Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017

47 Students Honored for Community Service

Forty-seven students have received Inspiring Service Awards for their community service efforts through the first three months of the school year.

The awards came from the InnerView community service platform, which Stevenson students use to create service portfolios. They type written reflections about their work, and upload photos and videos. Through the portfolios, students track their progress toward the UN Global Goal (or goals) they have set for themselves.

The use of InnerView and UN Global Goals is part of the school’s new community service philosophy, unveiled this year.

Students achieving various award levels included:

Ambassador Award: Seniors Amy Nowack and Sydney Schuck, and junior Jieun Oh.

Honor Award: Junior Hannah Oh, sophomores Indrayan Banerjee, Caitlin Goldberg, Julie Mathews, Victor Shi and Bridget Zhu, and freshman Christina Alexakos.

Merit Award: Seniors Allison Chen, Sylvia Chen, Lauren Dacuycuy, Nazilya Guliyeva, Gwen Heilman, Zachary Nistad and Joshua Riber; juniors Michelle Cai, Jessu Choi, Ariella Ensinger, Rachel French, Adhya Gowda, Madeleine Kadens, Allison Kalbhen, Hannah Kim, Maya Korol, Kathryn Lee, Richard Lee, Natalia Linares, Stuart Lukz, Kai Mayahara, Abigail Movmyga, Sonia Patel, Amy Qian, Jordyn Rubin, Isabella Schneider and Andrew Yoon; sophomores Julia Blazejewski, Cheryl Chen, Vivek Dhande, Kaitlyn Lu, Nikhila Paleati and Joie You; and freshmen Sukrutha Mohan, Violet Park, Kenneth Wan and Dorothy Yin.

Three Model UN Members Earn Awards in Rhode Island

Three members of Stevenson’s Model United Nations team earned awards at Brown University’s 21st annual conference in Rhode Island last weekend. Junior Devanshi Gupta garnered a Best Delegate award, while sophomores Janice Lee and Matthew Li received Honorable Mention recognition.

SHS Mentioned in Student Stress Relief Story

Stevenson’s move to a later start time gets brief mention in this Pioneer Press/Chicago Tribune article on what elite school districts in Illinois are doing to relieve student stress. Director of Student Services Sarah Bowen shared the positive feedback from students and parents since SHS shifted to its 8:30 a.m. start time last year.


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Patriettes Excel at Underclassman Level

In addition to the varsity Patriettes capturing the top two spots at Sunday’s Wheaton Warrenville South Invitational, four underclassmen squads finished in the top four within their divisions as well. Stevenson finished first and fourth in the junior varsity competition, and second and third at the freshman level.

Smith Records Double-Double for Indiana Hoops

Indiana University freshman forward Justin Smith (Class of 2017) posted a double-double in his second collegiate game. Smith scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to help the Hoosiers past Howard, 86-77, on Sunday. He is the first IU freshman to record a double-double since the 2015-16 season. SHS head coach Pat Ambrose shared his thoughts on Smith’s progress as a player and leader during the summer with “Inside the Hall,” a website devoted to Indiana basketball.


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PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

Don’t miss the next PPA Bake Sale on Wednesday in the Wood and Glass Commons! Apple pie or pumpkin pie, cheesecake, donuts, “puppy chow” and more yummy goodies will be available. All items are $1.


Have you done something to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness? If so, consider applying for a Rebecca’s Dream Scholarship. The scholarship is sponsored by Rebecca’s Dream, a nonprofit organization committed to serving the community by promoting awareness and compassionate understanding of depression and bipolar disorder. The application deadline is Dec. 31. For more information, visit http://www.rebeccasdream.org/scholarships/.


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