Helen Herring Stephens was an American athlete and a double Olympic champion in 1936. Stephens, nicknamed the "Fulton Flash" after her birthplace, Missouri, was a strong athlete in sprint events—she never lost a race in her entire career—and in weight events such as the shot put and discus throw, she won national titles in both categories. When she was 18, Stephens participated in the 1936 Summer Olympics. There she won the 100 m final, beating reigning champion and world record holder, Stanisława Walasiewicz of Poland. Stephen's time of 11.5 s was below the world record, but was not recognized because a strong tailwind was blowing at the time of the race. Next, Stephens anchored the American 4 × 100 m relay team that won the Olympic title after the leading German team dropped its baton. Stephens is quoted by Olympic historian, David Wallechinsky, about her post-race experience with Adolf Hitler. "He gives me the Nazi salute. I gave him a old-fashioned Missouri handshake," she said. "Once more Hitler goes for the jugular vein.
He gets hold of my fanny and begins to squeeze and pinch, hug me up. And he said:'You're a true Aryan type. You should be running for Germany.' So after he gave me the once over and a full massage, he asked me if I'd like to spend the weekend in Berchtesgaden." Stephens refused. Stephens retired from athletics shortly after the games and played professional baseball and softball, she attended William Woods University, Fulton High School, Middle River School in Fulton. From 1938 -- 1952, she was the manager of her own semi-professional basketball team, she was employed for many years in the Research Division of the U. S. Aeronautical Chart and Information Service in St. Louis, Missouri, her longtime partner was a dietician at Francis Shimer College. In 1993, she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame, she died in Saint Louis at age 75. At the 1936 Olympics, it was suggested that both Stephens and Stanisława Walasiewicz were, in fact, male; the Olympic Committee concluded that she was a woman.
The Life of Helen Stephens – The Fulton Flash, by Sharon Kinney Hanson, 2004
Gateway STEM High School is a public magnet high school in St. Louis, United States. Gateway opened as John O'Fallon Technical High School in 1956, named in honor of John O'Fallon. Under its former name it opened in August 1992, in response to a court order mandating the establishment of a high technology magnet school; the school integrates a strong academic curriculum emphasizing mathematics and science with career preparation in technical fields. Accelerated and advanced placement courses are available for students. Inquiry, innovation and exploration are encouraged throughout the school. In June 2012 The School was renamed as Gateway STEM High School or Gateway Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics High School. Gateway was one of ten schools recognized as a New American High School by the United States Department of Education in 1996. Gateway serves as a model school and is visited by educators from the U. S. and elsewhere. The school has the long time Music and Band instructor Steven Hill, at the school since its opening in 1992.
The school has 1,200 students. 200 of the students have disabilities, including severe orthopedic disabilities, learning disabilities, behavior challenges. Gateway accepts gifted students. At the ninth and tenth grade level students are in'houses' of 85 to 100 students supported by four teachers and a counselor; the school is designed to integrate academic and technological education in career clusters that require students to have a strong background in mathematics and science. All the students take a broad mathematics curriculum, biology and physics. Going into their junior year, students pick a career strand, or'major', within one of four specialty areas: Agricultural and Health Sciences. Applied Physical Sciences. Computer Science and Mathematics. Engineering Technology, which can include an Aviation Maintenance Program that lasts five years and is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration; the school has partnerships with local businesses. Monsanto Company and two medical schools in St. Louis provide assistance and internships in the area of agricultural and biological sciences.
Eugen von Daday or Jenő von Daday was a Romanian professor of zoology in Hungary in the late 19th and early 20th century. Daday was an expert on aquatic invertebrates crustaceans. Daday collected and identified many species and genera within the borders of the Hungarian empire, received samples of invertebrates from collectors around the world. After his death in 1920, Daday's collection of crustaceans was acquired by the Hungarian Natural History Museum. Entz, B.. "Dr Jenö Daday de Deés and the Hungarian hydrobiological research". In L. Forro and D. G. Frey. Cladocera: Proceedings of the Cladocera Symposium, Budapest 1985. Developments in Hydrobiology. Springer Netherlands. Pp. 1–3. Doi:10.1007/978-94-009-4039-0_1. ISBN 978-94-010-8292-1. CS1 maint: uses editors parameter