He attended two colleges (Indiana and Mizzou) over five years but never earned a degree. He was without direction through his mid-20s until he made a decision to get his personal life in order. That led to a certificate from the Broadcast Center of St. Louis and his first major job in broadcasting. Golde likes to talk, and fashions himself as some sort of entertainer. This is what he told Patch.com. Patch.com: So what were the early to middle 20s of your life like? …