Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Congressional Debaters Put Together One Of Best Showings At A State Competition In School History

In a total team effort, the Stevenson Congressional Debate Team was able to come away with multiple awards at the Congressional Debate State Competition at Harper College in late February.

Top individual awards went to: Freshman Gary Bakshe, who won first place in Chamber, freshman Riya George, who won Best Presiding Officer, George and sophomore Chelsea She, who won second place in Chamber and freshman Sheryl Lawrence who won third place in Chamber.

In Wake Of State Championship, Chess Team Is Presented With Stevenson’s Highest Honor!

Earlier this year, the Chess Team brought home its second state championship title in three years. On Monday night, at the District 125 Board Of Education Meeting, the Board proudly presented the team with the Ambassador Award, which honors students and staff who conduct themselves in such a way that brings distinction to our school. It is the Stevenson’s highest honor. Honorees included: Maanav AgrawalFred YuanRohit GuhaEduard DanilyanAshley YanSofia PahsyanRay SunAaron GanKirinji ShivakumarSaanvi AdusumalliSrihas Rao and Stella Pahsyan, as well as coaches Vincent SpringerScott Oliver and Ken Wallach.

Math Team Wins Back-To-Back League Championships!

For the second year in a row, the Stevenson Math Team won the North Suburban Math League Championship.

Last week, the fifth and final meet of the North Suburban Math League brought all 52 schools together at Glenbrook South. Stevenson finished the evening in first place with 244 points, and completed the season in first place with a cumulative team score of 1,441 points.

Naperville North finished the season in second place with 1,349 points and Whitney Young finished in third place with 1,346 points. The Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior teams at Stevenson all finished in first place for the season, while the Senior team finished in fourth place, and the Oralists tied for third place. Perfect papers for the evening were produced by junior Ben Chen, sophomores Keona Liu and Vedant Rathi and freshmen Jaden ChenFaizaan SiddiqueAaroh Tak, and Lillian Wang.

Senior Andrew Liu was awarded the great honor of the John Benson Award. This honor, named after the founder of the North Suburban Math League, is awarded to students for their deep love of mathematics and significant contributions to their teams. Students are nominated by their coaches, and award recipients are selected by all coaches in the league.

Back in February, the Stevenson Math Team finished in first place at the Region 12 state math competition. Its combined score of 908 was the highest score across all 12 regions in Illinois. Perfect papers were produced by Ben Chen, Jaden Chen, Siddique, Diana Tang, Wang, and Caden Zhao.

Stevenson Pays Tribute To Youth Art Month

The month of March has been designated Youth Art Month by the Council for Art Education, National Dance Education Association, National Association for Music Education, and Educational Theatre Association.

As a tribute to Youth Art Month, the Stevenson Fine Arts Division would like to honor the contribution that Art, Dance, Music, and Theater make to our students and school.

To join in commemorating Youth Art Month, the Fine Arts Division is asking that students, faculty and staff please consider attending Fine Arts Events this month while also acknowledging the creative students and teachers who make a difference in our community. There will be one more pop-up performance around campus this month in honor of Youth Art Month:

  • Tomorrow, Before School: There will be an Open Piano Jam outside the Black Box Theatre.

Following the Fine Arts Division on Instagram is also a great way to stay up on all the latest Fine Arts news at Stevenson.

Student Announcements

Before You Leave For Spring Break: Vote For Your Favorite Spirit Wear Design!

It is time for the first round of voting for Stevenson’s second T-shirt Design Contest! Please submit your vote for your favorite spirit wear design by 8 a.m. on Monday. The second round of voting will take place after Spring Break.

All 10 design choices are shown above, and on the ballot. The winning t-shirt design will be sold at the Patriot School Store and at the online store. The winner will get a free t-shirt.

Patriot Sports News

Don’t Forget To Celebrate The Hockey Team And Its State Championship Tomorrow Before School!

The athletic department will hold a special State Championship recognition program for the boys hockey team tomorrow morning in Room 2104. The doors open at 7:45 a.m. and the program begins at 8 a.m. Come out and celebrate your STATE CHAMPION Patriots!

Last Day To Get Your Girls Basketball State Championship Gear

To celebrate Stevenson’s state championship girls basketball 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.

Patriot Spirit Wear On Sale At Tonight’s Co-Curricular Fair

The Stevenson Sports Boosters will be selling Patriot Spirit Wear at the annual Co-Curricular Fair tonight in the Sportscenter. Please stop by the northwest corner of the building and check out all of the new gear. Cash, check, and credit will be accepted.

Athletic Results

Girls Badminton: The Patriots traveled to Zion-Benton for their first North Suburban Conference matchup and swept all of their matches for an 18-0 victory. While every match was won convincingly, Anvi Harish and Meha Krishnareddigari were especially on point. They won their doubles match, 21-0, 21-0. Other victories came from: Katherine Li, who won 21-0, 21-3, Meghana Dixit, who won 21-1, 21-2, Nancy Zhang, who won 21-2, 21-0 and Sruja Konada, who won 21-2, 21-2. Next up for the Patriots is the Buffalo Grove Invite at 8 a.m. on Saturday.

Girls Water Polo: The Patriots hit the road to take on Loyola and got a 17-4 win. Elizabeth White had 5 goals followed by Belle Cloeter who scored 4 goals. Becca Stone had 7 steals and Mary Fouani led the Patriots in assists with three. Meanwhile, Katie Delaney had 10 blocked shots throughout the match. Next up for the Patriots is a home match against Fenwick at 6 p.m. tomorrow.

Boys Track and Field: The Patriots hosted a quad last night and won several events, as well as the meet overall with a score of 75.5. Stevenson took first place in the 4×800 meter relay with a time of 9:06.02. Marcus Caselberry won both hurdle events: the 60 meter hurdles and the 60 IM hurdles with times of 9.06 and 9.07, respectively. Jimmy Davis took the 60 meter dash with a time of 6.94 and the 300 meter run with a time of 37.03. The Patriots swept the 1600 meter run with Dylan Zimmerman taking first with a time of 5:02.73. Ty Henderson came in second with a time of 5:14.16 and Richard Klein took third with a time of 5:27.72. Placing fourth was Gurshaan Sohi with a time of 5:28.00. In the final event, the 4×400 relay, Stevenson took first with a time of 3:42.00. Next up for the Patriots is a dual meet against North Suburban Conference rival Warren at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5.

Education News

Stevenson Sophomore Kashyap Rajesh Wins Award For Efforts To Advance Racial EquityRajesh won The Princeton Prize in Race Relations (PPRR), which recognizes and rewards high school students who, through their volunteer activities, have undertaken significant efforts to advance racial equity and understanding in their schools or communities. Prize recipients receive an award of $1,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to the Symposium on Race at Princeton University. They and recipients of Certificates of Recognition are also honored at regional ceremonies.

With Few Details But Big Ideas, Sec. Cardona Pushes Total Reimagining of Education

During a keynote panel at a conference in Austin, Texas recently, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona made sure to drill home a message to the hundreds of educators seated before him: “We’re closer to a reset in education than ever before. We’ve already been disrupted,” said Cardona, who worked as an educator and administrator in Connecticut before becoming Secretary in early 2021. “So why are we building it back the way it was when it didn’t work for everybody? I want to make sure that as we see now, masks off and things are starting to look normal, that we do not lose our sense of urgency around not only the gaps that existed before, but the gaps that were made worse. So we need to really double down.”

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. 16: Co-Curricular Fair

Mar. 18: Non-Attendance Day

Mar. 21-25: Spring Break!

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