Even before the final round of the National All-Star Academic Tournament was played, team member and recent graduate, Max Schindler, had already come out on top. Schindler was named National High School Player of the Year, and was named a member of the National High School A Team along with four other players from across the country. Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Scholar Bowl Team went on to take first place in the National All-Star Academic Tournament played in Columbus, Ohio, on June 15-16, 2013.
Schindler’s competitions are not over for the summer, however. He will be representing the United States in the International Computational Linguistics tournament in Manchester, England in July 2013. In the fall, Schindler will attend the University of Chicago.
This culminates an outstanding year for the high school’s Scholar Bowl team who also finished first at the National Scholastics Championship in College Park, MD on June 9, 2013 and finished second at the National Academic Quiz Tournaments High School National Championship on May 26, 2013.
The team is coached by LHWHS social studies teachers Mike Hill and Jeff Miller. “On many levels, our community should be very proud of the performance of these students,” explains 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.”