395 Named Illinois State Scholars
Three hundred and ninety-five members of Stevenson’s Class of 2018 have been named Illinois State Scholars by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Students were chosen based on state test scores and academic achievement at their school. Stevenson’s latest Illinois State Scholars can be found at this link.
Holiday Choral Concert Thursday Night
The Choral Department’s annual holiday concert will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free. For those unable to attend, the concert will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network.
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Tuesday’s Varsity Results
Stevenson 45, Lake Forest 35: Senior Jackson Qualley scored 14 of his game-high 15 points in the first half as the visiting Patriots (5-0, 1-0) took control early in their North Suburban Conference opener. SHS hit six of eight 3-point shots in the first half as it built a 31-17 halftime lead. The Scouts (3-3, 0-1) trimmed the deficit to single digits once in the second half, but the Pats responded by expanding their lead to 15 late in the fourth quarter. Senior Samvit Ram added 12 points and two steals, while classmate Nick Bonk scored seven points and grabbed seven rebounds. Freshman Trey Baker added six points, while junior Luke Chieng had five rebounds and three assists. Stevenson held Lake Forest to 4-of-21 shooting from 3-point territory. – Pioneer Press
Lake Zurich 3,096, Stevenson 2,750: Despite a 679 series from senior Lucas Pinkus at Lakeside Recreation Center in Mundelein, the Patriots (4-3, 2-3) had their three-match win streak snapped. Lucas also had the high game of the day for SHS, a 236. Freshman Benjamin Ries rolled a 567 series, with a high game of 203. He was followed by classmate Nicholas Sternes (519, 189), junior Kerry Mueller (518, 212) and freshman Ryan Lerman (467, 201). The Bears won all three games, surpassing the 1,000-pin barrier each time.
Sports Boosters “Flash Sale” Friday
Stevenson Sports Boosters is having a “Flash Apparel Sale” from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday in the Field House lobby. Cash, check and Visa/Mastercard will be accepted.
Alum Takes Top Honors in Shot Put
Villanova University junior Henry Sise (Class of 2015) won the shot put at the Wildcats’ season-opening indoor meet in Philadelphia for the second straight year. The chemistry major had a winning throw of 15.68 meters, just short of his career-best 15.93 meters set during last year’s indoor season.
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Improv Show Friday Night
Stevenson’s improv troupe, the Failed Presidential Candidates, will perform a free show at 7 p.m. Friday in the West Auditorium. The troupe is led by three captains, seniors Sam Litwin and Pia Russo, and junior Ananya Shah. The other members of the Failed Presidential Candidates include seniors Emily Adler, Hayley Brenner, Matt Cliffer, Jack Housinger, Grayson Kubow, Hannah Lichtenstein, Brigitte Lefebvre, Jaclyn Rosenberg, Kelvin Rim, Chinmayee Sakhare and Jeremy Tracz; juniors Arad Boxenbaum, Josh Ezrol, Amira Hady, Nikolette Olson, Ethan Murphy and Angela Spilotro; sophomores Maggie Kirkham, Brett Richardson and Meg Russo; and freshman Aubrey Tomochek.
Peer Tutor Club meets Thursday in Room 7066. The club will meet before school at 7:45 a.m. and after school at 3:45 p.m. Choose one meeting to attend.
I throw my Latkes in the air sometimes singin’ A-O, spin the dreidel. Join Club Israel on Thursday and make latkes (potato pancakes) to celebrate Chanukah! The club meets in Food Lab 1406 after school.
IM Basketball registration is now open. Team packets are due in the Student Activities Office by Thursday, Dec. 14.
ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
West Chicago High teacher contract talks stalled
Chicago high school reinvents itself with skills-based learning
CPS plan to shutter four Englewood schools sparks protests
Evanston bar manager says Northwestern students looted his pub
Buffalo Grove High students mourn teachers’ deaths through music
Deaf drama club re-emerges at Hinsdale South
Park Ridge-Niles superintendent reviews special ed staffing after outcry
NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
America’s high school graduation rate reaches an all-time high again
Reading comprehension among fourth-graders has flatlined since 2001
Lawsuit says California isn’t doing enough to teach kids how to read
Student loan debt is now as big as the U.S. junk bond market
Harvard upholds rule against single-sex social clubs
Five students have died this semester at Temple University
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