• Parkway will begin scheduling football games to be played outside of St. Louis County.


Sophomore Ethan Jennings unites with his team to obtain a bid for the USA Volleyball National Championship

Jumping to set a ball, sophomore Ethan Jennings assists an attack for junior Evan Conger. Jennings played JV volleyball his freshman year and continues to play for the High Performance Volleyball program. “Playing with older guys was great because it gave me a unique experience that most guys my age don’t usually have and pushed me to work harder,” Jennings said.

Drew Boone, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

After playing a year for the highest level of the High-Performance Volleyball program, sophomore Ethan Jennings and his team obtained a bid for the USA national volleyball tournament in June.  Having only played a year of volleyball, Jennings feels his success is due to the consistent work he pu...

Sophomore Paige Wehrmeister develops wrestling skills at National Championships

Watching teammates wrestle from the bleachers, sophomore Paige Wehrmeister and teammate Emma Cole bond through their common interests. Following the trip to Fargo, Wehrmeister continued to spend time with the friends she made during her trip to Fargo. “We were all representing the same state, and after all that time together, I developed close friendships with some of the girls,” Wehrmeister said.

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

August 22, 2019

The stadium seats rise up around her with the capacity to seat 19,000. On the mat wrestling at the U.S. Marine Corps Junior Nationals, also known as Fargo, is sophomore Paige Wehrmeister. Wehrmeister traveled with her team, consisting of around 100 boys and 56 girls, to Fargo, N.D. from July 12 to 19 in ho...

Debate team dominates districts tournaments

During the awards ceremony of the 2019 Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Speech and Debate tournament, seniors Luke Donovan and Kristina Humphrey await their names to be announced with their placement. Donavon and Humphrey qualified for state in the duet event and placed second overall in the tournament. “I stayed in speech and debate [for four years] because the team and people from other teams in the district are like my second family. While competition can be brutal, it’s worth it to be with the amazing people in Eastern Missouri,” Humphrey said. “Speech has made me grow as a person significantly. It has given me the opportunity to spread important messages through unique ways of conveying them.” Photo by Fatema Rehmani.

Fatema Rehmani, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

The Speech and Debate team has been actively expressing themselves through speeches and performances since 1970. The team is sending seven competitors to the state tournament in Springfield, Mo. and six to nationals in Dallas, TX. This marks the 45th of the team qualifying for the National Tournament.   ...

Four students prepare for upcoming National Speech & Debate Tournament

With a trophy in hand, speech and debate coach Cara Borgsmiller congratulates senior Cheryl Ma. She alongside fellow senior Ryan O'Connor qualified for the 2018 National Speech & Debate Tournament in public forum debate after going undefeated at the Eastern Missouri district tournament. “It was really exciting. It was different than it is for most people because Ryan and I were undefeated the whole tournament, so they decided [we qualified] automatically even before the actual awards were announced since we were the only undefeated team,” Ma said. “We found out before the actual awards ceremony, so it relieved a lot of pressure because usually people are very anxious during awards.”

Tyler Kinzy, Staff Writer

May 10, 2018

After posting a combined 13-1 record at the Eastern Missouri district tournament, junior Gokul Venkatachalam and senior Haran Kumar qualified for the 2018 National Speech & Debate Tournament in policy debate while seniors Ryan O’Connor and Cheryl Ma made the cut in public forum debate. “I k...

Rho Sigma Delta Wins National Championship

The Parkway step team celebrates their victories on Virginia Beach. The team united all four Parkway high schools preparing for the tournament and building time management skills, honor and endurance. “Repping Rho Sigma Delta until the day I die,” senior Donielle Coach said.

Gabe Davis, Staff Writer

April 7, 2018

The Parkway Step Team, Rho Sigma Delta, traveled to Virginia Beach March 19 to compete in a national step competition and won first place. “Anytime our coaches talk to us they tell us ‘We’re taking home first place; we aren’t taking home anything less,’” freshmen Thalia Banks said. Banks ...

Student Spotlight: Caroline Bias

This past weekend junior Caroline Bias and the St. Louis Rowing team took first place in the Regatta, a rowing competition that took place in Indianapolis. Their team raced against six different regions in the midwest. “Racing is something that I really enjoy and I have so much fun doing it. Varsity is a lot more work but that is what makes it so much more fun. I can’t wait to keep competing with my team and hopefully we make it to nationals,” Bias said.

Lily Briscoe, Staff Writer

May 15, 2015

May 2, junior Caroline Bias and the St. Louis Rowing team took first place in the Regatta, a rowing competition that took place in Indianapolis. Their team raced against six different regions in the Midwest.

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