Every winter, Gavin and Wyatt Hunsel look forward to the occasional snow day. They grab their sleds and head for the hills in their backyard or nearby Blanchette Park in St. Charles, then settle in on the couch with hot chocolate and a movie.
ST. LOUIS — The University of Missouri-St. Louis announced Wednesday it will waive application fees for undergraduates in 2021, continuing its effort to loosen policies for admissions and online learning during the coronavirus pandemic.
Completion of a standardized test will also be optional for first-time undergraduate admittance in fall 2021, a move UMSL said is intended to accommodate students who may not have access to testing.
(Part of the “Best of St. Louis” series, featuring the region’s top performers in Olympic and recreational sports.)
Rich Altis of Ballwin is a veritable horseshoe whisperer. The 82-year-old Missouri Horseshoe Hall of Famer and savant of the game who knows everything there is to know about pitching horseshoes. Pitchers young and old seek him out when they have questions and concerns or just need guidance about their game.
After a few times seeing Melanie Zerr pitching horseshoes, he knew she was something special.
A former St. Louisan — who bounced between foster homes and often slept on couches at the homes of friends — has been named a 2021 Rhodes Scholar.
Mackenzie Fierceton, 23, a 2016 graduate of the Whitfield School in Creve Coeur, is one of just 32 U.S. college students awarded a four-year scholarship for graduate studies at the University of Oxford in England.
Jamie Stokes takes a dynamic approach to education. He is both a teacher and a coach. In his world, the two seamlessly intertwine.
In his standard 9-to-5, he is teaching his students important resources like health, physical education and how to properly lift weights. After hours, he coaches high school athletes in cross country and baseball. Whether in the classroom or on the field, both of his roles at Winfield High School revolve around encouraging, building up and training his students — not only in athletics, but in their everyday lives.