Monday, April 12, 2021

Introducing Your New Student Government!
Last week, Stevenson High School hosted a live ceremony to induct the new student government officers for the 2021-2022 school year. These students will work as representatives of their classes and the student body and be the stewards of the culture of our school to make Stevenson a place where students are excited to be a part of the learning community.

Class of 2024 Class Board
President – Mark Gingiss
Vice President – Darius Anta
Vice President – Grace Sun
Secretary – Jasmin Hanif
Class Representative – Bekhruza Mamajonova
Class Representative – Anna Goggin
Class Representative – Sonia Kulkarni
Class Representative – Chinmay Bandapalli

Class of 2023 Class Board
President – Ean Kim
Vice President – Gintare Olshansky
Vice President – Raza Mian
Secretary – Joyce Hu
Public Relations Officer – Yongchan Lim
Class Representative – Trisha Haria
Class Representative – Ashley Jiang
Class Representative – Maria Lukz
Class Representative – Srika Sudheer
Class Representative – Ashley Munkhbavar

Class of 2022 Class Board
President – Jaden Varghese
Vice President – Julia Chen
Vice President – Tvishi Krishnakumar
Secretary – Raghav Khosla
Public Relations – Officer Abigail Tenner
Class Representative – Trevor Abbott
Class Representative – Chloe Calso
Class Representative – Kelly Cheung
Class Representative – Andrew Wang
Class Representative – Catherine Wang

Student Council Officers
President – Olivia Defalco
Vice President – Aditi Ambravan
Vice President – Sammy Entin
Treasurer – Brianna Shack
Historian – Diya Amin
School Board Representative – Nicholas Stec
Secretary – Ian Harman

Substance Abuse Prevention Leader Awarded Youth Advocate of the Year
Catalyst student member, Rebekah Jin, was recognized recently by the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) as the Youth Advocate of the Year during their Virtual National Leadership Forum. This national award acknowledges substance abuse prevention leaders who are exceptional advocates and who have forged relationships/educated their elected officials throughout the year about key substance abuse-related issues, helping to ensure that members of Congress understand the importance of community coalitions. Congratulations, Rebekah!

Juniors – SAT Testing Tomorrow
As a reminder, Juniors will take the SAT tomorrow, April 13, on campus. All other students will be learning remotely. Each Junior student should have received an email with their testing room and other important details.
The ILC/ELC will be open during its normal hours tomorrow for REMOTE TUTORING. To find hours of availability and zoom links please visit the Tutoring Support Programs web page.
The Sophomore exam originally scheduled for April 13 and the Freshman exam originally scheduled for April 14 have been cancelled by the State of Illinois and will not be made up.


Attention Students! Register for Spring Fling!
Do you like playing recreational games? Want to commemorate the end of the year with friends? Join us for Spring Fling, an end-of-school-year celebration where students can socialize and build teams to go head-to-head in kickball, softball, volleyball and cricket! This year, Spring Fling will be on Friday, May 21. Team registration began on April 1, and Captain’s Forms need to be submitted between April 15-23 depending on your grade level. Anyone can form a team, but there is a maximum of 12 people per team. Students who are interested should visit the @stucostevenson Instagram bio for the captain’s form or scan the QR code provided in the flyer.

FMP vs. StuCo: Who will you support?
Continuing the playful rivalry between two of the largest clubs at Stevenson, Student Council and the Freshman Mentor Program have teamed up for a week-long fundraising event at Liquid Fusion in Lincolnshire, IL. From April 10-18, students may purchase any food or drink item from Liquid Fusion and scan a QR code to fill out a form with a picture of their receipt and the name of the club that they are supporting. Whichever club receives the most participation will receive a 10% check to the charity of their choosing. The FMP’s chosen charity is The Stevenson Foundation and StuCo’s is The 100 Club of Illinois.
More information can also be found on both FMP and StuCo Instagram pages


Patriettes Take Home Back-to-Back National Championships
The accolades keep coming in for the 2020-21 Patriettes program! Over the weekend, they were crowned 2021 Dance Team Union National Champions in the Large Jazz Competition. This is a back-to-back honor for the program, coached by eighteen-year veteran, Kristin Piekarski-Cook and Assistant Laura Moschel. The Patriettes will be honored for their IHSA State Championship, and this national championship, during halftime of Friday night’s home football game on April 16. Congratulations, Patriettes!

Student-Athletes Focus on Mental Preparation
Over 100 student-athletes attended the Final Athlete Summit of the 2020-21 school year, which featured 2012 SHS alumnus, Lauren Hall. Lauren was a contestant on Season 17 of The Voice and was recently chosen to sing the National Anthem prior to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four. She was joined by the staff of and their message on Mental Preparation was well-received by all who attended.

Athletic Results for April 9-11

April 9
The visiting Patriots fell to Libertyville, 40-22, on Friday night. Junior Ryan Hynes scored on a five-yard run in the first half. Coming out of the 20-7 halftime deficit, Senior Jayden McFadden peeled off a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, but it wasn’t enough. On their final drive of the night, Junior quarterback AJ Elliot connected with Senior AJ Loch on a five-yard passing route for the third touchdown of the night. The Stevenson Football and Patriettes program will honor their senior members and families on Friday, April 16, as they welcome the Lake Forest Scouts to the Stevenson Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are still available for no charge at Stevenson Ticketing. Create an account and request your tickets (up to four) for download.

April 10
Field Hockey
In a hard fought competition, the visiting Patriots (3-6) fell short on the road at Naperville North, 1-0. Junior Marissa Dicker had 9 saves. The team will travel to Homewood Flossmoor for their last game of the season on Wednesday, April 14.

Boys Water Polo
Stevenson defeated New Trier (12-4) and Fremd (18-5) in the Fremd Invite. In match one vs. the Trevians, Dimitriy Kobets led the Patriots with six goals and three assists. Goalie Alex Mitchell had 15 saves and four steals. Other goals were scored by Nathan Mossman (three goals, four steals, one assist), Jeffrey Mao (one goal), Drew Wangard (one goal), and David Gorin (one goal). In the second match of the day, Kobets and Angelos Koutsogeorgas each had five goals. Drew Wangard chipped in two, while Sammy May, Nathan Mossman, Sully Swanson, Jeffrey Mao, Josh Moreyno and David Gorin each had one. Mossman also had four steals.

Girls Volleyball
The girls volleyball team had a great showing in the NSC conference tournament, winning all three of their matches, bringing their overall season record to 8-2. The team defeated Mundelein 25-15, 25-10; Lake Forest 25-21, 22-25, 25-20; and Waukegan 25-12, 25-21. In the match against Lake Forest, Amanda Holsen had 26 kills and an overall 50 for the weekend. Brooke Micek had 48 assists while Emerson Kouri had 31 digs and eight aces. Next Saturday, the Patriots will take on Libertyville in the NSC conference championship games. The Patriots are home tonight vs. Grant in the Sportscenter at 6 p.m.


State Efforts Prioritize Teachers’ Mental Health
In order to prioritize teacher mental health during the pandemic year, some Colorado school districts are offering counseling and the University of Colorado started a hotline for teachers after increasing reports of burnout.

AI Thought To Greatly Impact the Future of Education
Researchers believe artificial intelligence will become a widely used tool in education, especially after seeing the impact of the pandemic and the shift to remote learning. The technology should be human-centered and focus on promoting better teaching as well as provide the “supports and tools that assist teachers.”

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