Stories of Stevenson: Featuring Amal Naqvi
Introducing Stories of Stevenson, a new series featuring students, faculty and staff who inspire us everyday. You can find Stories of Stevenson each month in the Daily Digest, Facebook, Instagram and the internal monitors around school!
Check out our first-ever Story of Stevenson, featuring Senior Amal Naqvi! As president of Peer Helpers, she hopes to inspire other students to talk more openly about mental health, especially after such a difficult year during the pandemic. As part of that, Peer Helpers and NHS are hosting the school’s first-ever StreetFest Wellness Week next week, where students will learn not only how to improve their personal mental health but how to be there for someone else, too.
“There is a stigma to mental health, so it’s something that’s really neglected in society. I want other students to know that, regardless of what’s going on in your life, there’s always help and there’s always hope.”
You can check out her whole story on Facebook and Instagram.
Don’t Forget Tonight’s Freshman Mixer
Freshmen, it’s not too late to plan to join us for one of our marquee Freshman Mentor Program events, the Freshman Mixer!
The Freshman Mixer will take place tonight from 7-9 p.m. on the Pool Patio! You can enter and exit the event by going through the Circle Drive entrance and making your way there. Please note that this is a “lock-in” event, meaning students should plan to stay for the entirety of the event. Admission is free, just bring your ID.
Senior Family Night for College-Bound Students
The College Career Center will hold its annual Senior Family Night from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, August 30 via Zoom. The event is open to all parents and guardians of seniors at Stevenson. During the presentation, postsecondary counselors Sara English and Dan Miller will discuss the college application process, including types of applications, deadlines, obtaining a transcript, standardized test scores, scholarships and more.
There will be a special session for parents and guardians of students with IEP/504 plans from 6:30-6:50 p.m. via Zoom.
Families requiring interpretation services are asked to email shs_CollegeCareer@d125.org, or contact the CCC at 847-415-4517 by Monday, August 23.
PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS
Stevenson (3-0, 0-0) defeated New Trier 147-155 behind the play of Freshman Allyson Duan. She was the medalist shooting an even par, 35 in her debut at Cranes Landing Golf Course. Other contributors were Sophomore Rylie Pryor-36, Junior Allie Santos-38 and Sophomore Chelsea She-38. The Patriots take on the Giants of Highland Park at Sunset Valley today at 4 p.m.