Ram Pride 2023
The Ram Pride Award honors students for exemplifying respect, self-discipline, and responsibility. Ladue staff members can nominate one student each year for this prestigious award.
Erika Ackerman 10
Erika is a very hardworking student who is focused on succeeding in Spanish class. Not only does she participate all the time in Spanish and ask questions when she has them, she works well with all students in class. She is always cheerful, upbeat, and wonderful to be around! She really exudes positivity every day. Erika is also member of Sparkle. I really admire how genuine, kind, and hardworking...
Garon Agrawal 10
Garon is one of the most focused, talented and helpful students that I have ever taught. He takes his own performance very seriously and is constantly working to improve. Garon is always the first student to arrive and the last to leave Strolling. He makes sure that everything is set up and put away without any direction from me. The orchestra class and Strolling Strings would not run smoothly without...
Cody Armstrong 12
I am happy to nominate Cody Armstrong for RAM Pride. Cody is a senior this year and I have had the pleasure of getting to know him over the past two years. Cody is a very kind and thoughtful student, and is always willing to help someone if he can. In our groups, he always makes sure to include everyone and always contributes thoughtful responses to our conversations. He is very respectful and encompasses...
Hayden Arnold 10
Hayden is one of the hardest workers I’ve had in class and is, in general, a pleasure to have in class. He is a great leader and a person whom I hope others emulate. Nominated by Matthew Maier
Emmanuel Badmus 12
Emmanuel is a student that has shown much motivation and determination with his postsecondary plans. It’s been a pleasure working with him and his family this school year. Emmanuel is always very pleasant to work with and I’ve seen much growth and maturity with him in planning his next steps whether that be applying for scholarships, college applications, and/or various other opportunities. I’m...
Emmersyn Bassett 11
Emmersyn brings an amazing attitude and personality as both a student in class and team leader for the Mock trial Program. Her engagement in everything she does inspires those around her to be better. Her energy and positivity is infectious, making her a role model. Nominated by Chris Saxton
Eleanor Bender 10
Still waters run deep in Ella. Beneath a quiet exterior lies one of the more empathetic and emotionally intelligent students I have had the pleasure to work with. The gift of perception can be rough to endure at times in high school, yet Ella consistently carries herself with a combination of patience, purpose, and kindness towards others that has made my classroom a more welcoming and positive environment...
Phoenix Bennett 10
I nominated Phoenix for the Ram Pride Award because they are a well-rounded student. They work hard, advocates for themself and enjoys learning. Phoenix is a pleasure to have in class. Phoenix’s leaderships skills make them such an important member of our class. They work well with peers and is a crucial team member. Nominated by Ashley Devall
Jackson Bespalko 11
Jax consistently exhibits values that make every classroom better: curiosity, critical thinking, compassion, and creativity. Thank you Jax for sharing these traits with me and your classmates for two years running now! RamProud of You! Nominated by Janet Duckham
Ryan Bianucci 11
I have really enjoyed getting to know Ryan these past two years. I have watched him flourish, come out of his shell, enjoy success, and demonstrate pride. Ryan is an amazing young man, and I am so proud of the growth he has made since joining our Ladue family. Ryan, keep working hard and maintaining a positive attitude! You have a bright future ahead of you. Nominated by Beth Rapoff
Georgia Bland 10
Georgia demonstrates kindness and respect to others daily. Her strong work ethic and commitment to l earning foster success and achievement. Although, I do not have the pleasure of working with Georgia frequently, the moments I do, I am impressed by her character. Nominated by Susan Ashby
Artur Breternitz 12
When Artur first came to the United States and to the Ladue School District from Brazil as a young child, he did not speak English and was at the beginning of a completely new experience. As a senior getting ready to leave Ladue and make his mark on the larger world, Artur is a multilingual student who is a leader and role model amongst his peers. From excelling academically and being involved in many...
Zoey Brinker 10
Zoey exhibits the characteristics that I would hope for all students at the high school. She is kind, joyful, hardworking, determined, and positive. Zoey positively influences the spaces she’s in and the people she is around. A moment that stands out to me was Zoey’s interaction with a student who was new to class. It was the student’s first day in math class and Zoey went out of her way and...
Eliza Cedergreen 11
Eliza has done an amazing job of taking charge of her own learning this year. In class, she relentlessly strives to understand new concepts. She also frequently comes to seminar for additional support. I’m endlessly impressed by her boundless patience to continuously ask questions. Everyone in the class benefits from Eliza’s willingness to push all of us to clarify lessons. Nominated by Tom...
Christopher Chang 10
Chris is one of the most thoughtful students I know. I’ve had him in class and in seminar for the past two years. In both environments, he goes out of his way to help people and to spread positivity and kindness. He looks out for others and is a friend to everyone. Chris is also a talented artist who loves drawing animals and architecture. He inspires others with his art and his big heart. I am grateful...
Anastasia Chostner 10
Anastasia Chostner deserves to be recognized for her diligent work ethic, great attitude, and kindness. She always puts in 200% effort into her studies and always asks for more practice, just to make sure she understands the concepts! Even Anastasia is on the quieter side, when her peers work with her, the group is focused and productive. Anastasia is a model student and I am so pleased to honor her...
David Ciorba 12
David can always be counted on to bring positive energy and engagement to a space. I have always appreciated and will miss his willingness to strike up a conversation with me and ask how my day is going. As a Link Crew leader, 8th grade tour guide, and overall classmate, he sets a great example ofwhat a well-rounded student (and student-athlete) should be at Ladue. Nominated by Andy Ross
Gabrielle Clinkscale 10
Gabby is kind, hard working, and a role model for other Ladue students. She not only is an exemplary student, but she also is a successful athlete. Every day she comes in and does what’s right in my class. She treats her classmates, her teachers, and other staff with respect and empathy. I am so thankful to have her in my Spanish class this year and honored to nominate her for the Ram pride award....
Riley Coates 11
Riley is such a wonderful person. Her kindness, good humor and willingness to help others always shine through in class and in her work for Panorama. She is approachable, reliable and a joy of a human to know! Nominated by Sarah Kirksey
Danielle Conley 10
Danielle deserves to be recognized for her Ram Pride! She is kind to all, leads her lab group and has grown so much as a student this semester. I am glad to have her in class this year. Nominated by Sarah Barton
Olivia Culleton 12
Olivia Culleton is an outstanding student and an extremely talented artist. I have enjoyed having her in three semesters of ceramics. Olivia always goes above and beyond on all of her projects, and it has been awesome watching her improve her artistic skills. She has developed a very distinct artistic style, and she is extremely detail oriented. I love that everything she makes has a back story, and...
Atli Dibooglu 11
Tenny is a very curious learner. He is always seeking new knowledge and takes pride in his learning. He is a compassionate student and teammate and is involved in multiple extra-curricular programs here at Ladue. He is outgoing and a great friend to everyone he meets. Nominated by Corey Miller
Isabella Dodson 10
It is an honor to get the opportunity to recognize Izzy for the Ram Pride Award this year. She is an outstanding student that is respectful, hard working, open minded, and conscientious. She is always willing to put in her very best effort and does so with a positive attitude and grace. I admire her work ethic and appreciate that she is an outstanding example for her peers. Nominated by Hannah Beh...
Amelia Drake 9
Amelia is a determined hardworking students who never lets anything stand in her way. She puts in the work to accomplish her goals and is a respectful student who also supports her peers. Nominated by Shanae Yancy
Maxwell Eastman 12
Not only was Max Eastman one of the best football players I was lucky enough to coach through the years, he is also one of the most enjoyable students I have had the pleasure of working with during this time. As an athlete, Max was a true leader with an amazing level of both physical and mental toughness. He was a varsity starter as a freshman, and only got better each year. His work-ethic, passion,...
Raquel Fellman 11
Raquel has so much enthusiasm for learning! I have been so impressed by her growth in my class from freshman year until now, and it has been all due to her motivation and hard work. She is someone who truly enjoys learning new things and applies what she learns to her life and hobbies. In addition to being a great learner, Raquel is also kind and encouraging to her classmates. She really is a team-player! Nominated by ...
Gabriel Fields 9
Gabe is a wonderful addition to our biology class! Gabe is willing to work with any student and takes the time to include all his partners in discussion. I appreciate his willingness to participate and his curiosity for science. Nominated by Molly Mannix
Joan Gaffigan 9
In less than one year, Joan has contributed immensely to the Ladue school environment meanwhile demonstrating academic excellence. In the classroom, Joan comes prepared to class, showing respect of her peers, self-discipline and responsibility day in and day out. Beyond academics, Joan is involved in many activities: you probably saw her play several roles in the Spring Musical Matilda, as well as...
Katelyn Garrett 10
Katelyn is a wonderful student to have in class and exemplifies what Ram Pride is all about. She is an incredibly hard worker, and walks into class every day with a smile on her face, a positive attitude, and is prepared to tackle every day with enthusiasm. I appreciate her willingness to always help others, and her dedication and drive to succeed! Nominated by Alicia Weinzirl
Allison Glidewell 9
Allie is truly such a ray of sunshine for me and everyone else around her. I am lucky enough to see her everyday of the week in World History and in Seminar. She is kind, thoughtful, hilarious, and a very hard worker. I am so proud and happy to know you, Allie. Congratulations! Nominated by Riley Keltner
Daphne Golden 11
Daphne is a friend of the library. I can always find Daphne with a book in her hand, working on the library puzzle, or focusing on her studies. Daphne is thoughtful, kind hearted, and a joy to see during the busy hustle and bustle of High School Library. I wish Daphne much success in all of her future endeavors! Nominated by Mary Kate Mortland
Sophie Goldman 11
I adore Sophie Goldman and I hope other teachers get the pleasure of having her in class. She is hard working, kind, and when she finishes her work always asks what she can do to help. Whether that is helping a struggling student or organizing my art supplies, she is wonderful! Nominated by Kim Boyles
Hannah Gralnick 10
Hannah is a joy to have in class. She is extremely helpful and energetic. She helps others, including me without a second of hesitation. Nominated by Hank Harrison
Brian Griffin 11
Often the highlight of my day is when Brian walks into the classroom. He always has a smile on his face and brings a great energy to the room. He has opened himself up to new opportunities inside the classroom and has demonstrated a genuine desire to learn. Brian is also a leader in and out of the classroom, using his influence to help others be a better version of themselves. Nominated by Nick Buc...
Millie Gyawali 12
Millie is one of the most dedicated students that I have encountered during my teaching career. Her work ethic, determination, and ability to stay focused enables her to perform extremely well all of the time. She is a dedicated, responsible student who brings great ideas and insight to conversations about literature or life in general to the Spanish class. It has been a pleasure to teach Millie for...
Ava Hagen 12
I have really enjoyed having Ava in PE/Adventure Pursuits these past two years. She lights up the gym when she walks in with your bright smile and offers positive energy to all classmates. Despite her interest or ability in the activity, Ava will always compete and strive to win! Go Red Shoes! Nominated by Roberta McCaffrey
Mariellen Hamlin 11
In a theatre program that has seen 3 directors in the last 4 years, Ella has been the constant. She strives to improve the theatre experience for cast, crew , staff and patrons. She has taken on leadership roles and responsibilities in the area of tech theatre without be asked. She has gained the respect and admiration of everyone involved in the Ladue Theatre family. Nominated by Kurt Knoedelseder
Jack Hansen 12
Jack Hansen has achieved and given so much to the LHWHS community during his high school years. Jack is an active volunteer during the school day through the Community Based Vocational Instructional Program, bringing laughter and hard work. When Jack is presented with a challenge, he has a quiet ability to overcome it and find humor along the way. His Ladue Ram Pride is also exemplified in his commitment...
Jayden Hayes 9
Jay has impressed me since the first day of school. She quickly became a leader in the class and I could tell she was determined to make the most of her freshman year. Jay constantly supports other students in class, shares her knowledge and is a positive influence. I look forward to watching Jay grow throughout her years at Ladue. Nominated by Jamie Gavril
Fiona Hayreh 12
Fiona’s persona has been infectious in the Broadcast Technology program. Her affable personality, leadership skills, passion, and initiative, injected an energy into our classroom which we haven’t seen in years. Fiona has a way of connecting with each student and adult she meets, to really want to get to know them and what makes them tick. It’s these skills that will make Fiona successful in...
Alexander Helmkampf 12
Xander exudes positivity. He immediately improves any room he walks into with his dyed hair, interesting sartorial selections, and goofy smile. Additionally, he is a dedicated student who puts in the work and cares about his classes, but at the same maintains a balance and knows not to take things too seriously. If success in school was measured by positively impacting others, as it should be, then...
Benjamin Horwitz 12
As long as I have known Ben, he has represented each of the terms on our crest here at Ladue Horton Watkins High School. Veritas- Ben has always been forthright and true, even when he makes mistakes. Sapientia- Ben strives to understand and seek deeper meaning and value to every new learning. Honor- Ben holds his own worth, as well as the worth of all those around him with great dignity. Amicita- Ben...
Brendan Huddleston 9
Brendan is such a sweet kid. He comes to class with a smile and always has positive things to say to everyone. He is always respectful and really shows that he wants to do well. It is truly a joy to work with Brendan in class!! Nominated by Alexis Myles
Grace Huewe 10
Grace Huewe represents so many positive things that I associate with Ram Pride. First, she comes to class everyday with a smile on her face and a positive attitude, which is infectious. She is an active learner and daily participant in AP World History, and she is always willing to help out her classmates. She is a devoted member of the Laduettes, juggling daily practice with a challenging course load. Nominated by ...
Mac Huffman 11
I have worked closely with Mac this year on the Student Inclusion team and have consistently been impressed by his attention to detail, responsibility, creativity, and compassion for others. He goes above and beyond any expectation because of his own bar of excellence--and he does it with a smile on his face. Our school is better having students like Mac who are dedicated to making all spaces more...
Manya Jing 12
Dala is such a hardworking, kind and motivated student. She always enters my classroom with a warm smile and ready to work. I am pleased with the progress she has made this school year. Nominated by Deepa Jaswal
Alyssa Jones 10
Alyssa is a consistently respectful student at Horton Watkins. She works hard across all her subjects and gets along with staff. Alyssa also gets along with her peers. She is a model for consistent quality work for the school and the community. Nominated by Kerry Bennett
Jamon Jones 11
I have had the pleasure of knowing Jamon for the past few years and like the gentle giant he is, Jamon always comes to class with a smile (& a pair of Jordans!) His kind spirit & willingness to work sets an example to his peers & it has been a joy sharing space with him! Nominated by Kelly Gonzales
Cooper Keys 9
He is an incredibly creative and hard-working student. It’s rare to see a student who so ardently loves reading and who approaches each day of learning so enthusiastically. He’s a pleasure to have in class and makes the learning experience enjoyable for all those around him. Nominated by Emma Lawson
Ruslan King 9
Ruslan has given a great deal of his time in the evenings and on weekends to the FIRST Robotics Team 4330 Rambunction. Our motors, gears, chains, tools, and metal pieces have been kept in good order. More importantly, his presence helps our team members stay motivated. Nominated by Ted Waterson
William Kodner 10
Will is enthusiastic about learning; he is a leader in class when he has mastered a concept and he asks curious questions about areas he wants to learn more about. He brings an earnestness to his thoughtful participation in our class discussions. Will shares his positive attitude and strong work ethic with the Symphonic Band. LHWHS is made better because of students like Will! Nominated by Aaron Leh...
Andrew Kovalak 10
It has been a pleasure to be Andrew’s teacher this year! He is willing to challenge himself, and works hard to make sure he understands the content we’re learning. Andrew has a positive attitude, even when something is difficult, and he is always willing to help others. I’m so proud of him for his effort and determination this year, and I’m thankful to have him in my class! Nominated by ...
William Kunitz 11
Will Kunitz embodies the ethical character the Ram Pride Award represents. Will is a conscientious student that treats all students and staff with respect. I have witnessed Will go out of his way to make peers feel like they belong. Nominated by Kim Vonk
Elijah Lardge 9
Eli has proven to be a hard worker that is willing to commit to the process of success. As he continues to mature physically and emotionally there will be a leader on the other end of his development. To be honest, I believe the sky’s the limit both academically and athletically!! I look forward to watching Eli grow into an exceptional young man. Nominated by Nick Gianino
Owen Levine 11
Owen Levine is one of the friendliest students in the school and really goes out of his way to interact with everyone in the class. His positive attitude and eagerness to learn are infectious, as is his sense of humor. We spend at least as much time laughing in the class as learning, and much of that is due to Owen. Nominated by Garrett White
Olivia Liesman 12
I am impressed by many students in AP Microeconomics this year who face the challenges of this unique subject-matter with genuine determination, resilience, and curiosity. Among this dedicated group, I especially wanted to honor Olivia because she has grown to the highest levels of understanding through uncovering her boundless potential with a quiet, emerging confidence. Watching her blossom into...
Chase Linden 12
Chase is kind to EVERYONE and quick to help others as needed. Chase is patient with other students, even if their behaviors are little quirky, treats everyone with value and respect. He is a model for providing a community where everyone can feel heard and valued. He does this quietly without seeking any recognition for himself. Nominated by Jesse McGlaughlin
Luke Lochmoeller 11
I can’t say enough great things about Luke. He is a conscientious and dedicated student who always gives a great effort in whatever he does. But more important is the kindness and respect he shows to everyone around him. Nominated by Tricia Garvey
Andrew Logan 9
AK is a hard-working student who consistently maintains a positive attitude. His upbeat demeanor is infectious, and his sense of humor helps lighten the afternoons. He is inquisitive, works collaboratively, and is always willing to add to the class discussion, all features that strengthen the science classroom. Nominated by Ben Nims
Reis Lourie 9
Mr. Reis Lourie has a curious mind that wants to learn and thrives on learning. Reis is not afraid to fail to improve his base of knowledge and better himself and eventually the world. Nominated by Steve Schmidt
Mia Machado 11
This kid has been smiling since the first day of her freshman year. Andy has all of the attributes that teachers want to see in students. She is inquisitive and curious. She is open-minded and respectful. She is observant and analytical. Aside from being a great student, she always seems attuned to the perspectives and opinions of others. She is also gracious enough to laugh at my attempts at humor....
Aalaa Mahmoud 9
Aalaa is incredibly conscientious, responsible, and respectful. I so appreciate her sense of justice and her maturity in expressing her ideas. The quality of her work is top-notch, but it is her authentic curiosity and ability to take things from multiple perspectives that makes her such a joy to have in the classroom. Nominated by Meg Kaupp
Sahasra Mandalapu 9
Sahasra is a hard-working student with a positive disposition. She’s a collaborative partner that brings her A-game everyday. She’s passionate about her studies and willing to go the extra mile. She’s a student all teachers enjoy having in their class. Nominated by Adam Durham
Carlos McGee 12
I have had the privilege of getting to know Carlos during seminar these last four years. Carlos brings a positive energy to the classroom that brightens the room with his smile. He is truly a pleasure to have in class and represents Ladue well. Nominated by Mary Christine Kubik
Levi Miller 11
Levi has made great strides in his vocal studies. He practices his music and consistently works to develop his vocal technique. I appreciate Levi’s sense of humor and ability to see the “big picture” in all aspects of our vocal music program. Nominated by Tom Lowery
Bryanna Mosley 11
Bree demonstrates self-advocacy and leadership in my Algebra 2 class. She is a great thinker and an absolute pleasure to have in class! She really wants to understand the material conceptually and asks great questions to gain a deeper understanding. She works well with others and has great time management skills with her academics and being involved in cheerleading year-round. Nominated by Deborah Tur...
Jonathan Nichols 10
Jonathan represents Ladue as a class act. His work ethic and kindness towards others is inspirational. He is always willing to work through difficult concepts and help others in the process. He enters the classroom with a smile each day and is always asking questions to understand more, not just the bare minimum. He always strives for excellence and makes the Ladue environment an exciting one to be...
Liam Oiknine 12
Liam’s determination is one thing that stands out to me. He’s determined to make the best of every possible situation, even when circumstances get the best of him. He’s a dedicated student, athlete, and a well-respected member of the Ladue community. Nominated by Chad Sisk
Henry Olschansky 9
Henry has shown incredible perseverance this school year. He was very nervous about math class in the beginning, but he powered through and came out on top! In class, he’s very engaging and he has a topnotch work ethic. He’s an absolute joy to teach! Nominated by Michele Walton
Dylan Patterson 12
Dylan is open minded, inquisitive, hardworking, and has a positive attitude. He knows there is something special about telling a story with images and pushes himself to learn as much as possible about how to tell them. He seeks out feedback and is willing to listen to any and all ideas about his work. Nominated by Chad Harmon
Grace Qian 11
The name Grace means elegance, courteous, thoughtfulness, and honor. What a perfect name to mirror one’s actions and attitude! Grace models a positive mindset, a willingness to excel, and a kindness that attracts all. I admire her compassionate approach to learning and the genuine desire to understand differing perspectives. We are lucky to welcome Grace to Ladue this year as she adds to a positive...
Bridget Raichle 10
Bridget is such an asset to our class. She works so hard, wants so much to learn, and has so much fun while doing it - it is an encouragement and example to everyone around her. Nominated by Patrick Quinn
Carter Reynolds 9
I nominated Carter because of the positive energy he brings to our building. I enjoy hearing about the shows he watches and his love of comedy. He makes everyone’s day much brighter. Nominated by Joe Serot
Esmé Roberts 11
Esmé Roberts is a creative and talented student artist who led backstage crew and set design for the musical this year helping everyone stay organized and on task. We could not have built and painted the set this year without her dedication, skill, problem-solving and hard work. Nominated by Daniel Raedeke
Molly Salvatori 9
Molly has an innate curiosity & quiet confidence that shines through everything she does in World History. She is a model to her peers through her thoughtful questions & enthusiasm for learning. I am always exceptionally grateful for and impressed by Molly’s contributions to our class through engagement and hard work. Nominated by Rebecca Rubin-Schlansky
Rohan Schmitz 12
Rohan--I am so grateful that you have been a part of LEADS for the past three years; watching you become a more confident individual has been a true pleasure. I am also grateful for insight that you share with your peers and me on a daily basis; your knowledge on a variety of topics invites interesting conversations and your wit makes me smile and even laugh sometimes. Thank you for always helping...
Miles Settler 9
Miles has worked so hard and improved so much this year. That’s because cares about his learning beyond just the grade. He’s found a way to manage the stress and challenges of freshmen year and use that pressure to inspire his achievement and growth. I wish I had 100 students just like him! Nominated by Abigail Eisenberg
Erica Shi 12
Erica is a GREAT kid, I have the pleasure of having her in seminar. She is a musician and scholar. She always has a positive attitude even when I know she is feeling stressed or overwhelmed. She is the first to offer help to her classmates if they need anything. I appreciate getting to see her and the light she brings to every interaction. Nominated by Emily Hogan
David Smith III 9
David is an enthusiastic learner. He comes to class each day excited and ready to stretch his mind. David is determined to succeed and continually strives to improve, even in the face of a challenge. His kindness and compassion for others make him a remarkable student! Nominated by Abigail Hawkens
Laneya Smith 11
Neya has been a great asset to the PE class. She is always giving here best effort and encouraging others to do the same. Her smile is infectious and brings a spark to the class. Neya is always offering a helping hand with set-up and clean up after the activity. Overall her attitude and work ethic is what makes her special. Nominated by Kevin Clawson
Asher Speicher 11
Asher’s work ethic, his cheerful confidence, and his offbeat sense of humor bring a lot of positive things to the German classroom. Asher likes to learn and to have fun (which is awesome), and to help others do the same. And if I ever need a volunteer? For literally anything... ? Doesn’t matter. He’s the guy. We appreciate him when he’s there, and we notice when he’s absent. A great student. Nominated by ...
Jessie Stefek 12
Jessie is a driven and compassionate young leader. As I took over the volleyball program, Jessie was the first player to welcome me and help me with anything I needed. As a captain of the team, she took on a role where more was expected of her on and off the court, and she excelled in that role more than our staff could have hoped. She is caring and deliberate in her thoughts, and enthusiastically...
Samantha Strayhorn 12
Sami’s consistent positive and “can do” attitude inspires me and the other students as well. Sami works hard, respects everyone around her and lights up the room. Thank. you for making my class just that much better. Nominated by Robert Snidman
Sophia Tarpey 11
Sophia was a gift to have in my Holistic Wellness. Her attitude, intentions and awareness were authentic and natural. She is passionate about her health and wellness and it shows in everything she does. Nominated by Stephanie O’Neal
Kenneth Thomas 12
In my 2nd hour US Government class, Kenneth always made sure to put 100% into the class content and simulations. He truly made the class welcoming and offered his opinion on a range of topics. In class, Kenneth was inquisitive about topics in US Government and always asked good critical thinking questions during discussions. Outside of class, Kenneth brightens everyone’s day (including mine) as he...
Linh Tran 11
Linh Tran is a wonderful addition to any situation. She is positive, kind, and curious. She has an amazing sense of humor, she finds fun in any activity and she loves to learn. It’s great to see her in front of her club, challenging them to answer medical questions and engaging all the participants. She’s equally interesting giving a presentation in Spanish class. Congratulations, Linh! Nominated...
Ahad Usman 12
Ahad is one of the kindest students I have ever had in class. He is empathetic and thoughtful, demonstrating great concern for creating a better world. We should all be so lucky to have a student who demonstrates compassion while contributing valuable insight to our classroom community. Nominated by Ashley Lock
Zoe Verstappen 12
Zoe is an incredible student and an incredible human. She has a kindness that radiates from her that all students gravitate toward. Zoe works hard in class and asks questions when needed, but even more impressive is her willingness to always - absolutely always - help anyone in the class. When there are disagreements about the math, Zoe asks questions to figure it out, never judging anyone’s response....
Isabelle Vickar 10
Isabelle is one of the best collaborators that I have always worked with. She is kind to everyone around her and goes out of her way to help her peers. She exemplifies tremendous patience and kindness in all that she does. Ladue is so lucky to have such a role model like her, and I am forever grateful for her natural leadership in our class. Nominated by Kaya Monsen
Mia Wallis 12
Mia is an exceptional student, leader, and individual. Her work ethic and determination are second to none. It has been an absolute pleasure to see her continuous growth over the past four years through DECA, the Ram Shack, as well as the Catalyst program. I am looking forward to hearing about all the amazing successes she will undoubtedly have in her future. Ladue Horton Watkins High School will surely...
Aric Wang 11
Aric is a top-notch student, but even more significantly, he models truly exceptional citizenship and character. On a daily basis, Aric demonstrates these qualities in his interactions with others. He works with engagement and compassion in any group of classmates, volunteers as a helpful and patient peer tutor, and is the kind of student who, when the school day ends, can be seen helping out by putting...
Alex Wang 9
Alex is an outstanding student in the Spanish class. He is always willing to help others and actively participates in class by asking relevant questions and providing meaningful answers. His classmates enjoy working with him due to his leadership skills and knowledge of Spanish. Since I know him, Alex has been respectful, kind, and responsible and he is a well-deserved recipient of this honor. Way...
Adam Warren 12
What I appreciate about Adam is that he challenges himself and always puts forth his best self. In addition to being an excellent student, Adam is a good citizen and a good friend to everyone. He is a real example of what Ram Pride means. Nominated by Jennifer Hartigan
Kalina Weber 12
While the last four years have required change from us all, Kalina has adapted to a new school and life model admirably. Her bravery and intelligence stand out as what I’ll remember most, and I am truly impressed by how she powers through new challenges gracefully. I believe there is nothing she cannot do, so I look forward to hearing what her future holds! Nominated by Kim Gutchewsky
Camille Whitfield 10
Camille is the best! I’m so happy I have had her in class both semesters this year. Not only does she have an incredible work ethic, but Camille is sincere and enters the room with a positive mindset each day. She is always willing to help another student and her smile is contagious. I hope I’m lucky enough to have Camille again as an upperclassman. Nominated by Kim Durbin
Samantha Wilbert 10
Sammy has the ability to win over any group of students with her genuine and authentic self. She has many diverse interests and enjoys discussing books, music, film, theater, and more with both peers and teachers. Outside of academics, Sammy participates in choir and theater where her enthusiasm and dedication toward her varied passions truly shines. Ladue has many talented students, and Sammy truly...
Amelia Williams 11
Amelia goes above and beyond whenever her classmates have questions in AP Computer Science or just simply want to talk to her about computers. She takes her time to genuinely answer any questions in a way that hopefully makes the most sense to them. Additionally, she has gone out of her way to create templates and examples of how to do different tasks in class, without being prompted, just for the...
Jordan Williams 11
Jordan exemplifies Ram Pride with his increased contributions to a positive school environment. Jordan has grown and applied lessons learned during his school career to be a successful student in the classroom and on the track. He is busier now but has shown greater self-discipline and responsible behavior that are producing good outcomes. It’s been great to see Jordan achieve some of his goals and...
Jacob Winbush 11
Jacob is one of the kindest student’s I have had the pleasure of teaching. His leadership skills have matured with each year, and I am so proud of how far he has come. Jacob’s positive attitude influences the students around him. Jacob always participates in my class and thoughtfully reflects and contributes to class conversations. He is involved in football, wrestling, and lacrosse and is an amazing...
Vincent Wooten 9
I am so proud of the resilience in this young man. He is not perfect however, he has an ear to hear his mistakes and the will to grow from the lessons. I see and expect greatness from him because he wants greatness. Nominated by Tachelle Rhiney
Emily Yang 11
Emily’s has a drive to help other students and make the school a better place for everyone. She started a new club to support the wellbeing of her peers. She took the initiative to contact community organizations, apply for grants, and recruit others for participation in events in the community. Emily’s compassion for others along with her drive to make a difference will lead to great things in...
Kin Yang 9
Your progress both academically and socially in our World History class is unmatched this year. Your work ethic is impeccable and your ability to push forward despite numerous obstacles in your path is inspirational. Kin your smile and positive attitude is infectious in the classroom. Kin you had every reason to shut down in class but you always persevered and challenged yourself to expand your knowledge...
Yiding Ye 10
Adam is an exemplary student with high expectations. Mr. Ye consistently demonstrates the highest degrees of respect and professionalism. His rigorous work ethic and disciplined approach to his studies is truly inspiring. It has been an honor and a privilege having Adam as a student in my classroom. Nominated by Jason Harris
David Zhang 9
David has been a joy to have in class this year. David has had quite the year; moving to St. Louis, starting a new school, and on top of that a freshman in BC Calculus. He has demonstrated his kindness and dedicated work ethic from the first day of school. I have enjoyed watching David develop a deep understanding of mathematics this school year. He is tenacious in his pursuits and sets an excellent...
Elle Bryant* 11
Elle is a very dedicated student to her work and to being a good person. Elle is a model student in the classroom and in the school community and can always be counted on to follow through on what she says she will do. She has shown significant improvement in the areas she has focused on and she continues to make improvements regularly. Both peers and adults agree that Elle is delightful to talk to...
Michael Kodner* 12
Michael works hard at school and the workplace. He gets along with everybody and always has a smile on his face. Great student. Nominated by Dan Fortune
Gennavieve Robins* 12
Since I first met GG she has consistently worked hard to overcome obstacles and reach her goals. She always works with kindness and grace. She shows up even on the days it is hard to show up. It has been my pleasure to get to work with her this year and see her continually persevere onward and upward. Nominated by Lauren Fisher
Madison Rogers* 11
Maddie exhibits Ram Pride daily in the way that she learns, works, and achieves. I am so proud of her for what she has done in AP Statistics this year: learning and achieving at a high level as a result of her natural ability, dedication, and hard work. It has been an honor to watch Maddie flourish in our AP Stats class all year long - I am proud of you, Maddie! Nominated by Michael Farrell
Mahith Samarathunga* 12
Mahith is one of the hardest working students at Ladue. He is always working and striving to be his best. He has such a positive disposition and always brings a great attitude. He never lets setbacks stop him from continuing to try and try again. He is a positive role model that people around him should emulate to help make the world a better place! Nominated by Drew Calandrelli
Kennedy Sample* 10
Kennedy Sample continues to grow as a student and a person. She is one of the most empathetic and enthusiastic students who consistently demonstrates the core of Ram Pride characteristics specifically working up to her potential and treating others with kindness and respect. Nominated by Jeff Vetter
Natalia Szczygiel* 11
Natalia Szczygiel is such a wonderful student and an even more amazing human being! I have enjoyed working with her this year, as she devotes a lot of time and effort to understanding the skills and concepts of our course. She has demonstrated such perseverance and resiliency! Not only is she academically driven, but Natalia is also so kind and compassionate and willing to collaborate with any of her...
Nahome Tewelde* 12
Nahome is a natural leader and role model. He always finds a way to bring students together (especially those that are new) and makes them truly feel included in our school community. He is the definition of “Ram PRIDE”. Nominated by Annette Hayes
Nyla Weathersby* 10
Nyla is a wonderful orchestra student who always brings a positive and supportive energy to class. She is a natural leader who encourages her peers, comes to class ready to work, and makes the start of first period lively and joyful with her question of the day. Nominated by Sarah Heuermann