Ram Pride 2020
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.
Sam Addison applies a positive, proactive, and cooperative effort to his classwork and with his peers. He is quick to volunteer to set up or put away learning materials. In Aerospace Science, he even gives time to assist other groups outside the regular class time. His leadership and character have a positive impact on his peers and the class' learning environment, and deserves to be recognized with...
Ronan is that rare student who is a total team player. He has the ability to be both an excellent leader and a gracious and enthusiastic follower. We have had several instances in orchestra this year in which Ronan was asked to take on the role of follower when he clearly had the skills to be the leader. He accepted the role of being one of the troops without the least bit of ego. Conversely, when...
Mehreen is an outstanding and hardworking student in the Spanish class. She is quiet but, through her work, you can see her passion for learning a new language. Mehreen stands out as a role model as she always comes prepared, participates in class, and collaborates with her peers.
It is a privilege to leave a classroom inspired by a student, and I often feel that way after leaving Jayla's presence. Watching her curiosity unfold into actionable work has been one of the highlights of my teaching career. She is a fierce presence in our classroom community, where she respectfully challenges others as much as she challenges herself. Her kindness and enthusiasm for learning will take...
Julia Armbruster is disciplined, hard-working, and consistent with her training. She is a leader amongst her peers during team workouts in the weight room and is always providing encouragement.
Melissa is resilient, articulate, and brave. Her smile brightens and her compassion comforts. She has learned a lot about what it takes to achieve. Without resentment, her effort and resilience reveal the wisdom she has gained through hard work. With this maturity and genuine motivation to learn and grow, Melissa is a mentor and I will miss her presence and contributions in my class.
Brooke is the leader any classroom is lucky to have. She walks into class every day with a smile on her face, an enthusiasm to learn, and a never give up attitude. She is inclusive of all students in the classroom, willing to help and work through problems. Brooke is someone who always makes class not only a more enjoyable learning experience, but fun too!
Kathy Bian is an incredibly kind, hard working student that every teacher loves having in class. She's a great role model, lab partner, and group member who is constantly striving to better herself. I'm excited to see her persistence and work ethic pay off as a student and person as she moves forward through her high school career.
If I could bottle Nyeal's energy and attitude, I'd mist it all over the campus! Every day, Nyeal bounds into the classroom with a cheerful, can-do attitude. He's excited about learning, friendly to all, and injects the room with a sense of joy.
Kaylin is one of the hardest workers that I have ever come in contact with and she is always challenging herself to learn more. She shows character and respect to every student in the classroom and always seems ready to help anybody that needs it. She inspires me and the students around her to push themselves on a daily basis. Kaylin truly exemplifies what it means to be a Ladue Ram
I have had the opportunity of having Thomas in class for two years in a row and I am so impressed by the growth he has shown during that time. Not only is he a very capable student, it is obvious in the questions that he asks that he is focused on understanding. He also has a great sense of humor! His capacity for growth and improvement really highlight how much potential Thomas has to succeed!
Handling the transition to high school can be a daunting, anxiety-laden task. I've watched Dylan do so with a maturity and thoughtfulness seldom seen. Everyday he serves as a leader in the classroom--someone that his classmates and I can always depend on to model exemplary student citizenship and empathy.
I nominated Maria because from the first day of school I knew she was going to be awesome. She has a great smile every single day and is kind to adults and her peers. Maria works hard and is always willing to help others when they have questions. Other students in the class look up to her and she treats everyone with the same kindness and respect that she gives me.
Stephen is an extremely hard worker and he is always prepared for class. He stands out not only as a student who genuinely cares about his education, but also about his fellow classmates. His peers seek Stephen out when they need someone to talk with or are in need of a smile, because his positivity is both genuine and infectuous. His attitude, respect, and dedication are all a part of what make Stephen...
Danielle has demonstrated tremendous academic and personal growth this school year. She exhibits an incredible work ethic with a hunger to learn and strives for excellence. I believe this is only the beginning of an incredible future for Danielle.
Tori is a great asset to our choir where she consistently leads by example during class and extra-curricular activities. She demonstrates positive behavior, is supportive of other singers in the ensemble, and leads by example with her preparation and work ethic. It has been a pleasure working with her over the past four years.
Lienne is an outstanding student and deserves to be honored for her hard work and determination. She is taking an engineering class this year that could have been too much to handle as the only female student. However, Lienne has demonstrated daily her love for learning, grace, and confidence. I'm so proud of her bravery and desire to learn. Congrats Lienne!
Sydney has a big heart. She is always smiling and doesn't seem to have a bad day. She is smart and gets her work done. A great student
Collin Clark is the nicest, most thoughtful runner I have ever coached. He genuinely cares about his teammates and his competitors. I've been privileged to enjoy his positive attitude, fist bumps, and smile through four years of high school. I'm proud of all Collin has accomplished as an athlete, but even more proud of the young man he has become.
Sam always makes my class more fun. His good humor, patience, thorough preparation and enthusiasm certainly make the class more rewarding for me and the other students as well. Also, I am confident that Sam's future efforts and concern will help keep manatees from returning to the endangered species list! Go Sam!
Beza comes to class every day with a smile and ready to learn. She always has a positive attitude, even when the lesson is difficult. She has a great work ethic and is kind to those around her. It has been a pleasure to have Beza in my Algebra 2 class this year!
Gary Davis II
Gary became a dependable leader for us on the Robotics Team. His working knowledge of all aspects of the robot and of the team proved to be invaluable. Gary's poise and confidence were contagious. Our practices and our field trips were a success because of Gary. His approach is selfless. The team depends on his time and on his talents....
Nate is a respectful, funny, considerate and kind hearted young man. Although, like many of us he has his struggles he has learned to use his support(s) to cope with day to day changes. Due to his gentle demeanor he is often overlooked for the good he does. Nate has matured and I look forward to supporting and witnessing his constant growth. Keep up the good work, Nate
Makedes (Malia) Desta
Malia exemplifies every quality that should go into a Ram Pride Award winner. She always does her work, both in class and outside of class; she is respectful at all times to both peers and adults; she is dedicated to the school and to achieving her own goals; she is persistent in the face of adversity and she always conducts herself with honor and integrity.
It has been an absolute privilege to have Ria in several of my business classes, DECA, and the inaugural year of the Ladue CAPS program. She is a hard worker, always prepared, respectful to all, and dedicated to achieving her goals. She always conducts herself with integrity and kindness and I am looking forward to seeing what she has in store for what will undoubtedly be a successful future.
I believe that Giuseppe DiCera is one of the most dedicated, kind, respectful, and disciplined leaders in our school. As president of the UNICEF club, he has organized and led many events to raise money for disadvantaged children and youth in our world. While organizing these events, he has also inspired, educated, and opened the eyes of so many Ladue students and staff to the ways that we can help...
Jason is a very talented independent thinker, who delights in exploring all questions related to computing, mathematics, and logical problem solving. Moreover, he generously shares his joy of learning and discovery through warm and open collaboration with his peers as a creative leader in the classroom, as a Math Club leader, and as the leader of the Python Club he created in order to help other students...
I am honored to select Liam Dougan as my Ram Pride recipient for this year. Liam is a really cool kid. He is thoughtful, kind, compassionate, and hard-working. Liam has overcome significant obstacles in his life and is absolutely flourishing this year. He has a bright future ahead of him, and I am so grateful I have had the opportunity to get to know him during his time here at LHWHS. I can't wait...
Over the past year, Eileen has exemplified the meaning of the LHWHS Ram Award. She has exhibited excellent mastery of Astronomy and current Geology. But more importantly, she has displayed patience and compassion assisting fellow students who need extra help with class information and activities. She performed these tasks on her own accord without encouragement from myself. Lastly, she has provided...
Rodina is a role model to everyone around her. She is kind, responsible, and one of the hardest working students I've ever seen. She goes out of her way to make everyone around her feel welcome and successful. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Rodina this year!
Kyndall always gives her best in everything she does, both in and outside of school. She holds herself to high standards and meets those standards. She always comes in with a positive attitude and is always pleasant to be around. She is one of the students I truly get excited to see every day and who makes me glad and proud to be a teacher.
Jameson Falconer is a wonderful student and person. He's cheerful, prepared, and attentive. He asks great questions, he's always happy to work with anyone in the room, and he takes his studies seriously. Congratulations, Jameson! Thank you for being such a great Ladue Ram!
Lizzy is an amazing leader. She goes out of her way to include everyone and help her peers. I have seen her attitude encourage others to become better students and classmates. Lizzy brightens everyone's day just by being who she is, and I am so glad I have had the opportunity to work with her this school year....
Fiona Ferguson joined the yearbook staff this year, and she crushed every challenge thrown at her. She is incredibly kind, intelligent, upbeat, and hardworking. She is always willing to help others, and she is considerate of other people's feelings, backgrounds, and perspectives. Fiona truly represents what we all want to see in our community.
Adrianna is deserving of the Ram Pride award because of her relentless commitment to excellence inside and outside of the classroom. Adrianna is driven to succeed in the classroom often pushing herself beyond her comfort zone. Outside of academics Adrianna is one of the kindest individuals I've met and her selfless attitude is contagious.
Samantha displays great character and represents the school well. At a recent diving meet, after competing herself, she came into the stands to thank me for coming and to talk to my daughter about diving. Samantha is in my Seminar and we've discussed the transition from gymnastics to diving. She took it upon herself to speak with my daughter about her thoughts and feelings about the sport of diving....
Mature, polite, and soft spoken, Peter Gatch focusses his lens outward; he shows genuine concern for others. Whether on the ice at a hockey game or in the classroom, Peter quietly challenges all of us to be our best selves. He reminds us daily of what is good about our students. Ladue High School is a better place because of Peter Gatch....
Harper is an outstanding student and an even better person. I have had the pleasure of having her is class 4 semesters now. She always goes above and beyond on all of her projects, and it has been awesome watching her improve her skills....
Jake is the absolute best work-partner and classmate anybody could want. He's always well prepared, and eager to participate. Jake has good ideas, lots of creativity, and a playful sense of humor that brings out the best in his classmates. Focused, polite, easygoing with everyone in the room....
Kevin Goldman has a quiet, gentle diligence every single day. In class, he works to understand concepts, and puts in the time to master them. He also is very willing to help his peers understand, and they all trust him because of his helpful demeanor. He is respectful, cheerful, inclusive,self-aware, and compassionate. I am honored to have gotten to teach Kevin....
Eli is the type of person who puts others before himself, brings a positive attitude to all that he does, and works hard to make each community he is part of better. I have had the joy of serving as Eli's speech and debate coach for the past four years and I am so incredibly proud of the student, leader, and person he is. He never fails to greet people with a smile and takes a genuine interest in ...
I have been very lucky to have Erica in two different Physical Education classes this school year. She has really improved in her overall effort, engagement in physical activity, and cooperation with classmates. Erica is super polite, responsible and respectful to all. I appreciate her putting up with "me" this school year. LGB!...
What I admire most about Max is his positive attitude and respectful nature. Even when faced with a challenge, Max chooses to work to the best of his ability until he figures out the best solution. Always kind and appreciative, Max is a joy to be around and deserves to be recognized for Ram Pride!...
The moment Patrick walked into class at the start of the year, he warmly introduced himself and asked if I would like to hear the question of the day. Ever since, I look forward to his vast base of questions! Regardless of the day or stresses of life, Patrick comes to class with his infectious smile, positive attitude, and incredible work ethic. He simply lights up the room and brightens my day!...
Emma Heartney is a talented creative designer and artist who reliably and professionally created artwork for several school events such as the poster designs for the Fall Play and Spring Musicals. I could always count on Emma when I needed a professional design job done quickly. Her artistic skills and sense of humor made LHWHS a more colorful and fun place....
Sam comes to Latin class ready to learn and with a can-do attitude every day. He goes the extra mile in his learning and is always willing to help others. He has also demonstrated outstanding leadership through his Latin Club efforts, through which he has served as a mentor to students at LMS....
Chris greets me every morning with a smile and a handshake. Chris is willing to lend a hand to help friends/staff and always has a positive attitude. He's a joy to work with, and I'm happy to have him for two more years!...
Jason comes to class and always works hard. He is very personable and willing to help others. I have been very lucky to have Jason in more than one class. Jason makes sure to be kind towards all peers.
Kayley is not only an outstanding student and athlete, but a joy to have in class. She is always cheerful, hard-working, and respectful. She is a great role model for her peers. Her smile lights up the room, and always manages to get me smiling back....
Kian represents Ram Pride is so many ways -- he leads through his actions and positive attitude. He is content to sit back and listen, but always knows when to offer encouragement to his colleagues. He works to improve himself, which serves as a model for others. Our band and our school community is better because of Kian!
Chasity took immediate action to assist a fellow student in need of immediate need of medical attention. She alerted an adult, took initiative with applying the heimlich maneuver, and her decisive actions helped saved this student from life-threatening danger.
It is a pleasure to see Mikey in the library every day! He comes in with a smile on his face, inquiring about my day, and with a new coloring page to hang on our wall. Mikey is respectful, kind and a friend to many. I consider myself fortunate to get to see Mikey, and his smiling face, on a daily basis.
Walter (Orion) Kornfeld
Orion Kornfeld makes the classroom a better place by his exceptional willingness: to share his own thoughts and questions, to listen closely to the thoughts and questions of others, and to always build bridges between...
Edmond has displayed a tremendous amount of growth since his sophomore year. A quiet leader, Edmond shares valuable insight during class and small group discussions. He is a calming influence among his peers (and teachers), and we appreciate that he has shared these wonderful traits with others. Thank you, Edmond!...
I nominated Holden because she has really turned things around in her life and is a great example of what a Ladue student should strive to be in our building. She is a role model.
Sophia is an amazing kid, plain and simple. If you dig a little into her resume here at LHWHS, you'll find all the normal boxes checked for your typical hard working, super involved, high achieving student. Though these things are so impressive, I'd like to brag a little about how my interactions and experiences with Sophia will tell a little different story. What really seems to shine brightest these...
Joseph Lourie, as a freshman, already embodies what we would expect from a Ram; empathy, determination, willingness to help, creativity, and leadership. Throughout this year he has offered to assist other students and to peer teach. He does so with grace and kindness, which is why he is my nominee for this year’s Ram Pride Award....
I got so lucky to have Kahairi in 2 classes this year and he is always a pleasure. He is a kind, respectful young man and is an asset to other students in the class, always adding great insight and leading by example. Through his great work ethic, he has shown so much improvement this year! I am so excited to see what the future holds for Kahairi!...
Scarlette is the sort of student who makes teaching rewarding. She has a genuine passion for the subject, which benefits everyone around her. She does the work necessary to learn and comes with insightful questions and a great attitude every day. She is just exemplary....
Eliza is a person of outstanding intellect and moral integrity. She cares deeply about those around her, as evidenced by the way she speaks and treats others. She is diligent in her studies, and has strong convictions that are based upon her knowledge and her desire for the greater good. In all ways, she is kind and respectful, even when discussing the things she is passionate about. I will miss El...
Sela has been a wonderful asset to the Ladue Orchestra. As a Freshman she has started playing bass for the first time and is the only bass player in our Symphonic Orchestra. She performed a solo at our Fall Concert and has greatly improved her skills since starting in August. Her work ethic and positive attitude inspire me everyday as she learns a new instrument and never shies away from a challenge...
I have had the privilege of teaching Theo the past two school years. He comes to school each day ready to learn and has taken on more academic challenges this school year. His passion for reading is incredibly inspiring. He is a great friend to many and a pleasure to have in class. It is my honor to nominate Theo for RAM Pride....
I have had the pleasure of working with Will for three years. As a sophomore in my Advanced Algebra 2, he was charismatic, worked hard, and brought a light-hearted sense of humor. Over the last few years I have gotten to know Will better and better. He continues to demonstrate his educational drive to succeed all the while making me smile and laugh. I look forward to seeing the success he finds and...
"Brianna “Bri” Mitchell is a guiding light of morality. Her sense of right and wrong is wise beyond her years. With an infectious laugh, she has been a leader from the classroom to Sparkle Effect. We are all so proud of you!!!"...
I am so lucky to have Tai in my French I class. Not only is she an exemplary student who excels in French, she is also incredibly thoughtful. I frequently notice her kind attitude toward her classmates and she always leaves my class wishing me a good afternoon or weekend in French. Tai is a great example of RAM pride.
A person’s work-ethic and passion are two the most important characteristics of future success. Callen Morley’s work-ethic and passion are second to none. These characteristics allowed Callen to have a tremendous amount of individual and team success in both football and wrestling, while being an outstanding student and person throughout his career at Ladue. But, I think what I admire most about...
Armi Mubeen - An effervescent personality who routinely elevates the spirit of any room; an engaged learner who enthusiastically pursues knowledge; caring and compassionate to his fellow classmates
Vassay is such an impressive person. He works hard, but his real talent is his kindness and generosity that he shows to all. Vassay sees the positive in people and expects others to do the same. I am so honored to give him this award - he is so very deserving.
Finn is an amazing student! He is not only an incredibly conscientious student, but he is also a wonderful leader in academics as well as in athletics. He has a wonderful disposition and is always happy! Finn takes time to focus on what is important while maintaining a great sense of humor. He is friendly to everyone and it is always a pleasure to run into him in the halls. Finn's work ethic at school, an...
Jeremy is a pleasure to have in Team Sports. He has amazing sportsmanship and always offers to help out. Jeremy is an incredible athlete and gives 110% in every sport we play. He has a bright future ahead!
I have nominated Shelei Pan for the Ram Pride Award because on top of being an excellent student, she personifies a student who is deeply immersed in the Ladue community. From her work with Ari's Light and the World Pediatric Project, she helped bring children from the Ronald McDonald House to LHWHS to shadow for a day with our Spanish Honor Society. She also volunteers at the St. Louis Children's...
Rhea is a reminder that leadership is a gift, as she is one of the most natural leaders I have taught. What sets her apart is what she chooses to do with that gift. She uses it to serve others, not herself, to offer insights that will benefit all, even if it comes at a personal cost. She has a rare emotional maturity, and she reminds me constantly of the power that comes from those who act out lea...
I nominated Sage because of the tremendous growth I've seen in her from the beginning of the year. Not only has Sage grown in mathematical ability, but she has shown growth in her confidence. Sage is a kind, self-motivated, hard working student and I only hope that she continues to grow and advocate for herself in the years to come...
Lily has a heart of gold.. Lily is by far one of the most positive, and kind students in class. Her optimistic, and ready-to-work attitude has allowed her to make connections not only to learning, but with those around her. Lily has especially been a helpful team member when recycling and launching our coffee delivery system to teachers for the first time! Lily always volunteers, offers encouragement,...
Alexis epitomizes Ram Pride in so many ways and it is an honor to nominate her. Alexis is a thoughtful leader that demonstrates incredible maturity and dedication. She has sought to make Ladue a place where everyone belongs and brings positive energy and kindness to everything she does. Alexis is also incredibly hardworking, self-motivated, and passionate. She’s an all-around outstanding young woman th...
New to Ladue? Welcome!!! Mr. Adam Present will be one of the first smiling faces that will welcome you to our wonderful high school halls. With his one of a kind tour, Adam has an uncanny ability to make our new students feel welcome. Whether he is incorporating his laugh out loud humor or his empathic ability to understand others and listen to their nervousness about attending a new school Adam fully...
There are some days that is seems as though there is no one more excited to learn than Myla. She is driven to improve and to discover new ideas and new concepts, and her enthusiasm is infectious. It is a real pleasure to have her in the classroom!
Lou Ritter is possibly the most creative and capable technical theatre students I have encountered in my career. Lou's technical knowledge and ability to see the bigger picture make him the perfect person to have by your side in the theatre. He is always one of the first to jump in and help in any situation. I feel like Lou has pushed me to be a better teacher, and suspect I have learned as much from...
Jordan Ross is such a leader in each of his classes. He knows the routines so well that he can easily be the first one ready and will automatically check if anyone else needs help. He is a great friend to his classmates, and talks with many more students outside his classes. He is one of the most responsible students that I have ever known. Jordan is serious about getting his work done and I know that...
Mahith sees every new person he encounters as a friend he just hasn't met yet. His goal is to make everyone feel included and to make LHWHS a better place by being involved in a variety of activities. We know it's going to be a great day in the library when we see Mahith and his smile!
Jordan is a curious student who leads by example in the classroom. She asks thoughtful questions which show empathy and deep thinking and often helps classmates through explanation, study help, and encouragement.
I have had the privilege of teaching Evan for two years now. He is a hard worker who constantly comes to class prepared and with a good attitude. Ask him about his love for drawing hand turkeys.
Annabella Seeger shows excellence, dedication, loyalty, hard work, and a positive attitude every day she walks into school. Annabella extends herself to serve the community with her culinary skills, as well as her Broadcast Technology leadership, and beyond. However, I think Annabella’s greatest assets are her heart and care for others, traits which will carry her throughout life.
Jacob is a model student and I am privileged to have had Jacob in class last year and he was one of my student lab assistants first semester. Not only is Jacob incredibly bright, he is very kind and modest. He always puts forth his best effort in and outside of class, keeps class fun, and always has a positive attitude. Last year he helped tutor one of his classmates in chemistry, just as a friend,...
Morgan's insight, intelligence and positive spirit make her a joy to have in class. She digs deep into the literature we study and is fearless when she provides her interpretations that show deep thinking. I love seeing how hard she works and how much she smiles. I feel very fortunate to have her in class a second time, and her fellow students benefit from her strong and positive presence as well!
I have had the privilege of teaching Leona for two years. Leona is one of those wonderful students who brightens any room with her smile, energy, and laughter. She is a hard worker, a leader, and a joy to have in the classroom!
Ashley is an incredible young lady willing to work hard academically and athletically to be successful. She has a kind heart and her smile is contagious! I have really enjoyed watching Ashley grow during her freshman year.
I have had the pleasure of having Nick in class 4 times. I have seen him grow in so many ways over that time. This year, as one of our Link Leaders, it has been awesome to see how he helps the freshmen around him navigate high school. They look to him as a role model and he never disappoints. His hard work shines through in all of his pursuits. While I will truly miss having him in class, I cannot...
Madeline is a bright, hard working young lady. She is always well prepared and brings enthusiasm to her AP Micro class. Madeline makes the "dismal science" a little less dismal and Ladue a much better place.
I have had the pleasure of teaching Sanjit for two years, and he never fails to impress with his commitment to his learning. He comes to class with a smile on his face, a positive attitude, and a willingness to both learn from others and teach them as well. I am so proud of the growth he has accomplished and know he will overcome many challenges in his life because of his approach to them!
Andrea represents Ram Pride each day with her positive attitude, hard work, and intelligence! Being new to our community can be very challenging, both academically and socially. I have watched Andrea succeed in AP Calculus this year and she has been an extremely important part of our classroom culture. I am very proud of her and so is this school! Well done, Andrea!
I have had the privilege of teaching Carti the last four semesters of the last two years. Carti's passion for fashion is relentless and inspires me to want to learn more. He has taught me so much about men's fashion and new upcoming designers. Carti is in Fashion 4 and when I ask for help he is always the first to jump out of my advanced students. I look forward to learning more from him over the next...
I've gotten to know Kevin through our recycling club- Elements. Kevin is one of our leaders and brings enthusiasm and a positive attitude to our weekly meetings. His dedication and energetic personality make our weekly recycling routine fun. This semester I also have Kevin in drawing class. As an artist, he is thoughtful, engaged, and creative. Kevin is one of those students you look forward to working...
If you've ever had a one-on-one conversation with Anjela Taylor, you know that she is wise beyond her years. She's there to say hi in the morning and the afternoon, and can brighten up your day!
Joan Tobias is an eager and engaged member of our band program. She greets everyone with a smile and is consistently respectful, friendly, helpful, and kind.
I have truly enjoyed having Jeremy in class this year. He makes class fun, always treats others with kindness, and has an enthusiasm for learning that is contagious. I am confident that Jeremy’s work ethic and ability to persevere through challenges will lead him to success in whatever field is lucky enough to have him in the future. Keep on asking questions...especially the random ones that the...
I consider myself lucky to have the privilege of having Lili in class. Lili's kindness, energy, and enthusiasm for learning make Ladue a better place. I appreciate Lili's positive attitude and welcoming, inclusive demeanor towards everyone she meets. I have no doubt that Lili will be successful in her future endeavours.
Katie represents the true spirit of the Ram Pride Award. The energy, positive attitude and leadership qualities she brings to seminar fosters an environment where fellow students want to be there and positively contribute. She has literally has put Saxton Seminar on the map.
Nmesoma Joy Ugochukwu
Joy Ugochukwu is wonderful to have in class. She works hard and is very inquisitive. She shows love and kindness to her teachers and peers. I have no doubts she will be successful in her time here at Ladue as well as after high school.
Alice always bring a positive attitude toward learning and a relentless pursuit to understand concepts. She looks for people to help and is always willing to step in if others have difficulty.
Johnny is a great overall student and leader in the classroom. He comes to each class with a genuine desire to learn and engage in discussions with his peers. Johnny's personality is contagious, and he is able to positively change the mood of those around in.
Athena Vinch is kind, hard-working, and efficient. Like many Ladue students, she juggles a rigorous course load and extracurricular activities, and she does it with a smile and level-head. In the two years I've known Athena, her confidence and leadership have grown immensely. Along with her work ethic, I have no doubt that she will succeed in her goals.
Jeremy is a stellar student who embodies the qualities necessary for success in the science classroom and beyond. He demonstrates superb intelligence, leadership, and citizenship. Jeremy is always willing to assist others and does so with a positive attitude and genuine kindness.
Humble, bright, and compassionate are some of the adjectives that come to my mind when I think of Cindy Wang. Cindy is a trustworthy, dependable and determined student. She is one-of-a-kind and I am very happy that I have had the opportunity to teach Cindy. This is the third year that I have had Cindy in my Spanish class. She has been a member and an officer of the Spanish Honor Society (SHH) Los Carneros...
Carrie should teach a class about what it looks like to be the ideal student. From the moment that she entered my classroom she had a presence that said: Confident, but Inviting, Witty, but Humble, Competitive, but Caring. These are qualities that all humans, let alone Ladue students should aspire to have.
Gil Weiss is intellectually curious, but doesn't take himself too seriously. He dives right in to every discussion, makes insightful connections, and seems to have a perpetually sunny outlook. His willingness to engage deeply in the course material, with his friendly nature and witty comments, make him a joy to have in class.
I am excited to honor K'yani White. It took a matter of seconds for K'yani to impress me with her character, drive and motivation. K'yani is committed to her future, seeking opportunities, both educational and career, that make her a better, stronger individual, but also that help society. K'yani exhibits confidence and authenticity, but tempered kindness to others- she is not afraid to call out injustice...
Adonis comes to class every day ready to learn. He always has a positive attitude, even when the material is new, Adonis tries to accomplish the task. He is a leader and role model for the students around him.
Lauren has an amazing attitude towards any activity we do. She is always smiling and that is contagious throughout the class. Her work ethic is awesome and her effort is second to none. She is a joy to have in class and motivates others to do the same.
Ruth is a brilliantly beautiful soul with the perfect combination of courage and compassion. Ruth will make you laugh and smile within minutes of meeting her. It has been awesome for me to see her grow as a student, as a runner, and as a person this year!
Intelligent, dedicated, and overall a pleasure to be around. Christopher is the kind of kid that makes coming to work at Ladue High School a privilege....
Di is extremely talented, hard working, compassionate, encouraging to others and selfless. She truly is all the characteristics one can hope for in a student all rolled into one individual. I have endless kind words to say about Di, which is why she gets my nomination for Ram Pride this year.