Thursday, April 8, 2021

Discover “Ideas Worth Spreading” at Stevenson
TEDx@SHS is right around the corner! Join us for a Zoom Webinar on Tuesday, April 13 at 4:00 p.m. to hear students speak on a variety of topics from climate change during the pandemic to the psychology of time. TEDx is an initiative inspired by TED’s overall mission to research and discover “ideas worth spreading.”
Our panel includes Freshmen: Vivian Zhu + Angela Guo and Meryem Uysal; Sophomores: Rishabh Wuppalapati and Samuel Minin; Juniors: Youssef Mansour, Andy Wang, Brady Rivkin, and Mia Korsunsky + Jesenia Parthasarathy + Aditi Ambravan; Seniors: Praneet Rathi + Ishaan Khullar and Aditi Singh + Alex Zhou.

Give Blood. Save Lives. Support Scholarships. Earn Free Pizza.
Want to contribute during the pandemic? Here’s your chance to earn free pizza, fund college scholarships and save three lives!
This year, Stevenson NHS will be sponsoring an all-community blood drive throughout the month of April at any of the 17 Vitalant Illinois Donation Centers.
Students, faculty, family and friends can schedule an appointment online. Donors must be 110+ lbs, and students as young as 16 can donate as long as their parent/guardian signs a consent form. You must use the group code PV01 for SHS when arriving at the center. By donating blood, participants will be able to see results from a free COVID-19 antibody test.
This year, Papa John’s is sponsoring the Illinois High School drives with free pizza coupons for donors! All presenting donors who provide the group code will receive a coupon for a free large one-topping pizza.
If we reach our annual goal for donors, Vitalant will donate $2,500-$3,000 to Stevenson to College (S2C) to help fund scholarship and mentorships for Stevenson students.


Seniors, Want To Speak At Graduation?
Class of 2021, we are excited to share with you the graduation speaker application!
Traditionally, there have been two, three-five minute student speeches at Stevenson’s commencement ceremony:

  • The “Scriptor” speech: Give the seniors the opportunity to look back at their years of education. Reflections on the experiences from kindergarten through high school, common experiences and life lessons are typically mentioned in this speech.
  • The “Gubernator” speech: Give graduates the opportunity to look ahead. This forward-looking speech focuses on future challenges and opportunities.

If you would like to be considered for either of the speeches, please complete the application no later than Friday, April 16. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.


Recognizing Senior Student-Athletes
Recently, both the Boys Soccer and Girls Field Hockey teams recognized the accomplishments of their Senior student-athletes. Congratulations Patriots!

Athletic Results for April 7
Girls Volleyball
The Libertyville Wildcats defeated the visiting Patriots 24-26, 25-15, 25-22, dropping the Stevenson record to 5-2 overall and 5-2 in the NSC. Amanda Holsen (17 kills, 14 digs), Brooke Micek (29 asst. 2 aces), Emerson Kouri (16 digs) and Ella Wicklund (5 kills, 2 solo and 2 asst. blocks) led the Patriots in the loss. Their next match is Saturday, April 10 as conference schools begin the NSC tournament.

Boys Gymnastics
In their first home meet of the 2020-21 season, the Patriots notched two wins against Andrew and Glenbard South. Stevenson posted a 110.30 score, topping Glenbard South’s 108.90 and Andrew’s 44.80. Freshman Finley Oysten led the Patriots with a second place finish in the All-Around with a score of 36.40. Sophomore Santiago Gonzalez was fourth with a 35.30.
Top finishers in the six events were:

Floor Exercise

  • Santiago Gonzalez (So.) – first place finish (8.10)
  • Finley Oysten (Fr.) – third place (8.00)

Pommel Horse

  • Tyler Ehlen (Jr.) – second place (5.60)
  • Mauricio Ibarra (Jr.) – third place (5.20)

Parallel Bars

  • Finley Oysten (Fr.) – first place (7.10)
  • Beny Verezub (Sr.) – second place (7.00)
  • Tyler Ehlen (Jr.) – fourth place (6.20)
  • Santiago Gonzalez (So.) – fifth place (6.00)

Still Rings

  • Tyler Ehlen (Jr.) – third place (5.80)
  • Santiago Gonzalez (So.) – fourth place (5.80)
  • Daksh Guard (Sr.) – fifth place (5.40)

Horizontal Bar

  • Santiago Gonzalez (So.) – second place (5.50)
  • Finley Oysten (Fr.) – fourth place (4.20)
  • Daksh Guard (Sr.) – fifth place (3.90)


  • Mauricio Ibarra (Jr.) – third place (7.30)
  • Finley Oysten (Fr.) – fourth place (7.20)

Girls Field Hockey
Senior Varsha Vihod started senior night with a goal, but the girls field hockey team fell to Deerfield by the narrow margin of 2-1. Junior Marissa Dicker had 12 saves.
Coach Bella Allen recognized the Senior Class consisting of Adeline Brady, Abigail Day, Rebekah Jin, Nicole Kieffer, Jessie Mazursky and Varsha Vinod. The program is back in action tonight against Loyola Academy at 6:15 p.m. in the stadium.


Majority of teachers, child care workers are getting vaccinated
Nearly 80% of teachers, school staff members and child care workers in the US had received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of March, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Getting Creative With Virtual STEM lessons
Due to the nature of combined remote, hybrid and full-time learning, educators across the country have developed innovative ways to deliver hands-on instruction, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.

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