Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021

Visiting Artist Exhibition
The Stevenson Visiting Arts Program is a joint effort between the SHS Fine Arts Department and the Stevenson Foundation to connect students with professional artists. Each selected artist usually has their work on display in a West Building gallery for 6-8 weeks during the year. All students can view the exhibit and students in several visual arts classes hear from the artist during an in-person classroom visit. Members of the community also have the opportunity to view and learn from the artist during an ARTalk evening presentation.
This year, these exhibits are being shared virtually.
Entrepreneurial artist Sarah Stieber is the current Visiting Artist and her work can be viewed in this slideshow. Her biography and artist statement has been published on the Visiting Artists webpage.

Debate Tournament of Champions
Forty-five members of the Stevenson varsity debate team joined nearly 380 students from around the state for the Illinois Congressional Debate Association’s Invitational and Tournament of Champions which was held virtually on Jan. 23.
Best Presiding Officer honors were presented to senior Sailaja Nallacheruvu and junior Evelyn Jiang and 1st in chambers distinctions were awarded to freshman Benjamin Brodkin, sophomores Natalie Garayeva and Saanvi Sharma, junior Jesenia Parthasarathy, and senior Sailaja Nallacheruvu. Receiving 2nd in chambers awards were freshman Milind Kumnar, sophomore Pranav Atluri and junior Evelyn Jiang. Two students including freshman Vageesh Ramaswamy and sophomore Simran Agarwal received 3rd in chambers honors.
At the Tournament of Champions level junior Unit Mehta was selected as Best Presiding Officer. Sophomore Lindsay Wang and junior Mia Korsunsky progressed to the champion round in the TOC tournament. Earning first-place for the overall Quality Speaker Award was junior Jesenia Parthasarathy.
Stevenson took second-place in the Invitational Sweepstakes and third-place in the Tournament of Champions Sweepstakes.
Congratulations Patriots!


Key Club Virtual Service Fair Tomorrow
Looking for ways you can volunteer during the pandemic?
The Stevenson Key Club is hosting its first-ever Virtual Service Fair on Jan. 27 from 4-6 p.m. Students are invited to attend on Zoom to learn about local nonprofit organizations that have volunteer or job opportunities!


Spring and Summer Contact Days
IHSA Contact Days information for Spring and Summer Sports will be provided soon.


College of Lake County Creating Advanced Technology Center
After evaluating the workforce and economic needs in Lake County, CLC developed plans to provide an advanced manufacturing center to provide industry-related career pathways beginning in the fall of 2021.

Waukegan Schools Named for Slavery Supporters to be Renamed
Waukegan residents are being asked to submit suggestions to rename Thomas Jefferson and Daniel Webster middle schools. Students, staff and parents of each school will vote on a list of finalists that they hope will be more reflective of their community.

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