Freshman Collecting Toys for Sick Kids
Freshman Matthew Stein is collecting new toys for children at Advocate Children’s Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge as his Eagle Scout project. His older sister Lauren, a junior at SHS, received life-saving open-heart surgery at Lutheran General when she was 15 months old. “I have been wanting to do something to pay them back for saving my sister’s life,” Stein told the Daily Herald. His project, called Helping Kids Heal, is primarily seeking toys such as action figures, as well as new DVDs. If you want to make a donation, email Stein at Helpingkidsheal2017@gmail.com.
Auditions for Incoming Freshman Musicians
Incoming freshman musicians who want to audition for placement into advanced band, orchestra or guitar courses can sign up now. Audition information for band students is here, orchestra details are here, and guitar information is here.
Thursday’s Varsity Results
Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Individual State Tournament:
Senior Dylan Geick (39-1 entering tournament) at 160 pounds won 8-5 in the opening round against Patrick Larkin (37-13) of St. Rita. Senior Nikita Nepomnyashchiy (18-1) at 170 pounds won by major decision against Kyle Quinn (22-13) of Lincoln-Way West. Sophomore Tommy Frezza (36-3) at 113 pounds faced Lucas Van Poucke (35-5) of Naperville North and won by pin in 2:36. Senior Eric Carter (38-9) at 145 pounds lost 7-5 to Abe Assad (38-6) of Glenbard. Frezza, Geick and Nepomnyashchiy advance to the quarterfinals today.
Girls Basketball Team Plays for Regional Title Tonight
The varsity girls basketball team takes on Libertyville for the third time this season in the IHSA Class 4A Stevenson Regional championship game at 7 o’clock tonight in the Sports Center. The Patriots (23-5), seeded third in the sectional, have edged the Wildcats (17-11) by two points in each of the first two contests. Stevenson won 45-43 on December 13, and 59-57 in double overtime on February 3. The winner of tonight’s regional championship game advances to the Libertyville Sectional semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Stevenson or Libertyville will face the winner of the Barrington Regional, which will be Fremd or Grayslake Central.
Brunson One of 30 Picked for Naismith List
Villanova University sophomore Jalen Brunson (Class of 2015) is one of 30 players in the running for the James A. Naismith Trophy, presented annually to the nation’s top men’s college basketball player. Brunson is joined by senior teammate Josh Hart, who is considered one of the favorites to win the award. Brunson is averaging 14.4 points and 4.2 assists per game, and ranks in the top five in four Big East Conference offensive categories. Ten semifinalists will be announced March 1, and four finalists selected on March 19. The winner will be revealed April 2.
Project Dance Information Meetings Today
Information meetings for the 10th annual Project Dance will be held during every half-lunch period today in Room 2104. Bring your own lunch and learn about becoming a Project Dance fundraiser. Project Dance supports the Riverside Foundation and the Stevenson Foundation.
College Essay Writing Workshop This Summer
Juniors can get a head start on their college essays (also called personal statements) by taking part in the College Essay Workshop this summer. The workshop will be offered three times, and will focus on the Common Application essay and various supplemental essays. Last year about 200 students enrolled. Sign up for the workshop at www.d125.org/summer.
March 8 Submission Deadline for The Wit
Have you written some a short story, fiction, essay, poetry or a play and would like others to read it? Submit your work to The Wit, Stevenson’s literary magazine. The deadline is March 8. Submit your work to Mr. Barnabee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention seniors: The Local Scholarship Packet is now available in the College Career Center (Room 1123). There are 23 local scholarships available this year. Please stop in to pick your copy up today. The deadline to return the scholarship applications is Thursday, March 16. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. McGurn.
The United Way of Metropolitan Chicago is once again offering the George Gattas Scholarship. This scholarship was established in memory of George Gattas, a longtime volunteer in the Mt. Prospect community. Three scholarships will be presented this year: one $5,000 and two $1,000 non-renewable scholarships. Applications are available online at: www.liveunitedchicago.org/NNW or in the College Career Center (Room 1123). The application deadline is Friday, April 14. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. McGurn in the College Career Center.
Students interested in science and technology can apply for the Digital Learning Internship at The Field Museum in Chicago. The six-week paid summer internship will give students hands-on scientific research experience. Applications are available until March 17. Find out more by visiting fieldmuseum.org and search Digital Learning Internship. For a list of more summer camps and internships, please see the Career Exploration webpage.
Career shadow applications are now being accepted for Spring Break. Please pick up an application in the College Career Center or go the Career Exploration web page to download one and turn in to the CCC. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC at email@example.com for any questions regarding career exploration!
The Political Action Club will welcome U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider to its meeting from 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 7096. The event is open to any Stevenson student. Rep. Schneider will answer questions pertaining to the relationship between the legislative and executive branches.
Today is the last day to buy spirit wear to celebrate the Patriettes’ first state dance championship. Click here for ordering information.
If you’re going to the boys basketball games at Waukegan High School tonight, make sure you bring your Stevenson ID. Waukegan requires all students to display their school ID when attending events at its school. If you have brothers or sisters in middle school who want to attend, they’ll have to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
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 Winter ESPPA Awards by clicking here. Nominations will be taken through Monday.
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