Thursday, April 21, 2016

Student Council Earns National Excellence Award

For the first time ever, Stevenson’s Student Council has earned the National Council of Excellence Award from the National Association of Student Councils. SHS was one of 265 high school and middle school councils in the nation to earn the award, and one of only nine in Illinois. The award distinguishes outstanding student councils by guiding student leaders and their faculty advisers through a process featuring standards-based criteria and demonstration-based outcomes, reflecting more than 80 years of expertise in student council and leadership programming.

Third Annual Fashion Show Tonight

The school’s third annual Fashion Show will be held at 7 p.m. tonight in the Performing Arts Center. Admission will be $5, and all proceeds will benefit Dress for Success. Students in the Clothing and Design course will display their works, along with the latest looks from local boutiques. A red carpet photo op and refreshments will be available.

Alum, Congressman Promote “Lali’s Law”

Stevenson alumnus Chelsea Laliberte, the executive director of Live4Lali, continues her crusade against substance abuse, which eight years ago claimed her younger brother, Alex. In today’s Daily Herald, Laliberte co-authored this op-ed piece with Congressman Bob Dold seeking support for “Lali’s Law,” proposed legislation that would fund state programs that allow pharmacists to distribute naloxone, an opioid overdose antidote, without a prescription.

Laliberte also will be one of two SHS alums speaking at a Live4Lali-sponsored event in Buffalo Grove next month. She and Daniel Kessler will be among the panelists for “From Use to Abuse: Drugs in Our Community.” The event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12 at the Buffalo Grove Park District Community Arts Center.

Bass Fishing Duos Finish First, Third at Season Opener

The SHS Bass Fishing team finished first and third in its first tournament of the spring season on Tuesday at Ben Watts Marina on the Chain of Lakes. Seniors Jonathon Mitchell and Myles Slavicek took first place by hauling in a 3.83-pound bass that was the largest catch of the tournament. Senior Peyton Russell and junior Will Reichert took third place with a 1.72-pound bass. A team from Prospect High School caught two fish for a total of 3.32 pounds and second place. Stevenson will fish again on Tuesday in a six-school competition.

Junior Selected to Study in China This Summer

Two weeks ago, we told you that junior Blake Sherwood was a finalist for the competitive National Security Language Initiative for Youth scholarship to study Mandarin Chinese in Shanghai, China for six weeks this summer. This week, the school learned that he has been chosen as one of the scholarship recipients. Sherwood was one of approximately 600 students across the United States selected for a scholarship to study one of seven languages overseas this summer. While in China, he will receive formal instruction and informal language practice in an immersion environment.


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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Tennis

Stevenson 7, Mundelein 0: The Patriots (5-3) recorded seven straight-set victories at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, losing only four games. In doubles, the winners were No. 1 Matt Harvey/Brian Weisberg (6-1, 6-0), No. 2 Ben Bush/Sam Komis (6-0, 6-0), No. 3 Nicolas Ryding/Arjun Sheelvanth (6-1, 6-0) and No. 4 Ryan Yoo/Jeremy Park (6-0, 6-0). The winning singles players were No. 1 Zach Kim (6-0, 6-0), No. 2 Aswath Viswanathan (6-0, 6-0) and No. 3 Gary Braznichenko (6-2, 6-0).

Girls Lacrosse

Stevenson 10, Lake Zurich 9: The Patriots (6-5, 3-0) scored with two minutes remaining to break a 9-9 tie and remain on top of the North Suburban Conference standings. Eleanor Fisher, Sarah Lillis and Sophie Sorenson each scored two goals. After SHS entered halftime with a 9-4 lead, the host Bears (5-4, 1-2) scored five unanswered goals to tie the game. –


Stevenson 18, Zion-Benton 0; Stevenson 17, Lake Forest 1: In Zion, the Patriots (9-0) rolled to the triangular triumph. Singles players earning two wins were No. 1 Ashley Richardson (21-16, 21-10 vs. Z-B; 21-11, 21-3 vs. LF), No. 2 DaMin Paik (21-10, 21-12; 21-10, 21-23, 21-19), No. 3 May Ling (21-9, 21-6; 21-4, 21-6), No. 4 Kelsey Huang (21-11, 21-7; 21-14, 21-9), No. 5 Shirley Cao (21-7, 21-4; 21-11, 21-8), No. 6 Shu Zhang (21-8, 21-8; 21-9, 21-5), No. 7 Ana Stanley (21-13, 21-5; 21-18, 21-11), No. 8 Sarah Hou (21-16, 21-7; 21-15, 21-6), No. 9 Niveda Tennety (21-5, 21-4; 21-8, 21-8), No. 10 Emily Leng (21-10, 21-5; 21-17, 21-12), No. 11 Kat Stanley (21-6, 21-14; 21-10, 21-9) and No. 12 Thivya Sivarajah (21-11, 21-7; 21-7, 21-10). The double-winning doubles tandems were No. 1 Hou/Ling (21-7, 21-4; 20-22, 21-11, 21-17), No. 2 Huang/Cao (21-3, 21-7; 21-6, 21-14), No. 3 Richardson/Paik (21-7, 21-4; 21-7, 21-4), No. 4 Zhang/A. Stanley (21-9, 21-14; 21-10, 21-9) and No. 5 Tennety/Leng (21-18, 21-12; 21-8, 21-8).

Boys Gymnastics

Mundelein 144.6, Stevenson 126.5: Matt Krames finished first in one event and tied for top honors in another en route to a second-place showing in the all-around (48.0). He won the floor exercise (9.2) and tied for first on parallel bars (8.2), was runner-up on vault (8.8) and horizontal bar (7.8), and placed third on still rings (7.0). The meet was the fourth in the last five days for SHS. – Daily Herald (+)


Libertyville 10, Stevenson 1: One day after getting pounded by the Patriots (11-4-1, 5-1), the visiting Wildcats returned the favor. Charlie Ling had two of Stevenson’s five hits. – Daily Herald

Senior Selected for University of Alabama Dance Team

Senior Madeline Sibley, a four-year member of Stevenson’s Patriettes, has received a full scholarship to be part of the Crimson Cabaret dance team at the University of Alabama. She was one of only four incoming freshmen who were selected following a three-day tryout last week, out of 77 who sought a place on the team. As part of the Crimson Cabaret, Sibley will perform at Alabama football and basketball games, and at a variety of community functions. During her time at Stevenson, Sibley served as a volunteer head coach for the Buffalo Grove Bills cheerleading team, and was also an SHS Student Ambassador.

Lillydahl to be Honored by High School Alma Mater

Boys swimming coach Doug Lillydahl will receive a major honor from his high school alma mater in Wisconsin this weekend. Lillydahl will be inducted into the Whitefish Bay High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, along with three other individuals. Lillydahl was a three-time state champion for Whitefish Bay from 1983-86, and still holds four school records. He went on to swim for Stanford University, winning one individual Pac 10 championship and five relay titles, and was part of the Cardinal’s 1987 NCAA championship team. At Stevenson, Lillydahl coached the Patriots to second-place finishes at state in 2003 and 2004 during an eight-year stint as head coach. He returned to the helm last fall and guided SHS to sectional and conference championships.


Patriot Connections: Life Balance Tips from Your Social Workers

Do more of what makes you happy! This week, make a goal for yourself to take a little time each day doing something that you love.

Key Club Selling Yuda Bands to Help High Schooler

The Key Club is holding a fundraiser during all lunch periods this week in the Wood Commons, selling Yuda bands to help Tatenda, a 15-year-old boy from Zimbabwe whose family is having trouble paying for his education. By buying a band for $7, you will help support his dream of becoming a doctor, and also will help support the Guatemalan artists who make the Yuda bands.

Come See SHS Artwork at the Conference Art Show

You’re cordially invited to attend the opening of the North Suburban Conference Art Festival at Vernon Hills High School on Thursday. Stevenson High School will have 59 artworks represented from our incredibly talented students. The show is open from 6-8 p.m. at the Vernon Hills High School Field House, 145 Lakeview Parkway, in Vernon Hills.

Did You Take Wheel Throwing in Odyssey? Read This

Students who participated in the Odyssey Wheel Throwing classes may come in to glaze their work until Friday. The following times and rooms are available to you to glaze: 7:40 a.m. through first hour in Room 1422; and fifth, sixth and eighth hour in Room 1426. If you do not come in to glaze or pick up your artwork by Friday, your work will no longer be available to take home.

Permit Test for Summer, Fall Driver Education at SHS

The permit test for students enrolled in Driver Education at Stevenson this summer or in the fall will be available today and Friday. Click here for more information.

Prom Tickets On Sale at Superstore, Online

Tickets for Prom are on sale at the Superstore and online until Monday, May 2. Tickets are $85 per person. The Prom will be held Saturday, May 14 at the Renaissance Convention Center in Schaumburg. Click here for details.

Special Exam Options for World Languages Students

Students in World Languages classes have the option to take an exam next week that can help them be recognized by the State of Illinois in its Seal of Biliteracy program. Students in Chinese, French, German and Spanish can take the Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) exam, while those in Latin can take the Latin Interpretive Reading Assessment (ALIRA) test. The cost is $20 for the AAPPL and $10 for the ALIRA. Students need to sign up by Friday. The tests will be administered after school next Tuesday. For more information, stop by Room 2434 and ask for Mrs. Buccieri.


Attention juniors and seniors: We have two visits coming up on Monday. U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Eric Huot will be here during fourth period at 10:55 a.m., and College of Lake County Recruitment Specialist Ashley Ward will be joining us sixth hour at 12:45 p.m. These visits take place in the College Career Center and will last the entire class period. Please sign up in Naviance to attend. Print the confirmation page and have your teacher sign the page. Bring the signed confirmation page with you on the date of the visit. If you have any questions, please stop in the College Career Center – Room 1123.  Hope to see you there.


We are now accepting new Career Shadow applications for the summer. Applications must be received by May 9 in order for you to participate in a shadow over the summer. Please pick up an application in the CCC or download one from the Career Exploration page. Completed applications can be turned in to the CCC. Applicants will then be contacted by Mrs. Willock to schedule an appointment.


Today after school in Room 1204 (Faculty Dining Room), the Interactive Gamers Club will host a Team Sealed! The cost is $2.50 per player, and teams will be made at club; you don’t need a team to play! Players must stay until 5:30 to participate. New players always welcome! Any questions, please contact Mr. Fedewa.


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