Friday, Oct. 4, 2019

“Unselfie” Author to Talk Teens and Technology Oct. 17

Michele Borba, author of “Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World,” will give her unique take on technology and teens at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free, but registration is requested.

She says the key to raising successful, happy, compassionate and socially responsible children in a hyper-competitive, plugged-in world is developing empathy. In this “how to” presentation, Dr. Borba will offer proven strategies for parents and guardians to cultivate social and moral competence, and nurture the habits of self-control, courage, collaboration, perspective-taking and leadership. The Community Parent Network, in conjunction with the Stevenson Foundation and Stevenson High School, is sponsoring the talk.


A Second Chance for Financial Aid Information

Parents who missed last night’s Financial Aid Evening sponsored by the College Career Center are invited to attend a College Financial Aid 101 information session with Congressman Brad Schneider and State Rep. Rita Mayfield. The event will take place at 6 p.m. Monday at Waukegan High School. Details and RSVP here. Parents can also view the presentation slides from the Financial Aid night at Stevenson. A link to those slides is located on the documents section of the Stevenson College and Career Center webpage.


Stevenson’s Literary Arts Magazine The WIT Wins Two Awards

The 2019 WIT, Stevenson’s literary arts magazine, has won two awards. The Columbia Scholastic Press Association awarded the magazine with a Gold Medal. The reviewer noted the quality of writing and art and also mentioned that it “was one of the more intriguing publications I’ve encountered”. The reviewer mentioned that he thought the “writers genuinely enjoyed putting these pieces together”.

The American Scholastic Press Association awarded the 2019 WIT First place, garnering 910 of a possible 1000 points. The reviewer noted that “The Wit is an excellent publication which deserves a First Place award…Your magazine shows the superior efforts of talented and creative editors, writers, artists, photographers, layout/graphic designers, staff members, contributors, and advisor(s)”.

The 2019 WIT Staff included editor in chief, Emily Luo (Class of 2019), assistant editors Winston Wang, Michelle Cai, John Koskela, Ulysses Figueroa, Joyce Bai, Cheryl Chen, Helen Han, and Maddie Mitchell, and Staff members Samantha Galati, Jennifer Cheng, Johnna Geick, Katie Lee, Hannah Severyns, Sophia Li, Stella Sung, Brianna Liu, Anastasiia Stas, Katherine Wu, Sowmya Venkatachalam, Sibi Shanmugapandian, Eshaan Agarwal, and Tia Vasudeva.


Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 Varsity Results

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson 133, Mundelein 53. The host Patriots won all 11 events. Individual winners were Jessica Nyborg who won two events including the 200 free (1:57.05) and the 100 butterfly (57.95); Alexandra Eastmond also touched first in two events including the 50 free (28.19) and the 100 backstroke (59.66); Other individual event winners were Katherine Makarska in the 200-yard individual medley; Abigail Collins in the 100 free (55.27); Milena Busma in the 500 free (5:32.99) and Maddy O’Donnell in the 100 breaststroke (1:10:49). The 200-yard medley relay featured Camila Maya, Alexandra, Abigail and Isabelle Gattone, the 200 free relay was comprised of Elizabeth Cao, Jessica, Maddy and Lucy Stevens. The 400-yard relay included Jessica, Elizabeth, Abigail and Isabelle. The JV team also won 142-42.

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 3, Glenbrook North 4. The game was tied 3-3 at the end of regulation play and the Spartans scored in overtime. During the first period, senior Andrew Slivka scored two goals and junior Jacob Weinstein recorded the third goal. Goalie, senior Ben Newmark recorded 30 saves on goal.

Clarification: Stevenson fell to Barrington 2-3 in an overtime shootout on Oct. 2.

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 5, Lake Forest 4. Ainika Hou (6-1, 6-0) and Thea Surya (6-0, 6-2) were victorious in singles. Senior Athena Kolli and sophomore Alaina Kolli recorded a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 1 doubles and Sneha Yellapantula and Abby Schueneman (6-3, 6-1) also recorded a doubles victory.

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 0, Warren 1. A replay of this match is available for viewing with a subscription to the NFHS Network.



The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Illinois is hosting its annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day for high school girls from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at the UIUC campus. The day will include speakers, activities, and an interactive design challenge. Use this link to register.


Tech Center Planned at the University of Illinois. The Center for Networked Intelligent Components & Environments is a $100 million center planned at the Urbana-Champaign campus

Illinois collegiate athletes could sign endorsement deals in the future under proposed bill. In a move that mirrors legislation recently passed in California, an Illinois lawmaker has sponsored a bill in Illinois that would allow them to sign endorsement deals and hire agents.


Varsity Blues May Impact Timed SATs. Removing time limits on the Scholastic Aptitude Test would make it harder to “game” according to some educators, researchers and psychologists.

A Homecoming Invitation That Went Viral. A Florida high school rallied around two students during homecoming and the social media post that showed the senior’s homecoming dance proposal has been viewed more than 370,000 times.

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