Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021

Quill & Scroll Recognition For Statesman’s Victoria Feng

The journalism bug bit Statesman managing editor Victoria Feng early.

Feng, a senior, started covering local, state and national news via a variety of journalism extracurriculars in seventh grade. Now Feng, recently recognized by Quill & Scroll, is teaching the youngest aspiring journalists of today the ins and outs of reporting and writing.

Last year, Feng founded Launch Student News, a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting journalism to tweens and teens nationwide. The programs are over Zoom, so students can login from anywhere. One of LSN’s most recent workshops was in partnership with the Iowa City Public Library.

“Through writing articles, participants can become more engaged in their communities and connect with new people (interviewees and classmates),” Feng said. “By the end of the workshop, participants’ articles will be published in a class newspaper. This is one of my favorite parts of the program because it shows not only how participants have grown as reporters, but how they’ve become inspired to write about topics they’re passionate about.

Feng was recently recognized in Quill & Scroll, which supports individual student initiative and achievement in scholastic journalism, for her efforts with LSN. Earlier this year, Feng entered a competition through Quill and Scroll featuring international writing as well as a photo and multimedia contest. Feng won two honorable mentions.

Student Announcements

Homecoming Week Continues Tomorrow with Wacky Wednesday!

Hey Patriots! How’s Homecoming Week going so far? Hope you got your psychedelic on with some good Tie-Dye today! Don’t forget that tomorrow’s theme for Spirit Week is Wacky Wednesday, so get decked out in your craziest hats, socks, T-shirts, shoes, whatever. Just make sure it’s WACKY! Meanwhile, Wednesday’s daily activity is presented by the Junior Class Board: a photo booth and jazz music during lunch in the Wood Commons.

Looking ahead, here are our other theme days and daily activities during the rest of Homecoming Week:

Thursday: Throwback Thursday.

Daily activity: Presented by the Senior Class Board — “Name That Tune” during all lunch periods in the Wood and Glass Commons.

Friday: Spirit Friday.

Daily activity: Presented by the Freshman Class Board — Jazz Band Performance before school at The Point.

Special activities: Pep assembly and PPA Treat Day

REMINDER: Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for Saturday’s Homecoming Dance!

And please note: Heels cannot be worn on the Fieldhouse court surface. We strongly encourage students wear flats or sneakers or wedges to avoid having to remove their heels to dance. We will be providing socks for any students who wish to take their shoes off to dance.

First Formal Public Band Performance Since 2020

It’s a first at Stevenson! Please join us tomorrow night at 7 p.m. via Vimeo for our first-ever fall band concert featuring the Honor Band, the Symphonic Band and the Advanced Symphonic Band. This will also be our first formal public performance since February of 2020. This concert will be a ticketed event for parents and immediate family members. But we encourage you to watch our event online as we celebrate performing together again!

Patriot Sports News

Athletic Results

Girls Golf: Stevenson traveled to Deerfield and got a 158-197 victory to finish the dual match season undefeated at 12-0. Medalist honors went to junior Allie Santos who shot an even par, 36. Freshman Allyson Duan (37), senior Emily Duan (42), sophomores Megan Lee (43) and Chelsea She (43) and senior Abby Froyshteter all contributed to the team’s low score. Next up is regionals at Veterans Memorial on Thursday.

Girls Volleyball: The Patriots defeated Buffalo Grove in two sets, 25-20, 25-17, raising their overall record to 17-8. Solid defense was the story behind the scenes as Bayarmaa

Bat-Erdene had 13 digs and Mija Jeagers contributed 8 digs and 3 aces. Stevenson is back on its home court tomorrow to face conference foe Zion-Benton and honor the class of 2022 senior team members.

Girls Field Hockey: Advika Shetty and Jackie Wynne each scored goals in a 2-0 win over Lakes. Marissa Dicker had 2 saves in the victory. The team is back on the field tomorrow, hosting Lake Forest Academy at 6:15 p.m. in the Stadium.

Education News

It’s Not A Bird. Not A Plane. It’s A Flying Microchip

Northwestern University scientists develop world’s tiniest “human-made flying structure.”

Pandemic Parents Are More Engaged. How Can Schools Keep It Going?

In many places, communication between schools and parents is turning out to be one of the bright spots in an otherwise chaotic and uncertain era of education. And, it is a golden opportunity for schools to push parent engagement to a higher level this year and beyond.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Sept. 28-Oct. 2: Move-A-Thon

Sept. 28-Oct. 2: Homecoming Week

Sept. 29: Fall Band Concert

Sept: 30: Financial Aid Night for Junior and Senior Families

Sept. 30: Parent Information Night – PTC London Trip

Oct. 1: Homecoming Football Game

Oct. 1: PPA Treat Day

Oct. 1: PM Assembly

Oct. 2: SAT Test

Oct. 2: Homecoming Dance

Oct. 4: Activity Period: Junior Group Guidance

Oct. 4: String Parents Association Meeting

Oct. 5: BPO Meeting

Oct. 5: NCAA Informational Night

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