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Adlai E. Stevenson High School is a public high school in Livonia, Michiganmarker. About 2200 students currently attend Stevenson. Its mascot is "Sparty" the Spartanmarker, and its school colors are Columbia blue (PMS 291), Navy blue (PMS 289), and white (often referred to as "Double Blue and White".) The school motto is "Striving for Excellence; Learning for Life."

History

Adlai E. Stevenson High School was built in 1965 to accommodate the rising population in Livoniamarker due to the increased migration of people from the nearby city of Detroitmarker to the suburbs during the turbulent 1960s. It was dedicated on October 24 1965, United Nations Day, and the 20th anniversary of that body's founding, by Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey. Stevenson was the first high school in the nation named for the Fifth U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Adlai E. Stevenson, who had died one day prior to the Livonia school board's decision on naming the new high school.

Academics

Stevenson is recognized by the North Central Association and is the only high school in Livonia to have a Global Education program, which mixes English and Social Studies courses and exposes students to World cultures.

Stevenson's current graduation requirements include:
  • 3.5 years of English courses
  • 3 years of math courses
  • 3 years of social studies courses
  • 3 years of science courses
  • 0.5 years of the Health course
  • 0.5 years of a physical education course


Athletics

Stevenson is a Class A athletic school and is part of the Kensington Lakes Activities Association in the Lakes Division. In recent years, Stevenson has had outstanding athletic success, including a state runner-up finish in Girl's Swimming in 2007, a state runner-up finish in Girl's Gymnastics in 2008, a state runner-up finish in boy's soccer in 2006 and 2008, and a state runner-up finish in football in 2007.Also a semifinal appearance in 2008.

Athletic Facilities

Stevenson's soccer, football, cheer, pom and track and field teams use Anders Field located directly behind Stevenson. It is named in memory of Lester C. Anders, Stevenson's first Athletic Director who died of lung cancer shortly after the school's opening. The basketball team uses the Jay W. Formsma Memorial Gymnasium, named after Stevenson's first principal. It is also where Physical Education classes are held.

Both the Boys and Girls Tennis Teams play on the 10 tennis courts directly behind Stevenson, east of Anders Field. In addition to the outdoor facilities, Stevenson also has a fieldhouse containing 18 basketball hoops (3 full-sized courts, 6 half-sized courts), 6 volleyball courts, 2 batting cages, a 5-laned track (Approx. 9 laps = 1 Mile), a weight room, and a fitness center. Stevenson's baseball and softball diamonds are located behind the school west of Anders Field. Both Stevenson's Boys and Girls Swimming and Diving Teams use the swimming pool..

Notable alumni



External links



Notable AlumniJake Beitzel - On multiple episodes of season 4 and 5 of Real Housewives of Orange County on BravoTV in 2008-2009 (graduated in 2009)Jill Beitzel - On multiple episodes of season 4 and 5 of Real Housewives of Orange County on BravoTV in 2008-2009 (graudated in 2006)Jennifer Beitzel - On Rock Of LoveBus with Bret Michaels in early 2009

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