Presidential Award finalist

Rockwood Center for Creative Learning teacher Nancy McClintock has been selected as a Missouri state-level finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Program. The program recognizes K-6 teachers of science in Missouri and McClintock is one of only five teachers of science selected to represent the state’s best. McClintock, along with the other state-level finalists, will be honored at the 2015 Interface Professional Development Event in mid-February. “The Center for Creative Learning is so very proud of Nancy’s dedication to teaching her fourth- grade students about science, and her passion for environmental education and inquiry-based ...

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Weldon to compete in U.S. Amateur

Kyle Weldon, who will be a senior this fall at Kansas State, qualified for the U.S. Amateur by finishing second in a recent qualifier in Louisville, Kentucky. Weldon finished 8-under par with rounds of 67-69. It will be the second time Weldon, a Parkway South graduate, will compete in the U.S. Amateur. Weldon, a native of Des Peres, missed the cut in the 2012 U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills Country Club near Denver. “I was young back then; still giving away some easy strokes,” Weldon said. “Nowadays I may not give them up. I’m looking forward to playing in that ...

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High school boys lacrosse

MICDS midfielder Harry Wellford has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at the University of Virginia. The program is widely known for its recruiting successes, mainly from the East Coast. Wellford is the first St. Louis lacrosse player to commit to an Atlantic Coast Conference school. After considering Duke, Princeton, Georgetown, Notre Dame and a few others, Wellford decided on the Cavaliers. In addition to having the opportunity to play for the all-time winningest coach, Don Starsia, Wellford said he is excited to attend one of the best academic schools in the nation. He plans to study ...

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Summer volunteer program offers practical health care experiences

If you walked through the halls of St. Anthony’s Medical Center this summer, you may have noticed a flurry of teens and young adults working around the hospital. Part of a Summer Volunteer Program (SVP), approximately 55 students and young adults, age 14 and older, volunteered a minimum of four hours per week in a designated department. Mary Jo Wich, the program’s volunteer coordinator, is proud of the unique opportunity that has gained popularity over time. “We are strictly word-of-mouth. We do not advertise or work directly with any schools or districts,” she explained. “With as many as 100 volunteers, ...

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Standing up to bullies

Country singer/songwriter Lizzie Sider, 16, led an anti-bully rally at Claymont Elementary in May as part of the school’s character education program. Sider performed her signature song “Butterfly,” which is about her transformation from victim to leader. She told students that she always loved to sing, but mean girls used to ask her to sing for them and then laugh and run away. One day she stopped crying and found power in words and music. During the hour-long assembly, Sider asked students to tell their stories of being teased. Instead of holding back, Claymont students raised their hands to speak. ...

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From Dogtown to the Hall of Fame

Chesterfield resident Chris Papagianis (in red, during his Harvard playing days) is to be inducted into the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame alongside Nick Archer, Mike Barnstead, Ed Cody Jr., Vince Drake, Carl Hutter, Mike O’Mara, Tom Pollihan, Ray Schnettgoecke and Francis Slay.

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Made from scratch is Bellacino’s Pizza & Grinders recipe for ‘deliciousness’

Any successful business demands a solid foundation. At Bellacino’s that foundation is built on dough – pizza and bread dough that is. “If you have a good base you can build on it. That’s one of our slogans,” said Valerie Worley, who with husband, Craig, continues to build success at their Town & Country Bellacino’s franchise. “Our foundation is our dough, which we make from scratch and bake fresh everyday. Other sandwich/pizza shops don’t bake from scratch anymore. Most get in frozen dough. We’re here at seven in the morning making our pizza and bread dough up fresh every day.” ...

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U-19 Bash at Chesterfield Amphitheater to showcase local bands

By DAN BOEMEKE On  Aug. 16, students of the local School of Rock franchise will take the stage at Chesterfield Amphitheater for the U-19 Bash, a 9.5-hour concert featuring the School of Rock house band, students’ own bands and special guests Jon Anderson of Yes and Steve Ewing of The Urge. For many of the school’s students this may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Not only will the students’ bands be billed with these two highly accomplished guest artists, but members of the school will form the backing band for each artist. Scott Rinaberger, owner of the St. Louis franchise of ...

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