Student Standouts: Niedringhaus ’22, Sjogren ’22, Zlatic ’24, Birkel ’25, Ponciroli ’28, Boys Lacrosse, and Boys Tennis
Staff Spotlight: Moser
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Jack Niedringhaus Pitches No-Hitter
Jack Niedringhaus ’22 was featured on Prep Baseball Report Missouri for pitching a no-hitter! Click on the link above to watch some of his strong pitches during the game. Niedringhaus is committed to studying and playing baseball at Xavier Baseball. Way to go, Jack!
Senior Earns Scholar-Athlete Award from St. Louis Chapter of National Football Foundation
Bjorn Sjogren ’22 was recently honored with the Scholar-Athlete Award at the 31st annual Scholar-Athlete banquet sponsored by the St. Louis chapter of the National Football Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to «promote and develop the power of amateur football in developing the qualities of leadership, sportsmanship, competitive zeal, and the drive for academic excellence in America’s young people.» Sjogren earned 1st Team All-State Defensive Back honors in 2021 and is a two-sport captain for football and lacrosse. «Coaching a young man like Bjorn is part of what makes my job so much fun. He’s a great football player, an outstanding student, and a wonderful human being,» shared Head Football Coach Dr. Fred Bouchard. This is the second consecutive year that an MICDS student-athlete has been honored with this award. Congratulations, Bjorn!
Sophmore to Intern with NASA & Attend Advanced Astronomy Camp
Zoe Zlatic ’24 has been selected for a virtual internship with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The STEM Enhancement in Earth Science (SEES) high school internship program is a collaboration between The University of Texas Center for Space Research and NASA. Zlatic will collaborate with a mentor and a small group of interns on the Asteroid Photometry team. Her SEES virtual project will allow Zlatic to work closely with NASA subject matter experts, a unique and engaging opportunity to interact with scientists and engineers at the forefront of their careers.
Freshman to Compete on US. Under-16 Women's National Soccer Team
Sixth Grader Dives to First Place
Boys Lacrosse Recap Video in Victory over Chaminade
The MICDS Boys Lacrosse team defeated Chaminade in a close game last week, winning 11-10. Check out this recap video by LAX.com below!
Boys Tennis Takes Second Place at Meet
West Newsmagazine highlights the MICDS Boys Tennis team in its Sports Briefs section from last week. The team came in second place at the annual Metro League meet played at Westminster Christian Academy. Justin Jan ’22 won No. 1 singles, beating the Class 2 singles champion. Also, Armann Chandak ’24 and Arjun Buri ’25 won singles flights. Go Rams!
Staff Spotlight: Joe Moser Shares Hidden Talent in Building Guitars
This week, our very own Maintenance Technician Joe Moser strummed his way into retirement! By day for the last several years, the MICDS community has mostly seen Mr. Moser hard at work helping maintain the buildings and grounds on our 100-acre campus, but did you know that by night, Mr. Moser builds beautiful guitars and is a talented guitar player?
Before officially retiring on Friday, May 6, Moser brought out his guitar and played for students and teachers alike. He spontaneously visited design students in an Upper School Arts class and told them a bit about the guitar-building process. He also strummed a few melodies. «I was amazed at his talent not only in building the guitar but in playing bluegrass,» chimed in Denise Douglas, Upper School Fine Arts Teacher & Gallery Director. «What a talent!»
Moser plans to build guitars during his retirement. Check out one of his guitars below! While we will miss having him at MICDS, we have no doubt that retirement will start out on a high note for Mr. Moser!