21 Selected for North Shore Honor Bands
Twenty-one students have been selected to join top performers from 10 area schools in the 2017-18 North Shore Honor Bands. There are two ensembles, one for freshmen and sophomores, and the other for juniors and seniors.
Twelve Patriots were picked for the 9-10 Honor Band: sophomore Abigail Li (flute); sophomore Kiran Mohan (oboe); sophomore Andrew Zhuang (bassoon); sophomores Allen Beckwith and Healey Kogan, and freshman Charlene Yu (clarinet); sophomore Rachel Salzstein (bass clarinet); sophomore Jonathan Raymond (trumpet); sophomore Michael Bian (french horn); freshman Grace Zhu (trombone); sophomore Shea Flanagan (tuba); and sophomore Jeremy Shorris (percussion).
The 11-12 Honor Band will include: senior Julia Nagel (flute); junior Yenna Kim (oboe); juniors Madeleine Kim and Matthew Jalnos (clarinet); junior Dexter Darmali (baritone saxophone); senior Sarah Bell (trumpet); senior Zach Greenberg (french horn); junior Reid Harman (trombone); and junior Braeden Forman (percussion).
The North Shore Honor Bands will perform in a public concert Saturday, Jan. 13 at Lake Forest High School.
Winter Dance Concert This Weekend
Members of the Mélange and Repertory dance companies and the Concert Dance class will perform during the Winter Dance Concert at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $6, and can be purchased online at this link until noon Friday.
The concert will feature new works from guest artist Madeleine Reber and Repertory Director Katie Williams, as well as choreography by the following students: seniors
Joyce Chen, Sophia Connolly, Luisa Dahlstedt, Emily Feng, Ely London, Kaylee Thomas, Belle Tseitlin and Hannah Wessberg; juniors Jenny Fairman, Dora Guo, Amelia Lee, Alison Page and Bella Stock; sophomore Kiley Lacher; and freshman Kathryn Petkie.
Late Arrival on Thursday: What is Your Student Doing?
Stevenson will follow a late-arrival schedule on Thursday. Classes will begin at 10:30 a.m. The Catalyst club and Stand Strong Coalition remind parents that late-start days can provide students with unmonitored time prior to school, and can lead to high-risk behavior for some, such as drinking and smoking marijuana. The two groups recommend that parents ask their students these four questions: Where will you be? With whom will you be? What will you be doing? and What time will you be leaving home? For more tips, visit standstrongcoalition.org.
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Monday’s Varsity Results
Stevenson 2,576, Libertyville 2,558: The Patriots (2-2 overall, 1-2 conference) rallied from an 85-pin deficit in the third and final game to capture the match at Lakeside Recreation Center in Mundelein. After falling behind by 119 pins after the first game, SHS won the second game by 34 pins, then claimed the third by 103 to cap the comeback. Senior Lucas Pinkus led all bowlers with a 661 series and a high game of 255. Freshman Nicholas Sternes rolled a 561 series that included a 224 game. Fellow ninth-graders Benjamin Ries (476, 172) and Joey Gluck (455, 183), and junior Kerry Mueller (423, 171) rounded out the scoring for Stevenson.
Six Named to All-Conference Football Team
Six varsity football players have earned All-North Suburban Conference honors. Seniors Travis Bronstein (defensive back), Alex Capstick (wide receiver), Jordan Caselberry (offensive line) and Sam Marks (linebacker), junior Maema Njongmeta (linebacker) and sophomore Jean-Marc Etienne (running back) were named to the all-conference team. Sam earned his second All-NSC selection, while everyone else was a first-time choice. Three seniors received honorable mention: John Maskalunas (offensive line), Tyler Porzycki (wide receiver) and Ryan Walsh (defensive line). Last week, John announced via Twitter that he will continue his playing career at Washington University in St. Louis.
Borowsky Leads North Central to NCAA Title
Former state champion distance runner Jared Borowsky (Class of 2016) led North Central College to the NCAA Division III national championship on Nov. 18, the Cardinals’ 18th national title. Borowsky, who transferred to North Central after one year at the University of Colorado, finished second at the national meet, earning All-America honors. He also was third at the NCAA Midwest Regional after capturing first place in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin meet. North Central won the CCIW team title for the 44th consecutive season. Borowsky won the state 3,200-meter championship for Stevenson as a senior.
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Hot Chocolate Social for Seniors Thursday Morning
All seniors are invited to the Hot Chocolate Social before school on Thursday. Please stop by the Glass Commons with your friends from 9:30-10:30 a.m. for a cozy cup of hot chocolate and a yummy cookie. The social is sponsored by Senior Class Board in honor of how hard seniors have been working this year.
“Sled Wars” Captains Meeting After School Today
If you’re going to be part of the “Sled Wars” competition in January, one person from your team needs to attend the mandatory captain’s meeting at 3:30 today in Room 3006 of the Link Lab. Questions? Stop by the Student Activities Office.
The IACAC Scholarship Committee will award $1,000 scholarships to 10 students who plan on pursuing a college or university education. This scholarship will be awarded to deserving students of member high schools who exhibit a commitment to learning and have demonstrated involvement in their schools, the community or service to others, with a motivation to achieve personal goals. Students can apply online at: https://www.iacac.org/scholarship/. The application deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 31. Please see Mrs. McGurn in the College Career Center (Room 1123) with any questions.
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