Monday, December 1, 2014

Football Team Wins State Championship

Stevenson’s football team won its first state championship on Saturday, defeating Homewood-Flossmoor, 31-25, in the Illinois High School Association Class 8A title game at the University of Illinois’ Memorial Stadium. The win completed a perfect 14-0 season for the Patriots. The team will be honored later this week during a celebration at the school; details to follow. More details on the game are in the sports section.

Three Debaters Reach Semifinals of Glenbrooks Tournament

Three members of the SHS debate team reached the semifinals of the 35th annual Glenbrook National Tournament held November 22-23 at Glenbrook South High School. Jenny Zhang, Jake Glaser and Michelle Hu were among the 350 participants in the tournament.


Wednesday’s Daily Digest omitted one alumnus from the list of Morrisseys that Heart of the Community Award winner Amy Morrissey and husband Jim have seen graduate from Stevenson. Caitlin Morrissey graduated in 2008.



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Sunday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Neuqua Valley 3, Stevenson 1: In the championship game of the SHS Thanksgiving Tournament, Sam Spector scored the lone goal for the Patriots, assisted by Justin Pantle. – Stevenson


Saturday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson 31, Homewood-Flossmoor 25: The Patriots beat Homewood-Flossmoor for the second time this season to win the IHSA Class 8A state championship, the first in program history. SHS, which completed its first perfect season at 14-0, held off a furious rally by the Vikings (11-3) in the final two minutes at Memorial Stadium on the campus of the University of Illinois. After quarterback Willie Bourbon scored on a 13-yard run to give Stevenson a 31-16 lead, the Patriot defense stopped H-F on fourth-and-goal at the 3 with 4:05 left. However, on the next play, the Vikings tackled Jack Joseph in the end zone for a safety. After Stevenson punted, Homewood-Flossmoor scored three plays later, then recovered an onside kick. The Vikings quickly moved inside the 10 and appeared poised for the go-ahead score when Tyler Vincent forced a fumble, which was recovered by James Mahoney. SHS then ran out the clock. Joseph ran for 91 yards and two touchdowns. Bourbon was 13-of-20 passing for 144 yards, and also gained 50 yards on the ground. Vincent’s 4-yard TD run gave SHS a 23-10 lead in the third quarter. Twelve of Stevenson’s 14 wins came against teams that made the state playoffs. – Official box score | Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald, Journal and Topics

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 61, Glenbard West 42: At Hinsdale Central, the Patriots (4-0) jumped out to an 18-2 lead, then withstood a Hilltopper rally that saw the gap close to five points in the third quarter. SHS then went on a 16-0 run to remove any doubt about the outcome. Connor Cashaw led the Pats with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Jalen Brunson added 20 points. – Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald


Stevenson at 24th Annual Moore-Prettyman Invitational: Tyler Harrington won the 182-pound championship at Barrington, leading the Patriots to a ninth-place finish. Harrington beat Jake Dudeck of Lincoln Way Central, 6-2, in the championship match. Overall, SHS had more place-winners than ever before in the tournament. Zach Horwitz was second at 195 pounds, while Juwon Anderson and Brandon Zisman were fifth at 170 and 113, respectively. Evan Rodriguez finished sixth at 138, while two other Pats were eighth in their weight class: Eric Carter at 120 and Ben Ponto at 132. – Official results | Daily Herald

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 3, Lake Forest 2: Timothy Fogliatti’s third-period goal broke a 2-2 and lifted the Patriots to victory in the SHS Thanksgiving Tournament. Luke Favia and Justin Pantle also scored for SHS. Daniel Levey had two assists, while Bahri Kurapey, Richard Chen, Jordan Marcelletti and Sam Spector each had one. Jacob Shellist made 36 saves in goal. – Stevenson

Friday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 79, St. Charles East 53: Taylor Buford scored 22 points, including 18 in the first half, as the Patriots (5-0) rolled over the Saints (4-1) to capture the Schaumburg Tournament title. Buford also has 8 rebounds and 3 steals in three quarters of action. She sat down for the fourth with the Patriots leading by 23. Ashley Richardson scored 14 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and made 2 steals, and was named the tournament’s most valuable player. Sophia Way scored 9 of her 14 points and grabbed 4 of her 11 rebounds in the third quarter as Stevenson pulled away. Janine Fajardo added 9 points. Richardson, Buford and Way were named to the all-tournament team. – Daily Herald

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 72, Hinsdale Central 59: Jalen Brunson scored 26 points and Connor Cashaw added 22 as the Patriots (3-0) held off a late surge by the Red Devils (2-1) at the Lyons-Hinsdale Central-Glenbard West Thanksgiving tournament. Cashaw and Brunson each scored 15 points in the first half as SHS built a 20-point lead. Hinsdale, the No. 9 team in the Chicago Tribune’s preseason poll, rallied behind strong inside play and closed to within 13 after three, and pulled to within 9 with 2:50 remaining. Justin Smith (14 points) hit a layup and Brunson nailed a 3-pointer to snuff out the rally. – Chicago Tribune

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 7, Skokie 1: Daniel Levey scored two goals and added two assists as the Patriots routed Skokie, 7-1, in the SHS Thanksgiving Tournament. Luke Flavia also lit the lamp twice for Stevenson. Jacob Glaser had a goal and two assists. The Pats’ other goals came from Michael Dowd and Sam Spector. Justin Pantle had three assists, while Richard Chen and Timothy Fogliatti each had one. – Stevenson

Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

New Trier 3, Stevenson 2: In the opening day of the SHS Thanksgiving Tournament, the Patriots received goals from Bahri Kurapey and Daniel Levey, who assisted on Kurapey’s goal. Jacob Glaser was credited with an assist on each goal, and Timothy Fogliatti also recorded an assist on Levey’s score. Jacob Shellist made 12 saves for SHS, which outshot the Trevians 30-15. – Stevenson


Sports Boosters Family Memberships Available

Sports Boosters will be selling family memberships at the first home games for the undefeated varsity girls and boys basketball teams. The girls will play host to Libertyville at 7 p.m. Tuesday, while the boys take on Libertyville at 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 10. Family memberships are $75 and provide free admission for a family of four into every athletic event that charges an admission, excluding the SHS Challenge cheerleading/dance invitational on December 14.


Fashion Show Planning Meeting Wednesday

There will be a meeting from 3:30-4:15 Wednesday in Room 1612 for students interested in holding a leadership position and help in planning the second annual SHS Fashion Show. The Fashion Show will be held Friday, April 10. If you are interested in modeling, helping backstage or with make-up, there will be additional meetings after winter break. This meeting is only for those interested in the leadership and planning of the show. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Erickson at

Senior Yearbook Ad Deadline Extended to December 12

Due to popular demand, the deadline to order a Senior Ad in the 50th anniversary yearbook has been extended to Friday, December 12. Visit to create a recognition ad. Questions? Call Jostens at 800-358-0800.

Be Smart, Be Safe at Railroad Crossings

Did you know that it is illegal to cross over, under or around a railroad crossing gate when it is lowered or being raised? Someone found guilty faces a mandatory $250 fine or 25 hours of court-ordered community service for the first offense. A second offense brings a mandatory $500 fine. Many pedestrians are killed or injured each year because they misjudged the speed of an approaching train, or were fixated on a stopped train and failed to notice another coming on the opposite track.

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.


Key Club’s next general meeting is Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 in Room 7032. New members are always welcome.

Interact Club will be meeting Thursday from 7:20 to 7:50 a.m. in Room 2115. Come for free bagels, stay to learn how you can earn volunteer hours, and make new friends at the same time! We will also be having a craft day; you can earn volunteer hours by joining us at our meeting! Questions? Email Ms. Smith at

Sophomore Class Board will meet Thursday, and the yearbook picture will be taken.

Interact Club will be meeting Thursday from 7:20 to 7:50 a.m. in Room 2115. Come for free bagels, stay to learn how you can earn volunteer hours, and make new friends at the same time! We will also be having a craft day; you can earn volunteer hours by joining us at our meeting! Questions? Email Ms. Smith at


The Ski and Snowboard Club informational meeting for parents and students will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Room 2206. For more information on Ski and Snowboard Club, go to or visit the PREP office in Room 3040.

IM Basketball packets are due this week! Seniors are due today, juniors are due tomorrow, sophomores are due on Wednesday and freshmen are due on Thursday. If you have any questions, stop by Room 3040.


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.

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.

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 must 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.


Seniors: All scholarships that come to our attention will be listed in Naviance under “Scholarship List.” Scholarships will be posted throughout the school year, so check the site often. If you have any questions, please stop by the College/Career Center in Room 1123.


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