Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Students Earn Honors at ISU for Research Papers
Twelve students attended the Illinois State University Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology’s 13th annual High School Research Symposium last Friday, and all of their research projects earned kudos from faculty judges.

Juniors Russell Ang, Jessie Wang, Diane Jiang and Pranjali Rathi, sophomore Alexandra Shafran, and freshmen Akshay Chaubal and Rahul Arun all earned Division I honors, the top level. Juniors Jaymo Kang and Sophia Liu and freshmen Hope Schneider and Cindy Yao earned Division II honors, and freshman Sneha Poondru earned a Division III award. Their research involved conducting, analyzing and reporting on an original experiment.

Junior Chosen for Summer Medical Career Program
Barton Huang, a junior from Buffalo Grove, is one of 10 area high school students selected to participate in Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital’s 2014 Future Healthcare Professionals Program. The program is offered to high school juniors interested in pursuing careers in medicine and allied health fields. Experts within the various fields will provide guidance and mentoring to students throughout the three-week program.

SHS Foundation Golf Outing Registration Underway
Registration has begun for the Stevenson High School Foundation’s annual golf outing on Friday, June 20 at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Long Grove. The event begins with a breakfast buffet from 7-7:45 a.m., followed by tee off at 8. After 18 holes of golf, there will be a lunch and awards ceremony that will include a raffle and auction. Foursomes can save $100 with early bird registration by May 23. Sponsorship opportunities also are available. Click here for details.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson 9, St. Ignatius 7: The Patriots (22-4) built an early two-goal advantage over the defending state champions and made it hold up in the Patriot Aquatic Center. Allison Travetto scored four goals, Melissa Gartenberg tallied two, and Annika Hotchkiss, Ashley Oliver and Autumn Hoang each had one. Goalie Becky Callen made 14 saves. –

Boys Track and Field
Stevenson 108, Lake Forest 38: Sammy Oh and Tim Vestuto each captured a pair of events to pace the Patriots in the Stadium. Oh won the 3,200 (10:06.9) and 1,600 (4:38.3), while Vestuto broke the tape first in the 100 (11.1) and 200 (22.6). Other individual winners included Jared Borowsky in the 800 (2:07.4), Caleb Oh in the 400 (55.4), Scott Stone in the 300 intermediate hurdles (43.8), Ki Hwan Kim in the long jump (19-0), David Goncharov in the triple jump (38-9.5) and Henry Sise in the shot put (44-10.5). SHS also won the 3,200 relay (8:45.3) and 800 relay (1:41.4). – Daily Herald

Girls Badminton
Stevenson 17, New Trier 1: The Patriots (13-1-1) won 11 of 12 singles matches and swept all six doubles contests. Adrian To was a 21-13, 21-13 winner at No. 1 singles, followed by Margaret Chen (21-11, 21-19), Katelyn Schroeder (21-14, 21-8), Neva Lui (22-20, 21-7), Elizabeth Onishchenko (21-17, 21-16), Michelle Ling (21-14, 21-13), Nicole Xia (21-9, 22-20), Sakthi Shanmugasundaram (22-20, 21-16), Michelle Hu (21-16, 21-17), Jay Wang (20-22, 21-10, 21-15) and Sophia Liu (21-11, 21-11). In doubles, the winning tandems were No. 1 Lui/Schroeder (21-14, 21-17), followed by Ling/Shanmugasundaram (13-21, 22-20, 21-14), To/Hu (21-10, 15-21, 21-13), Chen/Xia (21-14, 21-17), Wang/Onishchenko (21-8, 21-10) and Naomi Ecanow/Liu (21-9, 21-14). – Daily Herald

Girls Lacrosse
Marian Catholic 11, Stevenson 8: The host Patriots dropped to 4-10 on the season. –

Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Water Polo
Stevenson 10, St. Ignatius 5: Andrew Shashin and Mitchell Sokolsky each scored three goals, and Alex Kapecki, Alex Divanyan, Kurt Holzer and Liam Holzer also scored. Shaurya Gilani made 16 saves. SHS (17-5) gave up the first goal, and then went on a 5-1 run before halftime to build an insurmountable cushion. The Patriots have won four straight. –


Come to Tom and Eddie’s tonight from 5-9 p.m. for the Stevenson Burger Challenge. You’ll be able to order one of the burgers the Introduction to Business students created while studying the product development process. Get a free drink when you show your ID! In addition, 10% of the proceeds from the event will go to the fund that has been established to benefit the only survivor (9-year-old Rinka Hirayama) of the spring break car accident that claimed the lives of Yuki Hirayama and his parents.

There is a mandatory meeting tonight at 6:30 in the West Faculty Dining Room for all students attending the Fashion Industry Tour of New York. Please attend with a parent or guardian. Questions? See Mrs. Erickson in Room 1410.

The Theatre Department’s annual showcase of student-created one-act plays is this weekend. The plays will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the West Auditorium. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Patriot Superstore. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door on Friday and Saturday.

How would you like to win $500? That’s the grand prize for the winner of a design contest to create a logo for Stevenson’s 50th anniversary. The contest is open to all students. You can pick up an application in Room 2426 or the Student Activities Office, or download one at Applications are due by May 12, and the winner will be announced at Spring Fling on May 30. If you have any questions, email Kevin Cheng at or the 50th Anniversary Committee sponsor, Mrs. Dreyer, at

The Stevenson Styler is hosting Stevenson’s very first fashion show! The fashion show will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 9 in the West Auditorium. The show will feature designs from Stevenson students in Clothing & Design, alumni students who attend prestigious fashion design college programs, as well as from local boutiques such as Priceless, Illusions By Jill, Alice B, and All About Me. Tickets will be $5 at the door, and proceeds will benefit Dress for Success. VIP tickets, which guarantee front of the house seating, will be available from the Superstore starting Monday.

Buy breakfast at SHS, and you might win a prize!Any student who buys a breakfast item in the East or West cafeteria between now and mid-May is eligible to enter a drawing for free prizes. The grand prize is a mountain bike. There also will be 10 iTunes cards ($10 value each) given away. The contest is sponsored by Sodexo.


Seniors: UIC bound? The University of Illinois-Chicago is offering students the opportunity to enroll in its premier, tuition-free, college readiness program. See for more information.


Interactive Gamers Club meets Thursday after school in Room 2115. If you’re a fan of trading card games or roleplaying games, come by to play games and learn about events here at SHS. If you’re interested in more information, or if you’re a beginner that would like to try playing any of those games, come to the meeting or e-mail


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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