Friday, April 11, 2014

Environmental Club Video Finalist in National Contest
For the second straight year, the Green Team environmental club is a finalist in the annual “If I Had a Trillion Dollars” Youth Film Festival sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee and the National Priorities Project.

Their video is one of 21 finalists that will be screened at the festival this weekend in Washington, D.C. Bhabna Pati, Riley Shore, Saloni Nahar and Claire Marvet will represent the Green Team, along with sponsor Kirstin Erickson. Click here to watch the Green Team video, which was created with the help of the Film Making Club.

Click here to read more about the Green Team’s trip to D.C. this weekend.

Student Film Festival at SHS Tonight
The inaugural Stevenson Interregional Film Festival, featuring movies submitted by area high school students, will be held at 7 p.m. tonight in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is $5. Money raised by the event will benefit the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need fund. Pioneer Press talked with senior Alex Sofronas and sophomore Xanthe Coulson, the festival’s organizers.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Softball
Stevenson 22, North Chicago 0 (5 inn.): Ruby Mankus fired a five-inning no-hitter and struck out 10 as the Patriots (3-8) snapped a four-game losing streak and moved head coach Larry Friedrichs within one win of career victory No. 500. SHS next plays on Wednesday at Warren. Offensively, the Patriots rapped out 30 hits. Lexi Yonkovic, Dana Morgan and Kat Trotter all went 4-for-4, while Taylor Koenigs, Jordan Cortesi and Molly Thon were all 3-for-3. Trotter and Cortesi each drove in four runs. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Boys Tennis
Stevenson 7, Glenbrook North 2: The Patriots (1-1) picked up their first win of the season by sweeping all five doubles matches and adding two singles victories. The winning doubles teams were No. 1 Colin Harvey/Andrew Komarov (7-5, 6-2), No. 2 Adam Maryniuk/Josh Cheng (6-4, 7-5), No. 3 Lukasz Jaworski/Rudy Viswanathan (7-5, 7-6 (2)), No. 4 Jerry Pan/John Kny (6-0, 6-4) and No. 5 Aidan Labaschin/Tyler Kim (4-6, 6-3, 6-1). Wins at singles came from No. 3 Brian Weisberg (6-3, 6-1) and No. 4 Kyle Gordon (4-6, 6-1, 6-3). – Daily Herald

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson 14, Vernon Hills 2: Eight different players scored as the visiting Patriots (14-2) jumped out to an early 5-0 lead and never looked back. Melissa Gartenberg and Allison Travetto led SHS with three goals apiece, while Alex Adams and Joanie Newland each scored two goals. Annika Hotchkiss, Sami Weiner, Jordyn Landau and Christina Spizzirri also scored. Goalkeeper Lauren Burns made eight saves for the Patriots, who won their fifth consecutive contest. – Daily Herald 

Boys Water Polo
Stevenson 26, Vernon Hills 7: The Patriots (13-3) posted their highest scoring output of the season en route to their fourth straight victory. During the streak, SHS is averaging 19 goals per game.

Girls Soccer
Stevenson 1, Libertyville 1: Megan Petrick’s goal on a cross from Blake Klinsky tied the game in the 47th minute of their North Suburban opener. Goalkeeper Sophia Godoy made 10 saves. The Patriots’ record moved to 1-3-1 overall, while Libertyville is 1-2-1. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Baseball
Fremd 4, Stevenson 0: The visiting Patriots (2-5) outhit the Vikings, 7-6, but were shut out for the third time this week and fourth time this season. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Girls Lacrosse
Mother McAuley 15, Stevenson 7: Lindsay Schwartz and Sydney Goldberg each scored two goals to lead the Patriots (1-6) at Brother Rice High School. Eleanor Fisher, Julia Smith and Nikki Novoselsky also scored. The Mighty Macs improved to 4-2. – High School Cube video

Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Lacrosse
Stevenson 14, Lake Zurich 11 (OT): Lindsay Schwartz scored four goals and Eleanor Fisher added three as the Patriots (1-5, 1-0) picked up their first victory of the season.

Gymnastics Alum, Illini Seek NCAA Title Tonight
Stevenson gymnastics alumnus Mike Wilner (Class of 2011) and the University of Illinois men’s gymnastics team will seek to win the NCAA championship tonight in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Wilner competes on still rings for the Illini, who advanced to the NCAA team finals for the 12th straight season. Coverage is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on the Big Ten Network.

New Year, Same Depth for Boys Tennis Team
The Chicago Tribune takes a look at the boys tennis program, which has finished second in the state four times in the past seven seasons. The Patriots will be led by the doubles team of Andrew Komarov and Colin Harvey, who placed third in the state in 2013.

College Tennis Match at VHAC Will Feature SHS Alums
SHS alumni Jeremy Bush and Ross Putterman and their Washington University men’s tennis teammates will take on Case Western on Stevenson’s courts at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, 308 Patriot Way, in Vernon Hills on Saturday. The match begins at 9 a.m. Washington is ranked No. 2 in the country among NCAA Division III teams, while Case Western is No. 8. Putterman is a junior (who recently won his 100th career match) and Bush is a freshman.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Prom tickets go on sale Monday at the Superstore and online. The cost is $80 per ticket. SHS students bringing someone from another school must turn in a completed Dance Guest Approval Form, along with a photocopy ID of their guest. You can pick up the guest approval form at the Superstore.

Students and staff are invited to the Illinois Healthy and High Performing Schools Symposium at SHS on Friday, April 18. (There is no school on April 18.) Admission is free. Stop by between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to check out exhibits, attend workshops and receive hands-on training. The focus of the symposium is sustainability in the school environment. For more information, go to www.usgbc-illinois.org/events/schoolssymposium/.

Tickets for Mr. SHSare on sale in the Patriot Superstore. Tickets are $5 each. The Mr. SHS contest will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Performing Arts Center.

INTRAMURALS

New IM club starting soon! IM Skateboard Club is back and everyone is welcome to join. Come to the informational meeting Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Room 2506. The club will start meeting April 24. Visit the website and register online at www2.d125.org/im/skate.html. You can also visit the PREP office, Room 3040, for more information.

COLLEGE INFORMATION

Juniors and seniors: Ever heard of WOFT? Warrant Officer Flight Training is a highly competitive program open to high school students. A representative of the Army will be here Monday during sixth period in the College/Career Center, Room 1123. Come to the College/Career Center today to obtain a pass, which needs to be signed by your teacher. If you have a free period or lunch during sixth hour, a pass is not needed.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Find out by attending the Launch program at Northwestern’s Kellogg campus in Evanston on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All aspiring entrepreneurs grades 9-12 are invited. Space is limited and you must register at www.launchweekends.com/chicago.html.

If you are interested in marketing, promotions or media relations as a career, there is an available summer internship at a local non-profit. You must have strong writing skills, knowledge of social media platforms and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, as well as reliable transportation. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

Interested in a culinary career? Want to know what it is like to be a pastry chef?  There is a summer opportunity available to intern at a Chicago restaurant. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more details.

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.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
School funding formula overhaul clears Senate committee
Danville schools consider no-jeans policy
Need seen for Illinois school protocols on concussions
Police investigating sexting incident at Homer Glen middle school
State representative elected to Chicago local school council
English teacher at Stagg High dies at age 33

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
Five students, five adults die in California bus-truck crash
Community colleges think big; too big, say some universities
Report looks at glitch-ridden Common Application
States in West, Midwest lead nation in teacher respect, poll says
Obama to nominate Colby College president for humanities post
Minnesota State ordered to reinstate fired football coach
East Chicago student saves woman, son from crashed car

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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