Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

Another Successful Year for Give-A-Thon

The Lincolnshire Review has an article about the school’s 33rd annual Give-A-Thon, which wrapped up earlier this week. Community Service Coordinator Brett Erdmann estimated that the charity effort will help about 1,400 people in Lake County over the next year. Give-A-Thon collected gifts for more than 300 families, non-perishable items for the Vernon Township food pantry, and diapers, baby formula, and young motherhood items for the county homeless shelter. The article also includes comments from seniors Matilde Correia, Alicia Greenwood and Kaily Chou.

Freshman-Sophomore Play Cast List Announced

The cast list has been selected for this year’s freshman-sophomore play, Our Town, which will take the stage in February. The cast will include sophomores Cristian Alfaro, Dziyana Balaki, Caroline Baldan, Omer Israel, Tommy Jozwiak, Becca Malkin, Jack Marks, Suma Pasupulati, Max Rubinstein, Brett Richardson, Abby Sokol and June Yang; and freshmen Heather Acuna, Holly Aiello, Natalie Dolenga, Sophia Fine, Natali Freihammer, Monique Furman, Jordan McFadden and Kaden Soonthornsima. Sophomore Josh Weiner is the stage manager, and the student directors are freshman Alexa Rubin and sophomore Meg Russo.

Five Win Awards at UW-Whitewater Writing Festival

Five students won awards at the 33rd annual High School Creative Writing Festival Nov. 15 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Senior Eileen Hoang won first place in the short fiction category for her piece, “Ophelia Landing.” Junior Michelle Cai was third with “Satellite.” Senior Seowon Lee was second in poetry (“Gyul”), while junior Emily Luo (“About the Artist, oil on canvas”) and senior Kaylee Thomas (“Wreck”) tied for third. Read the award-winning writing at this link. Approximately 750 high school students from Illinois and Wisconsin participated in the festival, which featured workshops with professional writers and college writing professors.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Gymnastics

Stevenson 136.1, Libertyville 127.3: Sophomore Emily Weinstein won three events and the all-around as the Patriots opened their season with a victory in the Field House. Emily won the floor exercise with a career-best score of 9.55, claimed the vault (9.2) and also captured the uneven bars (9.0). She was second on balance beam (8.5), giving her an all-around score of 36.25 that was nearly five points ahead of the runner-up from LHS. Freshman Hannah Brand won the balance beam (8.8) and finished third on vault (8.7). Three juniors had runner-up efforts: Johnna Geick on floor (8.85), Sarina Johnson on vault (8.8) and Sophie Whiting on bars (8.35). Junior Kaylee Brady placed third on bars (8.3). Junior Zoe Hinz, a sectional qualifier last season, missed the meet with a sprained ankle. – Daily Herald

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 2, Glenbrook South 1: Senior Jackson Leptich scored with 9:35 remaining in the third period to break a 1-1 tie at Twin Rinks Ice Arena, lifting the host Patriots (29-9 overall, 8-3 Scholastic Hockey League) to their ninth straight victory. Jackson’s goal was set up by an assist from classmate Trevor Hilt. Senior goaltender Elias Sandholm made 22 saves for SHS, which outshot the Titans (15-8, 7-7), 34-23. Junior Seth Cohen’s unassisted goal late in the second period tied the game. – Boxscore

Boys Bowling

Stevenson 2,783, Warren 2,735: Senior Lucas Pinkus rolled a 708 series at Bertrand Lanes in Waukegan to lead the Patriots (3-2, 2-2) to their third consecutive win. Lucas posted the highest series among all 10 bowlers, and also had Stevenson’s best individual game, a 247. Freshman Nicholas Sternes shot a 596 (high game of 202) for SHS, which outscored the Blue Devils in the final two games to overcome a 48-pin deficit. Freshman Benjamin Ries (498, 178) was the other Stevenson bowler to compete in all three games. Three others shot two games apiece: freshmen Ryan Lerman (340, 189) and Joey Gluck (330, 166), and senior Marcus Engstrom (311, 157). This was the second time in two days that the Pats rallied for a match victory. On Tuesday, the Pats climbed out of a first-game hole to edge Libertyville by 18 pins.

Two Named to News-Sun All-Area Volleyball Squad

Seniors Alex Cuc and Hope Havenhill have been chosen for the News-Sun All-Area Girls Volleyball Second Team. Alex, a two-year starter at setter, had 536 assists and 32 aces this season. Hope recorded 176 kills and 121 blocks from her outside hitter position. Senior libero Chloe Robinson and junior outside hitter Sophie Sorenson received honorable mention.

Brunson Named Big East Player of the Week

Villanova University junior guard Jalen Brunson (Class of 2014) was named Big East Player of the Week on Monday after earning most valuable player honors in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas. Brunson averaged 19.7 points and four assists in three games as the Wildcats claimed the tournament title.


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Class Ring Delivery on Friday

Students who ordered class rings from Jostens can pick them up Friday during the lunch hours in the Wood Commons. A Jostens representative will be stationed by the Student Activities Office.

Dance Company Auditions Wednesday and Thursday

Do you love to dance and make dances? Come audition for the Mélange and Repertory dance companies from 3:45-6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 6-7 in Room 2010. Dancers will participate in the Spring Dance Concert May 4-5. Students rehearse Tuesday through Thursday between 3:45-6:30 p.m. Please come to the audition ready to dance! Any questions, please see Mrs. Rothwell or contact her at


Student Council is excited to announce several events it has planned during the final weeks of first semester:

  • The first is Faculty Babysitting Night on Friday, Dec. 8, when Student Council members provide free supervision to the children of Stevenson faculty and staff. This allows the staff to enjoy a night to themselves, as a token of appreciation for their dedication to students. The kids will partake in a series of “Frozen”-themed activities, including watching a movie and face painting.
  • Student Council also is planning many stress-relieving activities for students the week before finals. Some of these include decorating cookies and making stress balls during all lunch periods in the Wood and Glass commons.
  • Another opportunity to promote school spirit will occur during the week before finals, when Student Council members decorate the common areas to spread holiday cheer.

Although these activities are subject to change, they are being finalized and hopefully will be accomplished soon.


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