Jeremy Winingham, new art teacher and Creve Coeur resident, is settling into his new classroom, adorned with trinkets from all types of franchises, most notably Star Wars and Marvel, and walls covered in colorful posters.
New administrative assistant Camille Denton handles mostly attendance a few random projects for assistant principal Madeline Craig.
Matthew Barbier hadn’t stepped foot into a Webster Groves school until this summer, but he’s already excited to change education and stop it from being run like a business.
Being a student nowadays already comes with hardships. Add having a job into the mix, and sometimes life can be overwhelming.
Over 20 years ago, math teacher Michael Siebels joined the Navy because he did not feel ready for college. Today, he helps teach other people how to be successful throughout their high school and college careers.
As a dedicated member of a cappella, the current secretary of the German National Honor Society and a proud, four-year, Gold Renaissance Award winner, senior Noah Braun surely squeezed as much experience out of high school as possible.
Senior Erica Magee has her future mapped out: in 10 years she plans to be a physicist.
“I have always found science interesting. I started to imagine myself doing science as a career in eight and ninth grade,” said Magee.
“The fear of failure, or of being judged, or of getting hurt will always be inside you, but you’ll never know if you don’t try… I would never have grown into the person I am now if I hadn’t just taken that first terrifying leap. I can’t promise it’ll be easy, but I can promise it’ll be worth it,” senior Sophie Blake said.
Three main categories could be used to describe senior Owen Mitchell’s overarching high school involvement: music, academics and volunteer work. With the range of his extracurriculars, his high school experience proved true to being well rounded.
Senior Justin Barker is a well known student at the high school, mostly for his academic success, and his achievements such as being recognized as a National Merit Semi Finalist, and a top 100 Missouri Scholar.
“I kinda do a lot of activities. I’m involved in GNHS (German National Honor Society) president, Tri-M as historian, NHS, robotics as team captain, Statesmen Symphony, and I was also in STUCO and history club until I was diagnosed with epilepsy and had to drop some things,” Tetreault said over email.
Sarah Ahrens is a graduating senior. Ahrens has won a Top Hat Award, is a candidate for the Eagle Award and has been on STUCO since she was a sophomore.
If any word could describe Anthony Phiffer, it would be “leader.” Whether it be in the classroom or on the basketball court, he has demonstrated leadership to fellow students, teachers and coaches.
Commencement speaker for the class of 2021’s graduation was senior Jaden Fields.
“As far as extracurriculars go, I’ve become part of APAC (Asian Pacific Awareness Committee/Asian Pacific American Community), gardening club, Interact, film club, FEMCO, history club, [and] scholar bowl,” senior Zoe DeLay said.
Of all the clubs she’s a part of, she started two.
The Bluette sisters are a major part of the soccer program at Webster Groves High School and have been for the past four years.
All four members of the so-called “quad squad,” Kreighton, senior, Keegan, junior, Kameran, freshman, and Karson, freshman, are involved in the Varsity soccer program.