Friday, April 25, 2014

Four Students Honored in NCTE Writing Contest
Four students enrolled in the Junior Advanced Placement English Language and Composition program are among the winners in this year’s National Council of Teachers of English Achievement Awards in Writing. This year’s winners are Diane Jiang, Monet Lee, Sneha Nair and Fathma Rahman.

A total of 796 juniors were nominated by their schools to participate in the 2014 program, with 164 chosen as outstanding writers. All compositions were evaluated based on content, purpose, audience, tone, word choice, organization, development and style.

Stevenson Featured on ABC7 Chicago News
Stevenson was featured in an ABC7 Chicago report on school security Thursday night. The “I-Team” segment looked at Stevenson’s move to a keyless entry system throughout the building, which is about two-thirds complete. The broader focus of the report, however, dealt with inadequate funding in the state’s security grant program.

10th Annual Pat-Triathlon Set for Sunday
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

Improv Group Will Have Stage to Itself Saturday Night
The Failed Presidential Candidates, Stevenson’s student improve troupe, will have the stage to itself Saturday night at the Improv Playhouse in Libertyville. Troupe sponsor Paula Nowak found out Thursday afternoon that the playhouse’s teen ensemble would not be performing, so the Failed Presidential Candidates have a 45-minute slot to themselves.

Sophomores Learn How to Have Better, Safer Relationships
Mike Domitrz of The Date Safe Project was on campus the last two days, talking to sophomores about learning respect of boundaries, healthy relationships, consent, bystander intervention, sexual assault, and supporting survivors. Sophomores attended The Date Safe Project presentation, as well as Rachel’s Challenge, a program aimed at promoting positive change and a positive school culture through kindness and respect for others.


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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Lacrosse
Stevenson 9, Grayslake Central 2: The visiting Patriots (8-3) won their seventh straight game, improving to 6-0 in conference play. –

Girls Badminton
Stevenson 15, Deerfield 3: Neva Lui and Katelyn Schroeder earned a 21-15, 21-8 decision at No. 1 doubles, one of five doubles wins for the Patriots (12-1). The other winning doubles teams included No. 2 Margaret Chen and Sakthi Shanmugasundaram (21-6, 21-5), No. 4 Adrian To and Michelle Hu (21-14, 21-14), No. 5 Jay Wang and Elizabeth Onishchenko (no score reported) and No. 6 Naomi Ecanow and Sophia Liu (21-19, 21-17). In singles, wins came from No. 2 Chen (21-13, 21-18), No. 4 Lui (21-19, 21-18), No. 5 Onischenko (21-17, 21-14), No. 6 Michelle Ling (21-18, 21-9), No. 7 Nicole Xia (21-13, 21-18), No. 8 Hu (21-16, 21-17), No. 9 Shanmugasundaram (21-11, 21-17), No. 10 Wang (21-16, 21-12), No. 11: Ecanow (21-19, 21-11) and No. 12 Liu (21-9, 21-6). – Daily Herald

Boys Gymnastics
Stevenson 153.7, Libertyville 140.1: Zack Gilbert won all six events and the all-around crown as the second-ranked Patriots (2-0, 1-0) tuned up for next week’s Independent Conference meet. Gilbert won floor exercise (9.4), vault (9.1), parallel bars (9.1), pommel horse (9.1), high bar (8.9) and still rings (8.7). His all-around score was 54.4, a 9.06 average. Jacob Guth runner-up in the all-around (49.6), with second-place showings on vault (9.0), floor (8.9) and pommel horse (8.4). He also took third on parallel bars (8.6). Arie Feltman-Frank tied for second on high bar (8.7), and Elijah Klaber placed third on vault (8.9) and pommel horse (7.7). – Daily Herald (results)

Boys Tennis
Stevenson 7, Warren 0: In Gurnee, the Patriots won each match in straight sets. Benjamin Bush was a 6-1, 6-0 winner at No. 1 singles, while Colin Harvey and Andrew Komarov captured No. 1 doubles by a 6-1, 6-2 score. Other singles winners were Brian Weisberg (6-1, 6-1) and Matt Harvey (6-1, 6-0). The other winning doubles teams were Adam Maryniuk/Josh Cheng (6-0, 6-1), Rudy Viswanathan/Lukasz Jaworski (6-3, 6-3) and John Kny/Jerry Pan (6-3, 6-1). – Daily Herald

Girls Soccer
Lake Zurich 3, Stevenson 0: Keeper Maddie Boutros made 11 saves for the host Patriots (2-8-2). The Bears (10-2) scored all three goals in the second half. – High School Cube News, Daily Herald (linescore)

Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Lacrosse
York 12, Stevenson 9: The Patriots fell to 3-9 with the road loss. –


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

Monday is the last day to buy Prom tickets. Tickets are available for $80 each at the Superstore or online through the SHS Web Store. 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.

Do you like to sing? Auditions for Advanced Chorus and Patriot Singers are happening next week. Information and sign-up sheets are outside the Choir Room door (2202). Choir is a class that meets everyday and receives GPA credit. Please contact Mrs. Nuteson for more information (

A limited number of parking spaces are available for this 6-week grading period for those seniors that have not purchased five grading periods already this year. Please go to Room 2426 to purchase a permit.

The Spring Band Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Performing Arts Center. All five bands will perform. The Honor Band will feature a song written by SHS senior Isaiah Walker. Admission is free.


If you would like to participate in a Summer Career Shadow, applications are due by May 9. Please see the Career Exploration web page for an application or contact Mrs. Willock at

Interested in veterinary medicine as a career? The Anti-Cruelty Society Veterinary Mentoring Program could be for you. Applications are being accepted for the 2014-15 school year. Please see Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

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.

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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.


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