Thursday, May 1, 2014

Record Number of State Science Fair Qualifiers
Twenty-two Stevenson students, the most in school history, qualified for this weekend’s Illinois Junior Academy of Science state exposition at Northern Illinois University. Stevenson’s qualifiers are Ajay Varadhan, HanSong Huang, Jeremy Lan, Pranjali Rathi, Rahul Arun, Akshay Chaubal, Revanth Bellam, Russell Ang, Jessie Wang, Aaron Merlin, Ndallah Njongmeta, Anvesh Jalasutram, Justin Horowitz, Erica Smolinski, Jack Hirsch, Kevin Cheng, Caroline Kelmis, Samuel Oh, Sophia Liu, Jaymo Kang, Fuyan Jiang.  Itamar Allali also qualified but is not attending due to a conflict.

Student One-Act Plays This Weekend
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.

Burger Challenge Raises Money for Crash Survivor
Stevenson’s semiannual burger night at Tom and Eddie’s set a new record of 283 burgers sold on Wednesday. The All American BBQ Classic won by selling 99 burgers. Thanks to Stevenson students and staff and the community, $467 will be donated to the Rinka Fund from the event.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Gymnastics
Stevenson at Independent Conference Meet: The Patriots won the conference title with a team score of 154.2, ahead of defending champion Mundelein’s 148.95. Zack Gilbert led SHS, finishing second in the all-around (53.6 points/8.93 average). He tied for first on pommel horse (9.0), was second on parallel bars (9.4) and floor exercise (9.0), placed third on still rings (8.8) and tied for third on vault (9.2), and finished fourth on horizontal bar. Arie Feltman-Frank won the horizontal bar (8.7) and took fifth on rings. Elijah Klaber was third in two events, floor exercise (8.9) and pommel horse (8.5), and placed fourth on parallel bars. Jacob Guth tied Matt Krames for fourth on floor exercise. Guth also was fifth on horizontal bar and Krames took fifth on parallel bars.

Girls Soccer
Stevenson 8, Zion-Benton 0: Seven Patriots scored in the rout of the Zee-Bees. Katy Karabetsos tallied two goals, while Emma Jaeger, Lily Zhang, Savannah Kruse, Taylor Spula, Sara Putwen and Kyra Kirsh each had one. Goalkeeper Sophia Godoy earned the shutout. – Daily Herald

Boys Lacrosse
Stevenson 8, Warren 7: The visiting Patriots (9-3, 7-0) won their eighth consecutive game, maintained atop the North Suburban Conference standings, and set up a possible showdown May 14 with Lake Forest for the league title.

Softball
Stevenson 11, Lake Forest 0 (5 inn.): Vera Pflugradt hit a three-run home run and Taylor Koenigs followed with a solo shot during a seven-run third inning for the host Patriots (7-12, 2-4). Pflugradt, who also doubled, and Jordan Cortesi each went 2-for-3. Myra Peterson allowed only one hit, a single, and struck out four in five innings. – Daily Herald

Boys Volleyball
Stevenson d. Lake Forest, 25-18, 25-17: Eric Chang smacked five kills and Jesse Kesner added four to lead the Patriots (10-13, 2-3). Josh Cliffer had three kills. Nicholas Perozzi dished out eight assists. Timothy Park made eight digs and Chang added five. – Daily Herald

Boys Tennis
Stevenson 7, Lake Zurich 0: The host Patriots swept each match in straight sets at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. Winning in singles were No. 1 Ben Bush (6-1, 6-1), No. 2 Brian Weisberg (6-1, 6-1) and No. 3 Kyle Gordon (6-3, 6-2). In doubles, No. 1 Colin Harvey and Andrew Komarov were 6-1, 6-1 winners, followed by No. 2 Matt Harvey/Adam Maryniuk (6-0, 6-3), No. 3 Josh Cheng/Lukasz Jaworski (6-0, 6-4) and No. 4 Rudy Viswanathan/Jerry Pan (6-0, 6-2).

Baseball
Stevenson 12, Lake Zurich 3: Mitch Goll struck out 10 and allowed just four hits in five innings for the Patriots (8-7, 2-3). Joey Morris, Sean Wilson and Mike Banakis had two hits apiece. Wilson drove in two runs, while Morris and Banakis each had an RBI. SHS led 5-0 after two innings and put the game away with a four-spot in the fifth. – Daily Herald

Softball Team Playing Under Lights, Online Friday Night
Stevenson will face Vernon Hills in a “Friday Night Lights” softball showdown at the home of the Chicago Bandits at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The two teams will square off at Rosemont Stadium. The contest will be shown live on High School Cube. Click here to watch the game.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

AP exams begin Monday. Visit www.d125.org/apforthe testing schedule, room locations for exams, plus policies regarding calculator use, cell phones and other electronic devices.

Former NBA player Chris Herren, whose rise from the depths of addiction were the subject of the book Basketball Junkie and the ESPN Films documentary Unguarded, will speak at Stevenson at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 7. His presentation, “Chris Herren Unguarded: It’s Never Too Late to Follow Your Dreams,” will take place in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Visit the school website for the link to free tickets.

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 http://tinyurl.com/shs50logo. 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 kcheng5@students.d125.org or the 50th Anniversary Committee sponsor, Mrs. Dreyer, at ddreyer@d125.org.

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.

COLLEGE NEWS

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

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

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 dwillock@d125.org.

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.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Twin Groves named 28th best middle school in nation
Batavia police investigating middle school sext case involving 24
Barrington students face child porn charges in sexting case
Red ink leads to state probe of school insurance
Aldermen seek hearings on selective schools’ admission process
U. of Illinois law dean returning to faculty

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
55 U.S. schools face federal sex assault probes
Minnesota teen charged with planning school massacre
60 arrested after pranksters break into New Jersey high school
College rating system will go forward, Duncan says

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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