Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018

Snow Day Make-Up Date Will Be March 4

Last week’s snow day will be made up on Monday, March 4, which is Pulaski Day, a state holiday. Pulaski Day was designated as a potential snow make-up date before the 2018-19 school year began.

Model UN Takes Top Honor in Chicago Again

Stevenson won the top honor, Best Overall Delegation, for the second straight year at the 12th annual Chicago International Model United Nations held last weekend. In addition, several members of the school’s Model UN club won individual honors.

Five students earned Best Delegate awards, the top individual accolade: juniors Anand Vadlamani and Matthew Li, and seniors Devanshi Gupta, Miranda Liu and Josh Ezrol. Outstanding Delegate honors went to sophomores Alexander Zhou and Jeanette Han, and seniors Mary Polupan and Hannah Zhang. Miranda and Hannah also received the Delegates Choice Award. Five others received Honorable Mention: sophomores Niketh Bynagari, Jared Elkins and Carson Ezell, junior Nitin Nadella, and senior Adam Elkins. More than 1,200 students competed.

Fall Art Fest Starts Wednesday

The work of Stevenson’s first-semester art classes will be on display during the Fall Art Fest on Wednesday and Thursday in the Forum and Room 2104 of the West Building. A public reception for the artists will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Is Vaping Dangerous?

Stevenson‘s Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator, Dr. Cristina Cortesi, will share regular reflections during the school year in the Daily Digest. For more information on Dr. Cortesi and the substance abuse prevention program, visit her web page.

According to the Monitoring the Future Survey, most teens have the misperception that vaping or “Juuling” is not risky. More than two-thirds of the students surveyed mistakenly believe the liquid is “just flavorings,” and another 14 percent admit not knowing what is in the liquid. Contrary to popular belief, the liquid often contains nicotine, which is highly addictive. In addition, it also contains chemicals that are known carcinogens, such as formaldehyde and lead. Some devices also can be used to vape marijuana. Rather than being safer than traditional cigarettes, research shows that 31 percent of teens who vape will go on to smoke regular cigarettes in the next six months. Click here for more information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Bowling

Libertyville 2,176, Stevenson 1,707: Sophomore Kelly Radelet led the Patriots with a 426 series at Fairhaven Lanes in Mundelein. She also had the team’s high game, a 146. Sophomore Ally Lee rolled a 338 series, followed by juniors Noa Givati (322), Reilly Sullivan (316) and Mariah Dominick (305).

Senior Wrestler Sets His Mind on State

State wrestling medalist Tommy Frezza added a new phase to his offseason regimen, hoping it will pay off for his senior season. Tommy, who finished sixth in Illinois at 120 pounds last year, met with a sports psychologist to prepare for his final campaign. He talked about the difference the experience made with Bob Narang of the News-Sun.

Patriot Trio on Lake Forest Girls Ice Hockey Team

Three Stevenson students are forwards on the Lake Forest High girls ice hockey team, which includes players from five area high schools. Junior Maggie Kirby, sophomore Abby Benjamin and freshman Alicia Sharun have played in the majority of the team’s nine games. Abby has a goal and an assist in eight games, while Maggie has played in all nine games and has scored once. Alicia has appeared in six contests. The team’s next game is at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Lake Forest Academy.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

The next Patriot Parent Association Bake Sale is Wednesday afternoon during seventh and eighth periods in the Wood Commons and Glass Commons. Doughnuts, muffins, cake, pies, Puppy Chow and more will be available for $1. Proceeds benefit all students and staff through PPA.

CLUB NEWS

Animal Welfare Club is having its yearbook picture taken today after school. Meet in Room 7064 after school, and the group will walk over together at 4 o’clock to have its picture taken.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Geneva teachers strike after negotiations stall again

Acero teachers walk out; first charter strike in U.S. history

CPS abandons plan to convert school in South Loop

Morton band students, parents protest director’s dismissal

St. Charles district plans to repurpose Haines building

New Trier students help return WWII flag to family in Japan

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

UNC will house Confederate statue in new $5M building

How schools are forced to close as rural populations dwindle

The higher education legacy of George H.W. Bush

Minnesota students more diverse, but teachers mostly white

Greek groups sue Harvard over single-sex club rule

UW-Stevens Point faculty want school leaders removed

Ed Department under fire over FERPA complaint process

Student arrested for threatening professor over 7 a.m. exam

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