Friday, March 11, 2022

Juniors Blake Duvall And Julia Levenshteyn Win BPA State Championship!

More than 35 high schools and nearly 800 students competed recently at the Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Leadership Conference at the DoubleTree Hilton Oak Brook Hotel, and Stevenson’s BPA Club was well-represented on the podium.

There were 70 Stevenson students who competed in more than 50 business-related events, and juniors Blake Duvall and Julia Levenshteyn (pictured right) finished as the big winners, combining to win the state championship as a Financial Analyst Team. Their win also qualifies them for the BPA National Competition, which will be held May 4-7 in Dallas.

In addition to Duvall and Levenshteyn, the following Stevenson students also qualified for BPA Nationals: Erum AhmedPravar AnnadanamTristen ArunChinmay AvsarkarMax BenjaminAditi BobbaAvi GogineniEmily HeadleyTina JoeLogan KimBrandon LiRonit LoddAditya MehrortaShreyas MishraYash NelalvelliKeyur PanchalAngela QianAdvaith RamananDeepan RawalGanga SajithSaanvi SharmaRenee TiwariAhana TitusSachet VermaAlexander WangClement Wang, and Fred Yuan.

On To WORLDS, (Yes, WORLDS!!!) For Team 1965Y!

Team 1965Y, X-Drive of the Vex Robotics Club, made up of members Neil ThakkerIyad HamidJoshua NeelaAndrei NistorTanmay Panchpor, and Adam Taylor, competed recently in the VEX State competition. X-Drive finished the qualification round with a record of 3-3 and won the Design Award. This judge-selected award, given to the team with the most effective and efficient robot design process, qualifies the team for the VEX Worlds Competition May 5-7 in Dallas.

Visiting Artist Gallery At Stevenson Now Showcasing The Work Of Melina Scotte

A new artist is “visiting” Stevenson.

The Fine Arts Division is proud to present the latest exhibition in the Visiting Artist Series, the artwork of Melina Scotte (pictured right). Scotte’s work will be exhibited in the Visiting Artist Gallery in the West Building now through April 1.

Scotte, born and educated in Argentina, works with knife painting, brushes, watercolors, acrylics, oils, and pastels to transmit vivid beauty and imagination through her artwork. Taking inspiration from the joys of daily life, people, bright colors and details, she specializes in creating fictional female subjects.

A driving force behind Scotte’s work is her belief that if people surround themselves with beauty and harmony, they are more inclined to be kind to one another. She shared, “I am always looking to inspire people to be creative and to look for those things that feed the soul.”

Student Announcements

Brush Up On Your Knowledge Of Random Facts: Trivia Night Is Back!

Do you know a lot of random facts? Are you good with current events? History? Pop culture? Then get your A-Game ready. Trivia Night is back! Stevenson’s Geography Club and Rotary Youth Club are partnering to restart this event in person after a nearly two-year hiatus. Trivia Night is a competition in which teams (capped at 6 members each) can flex their worldly knowledge in a Kahoot-based competition. The event will be held from 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight in Room 2104. Check-in for the event starts at 5:45 p.m. Tickets are $5 per participant and can be purchased at the door. Proceeds go to Operation Warm.

Seniors: Check Out This Unique College Scholarship Opportunity

Has Alzheimer’s disease had an impact in your life? Care to share your story? The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America has created the Teen Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship to provide educational funding to college-bound high school seniors who have been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. Applicants are asked to write an essay (1,500-word maximum) describing the impact of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia-related illness on themselves, their families or their communities, and what they have learned from it. Winners are chosen based on their essay scores. The grand prize winner receives $5,000, with additional prizes awarded for runners-up. The deadline to apply is April 1.

Elections Are Here: Time To Vote!

It’s time to see democracy at work at Stevenson! Student Government Elections are here. During Monday’s activity period, ONLY members of the Freshman Class Board, Sophomore Class Board, Junior Class Board, and Student Council will be meeting. All other students will be staying in their second-period classes to watch election videos from the Student Council officers and cast their votes for the candidates of their choice.
Here are the meeting places for the Class Boards:

  • Freshmen Class Board: Studio Theater
  • Sophomore Class Board: Faculty Dining Room
  • Junior Class Board: Recital Hall
  • Student Council: West Auditorium.

One Act Plays Staging Auditions On Monday After School

Nothing says Spring like some fresh, new plays organically grown by Stevenson’s own students. Luckily, the Patriot Theatre Company’s 2022 One Act Plays, which are written by students, are here! Auditions are on Monday after school in the West Auditorium. Those interested are required to prepare a 30-second to 45-second monologue. The rehearsal process is a month-long, and actors have opportunities to be in a One Act Play or a musical. Directed and designed by students, rehearsals will be right after school. No prior experience is necessary. You can also sign up to join a crew, which includes scenic construction, costume crew, or backstage run crew. To review the audition information packet and to sign up for an audition time, please click here.

Patriot Sports News

Boys Hockey Faces St. Viator Sunday For Illinois State Championship!

One more “W.” That’s what the boys hockey team needs on Sunday to complete its run for a state championship.

For the first time since 2018, the Patriots are playing for the Amateur Hockey Association Illinois (AHAI) Red Division State Championship. Stevenson, ranked third in the state, will face No. 5 St. Viator at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville.

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP NOTES: Since the game is on a Sunday, there will be a “send-off” at school for the hockey team today at the beginning of sixth period. PatRiot will lead the “Parade Of Players” through the halls, starting in the Wood Commons. There will be no Pep Bus to the state championship. Tickets to the game are available for purchase at the door and are $3 with a Student ID. Tickets for adults are $5. The theme for Stevenson fans is a “WHITE OUT!” The team will leave Stevenson on Sunday afternoon in a coach bus from Parking Lot B (by the Pointe) and parents are invited to come early (1:30 p.m.) to help decorate the bus, which departs for Bensenville at 2:15 p.m.

Get Your State Championship Gear For Girls Basketball And Boys Swim And Dive

To celebrate Stevenson’s two state champions that have been crowned over the last two weeks (the girls basketball team and the boys swimming and diving team), you can stock up on some championship swag.

Pease keep in mind:

  • All orders are processed once the store closes.
  • Orders will ship to the school/coach unless otherwise indicated.
  • Orders will not be accepted after the sale close deadline.
  • If an item you purchase becomes unavailable, you’ll be notified, and your credit card will be refunded.
  • Once your order ships, decorated items cannot be returned.
  • Please allow at least three weeks from the store close date to receive your product.

Athletic Results

Girls Water Polo: The Patriots headed to Conant and took on the host Cougars and rolled to an 18-8 victory. Stevenson jumped out to a quick 10-0 lead after the first quarter. Notable scorers were Elizabeth White, who had three goals followed by Belle CloeterMary FouaniKylie DonovanFaith MaEmily Headley and Camilla Maya all with two apiece. Goalie Catherine Delaney had 10 blocked shots throughout the match. Next up is a nonconference matchup against St. Charles North at 8 a.m. on Saturday.

Education News

Gainful Employment Proposal Looks At College Vs. High School Grads’ Earnings

Proposed revisions would attempt to ensure career education graduates can find work and pay off their loans.

Tech Fatigue Is Real For Teachers And Students. Here’s How To Ease The Burden

On paper, this should be the start of a golden age for education technology, the moment when devices and the teaching techniques they enable finally spur the kind of innovation and academic gains that their supporters believe they are capable of. But that rosy picture glosses over a major problem: Most educators are tired of using technology constantly. Nearly two-thirds of teachers, principals, and district leaders who participated in a survey conducted by the EdWeek Research Center in December said they were experiencing technology fatigue. And 79 percent said they felt their teacher colleagues were tired of all the tech use they have experienced over the past two years.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

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

Mar. 11: NHS Blood Drive

Mar. 11: St. Baldricks Event

Mar. 11: Trivia Night

Mar. 12: SAT Test Day

Mar. 12: Spring Biliteracy Exam

Mar. 14: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting

Mar. 15: Orchestra Concert

Mar. 16: Co-Curricular Fair

Mar. 18: Non-Attendance Day

Mar. 21-25: Spring Break!

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