More than 150 guests stepped right up to Chesterfield Day School’s annual benefit dinner auction, ‘Under the Big Top,’ in the school’s gym-turned-circus tent. A juggler, stilt-walker, human statue, magician, trapeze artist and live music provided entertainment at the event, which raised more than $90,000 for the school’s programs and curriculum. Pictured: Tina Chen, Matt Virgil, Kira Mangan, Lauren Gates, Robby Leavitt, Alexandria Latuda, Kyle Fehr, Austin Isaak and Adam Saleh
Whether they're just a few miles from home or a few states over, a dorm room gives your coed a space to be themselves. Now, grab some extra-long twin bedding and no-damage hanging strips; it's time to decorate the dorm!
Sally Katzif, Ken Katzif, Laura Katzif
Maggie Hales, Melissa and George Paz
Julie Eschbacher, Ann and Bill Corrigan, Max and Tina Wood
Lisa Lyle, Sander and Kierstin Coovert
Trisha Hedrich, Laura Robbins
Brandon and Laurie Loeschner
Sean and Michelle Eickhoff, Chad and Paula Bookidis
Sherrie Sims, Sherea Dunlap, Shanna Smith, Keren Douek
John Greenberg, Linda and Virgil Mantoe
Patrick McCoole, Bob McCoole, Alison Allman, Lauren McCoole
Patrice Jefferson, Jared Ward, Debbie Greenberg
Jennifer and Tom Hillma, Nellie and David Dankmyer
Susan Sullivan, Carolyn Zacarian, David Poldoian
Patrice Jefferson, Jared Ward
Dave and Diana Whitman
Allison DeSmet, John Cicotte
Christine and Daryl Figge
Charla and Adam Claypool, Barbara Goodman
John Davis, Kathy Cramer, Scott and Nicky Stern
For months, student Cordale Denton endured painful headaches and struggled to see the board in class. The teenager’s vision was suffering after his only pair of glasses had broken. That’s where Lifelong Vision Foundation came in.
The Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America presented David and Thelma Steward with the Soaring Eagle Award at its annual Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner. David, who was not allowed to join his local Boy Scout troop as a boy in Clinton, Missouri, because it did not allow people of color, rose through the ranks of scouting after his mother started her own troop that accepted all people. He has continued to stay active in the organization throughout adulthood. The dinner also recognized the almost 600 young men who earned the rank of Eagle Scout last year, the organization’s highest rank attainable.
I started talking to my kids about their college education about a week after they were born. OK, that is a bit of exaggeration, but it is not too far from the truth. Education is important to any new parent, and I spent my 30s having children and pursuing graduate studies. During that decade of my life, my own education and my children’s future consumed my thoughts.