Monday, September 19, 2016

Two Students Honored by STEM Organizations

Two students were honored for during the summer for academic performance, leadership potential, and their dedication to serving humanity. Junior Sanketh Bhaskar received the Award of Excellence from the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists, while sophomore Henry Oo earned the Award of Excellence from the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists.


Thursday’s Digest misstated the date of the “Tech Keys: Opening Doors to Literacy” program for young children, which will be held in the West Auditorium at 7 p.m. Thursday. Click here for more information and to register.


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Sunday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 4, Fenwick 3 (OT-Shootout): Daniel Wolfe scored two goals in regulation and also had the deciding shot during the shootout as the Patriots (2-1) edged the Friars at The Edge West in Bensenville. Wolfe scored both of his goals in the second period as SHS took a 3-1 lead. His first goal came off an assist from Zach Wesley. Billy Kopka opened the scoring with a first-period goal, assisted by Kyle Previn. After Fenwick rallied to send the game into overtime, during which neither team scored, the game went to a shootout. Stevenson struck first, with Michael Dowd lighting the lamp. After two misses by Fenwick and one by Stevenson, Wolfe scored to secure the victory. – Boxscore

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Field Hockey

Stevenson at Homewood-Flossmoor Invitational: The Patriots finished first, according to the team’s Twitter feed, but no results were reported.

Boys Golf

Stevenson at Wheeling Invitational: Jackson Bussell fired a 1-under-par 71 to finish second at Chevy Chase Country Club, leading the Patriots to a sixth-place showing among 26 teams. Bussell was second only to the medalist from Barrington, who shot a course-record 65. – Daily Herald

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at Maine East Invitational: The Patriots (19-2) won four of five matches during the two-day tournament, finishing in third place. SHS beat Addison Trail (25-16, 25-21), Prospect (25-21, 25-16) and Maine West (25-16, 25-19) before falling to Niles West in the semifinals (25-16, 25-19). Stevenson rebounded in the third-place match against Warren (25-22, 25-19). Jori Radtke had 72 kills in the five matches, including the 1,000th of her high school career during the Niles West contest. Head coach Tim Crow said Radtke’s milestone was extraordinary because Radtke was a defensive specialist during her freshman season. Radtke also tied for the team lead in digs during the tournament with 24, joining Chloe Robinson, who led the squad with seven aces. Alex Kuc amassed 51 assists and Radtke dished out 42. Sophie Sorenson had 29 kills, 17 digs and five aces. Hope Havenhill made 12 kills, Taylor Erickson had 20 digs and four aces, and Sarah Bufe and Sarah Woodstein each made four solo blocks. – Daily Herald

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson at Richard Spring Invitational: Isabelle Sparreo finished 14th overall at Detweiler Park in Peoria, the home of the IHSA state meet. She covered the 3-mile course in 18:03.2. Sparreo’s medal-winning performance helped the Patriots place 10th in the team standings among 59 schools. Stevenson’s other top entries were Kendall Roberts (67th, 19:17.2), Natalie Sparreo (68th, 19:17.3), Gabriela Jagielo (77th, 19:26.3) and Caimin Xi (133rd, 19:56.6). In the freshman-sophomore race, Michelle Yu earned a medal by finishing 21st. – Official Results

Friday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson 48, Mundelein 6: Aidan O’Connell threw for three touchdowns and Anthony Sibo ran for two TDs, all in the first half, as the Patriots (3-1, 2-0) mauled the host Mustangs (1-3, 0-2) for their third straight win. SHS led 21-0 halfway through the first quarter, and entered halftime with a 42-6 advantage. O’Connell connected on scoring strikes to Charlie Bourbon (from 8 yards), Henry Marchese (12 yards) and Noah Lukz (40 yards). Sibo had TD runs of 46 and 4 yards. Also scoring on short runs for Stevenson were Matt Korinek (2 yards) and Alec Klinsky (1 yard). The Patriot defense limited Mundelein to 140 yards of total offense. Meanwhile, SHS gained 424 total yards, almost equally split on the ground and in the air. – Daily Herald

Boys Soccer

Carmel 3, Stevenson 0: In the Stadium, the Patriots fell to 5-3-1 on the year. – Daily Herald

Thursday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 6, Libertyville 1: The undefeated Patriots raised their record to 10-0 with straight-set victories in their six wins. Gina Kondos rolled to a 6-1, 6-0 decision at No. 1 singles, while Dhwani Kumar (6-0, 6-0) and Alyssa Anssari (6-2, 6-0) also cruised to victory at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively. In doubles, the winning tandems were No. 2 Paige Nierman/Alexandra Zoubareva (6-0, 6-1), No. 3 Bronwyn Heidkamp/Samantha Burger (6-2, 6-3) and No. 4 Alyssa Glaser/Maria Sarabia (6-2, 6-1).


Class Wear Means Class War on Tuesday

Who wants ice cream? How bad do you want it? The winning class in Tuesday’s Class Color Day will get ice cream bars, but you have to make sure your color is visible. Freshmen wear red, sophomores blue, juniors gold and seniors green on Class Color Day. The winning class will have the most people participating.

Will You Dare to Scare?

Earning service and leadership hours by scaring people sounds too good to be true, right? But that’s exactly what will happen if you and your friends create a scare station for the Stevenson Foundation’s Nightmare on Stevenson Drive. Not only that, but you’ll also get $150 to design your scare station and costumes. You’ll need to hurry, though, because the deadline to sign up for a scare station is Thursday. Click here for all the details and to sign up.

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 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).

Visit Europe Next June and Earn Summer School Credit

All current AP European History students, as well as juniors who took the course last year, are invited to participate in a travel opportunity next summer. In June, the “Medieval and Modern” theme will take students to Edinburgh, Inveraray, the Scottish Highlands, York, Oxford, London, Amsterdam and Volendam. Students earn summer school credit when they participate in summer travel. Come to the informational meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 2104 for more information. Can’t make it to the meeting? Visit our travel website at, or contact Ms. Gerber ( and Mr. Duba ( Please RSVP for the informational meeting at

Meningitis Immunization Clinic for Seniors on Friday

Stevenson seniors who have not yet had their state-required meningitis immunization can get the shot at school on Friday. Representatives from the Jewel-Osco Pharmacy will be providing the vaccinations at SHS between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. To participate, parents must complete this consent form and email it to Nurse Peg Cucci at by 3 p.m. Tuesday. All participants will receive a coupon for 10 percent off their next grocery purchase at Jewel-Osco. Questions can be directed to Chandi Clough at 224-240-6498.


The information meeting for IM Dodgeball will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, September 29 in the Wood Commons. Play begins on Saturday, October 29. Visit the IM Dodgeball page to see the season schedule.


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 and in person until Friday, 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.


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. Please know if selected, the nominee will need to complete and submit the Morehead-Cain application by Saturday, October 15.


The Breakfast with Books Club will have its first meeting at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday in the upper ILC. All interested students are welcome!

Animal Welfare Club will be packaging dog treats in Room 2500 from 7-7:30 a.m. Tuesday. The treats will be sold to raise money to support Companion Animal Alliance, an animal shelter in Baton Rouge, Louisiana affected by recent flooding. If you would like to make a financial donation to the Companion Animal Alliance, please contact Ms. DeHoyos and Ms. Jones.

Ambassador Yearbook Club is meeting today after school in Room 2712. New members are always welcome!

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

Junior Class Board is meeting today after school in the College Career Center. We’ll be decorating the junior class West hallway for Homecoming with yellow balloons and streamers. All juniors are invited to help! No experience is necessary. Earn community service hours and have free pizza for dinner. P.S. juniors, don’t forget to wear yellow tomorrow for Class Color Day!

“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!


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