Student Standouts & Faculty Feature for November 18, 2022

Student Standouts: Moore ’23, Tzeng ’28, Members of The Voice and The Phoenix, Football, Boys Swimming and Diving

Faculty Feature: Bouchard

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

Athlete of the Week Winston Moore

Winston Moore ’23 is the High School Athlete of the Week according to Scoops with Danny Mac. Moore has scored over 200 points for the Rams and nearly 1,000 yards rushing among many other football accolades. A versatile player, Moore shares how he’s led the 2022 football team, bonded with teammate Steven Hall ’23, and has been inspired by his two older brothers who played football at the collegiate level. Moore will hit the gridiron for Colgate University next year after graduating from MICDS.

Keep it up, Winston! Best wishes for State Quarterfinals on Saturday!

Seventh Grader Shines, Winning Six Piano Competitions

We are blown away by seventh grader Emmaus Tzeng ’28 who has won not one, two…but SIX competitions this fall for piano. A standing ovation (times six) goes to Tzeng for his incredible victories below!

  1. Winner of the William Schatzkamer Concerto Competition. Tzeng performed as a soloist with the University City Symphony on September 10, 2022, at Washington University.
  2. Gold Medalist in Division 1 of the SLAMTA Young Artist Competition. Tzeng performed a 20-minute program at the winners’ recital held at Lacefield Music on October 22, 2022.
  3. Winner of the Stars of Tomorrow Competition. Tzeng performed as a soloist with the Belleville Philharmonic on October 22, 2022.
  4. Winner of the Missouri Music Teacher Association Piano State Competition, in the category of SOLO for 7th grade on November 6, 2022.
  5. Winner of the Missouri Music Teacher Association Piano State Competition in the category of DUET for 7th-9th grade on November 6, 2022.
  6. Winner of the Marie Stillwell Concerto Competition; Deborah Fox Guild Award (12 & Under Category). Tzeng will be performing with the Alton Symphony on December 10, 2022.
“I’ve worked really hard the last several months and am looking forward to a period of downtime coming up,” said Tzeng. “It’s important to hone your talents and gifts and, more importantly, share them with the community as a way of giving back. I’m excited to represent MICDS and thank all the teachers for their amazing support!”


Wow! Keep it up, Emmaus!

Rams Attend the Journalism Education Association's National Conference

Last Friday, editors and staff members from the MICDS student publications clubs, The Voice and The Phoenix, attended the Journalism Education Association’s National Fall Conference in St. Louis. The conference featured the nation’s largest fall gathering of scholastic journalists, advisers, and journalism teachers. Students attended break-out sessions, participated in workshops, and spoke with university representatives about studying journalism in the future.
Editor-in-Chief of The Voice Rachel Phillips ’24 said, “The convention was so much fun, and I learned so much from each of the sessions I attended. I spent the day in sessions learning how to be a better editor, focusing on everything from journalistic best practices to leadership skills. I was so excited to get the chance to meet other students and editors from across the country to talk about everything from our school’s publications to our respective hometowns. Everyone I met at the convention was so friendly and willing to share ideas and advice about anything. This is an experience I will be able to look back on and put into practice for the rest of my life, and I will value the lessons I learned and the people I met for a long time to come.”
Staff member of The Phoenix Phoebe Burgis ’23 shared some important (and fun) takeaways: “One of the sessions I attended was called “Great Editor = Great Leader,” which was run by Dan Mueller, a Herff Jones rep that we have worked with on our own yearbook. Some of the things I learned from him were to always be excited and passionate every day, to lead by example, and also that it is acceptable to bribe staffers with food to finish their work by the deadline.” Burgis also said, “The whole event was a lot bigger than I was imagining; there were students from all over the country, and I remember feeling excited and curious about what the sessions and booths would look like, since I have never been to a convention or conference before. The overall vibe of the day was pretty enjoyable and chill, especially going through all of the college booths on the convention floor and collecting all the freebies.”

Rams Football: Class 5 District 2 Champions!

Our Rams are Class 5 District 2 Champions after beating Eureka, 34-14, last week. Check out the game recap on STL Today, highlighting Brian Gould ’25, Henry Oliver ’25, Winston Moore ’23, and Dorian Reddic ’23. At Districts, Cameron Lester ’23 caught his eighth interception of the season and is now tied for #1 in the state and #2 in the metro area. A wrapup of the game can also be read on Scoops with Danny Mac here.

Watch the full game highlights of the district championship below from Gateway Sports Venue.

This is the third straight district title in the three years with MICDS Head Football Coach Dr. Fred Bouchard. Watch Coach Bouchard’s postgame speech shared here!

Boys Swimming Makes Splash at State

The Rams had eight swimmers and one diver head to the Men’s Class 2 Swim & Dive State Championship last Thursday and Friday. Despite being Class 2’s smallest team, the Rams capped off the season with a 9th-place finish out of 36 teams at the state championships.

The Rams competed in the Championship Finals for
  • The 200-Yard Medley Relay, and
  • Jeffrey Ge ’24 swam in the 100-Yard Breaststroke

The following Rams competed in the Consolation Finals:

  • Ian Boon ’25 in the 50-Yard Freestyle
  • Owen Limbrick ’23 in the 100-Yard Backstroke
  • I. Boon in the 100-Yard Breaststroke
  • The 200-Yard Freestyle and 400-Yard Freestyle Relay Teams


  • The 200 Medley Relay team of Limbrick, Ge, Sam Ellenhorn ’24, and Boon took 5th place in Class 2!
  • I. Boon took 6th in the 50-Free Consolation Finals.
  • The relay of I. Boon, Mason Bedell ’23, Limbrick, & Jacob Genin ’26 finished 11th overall in the 200-Free.
  • Limbrick took 11th in the 100 Backstroke
  • Ge hit the podium taking 2nd place in the 100 Breaststroke in the Class 2 State Championship
  • The 400 Free Relay of Mason Boon ’23, Ellenhorn, Daniel Chen ’25, & I. Boon wrapped up the State Meet with a 9th-place finish.
Congratulations to Boys Swimming & Diving and to Coach McCrary and his staff!

Faculty Feature: Dr. Bouchard Leads District

Head Football Coach Dr. Fred Bouchard might be the only head coach (or one of the very few) in Missouri history to win district championships in Classes 2-5.

  • Palmyra (Class 2)
  • Harrisonville (Class 3)
  • Staley (Class 4-5)
  • MICDS (Class 4-5)
He may also be the only head coach in Missouri history to win district titles at five different schools:
  • Palmyra 1994 – 1995 – 1996 – 1997
  • Boliver 2001
  • Harrisonville 2002 – 2003 – 2004 – 2005 – 2006 – 2007
  • Staley 2008 – 2009 – 2010 – 2011 – 2012 – 2015
  • MICDS 2020 – 2021 – 2022

Our Rams are lucky to have you, Coach! Good luck at Quarterfinals on Saturday!