Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Scholastic Bowl Wins IHSA Regional Title
The varsity Scholastic Bowl team won the Illinois High School Association Class AA Regional held at SHS on Monday, its eighth consecutive regional championship and 12th in the last 14 years. With the victory, the Patriots earned an automatic bid to Saturday’s Fremd Sectional, where they will face Barrington, Fremd and Grayslake Central.

Stevenson beat Vernon Hills (460-220) and Lake Forest (380-130) before defeating Libertyville (480-210) for the regional championship. The student roster consisted of Jeeho Lee, Jason Asher, Justin Millman, Jonathan Mishory, Zach Pease and Braden McDowell.

Five Student Artists Featured at Northbrook Court Show
Five SHS students have their works entered in an art show currently on display at Northbrook Court. Weronika Dudkiewicz, Samantha Kawalec, Emily Luo, In Hwang and Donna Lee have pieces in the “student heARTists” show, which is sponsored by Northbrook Court and the Saving Tiny Hearts Society. The show is located on the lower level of the mall between Neiman Marcus and Lord and Taylor, and features works by students from Stevenson, Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Glenbrook North, Highland Park, Lake Forest and New Trier. You can vote for your favorite school and make a donation to the charity at this link. Voting runs through April 30, and the art show ends May 2.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball
Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Lake Zurich Sectional: The top-seeded Patriots defeated St. Viator, 84-73, advancing to the sectional championship game at 7 p.m. Friday. SHS (29-1) will face the winner of tonight’s Fremd-Highland Park semifinal. Against St. Viator (23-6), the Pats used their long-range shooting ability to dispatch the Lions in the sectional for the second straight season. Stevenson hit 12 three-pointers, with every starter nailing at least one. SHS built a 17-point halftime lead, then extended it to 22 early in the third quarter. Viator rallied late but could pull no closer than six points in the final minute. Jalen Brunson led all scorers with 34 points, hitting 6-of-9 from three-point range, and also had seven assists and five rebounds. Connor Cashaw scored 16 points and had eight rebounds. Matt Johnson tallied 14 points, while Parker Nichols had eight. – High School Cube News, Daily Herald (stats), Chicago Tribune, News-Sun

Boys Ice Hockey
Stevenson at Blackhawk Cup Quarterfinals: Loyola Gold ended the Patriots’ season by handing them a 3-1 defeat at The Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville. Jared Projansky’s goal off a Greg Anast assist early in the second period tied the game at 1-1, and the teams remained deadlocked until the Ramblers scored with about 4:30 left in regulation. Loyola added an empty net goal in the waning moments. – High School Cube video

Boys Water Polo
Stevenson d. Evanston

Girls Track and Field
Jacobs d. Stevenson: In the Field House, individual winners for the Patriots were Jackie Setina in the high jump (5-2), Janine Fajardo in the 55-meter low hurdles (9.2) and Juhi Jhaveri in the 55-meter dash (7.8).

Sectional Final Ticket Information
Tickets for the IHSA Class 4A Lake Zurich Sectional championship game will be on sale at the school today through Friday at the Patriot Superstore and the SHS Athletic Office. Tickets are $5. A sellout is expected, so Patriot fans are encouraged to buy tickets early.

The Patriot Superstore is open before school and during lunch periods, and accepts cash, credit, check and Patriot Dollars. The Athletic Office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and accepts cash and checks.

Stevenson will face Fremd or Highland Park in the championship game. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. The doors will open at 5.

Athletics Survey at Winter Sports Awards Night Monday
The Athletic Department will once again be offering an opportunity for student-athletes and their parents to provide feedback on their athletic experience through the winter sports parent and student-athlete survey on Winter Sports Awards Night on Monday. The survey can be accessed on the Stevenson website with a smartphone or iPad. iPads will be available for checkout in the Sports Center at 6:30 p.m. Monday. An ID is required for checkout. The link will remain accessible on the Athletics website for 48 hours after the awards night, as well.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Reminder: Late arrival on Thursday. Classes start at 10:30.

Don’t miss out on the PPA Bake Sale today in the Glass and Wood Commons. All baked goodies will be $1.

Guildenstern: I think I have it. A man talking sense to himself is no madder than a man talking nonsense not to himself.

Rosencrantz: Or just as mad.

Guildenstern: Or just as mad.

Decide for yourself Friday and Saturday as the winter production, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, sets sail at 7 p.m. in the West Auditorium. Tickets are on sale during all lunch hours in the Patriot Superstore. Don’t miss the madcap madness!

Attention sophomores and juniors: Are you a creative, open-minded person who is kind, thoughtful and a great leader? Do you want to help ensure that all kids at SHS feel safe and have positive experiences? Do you want to help staff the student lounge and have the opportunity to meet and work with other students? Then Peer Helpers may be the program for you. Applications are now available online or in the Student Activities Office. They are due no later than April 8. See Ms. Polisky or Ms. Perkins for questions.

Before Spring Break, please check the East and West attendance offices for any lost items! We have unclaimed winter coats, hats, shoes, gloves, boots, pencil cases, etc. Please stop by the offices on school days until 4 p.m. The East Attendance Office is in 5024 (by the Field House) and the West Attendance Office is in 2416.

PREP (Patriot Recreation Education Program) has many classes starting in the next few weeks and we hope you will join us for some. We are offering community classes for all ages and interests. Registration is also open for all summer camps and programs. Check out our website and register today! http://www.d125.org/prep.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

Attention Psychology Club members: We will be meeting Thursday after school in Room 7044 to celebrate Brain Awareness Week. We will be doing brainteasers and lateral-thinking puzzles. All are welcome!

Purim is almost here … which means it’s Hamantaschen time! Club Israel meets on Thursday in Room 1406 (Food Lab). We’re making Hamantaschen. Everyone is welcome.

Potbelly’s is having a giveback night for Relay for Life on Friday from 5-8 p.m. Potbelly’s will donate 25% of the proceeds. Grab your friends and family and join us on Friday for good food and a good cause! Potbelly’s is located at 1520 E. Lake Cook Road in Buffalo Grove.

ATHLETICS

The Allied Soccer informational meeting will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Recital Hall (Room 4100). Interested parents and student-athletes are invited to attend. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Schartner at 847-415-4269 or mschartner@d125.org, or Coach Kolze at 847-415-4832 or skolze@d125.org.

INTRAMURALS

A reminder that all IM Dodgeball packets are due this week! Sophomores are due today, and freshmen are due tomorrow. If you have any questions, come see us in Room 3040.

COLLEGE

Plan to attend our sophomore “Planning Your Future” program tonight from 7-8:15 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. College Counselors Mrs. Biemeret and Mr. Miller will give an introduction to our online career and college program, Naviance, and give insight to the college search and selection process. They will also allow some time for Q&A that should leave you much better prepared for your junior and senior years. Hope to see you there!

Attention seniors: Engineering Pathways offers qualifying College of Lake County students guaranteed admission to the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Only seniors who plan to enroll for the first time to CLC are eligible to apply through an extended deadline by Friday. Click here for more information.

Juniors and seniors: Questions about the Navy ROTC? A recruiter will be visiting Stevenson in the College/Career Center (Room 1123) during 5th period today. Students who are interested in meeting with the recruiter need to sign up in the College/Career Center. You will receive a pink pass and the pass needs to be signed by your teacher in order to attend. If you have lunch or are free during 5th period, a pass is not required.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

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.

If you are interested in participating in a summer career shadow, please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more information at dwillock@d125.org. Find out about more summer opportunities available in the area on the Career Exploration webpage.

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MIT researchers want to turn GIFs into a language

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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