Friday, March 17, 2017

Luxury Vacation Raffle Ticket Sales End Today

Tickets for the Stevenson Foundation’s annual Luxury Vacation Raffle end today. Online ticket sales stop at 3 p.m., but you can buy tickets at Showcase tonight before the show starts and during intermission. The drawing will take place at the end of intermission. (You don’t have to be present to win.) One lucky winner will choose from three extraordinary experiences: Fairmont Scottsdale Golf and Spa, Explore Key West, or Napa Valley Backroads and Railways. Only 400 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $50 each or three for $125. Proceeds benefit the Stevenson to College (S2C) program, which empowers at-risk students to reach their college and career dreams. More information and tickets are available at

Showcase Tickets Update

Online ticket sales for Showcase have ended. Tickets will be available at the Patriot Superstore before school and during the lunch periods today, and at the door tonight and Saturday. Tickets are $10. Showcase starts at 7 p.m. each night in the Performing Arts Center.

Wondering When Your ACT Score Will Come?

For students who took the ACT test at Stevenson on Tuesday, February 28, scores will be mailed to the address they listed on their answer sheets. Scores were scheduled to be sent directly from ACT approximately four to eight weeks from the testing date.

Students’ score report will include their nine-digit ACT identification number, which will be needed to access scores in their ACT account. Stevenson does not have access to the nine-digit ID, nor is it able to retrieve them. For help retrieving their nine-digit ACT code, students should call ACT at 319-337-1270. Students will be asked a series of security questions in order to release the information.

Foundation Presents “My Fair Audrey” on Sunday

The Stevenson Foundation’s Professional Performance Series closes its year with “My Fair Audrey: A Musical Tribute to Audrey Hepburn” at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Little Theater of the Performing Arts Center. Join acclaimed Chicago cabaret artist Hilary Ann Feldman for her touching, funny and enlightening musical tribute to this extraordinary woman. All seats are $15. Tickets are available at or by calling 847-415-4121.

More Than 25 Students Involved in “Les Miz” Production

More than 25 Stevenson students are part of the cast and crew of “Les Miserables,” which concludes its run at the Buffalo Grove Park District’s Community Arts Center this weekend. The cast includes seniors Kevin Acuna, Johnny Barboza, Hailey Kleinstein and Jake Singer; juniors Owen Albrecht, A.J. DePew, Lydia Johnson, Cassidy Lemrise and Jaclyn Rosenberg; sophomores Vika Bekker, Sarah Strezewski, Ryan Sussman, Chris VanOverberghe, Hanako Walrath and Frankie Walsh; and freshmen Emily Feldman, Timothy Graves, Tommy Jozwiak, Tessa Kim, Sydney Krebs, Drew Levitt, Becca Malkin, Leo Mondschain, Brett Richardson, Nadia Rodriguez, Abbie Salzstein and Abby Sokol. Four people with Stevenson connections are involved behind the scenes: freshman Maggie Kirkham is assistant director, Mikey Barker (Class of 2014) is assistant music director, senior Mike Komarovsky is the fight choreographer, and SHS mathematics teacher Bob Pinta designed all the weapons used in the show. “Les Miserables” will be performed at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Click here to purchase tickets.


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Thursday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson 18, Lake Forest 0: The Patriots opened their season with a dominating performance in the Field House. Freshman Esther Shi was a 21-3, 21-11 winner at No. 1 singles, while classmates Jenny Yang and Kaitlyn Lu earned a 21-8, 21-13 decision at No. 1 doubles. Shi also teamed with senior Ashley Richardson for a 21-2, 21-2 victory at No. 3 doubles. Yang posted a 21-11, 21-12 win at No. 3 singles, and Lu prevailed at No. 6 singles, 21-12, 21-5. Richardson recorded a 21-7, 21-2 decision at No. 2 singles. Other singles winners were senior May Ling at No. 4 (21-6, 21-7), junior Shirley Cao at No. 5 (forfeit), sophomore Thivya Sivarajah at No. 7 (21-8, 21-2), junior Harini Shanmugasundaram at No. 8 (21-12, 21-11), sophomore Julie Zhu at No. 9 (21-11, 21-11), freshman Jasmine Zhang at No. 10 (21-8, 21-5), freshman Megan Wei at No. 11 (21-4, 21-6) and sophomore Kitty Zeng at No. 12 (21-8, 21-7). Other doubles victories were earned by Ling and Cao at No. 2 (21-6, 21-6), Zhu and Shivarajah at No. 4 (21-12, 21-4), Wei and Shanmugasundaram at No. 5 (21-6, 21-7), and Zeng and Zhang at No. 6 (21-15, 21-9).

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson at Fenwick Invitational: The Patriots (4-0) posted a 9-4 victory over Lincoln-Way East in their opening game of the three-day tournament. –

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson 16, Oak Park-River Forest 1: The host Patriots employed a suffocating defense on the Huskies to improve to 6-0. SHS led 2-0 after the first period, then erupted for eight goals in the second to put the game away. Junior Claire Haas scored eight goals, and has recorded 15 goals in her last two games. Senior Fiona Gaffney and sophomore Lauren Maloney scored two goals apiece. Single scores came from  juniors Vicky Kolotov, Bella Greenspan and Eileen Hoang, and sophomore Kalista Tapas. Junior Brigitte Lefebvre and sophomore Anna Mossakowski each made five saves.

Smith Earns All-State Honor, Joins Herenton as All-NSC

Senior Justin Smith was named to the Chicago Sun-Times Class 4A All-State Boys Basketball Second Team on Thursday, the latest honor of an award-filled final season. He and classmate Willie Herenton were selected to the All-North Suburban Conference Boys Basketball Team. Senior Eric Zalewski was an honorable mention selection.

Stensby Wins Tribune Athlete of the Month Contest

Sophomore swimmer Topher Stensby won the Chicago Tribune Lake Shore Area Athlete of the Month contest, thanks to Patriot fans’ vigorous online voting throughout the past week. His teammate Matthew Krames, a senior diver, won the award last month.

Winter Sports Awards Winners Announced

If you weren’t at the Winter Sports Awards Night on Monday, here is a list of the major awards that were handed out to Patriot standouts.


Project Dance Registration, Fundraising Minimum Due Wednesday

Project Dance registration and minimum fundraising of $25 is due on Wednesday for all students wishing to attend the Saturday, April 8 dance in the Sports Center. Students may still register at

Fundraisers for Project Dance at Chipotle, Menchie’s Tuesday

Chipotle and Menchie’s in Lincolnshire are hosting Project Dance benefit nights on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. Have dinner at Chipotle and top it off with dessert at Menchie’s. Chipotle is donating 50% of proceeds to Project Dance, and Menchie’s is giving 20%. Make sure you show these fundraising flyers on your phone when ordering: Chipotle | Menchie’s

Fashion Show T-Shirts for Sale Online

The fourth annual Fashion Show is around the corner and you can buy a T-shirt to support its charity, Dress for Success. Men’s and women’s fits are available, and the shirts are less than $12. Click here to order a shirt. Please place your order by April 3. We look forward to seeing you at the Fashion Show at 7 p.m. Friday, April 21 in the PAC!


Next week is Community College Week for juniors and seniors! Join us in the CCC to learn more about community colleges. If you wish to attend an admission representative visit, sign up in Naviance and have your teacher sign the pass. We also have passes for your teacher to sign in the CCC (Room 1123). Here is what we have planned for next week:

  • Monday: Seniors drop in for application help before school. Remember, if you want to be eligible for College of Lake County’s scholarships, the application must be completed by Friday, March 31.
  • Monday: Kirkwood Community College, which offers housing in partnership with the University of Iowa, will be here during fifth period.
  • Tuesday: Harper College will be here during first period.
  • Thursday: The College of Lake County will be here during sixth period.

The Waukegan alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. is awarding two scholarships to African-American males who have been accepted into a two- or four-year college or university. Please stop in the College Career Center (Room 1123) to pick up your application for this scholarship. The application must be submitted by May 15. If you have any questions, see Mrs. McGurn in the College Career Center.

Rotary International District 6440 is awarding 11 scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each. These scholarships are for students who are preparing for careers that require less than a four-year degree (associates degree, diploma or certificate). Applications must be submitted to the Rotary District 6440 Vocational Scholarship committee by April 7. Please stop in the College Career Center (Room 1123) to pick up your application. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. McGurn.


All juniors should attend the Juniors’ Got Talent show in the Sports Center during Monday’s activity period. Lots of talent! Lots of prize giveaways! Lots of fun! Plus the Prom theme reveal!

Stevenson students are invited to meet Vernon Township candidates from both slates at the Political Action Club’s “Meet-n-Greet” event from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday in the ILC.

The Stevenson Green Team is holding a clothing drive through Thursday. Collection bins are placed at the Point, Field House and Sports Center. All donations will be sent to Goodwill.


Coed Kickball registration will be closing soon. Tuesday is the last day to register and turn in your team packets. If you have any questions, see Mr. Wellington in the Student Activities Office.


The girls lacrosse team is selling gift certificates to Leider’s Greenhouses in Buffalo Grove to raise money for its annual trips and other activities. Certificates are available in denominations of $25, $50 and $100, and they do not expire. Click here to download an order form. Order forms must be turned in by April 30. For more information, contact Caren Keane at

If you played on a winter sports team, don’t forget to fill out the student participation survey at before you leave for Spring Break.


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