Stillwater Area High School Newsletter for Week of November 5, 2018

SAHS E-Newsletter

November 9, 2018

Student journalists place in top 10 nationally


Two student journalists from the high school placed in the top 10 nationally. They each earned Honorable Mention in the National Scholastic Press Association Individual Awards.

Hannah Sween, current editor-in-chief of the Pony Express student newspaper, was named Honorable Mention for an opinion story. Madison Weispfenning earned an Honorable Mention for her editorial cartoon.

Boys soccer team wins state championship!

The boys soccer team reclaimed their title of state champions! Senior Spencer Scott scored in overtime to push the Ponies to a 2-1 victory over Duluth East in the Class AA state championship game last Friday at US Bank Stadium. The state title is Stillwater’s second in three years and fourth overall. See photos and highlights on our Facebook page.


Girls volleyball to play in 3rd place state tournament game

Good luck to the volleyball team as they play against Lakeville South for third place on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. The Ponies lost in the semifinals to the number 1 seed Eagan in a couple of nail-biting sets 21-25, 25-23, 28-26, 25-15.

Upcycling competition added to Da Vinci Fest

upcycle project

Upcycling takes center stage as a new competition added to Da Vinci Fest, the annual arts and science festival hosted by The Partnership Plan. The contest allows student the opportunity to display their creativity and ingenuity by reusing discarded objects or material in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original. More details, including project requirements and submission deadlines, can be found online. Da Vinci Fest will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at Stillwater Area High School.

Student Chemical Health

Electronic cigarettes and other vaping products are not safe for youth. Nearly all e-cigarettes contain nicotine, a highly addictive drug that can harm the developing adolescent brain. Because the brain is still developing until about age 25, youth and young adult exposure to nicotine can lead to addiction and disrupt attention and learning. No amount of nicotine is safe for youthThe Minnesota Department of Health has put out a comprehensive resource guide which includes information for youth, parents/caregivers, school administrators, and other concerned community members. Keep checking this excellent resource guide as it is updated to keep pace with this evolving issue.