Health Capsules: TLC at Mercy

TLC at Mercy A group of young adults recently orchestrated a Red Carpet Party with performances, bingo and dancing for the residents of Mercy Skilled Nursing in Creve Coeur. Through Teens Learning in the Community (TLC), an innovative summer volunteer program for teens interested in a career in health care, high school and college students learn to work as a team to complete a project to improve Mercy patient care. The fourth annual Red Carpet Party at Mercy Skilled Nursing was one of this year’s projects. The TLC program allows young volunteers to interact with medical professionals, explore non-clinical positions ...

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Girls soccer

The North squad scored a 1-0 victory in the 30th annual Missouri Athletic Club Girls Senior All-Star Game at the St. Louis Soccer Park. The squad’s MVP was Brigitte Reilly, of Duchesne. Reilly, who will play at Missouri State, scored the lone goal with just under 28 minutes to play. The South squad’s MVP was St. Joseph’s Academy midfielder Alli Magaletta.

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Tatum ranked No. 1 junior player in nation

Chaminade standout Jayson Tatum has been ranked as the No. 1 junior player in the nation. Scout.com released its recent national player rankings and moved the 6-foot-8 Tatum from the No. 2 slot to No. 1. Tatum has his pick of colleges as he has scholarship offers from all the top schools. Chaminade’s 6-foot-7, 240-pound power forward Tyler Cook is ranked No. 73 on the list. Cook, who averaged 9.7 points and 6.7 rebounds last year for the Red Devils, also has many schools wanting his services.

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Local soccer

In the 30th Missouri Athletic Club Senior Boys All-Star Game played recently at the St. Louis Soccer Park, the North squad won a 6-4 victory over the South. Francis Howell North graduate Keegan Fouch was named the MVP for the North squad. North owns a 20-7-4 advantage in the series. The dominant North has won 11 of the last 13 games.  South won the previous two all-star contests, breaking North’s string of 10 consecutive victories. Parkway West’s all-time leading scorer Chandler Klemm scored a goal for the South squad along with Marquette’s Nick Werner. De Smet’s Kevin Edwards scored a ...

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Rockwood Thunder Volleyball Club sends 11 teams to national championships

The Rockwood Thunder Volleyball Club sent 11 teams to the recent Junior National Championship in Minneapolis and returned with outstanding results. Team U16 Mizuno won the championship in the National division, finishing the tournament with an impressive match record of 10-1. “The first day of tryouts, I knew we were going to be good,” said Team U16 Mizuno player Taryn Griffey. “We decided early on that we were going to win Nationals. It was our goal. The experience was absolutely incredible.” Teammate Kaitlyn Bright agreed. “Throughout the season we worked hard,” Bright said. “We practiced a lot. There are always ...

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St. Louis Rowing Club attends national championship in California

The St. Louis Rowing Club sent three boats to the recent U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships at Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova, California. All three of the boats made B Finals. The girls 4+ finished first and wound up seventh in the country. Competing on the team were Paige Hibbard, of Ladue High; Charlotte Cordova, of St. Joseph’s Academy; Lauren Vanek, of Westminster Christian Academy; Sarah Suddarth, of Cor Jesu; and Abby Lane, of Incarnate Word Academy. The boys 8+ crew finished second and wound up eighth in the country. Competing on the team were Andrew Grant, of Parkway Central; ...

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Greenhouse project being investigated for Lafayette High

Rockwood School District’s Board of Education recently voted to allow Principal John Shaughnessy and other staff to formally investigate the possibility of building an attached greenhouse on the west side of the Lafayette High building in Wildwood, facing Hwy. 109. Shaughnessy told the board that the possible greenhouse project would be a collaborative partnership opportunity between local nurseries, community businesses and the district. The greenhouse would provide an onsite pre-vocational work opportunity for self-contained Special School District students, Shaughnessy said. “We found that these kids are regularly sent to job sites such as the local YMCA to obtain skills,” he ...

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Standout sixth-graders recognized

Rossman School presented awards for special achievements to four graduating sixth-graders. Sriya Bandi earned the Pauline Marshall Award for Scholarship. Meredith Goldberg received the Mary B. Rossman Award for Citizenship. Additionally, two students received the Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement in a Specialty Subject. Zachary Mella received it for his accomplishments in Social Studies, while Lauren Wallace received the award for her accomplishments in music.  

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Recognition of outstanding Christian achievement

Westminster Christian Academy history teacher, Chris Knerr, was awarded the Arlen R. Dykstra Teaching Prize at the school’s 2014 commencement ceremony. The award, named in honor of former Westminster headmaster Arlen R. Dykstra, is a $1,000 prize, which is presented annually by the current head of school. It recognizes the recipient’s outstanding expression of the Christian worldview and life-view in both their personal and professional life. It also demonstrates the recipient’s mastery of his or her teaching matter, involvement with the life of the school through extracurricular activities, and creative and innovative presentation of teaching material.

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Rockwood teacher attends Google Academy

Rockwood Instructional Technology teacher Bob Deneau was selected to attend the Google Teacher Academy in Atlanta. Only 35 educators were selected from across the country to attend the June 25-26 session. The Google Teacher Academy is a two-day intensive program that recognizes educators who are doing innovative and exciting things in their classrooms with technology. At the academy, Deneau received hands-on experience with Google’s products and technologies, learned about innovative instructional strategies, and received resources to share with colleagues.

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