Student Standouts for March 13

Student Standouts: Kalishman ’21, Mitchell ’21, 3rd Grade Girls  Basketball Team, Varsity Boys & Girls Basketball Teams

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.

Ally Kalishman

Kalishman '21 Featured on Town and Style's "Inspiring by Example" Article

Ally Kalishman ’21 was featured in Town & Style this week in the “Inspiring by Example” story. Read what Ally shares about experiencing compassion and inclusion at MICDS. Now, she is sharing compassion herself through her many involvements in the Community Service Club, Best Buddies program and the Peer to Peer mentorship program. She also serves as Production Manager for a theater company that raises money for juvenile diabetes research, and she does marketing and fundraising for a food allergy nonprofit. She’s even created a website connecting MICDS students with nonprofits and clubs needing volunteers. Way to inspire, Ally!

Read the article in Town & Style.

Téa Mitchell

Junior Completes Saturday Academy through UMSL Bridge Program

Téa Mitchell ’21 was honored at the UMSL Bridge Program’s 34th Award Ceremony Breakfast over the weekend. She was recognized for successfully completing the rigorous coursework of the Saturday Academy. The awards ceremony included a formal breakfast at The America’s Center Convention Complex with a keynote by Ms. Khalia Collier, Owner and General Manager of the St. Louis Surge, a Women’s Professional Basketball Team.

She shared, “Though the UMSL Bridge Program included waking up at 6 a.m. on two Saturdays out of the month, it was a rewarding experience that afforded me many opportunities in regards to my future. I not only created new friendships with people from schools across St. Louis, but I was able to form relationships with teachers and better build my knowledge for the ACT and my college career!”

Congratulations, Téa!

3rd Grade Girls Basketball Team Places 1st

The 3rd grade girls earned first place in the JCC basketball league with nine wins and only one loss! Thanks to their fantastic coaches, Brittany Ciaramita and Mike Mileusnic, the girls had an amazing season and worked well together. They fought for every point, and there was no doubt they were the team to beat!

Varsity Basketball Metro League All-Conference Teams Announced

For Boys Basketball and Girls Basketball, several MICDS Rams made the Metro League All-Conference Teams. Congratulations to the following student-athletes:

  • Boys Basketball First Team: Brandon Mitchell-Day ’22 and Nick Roper ’21
  • Boys Basketball Second Team: Jack Pronger ’21
  • Girls Basketball Player of the Year: Jessica Brooks ’20
  • Girls Basketball First Team: Zaire Harrell ’22
  • Girls Basketball Honorable Mention: Ellie Gira ’22