MICDS Ram dancing

Student Standouts and Faculty Features for December 7

Student Standouts: Buchanan ‘19, McClain ’19, Perry ’20, Sutton ’19, Field Hockey and Ice Hockey Athletes in the News; Faculty Features: Huewe, Zahller

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

Aspen Young Leaders Fellowship

Inaugural Cohort of the Aspen Young Leaders Fellowship Celebrates Completion

On Sunday, December 2, one current student and three recent graduates from MICDS celebrated their completion of the inaugural cohort of the Aspen Young Leaders Fellowship (AYLF) with a graduation ceremony held at Washington University’s Knight Center. The Aspen Institute’s Youth and Engagement Programs created the AYLF to be a place-based multi-site initiative that develops the next generation of local, purpose-driven leaders. Fellows represent an array of opinions, identities and perspectives, and all bring something to the two-year journey that is the Aspen Young Leaders Fellowship.

Our four MICDS students were part of the St. Louis cohort class of 18 area young leaders. They include Max Goldstein ‘17, Zuri Thomas ‘17, Bob Sforza ‘17 and Sean Buchanan ‘19.

Caleigh McClain tennis

All-Metro Girls Tennis

As shared by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, senior Caleigh McClain ’19 finished fifth place in Class 1 doubles with Journee White ’22.

Parker Perry golfing

All-Metro Girls Golf

Junior Parker Perry ’20, mentioned in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, won golf district and sectional medalist titles. She also placed third at the Class 1 state tournament.

Josh Sutton signs NLI

Track Star Signs NLI

A big congratulations to Josh Sutton ’19! He signed a National Letter of Intent this week to continue running track at the University of Tulsa.

All-Metro Field Hockey

Six MICDS field hockey athletes were mentioned in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as part of All-Metro Field Hockey. Congratulations to the following Rams:

  • Kate Oliver ’22 whose 66 points landed her as the second-most point-scoring player in the area. She also tied for scoring the most points (29) in the area. Read more.
  • Molly Christopher ’20 scored eight goals and 10 assists, including crucial assists in the Midwest Tournament semifinal. Read more.
  • Mia Duchars ’20 tallied 14 goals making her the 5th top scorer in the area while she additionally logged 23 assists. She is the Metro League Player of the Year, and she’s been invited to practice with the U-19 national team before eventually continuing playing field hockey at the University of Louisville. Read more.
  • Arden Lily ’19 scored nine goals and eight assists as a strong player with a great shot from the top of the circle. Read more.
  • Caroline Carr ’20 is a first-team All-Metro League selection. Scoring 19 goals and making 19 assists, she is fourth in the area in scoring and has committed to Dartmouth College. Read more.
  • Lily Baker ’21 earned first-team all-Metro League honors as a force to be reckoned with in the center back position. Read more.
Ice hockey

Exciting Comeback for Ice Hockey

Ice hockey season is already off to a great start! Last Monday’s Mid-States Club Hockey Association Central Division game made for an exciting three-goal comeback. Teammates Jacob Lefton ’19, Nicholas Mellanby ’19, Hugo Engelhardt ’21, J.T. Williamson ’21 and goalie Riley Clinton ’21 are all included in this St. Louis Post-Dispatch write-up of the game.



High School Coach of the Year - Patrick Huewe

Faculty Makes an Impact from STEM to Athletics

Patrick Huewe, MICDS Department Chair of World Languages and Head Tennis Coach, won a big award this fall from the United States Tennis Association (USTA) as High School Coach of the Year. Read the announcement here.

Photo Credit: USTA Missouri Valley

Paul Zahller

Last month, Upper School Science Teacher Paul Zahller shared insight to Missouri educators and superintendents about agriculture careers in a panel discussion for the Bioscience Careers Pathway. This month, he’ll speak about the mutant millet characterization and sequencing at Venture Cafe at 39 North.