Weldon to compete in U.S. Amateur

Kyle Weldon, who will be a senior this fall at Kansas State, qualified for the U.S. Amateur by finishing second in a recent qualifier in Louisville, Kentucky. Weldon finished 8-under par with rounds of 67-69. It will be the second time Weldon, a Parkway South graduate, will compete in the U.S. Amateur. Weldon, a native of Des Peres, missed the ...

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Wildwood City Council to consider revised sign proposal

For months, the Wildwood City Council and its Planning/Economic Development/Parks subcommittee have been grappling with proposed changes in the city’s sign code. The overall sign code changes would affect, among other things, the number of monument signs that will be allowed for large tracts of land with entrances on multiple major roads. The types of institutions that are allowed to ...

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High school boys lacrosse

MICDS midfielder Harry Wellford has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Virginia. The program is widely known for its recruiting successes, mainly from the East Coast. Wellford is the first St. Louis lacrosse player to commit to an Atlantic Coast Conference school. After considering Duke, Princeton, Georgetown, Notre Dame and a few others, ...

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Band parents help ensure the success of every show

Behind the uniforms and show lights that glint off marching band students’ instruments are the efforts of the unsung heroes behind the show. “Without our parents, there would be no band program. This program relies heavily on the support of our parents, financially and physically,” Claire Maesaka, a member of Lafayette’s Lancer Regiment, said. According to Parkway Central band director ...

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Summer volunteer program offers practical health care experiences

If you walked through the halls of St. Anthony’s Medical Center this summer, you may have noticed a flurry of teens and young adults working around the hospital. Part of a Summer Volunteer Program (SVP), approximately 55 students and young adults, age 14 and older, volunteered a minimum of four hours per week in a designated department. Mary Jo Wich, ...

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Standing up to bullies

Country singer/songwriter Lizzie Sider, 16, led an anti-bully rally at Claymont Elementary in May as part of the school’s character education program. Sider performed her signature song “Butterfly,” which is about her transformation from victim to leader. She told students that she always loved to sing, but mean girls used to ask her to sing for them and then laugh ...

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From Dogtown to the Hall of Fame

Chesterfield resident Chris Papagianis (in red, during his Harvard playing days) is to be inducted into the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame alongside Nick Archer, Mike Barnstead, Ed Cody Jr., Vince Drake, Carl Hutter, Mike O’Mara, Tom Pollihan, Ray Schnettgoecke and Francis Slay.

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Parkway announces new leaders

Parkway has announced the appointment of the following new principals: Anne Miller, West Middle; Joe Hawkinson, Pierremont Elementary; and Kathy Fisher, Sorrento Springs Elementary. New assistant principals include Allison Love, West Middle; Kate Piffel, West High; and Luke Dix, McKelvey Elementary. Administrative interns include Cartelia Lucas, Highcroft Ridge Elementary; Dan Tripp, Green Trails Elementary; Kiara Lackey, Pierremont Elementary and Patrick ...

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Made from scratch is Bellacino’s Pizza & Grinders recipe for ‘deliciousness’

Any successful business demands a solid foundation. At Bellacino’s that foundation is built on dough – pizza and bread dough that is. “If you have a good base you can build on it. That’s one of our slogans,” said Valerie Worley, who with husband, Craig, continues to build success at their Town & Country Bellacino’s franchise. “Our foundation is our ...

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U-19 Bash at Chesterfield Amphitheater to showcase local bands

By DAN BOEMEKE On  Aug. 16, students of the local School of Rock franchise will take the stage at Chesterfield Amphitheater for the U-19 Bash, a 9.5-hour concert featuring the School of Rock house band, students’ own bands and special guests Jon Anderson of Yes and Steve Ewing of The Urge. For many of the school’s students this may be ...

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