Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Prominent Patriot Awards Announced

The varsity wrestling team and senior Gabe Gordon were selected for the second-semester Prominent Patriot Awards during a ceremony Friday before school.

The wrestlers were chosen for rallying around a teammate whose mother died earlier in the school year, and for their unselfish behavior at the Illinois High School Association sectional tournament at Barrington High School on February 11. The support that each member of the team displayed for one another was obvious to everyone in the stands, said their nominator. In addition, between sessions of the competition, while other teams were eating and resting, the Patriot wrestlers cleaned up trash from the bleachers.

The varsity roster included Turbold Badral, Anand Batbaatar, Colin Brodie, Eric Carter, Andrew Chang, Joshua Dahl, Tommaso Frezza, Dylan Geick, Maximus Gomez, Michael Karp, Charles Longsworth, Jakayla Murphy, Nikita Neomnyashchiy, Gabriel Oriatti, Robert Pavlovich, Benjamin Podber, Angel Ramirez, Mi al Jace Rice, Preston Siegel, Jacob Simon, Muziwakhe Sitshela, Nicholas Stegall, Matthew Zimring and Brandon Zisman. Their coaches were Shane Cook and Michael Martinez.

Gordon was chosen for emerging as a positive ambassador for Stevenson during his senior year. He was one of the leaders of the Freshman Mentor Program, serving as director of the team that gave a presentation to educators from the around the country on Site Visit days. He also represented the school at District 96’s “Simplifying Stevenson” program, gave presentations to parents of eighth-graders at three Incoming Freshman Parent Nights, and also took part in a dialogue about FMP with the District 125 Board of Education. Gordon also is a familiar voice on the Stevenson Broadcast Network.

Several other students were nominated for the Prominent Patriot Award: Elizabeth Arnold, Hannah Cohen, AJ DePew, Marley Friedman, Serena Goldberg, Hudson Havenhill, Andrew Hirsh, Dylan Irlbeck, Aditya Mansharamani, Emily Ossentjuk, Madison Randol, Annie Reiner, David Terpay and Ester Tsenver.

Spring Dance Concert Friday, Saturday Nights

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

The concert will feature work from guest artist Jessica Deahr, Chicago Dance Crash, faculty choreographers Melinda Criglar and Katie Williams, and these student choreographers: Judeth Awit, Allison Chen, Joyce Chen, Anna Choi, Luisa Dahlstedt, Megan Embree, Emily Feng, Rachel Fischmar, Nicole Gonchar, Dora Guo, Elaine Jiang, Allison Kalbhen, Rebecca Koltun, Ashley Kunz, Amelia Lee, Alison Page, Alex Reszka, Mollie Rice, Alice Rong, Elena Rouse, Kennedy Schooley, Bella Stock and Hannah Wessberg.

Driver Education Information Meeting for Parents

The Driver Education Department is having an informational meeting for parents and guardians of students taking Driver Education this summer or during the fall semester at 7 p.m. Monday in the Recital Hall portion of the Performing Arts Center. Other interested SHS parents can attend the meeting, which is scheduled to last an hour. The meeting will cover permitting, course information, tips for new drivers, and state driving laws. There also will be an opportunity for parents to ask questions of a State Farm Insurance agent and a Lincolnshire police officer. For more information, contact Driver Education teacher Courtney Bresnen at cbresnen@d125.org.


In Monday’s report on the Science Olympiad team, the name of freshman Erin Yuan was misspelled.


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Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Volleyball

Stevenson d. Fremd, 25-15, 25-16: The host Patriots (18-7) won for the fourth time in their last five matches with an efficient outing. SHS attackers were 37-of-44 hitting with 22 kills. Senior Grant Maleski was 13-of-14 with seven kills, while junior Matt Cliffer was 7-of-9 with six kills. Junior Leo Chen was 5-of-7 with four kills and also registered four digs. Senior Austin Zhou led the squad with seven digs and three aces. Junior Haddon Kay distributed 13 assists and also made five digs. Sophomore Will Sorenson chipped in with six assists. Fremd dropped to 12-7. – Daily Herald

Girls Lacrosse

Stevenson 10, Hoffman Estates 6: The Patriots improved to 12-5 with the road victory. Goals came from sophomores Georgia Maskalunas, Sophie Sorenson and Erica Spieler, and freshman Kilian Weber. Junior Olivia Hancock registered several interceptions and assists. Senior Michelle Kats made five saves on five shots and junior Ryan Johnson stopped four of five shots to ice the Hawks in the second half.

Boys Lacrosse

Stevenson 8, Glenbard West 7 (OT): Caleb DiMaria scored off an assist from senior Mike Simon in overtime as the Patriots (5-6) pulled off the upset in Glen Ellyn. DiMaria, a junior, scored four goals in the game and also had an assist. Senior Demetre Crews scored three goals and added an assist for SHS, which won its second straight. Junior Austin Masters also scored while classmate Colin Bowler recorded an assist. Junior Chad Winter made 10 saves against the Hilltoppers (10-5), which lost its second straight game. – @patslax, IHSLA.org

Boys Track and Field

Stevenson 76, Libertyville 42; Stevenson 92, Waukegan 16: In Libertyville, the Patriots won 11 of 12 running events and improved to 12-1 in dual meets this season. Individual winners included junior Brett Lucas in the 3,200 (10:13.5), senior Stephen Rice in the 110 hurdles (17.5), senior Jonathan Powell in the 100 (11.6), senior Paul Udoni in the 800 (2:05.3), senior Jordan Eng in the 200 (24.4), and freshman Joseph Gaiser In the 300 hurdles (50.4). SHS won all four relays: the 3,200 (8:29.7), which was the only contested relay, plus the 400 (45.0), 800 (1:36.9) and 1,600 (3:54.9). Junior Tae-Hwan Kim placed second in two events, the 110 hurdles (18.9) and 200 (25.6). Other runner-up efforts came from junior Raven Jo in the 3200 (10:24.9), junior Aaron Portman in the 100 (11.7) and freshman Jackson Adorjan In the 300 hurdles (53.0).


Stevenson 4, Lake Zurich 1: Junior Matthew Mittelmark held the Bears to three hits and an unearned run in five-and-a-third innings, striking out six as the host Patriots improved to 12-10 overall and 6-7 in the North Suburban Conference. Senior Jack Housinger recorded the decisive hit, a two-run single in the bottom of the third that scored seniors Henry Marchese and Charlie Ling and broke a 1-1 tie. Marchese knocked in an insurance run in the sixth. He also walked twice in the game. Sophomore Hayden Brotz drove in Stevenson’s first run. Seniors Justin Rayyan and Daniel Lubelfeld pitched one-and-two-thirds innings of scoreless relief. The game was moved to Stevenson due to unplayable field conditions at Lake Zurich. – GameChanger.com


Mundelein 5, Stevenson 4: Senior Mic Faunce hit two home runs, including a three-run shot in the seventh inning that tied the game at 4-4, but the Patriots (10-12, 3-7) suffered a walk-off loss. Faunce’s first homer, a solo blast in the sixth, gave SHS its first run. She also doubled during a three-hit day. Senior Emma Oriatti had the team’s two other hits. The game was played at Stevenson because the Mustangs’ field was rendered unplayable by the recent rains. – Daily Herald

JV Badminton Team Wins Conference Tournament

Not only did the varsity badminton team win the North Suburban Conference championship last weekend, but so did the junior varsity. Stevenson won all 10 singles titles and four of five in doubles, easily claiming the league title over Lake Forest, 44-30.5, and four other schools. Sophomore Sanjana Chunduri won the No. 1 singles championship, and paired with freshman Camilla Krugman capture the No. 1 doubles crown. The other singles winners were sophomore Roshini Merneedi (No. 2), freshman Jasmine Zhang (No. 3), Krugman (No. 4), junior Amy Nowack (No. 5), sophomore May Wang (No. 6), sophomore Pallavi Panchpor (No. 7), sophomore Prthivi Nese (No. 8), sophomore Emily Luo (No. 9) and sophomore Madison Garcia (No. 10). The other doubles winners were Merneedi/Zhang at No. 2, Wang/Luo at No. 3, and Nese/sophomore Ariella Ensinger at No. 5.

Krames to be Honored by Tribune in June

Senior Matt Krames, who won the online voting for Chicago Tribune Lake Shore Athlete of the Year, will be honored with the newspaper’s other Athlete of the Year winners at the Printers Row Lit Fest next month. The ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 11. The festival will take place on historic Printers Row, on and around the area of Dearborn Street, from Congress to Polk streets, in Chicago. Krames, who won the state championship in floor exercise last year, will begin his quest for another title starting with the IHSA Palatine Sectional on Saturday.

Basketball State Champ Heading to Pennsylvania

One of the starting members of Stevenson’s 2015 boys basketball state championship team will have a new college team this fall. Matt Johnson (Class of 2015) is joining Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania after helping Triton College to a 30-3 record last season. Johnson started all 29 games in which he played for Triton, averaging 7.9 points, 4.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game.


Say Thank You to a SHS Teacher

What teacher would you like to say thanks to, or give a shout-out? During all lunch periods on Wednesday, stop by the Student Activities Office to record a 15-second segment for an upcoming teacher appreciation video. All you have to do is say your name, the name of the teacher and how that teacher has helped you. Groups are welcome! Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week; be part of the video that will be posted on Facebook and YouTube!

Mandatory Meeting for 2017-18 AP Art Students

There will be a mandatory meeting for all AP 2D Design (Media) and AP Drawing students on Monday, May 15 from 3:30-4:15 p.m. in Room 1426. All AP 3D Design students will have a mandatory meeting on Tuesday, May 16 from 3:30-4:15 p.m. in Room 1422. The purposes of the meetings are to explain the three summer assignments, distribute supplies, view examples, and review AP portfolio requirements. Work from the summer assignments will be a significant factor in the first six-week grading period. Attendance at this meeting is expected. If you have a conflict, please contact Mrs. Hyken (khyken@d125.org) and arrange a time to pick up your materials before the end of the day on Friday, May 19 in Room 1426.

You’re Invited to Apply for National Service Honors

The organization that runs the ugive.org website has some national award opportunities for all students. There are three levels of recognition based on volunteer hours. All you have to do is share a few details and a photo of your service activity completed between June 1, 2016 and now. To apply, visit apply.InspringService.org. Online applications are due by Friday.

Class of 2018: Schedule Your Senior Portraits

VIP Photography is ready to book your senior portrait session! Times are available as early as May 22, but they fill up fast. Please make an appointment online at studio.il.vipis.com or over the phone at 847-499-9300. Information about photo packages and pricing is available on the VIP website, studio.il.vipis.com. Please see the parent letter and senior portrait brochure for more information regarding available photo times and session information.


The Horatio Alger Association is offering a $2,500 scholarship to a high school senior who intends to pursue post-secondary education at a community college or technical school this fall. Eligibility criteria include: Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit, post-secondary institution, show financial need, demonstrate perseverance in overcoming adversity, involvement in community service activities, and is a United States citizen. Applications can be found at application.horatioalger.org. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. McGurn in the College Career Center (Room 1123).  

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.


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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey. To subscribe or unsubscribe, contact him at jconrey@d125.org.

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