Shave the Date: St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser March 10
The Stevenson community is invited to “brave the shave” during the school’s first-ever St. Baldrick’s event next month to raise money for childhood cancer research. The fundraising goal is $20,000. As of Wednesday, $8,488 had been raised.
Hair follicles will be hitting the floor from 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, March 10 in the Sports Center. Click here to see which faculty and staff members have signed up so far. To join the campaign on your own, visit this link and create an account. For those who don’t want to participate, but would like to make a donation, visit this link.
Dai Wins Mr. SHS Competition
Senior Degaulle Dai won the annual Mr. SHS contest last Friday night in the Performing Arts Center. He was selected from a group of 15 seniors competing for the title. Antony Simonoff was the runner-up. Daniel Ali won the “Mr. Congeniality” award. A video replay of the Mr. SHS contest is available at www.d125.org/sbn.
Wednesday’s Digest incorrectly reported that the archery teams had school-record scores at last weekend’s tournament in Peoria. They did not. The school record of 3,327 set at last year’s national tournament remains intact.
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Wednesday, Feb. 21 Varsity Results
Warren 51, Stevenson 40: The host Blue Devils closed the game with a 9-0 run to dash the Patriots’ hopes for an outright North Suburban Conference championship. Instead, SHS (17-9, 10-4) shares its sixth consecutive NSC title with Warren (18-11, 10-4) and Libertyville (17-9, 10-4). Junior Luke Chieng led Stevenson with 11 points. He hit three of the team’s eight three-pointers. Sophomore Matthew Ambrose added 10 points, and hit back-to-back three-pointers with about four minutes remaining that brought SHS within two at 42-40. – Daily Herald
Stanhope Steps Down as Girls Tennis Coach
Tom Stanhope is doing what every coach dreams of: Going out on top. Four months after winning his first state championship in October, Stanhope has decided to resign as Stevenson’s girls tennis coach. He will continue to lead the school’s boys tennis program. Stanhope leaves behind an impressive legacy. In eight seasons leading the girls’ program, Stanhope won one Illinois High School Association state championship, finished second three times, and also placed third. His teams won seven consecutive IHSA sectional championships and six North Suburban Conference titles, including five straight from 2013-17. Stevenson compiled a dual-meet record of 124-14 under Stanhope, and in 2017 went 18-0 to complete its second straight undefeated season. Click here to read more.
Swimming Alum Wins Five Conference Titles
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater freshman Jessica Lenhart (Class of 2017) won three individual championships and swam in two first-place relays at the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women’s swimming championships last weekend. Lenhart recorded career-best times in winning the 100-yard butterfly (56.32), the 200-yard butterfly (2:04.45) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:09.55), and made the NCAA “B” cut in both fly events. She also was part of the Warhawks’ winning 200- and 400-yard medley relay teams.
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Spirit Day and Pep Assembly on Friday
Winterfest Week concludes with Spirit Day and a pep assembly on Friday. Everyone is encouraged to wear green and gold to school. During the pep assembly in the Sports Center, Student Council has several activities planned, including a Mario Kart racing game, performances by students, and a Mr. SHS performance. The pep assembly starts at 2:42 p.m., and the school will follow the PM Assembly schedule.
Have a Cookie, Courtesy of the PPA
The Patriot Parent Association will be distributing cookies to all students on Friday as part of the Winterfest celebration. Cookies will be handed out during the lunch periods in both buildings.
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Crystal Lake-based District 155 board votes to close school campus
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Chicago school buildings designed in 1920s still in use today
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DC chancellor resigns after personal scandal, amid district tumult
Charter schools growing in Washington state
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Barbie is going to teach young girls how to code
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