Student Standouts for September 11

Student Standouts: Kain ’21, Janes ’23, Wright ’27, Clennan ’26, Janes ’26, Riley ’26, Football in the News

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.

Senior Announced as Honoree of Lift Up St. Louis and the Forest Park Balloon Race

On Thursday, Danielle Kain ’21 was honored by the Forest Park Balloon Race and Lift Up St. Louis! Read the summary of her announcement: « Today we had the immense pleasure of honoring Danielle Kain as a leader who inspires her peers and helps to Lift Up St. Louis through her work with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis. Danielle is being honored as a representation of all of the inspiring youth across our area who stand up for change and help us all look toward the future with hope! » In just one week, the first round of hot air balloon tribute flights will take off. As part of #LiftUpSTL, the organization will highlight each of its 10 honorees through the tribute flights « to represent all who help make a difference in St. Louis. » Way to go, Danielle!

Danielle Kain

Ava Janes

Orchestra Extraordinaire Ava Janes '23

Ava Janes ’23 is an orchestra member at MICDS who recently auditioned for the Webster Music School’s Symphonic and Concert Orchestras. She made both orchestras and has the privilege and honor of playing Principal for second violins in the Concert Orchestra. Additionally, she is playing 5th chair for the second violin section for the Symphonic Orchestra.
This summer, Ava also auditioned for the Saint Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra and secured a substitute position in that orchestra for the second year in a row! She works tirelessly every day to be the best instrumentalist possible. Way to go, Ava! This achievement was also highlighted in West Newsmagazine here.

Four Rams Compete at Irish Dance Competition

MICDS had a very strong showing among tough competition in Kansas City at this past weekend’s Irish dance competitions where Rowan Wright ’27, Carrie Clennan ’26, Delaney Janes ’26, and Kate Riley ’26 competed. These Rams are dancers at the Meghan Torno School of Irish Dance.

Rowan competed at the Preliminary Champion (PC) level and achieved two 2nd, one 4th, and one 5th overall placements. Delaney competed at the PC level and earned one 1st and three 2nd overall placements. Delaney and Rowan, with a previous 1st place win, are now halfway to Open Champion, the highest level of Irish dance competition.

Carrie competed at the PC level and achieved two 1st and one 6th overall placements. With her two 1st places, Carrie is now an Open Champion (OC). Kate, a world qualifier OC dancer, competed twice and placed 9th and 10th place overall out of 30 dancers. Well done to all of our Irish dancing Rams for their hard-earned awards!

MICDS Football Team Remains Optimistic Despite Regulations

The MICDS football team was highlighted on a segment on KSDK on Wednesday regarding the most recent regulations due to COVID-19 for youth sports which stipulated that high-contact sports games for high schoolers are not currently allowed in St. Louis County. Watch the segment below to see how the team is striving to remain optimistic and create game-like situations among the MICDS team.