Freshman Featured in Teen Publication
Freshman Ben Krebs is featured in “18 Under 18: Celebrating 18 Amazing Chicago Teens,” an article in the latest edition of The Mash, a Chicago Tribune publication for teens written largely by high school students.
He was selected as one of two “comeback stories” for overcoming Prednisone-induced psychosis, which caused audio and visual hallucinations. Depression and anxiety were hurdles after recovery.
Krebs showed off his magic and comedy skills at this year’s Showcase student variety show. Click here to watch (second act at about 8 minutes in). The Tribune will honor him and the other 17 students at a June award ceremony.
Choral Concert Performance Online
Wednesday night’s Choral Concert was streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network. Click here to watch the concert.
Wednesday’s Varsity Results
Boys Water Polo
Stevenson at IHSA Mundelein Sectional: The top-seeded Patriots (24-7) crushed ninth-seeded Lake Forest, 21-8, advancing to the semifinals against Barrington at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Alex Divanyan and Mitchell Sokolsky each scored five goals to lead SHS, which broke open the game with a 5-2 run before halftime that created a 13-6 lead. – High School Cube News, Illpolo.com
Stevenson d. Lakes, 22-25, 25-18, 25-19: Josh Cliffer had nine kills as the visiting Patriots (14-18, 3-5) rallied for the victory. Connor Perlin recorded six kills and Keenan Herman added five. Jeff Maskalunas had two solo and five assisted blocks. Lucas Creevy dished out 15 assists and Timothy Park made 16 digs. – Daily Herald (stats)
Lake Forest 9, Stevenson 8: In the Stadium, the Patriots dropped to 7-13, and will close out the regular season Friday at Libertyville. – IHSWLA.org
Lake Forest 11, Stevenson 8: In a battle for the North Suburban Conference title in Lake Forest, the Scouts (14-2, 8-0) came out on top. The Patriots fell to 12-6 overall and finished 7-1 in the league. – IHSLA.org
Wauconda 8, Stevenson 1: The visiting Bulldogs (22-7) took control with a five-run fourth inning and spoiled Senior Night for the Patriots (16-14). SHS had four hits, three of which went for extra bases: a triple by Dana Morgan, and doubles from Taylor Koenigs and Kat Trotter. – Daily Herald (linescore)
Soccer Player Also Helps Out With Buddy Baseball
Maddy Boutros, who plays goalkeeper on the varsity girls soccer team, is also involved in the Buddy Baseball program with the Buffalo Grove Recreational Association. In Buddy Baseball, children with special needs are paired on the field with volunteer “buddies” who can assist them while playing. Boutros is featured in a Daily Herald article today on Buddy Baseball.
Are you going to Prom on Saturday? Check-in starts at 5 p.m. in parking lot B. The buses will depart at 5:30 and arrive back at SHS at 11. You must ride the bus to and from Prom. There will be no refunds issued if you miss the bus.
Summer reading assignments for English classes are availablefor students who will be attending SHS during the 2014-15 school year. Check them out at www.d125.org/summer_reading.
Graduation cap and gown pick-up is Tuesday between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. by the College/Career Center, in the lower lobby of the West Building. You must show your student ID or a valid driver’s license to receive your cap, gown and tassel.
Help the SHS Choir sing with Foreigner! Vote once a day, every day between now and 10 a.m. Friday by clicking here.
Visual Image Photography (VIP) will visit Stevenson for senior portrait (Class of 2015) sign-up Monday through Wednesday 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.
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.
Dance company auditions will be held next Wednesday and Thursday from 3:45-7:30 p.m. in Dance Studio Room 2010. You must be present both days to be considered. Visit the dance web page at www.d125.org/arts/dance.aspx to sign up.
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 Monday, and the winner will be announced at Spring Fling on May 30. If you have any questions, email Kevin Cheng at email@example.com or the 50th Anniversary Committee sponsor, Mrs. Dreyer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Psychology Club will have its last meeting of the year and pizza party today. We will be celebrating and watching Brain Games. All are welcome!
The SPINS Club bowling outing scheduled for Friday has been cancelled.
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.
The girls lacrosse team is holding a fundraiser at Roti Mediterranean Grill in Vernon Hills tonight. 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.
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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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.