Scholastic Bowl Team Finishes 10th in Nation
The varsity Scholastic Bowl team finished 10th at the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence’s National Scholastic Championship in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, the highest finish among all Illinois entries. Stevenson won 16 of its 21 matches in the two-day tournament. The team consisted of seniors Jason Asher, Jeeho Lee and Justin Millman, and juniors Jonathan Mishory and Braden McDowell.
Game Developer Competition Underway
The Technology Education Department is holding its first-ever Game Developer’s Competition through Sunday. The competition features games created by students in the Game Development course. You can play the games and vote for your favorite at shsteched.com.
Food Revolution Organizers Claim Record Broken
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s website is claiming that the Food Revolution Day on May 16, in which about 200 Stevenson students participated, broke the Guinness world record for most people taking part in a single cooking class in a 24-hour period. Guinness has not certified the record as of yet.
Guitar Concert Wednesday Night
Students enrolled in guitar classes will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the West Auditorium.
Monday’s Varsity Results
Stevenson at IHSA Highland Park Regional: The Patriots downed North Chicago, 25-10, 25-14, to advance to tonight’s regional semifinal against Deerfield at 7:30. Grant Maleski led SHS (18-18) with nine kills. Nicholas Perozzi passed out 19 assists and Jeffrey Wang had 10, to go along with a team-high five digs. Timothy Park added four digs. – Daily Herald (statistics)
Stevenson hosted SHS Regional: The 13th-seeded Patriots shut out No. 18 seed Wheeling, 5-0, in the regional quarterfinals, and will face second seed Glenbrook South at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Joey Olker threw six shutout innings, striking out three and walking three. Aaron Saper came on in the seventh to earn the save. Willie Bourbon drove in a pair of runs, including what proved to be the game-winner in the first inning. Sean Morris also had two RBI. Sam Harris knocked in the fifth SHS run. Austin Earl scored twice. Bourbon, Wilson and Joseph each had two hits. – @SHS_Baseball1,Daily Herald (linescore)
Saturday’s Varsity Results
Girls Track and Field
Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A State Finals: Senior Jackie Setina finished second in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 7 inches, breaking her own school record by two inches. Setina’s 5-7 effort matched first-place winner Emma Haugen of Lyons Township, but she had one more scratch. Setina, who was making her first appearance at state, is the first Patriot girl to earn a medal in the high jump. She also is the first Patriot girl to earn a state medal since Rachel Redmond placed seventh in shot put in 2010. – Official results | Daily Herald
Girls Water Polo
Stevenson at IHSA State Tournament: Allison Travetto scored six goals to lead the Patriots past Mother McAuley, 9-5, for third place in the state. Melissa Gartenberg, Ashley Oliver and Sara Ploch also scored for SHS (31-5), which earned a third-place trophy for the third time in program history. Stevenson’s 31 wins tied the most in school history, joining the 2006 squad that finished 31-3 and also was third in state. Becky Callen made 11 saves. In the morning semifinals, the Pats fell to eventual runner-up St. Ignatius, 15-8. Gartenberg scored five goals and Travetto had three. – Third place game box score | Semifinal box score | Daily Herald, HSC News (semifinal),
Boys Water Polo
Stevenson at IHSA State Tournament: The Patriots finished fourth in the state, earning their fifth trophy in program history. SHS (27-9) lost to eventual champion Loyola Academy in the morning semifinals, 13-6, and then fell to Naperville North in the third-place game, 9-3. Stevenson’s 27 wins was the third-most in program history. Mitchell Sokolsky was the leading scorer in both games, tallying four against Loyola and two versus Naperville North. – Third place game box score | Semifinal box score | HSC News (semifinal), Daily Herald
Stevenson hosted IHSA Sectional: The Patriots breezed to their eighth consecutive sectional title, and qualified six players for this week’s state tournament. SHS accumulated 21 points, seven ahead of runner-up Libertyville. Senior Andrew Komarov and junior Colin Harvey, who finished third in the state last year, won the doubles championship over teammates Adam Maryniuk and Matt Harvey, 6-0, 6-2, their fourth straight-set win in the two-day tournament. Maryniuk, a junior, and the freshman Harvey reached the finals by rallying for a three-set win in the semifinals. Sophomore Benjamin Bush placed third in singles to earn his second straight state berth. This will be the fourth straight state appearance for Komarov, who also qualified in doubles in 2012 with Colin Harvey, and in 2011 with Ryan Buxbaum. Maryniuk will play at state for the second time; he partnered with Dennis Kontorovich in 2012. – Official results | High School Cube News, Daily Herald
Cary Grove 8, Stevenson 6: The host Trojans (20-13) built an 8-1 lead and then survived a late push by the Patriots (13-15). Five players drove in runs: Sean Wilson, Joey Morris, Mitch Goll, Jack Joseph and Sam Harris. – @SHS_Baseball1, Northwest Herald
Friday’s Varsity Results
Girls Water Polo
Stevenson at IHSA State Tournament: The Patriots beat New Trier, 13-2, in the quarterfinals. SHS (29-4) led 2-1 after the first quarter, then outscored the Trevians 10-1 over the next two quarters. Allison Travetto scored five goals and Melissa Gartenberg added four. Annika Hotchkiss, Ashley Oliver, Sara Ploch and Alexa Kotlyar also scored. Goalie Becky Callen made seven saves. – Quarterfinal box score | High School Cube News
Stevenson hosted IHSA Class 3A Regional: Erin Bailey scored her first goal of the season with about four minutes remaining in the second overtime as the Patriots beat Libertyville, 1-0, for the regional championship. SHS (7-10-4), the No. 14 seed in the Libertyville Sectional, will face top-seeded Buffalo Grove in the semifinals today at 4:30. For Stevenson, the regional championship was its sixth in the program’s 31 years. All of the titles have come in the last 11 seasons. – High School Cube News
Spring Sports Awards Night Tonight
Spring Sports Awards Night will be held at 7 p.m. tonight in the Sports Center. Student-athletes and their parents will be able to complete an athletics survey using iPads provided by the school.
Reminder: Wednesday will follow the second-day-of-the-week schedule.
Volunteers are needed to help with transfer students in the fall. If you are interested in helping, please sign up in any Student Services office. This is a great opportunity to help a new student become familiar with SHS.
Nina Weiss, the Visiting Artist of the Month for May, will be giving a presentation at the Rotunda Gallery during second period Wednesday.
Students who preordered the WIT may pick up their copy in either Communication Arts Office.
As you are cleaning out your lockers and backpacks and getting ready for summer, please consider donating new or gently used school supplies to the annual Peer Helper school supply drive. Drop boxes are located throughout the school. This year, supplies are going to Stevenson’s EduFund club, which will disperse the supplies to local schools in need.
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.
Students who have enrolled to take AP Environmental Science next year need to come to the East Math and Science Office (Room 8080) to pick up their textbook and summer reading assignment before Tuesday, June 3.
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.
The girls cross country team will have an informational meeting from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the West Staff Dining Room (Room 1204), down the stairs by the Sports Center. Any girl interested in joining cross country this fall should attend. See Coach LeVanti for details.
Still need to sign up for summer camp? Don’t worry, it’s not too late! Register online now at www.d125.org/PREP. For more details you can visit the website or stop by the PREP office, Room 3040.
Career Days are coming to Stevenson! Wednesday will be Healthcare and Medicine Career Day. All presentations will take place during all periods in the Recital Hall. Presenters scheduled to speak include an ER/trauma nurse, a pediatrician, a physical therapist and occupational therapist. On Thursday, we will have a STEM Career Day to include presentations from a chemical engineer, food scientist, web developer, and radiation protection specialist from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Reminder, if you are interested in veterinary medicine as a career: The Anti-Cruelty Society in partnership with the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is offering an internship program for the 2014-15 school year and applications are due by June 30. Please stop by or contact Mrs. Willock (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the College/Career Center for an application.
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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.