Friday, May 10, 2013

SHS Honored for Community Service Efforts
Stevenson High School won its fourth consecutive Gold Leadership Banner from the Jefferson Awards for Public Service Students in Action Program at the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana regional competition on April 20. The award honors leadership in service and volunteerism.

SHS also was recognized as exceptional in the “Ambassador” level of the Students in Action program, through which students inspire their peers to get involved in volunteerism. Stevenson’s Jefferson Award student leaders for 2012-13 were Evan Appell, Tori Dobies, Michelle Kelrikh, Chase Kirsch, Jonah May, Taylor Naughton, Sam Panitch, Emily Reinherz and Sai Nimmagadda. Appell, Kirsch and Kelrikh were part of the student leadership team in 2011-12.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Water Polo
Stevenson at IHSA Mundelein Sectional: The top-seeded Patriots scored seven unanswered goals in the second period en route to a 16-4 rout of No. 8 McHenry. SHS (19-9-1) advances to the sectional semifinals against fifth-seeded Libertyville at 7 p.m. tonight. Mitchell Sokolsky led the Pats with five goals, all in the first half. Remy Dalloul, Josh Weisberg, Alex Divanyan and Varun Mummadi had two goals each. – Pioneer Press

Boys Track and Field
Stevenson at NSC Championships: Danny Gardiner’s record-setting run in the 800 was the highlight for the Patriots at Libertyville. Gardiner held off two challengers down the stretch and broke the tape in a conference record 1:55.11. Gardiner also teamed with Jared Borowsky, Sam Oh and Noah Ralston to win the 3,200 relay with a season-best time of 7:58.65. Borowsky finished second in the 1,600 with a freshman-sophomore record time of 4:25.86, breaking the mark set by SHS great Mark Deady. In the team standings, SHS finished fourth behind Grant, Lakes and Zion-Benton. – Daily Herald

Softball
Stevenson 11, Lakes 7: The visiting Patriots scored eight runs in the top of the first inning. Lexi Yonkovic went 2-for-4 with a double, two walks and two runs scored. Jordan Cortesi also went 2-for-4 with a walk, driving in two runs and scoring one. Morgan Manka was 2-for-4 with an RBI, a run scored and a walk. Winning pitcher Sam Feder struck out six. – Daily Herald | linescore

Boys Lacrosse
Stevenson 8, Glenbrook South 7 (OT): The Patriots won their fifth straight game and improved to 11-3. The Titans (6-4) were ranked ahead of SHS in the Illinois High School Lacrosse Association power rankings. Stevenson will play host to top-ranked New Trier at 11 a.m. Saturday. – IHSLA.org

Girls Lacrosse
Lake Forest 17, Stevenson 8: The host Patriots (11-5, 4-2) saw their five-game winning streak snapped by the North Suburban Conference-leading Scouts (11-3, 5-0). – IHSWLA.org

Gymnasts Take Aim at State Trophy
The boys gymnastics team is one of eight teams competing at the Illinois High School Association state tournament tonight and Saturday. The Patriots will be led by their core trio of Arie Feltman-Frank, Jacob Guth and Kyle Weichselbaum, plus late-season surprise Christian Courtney. This is Stevenson’s first appearance in the finals since winning the state championship in 2010. Click here for state results

Badminton Seeks Medal for Third Straight Year
Stevenson’s girls badminton team has had state medalists in each of the last two seasons, and the Patriots will look to make it three at this weekend’s IHSA state tournament. Leading the way will be the doubles team of Emily Cai and Yein Lee. They will be joined by a second doubles tandem, Monica Chen and Margaret Chen, plus singles players Claire Zhang and Lea Nowack. All are seniors except Margaret Chen, who is a sophomore. Click here to follow state results

Boys Volleyball Match Online Tonight
Tonight’s varsity boys volleyball match against Mundelein will be streamed live from the Sports Center at 6 p.m. by the Stevenson Broadcast Network through iHigh. Click here for the broadcast link

Moschea, Wood Earn Hockey Honor
Senior Vince Moschea was named a runner-up for defenseman of the year, and Jim Wood was selected as a runner-up for coach of the year in the 2013 Illinois Ice High School People of the Year contest.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Come see Jazz Band 1 perform Sunday night at Durty Nellie’s in Palatine. The band will play at 6 p.m., followed by the Jazz Consortium Big Band Admission is only $5 for students 17 and under who show their Stevenson ID. Durty Nellie’s is located across the street from the Metra station in Palatine.

Here is the Driving Fact of the Week, sponsored by Operation Click and the Driver Education Department: Pedestrians always have the right of way, especially on a green light, over cars turning right! (Example: The intersection in front of school, Stevenson Drive and Half Day Road.)

CAREER EXPLORATION

Want to learn more about specific careers? Plan on attending the upcoming Career Days in May. There will be a Science Career Day on Tuesday, May 21, a Computer and Technology Career Day on Thursday, May 23, and an Engineering Career Day on Friday, May 24.  A variety of professionals will be presenting every class period in the Recital Hall. You must sign up in the College and Career Center if you plan on attending. Contact Mrs. Willock if you need more information at dwillock@d125.org.

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.

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.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Illinois Senate, House headed for pension reform collision course
Madigan: Putting pension costs on schools “going to happen”
Schools worry about covering teacher pension costs
Maine West, District 207 officials cleared in hazing investigation
Massive school-closing protest march planned in Chicago
Some College of DuPage part-time faculty will get health care
Chicago-area students lead Bradley to national public speaking title

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
University endowments riding high on student debt crisis
Deal reached in University of Montana sex assault investigation
Judge: Texas cheerleaders can display banners with Bible verses
Student’s rant in history class goes viral
Weather too nice for classes, so private school calls a “Sun Day”

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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