Tuesday, April 13, 2021

FCCLA Members Take Home Numerous Honors at State
Patriot members of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) club excelled last week at the virtual Illinois Section 5 FCCLA state competition. The contest was held on April 5 and 6 and 227 students competed. FCCLA is a dynamic national organization that helps young men and women become leaders. FCCLA addresses important personal, family, work and societal issues through Family & Consumer Sciences Education. Each event student’s compete in is designed to help members develop specific lifetime skills in character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge and career preparation. The sponsors of this club are Michelle Backes and Jamie Rieman.

The following Stevenson students will have the opportunity to advance to the Nationals competition in June as they have placed in the top two at state!
Natali Freihammer
Karolina Tuska
Esha Raut
Anjini Thomas
Grace Harrington
Heloise Jacobs
Chahat Kapoor
Sophie Lichtenstein
Kendall Goldenson
Anhelina Vasylieva
Danielle Schwartz
Kendall Goldenson

The following FCCLA members have received gold medals in their events:
Abby Kogan – Frosted Cakes (most outstanding -1st place in state)
Ella Van Gerven – Interior Design (most outstanding – 1st place in state)
Vanamali Dhurvaas – Interior Design
Amelia Lin – Fashion Construction
Natali Freihammer – Career Investigation (most outstanding)
Karolina Tuska – Early Childhood Education (most outstanding)
Anjini Thomas – Fashion Construction (most outstanding)
Alice Lua – STAR Interior Design
Angela Zhou – STAR Interior Design
Chahat Kapoor – STAR Interior Design
Esha Raut – Professional Presentation
Kendall Goldenson – Public Policy Advocate
Anhelina Vasylieva – Nutrition &Wellness
Danielle Schwartz – Sports Nutrition
Kendall Goldenson – Public Policy Advocacy

The following FCCLA members have received silver medals in their events:
Parker Lewis – Relish Tray
Emily Helfer – Interior Design
Sarah Harris – Interior Design
Lydia Stolman – Interior Design
Grace Harrington – Focus on Children
Heloise Jacobs – Focus on Children
Sophie Lichtenstein – Say YES to FCS Education

Winner! New Odyssey Logo Showcases Vibrance and Growth
The Fine Arts Department is pleased to announce senior Emily Fujioka as the winner of the Odyssey Logo Competition! Emily’s design will be featured on all communications and products for the 2022 Odyssey festival, including t-shirts, buttons, stickers and more. In her designer statement, Emily wrote, “Rhombuses symbolize vibrance and growth and, to me, that ties into what Odyssey is all about. Getting the chance to try new things was something that was always super cool to me.” Learn more about Odyssey on the event web page. Congratulations, Emily!

New 2021-22 Residency Verification Process
Each spring, SHS families are required to verify their residency within District 125 attendance boundaries for the following school year. For 2021-22, the District has partnered with a third party vendor to automatically verify student address information by comparing parent/guardian names and addresses with electronic databases such as utility companies.
If residency is electronically verified, families will receive a confirmation email to this effect during the week of May 10 and no additional documentation will be needed. Families whose residency we are unable to verify through this process will receive an email sharing more information regarding the documents required and the steps for submitting them. To learn more, please refer to the email sent yesterday, April 12, to SHS families.


Students, Register for shsHacks Today!
shsHacks is a FREE, 24-hour coding marathon that takes place VIRTUALLY on April 24-25 on Zoom and Discord. Beginner coders are welcome and we will be holding workshops to teach coding skills! Sign up to receive a shirt and swag bag. The deadline to register is April 17 at 11:59 p.m.
Visit shshacks.io to register and make sure to check out @shshacks2021 on Facebook and Instagram for updates. If you have questions, direct them to contact@shshacks.io or message us on Facebook or Instagram. We hope to see you there!


Athletic Results for April 12
Girls Volleyball
The girls volleyball (8-3, 5-2) team lost to Grant, trailing the team 21-25, 25-22, 25-18, bringing their overall season record to 8-3. Amanda Holsen had 18 kills, three aces and nine digs, Emerson Kouri had 21 digs, Brooke Micek had 31 assists, Ania Waszynska had seven kills and Stacy Maimur had three kills. Head Coach Tim Crow honored the following seniors on Senior Night: Khushali Joshi, Emerson Kouri, Stacy Maimur, Serena Mehta, Brooke Micek, Emma Potocki, Julie Weiler, and Ella Wicklund. Next up, the team will take on Barrington on Thursday, April 15.


Students Research Impact of COVID-19 on Their Community
Three seniors in Indiana have been researching the presence of COVID-19 antibodies in the blood of school staff members to study the disease’s impact on their community. Recently running out of funds, the students received help from a local laboratory to complete more tests and are preparing a paper on the results of their research.

Chicago School Responds to Student Mental Health Through Art
One Chicago high school is encouraging students to express themselves through art, placing an emphasis on addressing student social and emotional needs after a year of pandemic and unrest. Teachers will also be trained to respond to student trauma.

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