Student Standouts and Faculty Feature for November 1

Student Standouts: Bay ’20, Ji ’21, Elvin ’23, Hamilton ’22, White ’22, Cooper ’23, Field Hockey and Girls Golf in the News.

Faculty Feature: Morgan

Congratulations to this week’s standouts below. Way to go #RamNation! And as always, if you have a story to share, please email weeklynews@micds.org.

Jack Bay

Senior Soars as Eagle Scout and Rifle Shooter

Senior Jack Bay ’20 earned his Eagle Scout and his first palm during his junior year. According to his parents, “This means that he went above and beyond in earning the basic required number of merit badges for the Eagle Rank.” For his Eagle Scout project, Jack did construction work for the Endangered Wolf Center.
Jack was also named to the 2019 Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation All-Scholastic Team which is a national award and qualifies him for scholarship opportunities. This is only his second year on the shooting team. Last year, his first year at the two national tournaments, he shot 182/200 and 193/200. Reflecting on this achievement, Jack shares, “The program has taught me to have confidence in my ability to improve. I now better understand that though it may seem slow, tangible progress will almost always be made with enough work. I’ve been able to put this into practice in many facets of my life, including academics, athletics and personal goals, and it’s allowed me to see more success in many of my endeavors.”
The All-Scholastic Team recognizes the top student-athletes in the SSSF’s Scholastic Clay Target and Scholastic Action Shooting Program for their achievements in the classroom, on the range and in their communities. Through an application process, 2019 All-Scholastic Team Members have proven academic excellence by posting 3.0 or better grade point averages, shooting excellent scores in recent competition (95% in trap or skeet, 85% in sporting clays, 88% in international trap/skeet or 75 seconds or less for SASP) and by demonstrating outstanding community involvement. There are 230 athletes from 24 states on his team. Check out his feature on page 44 here.
Way to go, Jack!

3 Rams Represent MICDS at Girls Golf State Tournament

Congratulations to Parker Perry ’20 who has earned all-state honors in the Class 1 State Girls Golf tournament! She finished in 5th place at the two-day tournament with a score of 165. Over her Upper School golf career, Perry earned a spot in the top 5 at state each year she participated.

Perry plans to play golf in college although she yet decided where she’d like to play and study. “[I] Wish her the best adapting to independent living, adapting to college life and hopefully excelling on her college golf team,” shares Head Girls Golf Coach Steve Johnston.

Two other Rams on the course at state were Garrett Goltermann ’20 and Katie Mikulec ’22. Goltermann placed 16th and Mikulec earned 22nd place.

Students holding band instruments

Meet Our Metro 8 District Honor Band Members

MICDS had three band students audition for the Metro 8 District Honors Band recently: Eric Ji ’21 (clarinet), Michael Elvin ’23 (bass clarinet) and Nina Hamilton ’22 (flute). Auditions were Monday evening at SLUH. Ji was selected for the ensemble and Elvin was chosen as an alternate.

The Metro 8 Honor Band Concert is on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Principia.
Ji and Elvin will have the opportunity to audition for the Missouri All-State Band at Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri on Saturday, December 7.
tennis duo

Duo Prep Athletes of the Week

The St. Louis American has announced its Prep Athletes of the Week, and two Girls Tennis Rams have made this list: Journee White ’22 and Nia Cooper ’23! As a doubles team, the two advanced to the final four of the Class 1 State Tournament. They finished in 4th place at the state tournament. Congratulations, Rams!

Field Hockey Featured in the News

The MICDS field hockey team is highlighted in an STL Today article for its victory over Ursuline last weekend. Players in the spotlight included Skyler Lesslie ’20, Mia Duchars ’20, Caroline Carr ’20, Livie Warren ’21 and Barbara Ribeiro ’20. Way to go, Ram Nation!

Morgan Highlighted as Outstanding Local Teacher

On pages 16 and 17 of a recent edition of Town and Style, our very own Stacey Morgan, Head Athletic Trainer and Upper School Science Teacher, was featured as an Outstanding Local Teacher. The article focuses on Ms. Morgan’s kinesiology class and how students are building robotic hands that are sent to e-NABLE, an organization that provides free prosthetic limbs to people in need. Morgan also teaches sports medicine, anatomy and physiology, and she earned 2nd place in the spring for the Saint Louis Science Center’s Loeb Prize for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics.