Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013

The WIT Receives National Recognition
The 2012-13 edition of the WIT, Stevenson’s student literary magazine, won a first-place honor in the American Scholastic Press Association’s annual publications contest. The WIT received a First Place with Special Merit award in the literary magazine competition, based on its outstanding variety of literary and art work.

The contest judge who reviewed the WIT said it was “an amazing publication.” He went on to write: “You have mastered not only the elements of a good publication but you have also published excellent works from your school population. WIT is a model for those up-and-coming magazines and inspiration for those magazines that haven’t quite aced the necessary skills.”

The 2012-13 WIT editors in chief were June graduates Rachel Affenit and Shayna Korol.

2009 Alumnus Dies
Chris Stefan, a 2009 graduate of Stevenson, died on September 15. Services were held Sunday in Buffalo Grove. He was 22 years old. Stefan has two brothers at SHS, Michael and Matthew.

Band, Color Guard Fundraiser on Wednesday
The Band and Color Guard Organization is having a fundraiser through Lou Malnati’s in Buffalo Grove on Wednesday. Dine-in, carryout and delivery orders made between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. will result in 20% of the sale being donated to the group. Click here for the flyer needed when ordering and paying.

Alum Who Won Design Contest Featured
The Daily Herald has a feature about SHS alumnus Corey Nissenberg (Class of 2008), who was part of a team that won first place in the recent Union Station design contest. (Click here for the September 6 Daily Digest entry on Nissenberg.) The budding architect credited Applied Arts teacher Tim Tomaso for providing the spark that led him to his current career path.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Golf
Stevenson at Mundelein Invitational: Bennet Crosby won medalist honors with a 74 at Hawthorn Woods Country Club, leading the Patriots to the team title over seven other schools. Jason Gohde tied for fourth with a 78, Logan Brim tied for seventh with an 80, and Luke Feder added an 82. – Daily Herald (scoreboard)

Girls Golf
Stevenson 180, Lake Zurich 201: Nikki Marquardt’s 39 earned top honors at the Village Green Golf Course. Alexia Fidman shot a 46, Surya Vijayasankar carded a 47 and Stephanie Namkoong had a 48. – Daily Herald (scoreboard)

Boys Soccer
Stevenson 2, Lake Zurich 1: Kizuki Niimi’s goal in the 77th minute proved to be the game-winner as the Patriots (4-2-4, 1-1-1) rallied for the victory in their home opener at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. Niimi’s score, off an assist from Kamal Starks, came 25 minutes after Ethan Marx tied the game at 1-1. Dennis Katsman assisted on Marx’s goal. The Bears (5-6-2, 2-1) took a 1-0 lead into halftime. – Daily Herald

Girls Tennis
Stevenson 8, Barrington 0: The Patriots breezed past the host Fillies and improved to 8-0 in dual matches this season. The closest match was at No. 5 doubles, where Efiyenia Kaparos and Cindy Wu rallied for a 3-6, 6-1, (10-6) decision. Other doubles wins came from No. 1 Kendall Kirsch/Alexxis Kiven (6-0, 6-1), No. 2 Caroline Kelmis/Michelle Tulchinskaya (6-3, 6-0), No. 3 Gwenna Heidkamp/Thalia Noegroho (6-3, 6-2) and No. 4 Lindsey Waxman/Nikki Rezania (6-3, 6-0). In singles, Zoe Manion was a 6-2, 6-2 winner at No. 1, followed by Vinaya Rao (6-1, 6-1) and Rachel Mopper (7-6 (3), 6-3). – Daily Herald

Volleyball Match Versus Lake Zurich Online
Wednesday night’s varsity girls volleyball match against Lake Zurich will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network through High School Cube. The match begins at 6 p.m. Click here for the SBN site.

Novoselsky Shifts Focus to Healing
Zach Novoselsky’s playing career is finished at Stevenson due to injury, but his next football coach expects the 6-foot-5, 290-pound lineman to be stronger than ever after going through rehabilitation. Novoselsky told the Daily Herald that Western Michigan head coach P.J. Fleck has promised he will honor the scholarship offer made to him earlier this summer.

Soccer Alum Earns Player of the Week Honors
Gordy Gurson (Class of 2010) was named Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week after leading Robert Morris’ men’s soccer team past the second-ranked team in NAIA. Gurson scored the only goal in the Eagles’ win over Hannibal-Lagrange College. This is the second time this season Gurson has earned the CCAC’s top offensive honor. He was the league’s player of the year in 2011.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Wednesday is Neon Day. If it isn’t neon, it shouldn’t be on. Thursday is Concert Day. Wear your favorite concert shirt. Friday is Spirit Day — everyone wears green and gold.

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!

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 (jgerber@d125.org) or Mr. Springer (vspringer@d125.org).

INTRAMURALS

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.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

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 today after school in Room 6014.

Senior Class Board will meet after school today to decorate the East hallways. New members are always welcome. Please join us for the fun and earn community service hours.

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 jkramer@d125.org.

There will be a Science Club meeting on Wednesday after school in Room 1912. New members are welcome!

The Stevenson Styler, Stevenson’s very own fashion magazine, will have a meeting at 3:30 Wednesday in Room 1424. If you are interested in any aspect such as layout, writing, photography or leadership, please stop by! Questions? See Mrs. Erickson in Room 1410!

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!

Interactive Gamers Club meets Thursday after school in Room 2115. If you’re a fan of trading card games or role-playing games, come by to play games and learn about events here at SHS. If you’re interested in more information, or if you’re a beginner that would like to try playing any of those games, come to the meeting or e-mail RFedewa@d125.org.

COLLEGE NEWS

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.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

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 dwillock@d125.org or stop by the CCC for more information.

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 www.gojcc.org.

Students interested in general career information or interested in participating in a career shadow experience, please contact Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org to set up an appointment.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
UIC buildings evacuated after gas leak
Round Lake school board member, union activist dies
Teachers picket before Champaign school board meeting
Northfield nonprofit supports LGBT groups for middle schoolers
Four years after Fenger: Anatomy of violent viral video

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
Milwaukee K-8 schools doing away with letter grades
Florida governor calls for state to drop out of PARCC consortium
Worried about message, colleges scrutinize social media use
140-year-old Rutgers school song gets a tweak

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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