Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

13 Selected for All-State Music Festival

Thirteen students have been selected to participate in the Illinois Music Education Association All-State Music Festival Jan. 24-27 in Peoria. They will perform in all-state concerts on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 26-27.

Senior violinist Justin Lee was selected to the All-State Orchestra for the third consecutive year. Four others will be heading to Peoria for the second time: senior trumpeter Adam Kastler (All-State Jazz Band), senior soprano Elisabeth Schmitt-Wagner (All-State Choir), and senior violinist Haoyang Yu and junior violinist Adele Lee (All-State Orchestra).

First-time all-state selections include senior Marcus Engstrom (alto saxophone) and sophomore Allen Beckwith (clarinet) in the All-State Band; sophomore alto Samhita Madduru in the All-State Choir; and senior violinist Daniel Wu and sophomore violinist Andrew Lee, and sophomore viola players Katherine Yu and Erin Yuan in the All-State Orchestra. Also, senior Zach Greenberg will be making his first trip to the festival. The SHS band member was chosen to participate in the Future Music Educators Seminar.

Junior Parents’ Questions Needed for College Night Seminar

Parents and guardians of current juniors (Class of 2019) are invited to ask questions about the college search-and-selection process to Post Secondary Counselors Sara English and Dan Miller from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24 in the Performing Arts Center. Their agenda will be your agenda for this parent-only program. Parents are encouraged to submit questions in advance by filling out this survey.

Late Arrival on Thursday

Stevenson will follow a late-arrival schedule on Thursday to allow for teacher planning time in the morning. Classes will start at 10:30 a.m.


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Tuesday, Jan. 16 Varsity Results

Boys Swimming and Diving

Stevenson 124, Libertyville 62: The Patriots (4-0 overall and North Suburban Conference) won nine of 12 events in road water to set up Saturday’s dual-meet showdown with New Trier. Both teams are undefeated in dual meets the last three years. Sophomore AJ Carollo won two events, the 200-yard freestyle (1:48.84) and the 500-yard freestyle (4:57.98). Junior Nathan Gates claimed the 200 individual medley (2:05.03), senior Danny Less won the 1-meter diving (196.05), senior Collin Kapecki touched first in the 50 free (22.70) and senior Daniel Ng was victorious in the 100 butterfly (53.80). Junior Topher Stensby captured the 100 backstroke (55.64), and swam on two winning relays: the 200 free relay with Collin and juniors John Roh and Maxim Ryaguzov (1:28.03), and the 400 free relay with John, Daniel and sophomore Jake Kim (3:17.00). – Daily Herald

Girls Basketball Team Prepares for Annual “Think Pink” Night

The girls basketball program will hold its annual Think Pink/Kay Yow Night fundraiser for cancer research on Tuesday. Stevenson will face Lake Forest in four games: two at the freshman level, plus junior varsity and varsity. Special pink T-shirts will be sold at the game for $10 each, and also are available from any member of the basketball team. Read this article for more information, including tip-off times and game locations.


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Bringing a Non-SHS Student to the Winterfest Dance?

Winterfest Dance ticket sales don’t start until February, but students who will be going with a non-SHS student can fill out the required Non-SHS Guest Ticket Form now. The signature and business card of the dean at the guest’s school also is required. Download the form.


Are you thinking about taking a “gap year” for 2018-19? Dozens of gap year programs exist throughout the world, and New Trier High School is hosting a Gap Year Fair at noon on Saturday, Jan. 27. Read this for more information and to register.


The Stevenson Styler fashion magazine will have its first meeting of the spring semester from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24 in Room 1612. More details to come soon!

Cultural Cuisine Club meets after school today in Room 1406. The club will be making Hawaiian food.


Patriot soccer players interested in participating at the collegiate level are invited to a college coaches roundtable at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Warren Township High School Auditorium. Coaches from several area college teams will be on hand to answer questions about the recruiting process.


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