375 Seniors Named Illinois State Scholars
Three hundred and seventy-five Stevenson seniors have been named 2015-16 Illinois State Scholars by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.
They are among 18,800 top Illinois high school students honored with the prestigious designation, which was first introduced in 1958.
Illinois State Scholars rank in approximately the top 10% of the state’s high school seniors, this year representing 671 high schools from across Illinois. Selection is based on SAT, ACT, or Prairie State Achievement Exam scores, and/or on class rank at the end of the junior year. High school guidance counselors work with ISAC to determine the winners.
Burger Challenge Winner Announced
The eighth-period Introduction to Business class’ chipotle/buffalo chicken burger was the winning entry in last week’s SHS Burger Challenge at Tom and Eddie’s restaurant in Vernon Hills. The class’ chipotle/buffalo chicken burger was ordered 67 times, versus 58 for “The Frry” and 54 for the “5 minutes more.” The event was a fundraiser for the March of Dimes; $196 was raised.
Monday’s Varsity Results
Stevenson 9, Lake Zurich 0: Kaitlyn Rudy rolled a 687 series and Colleen VanDerMeulen added a 626 to pace the host Patriots at Fairhaven Lanes. Rudy posted games of 248, 225 and 214, while VanDerMeulen had scores of 228, 204 and 194. Sam Szura had a 546 series and Xanthe Coulson was close behind at 531. SHS nearly reached the 1,000-pin level in one of its games, registering a 995, and also had a 950 as part of its 2,833 pin total, well ahead of Lake Zurich’s 2,557.
Warren 138.75, Stevenson 126.8: Mikaela Webb finished second in the all-around (35.30), and was second in two events: uneven bars (8.95) and balance beam (8.90, tie). Elizabeth Shank was third in the all-around (35.05). She was third in vault (8.90), third in uneven bars (8.65) and third in floor exercise (8.70). – Daily Herald
Varsity Cheer, Patriettes Grab First Place at Invitational
Stevenson’s Spirit Revolution — the cheerleading and Patriettes teams — competed in the Crystal Lake Central High School Invitational on Sunday. In the cheerleading competition, the varsity won first place, the junior varsity tied for first and the freshmen placed second. In the dance competition, the varsity Patriettes were first in lyrical and third in jazz, the junior varsity was first in lyrical and fifth in kick; and the freshmen were fourth in the JV lyrical, and seventh in kick. The squads will play host to the SHS Challenge on Sunday.
Sophomore Adds Size to Boys Basketball Team
The varsity boys basketball team has four senior starters. Filling the fifth spot is sophomore Justin Smith, who at 6-foot-7 brings rare height to the Patriot lineup. Last week, the Chicago Tribune wrote about the impact Smith has already had on the court.
Mandatory Meeting for Seniors With Counselors Wednesday
Seniors: There is a mandatory meeting with your counselor during the activity period on Wednesday. You must attend this meeting even if you have a club. Counselor locations will be posted throughout the school:
Franklin/Mork 7044, 7046
Grove 2204 Studio Theater
Jones 2206 West Auditorium
Kellogg 2113 Lecture Hall Classroom
Kulla 2202 Chorus Room
Moran 2206 West Auditorium
Perkins/Seretis 2114 Lecture Hall Classroom
Roznowski 2206 West Auditorium
Seeger 6048, 6050
Timm 4200 Little Theater
Vazquez 2206 West Auditorium
Applications Online for PE, Alternative PE Leaders
Applications to become a PE Leader or Alternative PE Leader for 2015-16 are available online at www.d125.org/PEleader. There also are QR codes you can scan outside of each PE Office to get to the applications. All applications are due January 9.
PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon
Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons. Pies, cupcakes, puppy chow and more; all $1 each.
Were You Named an Illinois State Scholar?
Attention Illinois State Scholars: Certificates are available for pick up in Room 2414.
Relay for Life is meeting at Buffalo Grove High School at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. We will be meeting in the Community Room. Please enter through Door 7 and follow the hallway signs to the room. If you would like information about the club, email email@example.com.
Gay Straight Alliance meets today after school in Room 6012.
The Ambassador yearbook club meets today after school in Room 2712.
Chess Club meets every today in Room 7022 from 3:30 to approximately 5 p.m.
Attention all members of Psychology Club: We will be meeting on Thursday in Room 2612 to watch Awakenings. The meeting will run from 3:45-5:30; all are welcome
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or in the College/Career Center if interested.
IM Volleyball packets are due this week! Juniors are due today, sophomores are due Wednesday and freshman are due Thursday. If you have any questions, stop by Room 3040.
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