Student Standouts and Faculty Feature for August 26

Student Standouts: Moore ’23, Ilko-Stiehr ’25, Chen ’26, Tzeng ’28, and Football in the News
Faculty Feature: Huewe

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

Senior Winston Moore Selected for Student Board of Directors

This week, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis announced its new Student Board of Directors chosen from St. Louis metro area high school students and senior Winston Moore ’23 was selected! Moore is one of 18 high school seniors from the metro area to have been selected to serve on the board. Students were chosen through a competitive application process that includes an essay and letters of recommendation. Students meet monthly to gain a thorough understanding of the Federal Reserve’s role in the U.S. economy and learn about its unique partnerships with banks, businesses, and the community.

“We’re excited to welcome this group of students and give them the opportunity to learn more about career options in banking, finance and other fields that use economics,” said Eva Johnston, senior economic education specialist at the St. Louis Fed. “Encouraging students to consider professions in economics that enable them to express their diverse points of view is a goal of this program.”

Over the last decade, 82% of former student board members have launched careers in banking, finance or related industries. Two-thirds of board alumni are women and/or minorities who have pursued banking, finance or related careers, a St. Louis Fed survey finds.

“With professional guidance, student board members craft resumes, learn interview skills, and hone their knowledge of economics and how the Fed conducts monetary policy as well as about other vital roles the Fed plays in the economy,” Johnston said. “Boosting the number of women and minorities in banking, finance and professions related to economics is good for our bank and region.”

For more information, visit the St. Louis Fed’s Student Board of Directors’ web page.

Sophomore Competes in Gymnastics at AAU Nationals

Congratulations to Ellie Ilko-Stiehr ’25 for competing in the Amateur Athletic Union’s National Gymnastics competition in July. Ellie placed 6th on beam! “Competing at Nationals was a great experience because I got to compete against some of the best gymnasts in the country that are my age and level,” she shares. “I had a ton of fun and I competed to the best of my ability, which I am very happy about. Also, I’d like to thank my coach/mom for coaching me this season and helping me get this far.” Phenomenal job, Ellie!

Ram Named Youngest Winner of Young Artist Competition & to Perform with UCity Symphony Orchestra

A big shoutout to Emmaus Tzeng ’28 for being a featured competition-winning piano soloist with the University City Symphony Orchestra. He is the winner of the Young Artist Competition (YAC), performing Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto op 25, Mvt. 3. “I have been playing piano since I was four years old,” Emmaus elaborated. “This will be my first time soloing with the UCity Symphony Orchestra as one of their Young Artist Competition Winners. I’m the youngest person to win this award.”
Watch Emmaus perform with the UCity Symphony as part of the Young Artist Competition Winners performance on Saturday, September 10, at 3 p.m. at 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity Ave, St. Louis, MO 63130. He added, “I look forward to having fun and dedicating the performance to all the people who have helped me along the way.” Outstanding, Emmaus!

Freshman Plays Cello for her Tennis Team

Tennis team practice was extra memorable this week! Teammate Ellie Chen ’26 played cello in front of her MICDS Tennis team. “I have been playing the cello for seven years,” she shares. “Since I was already in the tennis program for a couple years prior and have been playing for a while in general, I decided to come back to the sport for a third year as it is, along with the cello, something that I love and am passionate about. I have so many amazing friends and teachers in both activities who guide me, support me, and make me laugh. I couldn’t have gone this far without them! I would especially like to thank my tennis coaches, Ms. Hamill and Coach Thomas, for giving me the courage to play cello on the tennis grounds! Each time I play, whether on the court or in the orchestra room, it motivates me to always be improving and always be striving to be better.” Check out Ellie’s mini performance below! Bravo, Ellie!

MICDS Football Team Previewed by STL Today

STL Today published this article on Wednesday, previewing the 2022 MICDS Football team. With insight from Head Coach Fred Bouchard and from several of the Rams players, see which new and returning players you’ll be cheering on this season. After being just a handful of points away from earning a state championship the past two years, the team is ready for another exciting season ahead!

Patrick Huewe

Huewe Receives 2021 USPTA High School Coach of the Year for Missouri Valley

Our very own Patrick Huewe, Varsity Boys Tennis Head Coach, JK-12 World Languages Department Chair, and Upper School Spanish Teacher, was awarded the 2021 United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) High School Coach of the Year award for the Missouri Valley region, which encompasses Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa.

“I’m grateful and honored to share this award with all of the players and coaches in our program because ultimately, any individual award relies on the hard work and success of so many people. The tennis program in 2021 had some amazing individual and team achievements which were firsts in school history. With the new state classification system, Evan Erb ’21 won the first individual boys’ state tennis title in school history in the largest school division, Class 3. It was also the first Class 3 boys state title in Missouri. Justin Jan ’22 was close behind with a 3rd place finish in the same event. The girls’ tennis program competed in Class 3 for the first time in school history and upset both defending state champions in Class 2 and Class 3 from 2020, Visitation and John Burroughs, respectively, to ultimately reach the finals and finish 2nd to St. Joe’s.

“Besides intensive training to develop players on the court, the MICDS Tennis Program focuses on developing a team mentality in a traditionally individual sport. Through this process our players and coaches emphasize sportsmanship, selflessness, team unity, and integrity. As a result, we hope to instill in our players a love of tennis that will last a lifetime.”