Election season is firmly underway at St. Louis U. High, as members of the classes of 2023, 2024, and 2025 hosted elections this past week to determine next year’s Student Council class officers. After an extensive application and primary process, members of the current freshman class elected Noah Butler as President and Ronan Smith as Vice President, while the sophomores chose Andrew Moffett for President and Tommy O’Keefe for Vice President. Juniors chose Jack SanFillipo for President, and tapped Alberto Vushaj to be Vice President to lead their class.
Pizza, donuts, and softball; St. Louis U. High’s One World Club with contributions from Stuco held a week-long fundraiser in order to aid refugees in Poland who have been displaced by the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. SLUH raised money for the Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS), an organization which has provided Ukrainian immigrants with support in finding shelter, transportation, and the next step in their lives as a whole.
Counseling Assistant and Russian Teacher Marina Chura stepped off a bus and into a quiet station in her hometown of St. Petersburg, Russia to meet her brother and her cousin late at night on Thursday, April 7. After hours of flights and a long bus ride that crossed the Russian border, she was exhausted, but relieved to finally be with her family.
Several students recently approached the administration of St. Louis U. High with a proposal to change the school dance policy to allow students to bring same-sex guests to school dances.
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St. Louis U. High’s rugby team has faced a tumultuous schedule over the last two weeks, and look forward towards a positive conclusion in the coming week with the state championship ahead. In that two week stretch, the Jr. Bills played a single division game against Eureka and competed in the SLUH Catholic Invitational Rugby Tournament.
SLUH has always taken steps to try new things, especially when it comes to languages. This year, SLUH is taking the initiative further, with the introduction of the Seal of Biliteracy to the school. The Missouri Seal of Biliteracy, introduced in 2017, is an award given to high school seniors to recognize those who achieve complete proficiency in English and another language. Now, in 2022, it will be offered for the first time to SLUH seniors.
Working hard in the Science Center basement, the Saint Louis U. High Esports program has been producing fruitful seasons of state final contention and a myriad of wins since it was founded.
Senior DonTavion Sullivan will be taking his talents on the gridiron to Lincoln University, located in Jefferson City where he will also study business.
It’s been a tale of two seasons so far for the St. Louis U. High tennis team. At times, the Jr. Bills have presented a dominant, dynamic roster that can easily clean up weaker teams. Over the past week, SLUH bested both last year’s rival Lindbergh and CBC without dropping a single match. Both contests were won 9-0 and over in time to do homework.
St. Louis U. High’s Track and Field team has been running all over the place in the past few weeks, competing with some of the best talent in Missouri and continuing to dominate the field. In the last two weeks the Jr. Bills have competed at four different meets and managed to show off their impressive talent and depth in all of them starting with the Eureka Invitational back on April 8.
t’s not often that fourth quarter school events can distract students from the rapid, determined march towards summer vacation. Projects, tests, and AP exams all fly by as the weather gets warmer. Some things can break the mold and bring students back into the moment, though. A packed house of pink shirts in the Danis Field House ready to celebrate SLUH volleyball did just that last Wednesday. In their closest, most important match of the season, the Paint-it-Pink game, SLUH beat Vianney in straight sets. Played in support of Breast Cancer awareness, the match was high energy, intense, and victorious, just like the rest of the volleyball season so far.
The St. Louis U. High varsity Ultimate Frisbee team improved to 2-3 this past week with a 15-11 win over Edwardsville JV and a 14-10 loss to Priory. The Jr. Bills have continued to improve and are developing into a force to be reckoned with.
The St. Louis U. High lacrosse team took their sticks and helmets to De Smet on April 9 to defend their proud title of Marco Cup Champions.
The Jr. Bills faced off against the Kirkwood Pioneers last week. This wasn’t an ordinary matchup, the Bills wouldn’t be able to make them “feel despair” (the goal of each game). This was Kirkwood, the team that beat SLUH in the state semifinals last year. The Bills had nothing but revenge in their eyes.
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