Friday, May 17, 2013
Congrats to the class of 2013! Are you celebrating a graduate this year?
Seniors at St. Louis Community College-Meramec, Kirkwood High School, Vianney High School and Ursuline Academy are saying good-bye to their now-alma mater and graduating this weekend. SHARE your graduation photos and videos with Patch! Just upload them to this post. The Class of 2013 commencement ceremonies are: Patch sends congratulations to all graduates! What do you think? Do you have a graduate this year? Any other special festivities surrounding area commencements? Tell us in the comments.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Students are getting ready to graduate from high schools and universities in the Kirkwood area.
It's that time of year again: Students at both high school and college levels are getting ready for commencement in the St. Louis area. SHARE your graduation photos with Patch! Just upload them to this post. In Kirkwood, St. Louis Community College-Meramec, Kirkwood High School, Vianney High School and Ursuline Academy all have graduation ceremonies in the month of May. Patch sends congratulations to all graduates! What do you think? Do you have a graduate this year? Any other special festivities surrounding area commencements? Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Learn about the school's first ever Evans Scholar.
Friday, April 26, 2013
From lacrosse to volleyball to soccer, the future looks bright for these young women.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Fans of the girl's prep school in Kirkwood are buzzing about the latest announcement.
Wednesday, March 6
More than 50 Facebook likes and a dozen comments greeted the latest announcement from Ursuline Academy: The all-girls' preparatory school in Kirkwood will be launching a new instrumental music program next year, anchored by a new faculty hire with experience throughout the St. Louis area. Here's the announcement, posted Friday on the school's Facebook page: "UA has hired Mr. James Harkey as our new music teacher. Mr. Harkey has a bachelors degree in music education, a masters degree in conducting, and has taught both vocal and instrumental music at Althoff Catholic High School and, for the past six and a half years, at St. Elizabeth Academy where he also served as music department chair." On his own website, Harkey said his job at St. …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Fifty high schools from around the United States will be competing for the title when the championships are held in St. Louis starting Feb. 27.
Kirkwood High School's, Ursuline Academy's and St. John Vianney High's racquetball club athletes are among three of 15 St. Louis area high school teams who will compete in the 2013 USA Racquetball High School National Championships in St. Louis Feb. 27-March 3. The event is hosted by the Missouri High School Racquetball Association and USA Racquetball. Held at both the Missouri Athletic Club West and Vetta Sports Concord, nearly 400 high school racquetball players from around the nation will converge on St. Louis to compete for the gold. The Missouri High School Racquetball Association League consists of nearly 500 players from 20 different St. Louis high schools, said Dan Whitley, racquetball director at Vetta Sports Clubs. He said the…
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Sierra Gregg, 21, was born with a rare birth defect that left her legally blind but that didn't stop her from revolutionizing how the U.S. stores critical documents.
Saturday, January 26
By Brittney Smithers, Lighthouse for the Blind – Saint Louis Sierra Gregg of Kirkwood, a senior at Missouri’s Truman State University who is legally blind, proves that hard work, dedication and belief in a cause can overcome all limitations. Sierra discovered in 2011 that almost all of archived documents about the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) on the ADA website for the Presidential Libraries & Museums at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., were not digitized. Dismayed, Sierra began a project to convert more than 50 archived ADA documents on the website into digital formats, which are more accessible to readers with limited vision. Sierra, now age 21, spent the past two summers in Washington, D.C., leading that …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
They may not have won, but Anna Hebrank and Lauren Geisz sang their hearts out at the St. Louis Teen Talent Showcase Competition last weekend.
Congratulations to Kirkwood teens Anna Hebrank and Lauren Geisz who competed in the finals at last weekend’s St. Louis Teen Talent Showcase Competition. Anna and Lauren, both Ursuline Academy students and talented singers, went up against more than 100 teens in the region to earn spots with the top 11 acts at Friday’s grand finale. As finalists, Anna and Lauren are invited to perform at several community events throughout the summer, including: They each are also eligible for $2,000 scholarships at Lindenwood and Webster universities for making it to the finale. If you want to see Lauren and Anna perform, tune in to the Nine Network at 7 p.m. Monday, May 21 or 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26 for a re-airing of the competition. For more, check …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Lauren Geisz and Anna Hebrank each made the final round of the St. Louis Teen Talent Showcase Competition.
The last time we met Lauren Geisz and Anna Hebrank, two Ursuline Academy students and talented singers, they were two of more than 100 acts preparing to compete in the St. Louis Teen Talent Showcase Competition. Now, they’re each been selected as two of the 11 acts in the competition’s finale, brining them ever closer to thousands of dollars in scholarships and performance opportunities around the region. Kirkwood Patch caught up with Lauren and Anna before their finale performance at 8 p.m. April 27 at the Fabulous Fox Theater. Lauren Geisz Since we met Lauren, she changed the song she’ll compete with to “Astonishing” from Little Women the Musical instead of “So Much Better” from Legally Blonde. “I’m really excited,” Lauren said. “It’s …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Two signers from Ursuline Academy have made it to the semifinals in the St. Louis Teen Talent Showcase Competition.
The vocal abilities of two Kirkwood singers have brought each one step closer to thousands in scholarship money and priceless exposure. Ursuline Academy's Lauren Geisz and Anna Hebrank made it through to the semifinals of the St. Louis Teen Talent Competition after last weekend's preliminary competition which narrowed the field of contestants from 100 to 32 acts. Winners at the competition will earn thousands of dollars in scholarships, and universities and organizations, such as Lindenwood University or The Muny, are also offering scholarships and prizes. Lauren Geisz, 16, chose to sing “So Much Better” from the musical Legally Blonde for the competition because it shows off her “god-given talent.” “I love to belt. I just love singing,” …