Friday, November 13, 2015

Sophomore Wins Piano Competition

Sophomore Antony Simonoff won the Junior Piano Competition at the Illinois State Music Teachers Association finals last Saturday at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He performed two pieces in the final round: Variations sérieuses op. 54 by Felix Mendelssohn, and Miroirs No. 2, Oiseaux Tristes, by Maurice Ravel.

2013 Alumnus Named Phi Beta Kappa at North Carolina

Jack Cordes, a 2013 graduate of Stevenson, was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa at the University of North Carolina on Monday. Phi Beta Kappa, founded in 1776, is the nation’s oldest college honorary society in the liberal arts and sciences. Less than 1% of all college students meet its stringent academic qualifications. Students must have earned at least a 3.85 grade-point average (on a 4-point scale) in 75 hours of coursework, or a 3.75 GPA in 105 hours. Cordes, a junior at UNC, is majoring in environmental health sciences and geography. Less than 2% of Phi Beta Kappans are inducted as juniors.

Brett Lerner Memorial Fund Established at UI

A memorial scholarship fund is being established at the University of Illinois in honor of a 2013 Stevenson alumnus who died in a car accident last month. The Brett Lerner Memorial Scholarship Fund will provide scholarships to journalism students at the University of Illinois. Click here for more information.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 4, Fenwick 3: Bahri Kurapey had a goal and an assist for the Patriots at Twin Rinks Ice Arena. Daniel Levey, Jackson Leptich and Jack Wiley also scored for SHS. Jordan Marcelletti had three assists and Tim Fogliatti had one. Goalie Nick Cimarusti stopped 25 shots.

Three Seniors Sign National Letters of Intent

Three seniors have signed national letters of intent to continue their playing careers in college. Patriot athletes making their commitments are Casey Kirby, who will join the women‘s swimming program at Denison University; Katilyn Rudy, joining the women’s bowling team at Wichita State University; and Allison Travetto, coming on board the women’s water polo team at Long Beach State University.

Travetto was a member of Stevenson’s 2015 state champion girls water polo team, and was one of two Patriots to earn first-team all-state honors. Rudy finished third at the state bowling tournament last February, becoming the first Patriot bowler, girl or boy, to earn a state medal. Kirby, who helped lead Stevenson to second place at last weekend’s North Suburban Conference championships, qualified for state in two events last fall.

Girls Swimming and Diving Sectional Saturday

The girls swimming and diving team competes in the Illinois High School Association Barrington Sectional on Saturday. The Patriots are the only North Suburban Conference team in the mix (Lake Zurich and Wauconda have individual entries). They will challenge the top three teams from the Mid-Suburban League, Barrington, Fremd and Palatine. Here is a preview from the Daily Herald (+). You can follow results from the meet here.

Fencing Invitational in Field House Saturday

The SHS fencing team will host its annual season-opening invitational on Saturday. Action will be going on in the Field House throughout the day.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

All Sophomores Meet With Their Counselor Monday

Sophomores: There is a mandatory meeting with your counselor during the activity period on Monday. You must attend this meeting even if you are part of a club that is meeting during the activity period. Here are the room locations for Monday’s meetings:

Counselor Room Counselor Room
Grove Studio Theater (2204) Perkins 2500-2504
Jones 2104 Roznowski Recital Hall (4100)
Kellogg 7044-7046 Scanio 8046-8048
Kelly West Auditorium (2206) Seeger 6048-6050
Kulla West Auditorium (2206) Sullivan 7096
Martin 7014 Timm Little Theater (4200)
Moran Choir Room (2202) Vazquez 2104

Miss Saigon Takes the Stage This Weekend

The 2015-16 school musical, Miss Saigon, takes the stage this weekend. Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased online through the Patriot Superstore. Tickets will be sold at the door if they are available. All seats are reserved.

Freshman-Sophomore Play Audition Packet Online

Auditions for the 2015-16 freshman-sophomore play, The Importance of Being Earnest, will be held at 3:45 p.m. Monday, November 23 in the Little Theater of the Performing Arts Center (Room 4200). Click here for the audition packet. Interested freshmen and sophomores can sign up for a time slot on the callboard next to the Little Theater. Sign-ups will be posted Monday. Copies of the play are available in the ILC and for individual check out in Room 6076.

Sign Up for the Operation Snowball Retreat

Registration for Operation Snowball is underway in the Student Activities Office, the school store, and online. The weekend retreat will take place December 4-6. Operation Snowball is a weekend of making new friends, having new experiences, relieving stress, taking healthy risks, understanding yourself and others, communicating with peers and adults, singing, eating, dancing, and having fun. Please email or see Mr. Mazzuca in 7080 or Mr. Hutchins in 6028 for further information.

S-Factor Auditions Coming Soon

Auditions for Stevenson’s only singing competition, S-Factor, are Monday and Tuesday, and next Thursday and Friday. Singers and hosts can sign up for auditions at http://goo.gl/forms/eCxjqlWZx1.

Homework Center Word of the Day Winner

Amber Albrecht is this week’s Homework Center Word of the Day winner. She will receive a Sodexo Smoothie gift certificate. Thank you to all who participated.

CLUB NEWS

Chinese Club is hosting a “Hot Pot” event from 3:30-5 p.m. today in the newly renovated Food Lab (Room 1406). The cost is $6 for individuals, but if you bring a friend, the two of you can be part of the fun for only $10.

The Interactive Gamers Club will host a sealed Commander tournament in Room 7096 after school today. You must be able to stay until 5:30 to participate. The cost is $10, and each student will be given a 100-card deck to play with. There is a limited number of card decks, so pre-register by contacting Mr. Fedewa. There also will be prizes raffled off. New members always welcome!

Join the Indian Student Association for its Diwali 2015 celebration next Friday, November 20 from 3:45-7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Tickets are only $3. Join the ISA for a day filled with food, performances, culture and fun. Dress up in Indian clothes all day!

INTRAMURALS

Come cheer on your favorite flag football teams in the annual IM Flag Football Championship Games this Sunday! Games start at 9 a.m. with the Freshman Boys Championship, and the day will end with the Senior Boys Championship starting at 3 p.m. This your last chance this year to see the Copperheads, Rhinos, Hoyas, Blue Devils, Demon Deacons, Longhorns, Panthers, Warriors, Sea Wolves, Lobos, Tigers, Blue Demons, Lynx and Wheat Kings. Official schedule available here. Come see who will be named champions! Can’t make it to the Stadium? Watch the games on the Stevenson Broadcast Network.

ATHLETICS

Fall Sports Awards Night on Tuesday

Student-athletes who participated in fall sports, and their parents or guardians, are invited to the annual Fall Sports Awards Night at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Sports Center. The first-ever ESPPA Awards will be given at the event.

All girls interested in offseason training should attend SSC informational meetings on Tuesday. There are two times available: 7:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Both meetings are in the West Faculty Dining Room, by the Sports Center.

COLLEGE NEWS

Attention seniors: Please check Naviance each week for new scholarships. If you have any questions, please stop in the College Career Center for help.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Interested in participating in a Career Shadow? The Career Exploration Program can connect you with a professional that will host you for a day-long job shadow in a number of different areas, including healthcare, business, engineering and others.  Career shadows provide you the opportunity to experience what it is really like on the job, and can connect you to lifelong mentors that can help guide your career direction and future. Please visit the Career Exploration web page and fill out a Career Shadow application or email Mrs. Willock in the College and Career Center at dwillock@d125.org.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Chicago State University employee, mother charged in financial scheme

University of Illinois approves $875K settlement to end Salaita dispute

College of DuPage incurs big legal bills amid legal turmoil

Barrington High considering later start to the school day (+)

Mother of transgender student at center of national debate speaks out

Loyola University students march in solidarity with peers at U. of Missouri

Kaneland teachers say another $500K could settle contract (+)

Prairie Ridge to have first business incubator among McHenry County schools

Teacher trained in CPR saves life at Glen Ellyn ice rink (+)

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

PARCC switches to menu of standardized testing options

Claremont McKenna College dean resigns after campus protests

Baby Boomers and the end of higher education

Given Internet access, can kids really learn anything by themselves?

David Geffen gives $100M to create private school for kids of UCLA staff

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