Five Ladue Schools students competed against world-class competition over the summer.
Joie Sandler, who will be a freshman at LHWHS, traveled to Israel to compete in the 2022 World Maccabiah Games in July.
She earned a spot on the Team USA U16 Gymnastics team and brought home a silver team medal and individual bronze medal in balance beam.
The Maccabiah Games, held every four years, bring student-athletes together from more than 60 countries to compete in the Olympic-style event.
Closer to home, four Ladue Middle School students competed in the JCC Maccabi Games in San Diego from July 31 to Aug. 5.
Bodie Buxner, Cooper Buxner, Noah Murov (all rising 8th graders), and Sam Manlin (9) competed on the same basketball team against teens from around the country.
Similar to the Maccabiah Games, the San Diego event is an Olympic-style competition that hosts more than 1,500 student-athletes.
Along with the competition, both events encourage fellowship among Jewish student-athletes while offering various cultural experiences.