Student Standouts for January 21

Student Standouts: Oliver ’22, Tiwari ’23, Benoist ’23, Sennaraj ’24, Williamson ’24, Mitchell-Day ’22, Boys Basketball, and Girls Swimming & Diving

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

Senior Named to MAX Field Hockey's All-Region Team

Congratulations to Kate Oliver ’22 for being named to MAX Field Hockey’s All-Region Team! The senior forward player is listed on the Max Field Hockey’s website with the following accolades:

  • Metro League Conference Co-Player of the Year
  • First Team All-Conference
  • All-Metro First Team
  • 25 goals and 5 assists
  • MAX Field Hockey Preseason Player to Watch

Caroling for Meaningful Causes & Connection

Read the following writeup by Aanya Tiwari ’23 about how she and fellow Rams caroled to make a difference this past December.

Having grown up singing in multiple choirs in Sri Lanka, I grew particularly fond of caroling as it helped me to connect with the people of the community. Furthermore, it was always a nice way to spread the holiday spirit along with being able to experience the rewarding feeling of bringing smiles to many faces. In honor of valuing this tradition and getting over the gloominess brought by the pandemic, I organized some friends from the MICDS choir to go caroling with during winter break.

In order to work this out, I contacted Elizabeth Hogan, the executive director of the St. Louis Christmas Carols Association. The St. Louis Carols Association is a non-profit organization that facilitates the caroling and raising of funds for children’s agencies in the St. Louis area since 1911. What started as William H. Danforth and a group of friends caroling to bring joy to their fellow neighbors has grown into a well-supported non-profit and passionate community that has raised over $3 million up to date. The funds collected are donated across 35 children’s agencies in the region. Some of them include ALIVE, Central Institute for the Deaf, Every Child’s Hope (ECH), Lutheran Association of Special Education, Youth In Need Inc., and plenty more.

With that said, I assembled a small group of my fellow choir friends and we went along caroling across our own neighborhoods and those of close friends on December 27th, 2021. This warm and friendly bunch comprised of myself, Ashley Benoist ’23, Rebecca Sennaraj ’24, and Kate Williamson ’24. We caroled for over 6 hours and were immensely pleased to have been able to spread happiness to over 30 houses. Along the way, we came across several generous individuals and we were able to raise a little over $100 by the end of the night. From house to house, we kept it traditional as we carried our sheet music and small money tills. Amongst the array of carols we sang through the night, Winter Wonderland, Joy To The World, and Jingle Bells stood out as fan favorites!

Not only did we spread joy to others but also, we got to spend time together and engage in something we value immensely, singing. Moving forward, I keep a promise to continue this tradition of caroling with hopes that our little group expands.

Mitchell-Day's Phenomenal Dunk & Boys Basketball Beats Burroughs

The MICDS Boys Basketball team defeated John Burroughs last Friday, 58-48. Top scorers were Brandon Mitchell-Day ’22 with 22 points, Marcus Coleman ’23 with 14 points, and Tony Nunn ’22 with 10. Brandon had the “play of the night” caught on film by KSDK. Watch his incredible dunk below!

Check out some photos from the game from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and watch the game highlight reel from Gateway Sports below!

MICDS Girls Swim and Dive Team Going Strong

A little over halfway through the swim season, the MICDS Girls Swim and Dive Team has displayed strong aquatic skills, great sportsmanship, and amazing team spirit. The team has competed at nine meets and faced 13 different high schools. With two more meets to go, the MICDS Rams have come out victorious on all nine, including a recent win against the John Burroughs squad. Their most dramatic win was against the Cor Jesu Academy team which was too close to call up to the very last minute, with MICDS defeating CJA by 10 narrow points.

As the competitions continue, the Rams are preparing for the two most important meets, Metro League on February 7-8 and State on February 17-19. MICDS competes in the Class 2 division (MSHSAA) which hosts some of the best high school teams in Missouri. You may follow and cheer for the Rams through your screen here.

Way to go Rams!