High schools

Chaminade student exudes calm, peace found in example of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Miles Williams served breakfast to residents of Father Dempsey’s Charities as part of his service work through Chaminade College Preparatory. Williams is one of 32 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Model of Justice honorees who were recognized Jan. 15.

The first time Miles Williams made breakfast for homeless men at Father Dempsey's Charities, he took his time neatly lining the bacon on the pan, much to the annoyance of his fellow volunteers.

It was a first-timer's mistake, he later acknowledged with a grin, and it earned him the nickname "Rookie." Now a senior at Chaminade College Preparatory, Williams knows the routine — pile on the bacon, and get it done quickly.

St. Mary’s rolls when defense, offense are in synch

St. Mary’s Dominic Mitchell began his shot as Duchesne’s Adam Moore blocked from behind. The St. Mary's High School boys basketball team remains undefeated this season after a 64-49 win against rival Duchesne.

The St. Mary's High School basketball team stresses its defense, but its offense can be eye-popping.

Vianney’s comeback season results in 1st football title

Vianney players screamed as Lucas Giegling, right, hoisted the championship trophy at the MSHSAA Class 5 state football championship Nov. 26 at Plaster Stadium at Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo.

St. John Vianney's football season, which culminated in a Missouri Class 5 high school championship, provided lessons in perseverance and self-confidence.

"They far exceeded everyone else's expectations, but not their own," said Vianney president Mike Loyet. "They worked so hard year-round to get to this point. They never stopped believing in themselves, kept battling and good things happened for them."

Confident Visitation students are computer whiz kids

Left to right: Fister, Moak, Gaughan

Polite, bright, confident and articulate.

Those qualities stand out as a first impression of Visitation Academy students Caroline Gaughan, Theresa Fister and Bella Moak. But there's more — much more to their talents and outlook. Achievement-oriented and concerned about their community, their work demonstrates that they could outsmart your average college graduate.

High school seniors? Nope. Juniors? Nope. Two sophomores — Theresa and Bella — and an eighth-grader, Caroline.

CBC soccer team heads to state semifinals with 1-0 win

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CBC soccer team heads to state semifinals with 1-0 win.

Christian Brothers College High School's Nate Temm had a split second get a shot through a small clearing in the Francis Howell North defense, which had been right on the spot all game.

He didn't hesitate, made a powerful boot and the ball shot through to the back of the netting behind the goal. The brief celebration with his teammates was long awaited, since only 13:20 remained in the Class 4 Missouri State High School Activities Association boys soccer semifinal game at World Wide Technology Soccer Park in Fenton.

Governor gives Borgia High an A+ during his visit

Madelyn Tuepker, a senior at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington, was nervous before meeting with Gov. Jay Nixon, but quickly gained her bearings.

"We started talking, and I told him what my plans are. The A+ program is huge for me because I want to go to community college first. So I definitely will be using it," Tuepker said of being among 10 students who met with Nixon during his visit there Nov. 8.

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