Monday, April 22, 2013

Special Schedule Tuesday and Wednesday
Stevenson will operate on a modified schedule Tuesday and Wednesday to accommodate state-mandated testing for juniors, as well as testing and special programming for freshmen and sophomores. Click here for details by grade level.

Science Olympiad Team Wins First State Championship
The Science Olympiad team won its first state championship in program history on Saturday at the University of Illinois, beating longtime rivals New Trier and the Illinois Math and Science Academy. SHS had finished second to New Trier the past four years.

SHS also earned its fifth straight bid to the national Science Olympiad competition at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio on May 18.

Eight student duos won first-place honors, as every individual on the team earned at least one medal, and several came away with multiple medals.

Four students were part of two first-place pairings: David Chen, Austin Hua, Becca Nelson and Shu Zhang. Michael Fatina earned a state title for the third straight year, while Chen, Justin Doong and David Whisler captured their second state titles. Doong won in 2012, and Chen and Whisler took top honors in 2011.

The tandems capturing 2013 state titles were:

Chemistry Lab: David Whisler and Justin Doong

Circuit Lab: Michael Fatina and Richard Zhu

Dynamic Planet: David Chen and Becca Nelson

Forensics: Kathryn Fatina and Austin Hua

Forestry: Becca Nelson and Borchueh Wu

Remote Sensing: David Chen and Austin Hua

Bottle Rocket: Emma Buckardt and Shu Zhang

Geocaching: Shu Zhang and Teresa Mao

Click here to see the rest of the award winners

FCCLA Captures Two State Titles
Stevenson High School won two state championships and earned five medals at the Illinois Family, Career and Community Leaders of America’s annual state leadership conference held in Springfield Thursday through Saturday.

Anissa Serlin and Melissa Mendoza combined to win the Hospitality title with their “Yummm” bakery business plan and website development. Kari Antman, Michelle Pappageorge and Brooke Gregorcy won the Life Event Planning competition. Both teams qualified as Illinois delegates to the National FCCLA competition in Nashville, Tennessee this summer.

Several other Stevenson FCCLA members earned medals. Michelle Krichevskaya earned a gold medal for her Professional Career Image event. Julia Osmond and Jackie Sushan received a gold medal in Life Event Planning. Heather Beraradi earned a silver medal in Interior Design with her innovative Chicago flat and rooftop design. Ria Thaker earned a silver medal in the Salad culinary event.

Sara Lohrmann and Michelle Grassly are Stevenson’s FCCLA sponsors.

Mier, Orgergon Honored for Rescue Efforts
Security staff member Fernando Mier and the on-site director of facilities for Sodexo, Barry Orgeron, were among five people honored Saturday by the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District for their roles in helping a family escape from its burning home in March.

Seven Participate in Congressional Art Competition
Seven Stevenson art students participated in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition on Friday in Congressman Brad Schneider’s district office. They were among 44 students from 10 area high schools who submitted their work. Freshman Kayla Guo won third place for her self-portrait drawing created in Cristal Sabbagh’s Art and Design class. The piece will be displayed for the rest of the year in the congressman’s Washington, D.C. office.

Other participants who were honored with an artist’s reception included Gianna Lainez (computer art), Henry Sise (photography), Klaudia Grigiel (photography), Lindsey Kim (painting), Jenny Ma Li (drawing) and Jessie Wang (painting).


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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Lacrosse
Stevenson 7, Schaumburg 2: Head coach Brian Larsen earned his 100th career victory as the Patriots improved to 5-2 on the season. –

Boys Tennis
Stevenson at Buffalo Grove Invitational: The Patriots won five of six flights to capture the crown over Glenbrook North and six other teams. Jeremy Bush won the No. 1 singles title, younger brother Ben won the No. 2 bracket, and Michael Sims prevailed at No.3. In doubles, Colin Harvey and Andrew Komarov captured No. 1 honors, and Pawel Jaworski and Josh Lieberman won at No. 2. – Daily Herald

Boys Volleyball
Stevenson at Palatine Invitational: The Patriots (19-2) beat the host school, 25-12, 25-16, to complete a sweep of their five matches and earn the tournament title. SHS didn’t lose a single game during the two-day event, beating Palatine (27-25, 25-18), West Aurora (25-18, 25-15) and Waubonsie Valley (25-12, 25-8) in pool play, and Lake Zurich (25-19, 25-13) in the semifinal. Brad Tiller led the Pat attack with 38 kills in five matches, while Brett Lerner and Aaron Zalewski each recorded 29. Setter Jonah May had 96 assists while Brian Dubinsky led the team with 55 digs. – Daily Herald | statistics

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson hosted Stevenson Varsity Classic: The Patriots (19-6) split four games against four of Michigan’s top-rated teams. SHS beat East Grand Rapids, 7-4, and Ann Arbor Skyline, 8-3, on Saturday. On Friday, the Pats fell to Michigan’s No. 1 team, Rockford, 6-5, and Okemos, 7-5. – SNN broadcast link SHS vs. Rockford | All scores

Stevenson 8, Rolling Meadows 4: Zach Novoselsky’s grand slam in the bottom of the sixth inning highlighted the host Patriots’ nonconference win. After four scoreless innings by both teams, SHS broke open the contest with three runs in the fifth and five in the sixth. The Mustangs scored all four of their runs in the top of the seventh. Jimmy Marchese went 2-for-3 and scored two runs, and Mitchell Goll also had two hits for the Pats in support of winning pitcher Jordan Sheinkop. He threw six scoreless innings, striking out six and walking two. – Daily Herald | Chicago Tribune | linescore


On Tuesday and Wednesday, there will be a special schedule each day because of testing. Click here for details by grade level.

The upper and lower ILC will be closed until 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday during testing.

Driving/parking on campus: Students may not drive or park on campus during school hours on Tuesday or Wednesday unless they have a valid parking permit for the 6th marking period. There will be no temporary, one-day parking permits available. The 6th marking period began Monday if you will have senior parking.

We still have openings in second session summer school Driver Ed, even if you turn 16 after October 31, 2013. Call Mrs. Paloian in the summer school office, 847-415-4500, or stop in Room 2400 for details.

One of Stevenson’s environmental clubs, SAVE (Students Against Violations of the Environment) will be running a shoe drive this week to celebrate Earth Day. Shoes of all kinds that are in good condition (athletic, dress shoes, casual, boots, sandals, Crocs, etc.) can be dropped off. Those shoes will be donated. Used athletic shoes can be dropped off as well. The soles of those shoes will be ground up and recycled into new products like playgrounds and athletic fields. Shoes can be dropped off in the designated bins located at the Point, Field House and Sports Center entrances from 7:30 to 3:30 through Friday.

Interact Club will be promoting a fundraiser, in partnership with the Lincolnshire Rotary Club, to raise monies to help eradicate polio worldwide. On Tuesday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 1 during the lunch periods, Interact Club will have a table in the Wood Commons. Please come stop by and learn more about the Rotary Club initiative to eradicate polio around the world! We would love your support. There will be fun incentives, too, so stop by to check out the Interact Club table!

Take an eBook break! Check out an eBook, audiobook or eReader from the ILC and get a raffle ticket for a $25 Amazon gift card! The more books you check out, the more chances you have of winning. Just click on the Overdrive link on the ILC homepage to view our Digital Media Collection. Directions for downloading to your smartphone, iPad, tablet or computer are available online, or stop by the ILC for help. The contest runs through April, with a drawing each week.


The Stevenson Chess Club will be meeting on Thursdays only until further notice (no Tuesday practices).


A Marine recruiter will be visiting the College/Career Center (Room 1123) during sixth period today. The recruiter will be addressing ROTC scholarships. No pass is required if you have lunch or a free period during sixth hour.


If you are interested in participating in a Career Shadow over the summer, the application deadline has been extended to Friday. Please visit the Career Exploration Website for an application or contact Diane Willock, Business Liaison, at for more details.

Attention students interested in government, community service and business: The office of State Representative Carol Sente is seeking students for summer help in many different areas. Please contact Mrs. Willock at for information regarding this program.

Attention students interested in veterinary medicine: The Anti-Cruelty Society, along with the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine office, has a program aimed at high school students that will run from September 2013 through April 2014. Students must apply for this program by June 30. Please contact Mrs. Willock at for more information and an application. Serious inquiries only, please.

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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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