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Scholar Bowl Team Brings Home Another National First

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Pitted against both private and public schools from across the nation, Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s (LHWHS) Scholar Bowl Team comes out on top – again.

  • On May 25 – 26, 2013, the team earned second place at the National Academic Quiz Tournaments High School National Championship.
  • On June 8-9, 2013 the team finished first at the National Scholastics Championship in College Park, Maryland.
  • On June 15-16, 2013, the team, chosen to represent Missouri, finished first at the National All-Star Academic Tournament (NASAT.)

Team members (pictured left to right in photo) are Ben Zhang (Junior), Max Schindler (Senior), Haohang Xu (Senior), and Jialin Ding (Junior.) Schindler will attend the University of Chicago this fall and Xu will attend Yale University. LHWHS social studies teachers Mike Hill and Jeff Miller coach the team.

Schindler is not yet finished competing this year, however. Out of all students in the United States participating in the North American Computational Linguistics test, Schindler and three others were chosen to represent the U.S. at the international competition in Manchester, England in July 2013.

“On many levels, our community should be very proud of the performance of these students,” explains Coach Mike Hill. “Achieving first in two national competitions 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.”