Student Standouts and Faculty Features for April 10

Student Standouts: Aleksic ’20
Faculty Features: Huber

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.

Senior Announced on Brown University's Water Polo Team

On Tuesday, Brown University announced its new members to their Men’s Water Polo team. Filip Aleksic ’20 is one of just six new members on the team. Aleksic was Missouri’s top goal scorer in the 2018-19 season with over 150 goals and he has many accolades in the sport, including bein named the Missouri Player of the Year in the 18-19 season and earning the MVP award at the “Keep Cup” tournament in Serbia in 2018.

Read why he chose Brown University for his next step after MICDS: “I chose Brown mainly because of the academic rigor and the opportunity to play water polo. I am confident that the open curriculum will allow me to forge my own path and do the things that I am passionate about, while being surrounded by ardent people. In addition, I believe that the water polo team will be a great fit for me, since the team’s values align to those that I live by.” We can’t wait to cheer you on at the college level, Filip!

Faculty Feature: Mr. Patrick Huber Wins a St. Louis Theater Circle Award

Congratulations to Mr. Patrick Huber, Upper School Fine & Performing Arts Teacher, for winning a St. Louis Theater Circle Award for “Best Lighting Design of a Play” on April 7! The drama he received the award for was Indecent. This award is like the Tony awards of St. Louis. The St. Louis Theater Circle Awards honor “outstanding achievements in locally-produced professional theatre in 2019.” Indecent won five awards total as shared via this STL Today article.

Also, Union Avenue Opera’s production of La Boheme, for which Mr. Huber designed the scenery and lighting for, won “Best Production of an Opera.”

Watch the virtual awards ceremony on the Higher Education Channel TV (HEC-TV) here and be sure to see photos from Indecent and La Boheme below! Bravo, Mr. Huber!