FBLA Wins Four State Titles, Qualifies 12 for Nationals
Stevenson’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter won four championships and had 34 top-10 finishes at the Illinois FBLA state conference held last weekend in Springfield. In addition, 12 students qualified for the national FBLA competition that will be held June 27-30 in Anaheim, California.
Andrew Doherty (Computer Applications), Dhruv Patel (Accounting 2), Nathan Shlobin (Business Procedures) and Allen Wang (Introduction to Business) finished first in their events and qualified for the national conference.
Eight students placed second and qualified for nationals: Rachel Baader (Job Interview), Jack Buttacavoli and Sean Lamberti (Business Ethics), Becky Cacioppo (Accounting 1), Yamini Chandra (Economics), and Kevin Dong, Daniel Oh and Akshay Ramachandran (Banking and Financial Systems).
Patel, Cacioppo and Ramachandran will be making their second straight appearance at the national conference.
Stevenson Improves in Washington Post Rankings
Stevenson ranks fourth among all Illinois schools (first among open-enrollment schools), and No. 219 in the country, in the latest America’s Most Challenging High Schools rankings by the Washington Post. Last year, Stevenson was ranked No. 254.
Orchestra Concert Tonight
The Stevenson orchestras will perform at the Spring Orchestra Concert at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free.
Tragedy Won’t Cause Alum to Run Away
Al Scaletta has run in 10 Boston Marathons, and Monday’s attack isn’t going to deter the SHS alumnus from making it 11 in 2014, he told the Daily Herald on Tuesday.
Tuesday’s Varsity Results
Girls Water Polo
Stevenson 14, Vernon Hills 3: Melissa Gartenberg, Alex Adams and Allison Travetto each scored two goals for the visiting Patriots (16-4), who won their third straight game and seventh in the last eight outings. Single goals came from Brittany Gartenberg, Erin Kempers, Alex Kanarais, Emily Hoang, Ashley or Jenna Oliver, Annika Hotchkiss, Sara Ploch and Bridget Wynne. Goalkeepers Becky Callen and Lauren Burns combined for 10 saves. – Daily Herald
Boys Water Polo
Stevenson 20, Vernon Hills 9: Mitchell Sokolsky scored three goals during a 10-goal flurry in the second period, and the host Patriots went on to win their eighth straight game and improve to 13-2 on the year. – Lincolnshire Review
Stevenson 3, Libertyville 1: Savannah Kruse, Sarah Putwen and Jenna Weiner scored for the visiting Patriots (4-3-2). Weiner also had an assist. Goalkeeper Cori Calcaterra made six saves. – Daily Herald | linescore
Stevenson 7, Warren 0: Jeremy Bush’s three-set win over last year’s conference singles champion was the highlight as the visiting Patriots improved to 5-1 on the season. Bush defeated Kristiyan Trukov, 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-4. Trukov beat Bush in the 2012 NSC No. 1 singles title match. Also winning in singles were Bush’s brother, Ben, and Michael Sims at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively. Both won by 6-0, 6-0 scores. The doubles victories came from No. 1 Colin Harvey/Andrew Komarov (6-0, 6-1), No. 2 Josh Lieberman/Pawel Jaworski (6-1, 6-1), No. 3 Adam Maryniuk/Rudy Viswanathan (6-3, 6-1) and No. 4 Josh Cheng/Lukasz Jaworski (6-2, 6-1). – Daily Herald | results
Stevenson 18, Zion-Benton 0; Stevenson 16, Lake Forest 2: At Lake Forest, Emily Cai, Yein Lee, Monica Chen, Claire Zhang, Lea Nowack, Margaret Chen, Vivian To, Neva Lui, Christina Li, Katelyn Schroeder and Sakthi Shanmugasundaram won both of their singles matches. The doubles tandems of Emily Cai/Lee, Chen/Chen, Lui/Schroeder, Li/Tracy Lai and Nowack/Shanmugasundaram also went 2-0. – Daily Herald
Glenbrook North 11, Stevenson 6: The Patriots had their four-game winning streak snapped and fell to 4-2. – IHSLA.org
Monday’s Varsity Results
Stevenson 10, Fremd 7: The Patriots won their second consecutive game and raised their season record to 4-3. – IHSWLA.org
Celebrating Softball History
Here’s a photo of SHS softball player Abby O’Connor holding her historic home run ball from Saturday. O’Connor became the first Patriot, and only the third player in the softball program’s history, to hit an over-the-fence homer on the Pats’ home field.
Student Council and Class Board elections began during today’s Activity Period and will end at the end of the school day on Friday. This year, all voting will be conducted online through Infinite Campus.
All juniors taking the PSAE exam: Please go to Room 6000 to complete your answer sheets.
The PPA is having a bake sale today in the Wood and Glass Commons from 2:00-3:40. All items are $1.
Don’t miss the AP Art and Advanced Photography Show today in the East Glass Commons and Room 7096. The show is open throughout the school day.
The commons area by lot C is closed today and Wednesday for the AP Art Show. Please use other commons areas.
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 will have a review session today during eighth hour 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.
Attention sophomores: Here are your responsibilities on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 23-24, when the school is on a special schedule due to testing:
Tuesday, April 23
|Last names A-G go to the West Auditorium from 8:05-9:25, and then to the PAC from 9:35-11:15|
|Last names H-K go to the Recital Hall from 8:05-9:25, and then to the PAC from 9:35-11:15|
|Last names L-Z will be taking the practice ACT in the Sports Center. Report at 7:45 a.m.|
Wednesday, April 24
|Last names L-R go to the West Auditorium from 8:05-9:25, and then to the PAC from 9:35-11:15|
|Last names S-Z go to the Recital Hall from 8:05-9:25, and then to the PAC from 9:35-11:15|
|Last names A-K will be taking the practice ACT in the Sports Center. Report at 7:45 a.m.|
Sophomores who forget this information on April 23 or 24 can go to any Student Services office, where it will be posted.
Seniors, as you receive notices about scholarships from colleges and other agencies, please be sure to let the College/Career Center know (even if you are not accepting them!). You can send a copy of your award letter to Mrs. Biemeret via email, or bring a copy of the scholarship award letter to the CCC. Accepted scholarships are placed in the graduation booklet, and a tally for the Class of 2013’s award total will be announced at graduation!
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. 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.
Junior Class Board will meet after school today 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.
Military History Club will meet today at 3:30 in Room 2904. If you would enjoy watching a military history film, good discussions and snacks, come join us this afternoon. New members are always welcome.
SPINS Club – Our next outing is Friday to eSkape for bowling. Get your permission forms signed and turned in so you can attend.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com for more information.
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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.