Celebrating Student Achievements: Kamat ’18, Dong ’17 and Duchars ’20

Following is a list of recent noteworthy student achievements. We are proud of our amazing students!

Ehan Kamat ’18 is one of Nation’s 21 Most Notable Inventors
Congratulations to Ehan Kamat ’18, who has been named one of the nation’s 21 most notable inventors by Upstart, the national digital publication of American City Business Journals, the parent company of the St. Louis Business Journal. Ehan invented a medical device, the Solemender, to treat plantar fasciitis.
For more information: http://upstart.bizjournals.com/entrepreneurs/hot-shots/2016/08/15/upstart-100-2016-innovators.html?s=image_gallery


Caroline Dong ’17 Places Second at International Piano Competition
This summer, Caroline Dong ’17 competed and made her international debut at the Carmel Klavier International Piano Competition for Young Artists in Carmel, IN. After being chosen to perform live at the semifinal round in Carmel, Dong went on to become a finalist. For the final round she performed in the 151,000 square foot, 1,600 seat venue, The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts. Her performance landed her second place recognition.

In addition to being the recipient of second place at her international level debut, Dong is also the winner of the MMTA Pre-Collegiate Piano Competition (state) and the Morning Etude Piano Competition, silver medalist of the St. Louis Young Artist Piano Competition, and honorable mention recipient of the MTNA Pre-Collegiate Senior Division Piano Competition (national) ​and MMTA Pre-Collegiate Piano Competition (state)​. She has also performed in the Shepley Concert Series at Christ Church Cathedral, the Lied Center at the University of Kansas, the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, and The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts. In the summer of 2014, she attended the International Institute for Young Musicians (IIYM) in Lawrence, KS. She has performed in masterclasses for Jack Winerock of the University of Kansas and John McCarthy of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Mia Duchars ’20 Wins Gold at Junior Olympics
Mia Duchars ’20 was a member of Team Royal, a field hockey squad that won the gold medal in this summer’s Junior Olympics held in Houston, TX.

The girls who compete in the Junior Olympics are chosen by USA Field Hockey through a programs called Futures. Futures consists of intense local training with the opportunity to compete in a regional tournament. There are nine regions across the country. Girls are chosen from the regional tournaments to compete in the National Futures Championship (NFC). Two hundred Under-14 and 280 Under-16 girls are chosen from these regional tournaments. Mia was one of 7 girls from St. Louis chosen from our regional tournament. At the NFC, Mia was one of 40 U-14 girls chosen to compete in the Stars and Stripes Elite All-Star game held at the completion of the NFC and one of the 102 U-16 and U-14 girls who competed at the Junior Olympics. Her team won gold with a record of 5-1-2.