Thursday, April 11, 2013
The program is designed to test student knowledge about everything from biology to robotics.
The Ladue School District's Science Olympiad program have garnered statewide recognition. Ladue Horton Watkins High School and Ladue Middle School Science Olympiad teams both placed first at a state tournament held over the weekend. Students had to build a robotic arm among a series of events that also tested their knowledge of biology, chemistry and physics. The high school team finished first out of 32 teams and some members walked away from the event with college scholarships from the University of Missouri. LHWHS 2013 Science Olympiad Team Members: Chloe An Enze Chen Collin Christner Emily Chu Jialin Ding Runpeng Liu Yang Liu Allison Loynd Michael Prablek Rasika Sant Max Schindler Kisan Thakkar Haohang Xu Ben Zhang Eric Zhu Toby Zhu
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
February 6 is the first day high school seniors can confirm their college choices. The University of Missouri, Ohio State and Oklahoma State are among the NCAA schools looking to St. Louis for recruits.
College coaches are getting their money's worth out of fax machines today. This is the first day high school seniors playing Football, Baseball Field Hockey, Soccer, Track and Field, Cross Country, Men's Water Polo can submit a signed letter of intent to play at the college level. Ezekiel Elliott, the John Burroughs running back who gave a verbal pledge to the Ohio State Buckeyes last spring, confirmed that decision late Wednesday afternoon in an announcement that was also carried on live local television. Ladue-Frontenac Patch was there for what was an emotional decision for the entire Elliott family Patch editors have been at schools throughout the St. Louis area as athletes celebrated the next step in their careers: We'll update this …
Monday, November 26, 2012
The Tigers' coach will look to return the team to bowl-caliber form next season.
The Columbia Daily Tribune is reporting that University of Missouri Head Football Coach Gary Pinkel will return to the Tiger sidelines in 2013. After an injury-riddled season that robbed the team of a consistent offensive line and quarterback play in Mizzou's 5-7 first season in the Southeastern Conference, Athletic Director Mike Alden told the paper Pinkel would return next fall. The Tigers will not play in a postseason bowl game for the first time since 2004. Pinkel is scheduled to review the 2012 season and look ahead to next season with reporters Tuesday morning, after a flurry of uninformed speculation had rumors flying he would resign Monday. Keeping the current Tiger coaching staff has implications for several St. Louis area Senior …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
How Missouri legislators got it wrong: Denying Kansas the opportunity to pay into Missouri's highway maintenance fund.
For some time I have been an avowed socialist when it comes to Missouri license plates. Having been a cop for 30 years, I believe license plates should be kept simple. Their purpose is to identify motor vehicles and show taxes have been paid—not to show your social status. Special license plates for the rich, or friends of the governor, or people who want to advertise their colleges, fraternal groups or branches of the service, just make things confusing for cops and the public who are trying to report suspicious cars. So I think everyone should get the same style license plate. But I’m also apparently in the minority. There are 187 different specialty license plates issued in Missouri. However, the idea behind the specialty license …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Duo to perform at the University of Missouri April 21.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Two ten-year-olds from Reed School in Ladue continue their musical talents in the bigger world of competition. Ande Siegel and Menea Kefalov took first place recently in the University of Missouri’s creating original music project this spring. This year’s song, titled “War” is a powerful piece about their perspective on this subject. Ande composed the musical piece, though she never had a formal lesson and Menea accompanied her on the cello. The girls won a $400 prize and $1,000 for Reed School. They are under the tutelage of their music teacher Sarah Schwartz. The duo plan on producing a musical video and they will get a chance to perform at the University of Missouri on April 21. Ande performs in musical theater around town while Mean …
Monday, December 26, 2011
A look at how Creve Coeur area prep standouts are being rewarded this holiday season as their college football programs reach postseason bowl games.
College football teams are getting more than just a few weeks of extra practice and a trip out of town when their schools are selected for postseason bowl games. For the players, a trip to Shreveport, Pasadena or New York City also often means a literal shopping spree worth hundreds of dollars. Here's a look at what some players from the St. Louis area are getting, according to Sports Business Daily: University of Missouri/AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl: Gift suite, Timely Watch Co. watch, New Era cap, commemorative football. Watch this YouTube Video to explain what "gift suite" means. University of Illinois/Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Soundmatters Personal Audiophile loudspeaker, Fossil watch, cap, Timbuk2 custom messenger bag University…
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Curators grant authority to explore conference affiliation. Patch wants to know if you're still happy in the Big 12.
The University of Missouri Board of Curators Tuesday night granted MU Chancellor Brady Deaton the authority to investigate leaving the Big 12 Conference, making the school the latest piece of the puzzle up for grabs on the collegiate athletic landscape. The decision, reported by ESPN and other outlets, doesn't mean Mizzou will definitely leave the conference or outline a timeline for a decision, but it does give rise to a new round of speculation. Will they bolt to the Southeastern Conference? Will they once again try and see if the Big Ten Conference is interested? Or will the Tigers decide to stay where they are, which would mean a multi-year commitment of television revenue to the league. You make the call, vote in our poll, and comment…
Monday, September 26, 2011
De Smet junior standout gives verbal pledge to the school which has played in the last two NCAA Basketball Championship games.
Nolan Berry won't graduate from De Smet until the spring of 2013, but the Spartan standout forward knows where he wants to be in the fall of the same year. De Smet varsity basketball coach Kevin Poelker confirmed Berry has made a verbal pledge to play at Butler University. The move was first reported by HighSchoolSports.net. Poelker said Berry made the decision in person Sunday during a trip to the Indianapolis campus after he also made a visit to Boston College. Patch previously reported Berry also had scholarship offers from the University of Missouri and Purdue, among others, and that he made unofficial visits to Stanford, Santa Clara and Notre Dame. The verbal pledge is non-binding until Berry signs an official letter intent. He could …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
University of Missouri's new basketball coach bringing some baggage.
When University of Missouri Athletic Director Mike Alden hired Frank Haith, basketball coach at the University of Miami, a great hue and cry arose from many Mizzou fans. Most were hoping for a name hire, one who could lead the Tigers to the Final Four. The dust settled after Alden described Haith as a man having “integrity” and “graduating seniors.” Now comes a story that Haith might have connections to a University of Miami booster, Nevin Shapiro, who gave one of Haith's players $10,000 to attend the school. The buzz spreads far and wide. www.Thequad.blgs.nytimes.com reports that the scandal could have collateral damage at Mizzou unless the investigation can put him in the clear. Gary Parrish at www.cbssports.com said that since Haith …
Monday, April 18, 2011
Duke University Recognizes Scholars Across the United States.
Three Villa Duchesne students are being honored as part of the Duke University Talent Identification Program’s (TIP) Seventh Grade Talent Search. Alli Beard and Grace Walsh scored higher than the national average of high school juniors and seniors who tested on the ACT. They have been invited to a ceremony at the University of Missouri for achieving “state recognition.” Villa Duchesne issued a press release today recognizing the three students. Allison Tielking, who scored better than 90 percent of high school juniors and seniors on the SAT, has earned “grand recognition” and been invited to a special ceremony at Duke University. Only about 3 percent of all participants in the talent search qualify for this recognition.