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Odyssey is just around the corner, and lots of student volunteers are needed. If you are creative, have organizational skills, work well in teams or leading them, and are responsible, reliable and respectful, Odyssey could use your help. Check out this link for details and to sign up.

Student Services offers a variety of support and affinity groups as a way to provide students with ongoing confidential support. Group sessions are held during the school day, and rotate different periods. The groups allow students to meet other students who may also be facing the same struggles and help each other find healthy ways to cope.  Students often tell SHS that their participation in group has been instrumental to their success in high school. Here is the list of groups available for the 2019-20 school year.

Have you always dreamed of living in another country, making lifelong friends around the world, being fluent in another language or becoming a global citizen? Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove sponsors exchanges for students who are between 15½ and 18½ years old. Room, board, tuition and a monthly stipend are provided by Rotary for a high school year abroad. Take advantage of this great opportunity as you seek personal growth and better understanding of our world. Rotary is taking applications now for 2020 outbound exchanges. Please direct questions to Jing O’Brien, Youth Exchange Officer of Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove, at or 847-902-1888.


Chess Club will hold its first meeting from 3:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 in Room 2818. The club will meet every Tuesday during the school year from Sept. 17 to at least Spring Break.

Animal Welfare Club will meet Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Wood Commons. The focus will be preparing for the collection of donations for local shelters. Contact Ms. Sassan with any questions at


SHS students are invited to a college fair at Lake Forest Academy from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17. Specific information about where to park, and student registration with StriveScan, can be found at

Seniors interested in the University of Virginia: The Jefferson Scholars Foundation awards full scholarships to UVA to students who have demonstrated uncommon academic ability, exceptional leadership and a commitment to the community at large.  Stevenson may nominate one student for this prestigious scholarship. If you are interested, please pick up an application from the College Career Center (Room 1123). Please return the application to the CCC by Friday, Oct. 4.

Davidson College – The John M. Belk Scholarship: The Belk Scholarship recognizes and rewards students of demonstrated intellectual and personal achievement and significant leadership ability. Up to eight Belk Scholars are selected in every entering class. For each scholar, the Belk Scholarship provides comprehensive funding (tuition, fees, room, and board), plus two special study stipends of $3,000 each. Interested students can pick up an application in the College Career Center (Room 1123). Students need to submit the completed application to the CCC by Friday, Oct. 4.

More than 400 colleges and universities will have representatives on hand during this year’s National College Fair, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 5 at Chicago’s McCormick Place (Lakeside Center). In addition to connecting with college reps, students and parents also can attend educational workshops to learn more about the college search process. Pre-registration is available.

Seniors can win scholarship prizes through the annual Voice of Democracy audio essay competition sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Libertyville Post 8741 awards cash prizes to the first-, second- and third-place local winners. Local winners have the opportunity to earn scholarship prizes at the district, state and national level up to $30,000. This year’s theme is “What Makes America Great.” Interested students must complete the application and send it, along with a voice file of them reading their essay and a Word file of the essay, to Sue Fujiu at Questions can be directed to the same email address. The entry deadline is Oct. 25.

The College of Lake County will host its third annual Transition Night and Office for Students with Disabilities open house from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 at its Grayslake campus. The evening will feature a presentation about navigating higher education with a disability, as well as information about support systems available at CLC.

2019 graduate Morish Shah was one of three area high school students to receive Rebecca’s Dream scholarships last spring. The annual scholarships honor students who share in Rebecca’s Dream’s mission to reduce the stigma of mental illness, particularly surrounding depression and bipolar disorder. Three $1,500 scholarships will be awarded in 2020. The deadline to apply is Dec. 1. For more information, visit the Rebecca’s Dream website.


Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville is sponsoring Health Care Career Night from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26. In addition to learning about clinical and non-clinical hospital occupations, participants will receive information packets and have the opportunity for a hands-on demonstration with the daVinci Xi surgical robot. The free event will take place in the conference center; use the Building 700 entrance. Park in lots C, D, E or F for easiest access. Advocate Condell is located at 801 S. Milwaukee Ave.


Agility and Conditioning will not meet Friday, Sept. 20.