Friday, September 30, 2016

WIT Earns First-Place Award in ASPA Contest

The 2016 edition of the WIT, Stevenson’s student literary magazine, has won a first-place award from the American Scholastic Press Association. Zanub Husain (Class of 2016) was editor-in-chief. The contest judge wrote that the WIT “shows the superior efforts of talented and creative editors, writers, artists, photographers, layout/graphics designers, staff members, contributors and advisor(s).” In the area of presentation, which reflects the students’ work on graphic design and page layout, the magazine achieved a perfect score.

Financial Aid Night for Parents Next Week

Stevenson’s college counselors will help de-mystify the world of college financial aid for Patriot parents during the annual Financial Aid Night from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Performing Arts Center. The free program will answer common questions about applying for college aid, including details on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Parents can start filling out the FAFSA as early as noon on Saturday. Before starting on the form, the SHS counselors recommend reading about seven things you need to know before filling out the FAFSA, including the special PIN number needed for access. The counselors also will host an FAFSA Completion Night on Thursday, October 13, with admission by appointment only. Details will be announced soon.

No School Monday

Stevenson will not hold classes on Monday due to the Rosh Hashanah holiday. Classes will resume Tuesday. However, the Daily Digest will be published on Monday.

Have an Idea for a PREP Class?

PREP (Patriot Recreation Education Program) is looking for new instructors and new classes to offer to the community. Submit your proposal for a spring or summer class today.

Glenview Painter Next Visiting Artist of the Month

Glenview-based painter Tom James, who work is rooted in current events and culture, is the Stevenson Art Department’s Visiting Artist of the Month for October. Samples of his work are on display in the Visiting Artist Gallery through November 4, and the artist will visit the school during the month to meet with students. James has been an artist for four decades, with the last 20 years focused on what he calls “Musings of the Toybox,“ a series of paintings steeped in current events.


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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson 104, Libertyville 81: Iza Pelka captured two individual races and swam on a winning relay for the host Patriots. Pelka prevailed in the 100-yard freestyle (55.18) and the 200 free (1:57.83), and swam a leg on the 400 free relay with Morgan Bosse, Ashley Carollo and Rachel Song (3:39.70). Carollo and Song also won individual races for SHS, which captured eight of the 12 events. Carollo was victorious in the 100 backstroke (59.55) and Song touched first in the 100 butterfly (57.68). Other individual winners included Eva Holsen in the 500 free (5:24.84) and Danielle Fang in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.65). The 200 medley relay of Carollo, Fang, Song and Claire Huang (1:51.29) also posted a victory in the Patriot Aquatic Center.

Boys Soccer

Warren 1, Stevenson 0: The host Blue Devils (14-3-2, 4-2-1) scored in the second half to knock off the Patriots (7-5-2, 4-3) in Gurnee.

Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Allied Bowling

Stevenson 625, Round Lake 568: The top Patriot bowlers were Tim Phelps, Chris Burg, Josh Standiford and Daniel Seo.

Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson 15, Zion-Benton 50; Stevenson 18, Mundelein 43: The Patriots dominated the field at their home course at Half Day Forest Preserve, taking eight of the top 10 places. Isabelle Sparreo won first place in 18:08.97, with Kendall Roberts taking second in 18:21.39. Natalie Sparreo was fourth (18:56.21), Caimin Xi took fifth (18:59.31), Gabriela Jagielo placed sixth (19:06.25), Taylor Yen finished eighth (19:15.21), Michelle Yu was ninth (19:15.51) and Lauren Appell crossed in 10th (19:25.78).

Air Stevenson Looks to Ground Libertyville

Patriot football fans weren’t sure what to expect from new quarterback Aidan O’Connell coming into the season. After five games, the senior has provided a clear answer. He is on pace for the most prolific passing season in school history. The most frequented route for Air Stevenson this year has been O’Connell-to-Henry Marchese. They’ve connected on eight touchdown passes. The Patriots’ high-flying offense, which is averaging nearly 40 points per game, takes the field tonight against archrival Libertyville in the Stadium. Stevenson enters with a 4-1 overall record and is tied with Lake Zurich for first place in the North Suburban Conference at 3-0. The Wildcats are 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the NSC after falling to Warren last week. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The Chicago Tribune says Stevenson offers one of the 20 best prep football experiences in the Chicago area, and the renewal of the longtime SHS-LHS rivalry promises to add even more electricity to tonight‘s game. Because of the large crowd expected, the Athletics Division is reminding fans that overflow parking will be available at the Quill Corporation parking lot on Schelter Road, just east of the school. Shuttle service to and from Quill will be available. For those who can’t make the game, the Stevenson Broadcast Network has them covered. The game will be streamed live at, and also can be heard on the school’s radio station, WAES 88.1 FM.

Boys Golf Team Aims for Return Trip to State

The varsity boys golf team finished 10th in the state last year, and head coach John Rueth’s squad will begin its quest for a return trip downstate on Tuesday at the Class 3A Barrington Sectional. Five of the six golfers who were part of the state squad in 2015 are back this year, with senior James Dvorak and sophomore Jackson Bussell pointing the way. They talked with Pioneer Press about their roles as team leaders.

JV Girls Golfers Finish Second in Conference

The junior varsity girls golf team had a strong showing at Wednesday’s North Suburban Conference Invitational, held at Bonnie Brook Golf Club in Waukegan. SHS tied Libertyville for the lowest team score, 316, but was knocked into second place by a tiebreaker. Freshman Julia Yoo won medalist honors with a dominating performance. She shot an 89, topping the runner-up by 11 strokes. She was the only golfer under 100 out of 38 competitors. Two other Patriots placed in the top 10: Sophomore Isabel Hardy tied for sixth (104) and senior Dhruvi Mehta was 10th (108).



How to Get Into Tonight’s Football Game for Free

Stevenson Athletics is offering free admission to tonight’s varsity football game against Libertyville to anyone who brings a case of water or sports drink to the east entrance gate prior to the game. The beverages will be part of the Spirit Revolution‘s supply drive to help flood victims in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Operation Snowball Registration Now Open

All students are invited to attend the three-day Operation Snowball retreat Thursday-Saturday, December 1-3, at YMCA Camp MacLean in Burlington, Wisconsin. Operation Snowball is a program planned by teens for teens that gives you a chance to learn about yourself, your peers, and a wide variety of topics. Sign up today through the online school store. The registration deadline is November 18.

Yearbook Photo Retakes October 20-21

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors who didn’t have their yearbook picture taken during orientation in August will have a final chance in October. Yearbook retakes will be done on Thursday and Friday, October 20-21, in the Recital Hall between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. both days.

Green Team Electronics Recycling Drive Ends Wednesday

The Green Team is holding an electronics recycling drive through Wednesday. The club will have three collection locations on campus: the Sports Center, the Field House, and the Forum (or “Point”) entrance to the West Building. Students will receive one service hour for each electronic device they donate (up to three). The following items will be accepted: cell phones, tablets, computers, laptops, batteries, and cords and wires. Televisions, light bulbs, kitchen appliances and products containing mercury will not be accepted.

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


The Thespian Club will be holding its Annual Costume Sale during all lunch periods Tuesday and Wednesday outside the Performing Arts Center, just in time for Halloween planning!

The Interactive Gamers Club will be hosting its first sealed tournament of the year after school Thursday in Room 1204. The cost is $5 to attend, and each player will be given six packs to play with. Players must be able to stay until 5:30 to participate. New members are always welcome! If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Fedewa.


The following colleges are sending representatives to Stevenson next week to meet with interested juniors and seniors: Nova Southeastern University, Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Puget Sound, Pepperdine University, Emory University, Loyola University Chicago, University of Michigan, Bowdoin College, University of Cincinnati, Ball State University, University of California-San Diego, Carnegie Mellon University, Illinois College, Ohio State University, Bates College, University of Wisconsin, University of Warwick, Loras College, University of Arizona, Rhodes College, Western Michigan University, Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music, Transylvania University, Mount Mercy College, Saint Louis University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Willamette University, Roosevelt University, Grinnell College, Lewis University, Wabash College, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Lynn University and Missouri University of Science and Technology. 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.


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