Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Stevenson Parent Named to District 96 School Board
Stevenson parent Mike Burns is the newest member of the Kildeer-Countryside School District 96 Board of Education. Burns was appointed and sworn in Tuesday to replace John Rouleau, who resigned last month. Burns and his wife Suzanne moved from Raleigh, North Carolina to Long Grove in 2007. They have two daughters: Lauren, a sophomore at SHS, and Braden, a fourth-grader at Country Meadows Elementary School.

Improv Troupe to Perform in Libertyville Saturday Night
Stevenson’s Failed Presidential Candidates Improv Troupe will be performing at the Improv Playhouse in Libertyville at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The group will be performing on its own, and with the Improv Playhouse Teen Ensemble. The doors open at 7:15. Tickets are $8 at the door. The Improv Playhouse is located at 735 N. Milwaukee Avenue, in Libertyville. The Failed Presidential Candidates roster includes captains Noah Chisman, Chris Moseley and Alex Spitzer, plus Deb Blount, Max Bottner, Abbie Brenner, Sydney Canon, Arielle Cheifetz, Carolyn Conway, Maggie Guetzloff, Justin Horowitz, Alex Knezevic, Mike Komerovsky, Lainie Kray, Sammie Landau, Jianna Lubotsky, Cassie Maslers, Allison Phillips, Matthew Reitman, Brandon Sak and Scott Weinberg. Their sponsor is Paula Nowak.

About 280 Attend Green Schools Symposium at SHS
About 280 educators and other professionals from around the state attended last Friday’s Healthy and High Performing Schools Symposium at SHS sponsored by the Illinois chapter of the United States Green Building Council. Presentations throughout the day focused on sustainability initiatives and green facility management.

Fifty-Five Students Participate in NSC Art Festival
Fifty-five students were selected to participate in the North Suburban Conference Art Festival held Thursday at Round Lake High School. Ten students were awarded medals for their work: Sean Parandeh (oil painting), Alexandra Secrieru (ink drawing), Claire Marvet (digital photography), Skyler Frieling (jewelry/metals), Cara Singson (colored pencil drawing), Ruchi Naik (pencil drawing), Hannah Jeon (digital photo), Jennifer Kong (oil painting), Sneha Nair (wire sculpture) and Jeremy Kamin (stone sculpture).

Senior Presents Paper at Florida Conference
Senior Jack Hirsch presented “The Effect of Retronasal Smell on Satiety in Adolescence” at the 36th annual meeting of the Association of Chemosensation Sciences in Bonita Springs, Florida on April 12. His paper demonstrated that a sense of hunger in children did not depend on olfactory ability.

Alumnus Nominated for Theater Puppet Work
Megan Hovany (Class of 2003) is one of the nominees in the Artistic Specialization category for the 2014 Non-Equity Jeff Awards, honoring productions by smaller Chicago theater companies. Hovany, along with Nick Rupard and Luke Verkamp, were honored for their puppet designs for “The People’s A Christmas Wish,” a production of the Quest Theatre Ensemble. The nominees were announced Monday night. The winners will be announced June 2 at the Park West in Chicago. Hovany is an assistant scenic artist for the theater department at Northwestern University.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Stevenson 6, Mundelein 5: Head coach Larry Friedrichs earned his 500th career victory as the host Patriots (4-10, 1-4) scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth to break a 3-3 tie. Two of the runs came in courtesy of a triple by Abby O’Connor, who presented her coach with a plaque marking the milestone after the game. Friedrichs, a 2008 inductee into the Illinois Softball Coaches Hall of Fame, has led Stevenson’s softball program for the last 27 years and has been on the coaching staff for 30. Taylor Koenigs also had a double. Ruby Mankus was the winning pitcher. Mundelein fell to 10-6 overall and 2-3 in the NSC Lake. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Boys Water Polo
Stevenson 18, Lake Forest 2: The host Patriots (16-5) won their third straight and seventh in the last nine outings.

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson 19, Lake Forest 4: The visiting Patriots (19-2) extended their winning streak to 10. The outcome was never in doubt, as SHS led 8-0 after the first quarter and 15-2 at halftime. Autumn Hoang, Allison Travetto and Melissa Gartenberg led the onslaught with four goals apiece. Alex Adams and Joanie Newland each scored twice, and Ashley Oliver, Sarah Ploch and Jordyn Landau also added goals. Goalkeeper Becky Callen made nine saves. – Daily Herald

Girls Badminton
Stevenson 17, Lake Forest 1; Stevenson 17, Zion-Benton 1: At Lake Forest, the Patriots won a pair of matches and improved to 11-1. Double winners in singles included Margaret Chen, Katelyn Schroeder, Neva Lui, Elizabeth Onishchenko, Michelle Ling, Michelle Hu, Sakthi Shanmugasundaram, Jay Wang, Naomi Ecanow, Sophia Liu and Ashley Richardson. Doubles tandems winning two matches were Lui/Schroeder, Chen/Shanmugasundaram, Hu/Adrian To, Ling/Richardson, Wang/Onishchenko and Ecanow/Liu. – Daily Herald

Warren 1, Stevenson 0: In Gurnee, Andrew Hill held the Patriots to one hit and faced the minimum of 21 batters. SHS fell to 4-7 overall and 0-3 in the NSC Lake. The Blue Devils improved to 11-4-1 and 3-2. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Girls Soccer
Warren 3, Stevenson 0: Maddy Boutros had 11 saves in net for the visiting Patriots (2-7-2). The Blue Devils improved to 6-3-1 overall and 2-0-1 in the NSC Lake Division. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Freshman B Volleyball Team Posts Rare Shutout
The boys volleyball program made a clean sweep of Zion-Benton on Monday, and the freshman B team did something very unusual, winning by a 25-0 score in its first game. Varsity head coach Eric Goolish said the shutout was only the second he has ever seen. The serving of Ben Kofman played a major role, and on the floor with him were Aaron Kennerley, Alex Kozuch, Valki Varanasi, Nathan Erickson and Danny Orlov.

Track Team Earns Sportsmanship Award
Not only did the varsity girls track and field team win three individual events at Saturday’s Buffalo Grove Invitational, the Patriots also claimed the Team Sportsmanship Award. The award was given by meet officials.


Juniors, sophomores and freshmen: Remember to bring your pencils, calculator and ID to testing Thursday. Please report to your testing room by 8 a.m.

The Testing Center will open at 11:30 on Thursday. Students can sign up for tests during 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.

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale this 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.


Senior male athletes: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is offering the Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship from the Sigma Nu fraternity to incoming male freshmen. See Naviance Scholarships for more information. The deadline to submit applications is May 1.


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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