Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020

Program Created by Stevenson Seniors Develops Public Speaking Skills in Children
Stevenson seniors Jeanette Hann, Aditi Singh and Mahum Sheikh developed a program to bolster the public speaking skills of local elementary students in an online format. These Patriots have been recognized for their own debate and presentation skills in competitions through Congressional Debate and Model United Nations clubs as well as national debate contests. They are showing their commitment to others by sharing the skills they acquired through their service Apex Speech. They held free summer camps for area students and have recently partnered with a local Chinese school as outlined in this article submitted to and published by the Daily Herald.


Food Revolution Community Cooking Outreach
A new healthy eating initiative is being rolled out by the co-curricular Food Revolution club to connect community members by promoting healthy eating. Every month, the Food Revolution team will send out a recipe to club members to cook by a certain date. Then, after compiling the videos and pictures sent by Food Revolution members, they will share the results of the monthly project on their website and other platforms. Participants are encouraged to submit videos and/or pictures by email to club sponsor Sara Lohrman taken while cooking the Community Cooking recipe. Each month, a new recipe will also be posted on the Food Revolution’s Community Cooking website a week in advance of their Community Cooking Night for parents and community members who also want to participate. 

Elks National Foundation Scholarship
Many local and national scholarships have upcoming deadlines for seniors including these scholarships offers by the Elks National Foundation:
Most Valuable Student ContestApplications are now open and the deadline is Nov. 15. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $12,500 per year and applicants do not need to be related to an Elks member.
Legacy Awards: The deadline to apply for these $4,000 scholarships is Feb. 5 and eligible applicants must be children or grandchildren of Elks members.


Varsity Results for Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020

Girls Golf
The Patriots were crowned North Suburban Conference Girls Golf Champions after they finished a blustery round at Bonnie Brook Golf Course in Waukegan, with a team score of 336. Lake Forest came in second at 344. Emily Duan earned Individual honors with an 81, shooting a 42 on the front 9 and a 39 on the way in. Teammates Chelsea She shot an 83, finishing in 3rd place and Amrita Johar (86), Briana Fidman (86), and Megan Lee (86) all tied for 7th. This is the fourth straight NSC Championship for head coach Emma Degen and the Patriots program. This year, the North Suburban Conference named an All-Conference Team. Representing Stevenson on this inaugural team are Junior Emily Duan, Sophomore Allie Santos, Freshman Chelsea She, and Freshman Megan Lee. Senior Briana Fidman was recognized as a member of the NSC Sportsmanship Team.

Boys Cross Country
Senior Wesley Park ran an 18:11 race on a unique course layout at Lake Zurich High School, which included multiple switchbacks, to pace the Patriots to a 16-47 finish. Up next for the program is a home triangular on Saturday, Oct. 3 against Highland Park and Grant High Schools at 8:30 a.m. Coach Scott Sommers will be recognizing a senior class which includes Samuel Castaneda, John Arne, Matthew Brueckert, Tyler Goetting, Jared Heichman, Willem Jo, Tarun Kalyana Sundaram, Jack Lee, Stephen Moy, Wesley Park, Axel VandenHeuvel, and Connor Wang.

Additional Varsity Results for Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020
Girls Cross Country
Lake Zurich defeated Stevenson 18-45 on Tuesday night on their home course. Adeline Gobble led the Patriots with a third-place finish and a time of 20:50. Isabel Edgecomb finished in the top 10 (9th place) at 23:48. Next up for the Patriots (4-4 overall, 3-3 NSC) is a home meet on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex against Highland Park and Grant Community at 10:30 a.m.


IBM Plans to Support STEM Pathways for Hispanic Students
A plan by IBM to expand their Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools program to additional schools has been announced. This program provides a no-cost opportunity for students from underserved backgrounds to earn both a high school diploma and a two-year associate degree in a STEM field.

Ten Regional Teachers of the Year in the Running for 2021 Illinois Teacher of the Year Award
The Illinois Teacher of the Year award is the state’s highest honor for exemplary educators and it has been announced that 10 Regional Teachers of the Year are in the running for this year’s award.

Immunization Records Still Need to be Submitted by Thousands of Illinois Students
The state deadline to submit required immunization forms is Oct. 15 and the Illinois State Board of Education is planning on reinforcing that deadline again this year.

Wisconsin Governor Declares New Health Emergency Due to Campus COVID-19 Outbreaks
A significant rise in COVID-19 cases, especially on college campuses, has led Wisconsin Gov. Evers to declare a new public health emergency and has extended the state’s mask mandate.

Schools Facing Fluctuating Budget Projections as In-Person Learning Remains Uncertain
Many school districts are under unprecedented financial pressure as expenses rise due to changing hybrid, distance and in-person learning models.

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