Monday, April 29, 2013

Green Team Members Lobby on Capitol Hill
Members of the Stevenson Green Team met with legislators in Washington, D.C. April 13-15 to discuss environmental issues as well as the rising cost of college tuition.

The team traveled to Washington after their video was one of 25 selected for the “If I Had a Trillion Dollars” youth film festival sponsored by the National Priorities Project and the American Friends Service Committee. The Green Team’s video focused on how it would invest in sustainability.

Team members who went to the nation’s capital included seniors Yamini Chandra, Nadia Khan and Hannah Schlacter; juniors Yana Garmash and Sriya Potham; and sophomores Bhabna Pati, Riley Shore and Joshua Song. They were joined by sponsor Kirstin Erickson.

Science Club Members Present Projects at ISU
Science Club students Alex Knapton, Ajay Varadhan, Monica Muthaiya, Bhooma Shivakumar, Shivani Thakker, Amara Jammalammadaka, Carolyn Fan and Larissa Kennerly presented their science research projects at the Center for Math, Science and Technology High School Research Symposium at Illinois State University on Friday. Thakker won an award for best project in the Animal Science category.

Final Site Visit Day Will Welcome 95 From Six States
Ninety-five people from six states are scheduled to attend the final site visit day for educators on Tuesday. Educators traveling the farthest distance are coming from North Kingston High School in North Kingston, Rhode Island, and High Point Central High School in High Point, North Carolina.

The rest of the visitors are from the Midwest, including representatives from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Oak Lawn Community High School in Oak Lawn is the lone Illinois school coming to SHS, while Westfield High School in Westfield, Indiana is the Hoosier State’s representative.

Three schools or districts in Wisconsin will travel here: CESA 5 in Portage; Memorial High School in Eau Claire; and the Verona Area School District in Verona. Michigan also will have three visitors: Hillsdale High School in Hillsdale; Monroe High School in Monroe; and the Lapeer Community Schools in Lapeer. Also, representatives from Follett Software in McHenry will be visiting.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Baseball
Stevenson 8, Buffalo Grove 2: The host Patriots (10-6) rallied from a 2-0 deficit with four runs in the bottom of the fifth and four more in the sixth. Eric Naegele was 3-for-4. Tony Heiser had two hits, both doubles, and drove in two runs. Mitchell Goll also had two hits. Winning pitcher Eli Greenspon went five innings and struck out three. – Daily Herald | linescore

Softball
Stevenson 9-10, Prospect 2-4: Abby O’Connor became the first player to hit two home runs over the Patriots’ outfield fence in one season, belting a round-tripper in the opening game. Earlier in April, she became the first SHS player — and only the third player ever — to hit one home run over the fence. O’Connor drove in four runs in the first game, and knocked in three more in the nightcap. Taylor Koenigs hit an inside-the-park homer in the opener, scored three runs and drove in a pair. Sara Loerch had four hits in two games with three RBI. Trisha Porzycki was 3-for-3 in the first game. In the second game, Katelyn Noronha made two standout defensive plays and also drove in a run. Sam Feder and Lindsey Micucci had complete-game victories on the mound. SHS improved to 11-6 with the sweep, eclipsing their total victory mark from 2012. – Daily Herald | linescores

Boys Tennis
Stevenson at Pitchford Invitational: The Patriots finished third behind defending state champion Hinsdale Central and Lake Forest at Hersey High School. SHS received runner-up performances from Jeremy Bush at No. 1 singles, and the No. 2 doubles entry of Josh Lieberman and Pawel Jaworski, who knocked off the top-seed in the semifinals. Bush and Lieberman/Jaworski won their first four matches in the two-day tournament before falling to Hinsdale Central players in the finals. The Pitchford Invitational is considered a preview of the state tournament. – Daily Herald | Lincolnshire Review | results

Boys Water Polo
Stevenson hosted SHS Varsity Classic: The Patriots finished the two-day tournament with a 1-3 record. SHS beat Oak Park (6-3), and fell to Brother Rice (7-3), Loyola (12-4) and New Trier (8-2). – Illpolo.com

Friday’s Varsity Results

Softball
Stevenson 6, Vernon Hills 3: Taylor Koenigs tripled twice and drove in four runs as the Patriots (9-6) won their “Friday Night Lights” matchup at The Ballpark at Rosemont, home of the Chicago Bandits. Koenigs did all of her damage in the first two innings, hitting an RBI triple in the first and a three-run three-bagger in the second. Dana Morgan was 2-for-3, and Sara Loerch walked three times. Sam Feder was the winning pitcher. – Daily Herald | Chicago Bandits | linescore | High School Cube broadcast

Boys Volleyball
Stevenson d. Lakes, 25-16, 25-20: Brett Lerner had seven kills and Brian Dubinsky made nine digs for the host Patriots (21-2). Jonah May dished out 18 assists. Brad Tiller added five kills and Aaron Zalewski had four. Zalewski registered three blocks. – Daily Herald | linescore

Baseball
Stevenson 20, North Chicago 1: The Patriots improved to 9-6 on the season.

Boys Track and Field
Stevenson at Spartan Relays: At Glenbrook North, SHS placed third behind New Trier and Glenbrook South. – Chicago Tribune

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is the last day to buy Prom tickets. You can purchase them online until midnight, or at the Superstore during lunch periods.

If you are going to Prom and need to order a special meal, please see Mrs. Rubenstein in the Testing Center as soon as possible. The deadline is Wednesday.

Interact Club is promoting a fundraiser, in partnership with the Lincolnshire Rotary Club, to raise monies to help eradicate polio worldwide. On Tuesday and Wednesday 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!

Do you like to sing? Would you like to earn GPA credit, study great music, and have the opportunity to sing at Disney World? Auditions for the 2013-14 Advanced Chorus and Patriot Singers classes are taking place this week. Audition sign-ups and information are posted outside the Choir Room door (2202). Students are welcome to audition even if they have not signed up for a choir class yet. Please see Mrs. Nuteson in the Music Department or find a current choir member if you have any questions!

All art students that had an art class first semester, and are currently not in an art class, should bring in their favorite assignment to their art teacher ASAP. It will be featured in the 2013 Artfest show on May 22-23.

Take the SHS Burger Challenge on Thursday! The Introduction to Business classes have created four burger concepts at Tom and Eddie’s restaurant, and we need to you to try them between 5-9 p.m. Thursday. When you buy a burger, a portion of the proceeds goes to the March of Dimes. Any Stevenson student, staff or faculty member that shows a school ID will receive a free drink.

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

Sophomores: Want to take any of Rachel’s challenges? If so, sign the banner outside the West Auditorium or the PAC, and join the Peer Helpers in their random act of kindness campaign. Come to the student lounge during all lunch periods to add to a chain of kindness.

Peer Helpers reminds you that kindness is contagious! Come to the lounge to add to the chain of kindness. We challenge you to spread the kindness. “You never know how far a little kindness can go.”

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

We are looking for staff and directors for the 2013-2014 Operation Snowball retreats! Sophomores and juniors who attended this year should check their school email accounts for information to request an application. Any sophomores or juniors who have attended at least one Snowball are also eligible and should email shssnowball@gmail.com for information. Wednesday is the deadline to request an application.

CAREER EXPLORATION

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 dwillock@d125.org 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 dwillock@d125.org 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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