Thursday, April 28, 2016

Two Seniors Named U.S. Presidential Scholar Semifinalists

Seniors Kazemi Adachi and Emery Liu are among 689 students nationwide selected for the final round of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholars competition sponsored by the Department of Education.

There were among the 22 semifinalists from Illinois. Becoming a semifinalist is extremely difficult. Of approximately 3.3 million graduating high school seniors, only about 4,700 were identified as candidates for the program.

The program annually honors 161 students. The majority, 121, will be selected based on overall academic achievement. Twenty will be chosen for academic and artistic scholarship in the visual or performing arts or creative writing, and another 20 will be picked for outstanding scholarship and accomplishment in career and technical education.

U.S. Presidential Scholars will be announced in early May, and they will be recognized in June in Washington, D.C.

Three Stevenson students have been named U.S. Presidential Scholars since the program was created in 1964, all in the past 10 years: Vivian Wang (2013), Zach Blumenfeld (2011) and Michele Trickey (2006).

Baroque Concert, One-Act Plays This Weekend

The Fine Arts Division has two events scheduled this weekend. The school’s premier period-instrument ensembles, Baroque Ensemble and Viol Consort, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday in the Recital Hall. Admission is free. The concert will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network at www.d125.org/sbn. Also, the Theatre Department continues its tradition of one-act plays and monologues as its spring production. This year’s one-act shows will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the West Auditorium (Room 2206). Admission is $5.

PPA Seeks Parent Help for Appreciation Luncheon

The Patriot Parent Association is sponsoring an Appreciation Luncheon for the entire staff at Stevenson Tuesday, and will be feeding approximately 525 people. The PPA is asking for the help of Stevenson parents through the contribution of food items or cash donations. If you can help, click here.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Gymnastics

Stevenson hosted Independent Conference Meet: Matt Krames won three events and finished second in the all-around as the Patriots placed fourth in the Sports Center. Krames won the floor exercise (9.3), vault (9.15) and parallel bars (8.8), took second on horizontal bar (7.9), finished fourth on pommel horse (7.0) and earned fifth on still rings (8.0). His all-around score was 50.15. Stevenson had two other top-10 showings: Jacob Rosenberg finished eighth in floor exercise (8.1) and Karan Menon placed ninth in still rings (6.85). – Daily Herald (+)

Girls Lacrosse

Stevenson 11, Vernon Hills 5: The Patriots (6-5, 4-0) won their second straight game, and sixth in the last seven outings, and remained atop the North Suburban Conference standings. – IHSWLA.org

Boys Lacrosse

Stevenson 10, Vernon Hills 1: In the Stadium, the Patriots (2-5, 1-3) snapped a three-game losing streak. – IHSLA.org

Softball

Libertyville 7, Stevenson 0 (5 inn.): Myra Peterson doubled and Alyssa Pauly singled for the visiting Patriots (7-10, 3-3) in the rain-shortened contest. – Daily Herald (+)

Boys Volleyball

Libertyville d. Stevenson, 25-21, 25-21: Justin Leonard led the Patriots (9-13, 0-5) with 14 kills on the road. Jeffrey Wang issued 27 assists. Austin Zhou and Peter Drozdzewicz each recorded eight digs. – Daily Herald (+)

Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Track and Field

Stevenson 100, Libertyville 37: In a meet that started Monday but was suspended by bad weather, the Patriots (10-0) posted a dominating performance, winning all 12 races. David Goncharov and Jared Borowsky each won two events. Goncharov crossed the finish line first in the 200-meter dash (23.1) and claimed the triple jump (42-0.5). Borowsky captured the 800 (2:01.9) and the 3,200 (9:53.9). Other individual winners included Johnathan Powell in the long jump (18-9), Jakob Bloomfield in the 1,600 (4:43.1), Jordan Eng in the 300 hurdles (43.5), Aaron Portman in the 400 (53.5), Noah Lukz in the 100 (11.0) and Jake Calamari in the 110 high hurdles (15.9). SHS also won all four relays: the 400 (43.5), 800 (1:34.6), 1,600 (3:38.6) and 3,200 (8:46.6).

Miller Helps UI Tie for Fourth at Big Ten Golf Meet

University of Illinois junior Stephanie Miller (Class of 2013) helped the Illini women’s golf team tie for fourth place at the Big Ten Championship on Sunday, its best finish in more than 20 years. Miller shot a 1-under-par 71 in the final round to jump 15 spots in the final individual standings, and finished with a three-day score of 8-over-par 224.

Tennis Alums Prepare for Big Ten Tournament

Two Patriot tennis alumni will compete in the Big Ten Championships beginning today. Kendall Kirsch (Class of 2015) and her University of Wisconsin teammates will take part in the Big Ten women’s tournament at Michigan State University, while Colin Harvey (Class of 2015) and his Michigan State teammates will travel to the University of Minnesota for the men’s tournament. Harvey, a freshman, has seen more time at doubles than singles for the Spartans. He is 7-13 in doubles matches and 8-5 in singles. Kirsch, meanwhile, is the No. 4 singles player for the Badgers. The freshman has a 7-14 record in singles this spring, and is 7-12 in doubles.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Advanced Choir Class Auditions Next Week

Do you like to sing? Want to develop your skills and have a great time performing and participating on fun field trips? Placement auditions for Stevenson’s advanced choir classes (Advanced Chorus and Patriot Singers) are happening Wednesday through Saturday, May 4-7. Sign-up sheets and audition information are posted outside the Choir Room (2202). Please contact Mrs. Nuteson (anuteson@d125.org) if you have any questions.

Prom Ticket Sales End Monday

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

Post-Prom Event Planned at Six Flags Great America

Anyone attending Prom is invited to a VIP post-Prom event at Six Flags Great America with students from several area schools, including Lake Forest. The cost is $55 per person, which includes unlimited access to all rides, a dinner buffet, DJ, dancing, transportation and more. Special buses will leave the Prom at 10 p.m. to go directly to Six Flags, and then depart at 3 a.m. to go back to SHS. Permission slips are required. Tickets can be purchased at the school store or online, wherever Prom tickets are sold. Adult chaperones are needed for the post-Prom event. Any interested adults can contact Jamie Epstein at jepstein@standstrongcoalition.org.

Summer Job Fair in Room 2104 Today

The school’s first-ever Summer Job Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today in Room 2104. Approximately 20 employers will have representatives on hand. Stop by during lunch or your free period. Some companies will be interviewing, so bring a resume and dress appropriately! Snacks will be served, and there will be a raffle for a $25 Jazzman’s gift card.

Order Your Free WIT By Friday

Complimentary copies of the WIT, Stevenson’s literary magazine run, written and produced by students, are available to anyone who is interested. Orders must be turned in by Friday. Order forms for students and community members can be downloaded here: Students | Community

Oscar-Winning Director Coming to Stevenson

Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone and American University history professor Peter Kuznick will screen an episode of their 10-part documentary film series, “The Untold History of the United States,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the West Auditorium. They will show the third episode in the 2012 series, which focuses on the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The free event is sponsored by the Stevenson High School Foundation and open to the public. No registration is required. A question-and-answer session will follow the screening, and Stone and Kuznick will discuss the documentary as well as their companion book by the same name.

Applications for Student Council Now Open

If you would like to join Student Council for the 2016-17 school year, fill out the online application here by Friday, May 6. Anyone interested must complete the application, including current members.

Host an Exchange Student From Denmark This Fall

Learn all about another country and culture without leaving home by hosting an exchange student from Denmark this fall! Applications and information are available by opening this link or stopping by Room 2414.

Choral Guild Fundraiser at Lou Malnati’s May 4

The Choral Guild is having a benefit day at Lou Malnati’s in Buffalo Grove next Wednesday. Show this flyer between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m., and 20% of pre-tax sales will go to the Choral Guild. The promotion includes dine-in, carryout and delivery.

CLUB NEWS

Junior Class Board will meet today after school in Room 2004. We are focusing on the planning of this year’s Light It Up Blue! New members are always welcome.

Come take a break from AP studies and enjoy the $1 Dollar Music and Movies 1st Wednesday with the Black Association of Stevenson Students and DIVCO! We’ll be watching “Rush Hour” starting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 in Room 1414. For $1, you’ll get free pizza from Lou Malnati’s and free soda, too! Also, enter to win a $10 gift certificate for Lou Malnati’s Pizza during lunch periods in the West Commons. Flyer

CAREER EXPLORATION

We have filled all the spots for summer career shadowing, so we will no longer be accepting any more applications. If you have already turned in an application or have contacted Mrs. Willock before today, you will still be able to participate. We will resume taking applications again in the fall for the next school year. Please make sure to check the Career Exploration webpage and follow the College and Career Center on Facebook for the latest updates.  For general career questions, please contact Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Chicago Board of Education approves changes for charter schools

Chicago Public Schools making contingency plans for possible strike

Business deal may raise College of Lake County enrollment (+)

Rauner’s choice for Illinois Board of Higher Education criticized

Hastert loses $16K annual teacher pension for misconduct (+)

Police say Evanston student brought gun to school

Judge: Fired College of DuPage administrator entitled to benefits (+)

Superintendent search begins in Fox Lake

Solar project back on track at Waukegan schools

Wheaton-Warrenville district looks at options for early childhood center (+)

Former Wheaton College professor dies at age 83

First-year Northwestern med school students save man’s life

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Report: Last affordable college options for students disappearing

One year after Atlanta: Why would a teacher cheat?

Tennessee cancels standardized testing after firing test company

How segregation has persisted in Little Rock, 60 years later

Current, former Detroit principals charged in bribery case

Who’s going to be punished in the U. of North Carolina academic scandal?

Howard University giving tuition rebates to some of its graduates

Chinese private school company buys U. of Connecticut satellite campus

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