Monday, June 2, 2014

Komarov, Harvey Win State Doubles Championship
Senior Andrew Komarov and junior Colin Harvey won the doubles championship at the Illinois High School Association boys tennis state tournament on Saturday. Watch the winning point, courtesy of Assistant Athletic Director Chad Dauphin. Read more about Stevenson’s newest state champions in the Patriot Sports section.

Scholastic Bowl Finishes Fifth at National Tournament
Stevenson’s Scholastic Bowl team finished fifth at the National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) High School National Championship Tournament in Rosemont on Sunday. Stevenson won 13 of its 17 matches during the two-day tournament, and had the highest finish among all Illinois schools. The Scholastic Bowl roster included seniors Justin Millman, Jason Asher and Jeeho Lee, and juniors Jonathan Mishory, Zach Pease and Braden McDowell.

Senior Receives Honors for French Study
Senior Itamar Allali is the recipient of a 2014 American Association of Teachers of French Outstanding Senior in French Award. Students are nominated by their teachers on the basis of academic excellence and an exceptional commitment to the study of French. Recipients must have completed three years of French study at the time of graduation and be non-native speakers of French.

Junior Earns First Place Honor in IATE Poetry Contest
Junior Bekka Hamburg earned a first place award in the poetry division of the 2014 Illinois Association of Teachers of English Poetry and Prose Contest. Her piece, entitled “Mind Over Matters,” will be included in the IATE Fall Bulletin.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Tennis
Stevenson at IHSA State Tournament: Andrew Komarov and Colin Harvey won the state doubles championship, the second Patriot tandem to claim top honors in the past four seasons. Komarov and Harvey join David Packowitz and Ross Putterman, who won the IHSA crown in 2011. Harvey and Komarov, who finished third last year, beat Hinsdale Central’s top two doubles teams to complete a 28-3 season. One of the losses came against Hinsdale Central’s Chase Hamilton and Lope Adelakun early in the season. On Saturday, Stevenson’s duo avenged the loss with a 6-3, 6-1 victory in the championship match. The pair reached the finals by defeating Hinsdale Central’s Michael Czlonka and James Bruning, 6-2, 6-2, in the semifinals. Harvey and Komarov won all seven matches in the three-tournament in straight sets. The doubles championship helped SHS finish fifth in the final team standings. For head coach Tom Stanhope, it was the second state doubles championship of this school year. He also leads the Patriot girls tennis program, which saw Kendall Kirsch and Alexxis Kiven win the state doubles title last fall. – Official results | Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald, High School Cube News, News-Sun

Friday’s Varsity Results

Boys Track and Field
Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A State Tournament: Sam Oh was fifth in his preliminary heat in the 1,600 (4:22.10) and sixth in his preliminary heat in the 800 (1:57.69), but did not qualify for the finals in either event. Ki Hwan Kim fell short of qualifying for the long jump finals, with a top leap of 21 feet, 8.75 inches. – Official results

Boys Tennis
Stevenson at IHSA State Tournament: Andrew Komarov and Colin Harvey breezed to a 6-3, 6-0 quarterfinal win over Glenbrook North’s David Zakhodin and Miguel Perez. Adam Maryniuk and Matt Harvey lost both of their doubles matches and were eliminated from the tournament. Benjamin Bush won a fourth-round match in the singles consolation bracket before getting knocked out in the fifth round. SHS was tied for sixth in the team standings with Highland Park at day’s end. – Official results

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Class of 2014 iPad return will take place today through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the SMART desk in the Link Lab (Room 3014). When returning the iPad, make sure to include the charging block and cable. Failure to return either the charging block or cable will result in a fine of $19 for each. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Hudson at the SMART desk.

The school will follow the Second Day of the Week schedule on Tuesday.

All PE lockers must be cleaned out by the end of the last regular school day Tuesday. Locks will be cut off on Wednesday, 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.

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 availablefor 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 by Tuesday.

TESTING CENTER INFORMATION

During finals, the Testing Center hours will be:

Wednesday, June 4 — 7-3

Thursday, June 5  — 7-1

Friday, June 6  — 7-3

The Testing Center is open regular hours on Monday and Tuesday, but seniors must follow their final schedule on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Students must sign up for tests during finals times. A test can only be taken during a free period. Before- and after-final times don’t require signing up.

If a student is signed up during a re-scheduled final, the Testing Center needs a note or email from the teacher or counselor that the final has been rescheduled.

Seniors who are exempt from finals may take tests in the Testing Center during that class time with written notification from their teachers or counselors.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

Tuesday is the last day the 6:30 p.m. late bus will run.

COLLEGE NEWS

Seniors: The Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove is offering a $1,000 scholarship award to an eligible senior. Along with the completed application, the essay needs to answer the question regarding the rotary motto “Service About Self.” Applications are available in the College/Career Center. The deadline is noon on Friday, June 13.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

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 (dwillock@d125.org) in the College/Career Center for an application.

ATHLETICS

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.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
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NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
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Education advocates killed in fiery jet crash on way to fundraiser
D.C. classrooms welcome babies in effort to teach empathy

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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