Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Junior’s Quartet Wins National Chamber Competition
Chris Gao, a junior from Long Grove, was part of the quartet that won the Junior Division (for musicians 18 and under) at the 41st annual Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition held last weekend at the University of Notre Dame. Gao, a cellist, earned first place and a $2,300 scholarship with Quartet Fuoco, representing the Highwood-based Midwest Young Artists. The Fischoff is the largest chamber music competition in the world. Gao is a member of Stevenson’s Patriot Orchestra.

Music Concerts Tonight, Thursday
The Spring Choral Concert will be held tonight at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. On Thursday, the Baroque Ensemble will be in concert at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall.

Band, Color Guard Parents Fundraiser This Weekend
The Band and Color Guard Parents Organization will hold a fundraiser at Didier Farms in Prairie View on Saturday and Sunday. Shop for spring flowers, vegetables and plants, and 10% of your total purchase (excluding tax) will be credited to the SHS Band Parents Organization. Click here for the flyer you’ll need when shopping. If you have any questions, contact Ellen Singer at ellens@csiw.com.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Tennis
Stevenson 8, Glenbrook South 0: The visiting Patriots rolled in Glenview, winning all but one match in two sets. The winning singles players were Benjamin Bush (6-0, 6-1), Brian Weisberg (6-1, 6-4), Kyle Gordon (6-4, 6-1) and John Kny (6-1, 6-1). In doubles, the tandems were Adam Maryniuk/Matt Harvey (3-6, 6-3, 6-4), Josh Cheng/Lukasz Jaworski (6-0, 6-1), Rudy Viswanathan/Jerry Pan (6-2, 6-1), and Aidan Labaschin/Andrew Arceo (6-1, 6-4). – Daily Herald

Softball
Stevenson 12, Zion-Benton 9: Taylor Koenigs homered, doubled and singled to pace the visiting Patriots’ 18-hit attack. She scored three runs and drove in two. Vera Pflugradt also went 3-for-5 and scored three runs. Abby O’Connor drove in four runs with two hits, including a bases-clearing double. Dana Morgan (two doubles, two RBI) and Kat Trotter both went 3-for-4. SHS (16-13, 4-5), which scored five times in the last three innings to overcome an 8-7 deficit, turned two double plays and made no errors in winning its fifth straight game. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Girls Soccer
Stevenson 1, Lakes 0: Lily Zhang scored the game’s only goal in the second half, with an assist from Katy Karabetsos. Goalkeepers Sophia Godoy and Maddy Boutros shared the shutout. SHS improved to 5-10-3. – Daily Herald

Baseball
Mundelein 12, Stevenson 2 (5 inn.): Mitch Goll’s two-run home run in the bottom of the second was the only hit for the host Patriots (11-11, 4-5). The Mustangs improved to 25-2 overall and 7-2 in the North Suburban Lake. The victory was the 500th of his career for Mundelein head coach Todd Parola.  – Daily Herald (linescore)

Maleski Breaks New Ground for Boys Volleyball
Grant Maleski is the first freshman to play on the varsity in the 23-year history of the SHS boys volleyball program. Until this season, all freshmen have been kept on the freshman squad. However, the 6-foot-7 Maleski had too much talent to hold him back.

Girls Lacrosse Team at Roti Thursday Evening
The girls lacrosse team is holding a fundraiser at Roti Mediterranean Grill in Vernon Hills on Thursday. Roti will donate 20% from orders placed between 5-8 p.m. to the team. Look for the special coupon you’ll need when ordering on the girls lacrosse web page at www.d125.org/glacrosse.

Water Polo Clinic, Fundraiser Set for Sunday
Stevenson’s water polo teams are holding a clinic and demonstration for boys and girls in eighth grade and younger on Sunday. The event is a fundraiser to help the water polo teams raise money for travel. Click here for the event flyer.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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. tonight 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.

Don’t miss the PPA bake sale this afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons. All items are $1.

Help the SHS Choir sing with Foreigner! Vote once a day, every day between now and 10 a.m. Friday by clicking here. Also, you can hear the SHS choirs in concert at 7 p.m. tonight in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free.

It’s not too late to sign up for the Senior Class Party — 51 spots are left! The cost is $40 and you must complete the form on the PPA website. Forms may be turned into the Patriot Superstore.

If you have already signed up for the Senior Class Party, please stop by the Patriot Lobby during lunch on Tuesday, May 20 or Wednesday, May 21 to sign up for your bus. If you want to sit with your friends, you will need to sign up together. Seat sign-up will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. If you don’t sign up, you will be assigned to a bus. If you need to cancel, please stop by and let the PPA know. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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. The application deadline has been extended to next 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.

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.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

Psychology Club will have its last meeting of the year and pizza party on Thursday. We will be celebrating and watching Brain Games. All are welcome!

ATHLETICS

Attention Athletes: Have you signed up for your summer sports camp yet? Registration for sports camps is now open! Visit the PREP website at www.d125.org/PREPfor more details or stop by Room 3040 and pick up a brochure.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

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
Highland Park High School students rally to keep principal
New contract for teachers at Libertyville, Vernon Hills high schools
Six Streamwood High students arrested after fight at school
Deal would push back pension cuts for some higher ed workers
McHenry County College president makes argument for expansion
College of DuPage drops curtain on theater group
Copper, air conditioning thieves target East St. Louis schools

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
In season of protest, Haverford speaker is latest to bow out
Push is on to propel students past community college
More school districts rethink zero-tolerance policies
Small Pennsylvania district becomes national model for technology
Sallie Mae agrees to $97M settlement over military student loans

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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