Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

1987 Alum Named SEC Regional Director
Jina Choi, a 1987 graduate of Stevenson, was named director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s San Francisco regional office on September 11. In her role, Choi will oversee enforcement and examinations in northern California and the Pacific Northwest.

Choi is a 13-year veteran with the agency, and had been serving as an assistant director of the San Francisco office. She has helped lead investigations into insider trading and other complex manipulation schemes.

Prior to joining the SEC, Choi was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the northern district of Texas, where she worked in the cybercrime/anti-terrorism and general crimes sections. She also served as a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice.

After graduating from Stevenson, Choi earned her bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and her law degree from Yale Law School.

Thursday’s item on the Stevenson High School Alumni Association Homecoming party mistakenly said Stevenson would be playing Libertyville. The Patriots will take on Vernon Hills for Homecoming.


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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Soccer
Stevenson 0, Buffalo Grove 0: Jeremy Klaber made four saves in goal for the Patriots. – Daily Herald

Pats Look for Win No. 2 Against Libertyville
Stevenson’s football team takes on rival Libertyville tonight. The Wildcats will bring a 2-1 record into the Stadium, while the Patriots are 1-2. SHS suffered another major injury during last week’s 48-13 win over Zion-Benton. Offensive lineman, who will play at Western Michigan next year, is out for the season after breaking his fibula. If you can’t make it to the game tonight, the Stevenson Broadcast Network will stream it live through High School Cube. You also can hear the game on radio via WAES-FM 88.1.

Maleski’s Game Continues to Grow for SHS Volleyball
SHS girls volleyball standout Kara Maleski was a competitive swimmer growing up, and didn’t take up her present sport until entering high school. The 6-foot-5 senior’s game continues to grow, and next year will continue her playing career for Wichita State.

Western Michigan Honors Basketball Alumnus
Michelle O’Brien (Class of 2011), a junior on the Western Michigan University women’s basketball team, recently received the school’s 2013-14 Peter R. and Lois Peterson Ellis Scholar Athlete Award.

The award is given annually to a junior or senior WMU athlete who represents academic achievement, athletic ability and performance, leadership and conduct. For winning the award, the women’s basketball team will receive a $7,000 donation.

O’Brien is enrolled in the honors program at Western Michigan, and plans to attend veterinary school.


Don’t miss Spirit Fest Saturday night! NHS has lots of fun planned from 5-8:45 p.m. in the Stadium. There will be a 5K Spirit Walk, a fireworks show, music, games (including a teacher dunk tank) and an attempt to break a Guinness World Record. You can be part of this for just $10, which goes to charity. Money will be donated to the Christopher Steele Foundation, named for a 2006 Stevenson alum who died from a rare form of brain cancer. The foundation funds brain cancer research and also provides support to families affected by brain cancer.

Keep an eye out for #picswithpat today during your lunch period. Take a picture with your friends and post it on Instagram, Twitter or any other social networking sites to get the word out for the beach-out tonight at 7:30 to support your football team!

Homecoming Dance tickets are on sale online and at the Superstore for $25 per person. The last day to buy tickets without paying a late fee is Monday. Late ticket purchase will be Tuesday, with a $10 late fee per ticket. The last day for refunds is Wednesday. Click here for more details and to order tickets online.

Color Fun(d) Run registration is closed, and walk-in registration will not be accepted on Sunday. Thanks for your overwhelming support for this first-time charity event!

Summer travel opportunities are available for Advanced Placement European History and AP Human Geography students. Both courses are combining for a summer 2014 trip from Paris to Copenhagen. The trip is open to current AP Euro and AP Geo students, or juniors who took the courses last year. Students earn summer school credit for unique experience-based learning abroad. To learn more, come to the informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. next Thursday in Room 7096, or contact Ms. Gerber ( or Mr. Springer (

West Student Services is looking to hire student aides for first and fifth period only. This is paid position. Please see Mrs. Peterson in Room 2414 if you are interested.

Hey seniors! Looking for service hours for 300 Club, Sociology or Political Thought? Well, you’re in luck! There will be a senior-only community service event at Feed My Starving Children on October 4 from 3:30-8 p.m. If you’re interested in this event, please check your school email for your invite. See you there!


Physics Club will meet after school today in Room 7028, where there will be discussions about various physics competitions and projects in the future. Free food will be provided.

Senior Class Board will meet after school today to paint the windows for Homecoming. SCB also will be decorating the West Hallways on Monday after school and the East Hallways on Tuesday after school. New members are always welcome. Please join us for the fun and earn community service hours.

If you like biology and are interested in doing competitions, come check out Biology Olympiad in Room 1904 every Monday after school. Snacks will be provided.

Attention animal lovers: Animal Welfare Club will be making fleece tie blankets to donate to local animal rescue agencies at our next meeting. Hope to see you Tuesday after school in Room 6014.


The IM Dodgeball meeting (scheduled for Wednesday) and season have been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please see the PREP office (Room 3040) if you have any questions.


Seniors using the Common Application: We’ve received clarification on the process of having teachers complete recommendations for you. After you have asked a teacher to write a letter, you need to not only invite them on your Common App but also assign them to at least one college before your teacher can complete your recommendation. Please be sure to invite and assign each teacher to at least one college as soon as you can. Thanks for your patience.

The following colleges will be visiting Stevenson next week: Clemson University, Swarthmore College, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Florida, Tulane University, Creighton University, Vanderbilt University, Brandeis University, Temple University, University of Wisconsin, Bates College, University of Chicago, St. Louis University, Drake University, Marian University, McGill University, Villanova University, Illinois State University and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

New This Year! We no longer will be using the Blue College Passes”! Juniors and seniors will use your NAVIANCE to sign up for the college you are interested in visiting. View all upcoming college visits, sign up and print a confirmation page. Take this confirmation page to your teacher for his/her signature; and then bring this signed confirmation page to the visit. Instructions are on the CCC webpage. If the college visit occurs during your lunch or free hour, follow the same procedure, but no signature is necessary on the confirmation page.


Student Job Opportunities: Need some extra cash? jcc Chicago is hiring lifeguards and swim instructors for its youth swim programs. Afternoon and evening shifts are available. Apply online at

Play Hard Hoops is looking for an interested youth coach for its basketball program. Programming will begin the week of September 30. Please visit the Career Exploration webpage ( for all the information and how to apply.

Are you interested in a career in medicine or healthcare?  The Medical Explorers Program, run by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, allows students to learn more about careers in medical and healthcare fields through monthly activities.

The application deadline to apply for this program is September 27, so please email Mrs. Willock, Business Liaison, in the CCC at or stop by the CCC for more information.

Students interested in general career information or interested in participating in a career shadow experience, please contact Mrs. Willock at to set up an appointment.

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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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