Heard in the Halls: 2.17.16
Senior basketball players Rachel Thompson and Taylor Baur received high honors for their success on the court. The two were nominated for the 2016 McDonald’s All American Games to be held March 30 in Chicago. Only three students from Missouri were selected, and only 400 total nationwide.
The school was recognized by the American Heart Association for raising the most money of all schools in Missouri that participated in the Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart fundraisers last year. Fourth-grader Andy Mai (pictured) was honored for ranking 12th among students statewide in raising the most
Reagan Becnel, Maura Floretta and Caeley Kates were selected as three of 10 local winners of the Aspirations in Computing Award from the National Center for Women & Information Technology. They were chosen for their aptitude and interest in the field, strong leadership skills and academic performance. Allison Golomski and Melissa Simpson were runners up. Faculty member and alum Jaime Gilligan also was selected as a recipient of the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award. They all were recognized at a recent ceremony at Saint Louis University. Pictured, standing: Maura Floretta, Allison Golomski, Caeley Kates and Reagan Becnel. Seated: Jaime Gilligan.
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Nine students on the school’s chess team won the Gateway Board Tournament held at Chaminade, their third win this school year. The Parkway District team, led by parent Grace Foo, includes Isabel Yearian, Ali Syed, Allen Zheng, Anuj Ketkar, Anikait Rawat, Saketh Byrapuneni, Imran Khan and Anushka Rawat.
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Freshman Bella Neuman was selected as the winner of the 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observance Celebration Poetry Contest at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. The theme of the contest was ‘Voices of the Unheard’ to reflect King’s focus on social justice and equality efforts. Neuman was presented with the award at a luncheon on the college campus.