Congratulations to Patrick Lee and Ethan Weihl for being accepted to the 2019 Missouri Boys State!
Congratulations to Evelyn Trampe for being selected by her peers as the Class of 2019 Commencement Speaker! Also, Congratulations to Nicolaus Braun and Zoe Schultz for being selected as name readers at graduation, and Nakailah Shields-Robinson, Barrett Light, and Ray McIntyre for being selected as the emcees for Senior Awards Night.
- Congratulations to Ethan Ryan and the entire cast of "It's a Mystery." This was an excellent student-written play with a small cast, but the characters were rich and unique.
Donald Johnson shared, "Quill and Scroll shared its list of National Winners for its 2019 Quill and Scroll International Writing, Photo and Multimedia Contest. Students from five countries submitted 2,486 entries over all 30 categories, and judges chose 268 winning entries produced by 319 students, or National Winners. Every winning entry earns a Quill and Scroll Gold Key. ECHO winners are Sean Mullins who won second place for Blogging and Maeve Taylor and Lindsey Bennett for Audio Podcast: Series. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Miette O’Malley, sophomore, who was awarded a full scholarship through the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange to study abroad her junior year at a high school in Germany. Upon arrival in Germany this summer, she will spend about a month taking an intensive German learning course before she goes to live with her host family for the rest of the year to attend the German high school to which she’s assigned. There, she will take regular courses (math, science, gym, etc.), all taught fully in German and with German classmates. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Kara Siebe and the DECA students for their success at the DECA state tournament. Here are the results:
Tommy Koelling and Rebekah Kinworthy- 2nd Place Marketing Management Team Decision Making (Attending ICDC in Orlando)
Joe Castleman and Quinton Nehring- 2nd Place Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making (Can’t attend due to prom)
Mario Colombo- 6th Place Automotive Services Marketing (Can’t attend due to prior commitment)
James Groenier and Ray Mcintyre- 5th Place Entrepreneurship Team Decision Making (Can’t attend due to prom)
Elaine Roberts and Mia Schechschulte- 6th Place Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making (Can’t attend due to prior commitment)
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Congratulations to Nicolaus Braun and Gabriel Mitchell, who have been selected for the 2019 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri's top academic students in the graduating class of 2019. Students will be recognized at a luncheon in Columbia, MO in late April.
On Sunday, March 10, the Webster Groves Jazz Bands from Hixson Middle School and Webster Groves High School performed at Delmar Hall in the University City Loop. Hixson 7th Grade Jazz, Hixson 8th Grade Jazz, Webster Groves High School Jazz II, and Webster Groves High School Jazz 1 performed at 2:00pm in front of a capacity crowd.
This performance is a unique opportunity for students to perform in a world class venue with professional lighting and sound. WGHS Jazz instructor Kevin Cole has developed this opportunity for Webster Students in conjunction with Delmar Hall and the Pageant owner/operator (and Webster Groves) resident Patrick Hagin.
A big thank you to Kevin Cole, Jamie Burchett, Dane Williams, Joe Stevison, Emily Tokos and Tim Tobin for making this wonderful afternoon concert a reality.
Congratulations to Charlie Teeter on receiving All-Metro St. Louis Track Club Honorable Mention (only 17 athletes honored in all of Missouri and Illinois metro area).
Congratulations to our Statesmen! State wrestling and swimming highlights from last weekend:
State Wrestling – Eric Pettibone placed 6th in his class and Hannah Jansen tied for 5th in her class.
State Swimming/Diving – the team placed 3rd overall in Class 1 which is their best finish our school’s history and the first state trophy they have won since 2006. The following girls all won at least one medal at the state meet: Parker Hagemann, Kendra Howard, Lili Gregov, Madeleine Collier, Elisabeth Ragan, Libby Seitz, and Chloe Hagemann.
200 Medley Relay – 3rd Place – Madeleine Collier (10), Chloe Hagemann (9), Parker Hagemann (11), Lili Gregov (9) – Set a new school record
200 Freestyle – Libby Seitz (9) – 10th Place and Bri Brown (9) – 28th Place
200 Individual Medley – Kendra Howard (12) 8th Place and Chloe Hagemann (9) 12th Place
50 Freestyle – Lili Gregov (9) 9th Place, Elisabeth Ragan (11) 18th Place, and Madeleine Collier (10) 26th Place
1 Meter Diving – Chloe Vitale (12) 17th Place
100 Butterfly – Parker Hagemann (11) 5th Place
100 Freestyle – Lili Gregov (9) 8th Place, Elisabeth Ragan (11) 11th Place, Libby Seitz (9) 13th Place, and Kendra Howard (12) 17th Place
500 Freestyle – Parker Hagemann (11) 5th Place
200 Freestyle Relay – 3rd Place – Elisabeth Ragan (11), Libby Seitz (9), Lili Gregov(9), Kendra Howard (12)
100 Backstroke – Madeleine Collier (10) 8th Place and Bri Brown 29th Place
100 Breaststroke – Chloe Hagemann (9) 21st Place
400 Freestyle Relay – 3rd Place – Elisabeth Ragan (11), Kendra Howard (12), Libby Seitz (9), Parker Hagemann (11)
Congratulations to Nicolaus Braun, Luke Burbee, and John Porthouse for being named 2019 National Merit Finalists! They join our Commended Students, announced last fall: Jack Arbuckle, Isabelle Burke, Claire Burns, Leah Cooke, and Gabe Mitchell.
WGHS Statesbots Black robotics team advanced to state on Saturday, placing third out of thirty six and winning awards in design and engineering. Congrats!
Congratulations to our DECA students for their performance at the DECA District competition:
Gwen Acar- 3rd Place Human Resources Management
Henry Bante and Jake Greer- 4th Place Team Financial Services
Ethan Barrs and Ainsley McDermott- 6th Place Team Travel and Tourism
Lindsey Bennett- 1st Place Retail Merchandising
Joe Castleman and Quinton Nehring- 6th Place Buying and Merchandising
Mario Colombo- 3rd Place Automotive Services
Quin Dolan and Rosalie Garzia – 4th Place Travel and Tourism
Izzy Heintze and Emme Carpenter- 6th Place Travel and Tourism
Spencer Erb- 5th Place Entrepreneurship
Rachel Fisher- 2nd Place Apparel and Accessories
James Groenier and Ray McIntyre- 1st Place Entrepreneurship Team
Sam Hayden-4th Place Automotive Services
James Hickey and Claire Kellick- 1st Place Hospitality Services Team
Joi Johnson-5th Place Retail Merchandising
Rebekah Kinworthy and Thomas Koelling- 4th Place Marketing Management Team
Teddy Kirdy- 4th Place Sports and Entertainment Marketing
Allison Kuskowski- 3rd Place Hotel and Lodging
Jack Parker- 4th Place Business Services
Lily Partridge and Evelyn Trampe- 1st Place Start Up Business Plan and 2nd Place Business Law Team
Ethan Patrick- 2nd Place Food Marketing
Jack Pohlmann- 5th Place Food Marketing
Sarah Richards and Anika Fiehler- 5th Place Business Law and Ethics
Elanine Roberts and Mia Louise Schechschulte- 4th Place Buying and Merchandising
Peyton St. James and Elizabeth Zareh- 1st Place Buying and Merchandising
Emily Stisser- 6th Place Retail Merchandising
Isabele Stutte- 4th Place Apparel and Accessories
Edward Suber- 5th Place Sports and Entertainment Marketing
Clara Veldhuizen and Kate Christanell- 6th Place Marketing Management Team
Congratulations to the following mini-grant recipients! Special thanks to the WGSD Foundation for funding such worthwhile projects.
Greg Fick, “Canvas Creativity”
Nicholas Kirschman, “VR Robots”
Diane Stromberg/Liam Owens, “Junior Garden”
Congratulations to the winners of the Winter Homecoming Court:
Freshmen: Dean Schwager and Calli Hepfinger
Sophomores: Chris Hollandsworth and Maddie Buske
Juniors: Henry Bante and Becca Mandernach
Seniors: Ethan Patrick and Mikayla Morgan
Congratulations to the following winners of the PPIF contest:
Jaden Fields – 1st runner up
Aryka Cooper – Grand Prize
Jessica Peterson – Grand Prize
Brianna Richardson – 2nd runner up
Amissa Blumenthal – 1st runner up
Chris Rhodes – Grand prize
Stephanie Blake – 2nd runner up
Brianna Arinze – 2nd runner up
Nakaya Bratcher – Grand Prize
The Proud Past - Inspired Future program offers an essay contest in which African-American students submit an essay of words, music or art why they're proud of their heritage and inspired for their future. Prizes include:
•Two 2nd Runners Up - $100
•Two 1st Runners Up - $200
•Up to Four Grand Prizes – Join Dana Miller and Julie Burchett for a weekend in Washington, DC to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture, see the MLK Memorial and other monuments, tour the Capitol Building and enjoy other experiential learning activities!
Visit www.AnInspiredFuture.org to learn more!
- WG Drama Honors/Awards from the 2019 State Thespian Conference:
Trinity Madison finished up her role as our State Thespian Student Officer, 2018-2019
Caroline Gillow received a “superior” rating and an invite to Nationals in Costume Design with her portfolio for Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Tea Gardner & Grace Engel received a “superior” rating and an invite to Nationals on their Duet Acting IE scene from the play Keely and Du. They also got selected to perform in front of all of the State delegates on the KC Broadway stage.
Jessica Peterson received a “superior” rating and an invite to Nationals on her Solo acting IE with cuttings from Fences and Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She also got selected to perform in front of all of the State delegates on the KC Broadway stage.
Basil Sessen received 1st place in the Tech Tournament with a 52 second time in the “threading a sewing machine” event.
- Congratulations to the ECHO for earning a "First Class" distinction from the National Scholastic Press Association! They were also honored as a 2019 NSPA Online Pacemaker finalist! Honoring the nation’s best, the National Scholastic Press Association has named 44 scholastic news sites as finalists in its prestigious Pacemaker competition.
At the January meeting of the Webster Groves School District Parent Advisory Council two of our WGHS teachers were honored for their commitment to ensuring ALL of their students are included meaningfully in their classes. Those two teachers were: Mr. Tim Havis and Mr. Zach Smith. Congratulations!
The Parent Advisory Council is made up of WG School District families with a child who either receives special education services or has a 504 Plan.
All Suburban Band Programs were held at Ladue Horton Watkins High School.
Congratulations to the following band students who performed this past Sunday with the St. Louis All Suburban Concert and Jazz Bands:
Sarah Veldhuizen - principal oboe
Nita Isom - principal clarinet
Taylor Howard - clarinet, chair 12
Halee Lawson - bass clarinet, chair 5
Skylar Jones - french horn, chair 8
Ray Wetzel-Meehan - trumpet, chair 5
Jessica Powell - trombone, chair 5
Sam Swaine - alt. Alto Sax
Jack Bledsoe - alt. Tenor Sax
Hank Miller - lead trumpet
Matthew Muldoon - trumpet 3
Reade Snelling - trombone 2
Evan Palmer - bass trombone