Thursday, March 18, 2021

The WIT Wins Highest Honor
The National Council of Teachers of English awarded the WIT magazine the highest honor it has for the state, Realm First Class. Last year’s WIT included Editor-in-Chief Helen Han and Co-Editor-in-Chief Cheryl Chen. Other editors and staff included Joyce BaiMadeline MitchellKatie LeeEshaan AgarwalSophia LiJennifer ChengAlisha Chowdhary, Zofia GogojewiczSamantha GoldwasserMehwish KhanLia LaSpisa, Brianna LiuAtishi PorwalAnastasiia StasTia Vasudeva, and Sowmya Venkatachalam. The literary magazine’s art and writing are entirely student-created. Sponsors include Jim Barnabee and Bob Zagorski. Congratulations to the 2020 WIT!

Mock Trial Team Makes Final Round at State Meet
The Stevenson Mock Trial team competed this past weekend in the Illinois State Bar Association’s state tournament, consisting of 48 teams from all over the state. The team consisted of seniors Erin HamannCarson EzellNoah SevcikLiana McGheeNicholas (Javier) Butirro, and Daniel Ro as well as juniors Lexi MasonAditi Ambravan, and Mia Korsunsky.
The team performed incredibly well in all of their trials, finishing with the highest combined score of all teams in the state after Friday and Saturday’s rounds. This effort earned them a trial in the final round of the 8 top teams.
The team faced off with Timothy Christian Schools in the final round and again did an outstanding job. They ended up finishing just a point outside of the top 3 overall finishers in the state. Individually, senior Noah Sevcik won an award as one of the top attorneys in the state and junior Lexi Mason won an award as a top witness. Congrats to the entire team on an incredibly successful season!


Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week Starts March 29
Stevenson’s very first Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week begins March 29. During this week, the FIRE Club, in partnership with B.A.S.S and other clubs, will offer amazing events which will be held virtually. Please see the Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week webpage for the week’s schedule.
To kick off the week, Dr. Mykee Fowlin, a trained clinical psychologist and formally trained actor, will perform “You Don’t Know Me Until You Know Me,” a hilarious skit designed to promote worldwide inclusion, on March 29 at 4 p.m. His aim is for all audience members to leave his performances with a “wonderful, awakening feeling of beauty: the beauty within one’s self and the beauty within others; the celebration of our differences, and the acceptance of our shared experiences.” Register to view the event. We hope to see you there!


Athletic Results for March 17
Girls Volleyball
The girls volleyball team fell short to Lake Forest, falling to the Scouts 24-26 in the first game and 15-25 in the second game. The Patriots were led by Junior Amanda Holsen, who had 9 kills. Next up, the team will be traveling to Mundelein on Friday, March 19 for a 6:00 p.m. match.

Girls Field Hockey
The Patriots put up a great fight on the field, but ultimately ended up losing to Lakes 3-0, bringing their overall season record to 2-2. Throughout the game, goalie Junior Marissa Dicker had 8 saves.


D.C. High School Teacher Brings Chemistry to Student’s Kitchens
In an effort to make his chemistry labs more interactive and accessible, one Washington D.C. high school teacher, Jonte Lee, turned to social media to connect with his students where they already were – on Instagram and Facebook. Additionally, realizing that most students don’t have access to lab equipment during remote learning, Lee largely utilizes items that can be found in the kitchen to conduct his lessons.

Expanding Student Horizons Through Livestreams
While field trips and travel are largely on hold due to the pandemic, livestream options give students a way to glimpse into the world around them – allowing them to interact with students from different cultures and explore new places and ideas. Here are three free livestream platforms that can be used in the classroom and beyond.

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