Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020

97 Seniors Named National Merit Commended Students

Ninety-seven seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. They are among approximately 34,000 students throughout the nation being recognized for exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2021 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Stevenson’s Commended Students are: Katherine Advani, David Bayer, Krushank Bayyapu, Abigail Benjamin, Parth Bhargav, William Bratton, Daniel Brin, Nicholas Butirro, Elizabeth Cao, Jacqueline Chen, Taylor Clayson, Daniel Ding, Shikhar Dube, Emery Etzel, Connor Friedman, Ethan Ge, Cade Gordon, Justin Gordon, Seunghee Han, Ethan Holub, Emily Hu, Mindy Huang, Ashira Johara, Saanvi Juneja, Tarun Kalyana Sundaram, Ishita Kataki, Emily Kim, Gyeongwon Kim, Seohyun Kim, Devina Koshal, Daniel Kulbachenko, Ha Eun Kwon.

Also: Amelia Landau, David Lauinger, David Lee, Gahyun Lee, Jason Lee, Jonathan Lee, Wanjin Li, Haejoon Lim, Brianna Liu, Emily Liu, Hannah Liu, Melissa Liu, RichardLiu, Bradley Locker, Brandon Lu, Alan Luo, Benjamin Luo, Lila Maiolo, Asher Mason,Samuel Maya, Stephen Moy, Rebecca Muise, Aditya Nair, Sanjana Nallagatla, DustinOck, Segi Odongo, Om Padmani, JunHa Paik, Conan Pan, Arnav Rawat, ShaaravRotiwar, Denis Selyuzhitsky.

Also: Kris Shah, Vraj Shah, Aditi Singh, Arun Sivarajah, Ethan Soifer, Haoming Song,Srikrishna Sorna, Arnav Srinivasan, Max Sun, Aarush Thakore, Daniel Trager, KarolinaTuska, Yesui Ulziibayar, Nandita Varma, Tarana Varshney, Michelle Velyunskiy,Kenneth Wan, Jessica Wang, Layla Wang, Rick Wang, Christopher Xie, James Xie,Nicholas Xing, Gordon Xu, Michael Zaslavskiy, Alicia Zeng, Andrew Zhang, EricaZhang, Ian Zhang, Ray Zhang, Grace Zhu, Judith Zhu, Sophia Zhuang.

Congratulations Patriots!

Monstober Club Events
Student Activities has developed a list of Monstober-related club events this week. The Zoom links, meeting times and activities are listed on this document.

New and Improved Spirit Week
Student Council has revised the theme days for this week. See their Instagram account for more information. Students are also encouraged to submit photos of themselves participating in Monstober Spirit Days.

Fall Sports Photos
Team and individual portraits from picture day are now available to view and order online. Go to the Visual Image Photography website, and follow the following steps to view photos:

  • Select the green Sports Team & Individual tile
  • Select the View and Order tab
  • Select your season and team photo (individual images will appear in the gallery with your team photo.)
  • Follow the instructions to select your package or products and enter your information You will receive a confirmation email after your order has been placed.

Schools Face an Impossible Situation
Just as some schools begin to reopen, many are closing due to COVID-19 surges. One local example is New Trier. This district spent six months creating a plan to bring students back to the classroom but within five days they halted their hybrid plan and returned to remote learning.

Illinois High School Association Announcement for Student-Athletes on Travel Teams
On Monday, IHSA announced that high school athletes will be allowed to simultaneously play with their club/travel teams during the 2020-21 academic year.

Proposed Redistricting Plans Revealed for Lake Zurich District 95
Dozens of elementary and middle school students would move to different schools in proposed redistricting plans outlined during recent public sessions for the 2021-22 academic year. Attendance boundaries for Lake Zurich High School, however, would remain unchanged.

Two Chicago Area Business Schools Shift to Online Classes
After a group of students tested positive for COVID-19, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business shifted to online classes. In a similar move, the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern has also moved to remote learning.

Ohio Wesleyan University cuts 18 Majors
In an effort to save nearly $4 million, Ohio Wesleyan University announced it will no longer accept students in 18 majors which will be phased out or eliminated.





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