Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021

Stevenson Vex Team Qualifies for Worlds
The Stevenson VEX robotics team named 1965Z Tech-No-Logic was recently named a winner of the 2020-21 Google Community Online Challenge, automatically qualifying them for the VEX Worlds Competition in May.
For this competition, the team created a “STEM Crash Course” for local middle school students to enhance their existing STEM curriculum. More than 170 students attended these workshops which included an in-depth curriculum, a dedicated website and promotional materials. Team members taught coding and CAD during these workshops and provided a demonstration at the end of each of the sections.
The SHS VEX Robotics club will be competing in a remote tournament on Feb. 13 with a chance to qualify for the Illinois state competition.

Debate Team Competes Virtually at Stanford Tournament
At the 35th Annual Stanford Invitational Debate Tournament last weekend, 11 SHS congressional debaters joined several hundred debaters from around the country in this virtual tournament including seniors Maanav Agarwal and Laya Reddy; sophomores Elijah CherianMegan HanSudhi ChavadamRishabh Wuppalapati and Saanvi Sharma; freshmen: Saryu RavuriRiya ViyajasankarThomas Edat and Riddhi Mallela.
Congratulations to Agarwal and Reddy who progressed to the semi-final round.


Virtual College Fairs
Students have the opportunity to attend the following virtual college fairs this spring:
Monday, Feb. 15 and Tuesday, Feb. 16
5:00 – 7:45 p.m.
Registration is open now
Wednesday, March 17 and Thursday, March 18
5:00 – 7:45 p.m.
Registration opens at the end of this month
Tuesday, April 13 and Wednesday, April 14
5:00 – 7:45 p.m.
Registration opens at the end of March
Please see the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling website for additional information and to register.


Patriot Pride Athletic Summit
Stevenson Athletics will hold a virtual summit for Patriot athletes on Monday, Feb. 15 from 8 – 9 p.m. This session will be about managing life, school and sports. Registration is required to attend.
Students who attend five of the Patriot Pride presentations can count their attendance toward a National Honor Society service experience and will receive an Athlete Summit T-shirt.

Girls Bowling
Senior Kelly Radelet led the Patriots yesterday with a three-game total of 545 and Junior Diana Kwizera recorded a 419. Despite their efforts, the team lost to Libertyville by a score of 2323-2145. Their next match will take place on Monday, Feb. 15 at 4:45 p.m. versus Waukegan. Check the Athletic Schedules page for live broadcast information.


Continued Demand for Graduate Programs Expected
In a recent report, graduate program enrollment is expected to continue to grow especially at colleges that have the resources to adapt to meet student interest in online and tailored offerings. Current online programs such as non-J.D. legal programs and data science degrees have seen higher enrollments.

Youth Apprentice Program Keeps At-Risk Students Afloat
A floating Northern Virginia workshop is keeping the nautical history of the community alive while teaching life skills such as managing a bank account, using public transportation and applying for college to youth apprentices ages 16-22 while they learn to build boats.

The Power of Books That Include Positive Black and Inclusive Messages
The Director of Diversity and Equity at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University shares that a powerful way to affirm Black identities is through reading books that honor people of color.

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