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The Statesman is looking to get student perspective about the November election. If the presidential election were held today, for whom would you vote? Click here to make a selection. Polling ends Wednesday, March 4.

The next Stevenson Blood Drive will take place Friday, March 13 during periods 3-8 in the Wrestling Room (Room 2111). Any student 17 years or older, weighing at least 110 pounds, and with a parent permission slip, may participate. Click here to sign up, to get the permission slip, and for more information. Stop by the Student Activities Office if you have questions.

Applications to be a part of Peer Helpers for the 2020-2021 school year are now open. Peer Helpers undergo extensive training that consists of leadership and communication skills, team building activities, and a variety of topics affecting SHS students. The program offers support for all students by providing peer counseling and school-wide campaigns. In addition, Peer Helpers are responsible for staffing the Student Lounge, which is a safe place where all students can go if they want to talk, relax, or just eat their lunch. Peer Helper applicants should be individuals who demonstrate good character, maturity, responsibility, leadership, empathy, a healthy lifestyle, and show a commitment to peers, school and community. The application deadline is midnight Friday, April 3. Click here to apply.

At the 2019 commencement ceremony, 60 students were honored for their extraordinary commitment to community service throughout their four years at Stevenson. Will you join them in 2020? The Senior Service Recognition application is now open. Click here to apply. Applications are due by March 13.

Do you want to see your published work in a magazine? The WIT, Stevenson’s literary arts journal, is accepting submissions in the following genres: poetry, prose, art, photography and music. Submit your pieces by March 16 to Mr. Barnabee at jbarnabee@d125.org. Include your name, ID, and the genre of the work. The WIT is open to all students. 

Seniors interested in being one of the two speakers at the commencement ceremony in May are invited to apply. All application materials must be returned to the Student Activities Office by 3:45 p.m. Monday, March 30. Click here for the application.


CLUBS

The Spanish Honor Society is holding Salsa y Salsa Night from 4:15-6:15 p.m. Friday, March 6 in Multi-Purpose Room 5044 (near the circle drive entrance). Anyone attending is asked to bring non-perishable foods, toiletries or money for donating to Santa Maria del Popolo Catholic Church in Mundelein. The event will include food (especially salsa and guacamole), and salsa dance lessons from Michael Zaslavskiy and his dance partner.

The Horticulture Club is holding its first-eve Plant Sale during all periods in Room 8080 through Friday, March 6. Flowering bulbs for crocuses, tulips and daffodils will be available while supplies last. All proceeds will go toward purchasing a tree for the school.


ATHLETICS

Have you seen a Patriot student-athlete or team have a great game or a great season this winter? Is there a team manager or fan that deserves to be recognized? Nominations are now being taken for the Athletic Division’s Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Award (ESPPA). Several categories are available. To make a nomination, fill out this form. The nomination deadline is March 11. Winners will be recognized at the Winter Sports Awards Night on March 16.


INTRAMURALS

Open gym baseball is open to all students from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Sundays through March 1 in the Field House. Contact Coach Skala at nskala@d125.org for more information.


CAREER EXPLORATION

The College of Lake County’s 10th annual STEM Day for Girls will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 29. The free event is for girls in grades 7-12 who are interested in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. More than a dozen hands-on workshops are planned. Click here to register and for more information.

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital is accepting applications for its Future Healthcare Professionals Program, which takes place in June. The unpaid observation experience is open to students who will have completed their junior year of high school, and who reside in the primary and secondary service area of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. The application deadline is March 31. Click here for details.