Tuesday, September 20, 2016

16 Earn Honors at Debate Tournament

Seventy members of Stevenson’s debate team took part in the Illinois Congressional Debate Association tournament at Hersey High School on Saturday, and 16 earned recognition.

In the novice chambers, senior Hannah Zhang, sophomore Anna Severyns and freshman Andrew Zhuang received first place; freshmen Mariam Reichert and Jasmine Zhang earned second place; and freshman Adam Elkins, sophomore Julia Ellis and freshman Richard Wang placed third.

In the varsity chambers, senior Alexis Cacioppo earned first place; senior Aman Grover, juniors Bhavana Muppavarapu and Ali Rahman, and sophomore Sydney Glickson received second place; and senior Aaron Merlin placed third. Junior Abhiram Kakuturu earned Best Presiding Officer honors. Junior Saketh Prazad was selected for third place in the Quality Speaker category.

More than 700 students from the Chicagoland area competed at the tournament, which is the first ICDA tournament of the season.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Golf

Stevenson 172, Warren 181: Olivia Stomberg earned medalist honors with a 7-over-par 42 at Crane’s Landing. Tanya Chanprung and Joyce Bai followed with 43s, and Olivia Hancock had a 44. Hancock recorded Stevenson’s only birdie, with a 3 on the par-4 fourth hole. Other Patriot efforts included a 45 from Katie Hannahs and a 46 by Gina Shanley.

Girls Volleyball

Hersey d. Stevenson, 25-18, 25-22: Jori Radtke led the visiting Patriots (19-3) with 11 kills and two aces. Alex Kuc was 33-of-34 setting with 14 assists. Sophie Sorenson made five kills and four digs, while Chloe Robinson also had four digs. The Huskies improved to 13-4.

High-Performing Low Stellar for DePaul Soccer

DePaul University’s men’s soccer team is off to a 4-2-2 start this season, thanks in part to the goaltending of Quentin Low (Class of 2013). The junior has allowed only five goals in the Blue Demons’ eight games, and had given up only one goal in his last 551 minutes before Xavier broke the streak on Saturday.

Donaldson Named MEAP Player of the Week Again

Howard University women’s volleyball player Khaila Donaldson (Class of 2014) was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Monday, the second straight week she has been selected for the honor. She recorded her career kill No. 1,000 in a match against 20th-ranked Penn State, becoming only the fourth Bison to reach that level. Donaldson also helped Howard set a school record for hitting percentage in a single game (.478) against Loyola University of Maryland.

 

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Will You Dare to Scare?

Earning service and leadership hours by scaring people sounds too good to be true, right? But that’s exactly what will happen if you and your friends create a scare station for the Stevenson Foundation’s Nightmare on Stevenson Drive. Not only that, but you’ll also get $150 to design your scare station and costumes. You’ll need to hurry, though, because the deadline to sign up for a scare station is Thursday. Click here for all the details and to sign up.

Visit Europe Next June and Earn Summer School Credit

All current AP European History students, as well as juniors who took the course last year, are invited to participate in a travel opportunity next summer. In June, the “Medieval and Modern” theme will take students to Edinburgh, Inveraray, the Scottish Highlands, York, Oxford, London, Amsterdam and Volendam. Students earn summer school credit when they participate in summer travel. Come to the informational meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 2104 for more information. Can’t make it to the meeting? Visit our travel website at http://www.eftours.com/tour-website/1900942BX, or contact Ms. Gerber (jgerber@d125.org) and Mr. Duba (nduba@d125.org). Please RSVP for the informational meeting at https://goo.gl/forms/ijkriMG3pE5O7IV42.

What Are You Doing in June? Want to Go to Costa Rica?

The Science Department is sponsoring another trip to Costa Rica next summer. There will be an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 2602 for all interested students and their parents. Questions? Contact Ms. Dean in the East Science Office (Rm. 8080) or Mr. Carlson in the West Science Office (Rm. 1514).

Did You Know There’s a 5:30 Activity Bus?

The school has added another activity bus after school. There is now a 5:30 bus every afternoon, to go along with the 6:30 bus every evening and the 4:30 bus on Wednesdays and Thursdays. All activity buses load at the Forum (or “Point”) entrance. Make sure you have your ID card when getting on the bus.

Tell Others About Academic Integrity

All students are invited to participate in a poster contest promoting academic integrity at Stevenson. Design a poster using a slogan or catchphrase based on one of these academic integrity values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility and courage. Submissions are due by December 2. For more details, visit www.d125.org/honesty.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Attention sophomores and juniors interested in a career in healthcare or medicine: The Northwestern Medicine Discovery Program (previously the Northwestern Medical Explorers Program) is accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year. Applications will be accepted online until Wednesday and in person until Friday, September 23. Program participants are exposed to a variety of activities designed to encourage their interest in healthcare. Activities include tours, guest speakers, group discussion and hands-on projects. In addition, the program offers leadership, mentorship, networking, and community service opportunities. Click here to find out more and to fill out an application.

CLUB NEWS

Come celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with Chinese Club today in Room 2812! Mooncakes and dumplings will be provided.

Ambassador Yearbook Club is meeting today after school in Room 2712. New members are always welcome!

Junior Class Board is meeting today after school in the junior class East hallway (the same hallway as the East Student Services Office, Room 6064) to decorate for Homecoming. We could use your help! Please join us in putting up yellow balloons and streamers. No experience necessary. Not only will you have fun and earn community service hours, but there will be free pizza for dinner.

“I’m not a feminist because man-hating isn’t right…”  Learn about common misunderstandings of feminism and other gender-role stereotypes, as well as ways we can support women in leadership positions, in Stevenson’s Lean In Feminism Club. Come and join us every first and third Wednesday in Room 2702 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for meetings filled with speakers, discussions and charity work. We’ll see you there!

The Scholastic Bowl teams will have their informational meeting and first practice on Monday. If you’re a fan of trivia games, Jeopardy! or just want to know more about the team that took second place in the nation last year, please come to Room 1510 next Monday! New players always welcome!

INTRAMURALS

The information meeting for IM Dodgeball will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, September 29 in the Wood Commons. Play begins on Saturday, October 29. Visit the IM Dodgeball page to see the season schedule.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Chicago Teachers Union questions governor’s labor board choice

High school, middle school in Alton evacuated after bomb threat

College of DuPage enrollment drops for second straight year (+)

Bradley U. announces $1M gift for engineering, business initiative

String of gropings reported near Loyola University campus

Elgin teacher among Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame inductees (+)

Renowned Prospect English teacher, debate coach dies (+)

Dundee-Crown student wows “Voice” judges (+)

Cary-Grove freshman starts band to benefit children’s hospital

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Battle over school funding in New Jersey reaches boiling point

Court rejects California teacher evaluation lawsuit

Tennessee teacher accused of making 50+ videos of girls changing clothes

Maryland AG: Governor may have exceeded authority with order on school start

Clown Facebook post, warnings puts more Alabama schools on lockdown

Two projects promoting alternative credentials reach milestones

After Texas high school builds $60M stadium, rival district plans one for $70M

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