Monday, Dec. 16, 2013

Emmy Winner to Debut Piece at Choral Concert
Emmy Award-winning composer Gary Fry will unveil a new piece of music during the December Choral Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Performing Arts Center. Fry was commissioned by the SHS Fine Arts Division and Choral Guild to write “The Things That Are To Be,” inspired by the words of Adlai E. Stevenson II, the school’s namesake.

The concert is the third of three scheduled for the week. The school’s orchestras will perform at 7 p.m. tonight in the PAC, and the Baroque Ensemble will play at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Recital Hall. Admission is free to all three concerts.

Winter ArtFest Set for Tuesday and Wednesday
Students in visual arts classes will have their works on display during Winter ArtFest on Tuesday and Wednesday. A public reception with refreshments and music will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Upper Forum Room (1214) and Room 2104 in the West Building.

Winter ArtFest also is open to students, parents and family members during the school day Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. Adults who want to attend Winter ArtFest during the school day are asked to send an RSVP to Julie Hill at All visitors will be required to show a state-issued ID when they check in at the Point entrance off parking lot B.

Four Students Earn Awards at Speech Tournament
Sophomore Kayla Guo took second place in Informative Speaking at the Glenbard North “Comfy Classic” speech tournament on Saturday. Other Patriots coming home with medals were senior Amanda Friedlander, with a fourth-place tie in Prose Reading and a sixth-place tie along with senior partner Max Richter in Humorous Duet Acting; and junior Ashley Chai with a sixth-place tie in Special Occasion speaking.


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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey
Stevenson 8, Barrington 0: Jared Projansky tied a school record with five goals and became the school’s all-time leader in points and goals scored as the Patriots rolled at Twin Rinks Ice Arena. His goal at the 4:32 mark of the first period was the 86th of his career, breaking the record of 85 set by Greg Rachke from 2007-10. Projansky also had three assists in the game, giving him 168 career points, eclipsing Rachke’s record of 161. The three assists leave Projansky five short of the career assists record owned by Grady Suerth. Projansky’s five goals matched the school record set by Michael Trapp earlier this season. Greg Anast scored two goals and Sam Spector had a goal and an assist. Trevor Patten recorded five assists, while Jake Cimarusti and Evan Baker each had two. Ryan Rothstein also had an assist. Goalie Corey Benjoya stopped 18 shots.

Boys Swimming and Diving
Stevenson at Barrington Bronco Relays: The Patriots finished third in the seven-team Red Division, behind Naperville Central and Barrington. Dmitriy Pelutis, Andrew Lefebvre, Robert Cao and Nick Koto combined to win the 800 free relay (7:23.58). – Daily Herald

Stevenson at Wheeling Memorial Invitational: Tyler Harrington (12-3) won the 170-pound championship to lead the Patriots to a third-place finish among nine teams, behind champion Sandburg and Wheeling. Three Pats placed third: Eric Carter (106), Robert Pavlovics (152), Juwon Anderson (160) and Zach Horwitz (182). Four wrestlers finished fourth: Evan Rodriguez (120), Ben Ponto (132), Connor Brady (145) and Nick Grujanac (285). – Daily Herald (results), High School Cube News

Stevenson at Maine West: The Patriot girls won first place overall and also captured sabre, while the boys were third overall in the second round of team meets in the Great Lakes High School Fencing Conference. The trophies were based on results of the past two weeks of conference competition. On Saturday, the girls and boys swept Marian Catholic, Evanston, Maine West, Brookfield Academy, Catholic Memorial and Homewood-Flossmoor in all three weapons: foil, epee and sabre.

Girls Basketball
Cary Grove 44, Stevenson 39: The visiting Trojans (8-4) fell behind 9-0 less than two minutes into the game, but rallied to snap the Patriots’ five-game winning streak. Taylor Buford led SHS (6-3) with 13 points and nine rebounds. Janine Fajardo had eight points, while Ashley Richardson and Sophia Way each tallied seven. – Daily Herald (stats)

Friday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball
Stevenson 39, Lake Zurich 31: Janine Fajardo scored a game-high 11 points as the host Patriots (6-2, 3-0) pulled away in the fourth quarter to win their fifth straight game. She also had two steals and two assists. Jessica Burke scored nine points. Taylor Buford had nine rebounds, six points, three assists and three blocks. Sophia Way added six points and Ashley Richardson had five. – Daily Herald (stats), High School Cube News| SBN Video

Stevenson 31, Warren 30: 113-pounder Eric Carter rallied to win the final match of the night, giving the host Patriots the North Suburban Conference victory. SHS (5-3, 3-0) entered Carter’s match trailing 30-28, and he fell behind early 3-2. But the freshman fought back to tie the match at 3-3 after two periods, then scored two points on a reversal with 41 seconds left in the third and hung on for a 5-3 decision. The Pats also got a pin from Evan Rodriguez at 120 and a 13-4 major decision from Juwon Anderson at 160. Connor Brady won 7-2 at 145 and Zach Horwitz squeaked by at 182, 3-2. Jared Bukowski (132) and Alec Nolan (106) won by forfeit. The Blue Devils fell to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in the NSC Lake Division. – Daily Herald (results)


PSAT results are now available for pick up in the West Attendance/Registrar Office, Room 2416. You must have your student ID with you to pick up results.

You’re invited to the Winter Orchestra Concert at 7 p.m. tonight in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free.

Check out artwork by your fellow students during Winter ArtFest Tuesday and Wednesday. Displays will be set up in the Upper Forum and Room 2104 in the West Building. There also will be a public reception with refreshments and music Tuesday night from 6-8 p.m.

Student Odyssey Course Registration ends Friday. Please complete your selections in Infinite Campus. Links to tutorials are on the Odyssey home page.

Hey Stevenson students! The cold weather is upon us … and the holidays are just around the corner! Please remember to check the lost and found in both Attendance Offices — 2416 (West) and 5024 (East) — for any articles you may have lost.

Attention sophomores: P.E. Leader applications are due Monday, January 13 in the West P.E. Office (2108). Applications can be found on the Physical Welfare website at

For any sophomores interested in a leadership opportunity working with students with special needs and disabilities, all Alternative P.E. Leader applications are due Monday, January 13 in the West P.E. Office (2108). Applications can be found on the Physical Welfare website at

Did you know that Wright-Way Rescue was hit by a school bus? Let’s help them rebuild so they can continue to save animals. Animal Welfare Club will be selling T-shirts to raise money, and accepting donations, in the Wood Commons during all lunch periods until Winter Break. They need canned cat and dog food, animal toys, newspapers, cleaning supplies, blankets, cash and more.

Freshmen who are in Band during first semester need to pick up their PE uniform at the Superstore before the start of second semester.

Auditions for the winter play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, won’t take place until January, but the audition packet is available on the Fine Arts/Theatre Department website. Additionally, scripts are available for overnight check out in the ILC. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Lynch in Room 2204.


Senior Class Board: We will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday after school in Room 2428. We are working on Winterfest decorations. New members are always welcome. Come have fun and earn community service hours.

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.

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

The 50th Anniversary Club/Committee will meet at 3:30 Wednesday in Room 2430. All students interested in planning events to celebrate Stevenson’s 50th anniversary next year are welcome to come.

The Stevenson Styler will have its first planning meeting for the Spring/Summer 2014 edition on Wednesday, January 7 at 3:30 in Room 1424. If you are interested in writing, working on layout, editing or modeling please come! Questions? See Mrs. Erickson in Room 1410!


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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