Student Standouts for January 15

Student Standouts: Kinsey ’21, Harrell ’22 & Girls Basketball, Herzog ’23, and Ray ’23

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.

Madigan Kinsey Flying

Senior's Hard Work is Paying Off in the Pool and in the Air

Senior Madigan Kinsey ’21 is featured in West Newsmagazine for her many successes academically, athletically, and even as a pilot! Kinsey is the two-time captain of the Girls Swimming team and has been a club swimmer for 12 years. Her academic accolades include being a National Merit Semifinalist, scoring a perfect 36 on the ACT, and being an AP Scholar with honors (having scored 5s on the AP Physics and AP BC Calculus exams). She also has her pilot’s license and can conduct solo flights.

As she looks forward to her next chapter after graduating from MICDS, she plans to study aerospace engineering in college. The article quotes her stating, “My dream is to be a test pilot (astronaut) and pilot us to Mars.” Currently, she’s been accepted to West Point, the Air Force Academy, and the University of Arizona Honors College. She’s also been awarded a Type 1 Air Force ROTC scholarship, which is the top four-year scholarship given.

In the air, in the pool, and in the classroom, we can’t wait to see what takes flight for Kinsey next!

Zaire Harrell basketball

STL Today Highlights Basketball Star Zaire Harrell '22 and Team

Zaire Harrell ’22 is in the spotlight in this STL High School Sports article for her stellar performance and leadership on the MICDS Girls Basketball team. As a point guard and three-year starter, Harrell has quickly risen to become a great athlete and scorer for Rams basketball. She’s also matured into guiding her fellow Rams on the court and advocating for those who cannot advocate for themselves. In the game against Ladue on Tuesday, Harrell scored the game-high of 25 points out of the final score of 58-28. Read the full article to learn more about Harrell’s basketball journey along with what her teammates and coach say about her.

STLToday also recaps the game in this brief article, showcasing Binta Fall ’23 with 14 points and Ellie Gira ’22 with 13 rebounds. Go Rams!

Peter Herzog

Sophomore Breaks State Records in Powerlifting Competition

Peter Herzog ’23 recently competed in the Missouri River Open powerlifting competition. Herzog broke three state records and is now ranked 63rd in the country for his age group and weight class. He broke the records in squat, deadlift, and total weight lifted. Keep it up, Peter!

Ray '23 Named to All-Metro Cross Country Team

Congratulations to Julia Ray ’23 for being named to the Big River All-Metro Cross Country team for the second year in a row. According to Big River, “Athletes were selected based on their season’s accomplishments, their head-to-head finishes, and, weighing heavily, their placement/time at this past Fall’s state meet.” Way to go, Julia!