Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Tickets On Sale for Winter Dance Concert

The Winter Dance Concert, featuring the Mélange and Repertory dance companies and the Concert Dance class, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, December 2-3 in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased in advance at the Patriot Superstore or at the door on each concert night.

The concert will feature work from Guest Artist Randy Duncan, Repertory Director Katie Williams, and these SHS students: Seniors Katie Fairman, Mollie Rice, Calli Taitz and Isabel Wang; juniors Sophia Connolly, Elyana London, Sasha Pinchuk, Belle Tseitlin and Hannah Wessberg; sophomores Jessica Altenberg, Jenny Fairman, Nicole Gonchar, Dora Guo, Nastia Kuzmina, Alison Page, Angelina Silvestri, Isabella Stock and Zoe Warren; and freshman Izzy Brenner.

Freshman-Sophomore Play Cast Selected

The cast for the freshman-sophomore play, Crimes of the Heart, was announced Tuesday night. Students selected for the show were sophomores Arad Boxenbaum, Amira Hady, Hailey Keenan, Isabel Koleno and Ananya Shah, and freshman Max Rubinstein. Freshman Riley Clark is the student director and senior Andrew Hirsh is the stage manager. Lauren Rawitz is the play’s director. The first rehearsals begin Monday, and the play will be performed publicly February 3-4.

Alum’s “Microgreens” Business Earns Attention

The Journal and Topics newspaper last week wrote about Stevenson alumnus PJ Mazza (Class of 1996), who runs Windy City Greens, an indoor produce production facility in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. His company grows a number of “microgreens” and sells them to restaurants, hotels and co-op grocery stores. Mazza hopes to have his products on grocery store shelves within the next five years.

Former SHS Parent to Host Film Screening

Former Stevenson parent Amy Voss will host a screening next month of Generation Found, an independent film about the city of Houston’s efforts to tackle the problem of drug addiction. Voss is hosting the screening in memory of her son Jared, who died from heroin addiction in October 2015. She is attempting to reduce the stigma surrounding addiction by raising awareness and increasing community involvement. The screening of Generation Found will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, December 12 at the Regal Cinemas in Lincolnshire. Click here to purchase a ticket and for more information.

Field House Entrance Closure on Friday

The Field House entrance will be closed for roof repair work on Friday from 7 a.m. until approximately 2:30 p.m. Anyone who needs access to the Field House or Patriot Aquatic Center should park in lot B and enter at the Main Office (“circle drive”) entrance.

No Digest Thursday or Friday

The Daily Digest will not be published on Thursday or Friday because the school will be on Thanksgiving Break.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 81, Glenbrook South 53: Senior Justin Smith scored a game-high 28 points as the Patriots opened their season with a victory at the Buffalo Grove Thanksgiving Tournament. Senior Willie Herenton had 15 points and junior Jackson Qualley added 13, with eight coming in the first half of his first varsity start. SHS finished the first quarter with a 20-14 lead over the Titans (1-1), then went on a 52-23 tear over the next two quarters (including a 20-2 run in the second) to put the contest out of reach. Smith scored 14 points in the third quarter as the Pats built a 60-30 lead. Stevenson hit 19 of 24 field-goal attempts in the first half while limiting Glenbrook South to 8-of-22 from the floor. Senior Aidan O’Connell scored eight points and classmate Mitchell Huelsman added seven. – Daily Herald

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 10, Lake Forest Gold 1: Junior Jackson Leptich scored three goals and assisted on two others as the Patriots (8-10) scalded the Scouts in the opening game of the SHS Thanksgiving Tournament at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion. Juniors Jake Camp and Michael Dowd each scored two goals and recorded three assists for SHS, which erupted for six goals in the first period. The Pats built an 8-0 lead before Lake Forest answered at the 15:44 mark of the second period with its only tally. Sophomore Seth Cohen also scored two goals, while senior Jason Spector had one. Senior Daniel Wolfe registered two assists. Seniors Benjamin Stavola and Jason Roseman, junior Jack Wiley, sophomore Sam Shellist and freshman Brett Stokes all were credited with one assist. Freshman goalie Jeremy Riback made eight saves for Stevenson, which outshot the Scouts, 43-9. – Boxscore

Boys Bowling

Stevenson 3,192, Grayslake North 2,753: The host Patriots improved to 3-0 in match play. Senior Zach Singer led all bowlers with a 719 series, and had a high game of 257. Junior Lucas Pinkus rolled a 691 series, and had the best game of the day, a 269. Senior Josh Singer shot a 647 series (231 high game), while classmates Gabe Gordon and William Jacob recorded three-game sets of 598 and 537, respectively.

Girls Basketball

Wheaton Warrenville South 41, Stevenson 40: At the Schaumburg Thanksgiving Tournament, senior Madison Wicklund led the Patriots (2-2) with 14 points. Junior Klaire Steffens added 11. Junior Kiana Cencula scored six points.

Boys Basketball Team Ranked No. 24 in Sun-Times

The boys basketball team entered the 2016-17 campaign ranked No. 24 in the Chicago Sun-Timespreseason Super 25. The newspaper also listed senior forward and Indiana University recruit Justin Smith among the top 60 players in the Chicago area. He and classmate Willie Herenton are expected to be the key figures as head coach Pat Ambrose’s squad seeks its fifth consecutive North Suburban Conference championship.

Fall Sports Award Winners

Several student-athletes were honored with Big Gun, NSC Sportsmanship, Scholar-Athlete and ESPPA awards at the Fall Sports Awards Night last week. Click here to see the award winners.

Football Alums in the News

Stevenson football alumnus Zach Novoselsky (Class of 2014) and his Western Michigan teammates are ranked No. 14 in the nation, and will play Toledo at 4 p.m. Friday on ESPN2 for a spot in the Mid-American Conference championship game. Novoselsky, a redshirt sophomore, is a backup offensive left tackle for the Broncos, who are 11-0 for the first time in school history and one of only two unbeatens in the upper level of college football. WMU reportedly is in line to play in the Cotton Bowl. … Novoselsky’s former Patriot teammate and now MAC rival Jake Hurcombe (Class of 2012), was a part of history Tuesday night. Hurcombe and his Eastern Michigan teammates came from behind to beat Central Michigan, 26-21, earning the Eagles their seventh victory, the most at the school since 1989. Hurcombe, a redshirt senior and the team’s starting center, played his final home game for EMU, which will find out by Sunday if it will be playing in a bowl game. … Wheaton College freshman defensive lineman Patrick O’Connell (Class of 2015) has been selected to the second team defense of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin All-Conference Football Team. O’Connell helped Wheaton to an 10-1 regular-season record and a third straight berth in the NCAA Division III playoffs. The Thunder will face league foe North Central in a second-round game on Saturday.


Submit Your Design for the new Fine Arts T-Shirt

All students are invited to compete in the Fine Arts T-shirt Logo Design Contest. Your logo must be submitted by Friday, December 2. The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate. Click here for details.

Visiting Artist of the Month Coming to SHS Next Tuesday

The current Visiting Artist of the Month, painter and historian Howard Schwartz, will visit the school next Tuesday during periods 5 and 7 to talk about his work. Students are invited to attend his presentation, which will be held at the Visiting Artist Gallery on the first floor of the West Building, by the art rooms. Click here to read more about the artist.

Operation Snowball Registration Ends Next Week

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. Click here to watch the video! The registration deadline is Tuesday.

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

Best Buddies Fundraiser at Menchie’s

Best Buddies is holding a fundraiser at the Lincolnshire Menchie’s from 3-9 p.m. Monday. Twenty percent of purchases will benefit Stevenson’s Best Buddies. Please present the fundraiser flyer at time of purchase.

Benefit Night at Chipotle for Free the Children Club

The Free the Children Club is having a benefit night at the Lincolnshire Chipotle from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, November 30. Half of all proceeds will go to the club, which seeks social change on a global scale.


The following colleges are sending representatives to Stevenson to meet with interested juniors and seniors: St. Joseph’s College, Central Michigan University, Johnson and Wales University, and the U.S. Navy. 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.

Seniors can now pick up applications for the General Henry Dearborn American History Scholarship, which is part of the Illinois Daughters of the American Revolution North Shore Chapter. Applicants must plan to major in American History and plan to attend a junior college, four-year college or university in Illinois. Applications can be picked up in the CCC and must be submitted by February 1.

Seniors can now pick up applications for the Illinois Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship. Interested students must complete both the Illinois DAR Financial Need Form along with the application and plan to attend a junior college, four-year college or university in Illinois. Application materials can be picked up in the CCC and must be submitted by February 1.


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 (


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