Distinguished Young Woman Winner, Pt. 1
May graduate Dora Guo was named Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2019. She is the first national winner from Illinois since 1990.
Distinguished Young Woman Winner, Pt. 2
Senior Emily Kang was named Distinguished Young Woman of Illinois in July, the second consecutive Stevenson student to receive the honor.
Retired Teacher “Reeling” in the Years
Retired SHS chemistry teacher Ron Urick’s love of fishing landed a prominent writeup in the Chicago Sun-Times late last month.
VIP Parking Raffle for Home Football Games
Sports Boosters is holding a raffle for eight VIP parking spots for home football games in 2019. Tickets are $25 each or five for $100. Only 100 tickets will be sold. Click here for tickets. Winners will be chosen at the Green-Gold scrimmage on Thursday, Aug. 22. (You do not have to be present to win.) You must be 18 to purchase a ticket.
The boys volleyball team, which had a 27-9 record last spring under head coach Eric Goolish, also did well in the classroom. The Patriots had one of the top five grade-point averages among the nation’s high school boys teams for the third year in a row, and earned a Team Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association. … Junior Sara Sulejmani, who became Stevenson’s first girls state wrestling champion last winter, earned All-America honors in two divisions at this summer’s USA Wrestling women’s national championships. She finished second at 138 pounds in the 16U Junior Division (watch the 16U final match), and was third in the Cadet Division. … Former SHS student Jack Silich was named to the 2019 USA Hockey U17 Men’s Select Team recently. Jack, who was a sophomore last year, is playing hockey and attending school on the East Coast this year.
The Upper ILC is hiring student aides to work in the library during all class periods. If you have a free period or a study hall and would like to work in the ILC, please visit the circulation desk or email Mrs. Gorman (firstname.lastname@example.org) for an application. This is a paid position.
Lunch menus for the month of August are available d125.org/eat. You’ll also see the prices of items in both food courts.
Auditions for the Stevenson Network News begin Monday and continue throughout next week. Any interested student must have eighth hour free to be an anchor. Auditions will take place in Room 1309 in the Lower ILC. Fill out this application if you plan to audition. Questions can be directed to the sponsors, Mr. Fairchild (email@example.com) and Mr. Aronoff (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Interactive Gamers Club will be meeting from 3:30-6 p.m. Thursday in Rooms 8046/8048. The club will be forming groups for RPGs, learning how to play Magic: the Gathering and Pokemon, and discussing board games for the year.
To become part of Stevenson’s jazz band program, students must record and submit a video audition to Ms. Vogler at email@example.com by 11:59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23. Those who submit an audition will automatically be qualified for a large jazz ensemble. They also will be qualified for a jazz combo, if they choose. Click here for audition information and music.
ILLINOIS EDUCATION NEWS
School district consolidation is the next target for a state legislator who successfully led the charge to make it easier to dissolve townships in McHenry County. Rep. David McSweeney, a Republican from Barrington Hills, says smaller districts should consolidate into unit (K-12) configurations.
Illinois has updated its world languages learning standards for the first time in 22 years. The state’s new standards were created by the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages, in collaboration with 17 language organizations.
City Colleges of Chicago is overhauling its English as a Second Language programs to try to improve student performance and standardize the classes across the six campuses that offer adult education. WBEZ reports that the decision has been met with resistance.
Chicago’s Whitney Young Magnet High School on Monday unveiled a new $4.3 million athletic complex named after alumna and former First Lady Michelle Obama.
NATIONAL EDUCATION NEWS
Half of young Americans say their degree is irrelevant to their work, according to a new survey by TD Ameritrade. The survey results suggest Generation Z and young millennials are more willing than older groups to explore alternative routes to college, or not going at all.
Dartmouth College will pay $14 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed by nine women who claimed the school ignored years of harassment and assault by their psychology professors.
Defense attorneys in the “Varsity Blues” college admissions scandal plan to use a legal strategy that blurs the distinction between donations and bribery, according to the Associated Press. The strategy emerged from court documents related to a prominent Miami developer who allegedly paid $250,000 to get his daughter into USC as a fake athlete.
Lady Gaga plans to fund more than 160 classroom projects in El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio and Gilroy, Calif., to help provide support to students. The three communities have experienced mass shootings in the past 45 days.