Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Apples Around Town Contest Winner Named
Easton Self, a junior, won the design contest held among Stevenson students for the Apples Around Town program sponsored by the Lincolnshire Community Nursery School. The 4-foot by 4-foot fiberglass apple he designed will be placed on permanent display next to the “Quest for Peace” sculpture in the Garden of Peace, Hope and Remembrance on the school’s front lawn.

An opening reception for the Apples Around Town program will be held at the Lincolnshire Village Hall from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday. All apples created for the program will be on display. Light refreshments will be served.

Stevenson’s participation in the Apples Around Town program was funded in part by a grant from the Stevenson High School Foundation.

The following students joined Self in painting the apple he designed: Ashley Chai, Ellie Gobillot, Elaine Jiang, Michelle Koh, Samuel Kornick, Katherine Liu, Olivia Tucker and Jessie Wang.

Sophomore Accepted Into Ragdale Writing Program
Sophomore Anastasiya Loos has been accepted into the Lake Forest-based Ragdale Foundation’s Writing Intensive program, a weeklong creative writing workshop that will be held in mid-July. She was selected for admission into the program based on the quality and creativity of writing samples submitted.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Soccer
Stevenson hosted IHSA Class 3A Regional: The No. 14 seed Patriots upset fourth-seeded Hersey, 1-0, advancing to the regional final against No. 12 Libertyville at 6 p.m. Friday in the Stadium. LHS knocked off No. 5 Glenbrook South, 2-1. Emma Jaeger scored the lone goal for SHS (6-10-3) on an assist from Lily Zhang. Goalkeeper Maddy Boutros earned the shutout. – Daily Herald

Baseball
Stevenson 3, Lake Forest 2: Joey Morris’ two-out, walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh rallied the host Patriots in their North Suburban Lake finale. SHS (12-13, 5-7) trailed 2-0 heading into its last at-bat but pulled even on Dylan Molek’s two-run double. Willie Bourbon (2-for-2) also doubled, while Morris finished 2-for-4. Mitchell Goll threw a complete game in earning the win. He struck out nine, allowed five hits and walked two. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Softball
Stevenson 20, Lake Forest 1: Taylor Koenigs went 5-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and five runs scored for the visiting Patriots (18-14, 6-5). Vera Pflugradt was 4-for-5 and scored four runs, while Trisha Porzycki went 3-for-5 with a double, three RBI and three runs. Jordan Cortesi tripled twice, Dana Morgan doubled twice and tripled, and Molly Thon singled three times. Myra Peterson (two innings pitched, one unearned run) and Ruby Mankus (three shutout innings) combined on a one-hitter. Lake Forest finished 0-12 in the NSC Lake. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Baseball Alum Earns All-Ivy League Honors at Harvard
Mike Martin (Class of 2011) a junior outfielder on the Harvard University baseball team, earned first-team All-Ivy League honors.

Martin hit .304 for the Crimson this season, and was 17-for-17 in stolen bases. He scored 22 runs and also was perfect in the field, with 93 putouts, four assists and no errors.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

2014 yearbooks will be distributed today. Get your yearbook at the Patriot Lobby in the West Building or in front of the Performing Arts Center. Please bring your school ID.

Help those in need by coming to the Spring ArtFest Reception Thursday night from 6-8 p.m. in the Patriot Lobby by Room 2104. Students from the Ceramics and Foods classes are teaming up to sell bowls of soup for the Empty Bowls Project. For $10, you get a bowl of soup … and get to keep the bowl! Three soups will be available: creamy tomato basil soup with homemade croutons; curried carrot soup with tarragon oil; and chilled spicy avocado-cucumber soup with toasted coconut flakes. All proceeds will be going to the Libertyville Township Pantry.

Visual Image Photography (VIP) will visit Stevenson for senior portrait (Class of 2015) sign-up today 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.

The Failed Presidential Candidates, Stevenson’s improve troupe, will perform its final show of the year at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the West Auditorium. Admission is free and the show will run for less than an hour. Alumni are scheduled to perform with the group.

Summer reading assignments for English classes are available for students who will be attending SHS during the 2014-15 school year. Check them out at www.d125.org/summer_reading.

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

All PE lockers must be cleaned out by the end of the last regular school day on Tuesday, June 3. Locks will be cut off on Wednesday, June 4, and any remaining items left behind will be donated to local charities.

Before leaving for the summer, please check out the Lost and Found boxes for any lost items. Stop by Room 5024 in the East Building (by the Field House) and Room 2416 in the West Building.

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
Legislation would ease flood of school mandates
Gurnee school district sues Grayslake charter school, state
Lawmakers grill IHSA executive director during testy hearing
Suburban Cook County superintendent salaries put under microscope
Three West Side schools picked for “Turnaround Arts” program
CTU report says CPS broke promises on benefits of school closings
Park Ridge-Niles superintendent to take reins in Prairie Grove
Homewood-Flossmoor reinstates fired coach as teacher
East St. Louis schools lacking air conditioning send students home
Elk Grove students help World War II vet locate lost friend

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
Agriculture Department allowing delays on healthier lunches
Law School Admission Council makes changes for disabled test takers
Race for California school chief a referendum on change
Expenses for senior year of high school add up fast
Why being a truancy officer is like “running in mud”
The chemistry joke that got a student suspended from graduation

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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