Student Dancers’ Work to be Featured Saturday
Three student dancers will have their choreography presented at the Jazz Theatre of Illinois’ fifth annual MOVE concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Libertyville High School’s Butler Auditorium. The pieces are “Coalesce” by juniors Alison Page and Isabella Stock, and “Niemals Allein” by junior Allison Kalbhen. Alison and Isabella will be performing, along with seniors Allison Chen, Joyce Chen and Naomi Kopinsky, and juniors Dora Guo, Sivan Guzman and Zoe Warren. All are enrolled in the Concert Dance course taught by Tiffany Van Cleaf and Janet Rothwell. Dancers from nine other companies will perform during the concert, which will benefit Giordano Dance Chicago’s outreach program. You can order tickets through this link.
Junior’s Video Selected in State Bicentennial Contest
Junior Ananya Shah has been selected as a winner in the Illinois Video History Competition celebrating the state’s bicentennial. Her video on Ida B. Wells was chosen as one of the 100 best self-made videos submitted by high school and college students across the state. Each student whose video is chosen will receive two tickets to the see the musical Hamilton on Dec. 3, which is the official start of the Illinois Bicentennial Celebration. Illinois was recognized as a state on Dec. 3, 1818, and the official Illinois Bicentennial will be celebrated in 2018 with events planned across the state on Constitution Day, Aug. 26, 2018, and the grand birthday celebration at the United Center on Dec. 3, 2018.
West Chicago Title Caps Chess Team’s Strong Start
Despite playing shorthanded, the varsity chess team won the 24-team West Chicago Invitational last Saturday. Stevenson captured all four of its matches, and improved to 8-0 on the year. The roster for West Chicago included senior Alex Bian, freshman Ricky Wang, sophomore Adam Wallach and his freshman brother David Wallach, juniors Shashank Bala and Alex Presman, and freshman Ryan Yao.
SHS finished second at the 22-team Evanston Invitational on Nov. 4. The Patriots won all four of their matches, but lost the title by tiebreaker to the Illinois Math and Science Academy. Alex, Ricky, Adam, David and Shashank played at Evanston, as did junior Miranda Liu, senior Conrad Oberhaus and junior Jack Xiao.
The junior varsity chess team has a 2-1 record so far, beating Glenbrook North and Waukegan, and losing to Highland Park. The roster includes the Wallach brothers, Shashank, Alex and Ryan, plus senior Marcus Engstrom, junior Kavin Lavari, and
freshmen David Lauinger, Tori Richardson, Joseph Silberman and Nicholas Xing.
Wednesday’s Varsity Results
Boys Ice Hockey
Loyola Gold 4, Stevenson 1: At North Shore Ice Arena in Northbrook, junior Adam Offenbach opened the scoring, but the undefeated Ramblers (15-0 overall and in the Scholastic Hockey League) rallied to defeat the Patriots (20-9 overall, 6-3 SHL). Junior Seth Cohen and senior Trevor Hilt were credited with assists on Adam’s goal. Senior goaltender Elias Sandholm made 45 saves for SHS, which was outshot 49-32. – Boxscore
Odyssey Information for Students on Nov. 27
On Nov. 27, the Monday after Thanksgiving Break, there will be an Activity Period during second period to provide information about Odyssey 2018 and the course registration process. Students who do not have a second-hour class should report to the Wood Commons at the start of second period in order to receive the Activity Period information. Students will receive an email to their school account with detailed information about Odyssey. Students are reminded to review the email and have their iPads with them on Monday, Nov. 27. Students with questions can email email@example.com, or visit the Odyssey Office in Room 2426, or the Fine Arts Office in Room 6080.
Testing Center Closing Early Next Wednesday
The Testing Center will close when school ends on Wednesday. Classes will end at 2:37 p.m.
The North Shore chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has two $1,000 scholarship opportunities available for senior students. The General Henry Dearborn American History Scholarship is for a student majoring in American history. This scholarship is not based on financial need, and does not require attending an institution of higher learning in Illinois. The Illinois Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship is for a graduating senior who will be attending a junior college or a four-year college or university in Illinois, and is based on financial need. Please stop in the College Career Center (Room 1123) to pick up an application for these scholarships. The scholarship application deadline is Feb. 1. If you have any questions, see Mrs. McGurn in the College Career Center.
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