Friday, September 9, 2016

Fun, Food and Fireworks at Saturday Night’s Street Fest

After a summer of planning, the National Honor Society will unveil its revamped Street Fest from 6-9 p.m. Saturday night in parking lot E by the Sports Center. The family-friendly event is open to the community, and the weather forecast is calling for clearing skies and comfortable temperatures.

This year’s Street Fest is a fundraiser for three local charities: Live4Lali, The Ryan Briere Foundation, and Bernie’s Book Bank. New attractions include a 56-foot stage with music and entertainment provided by BOOM Entertainment, six food trucks including American, Asian, Italian and Hispanic foods, plus hot subs and desserts. Popular pieces from the former Spirit Fest also will be part of the mix, including a face-painting tent, a dunk tank for teachers, games and, to cap the evening, fireworks at 8:45.

Admission to Street Fest is $10. Those who can’t attend but would like to make a donation can go to


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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 6, Mundelein 1: The host Patriots (8-0) remained unbeaten in dual competition, racking up all of their wins in straight sets. Stevenson’s doubles teams surrendered only two games in four matches. Athena Kolli and Elizabeth Ferdman cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 1 doubles, followed by No. 2 Alexandra Zoubareva and Paige Nierman (6-0, 6-1), No. 3 Bronwyn Heidkamp and Samantha Burger (6-0) and No. 4 Alyssa Glaser and Maria Sarabia (6-0, 6-0). In singles, the winners were No. 2 Dhwani Kumar (6-1, 6-2) and No. 3 Ellen Ma (6-2, 6-3).

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson 112, Lake Forest 73: Rachel Song won two individual events and swam on two first-place relays for host SHS (2-0) in the Patriot Aquatic Center. Iza Pelka also won twice and was part of a winning relay. Song captured the 100-yard butterfly (58.28) and 100 backstroke (59.88), swam on the 400 free relay with Pelka, Morgan Bosse and Ashley Carollo (3:40.55), and was part of the 200 medley relay with Carollo, Bosse and Danielle Fang (1:51.93). Pelka touched first in the 100 free (55.64) and 200 free (1:59.78), while Fang claimed the 100 breaststroke (1:10.67). Jessica Lenhart finished second in two events, the 200 free (2:00.85) and 100 fly (58.56). Other runner-up efforts were given by Mila Wawer in the 200 individual medley (2:18.49), Eva Holsen in the 500 free (5:26.09), Bosse in the 100 free (55.87), Carollo in the 100 back (1:00.21), and the 200 free relay team of Pelka, Sasha Kokhan, Claire Huang and Lucy Stevens (1:44.40).

SHS-Lake Forest Football Game Online

Tonight’s football games against Lake Forest are part of the “Touchdown for Troops” military appreciation night by Students Helping Soldiers and the football program. Students are encouraged to wear their camouflage T-shirts to the game. For those who can’t attend, the varsity game will be streamed live by SHS-TV through the Stevenson Broadcast Network on The Cube starting at 7 o’clock.

Soccer Team “Refurbishing,” Not Rebuilding

The varsity boys soccer team lost 13 players to graduation, but the Patriots haven’t let that hold them back thus far in 2016. SHS is 3-1-1 thus far, and head coach Mark Schartner has seen goals scored by eight players. One of those goal scorers was senior Ben Brandt, who will continue his career at the University of Chicago. He talked with Pioneer Press about Stevenson’s early season success.

Radtke Nominated for Tribune Athlete of the Month

Jori Radtke of the Patriot girls volleyball team is one of the nominees for the Chicago Tribune Athlete of the Month for September. She is one of three area student-athletes nominated in the Lake Shore zone, and you can vote for her once every 12 hours at this link. Voting ends at noon next Thursday.


Stevenson’s quarterback did even better in the victory at Muskegon, Michigan than we reported in yesterday’s Digest. Aidan O’Connell threw for a school-record 447 yards, not 440.


Did You Receive an Email For Targeted Tutoring?

If you did, please visit the ILC or ELC, where professional tutors are available to work with you to refresh or clarify concepts taught in class. Remember, when you check in with the tutor and swipe your ID card, make sure you let them know you are there for targeted tutoring. The ILC and ELC are open from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. Tutors are available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Did You Receive an Email About the Homework Center?

If you did, please visit the Homework Center located in the QLC, Room 2115A. At the Homework Center you will find a quiet, motivational space to get your homework done.  Floyd Glinsey, the homework staff member, will be there to answer your questions and give you support. The Homework Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and periods 4, 5, and 6.

Tell Others About Academic Integrity

All students are invited to participate in a poster contest promoting academic integrity at Stevenson. Design a poster using a slogan or catchphrase based on one of these academic integrity values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility and courage. Submissions are due by December 2. For more details, visit

Patriot Nation, Got News?

We want to hear from you! Share your stories, photos, videos, and more with us. Tag us using #shareSHS across all social channels, or email us at and get social at Stevenson. Big or small, we want it all. You just might see your news in the spotlight.


SHS-TV is hosting New Member Day during its normal club meeting on Monday. They will have some video equipment on hand for students to try out, as well as lots of current club members to talk about the joys of being a part of the SHS-TV broadcast crew, and creating content for the Stevenson Broadcast Network.

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

Choreography Club will have a meeting Monday from 3:30-4:25 p.m. Hannah Yan will be teaching her original choreography and all are welcome. After club, The Misfits dance group will be holding auditions from 4:30-5:45. All are invited to audition; come prepared to learn a dance and perform a short freestyle.

The Ambassador Yearbook Club needs new photographers, journalists and page designers. The club meets Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays after school in Room 2712. Please join us in recording history!

Future Doctors of America has its next meeting on Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 1510. All interested students are welcome.

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 in Room 1708 at 3:35 p.m.

The Animal Welfare Club continues to work with Save-A-Pet to promote adopting our local four-legged friends! Our September Dog of the Month is Lavernia, and our Cats of the Month are Aladdin and Jasmin (these two are inseparable and are looking to be adopted together; two for the price of one!). 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!


The following colleges are sending representatives to Stevenson next week: Northeastern University, University of San Francisco, Kenyon College, Trinity University, VanderCook College of Music, Indiana University, Bentley University, Furman University, Lawrence University, Wittenberg University, Eckerd College, Knox College, Dickinson College, University of Illinois at Springfield, University of Iowa, Bradley University, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Johns Hopkins University, Texas Christian University, Gettysburg College, University of Richmond, Northern Illinois University, College of Wooster, Butler University, Case Western Reserve University, Barnard College, University of Pittsburgh, University of Denver, IDC Herzliya-Raphael Recanti International School, The Citadel, Kendall College and Yale University. Please check Naviance for the dates and times. Remember to check our website for instructions on how to sign up for a college visit on Naviance. Please remember to print your confirmation page, put your school ID on the page, and have it signed by your teacher for that class period two days prior to the visit. Please bring the signed confirmation page on the day of the college visit.


Attention sophomores and juniors interested in a career in healthcare or medicine: The Northwestern Medicine Discovery Program (previously the Northwestern Medical Explorers Program) is accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year. Applications will be accepted online until Wednesday, September 21 and in person until September 23. Program participants are exposed to a variety of activities designed to encourage their interest in healthcare. Activities include tours, guest speakers, group discussion and hands-on projects. In addition, the program offers leadership, mentorship, networking, and community service opportunities. Click here to find out more and to fill out an application.


Open Diamond Baseball starts Tuesday after school from 3:40-5 p.m. It’s open to anyone, and will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Click here for the fall schedule.


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