Friday, May 9, 2014

Two Seniors Named to Daily Herald Academic Team
Seniors Vivian Wan and Cheryl Xiang have been selected to the 2014 Daily Herald Lake County Academic Team, based on their academic records, cocurricular activities, and awards and honors. Click here to read summaries for each student.

Stevenson Styler Fashion Show Set for Tonight
The Stevenson Styler, the school’s student fashion magazine, is hosting its first fashion show at 7 p.m. tonight in the West Auditorium. The show will feature designs from Stevenson students in Clothing and Design class, alumni students who attend prestigious fashion design college programs, and from local boutiques such as Priceless, Illusions By Jill, Alice B, and All About Me. Tickets are $5 at the door, and proceeds will benefit Dress for Success.

Students to Model for Charity at Northbrook Court
Stevenson students Easton Self and Kayla Guo will represent the school and serve as fashion models at the heARTist Fashion Art Show on the lower level of Northbrook Court (near Lord and Taylor) at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The show will benefit the Saving Tiny Hearts Society, an organization committed to raising awareness and increase funding for research into congenital heart defects, the leading birth defect worldwide. The event caps a two-month art exhibit featuring works by students from Stevenson and other area high schools at Northbrook Court.

Law Allowing 17-Year-Olds Has Immediate Impact
The state’s new law allowing 17-year-olds to vote in primaries, which traces its roots to Stevenson, had an immediate impact. The Chicago Tribune reported on a new study that found 17-year-olds turned out at a higher rate in Cook County than voters old enough to be their parents.

FCS Teacher Featured in Food Revolution Article
The Lincolnshire Review talked with Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Christina Erickson about the attempt by SHS students to be part of a global world-record cooking effort next Friday, which is the third annual Food Revolution Day.


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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Gymnastics
Stevenson hosted IHSA Sectional: The host Patriots rolled to their second straight sectional title and eighth in program history, earning an automatic bid to the state finals next Friday at Hinsdale Central. SHS amassed 153.6 points, well ahead of runner-up Deerfield, which had 142.45. Zack Gilbert won the all-around title (52.65 points, 8.78 average), and Jacob Guth was third (49.0, 8.17). Gilbert won first place on pommel horse (9.1), vault (9.1) and still rings (8.95), placed second on floor exercise (9.3) and parallel bars (8.85), and was fourth on high bar (7.35). Arie Feltman-Frank won high bar (8.75), was second on still rings (8.65), and took fifth on pommel horse (8.15). Matt Krames tied for second on vault (8.95) and tied for fifth in floor (8.65). Guth was second on high bar (8.15) and third on parallel bars (8.6). All top five finishers qualified automatically for the individual state meet on Saturday, May 17. At-large bids will be announced after the final sectional concludes Saturday night. On the bubble are Elijah Klaber in still rings and Krames on high bar. – Daily Herald | IHSA official results

Girls Badminton
Stevenson at IHSA Deerfield Sectional: The Patriots edged Evanston for their fourth consecutive sectional championship, 13.5-13. Overall, SHS has won 15 sectional titles, all under head coach Mike Fitzgerald, who is in his 27th season. Five players qualified for the state finals next weekend at Eastern Illinois University. Katelyn Schroeder and Neva Lui won the doubles championship, defeating teammates Sakthi Shanmugasundaram and Michelle Ling in the final match. Both tandems qualified for state, as did Margaret Chen, who finished third in singles. – IHSA official results

Stevenson 6, Wauconda 1: LJ Austin homered and drove in three runs, and Tyler Pauly went the distance on the mound for the host Patriots (11-9). Sam Harris had a triple, and Joey Morris and Mitch Goll doubled. – Daily Herald

Stevenson 2, Grant 1: Abby O’Connor’s two-out home run in the top of the sixth inning snapped a 1-1 tie for the visiting Patriots (13-13) in the North Suburban crossover. Ruby Mankus was the winning pitcher. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Girls Soccer
Stevenson 1, Wauconda 0: Taylor Spula’s first-half goal, assisted by Katy Karabetsos, was all the Patriots (4-10-2) needed. Sophia Godoy and Maddy Boutros combined for the shutout in goal. – Daily Herald

Boys Lacrosse
Evanston 6, Stevenson 4: The Wildkits spoiled Senior Night in the Stadium and dropped the Patriots to 12-5. –

Boys Tennis
Lake Forest 5, Stevenson 2: The No. 1 doubles team of Andrew Komarov and Colin Harvey was a 6-1, 6-1 winner, and the No. 3 team of Matt Harvey and Adam Maryniuk earned a 6-3, 6-2 decision for the host Patriots (7-5). – Daily Herald (results)

Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Lacrosse
Stevenson 15, Barrington 2

Girls Lacrosse
Barrington 18, Stevenson 13

Girls Soccer, Girls Lacrosse Online Today
Today’s varsity girls soccer and girls lacrosse matches will be shown live via the Stevenson Broadcast Network and High School Cube. The soccer game against Deerfield starts at 4:30. The lacrosse game versus Wheaton begins at 6:30. Click here to watch both events.


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 Monday, 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

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 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  You can also scan the QR code on any sign-up poster featured on bulletin boards throughout the school.


If you would like to participate in a Summer Career Shadow, applications are due today. 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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At the University of California-Davis, a bucket list for seniors

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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