De-Stress Days Off to Delightful Start
“De-Stress Days” proved to be delightful for hundreds of Stevenson students on Monday. Nearly 500 students stopped by the College Career Center to take advantage of activities planned by the CCC and the Student Services Division. All of the students received a free “de-stress kit,” which included bubble wrap and Tootsie Rolls. They also had the opportunity to decorate sugar cookies and have hot chocolate. Today, there will be crafting, coloring and a “positive wall” art activity, and Wednesday will be movie day. Any student who visits the center during finals also can pick up a free stress ball. Also, 30-minute yoga and meditation sessions take place each morning before finals begin. Pioneer Press reporter Karen Ann Cullotta talked with Career Exploration Program Manager Diane Willock about the de-stress project.
Math Team Takes League Lead
Stevenson’s math team moved atop the leaderboard in the North Suburban Math League after its performance in the third round of competition on Thursday, Dec. 7. SHS easily won its site competition at Warren, winning all five events. Also competing were Deerfield, Lake Forest and Libertyville.
After three rounds, Stevenson has 995 points, ahead of Naperville North (990) and Whitney Young (980). SHS is the overall leader in the seniors category, tied for first at the sophomore level, third in the freshman division, tied for fifth in the oral competition, and sixth in juniors.
Seventeen Patriots submitted perfect papers in the third round, and senior Albert Cao won the oral presentation. Perfect papers were written by these students:
Senior Division: Seniors Andrew Luo and Josh Yoon, and junior Tony Tan.
Junior Division: Juniors Joey Rivkin, Tony Tan, Jennifer Xiong and Angela Zhang, and sophomores Josh Tsai, Philena Liu and Eric Gan.
Sophomore Division: Sophomores Dylan Hu, Eric Gan and Emily Lu, and freshman Ram Potham.
Freshman Division: Sai Merneedi, Ram Potham and Praneet Rathi.
German Club Plans Special Community Event in January
Stevenson’s German Club is planning a German Kindernacht for the community from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26 in Room 2104. The evening will consist of games and other activities, food will include pizza, German candy and pastries, and a movie will be shown to conclude the event. Babysitting will be offered. If you are interested in attending, fill out this short form.
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Football Alum Signs With Virginia Tech
Stevenson alumnus Jeremy Webb (Class of 2015) announced Friday that he will play football next year at Virginia Tech. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound cornerback played last season for ASA Junior College in Brooklyn, N.Y. He helped the Avengers to a 9-1 record and the championship of the Valley of the Sun Bowl, and earned first-team Northeast Football Conference defensive honors. Webb reportedly received offers from several Power 5 schools, including West Virginia, Iowa State, Nebraska and Tennessee. He will be a junior for the Hokies in 2018.
Nepomnyaschiy on the Mend With Illini Wrestling
SHS wrestling alumnus Nikita Nepomnyaschiy (Class of 2017), a redshirt freshman at University of Illinois, is on the shelf this season with a torn labrum. He talked with the Daily Illini recently about growing up in Russia, and why he almost quit wrestling after winning his first match.
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Students Have Another Chance to Order Yearbooks
Students who didn’t order a yearbook during the summer have another chance starting today. Orders can be made through Jostens now through Feb. 26. Use this link to order online, or call 877-767-5217.
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