Student Standouts and Faculty Feature for November 12

Student Standouts: Baisch ’22, Tiwari ’23, Girls Cross Country, Football, and Boys Swimming

Faculty Feature: Roth

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

Gus Baisch

Baisch '22 Dubbed Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Gus Baisch ’22 for being named an Athlete of the Week according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Baisch had eight tackles, two interceptions, a blocked punt, one caused fumble, and two sacks in the Class 4 District Semifinal game against Soldan. He currently leads our Rams in tackles (106) and sacks (8). Keep it up, Gus!

Junior Creates Video that Showcases Rams Community

Over summer break, Aanya Tiwari ’23 again led the charge to make a welcome video for new students joining the Rams community. The video was shared at the Upper School Bridge orientation program. “The video provides the new students a more informal and personalized look into MICDS school life and of course, its community,” she shared. She interviewed students and teachers by asking them two questions:

  1. What stands out to you about MICDS?
  2. What is one or more of your favorite memories at MICDS?

Watch the finished product below! Great work, Aanya!

Three Rams Compete at State for Girls Cross Country

Congratulations to our Girls Cross Country State competitors! Julia Ray ’23 medaled with a 4th place finish, Riley Noonan ’22 earned 15th place, and Grace Coppel ’25 ran in her first State race! Way to run, Rams!

Boys Swimming Competes in State Area Qualifiers

Congrats to the following Rams who are competing in the Class 2 Boys Swimming State meet area qualifiers this weekend:

  • Mason Boon ’23 (50 freestyle, 100 freestyle)
  • Sam Ellenhorn ’24 (100 butterfly)
  • Jeffrey Ge ’24 (200 individual medley, 100 breaststroke)
  • Owen Limbrick ’23 (100 backstroke)
  • Ryan Mauney ’22 (200 freestyle, 100 freestyle)
  • Lee Naber ’22 (200 freestyle, 100 backstroke)
  • Wayne Webster ’23 (50 freestyle, 100 freestyle)

The Rams will also compete in the 200 medley, 200 freestyle, and 400 freestyle relays.

MICDS Football Traditions Cherished from Fathers to Sons

MICDS Football was featured on KSDK last Friday in a video highlighting how several of the players have fathers who played football as Rams, too. Watch the video below to see how the legacy of the MICDS football program has been cherished from generation to generation. We are grateful for these alumni, our current players, and our current and past coaches.

As the Rams continue in the playoffs, the MICDS Football program will be inducted into the Missouri Hall of Fame this Sunday. Way to go, Rams!

Teacher Speaks About Book and the Evolution of Womanpower at Veterans Day Event

On Thursday, our very own Dr. Tanya Roth, Upper School History Teacher and published author, spoke at a hybrid in-person and virtual Veterans Day event with the World Affairs Council of St. Louis. She discussed the topic of her new book, Her Cold War, at the event called “Why Womanpower Matters in the Military.” She also explored how the evolution of womanpower in the military during the Cold War impacted servicewomen and the US armed forces today.

The talk was moderated by MICDS alumna Leila Payer ’17 and Susan Lore, both of the World Affairs Council of St. Louis.