Friday, Jan. 12, 2018

SHS Clubs Planning Community Ethnic Celebrations

Two Stevenson clubs are planning ethnic celebrations open to the community on the last two Fridays of January. The Polish Club will hold its first-ever Polish Community Night from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19 in the Wood Commons and Room 2104, while the German Club will have its inaugural Kindernacht from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26. Admission is free to both events, and babysitting will be provided. Anyone planning to attend is asked to fill out the form associated with each event: Polish Community Night | German Kindernacht. For more information about either night, contact Paulina Glowacka at

Students’ Abstract Accepted for International Conference

An abstract co-authored by two students has been accepted for formal presentation at the international meeting of the Endocrine Society in March 17-20 in Chicago. Junior Maanasa Devabhaktuni and senior Srikar Rapaka wrote their abstract “Can Hemoglobin A1C Always Be Used To Make The Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus?” as part of their work in Stevenson’s SPARK (STEM Professionals As Resource Knowledge) summer program.

The abstract considers whether an alternative method for monitoring glucose levels of diabetic patients, testing the patients’ fructosamine levels, should be used over more popular Hemoglobin A1C testing. Maanasa and Srikar focused primarily on keeping track of patient-centered care using a questionnaire and observing the glucose levels with both the Hemoglobin A1C and fructosamine tests. The pair worked on the topic during their SPARK experiences at James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago with their mentor, Chief of Endocrinology Dr. Janice Gilden.

Choral Guild Fundraiser at Portillo’s

The Choral Guild will hold a fundraiser at Portillo’s restaurant, 221 Townline Rd., in Vernon Hills from 5-8 p.m. Monday. Show the image in this article when ordering, and 20 percent of the sale will be donated to Stevenson’s Choral Department.

Advice on Weathering the Cold from the SHS Nurses

With winter in full swing, cold temperatures may be a risk factor for students, children and adults. The latest Nurses’ Nook column offers some tips on preventing frostbite and being prepared in winter conditions.

No School, No Digest on Monday

Stevenson will not hold classes Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Daily Digest will not be published.


In Monday’s Daily Digest, the name of an award-winner was omitted from an article on the debate team’s performance at the Illinois Congressional Debate Association competition at Elk Grove High School in December. Sophomore Dylan Hu won second place in his varsity chamber.


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Thursday, Jan. 10 Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Loyola Gold 4, Stevenson 2: In a Scholastic Hockey League showdown at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion, the top-ranked Ramblers (34-5-2 overall, 22-0 SHL) scored two goals in the last five minutes to secure the victory and snap the Patriots’ five-game winning streak. After Loyola took a 2-0 lead, third-ranked SHS (44-13-2, 16-5) tied the game on goals by seniors Jake Camp and Trevor Hilt. Senior goalie Elias Sandholm made 33 saves for Stevenson, which is in third place in the SHL.

Boys Bowling

Glenbrook North 3,461, Stevenson 3,099: The visiting Patriots ended their regular season with a 6-5 record in match play, and will take part in the IHSA Vernon Hills Regional on Saturday at the Brunswick Zone Hawthorn Lanes. Against GBN, both schools employed six bowlers instead of five. Senior Lucas Pinkus led Stevenson with the highest series (599) and game (267), while freshman Ryan Lerman was second in both (537, 224).

Sports Boosters OKs Nearly $40K in Donations

The Sports Boosters Executive Board approved nearly $40,000 in donations to benefit Stevenson students on Wednesday. More than $15,000 in equipment will be donated for the Allied Soccer, Allied Spirit, football, lacrosse, basketball, softball, badminton, soccer, water polo, fencing and golf programs. Another $9,000 will be used to purchase and mount two Pixellot cameras in the Stadium and Sports Center, while $7,500 will go toward the replacement of starting blocks in the Patriot Aquatic Center. The board also approved a $7,000 donation to the Stevenson Foundation, with $5,000 going to its Stevenson to College program, and another $2,000 headed to its Kids In Need (KIN) Fund.

Cencula Settling In at Point Guard

Senior Kiana Cencula is growing into her new role on the varsity girls basketball team this season. After three years as a shooting guard, Kiana moved to point with the graduation of four-year starter Ashley Richardson, who is now a member of the Drexel University women’s team. Kiana and her coach, Ashley Graham, talked with Pioneer Press about the transition.

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 opportunity comes Thursday, which is a late arrival day. The meeting will take place from 9:45-10:15 a.m. 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.


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One-Acts Director Application Available

Students interested in directing a play in this spring’s One Acts production can download the application at Applications are due to Mrs. Rawitz or Mr. Fritz by 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25. Late applications will not be accepted.


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