Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

Edufund Collects 1,833 Books for Waukegan School
Stevenson’s Edufund cocurricular club held a book drive in September that collected 1,833 books for Carman-Buckner Elementary School in Waukegan. Edufund is a student-run, nonprofit group that works to connect businesses with schools in need.

The Edufund Executive Board includes Sabina Bokhari, Akansha Shah, Rahul Kosgi, Jacob Rayyan, Sonia Thosar, Johnson Varghese, Hallie Goldenstein, Jeff Maskalunes, Juanlo Ridao, Andrew Doherty and Daniel Majeed. Doherty is a junior; the rest are seniors. Their sponsor is Kirsten Voelker.

Food Classes, Sodexo Prepare for Food Day 2013
Thursday is Food Day 2013, a nationwide effort to promote healthy, affordable and sustainable food. Stevenson’s foods classes and Sodexo will celebrate with a special cooking demonstration in the Wood Commons during lunch periods. A chef will be on hand to make stir fry with fresh, local produce. Students will receive free cookbooks and have the opportunity to sign a pledge to “Eat Real” for 24 hours.

On Tuesday, students in the Gourmet Foods classes and the Little Patriots Day School celebrated Food Day. Gourmet Foods students encouraged the children to eat healthy. They read the children’s story Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert, prepared lettuce wraps with the children, and provided materials for families to encourage healthy eating at home.

Freshman Rolls His Way to Scholarship Money
Freshman Zach Singer took first place in the Illinois State Scholarship Tour bowling tournament October 13. He beat 32 other bowlers in the handicap division. The Illinois State Scholarship Tour is a series of 12 tournaments at which youth bowlers can earn scholarship money based on their performance. The tour is sponsored by the Illinois State Youth Leaders, which is affiliated with the United States Bowling Congress. Through five tournaments this fall, Singer has placed in the top five three times. He has earned $628 in scholarship money so far.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Soccer
Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Barrington Regional: The Patriots lost to Libertyville, 4-2, in the regional semifinals, ending their season with a 9-6-5 record. SHS led 1-0 at halftime on the strength of a Cobi Illian goal, but the Wildcats erupted for three goals in a four-minute stretch early in the second half to take control. Max Klaber scored off a feed from Ethan Marx in the 76th minute to close the gap to 4-2. Goalkeeper Jeremy Klaber made five saves. – Daily Herald (stats)

Girls Volleyball
Stevenson d. Wauconda, 25-12, 25-10: The Patriots (24-6) dominated from the service line en route to winning for the 16th time in their last 17 matches. SHS served 12 aces, with Nikki Zarytsky leading the way with five. Jen Kapov led the attackers with six kills, while Khaila Donaldson had five kills, nine digs and two aces. Peyton Bykowski matched Donaldson in digs and also served two aces. Corissa Kurth collected 17 assists and had an ace, while Kara Maleski tallied three kills and two solo blocks. – Daily Herald (stats)

Boys Ice Hockey
Stevenson at New Trier Green 4, Stevenson 1: At Centennial Ice Rink in Wilmette, the Patriots saw their three-game winning streak snapped. SHS fell to 10-2-1 overall and 3-1-1 in the Scholastic Hockey League. – Stevenson

Field Hockey Hosts State Playoff Game Tonight
Stevenson plays host to Homewood-Flossmoor in the first round of the Illinois High School Field Hockey Association state playoffs at 6 o’clock tonight in the Stadium. The two teams have met twice this season. The Patriots beat the Vikings at home, 2-1, on October 8, and lost on the road by the same score on September 6. Stevenson enters the game with a 4-13 record, while H-F is 4-14-1.

Disciplined Defense Leads Surging Football Team
Holding Lake Forest to 30 points less than its season average was a matter of discipline for Stevenson’s football team last week. Defensive coordinator Josh Hjorth talked with High School Cube News about how the Patriot defense attacked the Scouts’ zone blocking schemes. During its six-game winning streak, Stevenson has yielded only 50 points. SHS faces its biggest challenge of the year Friday night when it plays host to Lake Zurich for the North Suburban Conference Lake Division title. The Bears are 8-0 and ranked second in Class 7A, while the Patriots are sixth in Class 8A at 6-2. The Pats have returned to the Chicago Tribune’s top 20, checking in at No. 18.

Football Parking Information
Due to the large crowd expected for Friday’s football game against Lake Zurich, the Quill Corporation in Lincolnshire has generously offered the use of its parking lot for overflow parking. Stevenson will provide shuttle service to and from the lot.


Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale this afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons! Pies, donuts, Puppy Chow and Wendy’s Frostys. All items are $1 but Frostys will be $2.

Freshmen! Come to the Pink Out at the Freshman A football game at 4:30 Thursday in the Stadium. The first 200 freshmen wearing the PINK Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirt will get a free pair of Thundersticks and a ticket for food. Come and watch the Pats beat the Bears!

Seniors: You can still sign up for the Senior Class Party aboard the Odyssey (June 4, 2014)! Click here for a registration form. The completed form and money can be turned in to the Patriot Superstore. Space is limited, so this is a first-come, first-served opportunity. The deadline to turn forms in is January 31 (unless the limit is reached).

A state championship banner will be unveiled Saturday night in honor of Stevenson’s 2013 junior varsity boys ice hockey state champions. Come out to Twin Rinks for the ceremony, which will take place between the varsity and JV games. The varsity game starts at 5:50 p.m., followed by the JV at 7:40. There will be giveaways during the JV game, so come out and support the squad.


All juniors and parents, the college search process is officially underway! Plan to attend a most informative meeting on how to choose the college that’s right for you tonight at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Mrs. Biemeret and Mr. Miller, Stevenson’s college counselors, will highlight and outline the steps students and parents should be taking this year to find the college that provides the greatest fit. Join the College/Career Center staff as they help juniors “Find the Fit.”

The following colleges will be visiting Stevenson next week: College of Creative Studies, Truman State University, Taylor University, Lynn University, Knox College, University of California-Irvine, Valparaiso University, University of Montana-Missoula, Bowling Green State University, Loyola University Chicago and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

We no longer use the Blue College Passes”! Juniors and seniors use 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.

District 211 is holding a Spanish Speaking College Fair at Palatine High School on Wednesday, November 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. A presentation in Spanish will be given on preparing for college, financial aid, and two-year versus four-year colleges and universities.


Introducing CareerExcursions! Interested in a career in advertising? The Career Exploration Program is sponsoring a field trip to Ogilvy and Mather in Chicago on November 6 (which is an official SHS Field Trip Day) during school hours. Get a sneak peak into what goes on in advertising and the many careers available to you. Spots for this trip are limited. Please email Mrs. Willock in the CCC at if you are interested and available to attend.

Job Openings: Chick-fil-A in Vernon Hills is hiring. Please visit their Facebook page,, to download an application, or see the Career Exploration webpage for more info.

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.


The Speech and Drama team meets today 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.

Club Israel: We’re back and we’re debating. Do you agree or disagree? Come share your opinion and listen to others after school Thursday in Room 1414. As always, pizza and pop will be served.

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


Reminder for all fencers: The first day of practice is Monday at 3:45 in the East Glass Commons (the cafeteria area in the East Building that looks out on parking lot C).

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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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