Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

341 Seniors Named Illinois State Scholars
Three hundred and forty-one seniors at Stevenson have been named 2014-15 Illinois State Scholars due to their performances in the classroom, and on the Prairie State Achievement Examination and/or ACT or SAT college-entrance exams. The names were announced by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, which determines the scholars.

The commission uses a scoring system that takes into account class rank and performance on standardized testing to determine Illinois State Scholars. Click here to see Stevenson’s 2014-15 State Scholars.

Sunday Dance Concert Start Time Changed
Due to an unforeseen conflict, the start time for the Winter Dance Concert on Sunday has been moved to 2:30 p.m. from 2 p.m. The start times for performances on Friday and Saturday will remain the same: 7 p.m.

Tonight’s SHS Burger Challenge to Benefit March of Dimes
The Introduction to Business classes will take part in the SHS Burger Challenge at Tom and Eddie’s restaurant in Vernon Hills from 5-9 p.m. tonight. Students have designed four burgers, and the one receiving the most orders will win a place on the menu for a month. 10% of proceeds will go to the March of Dimes. Any student who shows a Stevenson ID will receive a free drink.

The Digest on Tuesday listed the wrong team as winning the freshman girls division of the Stevenson Flag Football League. The Devils were the winning team, not the Tigers.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball
Stevenson 49, Libertyville 48: Taylor Buford scored a game-high 16 points and Janine Fajardo added 12 as the visiting Patriots (4-2, 1-0) held off the persistent Wildcats (1-5, 0-1) in their North Suburban Conference Lake Division opener. Buford also had nine rebounds. Jessica Burke had nine points and Sophia Way added eight; both hit a pair of three-pointers. SHS won its third straight game. – High School Cube News, Daily Herald (stats)

Boys Bowling
Stevenson 9, Evanston 0 (forfeit): Matt Poetker rolled games of 221, 215 and 210 for a 646 series. Ethan Rosuck added games of 242 and 212 with a 615 series. The Patriots improved to 5-1 on the season.

Eight Named to All-NSC Football Team
Eight members of the SHS football team were selected to the All-North Suburban Conference team. Leading the way were all-state players Matt Morrissey, a senior safety-wide receiver, and junior Cameron Green, a junior wide receiver-defensive back. Other all-conference picks were seniors Patrick Austin (offensive line-defensive line) and Sam Oriatti (defensive back-wide receiver); and juniors Willie Bourbon (quarterback), Nick Dillon (defensive line-offensive line), Jimmy Marchese (linebacker-wide receiver) and Jason Vravick (offensive line-linebacker). Two Patriots earned honorable mention: seniors Itai Gerchikov (linebacker) and Josh Junker (linebacker).


Auditions for Madrigal Singers will be held Monday. All students are welcome to audition. Information packets are available in the Choir Room (2202). Contact Mrs. Snelten at for more information.

Sophomores and juniors interested in serving as student mentors in the FMP program next year should submit an application by Friday, December 13. Applications can be found on the FMP website (

The deadline for the deposit and paperwork for the New York Fashion Industry Tour is Friday, December 13. Please see Mrs. Erickson in Room 1410 with any questions or an informational packet!

Would you like a chance to win a free month’s membership at Title Boxing Club in Lake Zurich? Come to the varsity boys basketball game tonight, and you might be picked to be part of a special halftime competition. Two students will be chosen to wear boxing gloves while trying to dribble and shoot a basketball. The first student to make a shot wins!

Congratulations to Paige Merritt and Mitchell Goll! Thank you for taking the Operation Click pledge and following through with your promise to be a safe driver and good student. Both of your names were selected to Student of the Month parking for the entire month of December. Your parking spots will be waiting for you in the front rows of parking lot D and parking lot E. Congratulations to you both!

Congratulations to Sarah Han. Thank you for taking the SWAT team pledge (Students Working Against Tobacco) during the National Smoke Out. Your pledge was to maintain a lifestyle that includes being tobacco free.


A representative from the United States Marines will be visiting Stevenson on Thursday during fifth period (activity period day) in the College/Career Center, Room 1123. Sgt. Brown will be talking about careers and also NROTC scholarships. Come to the College/Career Center to obtain a pass, at least two days ahead of the visit, which needs to be signed by your teacher. If you have a free period or lunch, a pass is not needed.

Sophomores are invited to a Lunch and Learn with College Counselor Mr. Miller on Tuesday, December 17 in the College/Career Center (Room 1123) during all lunch periods. Come learn about the resources within Naviance for college and career exploration, and begin the creation of your online resume. Pizza will be served. You must RSVP to Mr. Miller at by Tuesday, December 10 in order to attend. See you in the CCC!


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.


Senior Class Board will meet today after school in Room 2428 to discuss Winterfest decorations. New members are always welcome. SCB is a great way to meet new friends, have fun, and earn community service hours. Please contact Mrs. Rikje in Information Services or Mrs. Smith in 2414 if you would like more information.

The Odyssey Student Volunteer Club will begin meeting before and after school on Thursdays in Room 2808 starting this week. All interested students are welcome to attend.

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

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.

SPINS Club – Our next outing is Friday. We’ll be going to Nickel City in Northbrook for arcade games, and then going out for a dinner or snack. We’ll be back at SHS by 7 p.m. Get your permission form signed and turned in by the end of the day Thursday so you can attend.


IM Basketball team packets are due this week! Sophomores are due today and freshmen on Thursday. If you have any questions, stop by the PREP Office, Room 3040.

This year’s mandatory student/parent membership meeting for anyone interested in joining Ski and Snowboard Club will be held at 6 p.m. tonight in the West Auditorium (Room 2206). All students and parents should plan on attending this meeting. More information can be found at or you can stop in the PREP Office, Room 3040.

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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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