Monday, February 22, 2016

FCCLA Qualifies 26 Students for State Competition

Stevenson received the top award in nine events at the Illinois Section 5 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America sectional competition last week at Harper College in Palatine. Overall, 26 members of Stevenson’s FCCLA chapter qualified for the state conference in Springfield April 7-9.

Students who will advance to state with Most Outstanding Awards, and their event, include: Laura Thornburg and Lindsey Wetle (Nutrition and Wellness); Jamie Blackman (Hospitality); Brooke Goelz, Deanna Feiger and Nicole Greenstein (Food Innovations); Lydia Lim (Interior Design); Camryn Hirsch (Career Investigation); Heather Staples (Preschool Lesson); Jordan Zatz, Robin Cheifetz and Madison Randol (Promote and Publicize); Marlee Loiben (Advocacy); and Arielle Pazol and Elizabeth Dungan (Focus on Children).

Also advancing to state based on their presentations were: Carly Roseman (Apparel Construction); Rachel Feirstein and Aidan O’Connell (Food Innovations); Nicole Muszkatel (Recycle and Redesign); Jamie Berman (Nutrition and Wellness); May Ling and Jessie Zang (Children’s Literature); Stephanie Martin (Focus on Children); Namrata Sridhar (Entrepreneurship); and Lily Schneider and Shreya Ahuja (Pastry Arts).

These students received high ranking in their events, although they did not qualify for state: Jamie Biranvand, Grace Day and Emily Krolak (Advocacy); and Jenna Rainey and Mollie Rice (Life Event Planning).

Winter Band Concert Tuesday Night

The Winter Band Concert, featuring performances by all three concert bands, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Performing Arts Center (Room 4000). The concert will be carried live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network at


Thursday’s Digest omitted sophomore Bhavana Muppavarapu from the list of students who participated at the Harvard National Forensics Tournament earlier this month.


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Saturday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Individual State Tournament: Dylan Geick battled back from a first-round loss to finish fourth in the state at 152 pounds and complete his first year at SHS with a 42-6 record. The junior is the eighth Patriot wrestler to earn a medal at state, and the second at 152, joining R.J. Cohen, who was sixth in Class AA in 1997. Geick is Stevenson’s second straight state medalist, and its third in the past four years. Tyler Harrington finished fourth at 182 last year, and Justin Weber was third at 145 in 2013. Ironically, Geick’s only losses in the state tournament came to the same opponent: Nick Foster of Belleville East. Foster (45-3), who was ranked second in the state entering the tournament, defeated third-ranked Geick, 5-3, in their first-round match, and in the third-place match, 3-1. After losing his opening bout, Geick rebounded with three straight wins. On Friday, he defeated Tulga Zuunbayan of Rolling Meadows, 8-6, then opened Saturday with a 13-3 major decision over D.J. McDermott of St. Charles East. Geick then received a forfeit from Travell Timmons of Lockport to set up the third-place showdown with Foster. – Official Results

Girls Bowling

Stevenson at IHSA State Finals: Kaitlyn Rudy earned her second straight state medal, finishing 12th to conclude her high school career. Rudy, who was third in the state last year, finished the two-day, 12-game tournament with a pin total of 2,617, a 218.1 per-game average. She is the only girls bowler in school history to earn a medal in the state finals. Rudy broke the 600-pin barrier in each of her four three-game series, rolling a 644 in her final trio to hold on for the last medal spot. Rudy recorded a personal-best 720 series in her first three games on Friday, including a 279, and finished the first day in fourth place at 1,372. She will continue her bowling career at Wichita State next year. – Official Results | Daily Herald coverage: Day 2 (+), Day 1 (+)

Boys Swimming and Diving

Stevenson hosted IHSA Sectional: The Patriots captured their second straight sectional title by winning the final event and edging Barrington, 260-247. Trailing by one point in the team standings before the opening gun, Nick Baginski, Karl Wadowski, Alex Kapecki and Daniel Ng rose to the challenge and won the 400 freestyle relay in 3:09.45. They were among three sectional champions for SHS, which qualified for state in seven events. Matt Krames won the diving championship with a school-record 11-dive score of 483.60, and the quartet of Baginski, Topher Stensby, John Roh and Kapecki combined to win the 200 freestyle relay in 1:25.62. Also qualifying for state were Ng, who was second in the 200 individual medley (1:56.25); Kapecki (21.65) and Stensby (21.70), who placed second and third, respectively, in the 50 free; and Baginski, who finished third in the 100 butterfly (51.29). Other top-10 finishes for Stevenson included: Wadowski and Stensby, third and fourth, respectively, in the 100 free (47.86 and 48.11); Ng, fourth in the 100 backstroke (54.51); Joseph Song, tied for fourth in the 100 breaststroke(1:00.36) and seventh in the 200 IM (1:58.80); Andrew Lefebvre, fifth in the 500 free (4:49.98) and ninth in the 200 free (1:47.08); Roh, fifth in the 100 back (54.96) and 10th in the 200 free (1:48.04); Patryk Wierzchucki, seventh in diving (372.70); Max Ryaguzov, seventh in the 100 butterfly (53.90); Ethan Ross, seventh in the 500 free (4:54.63); and Alan Fang, eighth in the 100 breaststroke (1:01.62). – Official Results | Daily Herald (+)

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 69, Niles North 51: In their final tuneup before Wednesday night’s North Suburban Conference championship game at North Chicago, the Patriots (21-6) captured the Camp Horseshoe Shootout contest at Lake Zurich. Justin Smith scored a game-high 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds for SHS, which won its seventh straight. Ryuji Aoki scored 14 points, and Rodney Herenton had 10 points, nine rebounds and five assists. The Patriots will be seeking their fourth consecutive NSC title. A replay of the SHS-Niles North game will air on Comcast Channel 100 at 7 p.m. Tuesday, and later in the week will become available via On Demand. – Daily Herald (+)

Friday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson at IHSA Individual State Tournament: In his first trip downstate, senior Michael Kordek reached the quarterfinals of the 182-pound bracket, before suffering consecutive losses and finishing his season with a 39-6 record. He lost to eventual third-place finisher Tony Vezzetti (34-8) of Schaumburg, 4-2, in the quarterfinals, then dropped a 13-2 major decision to Daitlyn Dodd (30-7) of Moline in the consolation bracket. Junior Robert Pavlovics (33-15), who lost to the eventual state runner-up in the first round at 160, lost a 7-0 decision to Devin Donovan (34-8) of Wheaton North in the first wrestleback. Pavlovics also was making his first state tournament appearance. – Official Results

Girls Gymnastics

Stevenson at IHSA State Finals: Senior Mikaela Webb competed in the all-around competition and uneven parallel bars, but did not advance to the final round.

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 59, Libertyville 50: Ryuji Aoki scored a game-high 17 points in his final home game, leading the NSC Lake Division champion Patriots (20-6, 10-2) to their sixth straight victory. Justin Smith scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and also had two assists and two steals. The game was close for the first three quarters. In the third quarter, the lead changed hands eight times before Aidan O’Connell’s three-pointer with 1:33 remaining gave SHS a 38-37 lead it would not relinquish. He had seven points, while Rodney and Willie Herenton each added eight. Jordan Newman recorded five assists. The Wildcats fell to 15-10 overall and 6-6 in the division. – Daily Herald (+), News-Sun


Showcase 2016 Ticket Sales Underway

Ticket sales for Showcase 2016 are available every school day during all lunch periods in the Wood Commons until Friday, March 4. The first seven rows will be for students only and are general admission. All remaining seats are reserved. All tickets are $10 each. Limited tickets will also be available at the door on show nights. Tickets may be paid for at the Patriot Superstore with cash, check or student ID. Showcase 2016 will be presented on Friday and Saturday, March 4-5 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Each show is different and unique, so join us both nights for two outstanding evenings of entertainment!

Sodexo Offering Sushi Today, Farmer’s Market Tuesday

Sodexo will have sushi available today in the West Commons during the lunch periods, and will offer a fresh (farmer’s) market in the West and Wood Commons on Tuesday.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons! Pies, donuts, Puppy Chow and more. All items are $1.

Did You Take the Clay Mask Class During Odyssey?

Students who participated in the Clay Mask class during Odyssey on Tuesday, February 9 can pick up their masks in Room 1422.

Director Application for One Acts Available Online

If you’re interested in being a director for The One Acts — the one-act plays written, directed and acted by students this spring — the application is available at Applications are due to Ms. Nowak or Ms. Rawitz no later than 8 a.m. Thursday. Auditions and casting for The One Acts will take place March 16 in the West Auditorium.


Are you interested in weather and always wanted to understand it better? The Meteorology Club meets at 3:45 p.m. today in Room 6036. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information at

After a very informative field trip to the Save-A-Pet Adoption Center in Grayslake, the Animal Welfare Club would like to introduce its Adoptable Dog and Cat of the Month! Our February Dog Of The Month is Sammy, a Great Dane/Lab mix, and our Cat Of The Month is Bunny. If you or anyone you know may be interested in welcoming a new four-legged member to your family, please check them out on the Animal Welfare Club website at! Again, these animals are available at Save-A-Pet, which can be contacted at 847-740-7788. Don’t forget to check out some of their friends at, all waiting for love!


There will be a girls lacrosse informational meeting today in Room 7096 from 3:30-4 p.m. (for those who did not attend the 7:15 a.m. meeting). If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Gutierrez at


The Stevenson Intramural Dodgeball League informational meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 7096. For more information visit the IM Dodgeball page at


Applications are now being accepted for the Fermilab TARGET science and engineering program. This is a highly competitive, paid, summer internship program for sophomores and juniors. The application deadline is Friday. For an application and more information, click here. Explore more summer career camps and options by visiting the Career Exploration Website summer opportunities page. Find us on Facebook. Stay informed on all the latest college and career information and be aware of upcoming events.

In need of summer work? The Jobapalooza Expo and Job Fair is coming to the College of Lake County on Thursday, March 2, from 6-8 p.m. at the Grayslake Campus.  Learn more by visiting

Applications for Advocate Lutheran General Hospital’s summer internship for future healthcare professionals are now being accepted until April 6. This is only open to juniors and Seniors. For more information, please click here.

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


Attention seniors: The Lancer Scholarship Application is available to be picked up in the College Career Center (Room 1123). This $2,500 scholarship is for Lake County high school seniors pursuing higher education at the College of Lake County this fall.  One student will be selected from Stevenson High School to be a recipient of this scholarship. The application deadline is Friday, March 11. Please see Mrs. McGurn in the College Career Center if you have any questions.

Attention seniors: The Local Scholarship Packet is now available in the College Career Center (Room 1123). There are 23 separate local scholarships available this year.  Please stop in to pick your copy up today. The deadline to return the scholarship applications is Thursday, March 10. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. McGurn.

The College of Lake County Engineering Transfer Department will be holding several information sessions for prospective students and their parents interested in attending CLC for the first two years of a bachelor of science degree in engineering. Each session will last approximately 30 minutes, and will be followed by Q&A. The presentations will include information about the Engineering Transfer curriculum, the UIUC Engineering Pathways program (guaranteed admission to UIUC Engineering), the NSF Scholarship program, Engineering Club, and more. The dates and times are: Tuesday, February 23, 7 p.m. on the Grayslake campus, Thursday, March 3, 7 p.m. at the Waukegan campus, and Wednesday, March 9, 7 p.m. on the Southlake campus in Vernon Hills.


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