Awards Make Winter Bearable
Byline: Kelly Campbell
Many Stevenson High School students and faculty have enjoyed the opportunity to overcome the winter blahs in the past month. Several awards in various categories have been bestowed on our Patriots, helping to make their winter months a little warmer.
Stevenson was honored last month when the Department of Education gave the school its third nomination for the National Blue Ribbon Award Program in 1997-98. If Stevenson receives the honor, it will have the distinction of being the first high school in Illinois to receive the award three times. The Patriots first received it in 1987 and again in 1991.
Last month, Stevenson also was one of 84 Illinois school districts that received a 1997 Bright Red Apple Award, which is sponsored by the Gurnee-based SchoolSearch. SchoolSearch is an organization that helps major companies provide their relocating families with an area school. The recipient schools must meet five criteria: academic performance, pupil-teacher ratio, expenditure per pupil, educational level of teachers and average teacher salary.
Individual awards also have been distributed to several Stevenson students. Prominent Patriot Awards were given to Deborah Jones, Jessie Primosch, Guadalupe Romani, Joe Schramm and Danny Singer.
Jones captured the prize in her age division in the Nabisco-sponsored "1,000 Chips Challenge" essay contest. …