Monday, April 21, 2014

Project Dance Raises More Than $30,000
The annual Project Dance held April 12 raised more than $30,000 for the Riverside Foundation and the Stevenson High School Foundation’s Kids In Need Fund. About 850 students participated in the event.

Final Site Visit Day to Bring More Than 100 to Campus
Around 110 educators from eight states will descend upon Stevenson Tuesday for the school’s final Site Visit Day for Educators for the 2013-14 school year. Schools and districts scheduled to attend include: Broken Arrow High School (Broken Arrow, Oklahoma), Coldwater Community Schools (Coldwater, Michigan), Dublin Unified School District (Dublin, California), Fern Creek Traditional High School (Louisville, Kentucky), Hallsville High School (Hallsville, Missouri), Minnetonka High School (Minnetonka, Minnesota), Pine Island School District (Pine Island, Minnesota), School District U-46 (Elgin), Westfield High School (Westfield, Indiana) and Wheaton North High School (Wheaton).

Hirayama Crash Survivor Moving to Japan
The 9-year-old sister of former SHS student Yuki Hirayama will be moving back to Japan after her grandparents settle her parents’ affairs. Rinka Hirayama was the lone survivor of a two-car accident during Spring Break that claimed the life of her brother Yuki, who was a sophomore at Stevenson, and their parents.


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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Track and Field
Stevenson at Vernon Hills Invitational: Janine Fajardo, Lily Marks and Jessica Karluk won individual titles for the Patriots. Fajardo touched first in the 100 high hurdles (16.75), Marks won the 100 (13.15) and Karluk claimed the 300 intermediate hurdles (48.16). Three others had third-place finishes: Borchueh Wu in the 100 (13.49), Charlotte Langbo in the long jump (15-2) and Jackie Setina in the high jump (5-2). In the team standings, SHS finished fifth among seven schools. – Daily Herald

Stevenson 12, Crystal Lake Central 4: Mitch Goll went 4-for-4 with two RBI for the visiting Patriots (4-6), who exploded for six runs in the first inning. Joey Morris (2-for-4, double, RBI), Sam Harris (2-for-5, double, two runs) and Sean Wilson (2-for-4, three RBI) also had big days offensively. Joe Olker allowed two runs over four innings to earn the win. The Tigers fell to 2-10. – Daily Herald (linescore), Northwest Herald

Boys Gymnastics
Stevenson at Ken Scorza Invitational: At York High School, the Patriots rolled to the team title over nine other squads. SHS posted a score of 150.2, well ahead of runner-up Mundelein’s 140.9. Zack Gilbert won the all-around title (52.2 points/8.7 average), while Jacob Guth was third (7.88 average). Gilbert took first place on vault (9.2), floor exercise (9.1), and pommel horse (8.6), added second-place marks on parallel bars (8.7) and high bar (8.5), and was fourth on still rings. Arie Feltman-Frank won the high bar (8.6) and was runner-up on still rings (8.25). Matt Krames was second on vault (9.1) and third on floor (8.65). Guth placed third in vault (9.0), horizontal bar (8.1) and vault, and was fifth on floor. Elijah Klaber finished fourth on floor. – Daily Herald (results)

Girls Badminton
Stevenson at Rolling Meadows Invitational: Elizabeth Onishchenko, Michelle Hu and Jay Wang won their singles flights to help the Patriots finish second to Buffalo Grove, 43.8-41.6. Onishchenko captured No. 2 singles, Hu claimed No. 3 and Wang won No. 4. SHS was second in all five levels of doubles: Katelyn Schroeder and Neva Lui at No. 1, Sakthi Shanmugasundaram and Margaret Chen at No. 2, Michelle Ling and Nicole Xia at No. 3, Sophia Liu and Naomi Ecanow at No. 4, and Shu Zhang and Linsey Nowack at No. 5. Adrian To was third at No. 1 singles. – Daily Herald

Boys Lacrosse
Stevenson 9, Neuqua Valley 5: The host Patriots (6-3) extended their winning streak to five games with the nonconference victory. –

Boys Tennis
Stevenson at Deerfield Quad: The Patriots defeated Fremd, 7-0, and fell to Deerfield, 5-2, and Lake Forest, 4-3. Against Fremd, winners in singles were No. 1 Benjamin Bush (6-3, 6-4), No. 2 Brian Weisberg (6-0, 6-0) and No. 3 Kyle Gordon (6-0, 6-0). In doubles, the winners were No. 1 Andrew Komarov/Colin Harvey (6-0, 6-0), No. 2 Josh Cheng/Adam Maryniuk (6-0, 6-0), No. 3 Rudy Viswanathan/Lukasz Jaworski (6-0, 6-0) and No. 4 Andrew Arceo/Aidan Labaschin (6-3, 6-2). – Daily Herald

Girls Soccer
Stevenson at Pepsi Showdown: The Patriots (2-6-2) fell to Downers Grove North, 6-3, at Olympic Park in Schaumburg. Ali Tarnoff had a goal and an assist, and Lily Zhang and Megan Petrick also scored. Maddie Vratnick had an assist as well. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Boys Volleyball
Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: The Patriots (5-9) beat Carmel, 25-16, 25-22, and lost to Highland Park, 25-21, 25-21, to finish the two-day tournament in 10th place with a 2-3 record. – News-Sun, Daily Herald

Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Gymnastics
Stevenson at Lake Park Invitational: The Patriots breezed to first place honors in the six-team competition, posting a score of 148.66. Mundelein was second at 138.9. Zach Gilbert won two events, vault (9.3) and parallel bars (8.9), was second in pommel horse (9.0), placed third in floor exercise (8.4) and horizontal bar (8.4), and was fourth in the all-around. Arie Feltman-Frank won the still rings (8.6) and took second in horizontal bar (8.6). Matt Krames was second in floor (8.5) and parallel bars (8.2), finished third in vault (8.9) and was fifth on high bar. Elijah Klaber earned second in vault (9.0), third in parallel bars (8.15), and was fifth on pommel horse. Jacob Guth was third in pommel horse (8.1) and fourth in vault. – Daily Herald

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson 17, Libertyville 2: Melissa Gartenberg scored seven goals as the host Patriots (18-2) rolled to their ninth straight victory. Annika Hotchkiss, Allison Travetto and Erin Kempers each scored two goals. Ashley Oliver, Joanie Newland, Christina Spizzirri and Sara Ploch also scored. Goalkeeper Becky Callen made 11 saves.

Boys Tennis
Stevenson 5, Libertyville 2: The visiting Patriots swept doubles and one singles match to carry the day. Colin Harvey and Andrew Komarov were 6-0, 6-2 winners at No. 1 doubles. They were followed by No. 2 Adam Maryniuk/Josh Cheng (7-6 (3), 6-4), No. 3 Lukasz Jaworski/Rudy Viswanathan (6-4, 4-6, 6-1) and No. 4 Jerry Pan/John Kny (6-0, 6-1). Brian Weisberg was a 6-1, 6-1 winner at No. 3 singles. – Daily Herald

Girls Badminton
Stevenson 16, Glenbrook South 2: The Patriots improved to 8-1. – Chicago Tribune

Boys Water Polo
Stevenson 13, Libertyville 3: SHS’ record moved to 15-5 with the win. –

Boys Track and Field
Stevenson hosted 43rd annual Patriot Relays: The Patriots finished third with 92 points behind Barrington (142), which won its fifth title in the last six years, and Huntley (113). Sammie Oh was second in the 1,600 (4:32.6). SHS was second in the long jump (54-8) and triple jump relays (114-1.5), and placed third in four other relays: the 3,200 (8:16.2), the 800 (1:32.1), the shot put (131-4.5) and the discus (356-5). – Daily Herald (results)

Girls Soccer
Evanston 2, Stevenson 1 (OT): The Pepsi Showdown game at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex was decided on a penalty kick in overtime. Emma Jaeger scored the lone goal for SHS (2-5-1) off an assist from Megan Petrick. Goalkeeper Maddie Boutros made 10 saves. The Wildkits, who beat the Patriots 2-0 earlier in the season, improved to 9-3. – Daily Herald, Evanston Now

Boys Volleyball
Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: At Lakes Community High School, the Patriots (4-8) beat Waukegan (25-14, 25-17) and lost to Loyola (25-22, 25-9) and the host school (25-19, 17-25, 15-11) in pool play. – Daily Herald

Lake Zurich 4, Stevenson 3: The visiting Bears (9-3, 2-2) rallied for two runs in the sixth and held on for the North Suburban Lake decision. SHS (3-10, 0-3) outhit LZ, 7-4, with Lexi Yonkovic collecting a double. – Daily Herald, Chicago Tribune

Allied Soccer Makes Its Debut
The first Allied Soccer game for Stevenson took place on Saturday in the Stadium. Mundelein, also playing its first Allied Soccer game, won the contest, 8-5. Josh Standiford scored four of the Patriots’ goals. Jennifer Callen had the other goal. The Daily Herald’s Joe Aguilar was on hand to cover the historic event.


The school will have a special schedule for all students on Wednesday and Thursday. Details are available on the Stevenson website, but here is a summary by grade:

Seniors:  No morning classes. Attend classes each afternoon beginning at 12:30: Periods 1-4 on Wednesday and periods 5-8 on Thursday.

Juniors:  Prairie State Achievement Exam testing each morning from 8:05-12:05. Dismissed from school after testing.

Sophomores:  Practice ACT or SEL programming each morning from 8:05-11:25. Lunch from 11:35-12:20. Attend classes each afternoon: Periods 1-4 on Wednesday and periods 5-8 on Thursday.

Freshmen:  PLAN testing or A World of Difference each morning from 8:05-11:25. Lunch from 11:35-12:20. Attend classes each afternoon: Periods 1-4 on Wednesday and periods 5-8 on Thursday.

The Testing Center will open at 11:30 during PSAE testing days. Students can sign up for tests during periods 1, 2, 3 or 4 on Wednesday or periods 5, 6, 7 or 8 on Thursday. A test can only be taken during a free period or a study hall. After the school day, the Testing Center is open until 5:30 and signing up is not required.

The Spring Dance Concert will be held Friday through Sunday in the Performing Arts Center. Starting times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5, and can be purchased at the Patriot Superstore.

Prom tickets are on sale 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. Click here to order tickets online. Ticket sales end Monday, April 28.

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons. Pies, donuts, Puppy Chow and more will be on sale for $1. Wendy’s Frosties will also be available for $2.

The 10th annual Pat-Triathlon is Sunday. The event consists of a 3-mile bike ride around campus, a 1-mile run on the Stadium track, and a 200-yard swim in the Patriot Aquatic Center. The Pat-Triathlon is free for all SHS students, faculty and staff! You can participate individually or as part of a relay team. For more information and to download a registration form, visit the Pat-Triathlon web page at


Club Israel will welcome guest speaker Marty Brounstein, author of the book, Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust, at 3:45 p.m. Thursday in Room 2104. The book is about a Catholic couple that saved the lives of at least two dozen Jews during World War II.


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 Find out about more summer opportunities available in the area on the Career Exploration webpage.

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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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