Thursday, May 8, 2014

Incoming Freshman iPad Training for Summer School
Incoming freshmen taking summer school need to attend an iPad set-up and training session. Sessions will be held Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. beginning today through June 5. Click here to register online.

Senior Named Finalist in Playwriting Festival Again
For the second straight year, a play written by Aidan Murphy has been chosen as one of the high school finalists for the 2014 LaBute New Theater Festival in St. Louis. The senior’s one-act script for “Pisces” will receive a reading at 11 a.m. July 26 at the Gaslight Theatre in St. Louis. Last year, Murphy and 2013 graduate Amanda Ehrmann had their plays chosen for the festival.

Sophomore Performing With Chicago Symphony Today
Sophomore Torin Bakke is one of three soloists performing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in youth concerts at Orchestra Hall today. The clarinetist also played solos during CSO youth concerts on Wednesday. Bakke qualified for the honor by winning the 2013 Crain-Maling Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Youth Auditions. Stevenson alumnus Gina DiBello (Class of 2000) is a member of the CSO’s first violin section. Her father, Joseph, plays in the double bass section.

Advanced Print Media Students Collect Honors at Harper
Advanced Print Media 2 and 3 students competed for the first time in the Harper College Graphic Arts Technology Department’s fifth annual High School Graphic Arts Competition on Tuesday. Students competed in five levels of study within the following categories: digital photography, digital manipulation, digital illustration, print production and page layout.

Three students won first place awards: Riley Wiley (Level 4 Print Production), Reema Amin (Level 4 Page Layout) and Amy Lin (Level 5 Page Layout). Four students won second place awards: the team of Jake Chesler, Matt Goldzweig and David Kaplan (Level 4 Print Production), and Jeff Staten (Level 5 Page Layout). Four students won third place awards: Sebastian Stochelski (Level 5 Print Production), Myra Peterson (Level 4 Page Layout), and the team of Dylan Osuyos and Ben Odisho (Level 5 Page Layout).

Alum Not Letting Lupus Hold Him Back
Stevenson alumnus Adam Olbur (Class of 1998) is going to take on his second Chicago Tough Mudder challenge on Saturday at the Richmond Hunting Club near the Illinois-Wisconsin border. The Tough Mudder is described as a “hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle course.” Olbur has already faced some obstacles in his life, having nearly died twice from lupus, including during his sophomore year at SHS. He and his brother Aaron (Class of 2003), Aaron’s wife and some friends will compete as a team.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Softball
Stevenson 9, Libertyville 8: Molly Thon hit a walk-off infield single to score Trisha Porzycki with the winning run to cap a four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh for the Patriots (12-13, 3-5). Dana Morgan drove in four runs and had two hits, as did Taylor Koenigs and Porzycki. Myra Peterson earned the win in relief. Libertyville fell to 20-5, 6-3. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Baseball
Stevenson 16, Zion-Benton 0: Mitchell Goll tossed a five-inning one-hitter and struck out 13 as the Patriots (10-9, 4-4) rolled at home. Goll was two outs from a perfect game when he gave up a double to end the bid. He also was 2-for-3 at the plate and drove in three runs. Sam Harris (2-for-2) also had three RBI. Michael Banakis and Jack Joseph each had two hits and scored three runs. – Daily Herald | SBN video

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson 21, Waubonsie Valley 4: Melissa Gartenberg and Allison Travetto scored five goals apiece to lift the host Patriots (23-4) on Senior Night in the Patriot Natatorium. Seniors Ashley Oliver, Bridget Wynne, Sara Ploch and Alexa Kotlyar each scored two goals, while classmate and goalkeeper Becky Callen had one to go along with 10 saves. Joanie Newland also scored two goals, and Lauren Burns made four saves. – Daily Herald

Boys Volleyball
Warren d. Stevenson, 25-19, 25-17: Josh Cliffer led the Patriots (11-15, 2-5) with five kills, while Connor Perlin and Grant Maleski each had three. Timothy Park led SHS with seven digs. Nicholas Perozzi and Jeffrey Wang recorded six assists each. – Daily Herald (stats)

 

SHS to Face Simeon Again in City-Suburban Showdown
Stevenson’s varsity boys basketball team will square off against Simeon again in next year’s City-Suburban Showdown, event organizers announced Wednesday. SHS beat Simeon, 65-56, in this year’s showdown, in a rematch of the 2013 state championship game. The 2015 City-Suburban Showdown will be played Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Niles West High School. The first game, at 6 p.m., will feature Lake Forest against Highland Park, with the SHS-Simeon as the nightcap at 8 p.m.

 

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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. next Wednesday 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.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

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.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

Interactive Gamers Club meets today 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 RFedewa@d125.org.

Freshman Class Board will meet today in Room 2006 right after school to work on Homecoming 2014. New members are always welcome. If you have questions, contact jklewin@d125.org.

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NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
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Interest rates on federal student loans set to rise July 1
University of Utah weighs changes to school fight song

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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