Heard in the Halls: 6.1.16
parkway west high school
Pie in the face for a great cause? Sweet! Students purchased raffle tickets to pie their teachers as a fundraiser for Parkway’s Cash for Cancer, a collaborative program among all four Parkway high schools. The event raised more than $800 for Friends of Kids with Cancer.
go! st. louis
GO! St. Louis helped 429 students from 15 local schools get moving through its program, Students on the GO! The initiative aims to fight childhood obesity and encourage overall fitness and health by preparing students to run or walk the GO! St. Louis Half Marathon. For months leading up to the event, students attended training sessions, developed healthy eating habits and gave back to the community. Participants were rewarded with running gear, and eight were recognized recently as Scholar Athletes, each receiving a $1,000 college scholarship.
john burroughs school
Three students have been honored for their arts initiatives at the national level. Juniors Ethan Orchard and Jessica Goldberg (pictured) received a 2016 Princeton Prize in Race Relations for their nonprofit Performing for Pencils (pictured) in which high schoolers perform in a talent show to raise money for students in need in the Ferguson-Florissant and St. Louis Public School districts. Senior Olivia Long created Music for Joy, which offers musical resources to needy schools. Long received the President’s Volunteer Service Award, and the Congressional Award Gold Medal.
north kirwood middle school
The school was rockin’ and rollin’ at the annual disabilities awareness wheelchair basketball match-up to raise money for the St. Louis Junior Rolling Rams wheelchair team. The Rolling Rams competed against the NKMS Basket Bulls, a team of able-bodied school staffers playing in wheelchairs.
Aspiring young chefs were treated to an interactive, energetic and educational cooking demonstration from Jet Tila, celebrity chef and culinary ambassador of Thai cuisine. Tila has been featured on numerous Food Network shows, including Chopped and Iron Chef America.