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No, senior Josiah Zeigler was not fathering newborn Guinea Pigs during his Senior Project. Zeigler went to the island nation of Papua New Guinea, in the South Pacific, where he served the people of the highland area of the Enga Province. He assisted a Physician’s Assistant at health clinics located in the small village of Birup and traveled to smaller settlements and villages in the surrounding area on the weekends.

Ethan Joly spent Senior Project at Mann Elementary School in Tower Grove working with second through fifth grade students with autism. Joly returned to St. Louis U. High with a new understanding of the lives of people with disabilities, the challenges they face, and all the good that their helpers and teachers do.

Joly spent his days at Mann Elementary in a specialized classroom for students with autism. Joly’s days would start slow, as the teacher would often review basic material with the whole class.

Seniors Matt Andrew, Micah See, and Bryce Van Bree spent Senior Project on the small island nation of Taiwan. The three arrived in Taiwan together, then split up to go to different service sites. This is the third year that St. Louis U. High has sent seniors who take Chinese to Taiwan.

The St. Louis U. High varsity hockey team had a crucial two-game stretch against Kirkwood and Lafayette last week to secure a high seed in the postseason as they seek their third straight State Championship. The Jr. Bills defeated both teams in two nail-biter games that both ended in a 2-1 Jr. Bill victory. Due to Vianney’s tie in their last game, the Jr. Bills ended up with the No. 3 seed in the the Challenge Cup bracket.

St. Louis U. High varsity basketball improved to 9-7 after recent wins over Helias, Springfield Lanphier, and Cahokia by a combined total of 13 points across the three games. The wins weren’t pretty and the Jr. Bills will need to increase their margins as they begin a tough stretch of games next week against Trinity and MCC rivals De Smet and Vianney.

The Saint Louis U. High wrestling team hosted the Eric Lewis Invitational Tournament last week, a 19- team event that gives teams a chance to see how they match up against their opponents in preparation for districts. The Jr. Billikens finished 11th out of the 19, and despite the fact that SLUH didn’t claim any champions, individual success and placing were still very good. Cahokia, an Illinois team, won the tournament, mostly due to its full roster.