Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Nerinx Hall freshman passed away last week after battling cancer for almost two years.
A scholarship fund is in the works to honor a Nerinx Hall High School student who passed away last week. Clare Blase, who had been a freshman at Nerinx Hall in Webster Groves, battled cancer for almost two years. Nerinx Hall altered their finals schedule so students could attend funeral services Wednesday. Patch tracked her participation in Pedal for the Cause earlier this year and watched Twitter erupt with local support for her friends and family after news of Clare's passing. Pauletta Reed, Nerinx Hall director of advancement, said they have not met with Clare's family yet to discuss specifically who would benefit from the scholarship. Reed said they plan to do so after the first of the year. Nerinx Hall is accepting donations for the …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Freshman Clare Blase plans to ride in the 15-mile Oct. 7 race to raise money for the very disease she has. Can you help her get the yellow jersey?
Clare Blase, a freshman at Nerinx Hall High School, knows the importance of the upcoming St. Louis Pedal the Cause event, which raises money for cancer research. That's because the 14-year-old has firsthand experience with the disease. Clare, who lives in Shrewsbury, is battling adrenocortical carcinoma, which is a very aggressive cancer, said Cindy Blase, Clare's mom. Only one in 3 million people are diagnosed with the rare form of cancer, which affects the adrenal gland. “Pedal the Cause gives me hope,” Clare said. “To me, hope means that I can look forward to being around the people I love for a long time. We need to find a cure so parents don’t have to hear the sad news that their child has cancer.” Last year, Clare attended Pedal the …
Congratulations to these academically talented students who are applying for finalist status, which gives them an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Caitlin King, who was a standout soccer player when she attended Nerinx, and her best friend Brittany Fletcher will team up on the 21st edition of the reality TV show, which premieres Sept. 30.
A Nerinx Hall High School graduate, who was a standout soccer player at the school, will be competing in the 21st edition "The Amazing Race," which begins Sept. 30 on CBS. Caitlin King, who now lives in Atlanta, GA, and her best friend Brittany Fletcher, of Chicago, IL, will be racing against 10 other teams in the Emmy-winning reality TV series. The grand prize this season is the largest in the show's history — $2 million. For those unfamiliar with the show, the series is comprised of 11 two-member teams who compete against each other in a series of challenges around the world, according to the show's website. Teams who are the farthest behind are gradually eliminated, and the first team to arrive at the final destination wins the cash. …
Saturday, May 26, 2012
The high school won theater awards for best musical, male and female vocalists and stage crew — all for its production of "Phantom of the Opera."
Congratulations to Nerinx Hall High School for winning four Cappies Awards, a program which recognizes the best performances in musicals and plays during the 2011-12 school year. The high school won awards for best musical, male and female vocalists and stage crew for its production of Phantom of the Opera. The school and its theater students received the honors at a recent Tony Awards-style gala. Here is a list of all winners in this year's Cappies Awards: Cappies Winners Marketing and Publicity Winner(s): Emma Rechenberg, Parkway Central High School, The Diary of Anne Frank Sound Winner(s): Heidi Rose, Corie Zimmerling, Austin Snider, Kaitlyn Snider, Francis Howell High School, Distracted Lighting Winner(s): Rachel Drury, …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Seniors from Webster Groves and Nerinx Hall high schools walked down the aisle this weekend to receive their diplomas. Share your grad's photo on Patch!
Congratulations to the Class of 2012! Webster Groves High School had its graduation ceremony Friday night, and Nerinx Hall held its commencement Saturday. Share your memory of that special day by uploading a photo of your grad to this article. Be sure to include his/her name and a personal message! Thanks to Michael Murphy for the accompanying photos from the Webster Groves High School graduation ceremony!
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The awards are the high school equivalent of the Tony Awards on Broadway.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
In its 200 years of existence, the Loretto Congregation has founded numerous schools throughout the US, including Nerinx Hall High School and Webster University.
This year, the Sisters of Loretto Community is celebrating its 200 years of existence. The congregation was founded in Kentucky at the beginning of the 19th century. They are responsible for founding more than 99 schools throughout the country, 32 of them in Missouri, including Nerinx Hall High School and Webster College, which would later be known as Webster University. The history of the Loretto congregation began on April 25, 1812, when Mary Rhodes, Christina Stuart and Ann Havern, members of Maryland Catholic families, settled in central Kentucky. Since then, the date has been celebrated annually by the congregation as Loretto Foundation Day. “Mary, Ann and Christina had recognized the need of education and religious formation for …
Monday, March 5, 2012
Four students from Nerinx Hall and Webster Groves high schools will compete in the St. Louis Teen Talent Showcase Competition.
High school students from the Webster Groves area will compete next weekend in the St. Louis Teen Talent Showcase Competition to earn thousands of dollars in scholarships. Four students from Nerinx Hall and Webster Groves high schools have signed up to be part of the 119 acts in the competition: The preliminary rounds on March 10 and 11 will narrow the field down to about 30 acts. The final 12 will perform at The Fabulous Fox Theater on April 27. The first-, second- and third-place winners will earn $7,000, $5,000 and $3,000 in scholarships, respectively. Other universities and organizations, including Lindenwood University and The Muny, are also offering scholarships and prizes. Check back with Patch to see how many Webster Groves-area …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Senior standouts Lexi Cochran, of Nerinx Hall, and Rayshawn Simmons and Peter Fairbanks, of Webster Groves High School, prove to be stars in championship game wins.
In an undoubtedly terrific week of high school hoops in the Webster Groves area, the Nerinx Hall girls and Webster Groves boys, both won their respective invitational tournaments. Nerinx claimed its tournament championship Friday with a 67-60 win over rival Cor Jesu Academy, after rallying back from an 11-point deficit, behind 26 points by senior Lexi Cochran. Head coach Mike Slater seemed more relieved than excited that his Markers were able to pull off such a splendid comeback victory, especially after Nerinx denied Cor Jesu any real scoring chances in the final 1 1/2 minutes of the game by forcing three straight turnovers. “In that last 91 seconds, I told (the girls) it was all about desire and focus," Slater said. "If we could take …