Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Spirit Revolution Supply Drive for Flood Victims

Stevenson’s Spirit Revolution, the school’s cheerleading and pom teams, will hold a supply drive next week to help flood victims in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The supply drive will take place Wednesday and Thursday, September 28-29. Bins will be available at the Field House and Sports Center doors, where people can drop off supplies between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day. Local resident Mark Walton, who has three children that have graduated from Stevenson, will load a truck and drive the supplies to Baton Rouge on October 4. To see a list of most-needed items, click here.

58 Named National Commended Students

Fifty-eight seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. They are among approximately 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation who are being recognized for exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2017 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 5% of the more than 1.6 million students who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test last fall.

Stevenson’s Commended Students are: Kevin Acuna, Seungmok Baek, David Brandt, Gary Braznichenko, Alexis Cacioppo, Yeshi Cai, Nathan Cha, Derek Chen, Michael Chiasson, Grace Chiou, Jacob Clorfene, Stephanie Diao, Sydney Erickson, Taylor Erickson, Adit Ghosh, Muskaan Gupta, Reuben Gutmann, Justin Han, Emma Ismail, Nikita Jhangiani, Skanda Kaashyap, Aaron Kaufmann, Andrew G. Kim, Jong Sung Kim, Michael Komarovsky, Kijung Kwak, Rachel Kwon, Chris Lee, Jeeho Lee, Blake Lesser, Zhenhao Li, Vivien Liu, Ming Lu, Benjamin Lukose, Julia Mei, Karan Menon, Arnav Mitra, Cynthia Moy, Harrison Oliff, Sydney Pacernick, Anthony Palminteri, Sarah H. Park, Meera Patwardhan, Garrett Pollack, Sneha Poondru, Janie Qiu, Idan Raiter, Karan Rami, Kayla Roesner, Gillian Rubenstein, Esha Sharma, Samuel Sitzmann, Julia Son, Eric Wang, Isabel Wang, Annie Wu, Joshua Wu and Austin Zhou.

Summer Travel Meetings for Parents, Students Tonight

Informational meetings about school-sponsored 2017 summer travel opportunities for students will be held at 6:30 tonight in the West Building. The meetings are open to interested students and their parents. Five meetings will be taking place in different rooms. Click here to see the scheduled meetings and their locations.

Homecoming Pre-Game Event for Alumni

The Stevenson Alumni Association is having a Homecoming pre-game mixer for Patriot alums from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday at Half Day Brewing Company in Lincolnshire. All alumni are invited. The cost is $20 per person, which includes food, drink (non-alcoholic, cash bar), tickets and transportation to the varsity game from Half Day Brewing, with special alumni seating. To order tickets and for more information, click here.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson 23, Lake Forest 37; Stevenson 15, Lake Zurich 46: Isabelle Sparreo led all runners with a time of 17:17.15 on the 3-mile course at Lake Forest. Kendall Roberts was fourth (18:57.18), Natalie Sparreo fifth (18:58.62), Gabriela Jagielo sixth (19:13.28) and Caimin Xi seventh (19:14.41). Taylor Yen took 10th (19:42.44), Lauren Appell was 12th (19:45.75), Michelle Yu placed 13th (19:50.12), Shea Kirby took 18th (20:44.66) and Sydney Pacernick rounded out the top 20 (21:03.12).

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson 19, Lake Forest 44; Lake Zurich 16, Stevenson 45: Nikita Smyrnov led the Patriots with the fifth-fastest time (15:35.34) at Lake Forest. He topped all of Lake Forest’s runners. Caleb Oh was eighth (16:03.52), Brett Lucas 11th (16:21.31), Jacob Sparreo 12th (16:24.72) and Paul Udoni 14th (16:30.56). Mattaeus Klonowski finished 15th (16:31.18) and Alex Beckerman was 19th (16:55.22).

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 7, Lake Zurich 0: The Patriots (11-0) continued their unbeaten ways, posting seven straight-set victories on the road. Athena Kolli rolled at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-0, while the No. 1 doubles team of Gina Kondos and Elizabeth Ferdman also won by a 6-1, 6-0 score. Maria Sarabia posted a 6-1, 6-2 decision at No. 2 singles and Hanna Anssari cruised at No. 3, 6-0, 6-1. The Nos. 2, 3 and 4 doubles teams all shut out their opponents, 6-0, 6-0. Kate Harvey and Paige Nierman were the No. 2 team, Alexandra Zoubareva and Bronwyn Heidkamp played No. 3, and Samantha Burger and Alyssa Glaser were No. 4.

Boys Soccer

Libertyville 4, Stevenson 0: In the Stadium, the Patriots (5-4-1, 1-2) fell to the defending state champion Wildcats (6-2, 3-0), who won their fourth straight game. Ethan Kalis made two saves and Zachary Klaber had one. – Daily Herald

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

COLLEGE NEWS

The following colleges are sending representatives to Stevenson next week to meet with interested juniors and seniors: Arcadia University, George Mason University, Illinois Wesleyan University, Robert Morris University, Brandeis University, DePauw University, George Washington University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Northern Arizona University, Drake University, University of South Carolina, University of Oregon, Arizona State University, Kent State University, Rutgers University, SUNY Maritime College, Lehigh University, Seton Hall University, St. Norbert College, University of Miami, Augustana College, Stevens Institute of Technology, Purdue University, Carroll University, Baylor University, Simmons College, Washington College, Suffolk University, Concordia University, Boise State University, Boston University, Ithaca College, Chapman University, University of Minnesota, Miami University, University of Redlands, University of Central Florida, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Mercer University. Please check Naviance for the dates and times, and also for instructions on how to sign up for a college visit. 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. Bring the signed confirmation page on the day of the college visit.

CLUB NEWS

Did you know that Israel won two medals in the Summer Olympics? Want to find out more and play a mini-version of Israel Summer Olympics? If the answer is yes, come to Club Israel this Thursday after school in Room 1414.

The Scholastic Bowl teams will have their informational meeting and first practice on Monday. If you’re a fan of trivia games, Jeopardy! or just want to know more about the team that took second place in the nation last year, please come to Room 1510 next Monday! New players always welcome!

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).

ATHLETICS

Each season, the Athletics Division honors Patriot athletes in a number of ways, including the ESPPA (Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Award). ESPPA Awards honor athletes and teams in all sports and all levels, plus trainers, team managers and fans. Players, coaches, students and parents can submit nominations for Fall ESPPA Awards by clicking here. Nominations will be taken through October 28.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

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