|Students, staff recognized at Dec. 10 board meeting|
|Thursday, December 12, 2019|
Read about the students and staff who were recognized at the Dec. 10 Board of Education meeting.
ROSE ACRES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
St. Louis Writers Guild Contest
Three students in Program for Exceptionally Gifted Students (PEGS) were awarded a Mention in the St. Louis Writers Guild Young Writers Contest. Fourth grader Harry VanDernoot and fifth graders Alexis Burroughs and Eli Dukes were invited to the guild's awards presentation on Dec. 7 and their work has been published in an anthology by the St. Louis Writers Guild that is available on Amazon. Robin Chang and Tracey Robinson are their teachers.
Honored writers were, from left, front row, Eli Dukes, Harry VanDernoot and Alexis Burroughs. Their teachers are shown in the back row, from left, Tracey Robinson and Robin Chang.
PATTONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
Webster University photography exhibit
Seniors Jack Goetz and Tiana Knight were selected to have photographs on display at the Webster University May Gallery as part of the 2019 High School exhibition. Art was selected by a jury of Webster photography professors and will be on display through Dec. 20. They are taught by Kelli Dornfeld.
Shown are, from left, Jack Goetz and Tiana Knight.
100 Neediest Cases Art Contest
Eight students from Pattonville High School submitted artwork to the 100 Neediest Cases art contest sponsored by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and United Way. Art by Anna Kasprzyk was selected to be among the top 40 entries and appeared in the Post-Dispatch print and online editions. In addition, Anya Carroll, Nicolas Davis, Eliana Johnson, Andrew Murphy, Nala Scott, Claire Willhite and Jaden Williams had artwork on display at the Missouri History Museum as part of the 100 Neediest Cases program. The Neediest Cases campaign has helped thousands of disadvantaged families during the holidays, with the Post-Dispatch highlighting 100 to raise awareness and encourage donations for thousands of needy families. The honored art students are taught by Beth Kathriner.
Students recognized in the 100 Neediest Cases art contest included, from left, Anna Kasprzyk, Andrew Murphy, Nicholas Davis and Eliana Johnson.
State cheerleading competition
Pattonville’s varsity cheerleading team placed second out of 14 in the state competition and six students were named an All-State Champion. Those students are Alliah Allen, Camari Riley, Hannah Rodgers, Sofia Serra, Peyton Smith and Amaya Washington. Additional students who were part of the second-place cheerleading team are Amonnie Carter, Jordyn Hammett, Tymani Jones, Chloe Mahrt, Nicole McDaniel, Tori Miniex, Skylar Monnig, Mi Joi Swaby, Emilia Vaitulevicius, Mya Washington and Kathryn Wentz. They are coached by Kalli Hunt and Freddy Shatto.
Members of the varsity cheerleading team that placed second at state include, from left, front row, Alliah Allen, Sofia Serra and Amaya Washington; and back row, Hannah Rodgers, Peyton Smith and Camari Riley.
State cross country
Two students qualified for the state cross country meet and were named All-State. Lucy Ndungu placed seventh at state and was named All-Conference First Team. Keilah Wilkes placed 25th at state and was named All-Conference Second Team. They were coached by Margaret Hall with the assistance of Kyle Hall.
Coaches Kyle Hall, left, and Margaret Hall, right, are shown with cross country honorees Keilah Wilkes, left, and Lucy Ndungu.
Momo Kikuchi was named a state qualifier and Suburban Conference Player of the Year in the green division. Additionally, Haley Swift was named All-Conference Honorable Mention. They were coached by David Gross with the assistance of Scott Hutson.
State swimming and diving
Five members of Pattonville’s swimming and diving team advanced to the state competition. The following students placed 10th at state in the 200 yard medley relay and were state qualifiers in the 400 yard free relay: Chaska Cox Potter, who also placed 8th in the 100 yard breaststroke at state and was a state qualifier in the 200 individual medley; Wyatt Martin, who also placed 17th in the 100 yard breaststroke at state and was a state qualifier in the 200 individual medley; Christopher Tobar, who was also part of the group that placed 28th in the 200 yard free relay; and Philip Tso, who also placed 15th in the 100 yard butterfly and 26th in the 100 yard backstroke at state. Isaiah Loparco, Nathan Moser and Isaac Reddy placed 28th in the 200 yard free relay. Kyle Hubbs was a state qualifier in 1 meter diving. Anna Braswell was their coach.
Swimming and diving honorees included, from left, front row, Christopher Tobar and Philip Tso; and back row, Wyatt Martin, Kyle Hubbs, Chaska Cox Potter, Isaac Reddy and Isaiah Loparco.
District soccer champions
The Pattonville soccer team was named district champions. Nicolas Derleth was named All-Conference First Team, and Nathan Mashburn and Benjamin Morlen were named All-Conference Second Team. Additional members of the championship soccer team were Gavin Alicea, Imran Alvi, William Basta, Kyle Campbell, Alex Djetto, Daniel Enberg, Gabriel Furr, Devin Holtzclaw, Alexander Knight, Johnathan Lewis, Thomas McFarland, Miguel Perez, Matthew Samuel and Grant Wedig. They were coached by Marcus Christian with the assistance of Tomi Benney.
The district soccer championship team includes, from left, front row, Imran Alvi, Nicholas Derleth, Nathan Mashburn, William Basta, Kyle Campbell, Alexander Knight and Benjamin Morlen; and back row, Gavin Alicea, Thomas McFarland, Daniel Enberg, Johnathan Lewis, Matthew Samuel, Gabriel Furr and Coach Marcus Christian.
District softball champions
Pattonville’s softball team was named district champions, the first time the team has earned this honor since 1998. In addition, Maddie Bailey was named All-Conference First Team. Sam Heine, Madison Leckrone, Jo Medley O'Brien and Chloe Shamel were named All-Conference Second Team. Jade Wooten was named All-Conference Honorable Mention. Allison Schrumpf received the All-Conference Sportsmanship Award. Additional members of the team were Julia Blankenship, Sammy Green, Maria Madden, Isabelle Usry, Rosie Vishy and Tatum Wilson. They were coached by Rob Simpson with the assistance of Andrea Eagle.
District softball championship team members are shown with Coach Rob Simpson (front row, right). They are, from left, front row, Isabelle Usry, Maddie Bailey, Madison Leckrone and Tatum Wilson; and back row, Julia Blankenship, Jo Medley O'Brien, Maria Madden, Chloe Shamel, Jade Wooten and Sam Heine.
Volleyball conference honors
In girls volleyball, Keeley Peters, Samantha Schuler, who was also named Conference MVP, and McKenzie Seagraves were named All-Conference First Team. Kelsey Mack received the All Sportsmanship Award. They were coached by Kyle Walsh, who was named Conference Coach of the Year. Assistant coaches were Carrie Gausling, Alexa Kramer and Paige Mueller.
Field hockey conference honors
In girls field hockey, Alyssa Hocog and Seraphyna Margraff were named All-Conference First Team. Arianna Gutierrez was named All-Conference Second Team. Elizabeth Adler, Anarely Gamino Pinon, Grace Ohlsen and Kate Teku were named All-Conference Honorable Mention. They were coached by Jessica Hale with the assistance of Mike Mooney.
Field hockey players earning honors included, from left, Alyssa Hocog, Anarely Gamino Pinon, Arianna Gutierrez, Seraphyna Margraff and Kate Teku.
Football conference honors
Earning All-Conference First Team in football were Alijah Carter, Terrell Sanderson, who also earned the Sportsmanship Award, Xaivier Tipler and Delvin Whittaker, who was also named an Honorable Mention wide receiver and defensive back. Students named All-Conference Second Team were Jatarius Battle, Aaron Caldwell, who was also named All-Academic, Keshawn Ford and Savon Smith. Players Jack Gietl, Jake Vitale and Wesley Spitzmiller were named All-Conference Honorable Mention. In addition, Kobe Allen, Logan Lindsay, Ian McBride and Luke Vogel were named All-Academic. They were coached by Steve Smith with the assistance of Kent Booth, Christian Brinser, Antonio Bryant, Victor Fink, Travis Harris, Scott Hauser, Steve Jones, Corey Lewis, Corey Newsome, Jesse Robinson and Stefan Seals.
Football honorees include, from left, Logan Lindsay, Kobe Allen, Aaron Caldwell and Delvin Whittaker.
Best of the Best award
Pattonville High School assistant principal Dr. Rosalyn Manahan was recognized in November as a 2019 Beyond the Best honoree for St. Charles County. The award honors leaders who are advocates and activists in the community.
Dr. Rosalyn Manahan
DRUMMOND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Inaugural Robertson Award
Carla Robertson, a counselor at Drummond Elementary School, earned the inaugural Robertson Award from the St. Ann Police Department. The award, which is named after Robertson, recognizes community members for service and community relations that better the lives of the youth of St. Ann.