Political Action Club Marches to Early Voting
Stevenson’s Political Action Club hosted a “Parade to the Polls” on Saturday morning, led by the SHS Marching Patriots. Students and community members were encouraged to join the club in marching to the early-voting site at the Vernon Township office. The Political Action Club is part of the Mikva Challenge’s network of suburban schools looking for “action civics” opportunities to demonstrate that “democracy is a verb.”
Senior Named Semifinalist in Siemens STEM Competition
Senior Adit Ghosh has been selected as a semifinalist in the prestigious Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology. He is the fourth semifinalist from Stevenson in the past five years, joining Jeremy Lan (Class of 2015), Rohan Dasika (Class of 2013) and Rahul Maramreddy (Class of 2013). Lan was chosen in 2014 while Dasika and Maramreddy were picked in 2012.
Ghosh is one of 16 Siemens semifinalists from Illinois, and the only one attending a Lake County high school. Semifinalists’ projects will be judged to determine which ones advance to six regional competitions in November. Regional winners advance to the national finals held at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in December, where $500,000 in scholarships will be awarded, including two top prizes of $100,000.
Wilhelm Named New Softball Coach
Perry Wilhelm, who led Mundelein High School’s softball program to two state finals appearances, has been named the new head softball coach at Stevenson High School. Wilhelm guided Mundelein’s softball program from 1989-96, leading the Mustangs to a 209-41 record, seven regional championships, six North Suburban Conference titles, two sectional crowns, and two trips downstate. Mundelein finished third in Class AA in 1994 and also qualified for the AA finals in 1996. “It is with great pleasure that we welcome Coach Wilhelm to our staff at Stevenson,” said Athletic Director Trish Betthauser. “He not only brings a wealth of softball knowledge and experience to the position, but he is incredibly passionate about education-based athletics and what it has to offer for young adults.”
Free Ice Cream for Seniors on Friday
All seniors are invited to celebrate the end of the college application season with free ice cream starting eighth period until 4:15 Friday in the Glass Commons.
PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon
Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons. Pies, donuts, Puppy Chow and more will be available. All items are $1.
Showcase Audition Sign-Ups Begin This Week
Audition sign-ups for Showcase, the PPA’s annual student variety/talent show, will be held Wednesday and Thursday, November 2-3, and Tuesday through Thursday, November 8-10, during all lunch periods in the Wood and Glass Commons. No act is too unique! Singers, dancers, bands, musicians, comedians, magicians and actors are wanted! The PPA is looking for creative acts to “showcase” your talent. Showcase acts must have a minimum of three performers unless the act is very “unique.” If you need help finding a group try the Showcase Facebook page, or contact Edie Eiseman-Axe at email@example.com or Sherrie Getlin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Showcase 2017 variety act auditions will be held on January 12 and 18. Band auditions will be held on January 14. Seniors interested in auditioning to be emcees or Weekend Update anchors should also sign up during “audition sign ups.” Emcee/anchor auditions will be held January 9. Please fill out the Audition Sign-Up Form and bring it to sign-ups on the days listed above. The form and more detailed information can be found at www.d125.org/ppa/showcase.
Science Bowl will meet after school today in Room 8066. All new and returning members are welcome. Contact Mrs. Humes in Room 8080 if you have any questions.
All boys interested in wrestling should attend an informational meeting today at 3:30 p.m. in the Wrestling Room. If you can’t attend contact Coach Cook at email@example.com.
A new sport is starting at SHS called Allied Spirit Revolution. It’s open to male and female students. If you want more information, come to the information meeting after school today in Room 6050.
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