Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018

Latin Club Makes History

The Latin Club participated Tuesday in its first Certamen competition, a quiz bowl connected to the study of classical civilization and its peoples, languages and cultures.

The club fielded three teams for the event at New Trier High School. The Advanced and Intermediate teams placed fourth in their divisions, while the Novice team was second in its category. The Novice roster included freshmen Brady Rivkin (Pluto) and Johnny Burrer (Justinius), and sophomore Daichi Kobayashi. The Intermediate team featured sophomores Will Rademacher (Septimus), Aniket Dixit (Octavius), Shail Patel (Narcissus) and Allen Guo (Augustus). The Advanced team included seniors Jacob Minin (Tullius) and Josiah Matthews (Aeolus), and sophomore Jeremiah Lee (Aquila). The club’s next competition will be held Dec. 4 at Loyola Academy.

Recent Grads Invited to Alumni Lounge

All members of the Classes of 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 who will be home for Thanksgiving Break are invited to visit the Alumni Lounge on Wednesday, Nov. 21. The Alumni Lounge will be held in the East Glass Commons between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Click here to RSVP. For additional details, visit the alumni website.


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Stensby Swims at USA National Select Camp

Three-time state champion Topher Stensby was one of 48 swimmers chosen to participate in last week’s USA Swimming Boys National Select Camp at the OIympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. The Notre Dame-bound senior was selected based on his time of 23.30 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle for the Patriot Aquatic Club, the third-fastest in the country for boys ages 14-17. Topher has won the 50 freestyle at the last two IHSA state meets, and added the 100 freestyle title last winter. Kevin Zakrzewski, head coach of the Patriot Aquatic Club and an assistant on the SHS boys swimming and diving team, was selected to be one of the camp coaches. During the three-day camp, Topher experienced the day-to-day routine of a U.S. National Team athlete, and learned from top professionals about post-race recovery, psychological training skills, nutrition and race strategy.


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Seal of Biliteracy Tests for Hebrew, Polish in November

Stevenson offers students the opportunity for recognition through the state’s Seal of Biliteracy program by demonstrating a high level of proficiency in English and a second language. Testing in Hebrew will be given before school on Thursday, Nov. 8 and Thursday, Nov. 29, both of which are late arrival days. Testing in Polish will be given before school on Thursday, Nov. 8 only. The deadline to register is Wednesday. Read this article for details.

Mandatory Meetings for All Student-Athletes

All student-athletes are required to attend one meeting led by the athletic director during the 2018-19 school year. There are eight possible dates; each occurs on a late-arrival day. The next meeting opportunity is from 9:45-10:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in the West Auditorium. Topics to be covered include: expectations of and leadership opportunities for student-athletes; the Co-Curricular Code of Conduct; sportsmanship; sports health and nutrition; and Stevenson Athletics’ awards program. Attendance will be taken by scanning student IDs. The other dates this year are Nov. 29, Jan. 17, Feb. 14, March 14 and April 25.

Peer Helpers #SHShareTheLove

Peer Helpers thanks everyone for participating in the #SHShareTheLove event and spreading kindness throughout the community! The student winners of the Sodexo gift cards for posting and “sharing the love” are Mindy Huang, Amanda Jimenez and Noah Chiou. The faculty winner is Tina Nocella.


The eSports team needs more players for its Rainbow Six: Siege squad. Any experience level is welcome. Help the team continue to grow and continue competing. Interested students should email Mr. Barnabee at


May graduate Rebecca Waples was one of three area high school students to receive Rebecca’s Dream scholarships last spring. The annual scholarships honor students who share in Rebecca’s Dream’s mission to reduce the stigma of mental illness, particularly surrounding depression and bipolar disorder. Three $1,500 scholarships will be awarded in 2019. The deadline to apply is Dec. 1. For more information, visit the Rebecca’s Dream website.


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