Monday, September 29, 2014

Stand Strong Presents “Not My Kid?!” Tuesday Night

The community coalition Stand Strong will hold a panel discussion entitled “Not My Kid?!” in the Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Stand Strong is dedicated to keeping District 125 youth drug- and alcohol-free.

The panel will feature several local experts on the front lines of teen behavior. They will answer questions about the challenges teens face when it comes to alcohol and other drugs, and will offer tips on how parents can keep their children safe. Among the panelists will be Dr. Cristina Cortesi, Stevenson’s Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator, Principal Troy Gobble, and Lincolnshire Police Officer Tom Branick, who serves as the police liaison at SHS.

The event is free, but reservations are encouraged. Click here to register.

Alum to Perform in D.C. With Grammy Winner Joshua Bell

Devon Naftzger (Class of 2012), a junior at Princeton University, will be performing with world-famous musician Joshua Bell in Washington, D.C.’s L’Enfant Plaza Metro station on Tuesday. Bell is the musician who made news seven years ago when he donned a baseball cap and posed as a street performer at the Metro as part of a social experiment to see if passersby would notice the beautiful music he was playing.

Naftzger is one of nine students Bell mentored through the National YoungArts Foundation who will be in Washington to perform with him to promote music education. She is playing an octet (two first violins, two second violins, two violas and two cellos). Naftzger was chosen for the YoungArts program during her senior year.

In an ironic twist, the Bell social experiment story was used as an example during Melissa Fainman’s Sociology class that Naftzger took while attending Stevenson.


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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson at Prospect Fall Classic: The Patriots captured the 16-school tournament title with a dominant performance, winning five of seven divisions. SHS scored 74 points, followed by runner-up New Trier with 64. Kendall Kirsch (16-0), who won the state doubles crown last fall, won the No. 1 singles championship by outlasting 2013 singles quarterfinalist Taylor Tamblyn of New Trier, 7-5, 6-7 (7-3), 7-5, in a match that went more than three hours. Stevenson’s other champions were Vinaya Rao and Kate Harvey at No. 1 doubles, Zoe Taylor at No. 2 singles, Michelle Tulchinskaya and Gwen Heidkamp at No. 2 doubles, and Kaylin Dong at No. 3 singles. Caroline Kelmis and Lindsey Waxman were second at No. 3 doubles. – Daily Herald, Buffalo Grove Journal

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 3, Lake Zurich 2: Ethan Marx scored the winning goal about 20 minutes into the second half for the visiting Patriots (4-5-4, 2-3-1) in North Suburban Conference Lake Division action. Marx’s goal was set up by Jun Min. Mitch Gullett gave SHS a 1-0 lead with an unassisted goal 12 minutes into the game. After the Bears (8-6, 3-3) scored twice to take a 2-1 lead, Dennis Katsman tied the game with an unassisted goal late in the first half. – Sun-Times Media

Boys Golf

Stevenson at McDermand Invitational: The Patriots just missed winning the 15-team tournament, falling one stroke short of Loyola, 303-304. Jason Gohde finished second overall with a 72, one shot behind the medalist from New Trier. Kevin Chin was sixth with a 75 and Kamaren Sandu carded a 76 and placed eighth. Luke Feder added an 81. – Daily Herald

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson at Palatine Invitational: The Patriots placed 19th out of 28 teams at the Deer Grove East Forest Preserve. Stevenson’s top runner was Isabelle Sparreo, who finished 33rd out of 185 entries with a time of 18:38 on the 3-mile course. – Official results

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson at Palatine Invitational: Sam Oh’s 14th-place finish helped lead the Patriots to 22nd out of 29 teams. Oh covered the 3-mile course at Deer Grove East Forest Preserve in 15:11.9. Stevenson’s other top-50 finish came from Jared Borowsky, was took 43rd among 199 runners with a time of 15:43.5. – Official results

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: The Patriots placed fifth among nine teams at Lake Forest. Ashlin Ruiz was fourth in the 100 butterfly. – Daily Herald

Friday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson 21, Lakes 3: In Lake Villa, the Patriot defense put the clamps on the previously undefeated Eagles (4-1), who entered the game averaging nearly 44 points per game. SHS (5-0) held Lakes to less than 170 total yards of offense, with only 15 coming through the air. Jack Joseph nearly outgained the Eagles himself, running for 139 yards and two second-half touchdowns as the Pats extended their 7-3 halftime lead. His TD runs came from 21 and 1 yards out. Cameron Green had six catches for 71 yards, including a 29-yard TD pass from Willie Bourbon that opened the scoring. Bourbon completed 17 of 27 pass attempts for 214 yards. Tyler Vincent and Jack Sorenson also caught five passes apiece. Defensively, Mike Maskalunas had an interception. – Sun-Times Media, Daily Herald

Girls Golf

Stevenson 174, Grant 207: Alexia Fidman won medalist honors at the Antioch Golf Club by shooting a 41. Stephanie Namkoong had a 44, Myra Peterson recorded a 44 and Olivia Hancock added a 47. – Daily Herald


Homecoming Dance Tickets On Sale

Tickets for the Homecoming Dance are available through the Patriot Superstore. Tickets are $25 each. Click here for details.

When an A+ Isn’t Enough, The Half-Wit is There

Are you the type of person where an A+ just doesn’t cut it? Do you want to see your work go one step further and get officially published? Submit your work to by November 7. Freshmen and sophomores only.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

The next PPA Bake Sale is Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass commons. All treats will be $1.


Do you like geography and learning about different countries? Do you want to learn about countries you may have never heard of before? Have you taken or are you currently taking AP Human Geography? Then get Djibouti over to Geography Club! We meet every Monday after school in Room 7004. Kenya make it?

Meteorology Club meets Mondays at 3:45 in Room 2118. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information.

Attention all animal lovers: The Animal Welfare Club will be making fleece blankets to donate to a local animal shelter at our next meeting Tuesday after school in Room 2700. Hope to see you there.

The Speech and Drama Team meets at 3:45 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the East ILC. Come and participate in one or more of 14 different events that span from humorous to dramatic acting, from prose and poetry to original speech writing, from impromptu and political speeches to radio broadcasts. New members, both experienced and inexperienced, are always welcome! Be a part of a friendly team where you’ll have fun and learn life-long, valuable communication skills!

Chess Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday in Room 7022. Meetings run from 3:30 to approximately 5 p.m.


Have you checked out the IM Open Gyms lately? Fencing, basketball, baseball and more … check out the schedules here: Everyone is welcome! No registration necessary!


Love music? The Music in College Exploration Night for juniors and seniors is tonight! Join the music faculty from 7-8 p.m. in the Orchestra Room (Room 2200) to explore how to continue on with music in college. Learn about different areas of study as well as future careers. Parents of juniors and seniors are welcome to join as well.

Seniors: Do you have questions about the Common Application, applying to the University of Illinois, transcripts, etc? The College/Career Center will be open from 7:30-8:15 a.m. Tuesday so you can get your questions answered. The CCC will also hold drop-in days at the same time on these dates (all second day of the week schedule): Tuesday, October 7; Wednesday, October 15; and Tuesday, October 21.


Need some extra cash? There are lots of part-time jobs available for students. View them all on the Career Exploration webpage at

Interested in a healthcare career? Apply for the Northwestern Medical Explorers Program. Applications must be postmarked by October 15. Find out more at or message Mrs. Willock at

Available lab technician internship available at local company. 10-20 hours per week. Please stop into the CCC to see Mrs. Willock if you are interested in this opportunity.

Now accepting career shadow applications for 2014-15: Career shadows are available to students throughout the year. If you are interested in learning first hand about a specific career, please email Mrs. Willock at to set up an appointment.

Mark your calendars! The biennial Career Fair is coming to Stevenson on November 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Get a chance to talk to professionals representing a variety of different careers in healthcare, engineering, technology, law, business, the arts and more!


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