ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A St. Louisan was considered one of the top team members in high school scholar bowl this season.

Max Schindler of Ladue Horton Watkins High School was named National High School Player of the Year and was named a member of the National High School “A” Team along with three other players across the country.

The LHWHS scholar bowl team, with Schindler’s help, went on to take first place in the National All-Star Academic Tournament in Columbus, Ohio this past weekend.

Schindler will go on to compete for the United States in the International Computational Linguistics tournament in Manchester, England in July.

The scholar bowl team and Schindler also finished first at the National Scholastics Championship in College Park, Maryland, in early June, and finished second at the National Academic Quiz Tournaments High School National Championship in May.

The team is coached by LHWHS social studies teachers Mike Hill and Jeff Miller.

““On many levels, our community should be very proud of the performance of these students,” Hill says in a release. “Achieving first in two national competitions is quite an accomplishment, and to do it as a public high school amongst schools across the nation who pick and choose their students is nothing short of amazing. On top of this, Max Schindler is literally known across the nation for his incredible intelligence and ability to excel in these competitions.”

Schindler plans to attend the University of Chicago in the fall.


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