Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Get Ready For a Fun Evening For a Good Cause!
Stevenson Live has teamed up with Pass on the Beat, SHS-TV and Stevenson Choir to bring you SHSFest! A ninety-minute virtual production that will be streamed on Vimeo this Friday, May 7, at 8 p.m. The event will feature video of various types of talent acts, interwoven with emcee comedy skits, and will also be supporting the Stevenson: One Family initiative. We hope to see you there!

Just a Few Friendly Reminders…
Patriots, we wanted to remind you that tomorrow, May 5, will be a remote learning day while AP testing occurs on campus. To see more details about the current weekly schedule check out the COVID-19 Updates web page.
Additionally, you may have noticed some extra traffic in the morning on Port Clinton Road. To help clear the congestion, we’d like to remind families that students should arrive from Half Day Road/Route 22 for drop off in Lot B by the Point. Please do not drop students off in Lot E by the Sports Center.

Extending Teacher Appreciations!
As Teacher Appreciation Week continues, the String Parents Association (SPA) would like to say “THANK YOU” to all the SHS faculty. Their hard work and dedication is beyond awesome!
We would also like to thank one of SPA’s restaurant partners, Cafe Zupas in Vernon Hills, for giving free combo meal coupons to the faculty in honor of the week. Coupons were dropped off last week at the Security Desk by the Forum.
“Said so often and yet so true – Thank you so much for all you do!”


Considering the University of North Carolina? Scholarship Opportunity Available!
The Morehead-Cain Award, the oldest and one of the most prestigious scholarship programs in the country, recognizes well-rounded student leaders who demonstrate outstanding potential for leadership in high school, college and beyond. The Morehead-Cain Scholar is expected to be, in conduct and achievement, a superior citizen. This merit-based award includes four years of tuition and expenses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as fully funded summer enrichment programs that supplement academic study with off-campus travel and experience. Stevenson is allowed to nominate two students from the Class of 2022. Interested rising seniors may use the nomination materials (applicants can make a copy of this document to fill it out electronically). The deadline to return nomination forms is Thursday, May 20. If selected, the nominee will need to complete and submit the Morehead-Cain application by Oct. 1.


Thank You, Sports Boosters!
A special thanks to the Sports Boosters for their generous donation of the Trophy Case Background Artwork, displayed in the photographs. Every athletic program offered by Stevenson High School is highlighted in the mural. To learn more about the great work of the Stevenson Sports Boosters or to find out ways to be involved, please visit their web page.

Celebrate Our Spring Athletes
Tune in at 7 p.m. tonight on the Stevenson Patriot Athletics YouTube page to help celebrate our spring athletes from Girls Field Hockey, Girls Volleyball, Boys Soccer and Football. Do a team watch party or just gather a few family members to support our athletes! We will have season summaries for each program, as well as announce the winners for the NSC Sportsmanship, Scholar Athlete and Big Gun Award Winners.
Note: This video stream will remain private until 7 p.m.

Athletic Results for May 3
Stevenson lost to the Warren Blue Devils in a nail-biter on Monday 5-4. The Patriots out hit the Warren Blue Devils seven to six. They scored three runs in the fourth inning behind the offensive spark by Larry Han and Ryan Tumpowsky, all driving in runs in the inning. Daniel Cabrales started the game for the Patriots and surrendered five runs on six hits over five and a third innings, striking out three and walking one. Joey Woods took the loss for the Patriots. The right-hander lasted one and two-thirds innings, allowing zero hits and zero runs while striking out one and walking one. Gabe Flynn and Jordan Skolmar each collected two hits to lead the home team.

Stevenson (5-2) lost on the road at Waukegan, 6-5. Waukegan jumped out to a 6-1 lead early and the Patriots could not recover. Allie Stevens and Haley Barnes had two hits each. Elle Ruchim had a solo HR in the 6th. Olivia Ringham pitched the distance, closing Waukegan down the last five innings. Lake Zurich comes to Stevenson tonight for a 4:45 p.m. first pitch.

Boys Volleyball
The boys varsity volleyball team (5-0) claimed their 4th victory in three days as they defeated Lakes Community High School, 26-24, 25-16. Murad Shahzadah’s 14 digs and Ethan Holub’s four total blocks led the Patriots defensive effort. Senior Akaash Tanjoe contributed two pivotal aces to secure a two-set victory. The Patriots are excited to begin conference play this Wednesday as they welcome the Warren Blue Devils to the Stevenson Sportscenter for a 6 p.m. start.

Girls Track & Field
In a NSC Triangular, Stevenson defeated Zion-Benton 66-30, but lost a close one to Lake Forest 73-66. First place finishers for the Patriots were seniors Kiki Uchida in the long jump with a jump of 14’7.5” and Camille Clay in both the shot put and discus with throws of 12.08 meters and 13.9 meters respectively. Also finishing first was the 4×200 meter relay team of Jade Cadichon, Eve Traficanti, Katelyn Robinson and Ava Mecir with a time of 1:52.8.

Boys Track & Field
The Stevenson Boys Track & Field Team beat Lake Forest by a score of 80.5 – 65.5 and Zion-Benton, 91 – 51 to notch two important NSC victories. The 4×100 meter relay team with members Zach Goldman, David Smolenksy, Marcus Casselberry and Jimmy Davis took first with a time of 43.5. The team of Smolensky, Casselberry, Davis and Keegan Latulip also were victorious in the 4×200 meter relay with a time of 1:33.0. Smolensky rounded out his afternoon victorious in the 100 and 200 with respective times of 11.20 and 23.1. Tyler Roberts won the 3200 meter run with a time of 10:26. Stevenson won both hurdle events with Braeden Burns winning the 110 High Hurdles and Marcus Casselberry winning the 300 Intermediate Hurdles with respective winning times of 15.8 and 44.1. The lone Field event winner was Mark Helwig winning the High Jump at 6’0″ and a default win in the Pole Vault.


Asian American Students’ Hopes and Fears — Here Is How They Are Feeling
Due in part to the coronavirus pandemic, Asian Americans have endured a challenging year of increased racism — from violent attacks and verbal harassment to civil rights violations and online bullying. Here are some students of Asian descent and their allies thoughts about these trying times.

Using Drones In the Future of Education
Children may be digital natives, but they aren’t born with innate knowledge of programming or building tech. These are skills that need to be taught, which is where drones could assist in student’s exposure to working with technology, setting them up for success in the future.

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