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Lueking Knabe from West High (pictured left with U.S. Congresswoman Ann Wagner) has won the 2015 Congressional Art Competition. Lueking’s piece, "Unattainable Perfection," will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year. Kudos to Lueking and his mentor, Peggy Dunsworth, who helped him enter the contest.

Rachel Griffard, a West High sophomore, has earned honorable mention for her poem "Chains" in a competition sponsored by the St. Louis Poetry Center. Her poem was among roughly 300 works submitted by high school students in Missouri and Illinois. Congratulations, Rachel!

West Middle Math whiz, Lenny Chen, keeps adding up perfect scores in math competitions. His coach and teacher, Joe Lee, says Lenny may have set a state record! 

West Middle's sixth-grade math team won first place in the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics statewide contest. They are the only Missouri team, and one of only six nationwide, with a perfect score in the team round of the contest. Congrats to Advaya Patro, Caleb Levy, Sri Jaladi and Joe Rosenberg, who advance to the national contest in Houston, Texas, in June. Kudos also to coach Joe Lee. 

How has a favorite book changed your life? Three Central Middle students named state winners for writing about how their favorite book changed their life in the Letters about Literature contest. Congratulations, Bradley Kerr, Hailey Foust and Carlo Giannotti!

Chase Scanlan and Rachel McGrath, South High, earned first and second place in Express the Music 2015. The Saint Louis Symphony Volunteer Association sponsors the writing competition about music. South High had three other finalists as well; two were featured in an earlier post. Congratulations!

The West High yearbook, PAWESHI, has just taken home the Pacemaker, perhaps the most prestigious award in scholastic journalism. Congratulations to the yearbook staff and faculty adviser, Debra Klevens!

Jared Skiles, North High, has mastered the Sijo, a three-line Korean poem. He just won third place and was awarded $300 for his three-line poem, "Flowers," in a national poetry contest sponsored by the Korea Institute at Harvard University.

Congratulations to Abby Lammers, a North High senior, who earned second place in "The Robert J. Stuckey Essay Contest," sponsored by the Friends of the Missouri University Libraries. With the second-place award comes a monetary prize of $750 for Abby, and $250 for her North High teacher, LuAnn Fallahi.