Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Business Professionals of America Students Win National Titles

Six students won national championships at the 2016 Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference in Boston last weekend. Ten others finished in the top 10.

Senior Bijan Moazezi was part of two national championships. He won the Administrative Support Concepts division, and was part of the winning Financial Analyst Team with classmates Jack Novak and Bill Wei, and junior Kathy Xiang. Junior Ali Ladha won Management, Marketing, and Human Resource Concepts, and junior Kevin You captured Advanced Accounting.

Several students earned national runner-up honors, including Xiang (Advanced Accounting), sophomore David Hou (Fundamental Accounting), senior Lesya Protasova (Business Meeting Management Concepts), and the Small Business Management Team of seniors Adi Alkalay and Sahil Jain and juniors Gary Braznichenko and Morgan Kindwald.

Junior Alice Liu placed third in Business Meeting Management Concepts. Other top-10 finishes came from three students in Financial Math and Analysis Concepts — You, Novak and Protasova — and from the Administrative Support Team of Liu, juniors Annie Wu and Emily Wu, and senior Jennifer Zhang.

Twenty-four members of Stevenson’s BPA club competed at the leadership conference. They were among more than 1,500 students from around the country who participated, and who broke a Guinness World Record in the process. Jason Ford is the club sponsor.

Bass Fishing Team Wins First Sectional Championship

Stevenson’s bass fishing team won its first sectional championship in program history on Friday by capturing the Chain O’Lakes North title. The Patriots’ No. 1 boat with junior Will Reichert and senior Andrew Austin recorded a total weight of 7.19 pounds for its five fish, ahead of Zion-Benton’s best of 6.91 pounds. After a slow morning, things heated up for Reichert and Austin around noon. By 1 o’clock, they had caught more than the tournament limit of five fish and began culling smaller catches. Stevenson’s other boat, with seniors Jonathan Mitchell and Myles Slavicek, was seventh. They caught two fish weighing 2.25 pounds.

Reichert, Austin and senior Peyton Russell, who was an alternate for their boat, will join head coach Chris Mural and driver Bill Mueller at the IHSA state finals May 20-21 at Carlyle Lake, about 20 miles east of St. Louis. This will be the third time Stevenson has sent a boat to the state bass fishing finals. SHS qualified in 2010 and 2011.

Spring Choral Concert Wednesday Night

The Stevenson choirs will conclude their concert schedule with a free performance at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free. For those unable to attend, the concert will be carried live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network at www.d125.org/sbn.

Intro to Business Classes Holding Burger Night Tonight

The Introduction to Business classes are holding their end-of-semester Burger Night fundraiser from 4-9 p.m. tonight at Tom and Eddie’s restaurant in the Vernon Hills Town Center. Students have come up with three burger recipes, and patrons will determine the winner based on which one is ordered most. The more burgers that are sold means more proceeds will go to the event’s selected school, Tripp Elementary School. If 250 burgers or less are sold, 10% of proceeds will go to Tripp, between 250-350 burgers means 15%, and 300 or more burgers will result in 20% for Tripp.

When I’m 84

You may have noticed a link in Monday’s Digest about an 84-year-old man who will be the oldest person to earn his first bachelor’s degree from Northeastern Illinois University in the past 55 years. As it turns out, Jerry Pollard has a Stevenson connection. He’s the grandfather of two students, senior Mikayla and freshman Shane Pollard.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Lacrosse

Glenbrook North 16, Stevenson 9

Girls Soccer Team Gears Up for NSC Title Game

The girls soccer team will play for the North Suburban Conference championship today, traveling to Wauconda for a 4:30 showdown with the Prairie Division champion Bulldogs. Stevenson enters the game on a hot streak, having posted a record of 7-2-1 in its last 10 games. One of the integral players for the Patriots is senior forward Savannah Kruse. Pioneer Press talked with Kruse and head coach Kevin Heffernan.

Travetto Nearing End of Standout Water Polo Career

The Daily Herald writes glowingly of Allison Travetto, who is nearing the end of a standout career for the girls water polo team. The senior, who will continue her career at Long Beach State University, will leave an impressive legacy. Through Saturday, she had scored 573 goals in four years, and is just three shy of the 200 mark this season. According to the IHSA, Travetto is one of the leading goal scorers in state history. She and her teammates will begin defense of their state championship on Thursday.

Lacrosse Alums Lead Club Teams to National Tourney

Two alumni helped their club lacrosse teams reach the Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association Division I national championships in Winston-Salem, North Carolina last weekend. The University of Colorado, featuring 2013 SHS graduate Makala Udoni as a captain, finished third. Udoni was selected as a second-team All-American. Another 2013 graduate, Lily Walker, was one of the captains for the University of Michigan, which placed eighth after winning it all last year. Walker is the sister of SHS girls lacrosse coach Sarah Gutierrez.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

AP exam schedule, room assignments, cell phone/calculator policy

Patriot Connections: Life Balance Tips from Your Social Workers

Surround yourself with positive people that bring you up (instead of people that bring you down!).

Last PPA Bake Sale of the Year is Wednesday

The last PPA Bake Sale for this year will be Wednesday in the Glass and Wood Commons. All treats will be $1, cash only. Come get cake, pie, Puppy Chow and much more.

Dance Company Auditions for 2016-17

Do you like to dance? Choreograph? Perform? An audition for the Mélange Dance Company and the Repertory Dance Company will be held from 3:45-7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, May 18-19, in the Dance Studio Room 2010. Students should come dressed to dance and learn movement. Be prepared to perform a 1-minute solo of your own unique choreography. Students must be able to commit to all rehearsals Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:45-6:30 p.m. during the school year. They must also be free every day after school during the weeks of the Winter Dance Concert (November 28-December 6) and the Spring Dance Concert (May 1-6, 2017). Any questions, email Mrs. Rothwell at jrothwell@d125.org.

Dance Fundraiser at Athleta on Friday

You’re invited to a private shopping event from 4-9 p.m. Friday at Athleta, 20530 N. Rand Road in Deer Park. Exciting prizes will be available during the event, and 10% of all sales will be donated to the Stevenson dance companies.

$1 Books for Sale at the Superstore

The Patriot Superstore has a large assortment of new and used books on sale for $1. Stop by and check out the selection before school and during the lunch periods. All proceeds benefit Give-A-Thon.

Sign Up for Class of 2017 Senior Yearbook Portraits

Students in the Class of 2017 can schedule their senior yearbook portrait on Monday and Tuesday, May 16-17, from 10:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Seniors-to-be can also sign up online at studio.il.vipis.com or by phone at 847-499-9300.

Senior Party Slots Filling Up, Don’t Miss Out

Seniors, tickets are running out for the Senior Class Party boat ride on the day before graduation. Don’t get stuck on the waitlist! Registration forms are being accepted at the school store during regular store hours. Please make sure the form is signed by both you and one parent or guardian. If you need a registration form, stop by Student Activities or click here to print one. Please note: Only cash or checks to Stevenson PPA will be accepted. The Senior Class Party will be held June 1 aboard the Odyssey cruise ship on Lake Michigan.

Missing Something? Here’s Lost and Found Information

If you’re missing a gym bag, swim bag, lunch bag or any other item, stop by the lost and found area in Room 2416 (West) or Room 5024 (East), or the attendance office in the lobby by the Field House. Please consider marking your name on your items so they can be returned promptly if found.

CLUB NEWS

Auditions for the SHS Color Guard are today and Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. in the Wood Commons. No experience is necessary. Please bring water and dress in athletic clothing. If you have any questions, email stevensonguarddirector@gmail.com.

The last Breakfast With Books meeting for the school year is Tuesday, May 17. The meeting will take place before school in the ILC.

The Cultural Cuisine Club is having a cook off from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 in the Foods Lab (Room 1406). If you would like to join, email Miss Scharfe at jscharfe@d125.org.

ATHLETICS

Friday is the nomination deadline for the Spring ESPPA Awards, which will be given out at the Spring Sports Awards Night. ESPPA stands for Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Award, and honors athletes and teams in all sports and all levels, plus trainers, team managers and fans. Players, coaches, students and parents can submit nominations for Spring ESPPA Awards by clicking here.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Girl born without hands wins in national handwriting competition

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