Science Olympiad Team Second in Ohio
Stevenson finished second at the largest Science Olympiad competition in the nation last weekend. The Green team was runner-up in the 72-team Division C at the Solon High School Invitational in Solon, Ohio. The Patriots finished with 224 points, 23 behind champion Mason High School from Mason, Ohio, and two points ahead of New Trier’s A team. The Patriot Gold team placed 12th.
SHS took top honors in two events. Junior Hannah Liu and sophomore Greycen Ren combined to capture Anatomy and Physiology, while junior Jared Machtinger and senior Roy Zhou placed first in Astronomy. Freshman Joshua Song and senior Radha Patel were second in Anatomy and Physiology, while junior Richard Bi and senior Andrew Lee were second in Circuit Lab.
Stevenson also had a quartet of third-place showings, with senior Josh Tsai involved in two of them. He paired with Radha in Designer Genes, and with junior Phyllis Wang in Machines. The other third-place efforts came from Hannah and Greycen in Disease Detectives, and Jared and senior Anna Wang in Dynamic Planet. Other award-winners included:
Fourth Place: senior Shannon Kang and sophomore Jonny Abraham (Forensics); Richard and Jared (Machines), and Phyllis and Josh Tsai (Sounds of Music).
Fifth Place: Hannah and junior Emily Liu (Boomilever); Joshua Song, junior Chaitanya Vengali and freshman Iris Li (Experimental Design); and Anna and Jared (GeoLogic Mapping).
Sixth Place: Phyllis and freshman Siddhant Sen (Astronomy); Andrew, Roy and senior Eric Gan (Codebuster); Roy, Shannon and Eric (Protein Modeling); and Anna and Greycen (Water Quality).
Seventh Place: Radha and Siddhant (Disease Detectives).
Eighth Place: juniors Sneha Mohan and Krishna Patel (Detector Building); Sneha, Emily and freshman Trisha Mondal (Experimental Design); Anna and Emily (Fossils); and Trisha and freshman Kevin Qian (Ornithology).
Model UN Team Earns Top Delegation Honor
Stevenson won the Outstanding Large Delegation award at Saturday’s Francis W. Parker High School Model United Nations Conference in Chicago. Several students earned individual honors, led by juniors Carson Ezell and Jeanette Han, who received Best Delegate awards. Three capture Outstanding Delegate honors: Senior Anand Vadlamani and juniors Alex Zhou and Isabel Perlin. Junior Elizabeth Matlin garnered an Honorable Mention.
Where to Dispose Prescription Medications
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.
A common misperception is that prescription drugs are safer or less harmful since they are prescribed by doctors. There are actually many short- and long-term health consequences for misuse of prescription drugs. Stimulants can cause paranoia, dangerously high body temperatures, and an irregular heartbeat. Opioids can cause slowed breathing, nausea and drowsiness. Depressants can cause slurred speech, shallow breathing, and seizures. These side effects are particularly harmful to the developing brain and body of adolescents. Prescription drug misuse or abuse can affect judgement and inhibition, increasing risks for misusing other kinds of drugs and engaging in risky behaviors.
Two-thirds of teens who misused prescription pain medication said that they got them from family and friends, including from their home’s medicine cabinets. Safe storage and disposal of medications decreases opportunities for access to prescription medications. For a list of safe disposal locations, click here.
Tonight’s varsity and junior varsity girls basketball games against Lake Zurich will be streamed live from the Sports Center on Stevenson’s NFHS Network page. The JV game tips off at 5:30, followed by the varsity at 7 o’clock. … The varsity boys ice hockey team will play Barrington in the first round of the Scholastic Hockey League playoffs at 7:20 p.m. Thursday at the Crystal Ice House in Crystal Lake. The Broncos are the No. 4 seed and the Patriots No. 5. Stevenson’s JV, the No. 2 seed in the JV SHL playoffs, will take on Barrington’s JV at 7:30 tonight at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion on Buffalo Grove.