Friday, December 4, 2015

Cardiac Tests Identify Nearly 100 Potential Health Issues

Last month’s free cardiac screening for students provided by the Max Schewitz Foundation identified nearly 100 with potential heart-related issues. A total of 2,125 students received EKG tests, and 91 had results that were outside normal limits and, for most, prompted an additional echocardiogram at no charge, according to the foundation. A handful of students receiving echocardiograms also were found to have high blood pressure. Slightly more than 60% of the students (1,294) met the early registration deadline in order to receive free results via email.

Alumnus Among State’s Student Laureates

Monica Chen, a 2013 Stevenson graduate, has been named the 2015 Lincoln Academy Student Laureate for the University of Illinois. Each year, the Lincoln Academy of Illinois recognizes outstanding seniors from each of the state’s four-year, degree-granting colleges and universities. They were honored in November at a ceremony held at the Old State Capitol Historic Site in Springfield. (Watch video of the ceremony; receives award at 36:10.) Students are honored for academic excellence and extracurricular involvement.

Chen, an accountancy major in the UI College of Business, is president of the Minority Business Students Association and the James Scholar Executive Committee – which she represents on the College of Business Council of Presidents. She also serves as a cultural integration circle leader for the Masters of Science in Accounting Mentor Program. Chen also competed in an international case competition with the College at the University of Sao Paulo, and mentored at-risk youth in the Champaign-Urbana area with the Prison Justice Project.

After graduation, Chen plans to serve as an intern with KPMG in its Chicago office. She will begin working on a master’s degree in accounting service next fall. Her career goal is to work in deal advisory or a consulting firm.

Burger Challenge Results Announced

The results of the Introduction to Business classes’ Fall 2015 Burger Challenge are in, and the winner is … the BBQ Brisket Burger. Of the five student-created sandwiches built for Wednesday night’s event at Tom and Eddie’s, the BBQ-flavored choice was the most popular, with 101 sold. The Chi-Town Shuffle was next (76), followed by the Sweet N’ Salty (44), the Crunchy Munchie (40) and When in Rome (29). In total, 290 sandwiches were sold. The event raised nearly $500 for the Ivy Hall Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization.


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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Bowling

Stevenson 3,184, Libertyville 2,558: The Patriots’ assault on the record books continued at Lakeside Lanes, as they compiled the ninth-highest three-game series in program history. SHS (5-0) eclipsed the 1,000-pin mark in each game, opening with an 1,104 and adding a 1,056 and 1,024, winning each one. Four Pats broke the 600-pin series barrier, led by Richy Zenner, who rolled a 690. He also had the top individual game of the match (244). Zach Singer was close behind with a 685 series, which included a 237. Josh Singer shot a 653 (235) and Ted Tapas added a 624 (237). Eddie Mendrala contributed a 532 (188).

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 4, Maine 0: Joshua Pike turned away all 17 shots he faced and earned his second shutout of the year for the host Patriots at Twin Rinks. Jordan Marcelletti scored two goals, and Kyle Previn and Jason Spector also scored. Timothy Fogliatti had two assists, while Benjamin Moschea and Daniel Levey each had one. –


Stevenson 42, Lake Forest 25: The visiting Patriots prevailed behind six forfeits and one victory on the mat. Gabe Oriatti posted a pin at 145 pounds. Forfeits went to Shane Sak (106), Matthew Zimring (113), Jonathan Leibovitz (120), Michael Karp (126), Jonathan Ramirez (170) and Nick Grujanac (285). – Daily Herald

Four Named to Herald All-Area Football Team

Four Patriots were named to the Daily Herald Lake County All-Area Football Team today (+): seniors Jack Sorenson, Tyler Vincent and Cade Gilbert, and junior Henry Marchese. Sorenson switched to quarterback this year after spending 2014 as a receiver, and completed 123 of 209 passes for 1,832 yards and 14 touchdowns He also ran for 475 yards and nine TDs. Vincent, a running back, ran for 1,015 yards in nine games, averaging nearly nine yards per carry. He led the team with 14 rushing touchdowns, and also caught a TD pass. Gilbert was the anchor of the offensive line the past three seasons, and this year manned a crew that helped the offense gain nearly 4,000 yards. Marchese was the leading receiver for the Pats, catching 59 passes for 981 yards and nine touchdowns. He averaged nearly 17 yards per reception. Two seniors received honorable mention: Connor Santini (defensive lineman) and Jake Steinberger (offensive line).

Volleyball Alum Leads Howard to Conference Crown

Khaila Donaldson (Class of 2014) earned Tournament Outstanding Player honors after leading Howard University’s women’s volleyball team to its first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship since 1994. The sophomore outside hitter recorded 17 kills and 16 digs in the Bison’s triumph over Bethune-Cookman in the league title match. (You can watch a replay through the WatchESPN app). With the victory, Howard earned its first-ever automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Tournament. The Bison, winner of 13 straight matches, will travel to University Park, Pennsylvania tonight for a first-round contest against two-time defending national champion Penn State at 6:30 p.m. Central Time. The match can be seen online here. One of Donaldson’s classmates at Stevenson, Kara Maleski (Class of 2014), is a member of Wichita State’s squad, which will face Kansas State in the first round tonight. She has only appeared in two matches this season for the Shockers.

Article Highlights Fogliatti, Hockey Team

The Daily Herald today has a long article about the varsity boys ice hockey team (+) and defenseman Timothy Fogliatti, who is one of only five seniors on the roster. Fogliatti, who is planning to pursue an engineering career in the military, is a “wizard with the puck,” according to assistant coach Tom Wood. One example of Fogliatti’s stick handling came in a win over Skokie, in which he racked up seven assists, including four in one period.


Thursday’s Digest erred in reporting the day of the Stevenson Broadcast Network’s coverage of the varsity girls basketball game against Stevenson and Mundelein. The game will be shown live tonight at 7 p.m. at


Dance Concert This Weekend

Don’t miss the Winter Dance Concert this weekend in the Performing Arts Center. Performances are at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday night, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5.

Audition Packets Available for Winter Play

Audition packets for the Winter Production, Twelfth Night, are now available online at Scripts also are available for overnight checkout in the ILC. If you have questions regarding auditions, please contact C. Burrows in the Studio Theatre, Room 2204.

$1 Book Sale at School Store to Help Give-A-Thon

The school store is having a book sale to benefit Give-A-Thon during all lunch periods. All books are $1, and all of the proceeds will go to Give-A-Thon.

Struggling in Class? Stop by an ILC for Academic Help

If you’re struggling academically, the school has a number of services available to help. Click here to learn more about academic assistance available in the Information and Learning Centers, including peer tutoring, Targeted Tutoring and the Homework Center.

Illinois State Scholars: Pick Up Your Certificate

Congratulations to all of the students who were named Illinois State Scholars. Your certificates are available for pick up in Room 2414.

Fashion Show Information Meeting Wednesday

There will be an informational meeting for those interested in holding a leadership position for the Fashion Show on Wednesday in Room 1612 (the Clothing Lab) from 3:30-4:15 p.m. Those interested in holding a leadership position as a producer or coordinator should attend. The Fashion Show will be held on Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in the PAC. Time responsibilities will vary based on roles. A meeting for models and volunteers will be held after Winter Break. Any questions? Contact Mrs. Erickson at

Did You See the Latest Styler? Check it Out Online

The Stevenson Styler has been delivered! Didn’t get your copy? You can now view the Styler digitally! Visit to view it today!

P.E. Leadership Applications Due Before Finals

P.E. Leadership Applications and Alternative P.E. Leadership Applications must be turned in before finals. To download an application or for more information, click here.


Interested in joining the fight against cancer, raising cancer awareness, fundraising for cancer treatment/services/research, and planning the Relay for Life event in June? Relay for Life Club will be meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Room 1508-1510.


Don’t forget that IM Volleyball team packets are due next week! If your team has not picked up a packet, please do so ASAP in Room 3040.


Stevenson Sports Boosters will be holding a Flash Sale today, just in time for your holiday shopping. There will be huge savings on current inventory items, including sweatshirts, polo shirts, T-shirts, sweatpants and more. The sale takes place from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Field House.


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


If you are interested in doing a Career Shadow, please note that at this time, we will not be accepting any new career shadow applications. We will begin accepting applications again after the new year. Please visit the Career Exploration web page or follow us on Facebook (SHSCollegeCareerCenter) for any announcements. If you have a specific inquiry, you may also stop by the CCC and ask for Mrs. Willock or send an email directly to


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