Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

2013 Graduate Announces Run for State Legislature

University of Illinois student Marko Sukovic, a 2013 Stevenson graduate, announced Tuesday that he will seek the Republican nomination to replace outgoing 59th District State Rep. Carol Sente.

Sukovic, who is scheduled to graduate from UI next year, said he is running for office to stem the tide of young professionals leaving the state. His platform also includes term limits, government consolidation, and tax and regulatory reform. Sukovic’s resume includes serving as political director for former Congressman Bob Dold, and as outreach director for Turning Point USA.

At Stevenson, Sukovic was among the Political Action Club members who worked for passage of the “Suffrage at 17” law, which allows 17-year-olds to vote in primaries if they will be turning 18 before the November general election. He also was a member of the debate and boys ice hockey teams.

Sophomore Leading Drive to Help the Homeless

Stevenson High School sophomore Trisha Patel is leading efforts to help the homeless in Waukegan.

She is the president of the Illinois chapter of the International Association of Youth, which will be distributing 100 sleeping bags and care packages to the homeless over the next few days. Fifty sleeping bags will be given out at the Urban Muslim Minority Alliance at 4:30 p.m. Friday, and another 50 will be handed out at the Providing Advocacy, Decency and Shelter (PADS) location on Grand Avenue at 5 p.m. Monday.

The event is part of IAY’s “Warmth to Homeless” program that has been underway in California for the past eight years. Trisha learned about the organization from some friends in California, and decided to open a chapter in Illinois. She is hopeful that this weekend’s campaign will lead to an expansion of IAY in the Chicago area.

Fall Musical “Fiddler on the Roof” Remains Relevant

Even though it’s set in 1905, this weekend’s production of Fiddler on the Roof remains relevant today, director Lauren Rawitz told the Pioneer Press recently. She said the musical’s themes of bigotry and religious persecution are still as valid today as when the show first opened in 1964 on Broadway. Several cast members also are featured in the article, including senior A.J. DePew, who has the lead role of Tevye. Fiddler on the Roof will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $12; some are still available. Use this link to order tickets online.

Intro to Business Students’ Dishes at Egg Harbor

Three breakfast entrees designed by students in the Introduction to Business classes will be featured on the menu at Egg Harbor Cafe in Lincolnshire this weekend. The three dishes, each inspired by a different country, were selected from a group of six presented to faculty and staff. In addition to photos of the dishes and their ingredients, students shared their marketing plans for each. The winning entrees are (with their creators’ descriptions):

Lingon Roll: A sweet Swedish pastry filled with lingonberry jam, topped with a light drizzle of icing served with delicious lingonberry infused yogurt and crunchy granola.

French Toast Rolls: French with a twist. There are six rolls stacked on top of each other filled with strawberries and Nutella sauce served with cinnamon sugar and brightly colored fruit.

The New Zealander Bagel: Finely seasoned fried egg topped with cilantro, bacon and cooked tomato sandwich in an everything bagel, served with a side of golden hash browns and mushrooms.

String Parents Holding Fundraiser at Yu’s Mandarin

The String Parents Association is holding a fundraiser at Yu’s Mandarin restaurant in Vernon Hills from Friday through Monday, Nov. 27. When ordering, say “I am eating for the SPA,” and a portion of the sale will go to the organization. The restaurant’s hours are: 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, and 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The fundraiser applies to dine-in and carryout orders.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 47, St. Viator 28: Senior Klaire Steffens led all players with a career-high 20 points and 16 rebounds as the Patriots opened their season with a win at the Schaumburg Thanksgiving Tournament. Klaire scored 10 points in the first quarter, which SHS finished with a 16-10 lead. The Pats then held the Lions to nine points over the next two quarters, and eventually led by as many as 26. Senior Isabella Paldrmic scored eight points, hitting a pair of three-pointers among her three field goals. Junior Kristin Hill scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds. Stevenson held St. Viator to 30 percent shooting (12 of 40) and only two free throw attempts. The Patriots hit 44 percent of their shots (20 of 45), outrebounded the Lions, 32-23, and didn’t allow any second-chance points. SHS will face Schaumburg in the tournament’s next round on Thursday. – Daily Herald

Boys Bowling

Warren 2,628, Stevenson 2,608: Senior Lucas Pinkus rolled a 660 series, but the Patriots fell just short in their home opener at Lakeside Lanes. Lucas had the highest game for SHS, a 244. Freshman Nicholas Sternes posted a 551 series and a high game of 233, while classmate Benjamin Ries recorded a 514 series and a high game of 201. Also competing for Stevenson were freshmen Joey Gluck (486, 171) and Ryan Lerman (397, 146). The Patriots won the opening game by 38 pins, 894-856, but the Blue Devils captured the next two, 875-850 and 897-864.


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How to Boost Your Brain Power

The teen years represent the third and final stage of brain maturation. This week’s video from the Catalyst club and the Stand Strong Coalition offers advice to students on boosting their brain power.


Have you ever wondered what a birthday party in Israel looks like? If so, come to Club Israel on Thursday. The club will be holding an Israeli-style birthday party! The celebration begins right after school in Room 1414.


The Stevenson Flag Football League wrapped up its season last Sunday with championship games in the Stadium. The winning teams were: Legends (freshman boys), Raiders (sophomore boys), Copperheads (junior boys), Cotton Kings (senior boys) and Panthers (junior-senior girls). Here are the winning teams’ rosters.


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