Student Standouts & Faculty Feature for September 3

Student Standouts & Faculty Feature: Reagan Andrew ’22, Cole Gipson ’23, Julia Ray ’23, Ava Cervera ’27, Swimmers for Cancer, Upper School Visual & Performing Arts Teacher Patrick Huber

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

Reagan Andrew '22 “One-to-Watch”

Reagan Andrew ’22 was recently featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as a “one-to-watch” quarterback. Entering his fourth season as MICDS’ starting quarterback, Reagan has thrown for more than 3,600 yards, 36 touchdowns, and rushed for nearly 1,000 yards and 24 touchdowns. Keep up the good work, Reagan!

Cole Gipson '23 Appointed to Youth Advisory Council

Cole Gipson ’23 was recently appointed to the St. Louis County Youth Advisory Council. The new Youth Advisory Council will have 15 members, ages 14 to 22, charged with advising county agencies and the county executive’s office on issues affecting youth, from increasing voter turnout to renovating county parks. Per St. Louis County Executive Sam Page, “Truly representative governments is the responsibility of every citizen. St. Louis County is fortunate to have a person with your qualifications and experience expressing a willingness to serve.” Congratulations, Cole!

Julia Ray '23 Wins Invitational

Julia Ray ’23 recently won the Ft. Zumwalt North Cross Country Invitational with a time of 18:42.70. Congratulations, Julia!


Ava Cervera '27 Joins Junior National Young Leaders Conference

Ava Cervera ’27 participated this past summer in the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington D.C. The JNYL is a leadership program for middle school students that employs innovative tools, techniques, and activities mirroring real-world challenges to facilitate critical thinking and communication. Congratulations, Ava!

Swimming to Support Cancer Research

Six MICDS students recently participated in Swim Across America, an open swim fundraiser to benefit the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis. Swimmers had their choice of a 2.4 mile, 1.2 mile, or 0.6 mile swim at Alpine Lake, at Innsbrook Resort.

The 2.4-mile swimmers were:
Sophie Henriksen ’22
Juliette Phillips ’23

The 1.2-mile swimmers were:
Everdine Ferguson ’24
Isabel Phillips ’24
Grace Coppel ’25
Sophia Goodwin ’25

The Phillips sisters chose to dedicate their swim to their grandfather. High five to all swimmers who swam to help the fight against cancer!

Faculty Feature: Upper School Visual & Performing Arts Teacher Patrick Huber

Upper School Visual & Performing Arts Teacher Patrick Huber created the lighting design and served as the official photographer for Tiny Beautiful Things, one of the first post-pandemic theater productions in St. Louis. Huber was also recognized in a recent issue of County Living magazine for his work in lighting design and theater. Read more about Huber’s accomplishments on pages 50-52 here, which features a picture of an MICDS production of Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Thank you, Mr. Huber, for the artistic gifts you bring to MICDS!