Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Project Dance Raises More Than $60,000
The seventh annual Project Dance fundraiser collected $60,942.75 for the Riverside Foundation and the Stevenson Foundation’s KIN (Kids In Need) Fund. Here are some photos taken at the event.

SHS Boston Marathon Connections
Several people with Stevenson connections ran in the Boston Marathon on Monday and were not injured by the bomb blasts that caused its cancellation.

Among those who ran in the race were Communication Arts teacher Dr. Stephen Heller, who completed the event for the fourth time, and Alfred Scaletta, a 1979 Stevenson graduate who is also an SHS parent and a member of the Stevenson Foundation Board of Directors. This was Scaletta’s 10th Boston Marathon. Others who completed the race and were safe include Matthew Abitbol (Class of 2001), Robbie Eckardt (Class of 2007), and SHS parent Jeannette Legge.

Also, Paul Axel (2006) reported on Facebook that he and Lauren Spiegel (Class of 2008) were in the crowd, but not near the finish line.

AP Art, Advanced Photography Show Begins
The AP Art and Advanced Photography Show will be held today and Wednesday in the East Glass Commons and Room 7096. The show is open to the school from 8 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. on both days, and the public reception will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight. Those attending can park in Lot C or D for easiest access.

2010 Alum Named Golden Apple Scholar
Jenna Koretz, a 2010 graduate of Stevenson, is one of 135 students selected as a 2013 Golden Apple Scholar. The scholarship program provides tuition assistance to college and high school students who have demonstrated a commitment to pursuing a career in education.

Conneen Testifies Before House Committee
Government teacher Andy Conneen testified in front of an Illinois House committee on Monday about proposed legislation that would allow 17-year-olds to vote in party primaries if they will be turning 18 by the time of the general election. The Daily Herald reports that, although Conneen’s testimony was well-received, the idea has a long way to go before becoming law.

Mr. SHS Results Announced
Evan Appell won the Mr. SHS contest on Friday, with Zach Stark earning runner-up honors. Vince LaPelusa was voted Mr. Congeniality.

Alum Completes FBI Training Program
Buffalo Grove Police Commander Mike Szos (Class of 1988) recently completed a 10-week program at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. The academy focused on public administration and management, but Szos and his classmates also had to pass weekly fitness challenges. The Buffalo Grove Countryside has a brief Q&A with Szos.

SHS Community Delivers the Votes
Thanks in part to Daily Digest readers, two alumnae received big boosts in online contests last week. Sydney May (Class of 2009) finished eighth out of about 10,000 entrants in the TOMS “giving trip” contest that ended Friday. The top 50 vote getters will be going abroad this fall to deliver shoes to children in need. Ashley Gordon (Class of 2008) vaulted into the lead in the Spring Awakening promotional poster contest. Online voting runs until May 20.


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Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Gymnastics
Stevenson at Barrington Invitational: The trio of Arie Feltman-Frank, Kyle Weichselbaum and Jacob Guth led the Patriots to a second-place finish. Feltman-Frank won three events — high bar (9.5), pommel horse (9.0) and still rings (8.9) – and finished second in the all-around (52.9). He also was fifth in floor exercise (8.7). Guth was second in the all-around (50.1). He placed third in floor (9.1), high bar (8.7) and parallel bars (8.6), fifth on pommel horse (7.0) and sixth on vault (8.6). Weichselbaum was second in floor (9.4) and parallel bars (8.9), fourth in vault (8.8) and rings (8.1), and sixth in pommel horse (6.5). He placed fourth in the all-around (46.2).

Stevenson 5, Lake Forest 2: Abby O’Connor drove in three runs with a pair of doubles to lead the visiting Patriots (6-4) – Daily Herald | linescore

Boys Volleyball
Stevenson d. Glenbrook South, 25-12, 25-10: Aaron Zalewski and Brad Tiller each slammed seven kills to pace the Patriots. Brian Dubinsky and Tiller made seven and six digs, respectively, and Jonah May dished out 19 assists. – Daily Herald | statistics

Girls Badminton
Fremd 13, Stevenson 5: Sakthi Shanmugasundaram was the lone Patriot to prevail in singles and doubles. She won her No. 12 singles match (21-18, 21-16), and teamed with Lea Nowack for a 21-19, 13-21, 21-15 victory at No. 6 doubles. Yein Lee/Emily Cai (21-17, 21-5) and Margaret Chen/Monica Chen (24-22, 21-13) won at Nos. 1 and 2 doubles, respectively. Christina Li earned a 21-18, 21-16 decision at No. 10 singles. – Daily Herald

Warren 2, Stevenson 0

Ambrose Earns Coach of the Year Honor from Sun-Times
Head boys basketball coach Pat Ambrose, who guided a young team to 29 wins and a state runner-up finish, was named one of the top two coaches of the year by the Chicago Sun-Times on Sunday. The newspaper cited Ambrose’s “meticulousness,” which could be seen in “great execution on both ends of the floor, spacing, unselfish play and a team where prep work for each opponent was clear.”

Brunson, Cashaw Add Another Postseason Honor
Sophomore basketball standout Jalen Brunson added to his postseason awards collection recently when he was selected to the Champaign News-Gazette All-State Team. Brunson set a single-season scoring record with 689 points (21.8 average). Classmate Connor Cashaw earned honorable mention.

Athletic Department Offers Thanks for Feedback
The Athletic Department would like to thank all of the parents and student-athletes that completed the online fall and winter athletic surveys, made available on Awards Night and on the website for a limited time. The feedback was extremely helpful. There will be an opportunity for our spring parents and student-athletes at the Spring Awards Night on May 28. iPads will be available at 6 p.m. and Awards Night begins at 7 p.m. in the Sports Center.


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

The commons area by lot C is closed today and Wednesday for the AP Art Show. Please use other commons areas.

PPA Bake Sale on Wednesday in the Wood and Glass Commons from 2:00-3:40. If your parents would like to donate your favorite treat, have them sign up at this link. (We can never have too much Puppy Chow!)

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 review sessions will be held every Wednesday at 7 a.m. and during 8th period on the ILC steps.

The final AP Microeconomics review session will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon in Room 7096. Mr. Haan will be going over multiple-choice tests.

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

All overdue library materials must be returned and fines paid by May 10. Materials will not be loaned until accounts are clear.


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 to be considered for this scholarship.

A Marine recruiter will be visiting the College/Career Center (Room 1123) during sixth period on Monday, April 22. The recruiter will be addressing ROTC scholarships. Students who are interested in meeting with the recruiter need to sign up in the College/Career Center two days in advance. You will receive a pass that needs to be signed by your teacher in order to attend. If you happen to have lunch or are free during sixth period, a pass is not required.


Join Club Israel on Thursday for a special guest, Marty Brounstein, author of Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust. He will be speaking in the Recital Hall from 3:30-4:30. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Argentar.

Junior Class Board will meet after school Wednesday in Room 2428. New members are always welcome. Junior Class Board is a great way to meet new friends, have fun, and earn community service hours. Snacks will be provided.

SPINS Club – Our next outing is Friday to eSkape for bowling. Get your permission forms signed and turned in so you can attend.


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 dwillock@d125.org 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 (http://www.d125.org/careerexploration/default.aspx). Please contact Diane Willock at dwillock@d125.org for more information.

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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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