Junior Parents-Only College Night on Wednesday
Post Secondary Counselors Sara English and Dan Miller will talk with parents and guardians of current SHS juniors about the college search-and-selection process during a special presentation from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Performing Arts Center. The agenda will be driven by questions submitted by parents and guardians. Fill out this survey to submit questions.
Ethics Bowl Teams Finish 1-2 at Regional
Stevenson finished first and second at the Regional High School Ethics Bowl Competition at the Illinois Institute of Technology on Saturday. Both of Stevenson’s Ethics Bowl Club teams finished 3-0-1 on the day, with a tiebreaker rule giving the title to juniors Matthew Walsh, Arthur Yolles, Kira McCoy, Jack Lamberti and Raj Mullick and senior Jonathan Meyer. Second-place honors went to seniors Grace Westphal, Danielle Wachter, Yogin Patel, Ari Machtinger and Rebecca Sullivan. Their coach is Clayton Duba.
This was the second straight regional Ethics Bowl championship for Stevenson. Next up for SHS will be an online playoff against another regional bowl winner (to be determined) for a bid to the National High School Ethics Bowl in April at the University of North Carolina.
In Ethics Bowl competitions, students analyze ethical issues and respond to questions and comments from the other team and a panel of judges. Unlike a debate competition, in Ethics Bowl students defend the positions they think are correct. Winners are determined by demonstrating rigorous thought and respectful engagement with all participants.
Debaters Reel In Awards at Wheeling Tournament
Stevenson’s debate team closed its regular-season Illinois Congressional Debate Association competition schedule by capturing several individual awards at Wheeling High School on Saturday. SHS also earned second place in the sweepstakes (team) awards.
In the invitational portion of the tournament, seven students earned first place in varsity chambers: seniors Joy Wang and Jeremy Yu, and juniors Archit Bajaj, Devanshi Gupta, Aniket Nuthalapati, Shreya Viswanathan and Josh Zhu. Three students placed second in their chambers: junior Tim Yoon, sophomore Dylan Hu and freshman Jeanette Han. Freshman Ojasvi Saxena finished third in her chamber.
Two debaters earned Best Presiding Officer honors: Aniket and junior Megan Bi. Josh was named Second Place Overall Quality Speaker, and Jeremy was Third Place Overall Quality Speaker.
In addition to the individual tournament, the Wheeling event also served as a qualifying opportunity for the annual Tournament of Champions April 28-30 at the University of Kentucky. Ten team members qualified by virtue of nominations received during the debate season: the freshman Ojasvi, juniors Anubhav Agarwal, Josh Ezrol, Sydney Glickson, Mary Polupan and Thivya Sivarajah, and seniors Abhiram Kakuturu, Bhavana Muppavarapu, Saketh Prazad and Ali Rahman.
Six students broke to the final round of the TOC competition: Anubhav, Ali, Saketh, Bhavana, Josh and Sydney. Anubhav and Saketh were named Best Presiding Officers in the preliminaries. Also in the preliminaries, Saketh received First Place Speaker honors, Josh was a Second Place Speaker selection, and Bhavana earned Third Place Speaker.
Two Students’ Plays Selected for Festival
Two plays written by SHS students have been selected for the Illinois High School Play Festival at Eureka College. “You Can Put Lipstick on a Dino,” by junior Ananya Shah, and “This is Not a Musical,” by senior A.J. DePew will be performed during the festival, which takes place Feb. 2-3. Only six plays were accepted this year.
Monday, Jan. 22 Varsity Results
Zion-Benton 7, Stevenson 2: Senior Genevieve Dominick shot an opening game 246 en route to a match-best 580 series for the Patriots at Sunset Lanes in Waukegan. Her opening effort was the highest of the day, and led SHS to an eight-pin victory in the first game. Also breaking the 200-pin barrier was classmate Jackie Koepp, who rolled a 201 in the second game as part of her 518 series. Other contributors for Stevenson were freshman Talia Segal, who had a 410 series, freshman YooJin Lee (398) and senior Lauren Stein (374). The Zee-Bees outscored the Pats, 2,343-2,280. Stevenson concludes its regular-season schedule this afternoon with a home match against North Chicago, then takes part in the North Suburban Conference championships on Friday.
Brunson Named to Oscar Robertson Watch List
Villanova University junior Jalen Brunson (Class of 2015) is one of 14 players selected to the midseason watch list for the Oscar Robertson Trophy, presented to college basketball’s player of the year by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. Balloting will take place in March, with the trophy winner announced March 30 at the Final Four in San Antonio. Brunson and his Wildcat teammates were ranked No. 1 in the nation again on Monday, and enter tonight’s contest against Providence with a 18-1 record. Brunson leads Villanova in scoring (19.0 points per game), assists (99) and three-point field goal percentage (48.4), and is second in field goal percentage (57.7).
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.
Club Israel will meet after school Thursday in the Foods Lab (Room 1406). The club will be celebrating Tu Be’shvat (birthday of the trees), and will be making dirt cups and planting flowers to take home. Everyone is welcome!
This week’s Ski and Snowboard Club trip is to Devil’s Head. Register and turn in your money to the Student Activities Office by the end of the day Wednesday.
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