Special School District Recognizes Three LHS Seniors
March 19, 2021
Lindbergh High School students Stephen Hollis, James Schrader and Ethan Rahn were recognized with Special School District’s highest student honor, the Rosemary Zander Award. Students are honored for their achievements in academics, arts, athletics, communications, vocational training, independent living skills and community service.
Stephen Hollis was nominated by Cyndy Franquemont for outstanding accomplishments in extracurricular activities.
Steven has played trumpet in concert band since 2013, jass band since 2018, and symphonic band since 2020. He performed in parades across the country and the Super-Regional Bands of America. Steven is also part of Lindbergh Tech where he participated in various drama productions at the high school. He also excelled in the Boy Scout program, where he was awarded his Eagle Scout rank in February 2020. He has earned more than 45 merit badges and has attended Boy Scout camp every summer.
James Schrader was nominated by Cyndy Franquemont for outstanding accomplishments in extracurricular activities and transition.
James excelled in the Boy Scout program, where he was awarded his Eagle Scout rank. He obtained several badges and participated in various scouting activities including Scouting for Food and Earth Day recycling. He is also involved in the Venture Crew. James enjoys weight lifting and has been a lifeguard for the past two years.
Ethan Rach was nominated by Julie Berman for outstanding accomplishments in extracurricular activities and academics.
Ethan has taken many honors classes throughout high school and earned many Renaissance awards. He is in the PEGS program and has participated in Card Club, where he developed his own card game. Ethan sings in the LHS A Capella choir and has been involved in choir since sixth grade. He also plays the piano and enjoys composing his own music. Ethan works at World Martial Arts Academy, where he has earned a black belt in Taekwondo.
Ethan has been accepted to Missouri University of Science and Technology, where he plans to study Aerospace Engineering. He received an Academic Scholarship and has been invited to join the Honors Academy.
Rosemary Zander Awards
The Rosemary Zander Award is the highest student honor given by Special School District and has long recognized the accomplishments of students receiving services from SSD. Since 1988, students have been honored for success in a variety of categories – academics, arts, athletics, communications, vocational training, employment, independent living skills, community service and extracurricular activities.
Special School District of St. Louis County (SSD) provides special education services to all students with disabilities in St. Louis County – more than 23,000 this school year. The District also operates two technical high schools with a combined enrollment of more than 1,500 students that provide a wide range of career and technical education opportunities to area high school students.