Awards and Honors
WGSD Named to AP Honor Roll
The Webster Groves School District has been named to the AP District Honor Roll, as one of 250 school districts in the U.S. and Canada that simulta- neously achieved increases in access to Advanced Placement® courses for a broader number of students and also maintained or improved the rate at which students received AP exam scores of 3 or higher.
Inclusion on the Honor Roll is based on the exam- ination of three years of AP data, from 2017 to 2019. You can read more here https://apcentral.college- board.org/pdf/ap-district- honor-roll-10th-annual. pdf
Dr. Fields Named “Distinguished Principal”
Dr. Howard Fields, principal of Steger Sixth Grade Center and Dr. Henry Givens Jr. School, has been named Distinguished Principal in the St. Louis Suburban Region by the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals. He is one of 11 principals across the state honored by the association. The organization honored the principals at a ceremony in February.
High School Echo News Site Named Finalist
The National Scholastic Press Association has named Webster Groves High School’s online “Webster Echo” news site as one of 28 nalists nationally in its prestigious Pacemaker competition. Pacemaker winners have not been selected yet. Finalists will be recognized with plaques April 16, at the opening ceremony of the spring National High School Journalism Convention in Nashville. “The Pace- maker is the association’s preeminent award,” NSPA executive director Laura Widmer said. “NSPA is honored to recog- nize the best of the best.
Marketing Students Earn Honors At District Competition
Congratulations to the High School marketing students who competed recently in the DECA District Level contest. The competition included a written test, role-play scenarios with judges and in some cases a written report (10-20 pages in length). Thirty-nine WGHS students placed and 21 of these stu- dents will be participating in the DECA State Competition (March 22-24). DECA is a not- for-profit career and technical student organization whose mission is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, nance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges.
High School students who will compete at the state level are: Angelina Arinze, Reagan Austin, Carissa Castro, Jenna Clark, Susannah Egley, Tanys Giles, Caroline Gillow, Grace Hedenerg, James Hickey, Claire Kellick, Rebekah Kinworthy, Tommy Koelling, Ryan Lanouette, Ryan Luetkemetyer, Quinton Nehring, Jack Parker, Elaine Roberts, Mia Louise Schechschulte, Peyton St. James, Emily Stisser, Elizabeth Zareh.
School Nurse Rachel Huertas Chosen for Council
Congratulations to the High School’s nurse, Rachel Huertas, for being selected for the Missouri Council for Public Health Nursing. The council provides leadership, expertise, and advocacy related to public health nursing practice, standards and issues.
Drama Teacher Eric Conners Nominated
Hixson drama teacher Eric Conners has been nominated as Outstand- ing Supporting Actor in a Drama for “Canfield Drive” by the St. Louis Theatre Circle. On March 30, all nominees will be honored and celebrated for their work.
Photo provided courtesy of The Black Rep.