How are you doing? The answer is usually a simple “good” or “fine.” But for SLUH alum, Loyola Academy President, and this year’s Backer Award winner Dr. Eric Clark, whenever somebody asks him that question, his response is always the same: “I am blessed.”
Clark felt especially blessed on Monday, when he was presented with the Backer Award at the all-school assembly awards ceremony. He was officially recognized as the recipient of this year’s award last night at the Companions Dinner.
Over the course of the 2022 school year, we’ve experienced multiple different conditions under the SLUH safety plan. From masks to mask-recommended, contact tracing to Zoom classes, there's a lot of change that has happened this year. But to end the academic year, SLUH has released a new safety plan for the spring and summer.
Good news is always abundant at St. Louis University High School and this week, the school community was blessed with the announcement that we will be hosting not one, but two new Jesuits: River Simpson and Justin Kelley who will be beginning their regency at SLUH next school year.
First there was Activity Period, then there was Academic Lab, then Studium, and next year: Advisory periods. With the creation of another new schedule for the next school year, the administration has added this new period intended to address topics not discussed in the academic curriculum and create opportunities for each student to be a part of a strong community.
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The weather was starting to get chilly at Dwight Davis on Tuesday evening. It was 6:30 p.m. and as the wind picked up, the Jr. Bills were in a familiar spot: waiting on a closely-contested singles match to end. Just like the MICDS match, senior No. 2 Henry Dowd found himself fighting long after the others had finished.
SLUH’s golf squad began the season sizzling with a 237-245 against conference opponent St. John Vianney at Tapawingo Golf Club on March 28, with senior captain Louis Cornett shooting an even par 36, followed closely by a one over par from senior Thomas Ziegler.
After a solid win, St. Louis U. High went on a brief cold spell, struggling in the Bantle Tournament the next day and against Chaminde on April 4. SLUH rebounded the next week with two wins over Ladue and Westminster, and a fifth place tournament finish at the Bulldog Battle Tournament, highlighted by round in the 70’s by Cornett, Ziegler, and senior Sam Orlando.
Senior Sean Kellogg officially committed to run Division 1 cross country and track at Marquette University last Wednesday. After coming off of a great cross country season where he was SLUH’s number one finishing runner for the majority of the season, Kellogg finished with a personal record of 15:47 at the State meet where he earned an All-State spot.
Following a strong four years playing forward for the Jr. Bills, senior Tyler Van Bree will continue his soccer career next year at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, where he plans to study financial markets and economic analysis.
It is often said that weekends are for relaxing. With time off from the chaos that school often brings, SLUH students cherish their weekends as times of alleviating stress from schoolwork and other extracurricular activities. However, this was not the case for the SLUH volleyball team this past weekend. After school on Friday, April 22 and the following Saturday morning, the Jr. Bills traveled to Chesterfield for the annual Parkway Central Volleyball Tournament. With 16 teams, the tournament fielded multiple teams that will stand between SLUH and a state trophy in May. SLUH prevailed with the first place tournament trophy, but not without a nail-biter win in the finals against the Marquette Mustangs.
Revenge. The greatest feeling in sports. Lebron beating the Warriors in 2016, Rocky Balboa knocking out Apollo Creed in Rocky II, and now the Jr. Bills lacrosse team taking down the CBC cadets.
The Jr. Billikens have stumbled as of late, dropping three games in a row against Columbia-Hickman, Westminster and De Smet.
Students learned during yesterday’s farewell video that science teacher and STUCO moderator Bradley Mueller will be leaving SLUH at the end of this year to become a pilot.
Assistant to the President Kim Walsh officially retired from St. Louis U. High this past March, with bittersweet goodbyes from students and staff alike as she takes on becoming a full-time devoted grandmother.
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