On May 25 and 26, 2013, Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s (LHWHS) Scholar Bowl Team (A) earned second place among 256 teams in a national high school quiz bowl amongst a leading pack of schools dominated by private, parochial and academic magnet schools. The next public high school is listed seventh – Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD, and the next is in the eleventh position – Dorman High School in Roebuck, SC.
LHWHS’s Scholar Bowl Team (A) is made up of two recent 2013 graduates, Max Schindler and Haohang Xu, and two juniors, Ben Zhang and Jialin Ding. Schindler will attend the University of Chicago this fall and Xu will attend Yale University. The LHWHS Scholar Bowl Team (B) finished 21st among the 256 teams competing and includes one senior, David Abraham, who will also attend the University of Chicago, and juniors Kisan Thakkar, Enze Chen and Sam Crowder.
Social studies teachers Mike Hill and Jeff Miller coach the two teams and look forward to reporting the results from two additional upcoming national competitions in June, the next one being held June 7-9, 2013 at the University of Maryland.
“On many levels, our community should be very proud of the performance of these students,” explains Coach Mike Hill. “Achieving second in the national is quite an accomplishment, and to do it as a public high school amongst schools across the nation who pick and choose their students is nothing short of amazing. On top of this, Max Schindler is literally known across the nation for his incredible intelligence and ability to excel in these competitions.” Schindler recently earned the honor to be one of three people in the nation to represent the U.S. in the International Linguistics Olympiad in Manchester, England, in July 2013.