Scott and Alicia Kerr of Webster Groves announce the engagement of their daughter, Asher Kerr, to Tim Hebel, son of Steven and Susan Hebel of Webster Groves. Asher, a graduate of Webster University, works as a manager at Horseman Group, a financial firm. Tim, a graduate of University of Missouri-St. Louis, is the owner of Beanstalk Web Solutions located in Webster Groves. Tim and Asher are both 2009 graduates of Webster Groves High School. The couple lives in Webster and is planning a wedding in June of 2018.
Camille Clogston and Bobby Schacht have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be, a 2006 graduate of Kirkwood High School, is the daughter of Jim and Colleen Clogston of Des Peres. She studied biology at Fontbonne University and Westminster College and is an entrepreneur, as well as the sales director at Regent Power. The future groom, a 2004 graduate of Parkway Central, is the son of Laura and Jonathan Jones of University City, and Ron and Toni Schacht of Palm Springs, Calif. He earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Fontbonne University and is a fixed operations manager for Nissan North America. The couple resides in Seattle, Wash., and will be married on Sept. 5, 2017, at the Cháteau Saint Georges in the French Riviera.
Jennifer Sepe and Benjamin Schwarz, both 2009 Webster Groves High School graduates, recently received doctorates in physical therapy from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. They have been friends since kindergarten at Edgar Road Elementary School.
Alexander C. Villier, a 2009 graduate of Kirkwood High School, has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. He was also recently accepted into the Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society at Louisiana State University where he just completed his freshman year. He has also been recognized as an LSU Global Leaders Scholar and was awarded the LSU Flagship Scholars Award Scholarship. Villier is majoring in computer science with a concentration in software engineering.
Webster Groves High School 2017 graduates Christopher Ownbey and Marcel Jones took honors at the state level of the Skills USA Competition. Ownbey placed first in both Outdoor Power Equipment and Power Equipment Tech Info. Jones placed seventh in the Team Works category.
In addition, rising senior Kaliah Killmade placed first in the Quiz Bowl category and rising senior Christopher Moore placed first in the Information Technology Services category. Ownbey, Killmade and Moore qualified to attend the national competition in Louisville, Ky., in June.
Kirkwood resident Paul Morrison, a 2017 St. John Vianney High School graduate, has been named a 2017 STEM Scholar at Fontbonne University. In addition to a $10,000 annual scholarship for four years, Morrison will participate in service activities, internships and community outreach. He plans to major in bioinformatics.
Daniel D. Skoglund, a 2013 Webster Groves High School graduate, graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., in May with a bachelor of science degree in systems engineering. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant and will serve as a developmental engineer at Hansom Air Force Base near Boston. Skoglund is the son of Jacqui D. and Jeff M. Skoglund of Webster Groves.
Kirkwood High School students in Deanna Hempen's Literature Composition class submitted editorial writing pieces to The New York Times Student Editorial Contest. Contest entries totaled 7,895. Rising sophomore Lane Fox advanced to the third round of finalists, placing him in the top 128 with his editorial "Non-Visible Non-Binary." Rising sophomore Casey Stark was a runner up, placing him on the Top 25 list with his submission "When Will This Class Be Useful?"
Webster Groves High School student Thomas Hotaling has received the 2017 Outstanding Achievement in Citizenship Award, presented by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Missouri Bar. He is one of 15 students in the state to receive the award. Hotaling also received $500 for his participation in the Webster Groves Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution's annual Good Citizen's Award program. Besides displaying good citizenship qualities, he had to complete an essay within two hours on the question, "Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It: How do the combined actions of many good citizens keep our nation moving forward?"