On August 20, 2019, the Ladue High School Spanish Honor Society was honored by the World Pediatric Project (WPP) as the 2019 Junior Humanitarian of the Year. This award is given to high schoolers who are recognized for their outstanding dedication to the WPP, a nonprofit organization that provides medical attention to critically ill children in Central America and the Caribbean. The event was held at Westwood Country Club to recognize and celebrate 15 years of healing.
The Ladue High School Spanish Honor Society has been active since 2014 and was founded by Maritza Sloan, a Spanish teacher at Ladue Horton Watkins High School. The group has volunteered extensively with WPP by spending every Wednesday evening at the West County Ronald McDonald House with the children under WPP’s care. The club also holds annual donation drives for clothing and basic necessities of the families under WPP, as well as fundraisers to help fund treatments for children.
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The Ladue High School Spanish Honor Society is honored to receive this recognition and looks forward to continuing as a part of WPP’s mission!
Photo (clockwise from left to right): Maritza Sloan, Mary DeLia, Johnny Yeldham (11), Samuel Liu (10), Shelei Pan (12), Diya Diwakaran (11), Cindy Wang (12), Eliza Martin (12), Mirabelle Mockler (12), Ria Dharnidharka (12), Kashish Dhawan (12), and Annette Fields.