Taking a break from the pool to help others, members and coaches of the Westminster Christian Academy girls swim team volunteered at Sunshine Ministries. The crew assisted the organization’s directors in relocating to a new building two blocks away.

Members of the Ladue Garden Club recently presented City Academy with a donation that will make it possible for students to plant fruit trees on the school’s campus. City Academy is the only private, independent elementary school in St. Louis that provides scholarship support to 100 percent of admitted students. Pictured: Diane Kerckhoff, Steffani Lautenschlager and Karen McFarland

St. Louis Symphony Musicians and STAGES St. Louis artists worked with students at Shaw Visual and Performing Arts and the Litzsinger School as part of a 14-week residency focused on Peter and the Wolf. Students learned about storytelling through movement and music, and attended a live performance of the show at Powell Hall.

During Roar Week, a combination of Spirit Week and Mission Week, students at Rosati-Kain High School raised more than $2,500 and 15 boxes of baby care items, clothes, diapers and food for Saint Louis Crisis Nursery. Pictured: Emily Nelson, Charlotte McClure and Alex Holzum

Sixth-grade students at Wydown Middle School worked with artist in residence Robert Fishbone to design and paint a mural on the wall between the school’s art classrooms. The design of the mural is based on the Oscar Wilde quote, Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. The students created life-size self portraits that will be affixed to the wall once the painting is complete.

Siblings Sophia and Jack Saleeby both won their school spelling bees and went on to compete in the St. Louis Post Dispatch Regional Spelling Bee. Jack, 6, attends Immacolata School, and was the youngest semi-finalist in the bee’s history. Sophia, 8, attends the Program for Exceptionally Gifted Students at Concord Elementary School. She made the ninth round of the bee’s finals and tied for third place.

The Kirkwood School District hosted STEM Fest, celebrating science, technology engineering and math, at the Walker Science Center at Kirkwood High School. The event featured student projects, activities, planetarium shows and robotic demonstrations. Thirty-one of the 99 student projects submitted to the event qualified for the Academy of Science-St. Louis Science Fair. Pictured: Keziah-Yvonne Smith, Elise Vratny and Sylvia Edwards

Forty-seven high school juniors were recognized by the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Arts and Sciences’ annual Distinguished Achievement Awards for Science Excellence dinner. The students were chosen by their public, private and parochial schools based on academic achievement and outstanding capabilities in science.

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