Seven Debaters Qualify for Tournament of Champions
Stevenson’s Congressional Debate team had an extraordinary performance at the national debate tournament hosted by Glenbrook North and South Nov. 18-19. Seven Patriots reached the semifinal round, which means they automatically qualified for the 47th Tournament of Champions competition at the University of Kentucky April 27-28.
SHS had more students reach the semifinals than any other school. The Tournament of Champions qualifiers were: seniors Saketh Prazad, Ali Rahman and Jeremy Yu, and juniors Mary Polupan, Shreya Viswanathan, Thivya Sivarajah and Sydney Glickson.
Also competing were seniors Bhavana Muppavarapu, Abhiram Kakuturu and Aaryav Nagpal; juniors Anubhav Agarwal, Megan Bi, Ali Chaudhary, Aishani Dutta, Jacob Men, Aniket Nuthalapati, Joao Rodrigues, Arthur Yolles and Joshua Zhu; and sophomore Dylan Hu. The team coaches are Steve Heller, Alison Pearl and Bill Fritz.
Alum Receives State Laureate Honor
Northern Illinois University senior Rachel Jacob (Class of 2014) was among the state’s top college students honored by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois at its 43rd annual Student Laureate Convocation Nov. 11 at the Old State Capitol State Historic Site in Springfield. The ceremony recognizes excellence in curricular and co-curricular activities by seniors from each of the state’s four-year, degree-granting colleges and universities, and one student from the community colleges in Illinois. Student Laureates are selected by their individual schools. Gov. Bruce Rauner and First Lady Diana Rauner presented each student with a certificate of merit, a Lincoln medallion, and a $1,000 check from The Lincoln Academy. See the list of all 56 Student Laureates.
Caroling Choir at Tree Lighting Ceremonies
The SHS Caroling Choir will have three public performances this weekend. The group will begin by singing at the Village of Hawthorn Woods’ tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, followed by the Village of Lincolnshire’s tree lighting event at 5:45 p.m. Saturday in the Village Green Shopping Center. The choir concludes its schedule with a performance at the Hawthorn Mall near Carson’s at 2 p.m. Sunday.
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Monday’s Varsity Results
Lake Zurich 2,464, Stevenson 2,013: Senior Genevieve Dominick led the Patriots with a 508 series and a high game of 179 in their season-opening match at the Brunswick Zone in Deer Park. Senior Jackie Koepp rolled a 456 series (high game 169) and classmate Lauren Stein recorded a 454 (156). Also contributing were junior Jillian Searcy (337) and freshman Talia Segal (258). – Daily Herald
Mandatory Meetings for Freshman, Transfer Student-Athletes
All freshman student-athletes and transfer student-athletes are required to attend one meeting led by the athletic director during the 2017-18 school year. The next meeting opportunity is from 9:45-10:15 a.m. Thursday (a late arrival day) in the West Auditorium. Topics to be covered include: expectations of and leadership opportunities for student-athletes; the Co-Curricular Code of Conduct; sportsmanship; sports health and nutrition; and Stevenson Athletics’ awards program. Attendance will be taken by scanning student IDs.
“Cyber Week” Sale at BSN Sideline Store
Stevenson’s BSN Sideline Store is offering 15 percent off on all orders over $60 through Saturday. Visit the store and use the promo code CYBER17 to take advantage.
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Winter Play Audition Packet Available
The audition packet for the winter play, Luna Gale, is available on the Auditions and Rehearsals web page. Auditions will take place at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9 in the West Auditorium, with callbacks at the same time and place on Wednesday, Jan. 10. Sign up for an audition slot on the call board outside the Black Box/Studio Theater (Room 2204).
There will be a captains meeting for IM Basketball League and IM Coed Volleyball League at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 7096. Team packets will be handed out at the meeting.
The Interactive Gamers Club will be hosting an Iconic Masters Draft after school on Thursday in Room 1204. The cost is $10, and each student will receive three packs from which to make a deck. Come and join the group for some of the best cards ever printed in Magic! Players must stay until 5:30 to participate.
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