Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021

College Night For First Generation Students Set For Tomorrow

As a reminder, Stevenson will host its annual college night for students (and their families) who are the first in their family to navigate the undergraduate admissions process in the United States.

The First Generation to United States Undergraduate Admission Night will be held virtually at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow night. The event will consist of four mini-sessions from 6:30-9:10 p.m. Families can select from a variety of topics based on their personal needs. The 35-minute sessions are an introduction to topics that will be explained more during College Career Center future events.

For more information about the session topics and times, please click here. If an interpreter is necessary please call Ms. Barbara Whalen at (847)415-4504 or email at

Student Announcements

Save 3 Lives: Donate Blood On Friday

Did you know that a single blood donation can save as many as three lives? As a reminder, the National Honor Society is hoping that you will participate in its very special service experience by donating blood at the NHS Blood Drive on Friday. The blood drive will run from Periods 3 through 8 in the Wrestling Room. Students must be 17 or older and weigh at least 110 pounds. Donations also help to support the Stevenson To College (S2C) program. Please use this link to reserve a donation appointment during your free period, PE or health class (you may not miss an academic class to donate). If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Zabrin at

Plan Ahead for Yearbook Re-takes!

Did you know that there is NO CHARGE to have your picture taken and placed in the yearbook? There is no need to purchase a V.I.P. picture package to have your yearbook photo taken! All underclassmen who haven’t taken their yearbook photos can do so during the re-take days, which are scheduled from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Oct. 21 and Oct. 22 in the Recital Hall (Room 4100). Seniors can take their photos either on the re-take days or they can schedule a photo session in advance at the V.I.P. main office in Wheeling. The deadline for senior photos is Oct 31. For more information on senior photos, click here.

Patriot Sports News

Athletic Results

Boys Cross Country: Stevenson defeated Mundelein 26-31, but came up short against Lake Zurich, 23-37 in the last home meet of the season. The top seven finishers for the Patriots were: Alan Dragunsky (16:49.54), Dylan Zimmerman (16:50.05), Siddarth Paleati (17:32.84), Andrew Brandt (17:52.41), Abhi Choudhary (18:16.75), Matthew Chan (18:18.98), and Philip Villano (18:19.83). Coach Scott Sommers and his staff recognized the members of the senior class including: Josh Bernstein, Eric Chow, Connor Green, Jiashu (Tom) Hong, Maaz Khan, Colin Livesay, Vaasu Kakuturu, Harsh Mishrikotkar, Michael Moy, Aidan Plautz, Krithik Praveen, Tyler Roberts, Tomoki Shimizu, Advaith Thimmancherla, Philip Villano, and Peter Wall.

Girls Cross Country: The Class of 2022 Seniors were honored on a night when the team ran to a 28-28 tie-breaker victory over Mundelein and a 18-43 loss to Lake Zurich. Coach Lindsay DePaul and her staff recognized seniors Anna Cai, Yael Carlsen, Kiara-Marie De Asis, Abigail Jiang, Sydney Langerman, Michelle Li, Avisha Thota, Natalie Dugaesescu, and Madelyn Lee. The top seven runners for the Patriots included: Adeline Gobble (18:59.87), Casie Bjork (20:25.47), Anna Edgcomb (21:12.83), Natalie Dugaesescu (21:37.92), Madelyn Lee (21:44.16), Stella Plendl (21:55.70), and Shannon Moser (22:12.05).

Boys Soccer: In a 2-0 win over Lake Zurich, the Patriots put away one goal in both halves, the first by Adam Hamad, assisted by Christian Yen and a second one by Daniel Saltzman, assisted by Maksym Derhachov. With the conference victory, Stevenson improve its overall record to 12-2-3 and 4-2 in North Suburban Conference action. The Patriots return to action at 6:45 p.m. tomorrow on Senior Night against Libertyville at the Stadium.

Education News

Stevenson Students Launch Campaign For ADHD Awareness
Three Stevenson seniors have created a community awareness campaign to combat the stigma associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Their campaign, Project A-Squared, includes an ADHD awareness website, a growing social media presence, and partnerships with both health-related student groups and the nationwide organization Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD). Meha Krishnareddigari, Riya Khandelwal and Gulnaaz Sayyad have been recognized by CHADD and were featured in the Daily Herald.

Growing Up Alongside A Brother With Disabilities Inspired Writer To Fight For Education Equity

When the author’s brother Alex was in first grade, the family received devastating news from his teachers: that Alex may never learn how to read.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

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

Oct. 6: PPA Meeting

Oct. 7: First Generation College Admission Night

Oct. 8: NHS Blood Drive Promotion

Oct. 8: Improv Performance

Oct. 11: Non-Attendance Day

Oct. 11: SPA Restaurant Fundraiser – Culver’s

Oct. 12: Best Buddies MOD Pizza Fundraiser

Oct. 13: PSAT/NMSQT for Juniors

Oct. 13: Sports Boosters Meeting

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