Thursday, November 10, 2016

Four More Students Earn Perfect ACT Scores

Four more Stevenson students have added their names to the list of those earning perfect scores on the ACT college entrance exam. Senior Austin Zhou and juniors Sanketh Bhaskar, Kevin Li and Ali Rahman achieved a composite score of 36 on the exam given throughout the country on September 10. Nineteen members of the Class of 2017 have reached the ACT pinnacle, tying the school record set by the Classes of 2014 and 2015. Six in the Class of 2018 have earned perfect scores thus far, bringing to 108 the number of Stevenson students recording a 36 this decade.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Glenbrook North 3, Stevenson 2: Michael Dowd had a goal and an assist for the Patriots (6-8 overall, 3-6 Scholastic Hockey League) at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion. Dowd scored the first SHS goal, then set up the other by Jake Camp. Dowd’s goal was assisted by Jackson Leptich. Junior goalie Nick Cimarusti made 23 saves for Stevenson, which outshot the Spartans, 30-23. All players who had a hand in the scoring are juniors as well.

Seven Sign NCAA Letters of Intent

Seven Patriot student-athletes signed NCAA letters of intent on Wednesday to continue their playing careers in college next year. Three signers came from the wrestling team: Eric Carter (Duke), Dylan Geick (Columbia) and Nikita Nepomnyashchiy (Michigan). Jori Radtke of the state-bound girls volleyball team signed with Northern Illinois, where her older sister Jenna (Class of 2013) plays, while Grant Maleski will join the men’s volleyball program at UCLA. Justin Smith made official his earlier announcement to play basketball at Indiana, and Charlie Bourbon declared his intent to join older brother Willie (Class of 2015) on the Northwestern baseball team.

Three Picked for All-NSC Boys Soccer Team

Three members of the boys soccer team have been selected to the All-North Suburban Conference Team. Seniors Ben Brandt and Jake Nunez, and junior Matt Brickman made the 22-member team. Two Patriots received honorable mention: juniors Ethan Kalis and Matt Randall.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Students Helping Soldiers, Catalyst Team Up to Honor Vets

Catalyst will be collecting care package items for soldiers (playing cards, squishy balls, yo-yos, magazines, hard candy, beef jerky, gum, protein bars, Swedish Fish, peanuts, cookies, powder-type drink mixes like Propel, lip balm, letter-writing materials, DVDs, etc.) Collection bins will be placed at the Point and Sports Center entrances. After school on Friday, Catalyst will host a pizza party during which the items will be packaged and sent to soldiers. Afterwards, club members will head to Menchie’s for dessert and a portion of sales will benefit student substance prevention. On Friday, Students Helping Soldiers will welcome veterans to attend their inaugural “Vet Fest” during the lunch periods in the Wood Commons. Students will be able to talk with veterans about their military experience and thank them for their service.

Sophomores Invited to “Glow Up” Friday Night

The SHS DJ Club is sponsoring a “Sophomore Glow Up” 6:30-8 p.m. Friday in the Wood Commons. Admission is free to all sophomores who present their student ID. There will be glow sticks, food and fun. Dubriot, B2B and Anupam will perform, and UR MAI WAIFU will be the featured artist.

Girls Volleyball Tickets, Pep Bus Extended to End of Lunch Today

Tickets for the girls volleyball state finals have been extended through sixth period today. Tickets are on sale in the school store. Game tickets are $8 for each game. The Athletic Department is offering a pep bus to Illinois State University’s Redbird Arena in Normal on Friday and Saturday. The cost of the pep bus and admission is $15 each night. Friday’s bus will leave at 3:45 p.m. from Lot B. Saturday’s bus will leave at 4 p.m. for a 7:25 p.m. third-place game or 5:30 p.m. for an 8:55 p.m. first-place game. A signed permission slip and game ticket are required. Students are required to ride the pep bus to and from the game. Permission slips are available online (Friday form | Saturday form) and at the school store. The first 40 students who turn in their permission forms will receive a free ticket for the game and bus, compliments of the Sports Boosters.

Senior Shirts On Sale Now!

Students in the Class of 2017 must place their orders by Thursday, November 17 online at http://www.shop.thelockershop.com/SENIORITIS-2017_c1025.htm.

Interested in Being an FMP Mentor?

Sophomores and juniors who are interested in becoming Freshman Mentor Program student mentors are invited to attend an informational meeting during the lunch periods on Friday, November 18. Meetings will be held every half lunch period (4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b) in the Recital Hall.

CLUB NEWS

Interactive Gamers Club will be hosting a Commander tournament after school Friday in Room 1508/1510. The cost is $10 to attend, and every participant will get a 100-card pre-made deck.

As we observe Veterans Day this week, join Club Israel after school today to learn about the Israeli Scouts. A guest from the Israeli Scouts will join the group for its meeting in Room 1414.

Breakfast with Books will be meeting at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday in the upper ILC. Everyone is welcome!

The Spanish Club is holding a Guacamole-making contest after school Thursday, November 17 in the Food Lab. Bring friends and participate as a team. Don’t worry about bringing anything! Spanish Club will provide all the necessary ingredients.

ATHLETICS

All girls interested in Stevenson Strength and Conditioning (SSC) should attend an informational meeting with Coach Walker on Friday in Room 7096 at either 7:30 a.m. or 3:45 p.m. to learn more about the before-school conditioning program.

Anyone interested in playing softball in the spring should come to a meeting on Tuesday before school at 8 a.m. or after school at 3:30 p.m. in Room 2004. You only need to attend one of the meetings.

INTRAMURALS

The informational meeting for IM Basketball League and IM Coed Volleyball League will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Student Activities Office. This is a combined meeting for both leagues.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Illinois second only to California in losing students to out-of-state schools

UI president seeks plan to shore up state funding

Standard & Poor’s drops Chicago Public Schools’ credit rating

Palatine, Cary school districts regroup after rejected tax increases (+)

Addison District 4, teachers union release contract proposals (+)

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

What a Trump presidency means for America’s public schools

California voters repeal English-only instruction in state’s classrooms

Oklahomans deny sales tax increase to fund education

GOP picks up significant control in state school offices

Congress called upon to restore year-round Pell Grants in lame duck session

Connecticut women’s college considers opening its doors to men

Higher education institutions tap Snapchat for campus tours

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