[kirk day school]
Members of professional cycling teams Alto Velo and LA Sweat met with students to talk about health, fitness and, of course, the sport of bicycling! The cyclists were in town to compete in the Gateway Cup race. Dan Holloway of Alto Velo went on to win the cup.

Halls-Ursuline[ursuline academy]
Fourteen students from Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School in Essex, England, recently visited Ursuline’s St. Louis campus. The UrsulineLinks program connects students and sisters from the two countries for various service projects. A freshman theology class hosted ‘Tea and Theology,’ where students from both schools discussed the shared history of each, as well as what differentiates the two locations. The British group stayed with host families and visited local attractions, including, of course, Ted Drewes!

Halls-Westminster-Spanish-students[westminster christian academy]
Students enjoyed spending time with 11 exchange students and the principal from a partner school, Alpha and Omega Evangelical School in Denia, Spain. The Spanish students, who stayed with host families, followed the Westminster class schedule.

Halls-Robinson-Elementary[robinson elementary]
Students in the Kirkwood School District got to meet brothers Pacifique Niyonsenga and Tresor Kwizera of Rwanda, known around the world for their musical performances and message of peace and unity. The two have been featured on CNN and this was their first time in America. Pacifique is a genocide survivor who helped his mom and baby brother Tresor survive his country’s genocidal war. The two young men teach Kinyarwandan dance and drumming and spread a positive message.

Joey Albertson and Rebecca Liu
Derek Brandt

[perfect scores]
Three local students scored a perfect 36 on the ACT exam: Parkway South High School senior Derek Berndt and Westminster Christian Academy seniors Joey Albertson and Rebecca Liu. Less than one-tenth of 1 percent of U.S. students taking the test in the U.S. earn a perfect score.