Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Two 2016 Grads Join Israeli Military

While most of their classmates have begun college, two members of Stevenson’s Class of 2016 are taking a different path. Arielle Shemesh and Mai Sraibman will be spending the next two years serving in the military of their native country, Israel. Sraibman lived in Israel until she was 12, while Shemesh moved to the United States at age 4. They talked with the Daily Herald about their reasons for returning to Israel.

Bass Fishing Team Hooks Top Honors in Dual

Stevenson’s bass fishing team started its fall season on the right foot Tuesday with a dual competition against Libertyville. The Patriots’ No. 1 boat with Will Reichert, Go Ogata and Alex Myers finished first by catching three bass weighing a total of 5.73 pounds. Reichert earned the Big Bass Award by catching a 1.44 pounder. SHS continues its fall season with two tournaments next week.

Band Fundraiser at Chick-fil-A Thursday

The Band Parents Organization is having a fundraiser at the Vernon Hills Chick-fil-A, 701 N. Milwaukee Avenue, from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Dine-in, carryout and drive-thru orders will qualify by saying “I’m Eating for the Band.” A portion of sales will benefit SHS band students.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 4, Lake Forest 1: Elliott Lueck scored two goals for the host Patriots (3-1-1, 1-0) in their North Suburban Conference opener at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. Steven O’Reilly and Ryan McGrogan also recorded goals for SHS, which led 3-1 at halftime. Joel Fleming, Ben Brandt and Borler Wu each had two assists.

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson 106, Glenbrook North 80: Morgan Bosse won two individual races and swam on a victorious relay as the host Patriots won their first dual meet of the season. Bosse captured the 200-yard freestyle (2:01.03) and the 500 freestyle (5:24.11). She also was part of the first-place 200 free relay team with Sasha Kokhan, Iza Pelka and Lucy Stevens (1:44.31). Kathy Xiang won the diving competition (186.30) while Madeleine O’Donnell captured the 100 breaststroke (1:14.74). SHS also won the 200 medley relay behind Rachel Song, Jessica Lenhart, Danielle Fang and Ashley Carollo (1:51.74). Song had a pair of second-place showings, in the 50 free (25.27) and 100 free (55.15). Pelka was runner-up in the 100 butterfly (1:00.32), Lenhart took second in the 500 free (5:24.76), and Stevens was second in the 100 breaststroke (1:17.05). Sherry Mestan was runner-up in diving (166.40), while Amelia Eastman and Victoria Kim tied for second in the 100 backstroke (1:06.79). The other second-place finish came from the 400 free relay unit of Carollo, Pelka, Claire Huang and Mila Wawer (3:46.17).

Boys Golf

Stevenson 158, Zion-Benton 199: Kevin Chin won medalist honors with a 38 at the Arboretum Golf Course.

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 6, Lake Forest 1: At the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, the Patriots (7-0) remained unbeaten in duals. SHS earned straight-set victories in every match it won, led by Gina Kondos’ 6-2, 6-3 decision at No. 1 singles. Elizabeth Ferdman and Athena Kolli were 6-4, 6-1 winners at No. 1 doubles. Dhwani Kumar posted a 6-1, 6-1 triumph at No. 2 singles, and Stevenson’s other three doubles tandems also rolled to victories: Alexandra Zoubareva and Paige Nierman at No. 2 (6-0, 6-0), Samantha Burger and Bronwyn Heidkamp at No. 3 (6-0, 6-3), and Maria Sarabia and Alyssa Glaser at No. 4 (6-0, 6-0).

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Touchdowns for Troops T-Shirts for Friday’s Game

Stevenson is celebrating the men and women of the military who serve our country during the annual Touchdowns for Troops football game Friday night in the Stadium. To prepare for the game, Students Helping Soldiers will be selling camouflage T-shirts during every lunch period in the Wood Commons today through Friday.

Fall Play Tickets On Sale

Tickets for the fall play, The Dream of the Burning Boy, are on sale for $6 at the Patriot Superstore. The play will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, September 15-16, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, September 17. Please note: The play contains mature language.

What Are You Doing in June? Want to Go to Costa Rica?

The Science Department is sponsoring another trip to Costa Rica next summer. There will be an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 21 in Room 2602 for all interested students and their parents. Questions? Contact Ms. Dean in the East Science Office (Rm. 8080) or Mr. Carlson in the West Science Office (Rm. 1514).

Early Bird Homecoming Dance Tickets On Sale

Get your Homecoming Dance tickets at a discounted rate by buying them between now and Thursday at the Patriot Superstore only. If you buy tickets before Thursday, they are only $20 per person. After Thursday, the price goes up to $25. For more information on the Homecoming Dance, visit www.d125.org/HCdance. Want to find out the dress-up days for Homecoming Week? Go to www.d125.org/homecoming.

CLUB NEWS

Junior Class Board is meeting today and Thursday after school in the College Career Center  to work on Homecoming decorations. New members are always welcome to join in the fun!

Superhero Club meets today. Join us in Room 1414, at 3:30 to relax, watch movies, and enjoy snacks! Everyone is welcome!

Bored after school and don’t want to do homework just yet? We have a solution for you! Come join HOSA after school today in Room 1912/1914 for donuts and meet new people. HOSA stands for Health Occupational Students of America, and offers students the opportunity to display their knowledge regarding medicine and gives them a chance to demonstrate their skills in various competitive events. HOSA is a great way to meet people who are also interested in health care, challenge yourself, and learn more about health-care related topics and careers.

Film Club meets after school today in the Recital Hall.

The Archery Club starts today on the Sport Courts from 3:30-5 p.m. New members are always welcome. No experience or equipment needed. Contact Ms. Klewin with questions.

“I’m not a feminist because man-hating isn’t right…”  Learn about common misunderstandings of feminism and other gender-role stereotypes, as well as ways we can support women in leadership positions, in Stevenson’s Lean In Feminism Club. Come and join us every first and third Wednesday in Room 2702 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for meetings filled with speakers, discussions and charity work. We’ll see you there!

Peer Tutors will meet Thursday after school in Room 7032. Don’t miss it — there will be a training session!

Have you ever wanted to play Pokemon Go at school? Well, now you can with Club Israel in its version of Israel Go! Join us for our first meeting on Thursday after school in Room 1414. Any questions, ask Mrs. Argentar.

Anyone interested in playing Table Tennis? We meet on Thursdays after school in the Lower East Commons. All levels (beginning through experienced) are welcome!

Are you interested in weather and always wanted to understand it better? The Meteorology Club will hold its first meeting of the year at 3:35 Monday in Room 6036. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information at seriksen@d125.org.

Interested in joining the fight against cancer? Join Relay for Life Club! We raise awareness, fundraise and plan the Relay for Life overnight event. Relay for Life will have its first meeting Wednesday, September 14 in Room 1708 at 3:35 p.m.

COLLEGE NEWS

Considering the University of North Carolina? The Morehead-Cain Award, the oldest and one of the most prestigious scholarship programs in the country, recognizes well-rounded student leaders who demonstrate outstanding potential for leadership in high school, in college and beyond. The Morehead-Cain Scholar is expected to be, in conduct and achievement, a superior citizen. This merit-based award includes four years of tuition and expenses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as fully funded summer enrichment programs that supplement academic study with off-campus travel and experience. Stevenson is allowed to nominate one student from the Class of 2017. Interested seniors may pick up nomination materials in the College/Career Center. The deadline to return nomination forms is Wednesday, September 21. Please know if selected, the nominee will need to complete and submit the Morehead-Cain application by Saturday, October 15.

CAREER EXPLORATION

The Career Exploration Program is accepting Career Shadow Applications for the 2016-17 school year. Please visit the Career Exploration web page to find out more about the program and to download an application, or stop by the College/Career Center to speak to Mrs. Willock (dwillock@d125.org).

 

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

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