Lindbergh's Students Boast Recent Accomplishments
Service, signings and stellar academics were a theme throughout February.
Students in the Lindbergh School District are a busy group; many received accolaides in the month of February.
Senior Sean Murphy signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball for Maryville University. He will play for the Maryville Saints under the direction of Coach Mike Sigler. In addition to being on the Flyers' team, Murphy also played baseball during the summer for the Rawlings Titans through the Balls 'N Strikes organiztions. He also received an academic scholarship due to his B or higher GPA throughout high school.
Several Lindbergh Students participated in the 2012 All-Suburban Sixth Grade Orchestra and the 2012 All-Suburban Middle School Orchestra. All-Suburban music ensembles are sponsored by the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association. Six string students were recommended by the orchestra directors from Sperreng and Truman Middle Schools. Eligible seventh- and eighth-grade musicians were required to audition for the All-Suburban Middle School Orchestra. (See photos for students' names)
Sappington Elementary School students assembled 24 bags of pet treats, toys, food and brushes for goody bags for families who adopt a pet at the Humane Society of Missouri.
The project is part of the girls’ efforts to earn the Lindbergh Triple Crown Award, which includes a requirement for 50 service hours. They collected donations at school and in their neighborhoods. (See photo for students' names.)
Students from Truman and Sperreng Middle Schools participated in the regional Science Olympiad tournament at Ladue Middle School, competing in 23 events that covered a variety of categories. In addition, Lindbergh High School students finished third in their regional Science Olympiad event at Lindenwood University, qualifying them for the state meet in April.
Sperreng’s team came home from the middle school competition with a sixth-place finish. In addition, several students placed among the top five in the regional competition.
The teams spent the first semester of the school year preparing for the events. Coaches are science teachers Melissa Eckert, Truman; Sarah Sumner, Sperreng; and Barry Marquart, LHS.
- · 6th grade – Ryan Lake - Optics, Compute This; Erik Swenson - Storm the Castle, Disease Detective; Dominic Lupo - Storm the Castle, Disease Detective; Sam Severson – Towers
- · 7th grade – Phil Harter - Awesome Aquifers, Experimental Design, Water Quality, Meteorology, Dynamic Planet; Annika Smith - Anatomy, Crime Busters; Thomas Winkelmann - Awesome Aquifers, Keep the Heat; *Robbie Peterson - Optics, Keep the Heat, Bottle Rocket; Brett Kim - Experimental Design, Mouse Trap Vehicle, Water Quality
- · 8th grade – *Josie Fox - Microbe Mission, Reach for the Stars, Forestry, Rocks and Minerals; *Dipak Subramaniam - Road Scholar, Write It/Do It; *Hayden Painter - Anatomy, Write It/Do It; *Drew Ellison - Food Science, Towers
* denotes Top 5 finisher
- · Christina Collins and Dominique Silva, sixth place, Anatomy
- · Leanne Dang and Rami Issawi, sixth place, Awesome Aquifiers
- · Christina Collins and Leanne Dang, eighth place, Bottle Rocket
- · Jack Fletcher and Rounak Bera, fourth place, Compute This
- · Leah Anderson-Little and Rounak Bera, seventh place, Crime Busters
- · Dominique Silva and Mitchell Burkett, fifth place, Disease Detectives
- · Rami Issawi and Leanne Dang, seventh place, Dynamic Planet
- · Jack Fletcher, Rounak Bera and Rami Issawi, sixth place, Experimental Design
- · Jack Fletcher and Mitchell Burkett, second place, Food Science
- · Parker McDermott and Zach Tesch, ninth place, Forestry
- · Rounak Bera and Naomi Leasck, third place, Keep the Heat
- · Rounak Bera, fourth place, Meteorology
- · Dominique Silva and Mitchell Burkett, fifth place, Microbe Mission
- · Mitchell Burkett and Zach Tesch, sixth place, Mission Possible
- · Reid Wetherington and Carter Anderson, seventh place, Mousetrap Vehicle
- · Asher Harris, Leah Anderson-Little, 10th place, Optics
- · Asher Harris, 12th place, Reach for the Stars; 11th place, Road Scholar
- · Leanne Dang, Asher Harris, fourth place, Rocks and Minerals
- · Reid Wetherington, Carter Anderson, fifth place, Storm the Castle
- · Naomi Leasck, Parker McDermott, 12th place, Towers
- · Mitchell Burkett, Rami Issawi, eighth place, Water Quality
- · Leah Anderson-Little, Rami Issawi, 13th place, Write It/Do It
Lindbergh High School participants:
- · 9th grade – Emma Powers, Nick Berron, Alyssa Marin, Kelly Roth
- · 10th grade – Shravan Dommaraju, Ricky Lewis, Joshua Luthy, Ben LeDeaux, Jacob Pavelka, Katie Hufker
- · 11th grade – Kristina Wideman, Michele Tucker, Tiffany Lee, Becky Bavlisik, Vidhan Srivastava, Jessie Kline, Ananya Benegal
- · 12th grade – Kyle Burkhart, Ben Beshel, Allison Berron, Francesca Vacca, Devon Roberson, Mariano Marin, Rachel Maxwell, Brian Roth
The Lindbergh High School Jazz Lab competed in the 27th Annual Jazz in the Meadows festival in the western suburbs of Chicago in February. The band tied for first place in the "Second High School Band" category. This is the highest placement the band has received in its four years of attending the festival. In addition to the ensemble's achievement, senior guitarist Will Gerdel and freshman alto saxophonist Steven Johnson both received "Outstanding Soloist" awards.
The Lindbergh High School Winter Guard earned first place scores and a circuit promotion at the Eureka MCCGA festival. The team, which competed against 12 other guards in their class, is a new program at LHS that extends the curricular goals of the color guard program into the winter season. The guard is directed by Sheryl Silverberg.
The Lindbergh High School DECA club members competed among more than 600 students from 14 area schools, at the district competitions. Thirty of LHS’ 67 students placed in their competitions and were honored on stage. Of the winners, 20 will advance to the state competition in March (medal winners came in 5th or 6th place).
- · Erik Broome, Vadal Johnson, Brian O'Neal – second place, ad campaign
- · Conner Aubuchon, Fadil Hodzic, Kara Maricic – third place, ad campaign
- · Shelly Clark-medal winner, restaurant/food service marketing
- · Brent Croxton and Mariano Marin – second place, financial team
- · Nick DeLoch – medal winner, marketing management
- · Joey Dennis – medal winner, retail merchandising
- · Mike Ebert – first place, sports marketing individual
- · Stephanie Fei – first place, business services
- · Oliver Foreman and Ben Kraft – second place, business law team
- · Blake Hancock – second place, apparel and accessories
- · Sandra Hanzelkova-Dostalik – second place, restaurant/food service marketing
- · Ronisha Hill – medal winner, business services
- · Alec Hubbard – first place, business financial services
- · Nezira Jasarevic – medal winner, human resources
- · Tiffany Lee – medal winner, business financial services
- · Sydney Milner – fourth place, apparel and accessories
- · Rachel Nester – medal winner, hotel and lodging management
- · Max O'Connor – first place, automotive services marketing
- · Chris Rezabek – medal winner, retail merchandising
- · Vidhan Srivastava – second place, business financial services
- · Allie Stammer – fourth place, marketing management
- · Chelsea Theodore – medal winner, marketing management
- · Meghan Wright – first place, marketing management
- · Austyn Yarbrough – second place, leadership
Lindbergh High School sophomore Brian Barrett was recently accepted into Class 8 of Cultural Leadership, a year-long educational leadership program for high school students that teaches tools to bring about social change. The program’s goal is to dispel stereotypes and promote mutual respect, understanding, dialogue and cooperation among all people. Class 8 is a year-long program that includes 28 students from 20 high schools and 15 houses of worship throughout St. Louis.