Monday, April 15, 2013

House to Consider Legislation Created by SHS Teachers
The Illinois House of Representatives Executive Committee will hold a hearing at 5 p.m. today on legislation developed by Stevenson teachers Andy Conneen and Dan Larsen. The “Suffrage @ 17” amendment (HFA1), attached to House Bill 226, would allow 17-year-olds to vote in party primaries if they will be turning 18 by the general election date.

The legislation was introduced Wednesday by State Rep. Carol Sente of Vernon Hills. Twenty states have similar laws allowing 17-year-olds to vote in primaries if they are eligible to pick the winners in the November general election, according to Conneen.

Anyone who wants to express support for or opposition to the House Executive Committee can click here. No written testimony is required; you can simply check “Proponent” for HFA1 if in favor and “Opponent” if opposed. In the Testimony section, you can select “Record of Appearance Only.” Section II, “Representation,” does not need to be completed.

Two Students Present at Science Competition
Junior Bhooma Shivakumar and sophomore Larissa Kennerly were semifinalists at the Midwest Research Competition: Positive Impact held Friday at Wheeling High School. Both students presented their investigatory research that involved independent experiments. The focus of the competition was the positive impact that research has on the world. Shivakumar’s research project was “Expression and Solubilization Trials of Thermophilic Mitochondrial Carriers” and Kennerly’s research was “The Seasonal Impact of a Green Roof on Air Temperature.” Shivakumar qualified as a finalist in the top six of the 25 semifinalists.

Second Student Named Finalist in Playwriting Festival
Add one more name onto the list of Stevenson students named finalists in the high school division of this year’s LaBute Playwriting Festival in St. Louis. Aidan Murphy, a junior, was selected for his play, “The Summit of the Gods.” He will join fellow finalist and senior Amanda Ehrmann, who wrote “Wordless.” Two of the five high school division finalists are from Stevenson.

Former Security Staff Member Dies
Former SHS security staff member Donna Tulley died Thursday at the age of 68. She worked at Stevenson for more than 18 years. Her funeral Mass was scheduled for 10 a.m. this morning at St. Joseph Church in Libertyville. Memorial donations may be made to Orphans of the Storm, 2200 Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods, IL 60015. Obituary/guestbook


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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Volleyball
Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: Brad Tiller slammed 10 kills and Jonah May added four kills to go along with 23 assists as the Patriots beat Deerfield, 25-19, 25-20, to win their first county championship since 2009. Aaron Zalewski chipped in with six kills and a block for SHS (12-2), which beat host Vernon Hills, 25-19, 25-18, in the semifinals. Brian Dubinsky made 21 digs in the two matches. Stevenson had placed third in the county the last two years. – Lake Zurich Courier | Daily Herald | News-Sun | statistics

Boys Gymnastics
Stevenson at York Invitational: The Patriots topped the 10-team field, racking up a 145.8 score to Hersey’s 136.85 and Mundelein’s 134.95. No individual results were available. – Lincolnshire Review

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson hosted SHS Triangular: The Patriots dispatched Metea Valley (14-8) and Fremd (11-5). SHS jumped out to a 6-1 lead after one quarter against Metea and never looked back. Brittany Gartenberg scored a game-high five goals and Ashley Oliver had four. Against Fremd, the Pats found themselves down 4-0 before rallying. – Vernon Hills Review

Stevenson 9-9, Evanston 12-8: Trisha Porzycki drove in Katelyn Noronha with an infield single in the bottom of the eighth inning as the host Patriots (5-4) salvaged the nightcap. In the opener, Abby O’Connor became the first SHS player, and only the third overall, to hit an over-the-fence home run at the Pats’ home ballpark. Also homering in the first game was Dana Morgan, with a round-tripper inside the fence. Sam Feder struck out a career high 17 batters in Game 1. In the second game, Maggie Thon, Lexi Yonkovic and Jordan Cortesi all rapped out two hits. Cortesi hit a pair of doubles, while Thon and Yonkovic each had a triple. Lindsey Micucci was the winning pitcher in the nightcap, striking out 10 and walking only one. – Daily Herald | linescores

Girls Badminton
Stevenson at Rolling Meadows Invitational: The Patriots finished second behind Buffalo Grove, 43.8-41, in the six-team tournament. Emily Cai and Yein Lee won the No. 1 doubles title, while Monica Chen and Margaret Chen claimed the No. 2 crown. Vivian To won the No. 3 singles bracket. – Daily Herald

Boys Tennis
Stevenson at Deerfield Quadrangular: The Patriots beat Fremd (6-1) and Lake Forest (5-2), and fell to the host Warriors (5-2). Jeremy Bush won all three of his matches at No. 1 singles, the only SHS player to go undefeated on the day. – Daily Herald

Girls Soccer
Stevenson at Pepsi Showdown: At Olympic Park in Schaumburg, the Patriots tied Jacobs, 1-1, in a consolation bracket contest. – Daily Herald

Friday’s Varsity Results

Girls Soccer
Stevenson at Pepsi Showdown: Jenna Weiner scored a goal and assisted on three others as the Patriots breezed past host Deerfield, 6-1, in the tournament’s consolation bracket. Weiner assisted on goals by Carolyn Briggs, Anne Geocaris and Megan Petrick. Haley Green and Elise Tokars had the other goals for SHS (3-3-1). Goalkeepers Cori Calcaterra and Maddy Boutros combined for three saves. Deerfield dropped to 6-3. – Daily Herald | linescore

Stevenson 13, Grant 6 (5 inn.): Tony Heiser and Greg Voss each went 3-for-3, and Jimmy Marchese and Mitchell Goll both had two hits for the host Patriots (4-4). Eric Naegele homered for SHS. Winning pitcher Jordan Sheinkop struck out nine, walked none and gave up no earned runs in four innings. The Pats scored six runs in the first innings and added seven more in the fourth. The game was called because of darkness after the top of the fifth inning. – Daily Herald | linescore

Girls Lacrosse
Stevenson 17, Glenbrook North 7: The Patriots improved to 3-3 on the year. –

Boys Volleyball
Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: The Patriots went 3-0 in pool play, defeating Antioch (25-14, 25-13), Mundelein (25-18, 25-11) and Loyola (25-17, 25-20). Brad Tiller led SHS with 21 kills, while Brett Lerner and Aaron Zalewski each had 16. Jonah May distributed 54 assists and Brian Dubinsky was the leader in digs with 25. Stevenson improved to 10-2 on the season. – Daily Herald | statistics


All juniors taking the PSAE exam: Please go to Room 6000 to complete your answer sheets.

Juniors and seniors! Check online for Prom information about ticket sales, table reservations and special meals. Tickets are on sale through Monday, April 29. You will be able to purchase them online.

AP Government packets are available in Room 7080. AP Government review sessions will be every Wednesday at 7 a.m. and during 8th period on the ILC steps.

AP Macroeconomics review packets are available for pick up in Room 7080 or Room 2434.

Friday is the late registration deadline for the SAT exam that will be held at Stevenson on May 4. Click here to sign up.


Seniors Planning to Attend CLC This Fall: The College of Lake County Foundation is offering the CLC Superintendent’s Scholarship, which will cover tuition and fees for the 2013-14 school year. This scholarship is awarded to the SHS senior who has earned the most credits. (In the case of a tie, the scholarship will be awarded to the student with the highest unweighted GPA). If you have already submitted your CLC application, you will automatically be considered for this award. If you haven’t yet applied to CLC, you have until Monday, April 22 to be considered for this scholarship.


The next Breakfast with Books meeting is at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday in Room 1313.

Club Israel will welcome guest speaker Marty Brounstein, author of the book, Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust, after school on Thursday in the Recital Hall. The book is about a Catholic couple that saved the lives of at least two dozen Jews during World War II.


Which career is right for you? Register for an upcoming Career Exploration summer school course and explore careers in healthcare and medicine, business, law, STEM and visual arts. Students will be exposed to many different careers through a combination of field trips, classroom instruction and presentations from professionals.

Haven’t made plans for the summer yet? There are an abundance of career-related summer camps and courses available for high school students. Explore careers in architecture, healthcare, technology, business, forensics, science, engineering and more! Pick up information in the College/Career Center, visit the Career Exploration Website, or contact Diane Willock, Business Liaison, at for more details.

If you are interested in participating in a career shadow, applications are available in the CCC or through the Career Exploration web page ( Please contact Diane Willock at for more information.

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