Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Seniors Win Third Place in C-SPAN Contest
Two Stevenson seniors in the Advanced Placement Comparative Government class were among the winners of the 2014 C-SPAN StudentCam documentary competition announced this morning. Alexander Sofronas and Elan Modilevsky won third place in the Central Region High School Division and $1,500 for their documentary, “Cameras in the Supreme Court.” Click here to watch their documentary. The school will get $150 from C-SPAN to fund technology.

Student Photographers in VIP Show Saturday
Eleven students will have their work featured at Visual Image Photography’s fifth annual Student Photography Art Show on Saturday. The show features more than 100 photos by students from 12 high schools in northern Illinois. SHS students participating include Dylan Tuckman, Monica Wilner, Julie Wernick, Ashley Berlin, Madison McAfee, Megan DeSilva, Alexandra Anstett, Kylee Twarowski, Rebecca Tsivin and Panagos Papageorge. The show runs from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at VIP’s Wheeling studio at 600 Northgate Parkway. Winning photos will be announced at 4 p.m.

AP Junior English Symposium Thursday Night
Approximately 70 students will share their research with peers and parents during the annual AP Junior English Symposium at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Information and Learning Center. In addition to developing speaking and listening skills, the goal of the evening is to give students feedback to enhance future research.

2013 Alum Taking Political Views to Washington
Marko Sukovic, a 2013 Stevenson graduate, is one of the organizers of Turning Point USA, a rising group of young conservatives. The organization will be attending the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. this week. At Stevenson, he served as a researcher for the SHS students who helped in the passage of the new state law allowing 17-year-olds to vote in primary elections.

Tuesday’s Daily Digest omitted the name of Varun Malhotra from the list of Business Professionals of America club members who have qualified for the national convention.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball
Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A McHenry Regional: The top-seeded Patriots (27-1) blew past McHenry, 65-38, and advanced to the regional championship game against Warren at 7 p.m. Friday. SHS led 27-8 at halftime, but the 19th-seeded Warriors (12-16) rallied early in the second half to close the gap to 38-26. Following a timeout, Jalen Brunson scored seven points and assisted on two more as the Pats regained control with a 9-2 run. Brunson had SHS with 18 points, along with nine rebounds and eight assists. Connor Cashaw led Stevenson in scoring with 20 points, and also had six rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots. Matt Johnson added nine points, while Matt Morrissey had seven points and five rebounds. – Daily Herald (stats), High School Cube News, Northwest Herald | High School Cube video

Boys Ice Hockey
Stevenson at Blackhawk Cup Playoffs: The Patriots beat St. Rita, 5-2, at The Edge in Bensenville, advancing to a Red Division quarterfinal matchup with Loyola Academy Gold next Tuesday. SHS scored three goals in the third period to put the contest out of reach after the Mustangs had closed to within 2-1. Daniel Dowd lit the lamp 21 seconds into the third period, then Michael Trapp and Greg Anast each scored goals within a 17-second span with about 10 minutes remaining. Trapp also assisted on Matt Heller’s second period goal that gave the Pats a 2-0 lead. Jared Projansky opened the scoring late in the first period. – Blackhawk Cup bracket | High School Cube video

Green Earns Football Offers From NU and NU
Cameron Green, a standout junior wide receiver on the SHS football team, picked up scholarship offers from two Big Ten schools recently: Nebraska and Northwestern. Green’s father, Mark, who played at Notre Dame and for the Chicago Bears, also received an offer from Nebraska during his high school days.

Bad Break for Baseball Alum Ruchim
Kyle Ruchim’s senior season at Northwestern has ended before it could begin. Ruchim, a third-team all-Big Ten selection in 2013, recently had season-ending arm surgery and will not play this year.


Attention all student artists: The Fine Arts Division is sponsoring a design competition for this spring’s Apples Around Town project in Lincolnshire. Find out more by coming to an information meeting at 3:30 p.m. today or 7:30 a.m. Thursday. Both meetings will be held in Room 6008.

Best Buddies is holding a benefit night for the fifth annual “Spread the Word to End the Word” campaign at Potbelly’s restaurant, 1520 E. Lake Cook Road, in Wheeling from 5-8 p.m. today. When you order, mention that you’re supporting the Best Buddies chapter at Stevenson. The “Spread the Word to End the Word” campaign is trying to stop the use of the R-word to describe people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. You can pledge to stop using the R-word at You can also buy a bracelet during your lunch period today.

The Speech and Drama team cordially invites all interested faculty, staff, students and friends to the team’s second annual showcase production, this year titled “iSPEECH!” on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. in the Studio Theater (Room 2204). The team will present a sampling of the pieces they perform in competition throughout the year. For an entertaining night of comedy, drama, prose, poetry, and specialty speeches, come join us! Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

300 Club applications are due Friday in Student Activities.

Tickets for this weekend’s Showcase 2014 are available during all lunch periods in the Wood Commons through Friday. All seats are reserved and are $10 each. Limited tickets will also be available at the door on show nights. Tickets may be purchased at the Patriot Superstore with cash, check or student ID. Showcase 2014 will be presented on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Each show is different and unique, so join us both nights for two outstanding evenings of entertainment!

Are you looking for fun, excitement and fame? We’re looking for the next Mr. SHS. Any senior male can apply to be a contestant. Applications are available in the Student Activities Office. The deadline for registration is 3:30 p.m. Friday in Student Activities. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Rikje in the Link Lab or Mrs. Smith in Room 2414.


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


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

Looking for a summer job? Don’t miss the Jobapalooza Expo at College of Lake County on Thursday from 6-8pm. For more information go to and click on Jobapalooza Expo.

If you are interested in participating in a summer career shadow, please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more information at Find out about more summer opportunities available in the area on the Career Exploration webpage.



Attention Daniel Wright graduates: The District 103 Oscar T. Bedrosian Memorial Scholarship is now available in the College/Career Center, Room 1123. The completed application should be submitted to District 103 by Friday, April 11.

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.” 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.

Students begin taking ISAT with no major interruptions
Teachers who boycotted ISAT allowed to remain in classrooms
Drive to hire minority teachers raises tempers in District U46
Wheeling sharing TIF surplus with school districts
Expanding dual-language program among Hawthorn District 73 ideas
Michigan educator picked to lead McLean County Unit 5 schools
U. of Chicago changes course, won’t let fraudulent trader teach course
Rockford school construction work could feature student job training
Schaumburg District 54 chief pleads guilty to reckless driving
Popular Chicago elementary school principal dies of cancer
Hersey High’s first basketball coach Steingraber dies

Obama’s budget proposes incentives for student success
Texas creates cost-benefit guide to choosing a college major
Leading Pennsylvania high school focuses on craft over content
High schooler turns multiple sclerosis into an athletic advantage
Teen who sued parents for college fund denied
Employee takes fake bomb to New Mexico elementary school

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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