Tuesday, May 6, 2014

C-SPAN to SHS Friday, and SHS to C-SPAN Saturday
C-SPAN will be coming to Stevenson on Friday, and Stevenson will be coming to C-SPAN on Saturday.

On Friday, the C-SPAN bus will visit campus from 12:3o to 2 p.m. In addition to bus tours for students, C-SPAN representatives plan to honor seniors Alexander Sofronas and Elan Modilevsky, who finished third in the network’s recent StudentCam documentary competition.

On Saturday, Stevenson AP Government teachers Andrew Conneen and Dan Larsen will be in Washington to appear on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” for their annual “Cram for the Exam” special at 8:15 a.m. The program will help students around the country prepare for next week’s AP Government exam. Watch Larsen and Conneen’s “Check Mix” video.

Senior Qualifies for Intel Science Fair
Itamar Allali, a senior from Buffalo Grove, is a finalist in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair starting Saturday in Los Angeles. The fair is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, providing an annual forum for more than 1,700 high school students from over 70 countries, regions, and territories to showcase their independent research and compete for more than $5 million in awards.

Freshman Earns Honor in Piano Contest
Freshman Emily Frederick placed second in Level D at the 34th annual Roberta Savler Piano Contest at Roosevelt University on April 26. This is the second straight year the Long Grove resident has earned an award in the competition. Last year, she also finished second in Level D. The contest is sponsored by the Chicago Area Music Teachers Association.

Monday’s Digest erred in its listing of students who earned Best in Category for Astronomy at the State Science Fair. Akshay Chaubal and Rahul Arun worked together on the Astronomy project.


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Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Track and Field
Stevenson 113, Mundelein 32: The host Patriots won 15 of 17 events, with Tim Vestuto and Sammy Oh each capturing two. Vestuto won the 100 (11.0) and 200 (22.5), while Oh claimed the 800 (2:00.7) and 1,600 (4:44.2). Other individual winners for SHS included Paul Udoni in the 3,200 (10:19.3), Scott Stone in the 11o high hurdles (16.7), Leo Simon in the 400 (55.1), Ki Hwan Kim in the long jump (20-0), Jason Pitts and Joseph Ciolino in the high jump (5-4), Henry Sise in the shot put (50-1), Matt Poetker in the discus (134-4) and Matt Legan Thomas in the triple jump (36-9.5). The Pats also won three relays: the 3,200 (9:21.4), the 400 (45.2) and the 800 (1:33.1). – Daily Herald

Girls Track and Field
Stevenson 78, Mundelein 67: Borchueh Wu and Charlotte Langbo each won a pair of events to pace the visiting Patriots. Wu crossed first in the 100 (13.5) and 200 (27.4), while Langbo claimed the long jump and triple jump. Other individual winners included Jessica Karluk in the 300 hurdles (53.0), Janine Fajardo in the 100 hurdles (17.01) and Megan Toni and Claire Marvet in the 400 (1:08). The quartet of Lindsay Pontello, Riley Kirby, Lauren Williams and Sydney Pacernick won the 3,200 relay, while the foursome of Alexis Santiago, Lily Marks, Emily Etienne and Juhi Jhaveri claimed the 400 relay (53.9).

Boys Volleyball
Stevenson d. Fremd, 25-20, 25-21: Grant Maleski led the visitin Patriots (11-14) with seven kills, while Josh Cliffer added six. Jeffrey Wang had 13 assists and Timothy Park made nine digs. SHS won for the fifth time in its last six matches. – Daily Herald

Boys Tennis
Highland Park 5, Stevenson 4: At the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, the Patriots (6-4) received all of their point in doubles. The winning tandems were No. 1 Colin Harvey/Andrew Komarov (6-1, 6-3), No. 2 Adam Maryniuk/Matt Harvey (6-4, 6-3), No. 4 Rudy Viswanathan/Jerry Pan (6-2, 6-4) and No. 5 Andrew Arceo/Aidan Labaschin (7-6 (6), 7-5). – Daily Herald

Brunson Invited to USA Basketball U18 Team Camp
Jalen Brunson is one of 21 players under age 18 invited to participate in the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Team training camp. The camp, scheduled to be held June 10-19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, will be used to select the 12-member team that will compete in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Colorado Springs June 20-24. University of Florida head coach Billy Donovan is the team’s coach.

Brunson also was one of the top four winners at the second annual Daily Herald Prep Excellence Awards banquet on Sunday in Hoffman Estates. Brunson received a Dazzling Moment Award for his 56-point performance against Whitney Young in the state basketball semifinals, the most points ever scored in an Illinois high school state tournament game. Other SHS athletes nominated for Awards of Excellence were Kendall Kirsch, Alexxis Kiven, Julia Wawer, Alyssa Weisberg, Cheryl Xiang, Andrew Komarov, Colin Harvey, Cameron Green and Matt Morrissey.

Softball Game on WAES-FM Today
Today’s varsity softball game against Warren will be broadcast live on Stevenson’s student radio station, WAES-FM 88.1, beginning at 4:30. Stephen Cohen and Jack Buttacavoli will call the game.

Two Wrestlers Earn Medals at State Freestyle Tourney
Ten SHS wrestlers competed in the Illinois Freestyle Wrestling Championships last weekend at the University of Illinois, and two brought home medals. Sophomore Nick Grujanac placed third at heavyweight in the cadet (freshman/sophomore) division. Nikita Nepo placed fifth at 160 in cadet.


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. 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 registration is strongly recommended due to limited seating. Click here to register.

The Stevenson Styler is hosting Stevenson’s very first fashion show! The fashion show will be held at 7 p.m. Friday 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, are available from the Superstore.

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 Monday, 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.

Come see Food Patriots, a documentary about people from all walks of life who are trying to change the way Americans eat and buy food, and educate the next generation of consumers. The documentary will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 14 in the West Auditorium. After the screening, the makers of the documentary will be on hand for questions, as will a nutritionist and others. Admission is free.

Visual Image Photography (VIP) will visit Stevenson for senior portrait (Class of 2015) sign-up May 19-21 from 10:45-3:30 in the Patriot Lobby. You can sign up by phone at 847-499-9300 or 800-577-9570, or online at studio.il.vipis.com.  You can also scan the QR code on any sign-up poster featured on bulletin boards throughout the school.

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.


Juniors and seniors: Questions about the Army National Guard? A recruiter will be visiting Stevenson in the College/Career Center (Room 1123) during fourth period Thursday. Students who are interested in meeting with the recruiter need to sign up in the College/Career Center. You will receive a blue pass and the pass needs to be signed by your teacher in order to attend. If you have lunch or are free during fourth period, a pass is not required.

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.


If you would like to participate in a Summer Career Shadow, applications are due by Friday. 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.


Guitar Club meets today after school in the Orchestra Room until 5 p.m. All players and all styles are welcome, even absolute beginners or faculty and staff. In addition, vocalists and/or musicians who play other instruments are encouraged to join in and jam. Classical style guitars are provided, but you are allowed to bring your own instrument. If possible, please don’t forget to bring your guitar pic! For questions or more information, you can contact Jacob Kramer at jkramer@d125.org.

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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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