Student Standouts: Hamilton ’22, Brooks ’20, Patton ’23, Sondrol ’22 and Letta ’20
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Bogdan Hamilton '22 Represents Team USA at a Major Fencing Tournament
Bogdan Hamilton ’22 was recently selected by USA Fencing to be a member of the US Cadet (under 17) Fencing Team that competed January 11-13, 2019, in the Danube Cup fencing tournament held in Bratislava, Slovakia. Bogdan won four bouts in the first round to advance to the direct elimination round of the tournament, where he lost a close bout to a Russian competitor. Bogdan was proud to be a member of Team USA and compete against fencers from all over the world.
Jessica Brooks '20 Gets Selected as St. Louis American's "Prep Athlete of the Week"
Jessica Brooks ’20 was recently featured in the St. Louis American as this week’s “Prep Athlete of the Week.” To read the full article, click here.
Skye Patton '23, Haylii Sondrol '22 and Caroline Latta '20 Perform at Nutcracker on Ice
Nutcracker on Ice performs four shows annually at the Webster Groves Ice Arena, and this year three MICDS students – Skye Patton ’23 (Drosselmeyer), Haylii Sondrol ’22 (Ladies’ Maid) and Caroline Letta ’20 (Snow Queen) – were given lead roles after auditioning. More than 180 skaters participated and over 3,500 tickets were sold. In addition, because the students were principal characters, they were given the opportunity to ride on the Santa Float in the downtown St. Louis Thanksgiving day parade. They also were invited to skate on Channel 2 News with Tim Ezell!
Reflecting on her journey with Nutcracker on Ice, Snow Queen Caroline Latta shared, “I’ve been doing Nutcracker on Ice for 10 years now, where I first was barely able to skate out there to now having bigger principal roles, and I can honestly say it’s been amazing to be a part of this production. It’s one of the best weeks of my year because the cast is like a family to me. I think it is so special because it puts a twist on a classic story, and it is so rewarding to see the show come all together!”