Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

Scholastic Bowl Team Wins Conference Title
The varsity scholastic bowl team of Jason Asher, Justin Millman, Jonathan Mishory and Zach Pease won the North Suburban Conference championship. The team won every match handily, defeating Mundelein (460-70), Lakes (530-0) and Lake Forest (410-50) before topping Vernon Hills (410-160) in the championship round. Stevenson will serve as host to an IHSA sectional on Monday, March 10.

March 11 Fundraiser Set for Ailing 1985 Alum
Several Chicago-area comedians will perform at a March 11 fundraiser for a 1985 Stevenson alumnus whose recent health problems have left her with mounting bills. The fundraiser for Sheri Johnson will be held at Hawthorn Woods Country Club. Organizers hope to raise $25,000.

Lincolnshire Police to Discuss School Resource Officers
The Lincolnshire Police Department will present “From the Streets to the Hallways: Why are the Police in our Schools?” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13 in Room 2104 of the West Building. The informational presentation is meant to help people better understand the department’s school resource officer (SRO) program. One of the speakers will be Officer Tom Branick, who is assigned to Stevenson.

Denied Gold, Bozek Still Makes History
Students and staff congregated around television monitors in the school on Thursday to watch SHS alum Megan Bozek and the U.S. women’s hockey team take on Canada in the gold medal game at the Winter Olympics. The U.S. suffered a heartbreaking 3-2 overtime defeat. Still, Bozek became the first Stevenson graduate to earn an Olympic medal.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Wrestling
Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A State Tournament: Tyler Harrington won his preliminary round match at 170 pounds, defeating Colton Wegner of Glenbard North, 14-11. Harrington will face No. 2 seed Bryce Gorman of Lincoln-Way Central in the quarterfinals today. Harrington has a record of 36-6, while Gorman, who finished fourth at 170 pounds last year, is 42-0. – Official results, Class 3A bracket | Daily Herald

Two Patriots Competing at State Gymnastics Meet
Girls gymnasts Elizabeth Shank and Alyssa Weisberg will compete at the IHSA state finals beginning today at 5 p.m. at Palatine High School. The juniors will take part in today’s all-around competition, and also will compete for honors in several individual events. Weisberg is the defending state champion in the balance beam, and will compete in that event as well as vault and floor exercise. Shank qualified in all four events: vault, beam, parallel bars and floor. Click here to follow results throughout the weekend.

NSC Championship Game Ticket Information
Tickets for the North Suburban Conference boys basketball championship game between Stevenson and North Chicago go on sale today. Click here for details.

Boys Basketball Team Earns Top Seed in Sectional
Stevenson was named the top seed in the 23-team IHSA Class 4A Lake Zurich Sectional on Thursday. Tournament pairings will be released by the IHSA by 4 p.m. today.

SHS-Lake Forest Game on High School Cube Tonight
Tonight’s varsity boys basketball game at Lake Forest will be broadcast live on High School Cube starting at 7 p.m. Click here to watch. Game highlights also will be shown on Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s “High School Lites” show at 11 p.m. tonight. The show will re-air at 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The two teams will compete in the 19th annual McDonald’s City-Suburban Showdown at Niles West High School on Saturday. Stevenson will face Simeon at 8:30 p.m. in a rematch of last year’s state championship game. Lake Forest faces Marian Catholic at 6:30.

Boys Swimming and Diving Sectional in PAC
Stevenson plays host to an IHSA boys swimming and diving sectional competition on Saturday in the Patriot Aquatic Center. Fourteen schools will send entries to the sectional. The diving competition begins at 9 a.m., followed by the swimming events at 1 p.m.

Fan Appreciation Night for SHS Hockey
Saturday is Fan Appreciation Night at the varsity boys ice hockey game. SHS will be playing Lake Forest at Twin Rinks at 5:50 p.m. The first 100 students in attendance will receive a free T-shirt.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Visiting Artist of the Month Keith Grace will give a presentation to students during periods 2 and 4 today at the Rotunda Gallery in the West Building.

Students need to pick up artwork they left in Odyssey classrooms today. Artwork can be picked up in Room 2426.

Did you take a wheel throwing class during Odyssey? Your work can be picked up in Room 1422. Work left after Monday will be tossed.

Do you enjoy hot chocolate or coffee? Do you want to spend a weekend away from your parents? Do you want to meet new people? Then come to Operation Snowball March 14-16. Sign up at the Superstore or online and turn in your permission slip in Student Activities today.

The Senior Party registration deadline is Friday, February 28 — unless it fills up before then. Don’t wait too long! Click here for the reservation form.

INTRAMURALS

The Stevenson Intramural Dodgeball League informational meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 6012. For more information, visit the IM Dodgeball page.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

Relay for Life will have another kickoff day today in the Glass Commons. Sign up your team for the relay, which this year will be held at Stevenson from 7 p.m. June 13 until 7 a.m. June 14.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

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 dwillock@d125.org to set up an appointment and find out more.

Does your future hold a career in health care? Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital will be accepting applications soon for the Future Healthcare Professionals Internship Program for high school juniors, which will take place in June. Applications are online at www.advocatehealth.com/goodshep/FHCP.

Other summer opportunities: There are a number of marketing internships available for the summer in various industries. Please see Mrs. Willock in the CCC or contact her at dwillock@d125.org to find out more.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Minimum wage talk has university officials concerned
Ex-Waukegan teacher, coach acquitted in assault case
Schaumburg District 54 board calls for patience with chief’s DUI
Fired police chief files civil rights lawsuit against NIU
IHSA: More penalties may await H-F girls basketball program, coach
U. of Illinois pushes parents to control students’ drinking
McHenry County College trustees dismiss off-site expansion
Rauner can’t shake questions about child’s school
Longtime Harvard District 50 board member returns to seat
McHenry County teachers say respect remains in classroom

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
Anti-testing groups form alliance to spread their message
Racist episodes continue to stir Ole Miss campus
Facebook bullying case disturbs Indiana high school officials
College library consortium tests interlibrary loans of e-books
San Antonio-area community colleges may swap Cicero for Covey

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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