Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013

Patriot Orchestra to Perform at CSO Home
Stevenson’s Patriot Orchestra will perform in the home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in two weeks.

The Patriot Orchestra will play alongside the Chicago College of Performing Arts Symphony Orchestra in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 16. The concert is free; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The CCPA is sponsored by Roosevelt University.

Stevenson’s musicians will be performing the overture to La Forza del destino by Verdi. Students scheduled to perform include: Richard Zhu, Heena Kuwayama, Jeeho Lee, Tina Tian, Mathew Cheng, Michael Zhang, Sunny Yun, William Langbo, Francesca Florendo, Cindy Luan, William Han, Jay Wang, Katherine Xie, Jinny Kang, Michelle Ling, Grace Yoon, Monet Lee, Alex Hong, Niveda Tennety,  Andrew Min, Eugenie Bang, David Cao, Joshua Cheng, Jennifer Ryu, Barton Huang, Allen Wang, Jenny Zhang, Jaymo Kang, Naram Ji, David Luo, Dong Hwan Lee, Han Song Huang, Daniel Ko, Shu Zhang, Jonathan Chang, Shobanna Sunder, Phillip Kwon, Andrew Park, Peter Hwang, Chris Song, Sophia Liu, Jane Wang, Brian Lin, Boris Schwarzenbach, Raymon Cao, Christopher Gao, Junwon Choi, Autumn Hoang, Yongjae Park, Katie Ko, Eric Chang, Jiyun Yu, Sean Parandeh, Daniel Rong, Gregory Chonko and Sarah Ziselman.

You can watch the Patriot Orchestra — along with Stevenson’s other two orchestras — at Stevenson Thursday night in the Fall Orchestra Concert. The concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free.

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Golf
Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Tournament: Nikki Marquardt won the individual championship with a 6-over-par 78 at Deerpath Golf Course. This is the fourth consecutive year an SHS golfer has won the conference title; 2013 graduate Stephanie Miller won the last three crowns. Libertyville won the tournament by four strokes over runner-up Lake Forest, 356-360, but the Scouts were awarded their second straight NSC championship because they had a better conference dual-meet record. SHS placed fourth in the team standings with a score of 370, one stroke behind Mundelein. Marquardt has won four 18-hole tournaments in which she has played this fall, and was medalist in all but one nine-hole dual. Alexia Fidman earned all-conference honors by finishing ninth with a 91. Stephanie Namkoong shot a 98 and Rachel Marks added a 103. – Daily Herald (scores), High School Cube News

Boys Golf
Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Tournament: At Willow Glen Golf Course, the Patriots finished third with a score of 316, behind Lake Forest (306) and Mundelein (308). Kamaren Sandhu finished sixth overall with a 5-over-par 76. Jason Gohde was eighth with a 79 and Logan Brim placed 12th with an 80. Will Sebastian shot an 81. – Daily Herald (scores)

Girls Tennis
Stevenson 7, Mundelein 0: The Patriots (10-0) lost two games all afternoon at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. The singles winners were Zoe Manion, Vinaya Rao and Nikki Rezania. The doubles victories came from the teams of Alexxis Kiven/Kendall Kirsch, Kaylin Dong/Michelle Tulchinskaya, Bryn Rubin/Caroline Kelmis, and Gwenna Heidkamp/Thalia Noegroho. – Daily Herald

Boys Soccer
Mundelein 2, Stevenson 0: The visiting Mustangs snapped the Patriots’ six-match unbeaten streak, tallying a goal in each half. SHS fell to 6-3-4 overall. – Daily Herald

Upcoming Varsity Events on SBN
The Stevenson Broadcast Network plans to offer live coverage of two upcoming varsity events: the boys soccer match against Lake Forest at 6 p.m. Thursday, and the field hockey team’s Senior Night game versus Homewood-Flossmoor at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Tennis Alum Transfers to UI From Vanderbilt
Blake Bazarnik, who won the state singles championship in 2009, has transferred to the University of Illinois after two years at Vanderbilt University. He played in two NCAA tournaments with the Commodores, in 2011 and 2012.

Alumni Win Regional Doubles Championship
Stevenson alumni Jeremy Bush (Class of 2013) and Ross Putterman (2011) of the Washington University men’s tennis team won the 2013 USTA/ITA Central Region Doubles Championship in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Sunday. Bush and Putterman, the No. 7 seed in the 64-team doubles draw, won six matches in three days, including decisions over three ranked teams. Bush also finished fourth in the 128-player singles tournament. The pair advances to the USTA/ITA Small College Championships October 10-13 in Fort Myers, Florida.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Have you signed up for a free heart scan yet? You can get a free heart scan next week, but the deadline to sign up is this Sunday. Not only is the heart scan free, it’s also painless. Click here for details.

Anyone interested in Relay for Life should attend the informational meeting with the American Cancer Society during all lunch periods Thursday in conference room 1416. Bring your lunch and your friends.

Are you interested in learning sign language? If so, PREP has the class for you! Starting Thursday night, join us for an 8-week session where students will learn to sign simple sentences and convey meaning from basic everyday conversation. Click here to register online.

Juniors and seniors: An Army recruiter will be visiting the College/Career Center (Room 1123) during fifth period next Tuesday. Students who are interested in meeting with the recruiter need to sign up in the College/Career Center. You will receive a pink pass that needs to be signed by your teacher in order to attend. If you have lunch or are free during fifth period, a pass is not required.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

Would you like to win a car or a free parking spot for an entire month? Come to the first Operation Click informational meeting at 3:3o Thursday in Room 1428. All students are welcome. We are looking for leaders in advertising, making videos, commercials and creative ideas to promote the club. You’ll earn community service hours, too. Pizza and refreshments will be served. Questions? Contact Mrs. Frain at extension 4030 or Officer Branick at extension 4023.

Ever heard of Sukkot? Have you ever made a Sukkah? If the answer is “No” or “Yes” to either question, you should join Club Israel on Thursday. We’re making Candy sukkahs. What could be better than building something out of graham crackers, frosting, fluff, Twizzlers, etc. … and having pizza. This Thursday in Room 1414. Everyone is welcome!

The Speech and Drama team meets every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 3:45 in the East ILC. New members are always welcome! Come be a part of a friendly team where you can star in your own performance — there are 14 events to choose from — and learn valuable life-long communication skills.

Interactive Gamers Club meets Thursday after school in Room 2115. If you’re a fan of trading card games or roleplaying 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: We have the answers! Are upcoming college deadlines leaving you a bit overwhelmed? Do you have a quick question about the Common App? Do you want to run an essay idea by a college counselor? If so, plan to attend our Drop-In Day on Monday from 3:30-5:00 in the CCC. Stop in and get your questions answered; Mr. Miller and Mrs. Biemeret will be available to offer you some assistance. See you there!

Interested in Davidson College? Stevenson can nominate one student for The John Montgomery Belk Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a student who represents the finest attributes of the Davidson student body: integrity, intellectual enthusiasm and excellence, global awareness and leadership. If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, come to the College/Career Center and pick up the nomination form. This form is due back to the CCC by October 21.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

Attention future engineers: CLC’s STEM Speaker Series will be presenting an Engineering Night on Thursday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grayslake campus.  There will be a keynote speaker and representatives from colleges, including the University of Illinois School of Engineering, to talk with students. You must register to attend. Visit http://www.clcillinois.edu/stem/ for more information.

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.

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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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