Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021

Behind The Scenes Of Give-A-Thon; Donation Boxes For Food And Supplies Now Stationed Around School

The big smiles from children and families across Lake County…that’s what provides the most heart-warming payoff each year for those who work so diligently behind the scenes of Give-A-Thon. But all of the weeks of planning and fundraising and box-making and shopping and wrapping that happen long before that can be wonderfully satisfying as well.

Give-A-Thon, now in its 37th year, is one of Stevenson’s largest annual charitable events and it helps Lake County families in need during the holidays. Donations of food, supplies and monetary contributions are now flooding in, with newly placed drop-off boxes, made by members of the National Honor Society last week, stationed around campus for collection.

The collection of toys and gifts, a favorite for members of the National Honor Society, which sponsors Give-A-Thon, will come later this month.

“One of my favorite moments during Give-A-Thon is when I’m going out to buy the gifts for the kids,” senior Prachi Gyanmote said. “You go through your list and it’s a great feeling that you’re going to get to help someone. Using that money that you fundraised to buy those gifts is a great feeling.”

For additional behind-the-scenes tales from Give-A-Thon, such as gift-buying for twins, watching the Wood Commons fill from wall-to-wall with toys, and drinking free hot chocolate on “Collection Day” read more with Gyanmote and fellow National Honor Society executive board members Minal Mohammed and Jaden Varghese (pictured above). All three seniors have been helping behind the scenes of Give-A-Thon for four years.

Please drop off your food and supply donations to the classroom collection boxes now. To make a monetary donation to Give-A-Thon, click here.

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Ever wonder what it takes to keep our personal information safe on the web? The College Career Center will be hosting a Virtual Career Discovery Night about careers in Cybersecurity from 7-8 p.m. tonight. Roland Varriale and Michael Jaynes, Cybersecurity Analysts with Argonne Labs and Jennifer Fowler, a member of the Strategic Cybersecurity Analysis and Research Team at Argonne Labs, will be leading the presentation. Click here for the Zoom link to participate in the virtual presentation.

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The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

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

Nov. 9-11: Military Week

Nov. 9-12: LGBTQIA+ Awareness Week

Nov. 9: Career Discovery Night: Careers in Cybersecurity

Nov. 10: Sports Booster Meeting

Nov. 15: Fall Sports Awards

Nov. 15: Activity Period

Nov. 15: SPA Fundraiser/Lou Malnati’s

Nov. 15: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting

Nov. 16: International College Fair

Nov. 16-19: Trades/Direct To Career Week

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