23 Earn Regional Art and Writing Awards
Twenty-three students have earned regional awards in the 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition at the University of Iowa. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the country’s longest-running recognition program for creative students in grades 7–12.
Nine students earned Gold Key awards, awarded to the top 5-7 percent of all entries. Gold Key winners receive automatic consideration for national medals, which will be announced in March. Senior Seowon Lee won three Gold Key awards and junior Alisa Wang received two, their second straight year of attaining the top status. Seowon was honored for three poems, while Alisa was recognized for one piece of science fiction/fantasy and two pieces of personal essay/memoir. She also received a Silver Key (awarded to the top 7-10 percent of all entries) and two Honorable Mentions (top 10-15 percent of all entries). Also earning a Gold Key for the second straight year was sophomore Anna Wang (personal essay/memoir). She also received a Silver Key in poetry. Stevenson’s other Gold Key recipients were juniors Michelle Cai (drawing and illustration), Shreya Karpoor (personal essay/memoir), Emily Luo (poetry) and Katherine Zeng (personal essay/memoir), sophomores Cheryl Chen (flash fiction), Erin Yuan (personal essay/memoir) and Bridget Zhu (drawing and illustration), and freshman Sophia Li (painting).
Model UN Team Earns Best Delegation Honor
Stevenson won the Best Large Delegation title and 16 students were recognized for individual performance at last weekend’s American University Model United National Conference in Washington, D.C.
Seven students received Best Delegate honors in their committee: senior Adam Katz, juniors Dexter Darmali, Anubhav Agarwal and Mary Polupan, and sophomores Janice Lee, Govind Prabhakar and Nitin Nadella. Dexter also received a Diplomacy Award from his fellow committee members.
Senior Branden Vilk received an Outstanding Delegate award and seniors Joe Malter and Kevin Li, as well as junior Adam Elkins, received Honorable Mentions. Freshmen Praneet Rathi and Ethan Soifer, and juniors Daniel Brot, Joshua Ezrol and Neal Patel, all received Verbal Commendations for their performances.
Winter Guard Squads Take First in Downers Grove
The varsity and junior varsity Winter Guard teams won first place in their divisions at Downers Grove South High School on Sunday. This was the second competition of the season for both squads.
SHS Second at Regional Science Bowl
One of the school’s three Science Bowl teams finished second at the Illinois Regional High School Science Bowl at Fremd High School on Saturday. Stevenson’s A team lost a close contest to defending state champion Naperville North in the finals after crushing Fremd in the semifinals. The A team was captained by senior Zachary Chin and included senior David Liang, juniors Andrew Ding and Joey Rivkin, and sophomore Dylan Hu. Also competing were senior Wilson Zhu, juniors Tejus Ambravan, Samarth Goel and Andrew Yoon, and sophomores Varshitha Akella, Eric Gan, Christie Lee, Emily Lu and Weiran Zhao. Tejas was captain of the B team and Wilson captained the C team.
Archers Dominate in First-Ever Tourney at Home
Stevenson had eight of the top 10 performers at its first-ever archery tournament on Saturday in the Field House. Senior Sami Hartman-Stackhouse won top honors with a score of 294 and sophomore Caitlin Goldberg was second at 281. Senior Desmond Ding placed fourth (279) and junior Simon Honeyville was fifth (278). Places 7-10 went to seniors Lauren Pinto (275) and Camryn Klein (274), junior Temma Saito (271) and sophomore William Fitzgerald (269).
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Girls Gymnastics Sectional Tonight
The varsity girls gymnastics team competes in the Illinois High School Association sectional at Niles North High School tonight. The competition begins at 6 o’clock. Stevenson qualified as a team for the first time since the 2014 season. Results will be available at this link. Tonight’s sectional is one of four that will take place around the state this week. The state finals are Feb. 16-17 at Palatine High School.
Four Hockey Players Earn All-SHL Honors
Four members of the varsity boys ice hockey team have earned All-Scholastic Hockey League honors. Senior forward Trevor Hilt, who tied for the league lead in scoring with 45 points in 27 games, was named to the first team. Senior forward Jackson Leptich, senior goaltender Elias Sandholm and junior defenseman Carter Devlin were picked for the second team. Jackson was the league’s third-leading scorer. The Patriots are seeded third in the SHL playoffs, which begin this weekend. SHS will play host to Carmel, Ind. on Saturday and Sunday. Stevenson also is the No. 3 seed in the Blackhawk Cup Red Division state tournament, and will face No. 30 Naperville North in the first round. No date has been set yet for the state tournament contest.
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WIT Seeking Student Submissions
The WIT is accepting all student submissions of poetry, fiction, drama, essays, music lyrics, rants, music scores, and any other creative writing. Just email email@example.com and include your name, your student ID number, and the genre of the submission.
Rotary District 6440 is once again offering educational opportunities to students who are preparing for a career that requires less than a four-year degree (associate degree, diploma or certificate). Approximately 11 scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each will be awarded to full-time students enrolled in a vocational degree or certificate program at an accredited school. Applications must be submitted by mail. Please pick up your application today in the College Career Center (Room 1123). See Mrs. McGurn if you have additional questions about the scholarship. The application deadline is Friday, March 23.
A mandatory girls soccer tryout information meeting will be held from 3:35-4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13 in Rooms 2004/2006 (in the Health hallway above the Sports Center). If you cannot attend, contact Coach Chavez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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