Monday, November 10, 2014

Pedestrian Hit on Stevenson Drive Sunday Morning

A 31-year-old pedestrian was struck by a car and seriously injured Sunday morning on Stevenson Drive. The pedestrian, who was not identified by police, was hit by the driver of a 2014 Kia Soul near parking lots C and D around 9:42 a.m. The pedestrian was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with life-threatening injuries, and the Daily Herald reported the individual was listed in critical condition. The driver’s identity was not released. No citations have been issued.

Reminder of Police Activity on Campus Tuesday

Lincolnshire Police and other first-responders will be on campus Tuesday morning to conduct a training drill between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the West Building. Access will be unavailable from the Wood Commons south to the 2900 and 1900 hallways. Security staff will be available to help students gain access to the Sports Center and nearby rooms.

Chess Team Cruises in League Opener

Stevenson breezed to a pair of victories in the opening round of North Suburban Chess League competition on Friday, beating Evanston, 56-12, and Niles North, 58.5-9.5. Junior Allen Guo, sophomores Rahul Dhiman and Sritej Vontikommu, and freshmen Conrad Oberhaus and James Wei won both of their games. Also participating were senior Phillip Engstrom, juniors Prithvi Velpuri and Matthew Xi, and freshman Alexander Bian. The team next plays November 21 against Highland Park and Waukegan.

No Digest Tuesday

Stevenson will not have classes Tuesday in observance of Veterans Day. The Daily Digest will not be published.


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Sunday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Loyola Gold 3, Stevenson 0

Saturday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson hosted IHSA Class 8A Playoff: The Patriots (11-0) beat Loyola Academy, 24-21, avenging last year’s state semifinal loss and earning a berth in the state quarterfinals for the fourth time in the last five years. SHS, the top seed in Class 8A, will play host to fourth-seeded New Trier (10-1), a 28-27 overtime winner over Curie. The day and time have not yet been announced. Against Loyola, Stevenson jumped out to a 17-0 lead, then held off the eighth-seeded Ramblers (8-3) as they were poised to take the lead late in the fourth quarter. On a fourth-and-1 with less than a minute remaining in the game, defensive lineman Blake Drazner sacked Loyola quarterback Aidan Walsh to secure the victory. Drazner’s sack was one of six by the Patriot defense; two came from his line mate, Nick Dillon. Drazner also made a key play in the third quarter, recovering a fumble that led to Jack Joseph’s 11-yard touchdown run and extended the lead to 24-14. SHS dominated most of the first half, opening the game with a 12-play, 91-yard scoring drive capped by a 26-yard TD pass from Willie Bourbon to Henry Marchese. Bourbon was 14-for-24 passing for 213 yards and two TDs. He also connected with Jack Sorenson on a 39-yard scoring strike. Mike Gambino added a 42-yard field goal for the Pats. Cameron Green caught six passes for 84 yards. – Daily Herald, Pioneer Press, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A State Finals: Sammy Oh finished sixth among 217 runners, the highest finish by a Patriot in 31 years, and had the third-fastest time in program history. Oh covered the 3-mile course at Detweiller Park in Peoria in 14:34, 23 seconds behind the champion, Jesse Reiser of McHenry. Oh’s sixth-place finish was the best showing by a Stevenson runner since Olympian Mark Deady placed sixth in 1983. The only Patriot to do better was two-time state champion and All-American Pat Joyce in 1991 and 1992. Oh is the eighth medalist in program history. Oh’s final high school race was his best, as he topped his personal best by 11 seconds. The only faster times run by a Patriot were 14:28 by Deady in 1983, and 14:30 by Joyce in 1992, both in the state final. Oh’s final time also was 13 seconds faster than what he posted at the North Suburban Conference meet, 44 seconds faster than his sectional effort, and almost a minute better than his regional time. – Official results

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Meet: The Patriots finished third with 232 points, behind Lake Forest (318) and Libertyville (285), and had one individual champion. Ashlin Ruiz won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:07.64, nearly 9 seconds ahead of teammate and runner-up Shayna Salzman (5:16.07). Ruiz also was second in the 100 butterfly (58.09), and swam the anchor leg on the 200 medley relay with Casey Kirby, Irune Andres and Rachel Song. They finished third in 1:50.04. Kirby was third in the 100 backstroke (59.78) and fifth in the 100 free (54.11). Andres placed third in the 100 breast (1:07.92) and fifth in the 200 IM (2:12.46). Other top-five finishes came from Salzman in the 200 free (fourth, 1:57.18), Danielle Fang in the 100 breast (fifth, 1:09.01), Jessica Lenhart in the 100 butterfly (fifth, 59.53), and the 200 free relay team of Kirby, Song, Alice Jeong and Iza Pelka (fifth, 1:41.22). – Daily Herald


Students Invited to Be Part of Stained Glass Committee

As part of Stevenson’s 50th anniversary, numerous parent and student organizations have commissioned an artist to create a large stained glass window above the Sports Center entrance. Any SHS students who are interested in being part of the committee to review the proposals, in being a member of the design/hiring committees, and attending weekend field trips to the stained glass studio, please complete this survey. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Grice at

Online Ticket Sales for “Cabaret” Underway

Tickets for the fall musical, “Cabaret,” are available online through the SHS Web Store. Tickets are $10 each. “Cabaret” will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday.

What’s On Your Mind? Submit to the Half-Wit

Freshmen and sophomores: Got clever essays, narratives, and brilliant DBQs weighing your backpack down? Get the weight off your shoulders! Get those ideas off your mind! Submit to the Half-Wit! Submit any and all short stories, poems, plays, songs lyrics, and essays to the Half-Wit and you could become the next great writer. Send all submissions to by Friday along with your name and ID number.

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 The Senior Class Party will be held June 3. Permission forms can be turned in to the Patriot Superstore.


The informational meeting for IM Basketball League and IM Volleyball League will be held at 3:45 Wednesday in Room 2113. This is a combined meeting for both leagues. For more information visit the IM page at


Looking to earn some volunteering hours? Want a free breakfast? Join us! Interact Club will be meeting Wednesday morning from 7:20-7:50 in Room 2115-2117 (behind the lecture halls). We will share several exciting volunteering opportunities available in the next few months. This is a great way to earn volunteer hours and make new friends! New members are always welcome … and you can have bagels and cream cheese for breakfast! Contact the sponsor, Ms. Smith, via email with questions:

Write Club meets Wednesdays after school in Room 7018. The club features creative writing contests, poetry, fiction, college application essay help, and snacks.

The Speech and Drama Team meets at 3:45 Wednesday and Thursday 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!


Seniors: Next fall, the College of Lake County is offering an opportunity to participate in a program called “Engineering Pathways.” More information can be obtained at or The deadline to participate is Friday, February 26.


The Stevenson Center on Democracy is looking for a media specialist intern. This position will be responsible for editing HD digital content and creating short- and full- length programming for the web and for DVDs. The student have access to good HD digital editing equipment. The pay is $10 per hour. Please contact Mrs. Willock at or in the College/Career Center if interested.

A busy chiropractic clinic is looking for a part-time front desk coordinator as soon as possible. Visit the Student Job Connection web page to find out more and check out all the part-time and seasonal jobs available for students.

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.


Preseason softball is here! Join last year’s freshman, JV and varsity players for optional morning workouts and weekend open gym sessions. Improve your softball skills, learn an appreciation for the game, make lifelong friends, and develop a sense of Stevenson pride as a member of the Patriot softball program. Workouts are from 6:30-7:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Cardio Room. Open gym sessions TBA. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Coach Vikartofsky at or visit


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