Monday, October 27, 2014

WIT Wins First Place in National Literary Magazine Contest

The 2013-14 edition of the WIT, Stevenson’s literary magazine, won first place in the American Scholastic Press Association’s national literary magazine competition. The judge who reviewed the publication said the WIT shows “superior efforts of talented and creative editors, writers, artists, photographers, layout/graphic designers, staff members and advisor.” The 2014 WIT’s senior editor was 2014 graduate Joanne Jun, and the editors were current seniors Kathryn Roach and Noelle Lee.

Rao, Harvey Win State Doubles Title; Tennis Team Second

Junior Vinaya Rao and freshman Kate Harvey won the Illinois High School Association state doubles championship Saturday, leading Stevenson to a second-place finish in the team standings. The team will be honored during a recognition ceremony at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in Room 5044 near the Performing Arts Center. Guests must check in at the Main Office (circle drive entrance) and provide an ID. More in the Sports section.

Online Auction Ends at 9 p.m. Tonight

Today is the final day of the fifth annual Stevenson Online Auction. Bidding ends at 9 p.m. There are nearly 150 items available. The auction is a fundraising event by the Stevenson High School Foundation, in partnership with the Band and Color Guard Parents Organization, Sports Boosters, Special Education Community Board, Choral Guild, and supporters of the varsity boys basketball, girls lacrosse and fencing teams. Click here to see which items are available, and to place your bid.

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Sunday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Rockford 4, Stevenson 1: Jake Cimarusti scored the Patriots’ goal at Carlson Ice Arena in Rockford East. Rockford tallied three goals in the third period to break open a 1-1 game. Goalie Aryel Furman made 19 saves for SHS (6-6-2), which outshot the Icemen, 29-23. Rockford improved to 4-3 in the Scholastic Hockey League, while the Pats dropped to 3-3. – Scholastic Hockey League.org

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson at IHSA State Tournament: Vinaya Rao and Kate Harvey won the state doubles championship, the third Stevenson doubles title in the past year. Alexxis Kiven and Kendall Kirsch won the girls doubles crown in 2013, while Harvey’s older brother, Colin, and Andrew Komarov captured the boys doubles championship last May. Rao and Harvey led Stevenson to a second-place finish overall, behind Hinsdale Central, which won its seventh state title in the past nine years. Stevenson’s second-place finish tied its best showing in the state tournament, matching the 1996 squad’s runner-up effort. Rao and Harvey won all seven of their matches in straight sets, facing their stiffest battle in the championship match. They prevailed over Hinsdale Central’s Erika Oku and Stephanie Dolehide, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4. Kaylin Dong and Zoe Taylor, who gave Rao and Harvey their only defeat of the year in the sectional championship, finished fifth. Dong and Taylor bounced back from a loss in the fourth round to win their next five matches, making them 8-1 in the three-day tournament. Also contributing points for the Patriots were singles players Kendall Kirsch and Zoe Manion. Kirsch won her first four matches and reached the quarterfinals before losing to last year’s state champion. Manion won three of her five matches and lasted until the fifth round of the consolation bracket. – Official results | Daily Herald, High School Cube News

Boys Soccer

Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Barrington Regional: The Patriots lost to Highland Park in two overtimes, 2-0, in the regional championship, ending their season with a 7-7-6 record. – IHSA

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson at IHSA Libertyville Regional: The Patriots finished third as a team, qualifying for Saturday’s Schaumburg Sectional. Leading the way for SHS at Adler Park was Jessica Philipp, who ran the 3-mile course in 19:27.54 and placed fourth, the highest regional performance by an individual Patriot since at least 2000. Isabelle Sparreo was ninth (19:50.08), followed by Julide Ozmeral (19th, 20:54.06), Sydney Pacernick (22nd, 21:00.03), Shea Kirby (23rd, 21:01.79), Jessica Woodard (24th, 21:02.06) and Lauren Appell (32nd, 21:20.60). – Official results | Daily Herald

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson at IHSA Libertyville Regional: Sam Oh finished second and Jared Borowsky placed fourth, leading SHS to a fifth-place finish. The Patriots qualified as a team for Saturday’s Schaumburg Sectional. Oh covered the 3-mile course at Adler Park in 15:40.94, six seconds behind the winner from Buffalo Grove, while Borowsky clocked a time of 16:08.27. Oh and Borowsky almost posted identical finishes to last year, when they were second and fifth, respectively. Paul Udoni finished 21st (17:04), followed by Paul Halliday (38th, 17:35), Adam Butler (43rd, 17:58), Nikita Smyrnov (48th, 18:14) and Malcolm Fitts (51st, 18:18). – Official results | Daily Herald

Friday’s Varsity Results

Football

Stevenson 34, Libertyville 14: The visiting Patriots (9-0, 6-0) scored on their first play from scrimmage and never trailed en route to achieving their sixth undefeated regular season in school history and earning a second consecutive North Suburban Conference Lake Division championship. Quarterback Willie Bourbon tossed a lateral to Jack Sorenson, who turned and threw a pass to Cameron Green for a 58-yard scoring play to put SHS on the board. Bourbon and Green connected on a 42-yard touchdown pass and Jack Joseph ran for a 3-yard TD as the Pats took a 21-0 lead at halftime. Stevenson’s defense had two interceptions and three sacks in the first half. Green caught three passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns. After the Wildcats (6-3, 3-3) scored on their opening possession of the second half to make the score 21-7, Stevenson marched down the field over the next six minutes, culminating in a 1-yard TD plunge by Joseph that extended the lead to 27-7 with five minutes remaining. Bourbon finished the game 12-of-14 for 205 yards and two TDs. – High School Cube News (video highlights), Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald

Football Team Receives No. 1 Seed in State Playoffs

Stevenson will play host to Lyons Township in the first round of the IHSA Class 8A football playoffs at 7 p.m. Friday. The 9-0 Patriots are the top seed in Class 8A, while Lyons is an at-large qualifier with a 5-4 record. Stevenson will be making its 26th consecutive appearance in the state playoffs and 27th overall, and has an all-time playoff record of 29-26. Lyons is in the playoffs for the sixth straight season and 17th overall, with a 12-16 playoff mark. The two schools have never met in the state playoffs. The winner of Friday’s game will face either Warren or Loyola Academy, which ended Stevenson’s 2013 season in the state semifinals. Class 8A playoff bracket | Daily Herald, Chicago Tribune, High School Cube News

SHS Hosts Volleyball Regional Starting Tonight

Stevenson is one of four regional sites within the IHSA Class 4A Glenbrook North Sectional for girls volleyball. Play begins tonight with a play-in game between GBN and Zion-Benton. The Patriots will take on Buffalo Grove at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the second regional semifinal, following the contest between Hersey and the winner of tonight’s match. SHS is the No. 7 seed in the sectional while Buffalo Grove is No. 10. Hersey is the No. 2 seed. The regional championship match will be played at 6 p.m. Thursday. All matches will be played in the Sports Center.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Senior Yearbook Portrait Appointment Deadline is Friday

The final deadline for seniors to make an appointment for a yearbook portrait is Friday. Seniors can call 847-499-9300 to make an appointment. This also will ensure that they will be featured in the 50th anniversary Ambassador yearbook.

Turn in Senior Party Permission Forms to Superstore

Seniors: Come sail away! Don’t forget to turn in your permission form for the Senior Class Party aboard the Odyssey. Forms are available for download at www.d125.org/ppa/senior_class_party.aspx. The Senior Class Party will be held June 3. Permission forms can be turned in to the Patriot Superstore.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons!  Pies, donuts, Puppy Chow and more. All items are $1.

COLLEGE NEWS

Seniors: We’ve added one more Drop-In Day for you to ask questions about the Common Application, the University of Illinois’ application, transcripts, and other issues. The College/Career Center will be opened from 7:30-8:15 a.m. on Tuesday (second day of the week schedule) for you to get questions answered.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Save the date! The Career Fair is coming to Stevenson on November 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Forum/West Commons. Want to know which careers match up best with your interests? Curious as to which college or courses will be best for your career choice? Learn the answer to these questions and more by attending and talking to all types of professionals in all types of careers! More than 65 representatives from medicine, law, engineering, the arts, human resources, pharmacy, management, advertising, business ownership, entrepreneurship, fashion, finance, technology and many more!

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 dwillock@d125.org to set up an appointment.

CLUB NEWS

Meteorology Club meets today at 3:45 in Room 2118.

Anime Club meets today in Room 2113 at 3:30.

Geography Club meets today after school in Room 7004.

The Ambassador yearbook club meets today, Tuesday and Friday after school in Room 2712.

Gay Straight Alliance meets Tuesday after school in Room 6012.

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

ATHLETICS

Interested in wrestling? The pre-season meeting is Wednesday at 3:30 in the Wrestling Room (Room 2111). Contact Coach Cook if you have any questions.

INTRAMURALS

The Stevenson Climbing Club informational meeting will be held after school on Wednesday, November 5 in Room 6012. For more information, visit the Climbing Club page at http://www2.d125.org/im/climbing.html.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

New disagreement in Waukegan teacher’s strike: School lunches

Schools bill would redistribute funding at expense of North Shore districts

Benedictine University in Springfield to end traditional undergraduate program

Batavia school district wants to borrow $15 million for upgrades

Illinois State University fraternity could face sanctions in barn dance event

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Washington high school shooting death toll at three; teacher credited as hero

Combined spending in California state education superintendent race: $24M

How Mississippi’s juvenile justice system fails special education students

The economic impact of school suspensions on African-American girls

Curiosity: It helps us learn, but why?

Nebraska district will allow seniors to pose with guns in yearbook portrait

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