Wednesday, October 10, 2012
A St. Louis area team, including three Visitation Academy students, representing the St. Louis Chapter of the Black Data Processing Associates earns excellent spot in a U.S. computer competition.
Visitation Academy students Della Anjeh, Christine Miller and Jacqueline Nobbe recently competed, along with a group of students representing the St. Louis Chapter of the Black Data Processing Associates, at the 2012 National BDPA conference held in Baltimore, MD. The St. Louis team earned second place in the BDPA's High School Computer competition, a national contest of students who are challenged with solving a business problem using web-based technology. Fields and the other St. Louis students each received $1,000 scholarships as a result of their achievement. "Students coming together from different economic, geographical, educational, and ethnic backgrounds is diversity at its best," said Toni Love, BDPA’s coordinator and application …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Parkway West Head Football Coach Jeff Duncan said the Longhorns haven't won against Parkway Central since 2008.
Parkway West students, fans and alumni packed the stands for the school's Homecoming football game Sept. 14 against the Parkway Central Colts. Visit Ballwin-Ellisville Patch on Facebook for more photos from the game and Homecoming festivities. Aside from the presentation of Homecoming court and the marching band presentation at halftime, Longhorns fans had little reason to cheer. Down at the half 28 to 0, West allowed another Central touchdown through their defense at 11:18 remaining in the 3rd quarter. The Colts failed to pick up an extra point with a missed field goal, but the score advanced to 34-0. Five minutes later into the 3rd, Central took a field goal to jump their lead to 37-0. A faulty Longhorns possession into the 4th, the …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Patch asked Parkway West Football Head Coach Jeff Duncan five quick questions as the Longhorns take on rivals Parkway Central for the Homecoming game Friday.
The Parkway West football team is looking for its first win of the season in this week's Homecoming game Sept. 14. With an 0-3 start, the Longhorns will play rivals Parkway Central following the Homecoming parade and as a part of the week's celebrations. Patch asked Longhorns Head Coach Jeff Duncan five fast questions looking at the team's preparations for the big game: Patch: How has Parkway West competed with Parkway Central in the past? Parkway West Football Head Coach Jeff Duncan: We have lost to Central for 3 years in a row. Our last victory came in 2008. Patch: What struggles are the Longhorns dealing with this week? Duncan: We have continued to turn the ball over on offense at critical times in the game. We need to eliminate that…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Saturday's Westminster-MICDS football game is now moved to Friday due to rain expected from now Tropical Depression Isaac.
According to Westminster Christian Academy staff, kickoff for the Westminster-MICDS football game is now 4 p.m. Friday. (For instant updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The game's date and time were changed due to the heavy rain predicted for the St. Louis area due to now Tropical Storm Isaac. The school changed the game so that it would not be delayed until next week if it were rained out. This will be the first time the two teams play against each other since 2009 when the Westminster Wildcats defeated the Rams 14-13. If you have a game you know is changing due to weather, please post it on our Facebook page by clicking here.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
A recent feature story on Westminster volleyball player Mitch Penning pegs the senior as a potential future Olympian.
Westminster Christian Academy volleyball player Mitch Penning is starting is senior year Wednesday and is set to graduate in 2013. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) However, there is potentially much more to the teen's future. A recent profile of Penning spotlights him as a possible future olympian. KSDK's Katie Felts recent feature story on the Town and Country student highlights his ability on the volleyball court and and suggests he could be "this area's next Olympian." He's already a middle blocker on the U.S. Youth National Team, according to his coach at Westminster Jean Evans. Evans, who coached USA Volleyball this summer, said Penning was named First Team All-State and First Team All Metro for 2012…
Friday, May 18, 2012
The Colts' class of 2012 earned more than $8 million in college scholarships.
If the theme for the night could be just one word, it would have to be unbelievable, because that's the one word hardly anyone could stop saying at Parkway Central's Graduation and Commencement Ceremony, at the Greensfelder Recreation Complex in Queeny Park Thursday night. Surprisingly, there weren't a whole lot of tears shed throughout the evening, but there were certainly lots of smiles, hugs, and cool high-fives, as Parkway Central's 312 graduating seniors said goodbye, received their diplomas, and expressed their love to a school and community that clearly loved them back. "It's great, kinda of a weird feeling, but really unbelievable," said senior and varsity basketball star Zach Biggs, who was also one of 86 Central High students …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Vivettes win 1-0 over MICD to capture Class 2, District 5 Title.
The Mary Institute Country Day soccer team played 184 minutes between Monday and Wednesday and score 1 goal. The goal Monday against Villa Duchense well into the second sudden-death overtime propelled them to a win over Villa Duchesne and a match with the Visitation Academy Vivettes in the championships Wednesday at Westminster Christian Academy. Junior Abby Grimes solo goal at the 49:08 minute mark of the second half was the only score in the game. The Vivettes made it hold up for the Class 2, District 5 title. Now, the V’s go on to play the winner of Trinity-St. Charles in the regional round. First things first. Both goalkeepers, Campbell Torchin, senior from MICDS and freshman Grace Forthaus played brilliantly. A collision in the second…
Friday, May 11, 2012
Share memories of prom on Patch. Uploading is easy!
Parkway, Westminster Christian Academy, CBC and Kennedy high schools recently danced the night away, enjoying a classic high school rite of passage. Students, show off your glitzy dress, freshly-pressed tux or wrist corsage by uploading your photos to Patch. Parents, upload some of the 1,000 photos you took of your children posing on stair banisters or at the park. Simply click on the 'Upload Photos' button above and don't forget to tell us who you are! Check out photos from other St. Louis area proms.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Parkway Central students received nominations for a Cappies Award in numerous categories. The Cappies are the Tony Award for high school theater.
High school theater performers from Nerinx Hall dominated the nominations for the Cappies Awards — the high school equivalent of the Tony Awards on Broadway. The list came out today with nominees from plays and musicals throughout the St. Louis and St. Charles county areas. The awards will be announced at the annual Cappies gala on May 19, at 6 p.m., at the Pillsbury Chapel and Dale Williams Fine Arts Center on the campus of Missouri Baptist University. Nerinx Hall scored a best musical nomination for its production of The Phantom of the Opera, along with its lead actress, Carolyn Cowling, for best actress in a musical. The awards span 40 categories, ranging from best musical and play to best critic team from a high school, as well as a …
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Idea borne out of a coach shopping for new equipment, has grown into one of the area's best high school soccer events of the year.
One day while at a coaching convention in New York three and a half years ago, Pattonville girls soccer coach Tom Iffrig and assistant coach Scott Johnson were walking past a manufacturer's display for its new pink soccer balls and had a wonderful, simultaneous idea. "We both looked at them, and then at the same time, we turned to each other and said, 'we should do a cancer awareness game'," Iffrig said, on Thursday, after Pattonville played in the Third Annual Kicks For Cancer event at Parkway Central High. "We talked to some people about it, and kind of put it together quickly. And now three years later, it's grown into all this." All this, is an event that while still in its infancy, has grown into an occasion that has raised thousands …