Monday, Sept. 21,2020

Spanish Students Excel on National Exams
Several Spanish students from SHS earned national recognition for excellent performance on the 2020 National Spanish Examinations. Senior Michael Zaslavskiy received a gold medal, senior Carson Ezell and recent graduate Irina Stamm each earned a silver medal, and senior Su-Hyun Lee qualified for a bronze medal on the exams. Two other students received honorable mention. More than 81,000 students around the country took the exams this year, which are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

Building Resilience During a Pandemic with Dr. Doug Bolton
On Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 7 -8:30 p.m., clinical psychologist Dr. Doug Bolton will address the unique challenges the COVID-19 pandemic presents for parents and the opportunity parents have to teach and model resilience. The strategies he will share can be used to effectively manage stress now and in the future. Registration is required to attend this free event which is sponsored by the Community Parent Network, a program of the Stevenson Foundation.

The Daily Digest Returns
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NHS Fundraising Challenge for the Danny Did Foundation
NHS is sponsoring the 1 in 26 Challenge to raise funds and awareness for epilepsy and Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). For this virtual challenge, participants commit to running or walking a total of 26 miles prior to Oct. 11 and to raising $260 to support the Danny Did Foundation. The sign-up link provides additional information and students will need to upload their fitness data throughout the challenge. Questions can be directed to Stevenson Community Service Coordinator Brett Erdmann

Student Services Destress Event Friday, Sept. 25
Start your Friday with relaxing music and a destress coloring event compliments of Student Services. A link to access student drawings selected for this event will be posted in the Student Services Instagram account and on grade-level Canvas pages. Participants are encouraged to listen to relaxing music on Zoom from 8-8:15 a.m. while coloring before classes begin. Student Services has offered student destress events throughout the year in the past and they will continue to offer ways to reduce stress during Remote Learning+ as part of their Destress Nest.

Applications are now open for the Northwestern Medicine Discovery Program which is a program for sophomores and juniors interested in health care careers. This year’s program will be conducted virtually. The deadline for applications is Oct. 2.

A Fall Without Football – Stevenson Senior Tristan Moskovic was featured in the Daily Herald on Aug. 28, along with four other local seniors, sharing their thoughts on a fall without football.

Jenna McCullough, a senior on the Stevenson Girls Cross Country team, won the Premier Buick GMC Dealer’s High School Challenge for the Quad-City Times Virtual Bix 7 race. The 47th annual event was virtual this year but is traditionally held in Davenport, IA. McCullough donated her $1000 winnings to the Stevenson High School Athletic Department and Stevenson girls cross country team.

Junior Floyd Glinsey, a 3-sport athlete in football, basketball, and track was featured in an Aug. 16 Chicago Tribune article on how the pandemic is affecting those athletes who play multiple sports.


Weekend Varsity Results
Girls Golf:
Emily Duan led all golfers with a 74 as Stevenson captured the Patriot Invite Title on Saturday at the Arboretum in Buffalo Grove. Stevenson posted a team total of 314, with Barrington coming in second at 329, Lake Forest (347), followed by Lake Zurich (399). Duan, a junior, has led the Patriots to a 8-1 record this season, 5-1 in the NSC. Other scores for the varsity golfers: Freshman Chelsea She (77), Freshman Megan Lee (79), Sophomore Allie Santos (84), Senior Briana Fidman (85), Freshman Rylie Pryor (93) and Sophomore Jessica Velent (97). The Patriots will host Barrington on their home course, Marriott’s Cranes Landing, on Wednesday.

Girls Swimming and Diving
The Patriots defeated Libertyville 122-64 on Thursday, Sept. 17 to remain undefeated in the North Suburban Conference at 3-0. Stevenson was led by senior Alex Eastmond, who recorded a 2:08.97 on her way to placing first in the 200 yard IM. She was also part of the winning 200 free relay (1:42.91), joined by sophomore Anya Ryaguzova, junior Claudia Rzeznik, and senior Jessica NyborgNyborg also had a big swim in the medley relay, posting a 30.64 in the breaststroke. Freshman Hanah Wienckowski won the 200-yard freestyle with a 2:00.70, while freshman Delany Umbleby swam a season-best 5:33.29 in the 500-yard freestyle. Stevenson also finished 1-2 in the diving competition as junior Nora Kowalski posted a 6-dive score of 223.55 and junior Shreeya Sinha followed with a 201.15. The Patriots host Waukegan on Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Stevenson Natatorium. Varsity will swim at 11 a.m. and the meet will be streamed on NFHS Network for no charge.

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