Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Help Give the Gift of Literacy
Did you know that 61% of low-income families have no books in their homes for their children?
As part of their AP Spanish Language and Culture project, Stevenson Juniors Abby Froyshteter, Neha Pinni, and Nandu Pentapati are fundraising to supply resources, including Spanish-language books, to promote and improve childhood literacy for K-5 students in need. Please join us in helping Abby, Neha and Nandu on this community outreach project! You can visit their GoFundMe page, where they hope to raise $500, or their Amazon Wish List, where you can purchase specific books for other students in need.
Thank you, Patriots! No matter how big or small, your contribution and support will help boost accessible education.

More Press for Our Student-Run Statesman Publication
Coming off a stellar second-place finish at the IHSA journalism state finals, the student-led Statesman received a Silver Certificate from the Northern Illinois Scholastic Press Association. While the students were unable to enter the overall newspaper/newsmagazine competition due to only publishing remotely during the competition, several students were recognized for exceptional writing, including:

  • Juniors Sabrina Xue and Tia Vasudeva received an Honorable Mention in Breaking News for their coverage of the presidential election that began at 7:00 p.m. on November 2 and ended at 1:30 p.m. on November 4.
  • Sophomores Kelly Liu and Aayushi Wadhawan received an Honorable Mention in Graphics for the graphic with the “Pushing and Pulling for In-Person Learning” article in November.
  • Juniors Myles Woodman and Matt McGowan and sophomore Aayushi Wadhawan received an Honorable Mention in Sports Writing for their coverage of how teams stayed in contact while remote in “Out of Contact Sports” from October.
  • Juniors Humza Qazi and Malini Pillai and sophomore Anika Krishnaswamy received an Honorable Mention in Feature Writing for their coverage of students’ social justice protests in “Students for Change” in October.

Congrats, Pats!

Tune Into the Spring Band Concert
Join us tomorrow at 7 p.m. for the Spring Band concert, featuring pre-recorded performances by the students of the Stevenson High School Band Program! You can view the digital program here and access the concert tomorrow at this link here.
Band sections represented include: Freshman Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Advanced Symphonic Band and Honor Band. Awards will also be presented to our seniors during this virtual event. We hope to “see” you all there!


Don’t Forget to Get Your Donettes!
This year’s last PPA Treat Day is coming up, Patriots! And it’s a sweet one — Donettes!
This one will be an in-person Treat Day at SHS! Students can pick up a pack of their mini-donuts on May 20 at the three main exit doors (the Point, the Sports Center and Door 18) from 2:30-4:15 p.m. as they are leaving for the day or arriving for sports practice. Enjoy!


Athletic Results for May 18
Boys Track & Field
On Monday night, the Patriot Boys Track & Field Team was victorious at Mundelein High School defeating both Lake Zurich (83-63) and Mundelein (102-39). The Patriots were victorious in the 4×100 (Zach Goldman, David Smolensky, Trevor Abbott and Marcus Caselberry), 4×200 (Goldman, Smolensky, Caselbury and Keegan Latulippe) and 4×400 (Abbott, Shreyas Khati, Sharan Satish and Shrijan Muralidharan), with respective times of 44.8, 1:33.1 and 3:43.7. Smolensky rounded out his day with two more first place finishes in the 100 and 200 meters with times of 11.0 and 22.9, respectively. Ethan Aghakhan won the shot put with a put of 11.85 meters. The Patriots added other first place finishes from Mark Hellwig clearing 6’0″ in the high jump and Shrijan Muralidharan in the triple jump with a mark of 11.66 meters. The Patriots have completed the Dual Meet season with a perfect 7-0 and are gearing up for the Lake County Invitational this Saturday, 10:00 a.m., at Deerfield.

Stevenson lost a thrilling game up in Gurnee against Warren, 12-11. The visiting Patriots opened the 1st with a run when Allie Stevens scored on a ground out. Warren answered with 1 run in the bottom of the 1st. The game remained tied until the top of the 4th when the Patriots scored 8 runs on singles by Megan Orgler, Hailey Langer, Phoebe Guercio and Haley Barnes, along with a double by Elle Ruchim, a triple by Michaela Duffy and a home run by Haley Barnes. With the score 9-1, Warren answered with 8 runs in the bottom of the 4th tying the game at 9. Warren then scored 1 run in the bottom of the 5th to take 10-9 lead. The Patriots answered with 2 runs in the 6th on singles by Haley Barnes and Lexi Gitler and a home run by Elle Ruchim to take a 11-10 lead. Warren followed with 2 in the bottom of the inning to take a 12-11 lead. Stevenson had 2 runners on base in the top of the 7th with 1 out but could not convert, which ended the game 12-11. The Wildcats from Libertyville visit Stevenson on Thursday May 20, for a 4:45 p.m. first pitch.

The Patriots defeated Waukegan 12-0 as three pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Joey Woods was the winning pitcher, allowing only two hits and no runs over two innings, striking out three. Jonas Salgado and Chris Iannuzzi entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. The Patriots secured the victory thanks to seven runs in the sixth inning. Benji Ries, Michael Belbot, Larry Han, Trent Henderson, Colin Schmitke and Iannuzzi all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning. Overall, Stevenson collected 12 hits on the day. Henderson, Schmitke, Iannuzzi, Han and Skolmar all managed multiple hits. The Patriots host Saint Viator on Thursday, with first pitch slated for 4:45 p.m.

Girls Soccer
The Patriots (9-2-1, 3-0) defeated NSC opponent Lake Forest, 2-0. Both goals came in the second half. First, sophomore Bella Chavez blasted a free kick past the Lake Forest goalie. Then, junior Elli Pease scored from a combination play, assisted by senior Abby Kalou. Stevenson remains undefeated in conference play, and their next NSC match is at Mundelein High School Thursday on May 20 at 6:30 p.m.


Will Study Abroad Program Resume This Year?
More than a year has passed since study abroad programs screeched to a near-universal halt in the early days of the pandemic, but the fate of the international experiences is still up in the air.

Career and Technical Education Could Provide a Path Forward for Students with Disabilities
Career and technical education programs could offer one way of bolstering educational attainment among and providing valuable job skills to students with disabilities, according to a new University of Michigan study.


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