Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

Bozek, Family Ready for Olympics
The Daily Herald today has a front-page article about Stevenson alumnus and 2014 Winter Olympian Megan Bozek and her family, which includes alumni brothers Stephen (2007) and Dan (2004). Bozek is a member of the U.S. women’s hockey team, which will begin play against Finland on Saturday. U.S. women’s team schedule

Chapter 6 Concert Moves to New Location
The Chapter 6 concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday has been moved to the West Auditorium. Admission is $15. Not sure what Chapter 6 is? Watch this.

Alum Discusses Her New Book on WGN
Mallory Silberman, a 2013 Stevenson graduate who writes and performs under the name Mallory Faye, appeared on WGN’s Midday News Thursday to talk about her new book, “Be FreED: Recover From Your Eating Disorder at Any Age.” She travels the country giving motivational talks and also is a musician.


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Cheerleaders in Bloomington for State Prelims
The varsity cheerleaders are in Bloomington today to compete in the preliminary round at the Illinois High School Association state meet. Stevenson is in the Large Team division, and will perform at 7:10 p.m. in U.S. Cellular Coliseum. Xfinity subscribers can watch the action for free at this link.

Wrestlers Head to McHenry for Regionals
The SHS wrestling team travels to McHenry on Saturday for an IHSA regional tournament, hoping to build on its third-place finish at the North Suburban Conference meet. The top team will advance to the team sectional on February 25, and the top three individuals in each weight class will advance to the Barrington Individual Sectional February 14-15.

Patriettes Find Collaboration Leads to Success
Collaboration is important at Stevenson High School. So it should come as no surprise to learn that collaboration played a big role in the varsity Patriettes’ third-place finish in the state last weekend. While many competitive dance teams rely on outsiders for choreography, coach Kristin Piekarski and her staff work with six girls on the team to develop the dance routine.

Projansky Puts Up Eye-Popping Numbers
Senior hockey forward Jared Projansky is the subject of a write-up by Sun-Times Media this week. The all-stater finished as the Scholastic Hockey League’s top scorer this season, and also broke all of Stevenson’s career scoring records.

Johnson Overcomes Tough Breaks
Matt Johnson has been through a lot in the last 18 months: The death of his beloved mother, a serious knee injury, and being uprooted from the place he had lived most of his life. The junior has found a new family in the varsity boys basketball team.

Batavia Tournament Tickets Running Out
A limited number of tickets remain for the varsity boys basketball team’s game against Benet Academy at Saturday’s Batavia Night of Hoops. Tickets for the game will be available for $7 at tonight’s home game against Zion-Benton. The Benet game tips off at 4:30 p.m. Click here for more on the Batavia tournament.


The Winterfest Dance is February 15. Tickets are $20, and you can buy them at the Patriot Superstore or online through the SHS Web Store. Come to the carnival!

Auditions for the Stevenson Foundation’s spring children’s play, “Jack and Magic Beans,” will be held in the Little Theatre today and Friday from 4:30 to 6:15.


Senior Class Board: We are decorating the West Hallways on Monday and East Hallways on Tuesday after school. Please join us. New members are always welcome. Please see Mrs. Rikje in Information Services or Mrs. Smith in Green Student Services for more information.


Girls softball informational meetings will be held Tuesday from 7:30-8 a.m. and 3:30-4 p.m. Both will be held in the West Faculty Dining Room (1204). You only need to attend one meeting. If you unable to attend, contact Coach Friedrichs at 847-415-4803 or by email at

Varsity boys baseball will have an information meeting at 7:30 a.m. next Thursday in Room 2628. Contact Coach Mazzuca at 847-415-4676 or if you unable to attend.

A sophomore boys baseball information meeting will take place at 7:30 a.m. next Thursday in the West Auditorium (Room 2206). Contact Coach Hodge at 847-415-4015 or if you unable to attend.

Freshman boys baseball will hold an information meeting at 7:30 a.m. next Thursday in Room 2113. Contact Coach Block at 847-415-4691 or if you unable to attend.

Freshman girls badminton will have an informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. next Thursday in Room 2113. Please leave a message for Coach Fitzgerald at 847-415-4251 or if unable to attend.

Girls badminton for sophomores, juniors and seniors will have an informational meeting at 7:15 a.m. next Thursday in Room 2002. Please leave a message for Coach Fitzgerald at 847-415-4251 or if unable to attend.


Juniors: Are your parents asking you questions about the college search and application process? A parent-only Q&A session at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Performing Art Center is the place for them to be! Mrs. Biemeret and Mr. Miller will be on hand to answer any questions.

Seniors: Due to the generosity of local businesses and families, we are able to award numerous scholarships to members of your class. The applications for these local scholarships are now available in the College/Career Center, Room 1123. Every scholarship has different criteria! The deadline to return completed applications to the College/Career Center is Thursday, March 13. The local scholarships available are: Stevenson High School Education Teacher Association Scholarship, Nancy Nichols Service Scholarship, Kathy Westerberg-Viravec Scholarship, Suzanne E. Hannon Memorial Scholarship, Sodexo Scholarship, District 96 Foundation-Mr. Marc E. Spivak Service Scholarships and Dr. Thomas W. Many Educational Scholarship, Aptakisic-Tripp School District 102 “Universal Values of Integrity” Scholarship and the Jeffrey C. Newman Leadership and Service Scholarship, Dr. Richard Du Four Leadership Scholarship, Geri Getlin Foundation Scholarship, Orchestra Parents Association String Orchestra Scholarship, American Association of University Women Scholarship, Edward A. Dillon Memorial Scholarship, Dr. Timothy Kanold Scholarship, Parker-Hannifin Corporation Scholarship, Cannon Design Scholarship, Stevenson Support Staff Association Scholarship, Tamarak Day Camp & Country Day School Scholarship for Child Development & Education, Rebecca Gayle Berger Memorial Music Fund Scholarship and District 103 Learning Fund Foundation’s “Lincolnshire Rotary Scholarship.” Three Four newly added scholarships are the Howe Precision Industrial Inc. and CAN Community Center Scholarship, the Mary K. Layco Reach for the Stars Scholarship, the Gordon S. Hirsch Memorial Scholarship, and the Lisa Klitzky Foundation Scholarship.

Seniors planning to attend a certified community college or trade school are invited to apply for the Thomas Coveny “Follow Your Dream” Scholarship. Applications are available in the College/Career Center and on the CCC website. The deadline to return the completed application to the College/Career Center is Thursday, March 13.


There will be a new CareerExcursions! trip on the next Field Trip Day on Wednesday. We will be visiting Veterinary Specialty Center in Buffalo Grove. If you have an interest in veterinarian medicine and especially want to explore different specialties in vet medicine (such as cardiology or dermatology), please plan on attending. See Mrs. Willock in the CCC to sign up and pick up a permission form.

Immediate internship opportunity: Local non-profit needs a highly motivated, self-starter to do marketing work with a growing, Chicago-area film festival. You must be excellent at writing, public speaking and social media marketing. Hebrew-speaking skills are a plus, but not necessary. Please contact Mrs. Willock at to set up an appointment and apply.

Don’t have plans for Spring Break? Why not participate in a Career Shadow and learn about a specific profession as well as get some hands on experience? Current career areas to explore include: culinary arts, physical therapy, advertising, veterinary medicine, business, engineering, health care and more! Contact Ms. Willock at to set up an appointment and find out more.

Are you good at editing and posting video footage? A local business could use your help with a project. You will be paid for your time. Please contact Mrs. Willock at if you are interested.

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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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