Monday, Sept. 23, 2013

Alumni Complete Ironman Triathlons
Stevenson alumni Justin Dickinson (Class of 2005) and Aubrie Wnek (Class of 2009) recently completed an Ironman triathlon, which consists of a 2.4-mile swim, 116-mile bike and 26.2-mile marathon run.

Dickinson competed in the Madison Ironman on September 8, and Wnek took part in the Louisville Ironman August 25. Dickinson finished 104th among 923 competitors in his age group, while Wnek was 14th out of 23 in hers.

Wnek is a third-year student in the College of Pharmacy at Purdue University. She and fellow student Michael Frazier used the competition to raise $3,400 for The Mission Continues, which helps returning veterans engage in community service projects.

Dickinson is director of construction and development at Frauenshuh Healthcare Real Estate Solutions in Minneapolis.

Both were active athletically while at Stevenson. Dickinson played football and lacrosse, while Wnek played volleyball.


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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis
Stevenson at Prospect “Power 8” Invitational: The Patriots dominated the competition, winning all seven divisions and cruising to the team championship. SHS amassed 42 points, while runner-up Carmel had 21. The Pats lost only one set in 21 matches on the day. Zoe Manion won the No. 1 singles title, shutting out two of her three opponents. Alexxis Kiven and Kendall Kirsch also were dominant at No. 1 doubles, dropping only three games in three matches. Vinaya Rao won No. 2 singles and Rachel Mopper was tops at No. 3. Michelle Tulchinskaya and Caroline Kelmis captured No. 2 doubles. Gwenna Heidkamp and Thalia Noegroho claimed the No. 3 doubles crown and Nikki Rezania and Lindsey Waxman finished first at No. 4. – Daily Herald (scores)

Boys Golf
Stevenson at Wheeling Invitational: The Patriots finished fifth at Chevy Chase. Jason Gohde and Kamaren Sandhu led SHS with 80s, Jerry Pan had an 81 and Chris Krebs shot an 86. – Daily Herald (scoreboard)

Girls Golf
Stevenson at Rockford Guilford Invitational: Nikki Marquardt finished fourth overall with a 5-over-par 77 at Ingersoll Golf Course, leading the Patriots to a seventh-place showing in the team standings. – Daily Herald (team scores)

Boys Cross Country
Stevenson at Peoria Notre Dame Invitational: The Patriots placed 39th at Detweiller Park, the location for the 2013 IHSA state finals. The top runners for the Patriots were Alex Mazursky (16:12) and Jeremy Bloomfield (16:16). — Official results

Girls Cross Country
Stevenson at Peoria Notre Dame Invitational: At Detweiller Park, the Patriots finished 53rd as a team. Julide Ozmeral was the top runner for SHS, finishing the course in 20:43, followed by Sydney Pacernick (21:27). – Official results

Friday’s Varsity Results

Stevenson 49, Libertyville 3: Willie Bourbon threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more in the first half as the host Patriots walloped the Wildcats. SHS built a 28-0 halftime lead en route to improving to 2-2 overall and 2-0 in the North Suburban Lake. Libertyville fell to 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the division. Bourbon threw for about 250 yards and ran for another 100. Four of his completions went to Cameron Green; one was a 45-yard scoring play in which Green eluded several Libertyville defenders. Matt Morrissey also caught four passes for 69 yards and a TD. Running back Tim Vestuto touched the ball twice and scored each time in the third quarter, gaining a total of 90 yards. Jack Joseph also ran for a first-half TD. Stevenson outgained the Wildcats, 529-181. – High School Cube News, Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald | Stevenson Broadcast Network webcast

Girls Swimming and Diving
New Trier d. Stevenson: Individual event winners for the host Patriots included Riley Kirby in the 100 backstroke (59.72), Cheryl Xiang in the 200 individual medley (2:10.16) and Julia Wawer in the 200 freestyle (1:54.12). SHS also won the 400 free relay (3:31.74). – Skyler King (@skylerPREP)

Heffernan Named Head Girls Soccer Coach
Longtime Stevenson soccer assistant coach Kevin Heffernan has been named head girls soccer coach. He will replace Mark Schartner, who is stepping aside from the girls program after 19 years to coach the school’s new Unified Soccer Program for students with disabilities. Heffernan has been associated with the SHS soccer program since 1988, and has served as assistant varsity girls coach for the past 11 seasons. Click here to read more.


Today is the last day to buy Homecoming Dance tickets without paying a late fee. Tickets are on sale online and at the Superstore for $25 per person. 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.

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. 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!


Come and relax after school in Anime Club! Our club keeps growing every week. We always welcome new members, so join us today at 3:45 in Study Hall Room 2113.

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.

Senior Class Board will meet after school today to decorate the West hallways. We’ll be decorating the East hallways on Tuesday after school. New members are always welcome. Please join us for the fun and earn community service hours.

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.

Guitar Club meets every Tuesday after school in the Orchestra Room until 5 p.m. All players and all styles are welcome, even absolute beginners or faculty and staff. In addition, vocalists and/or musicians who play other instruments are encouraged to join in and jam. Classical style guitars are provided, but you are allowed to bring your own instrument. If possible, please don’t forget to bring your guitar pic! For questions or more information, you can contact Jacob Kramer at

Are you interested in becoming a part of Psychology Club? Join us for our first meeting of the year at 3:45 Thursday in Room 7044 to become a member of the executive board and help plan meetings and events. All are welcome!


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.


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 Friday, so please email Mrs. Willock, Business Liaison, in the CCC at or stop by the CCC for more information.

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

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

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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