Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018

FCCLA Claims Four Regional Titles; 25 to State

Stevenson’s chapter of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America won four events at the Illinois Section 5 FCCLA regional competition at Harper College in Palatine on Friday. The four winners are among 25 club members who qualified for the state competition April 12-14 in Springfield. Twenty-one schools took part in the regional.

Capturing regional gold medals were sophomores Mariam Reichert (Fashion Construction – Senior Category) and Katherine Yu (Interior Design Presentation – Senior Category), and seniors Nora Berryhill (Fashion Design – Senior Category) and Lauren Stein (Interior Design – Senior Category).

Click here to see all the club members who qualified for state. They will be accompanied by sponsors Michelle Backes and Jamie Rieman.

Alum’s Shift to Public Service Featured

Stevenson alumnus Christine McCall (Class of 2003) was featured in a recent blog post by the Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas. McCall is in her first year at the school after spending several years as a journalist in New England. Before heading to Arkansas, McCall spent one year in AmeriCorps before a two-year stint in Kyrgyzstan as a Peace Corps volunteer. She also worked for two years as a grant writer at Saint Anthony Hospital in Chicago. At Stevenson, McCall was a member of the Statesman and Ambassador editorial staffs, and also competed with the girls gymnastics team.

Parent Survey Deadline is Wednesday

Wednesday is the last day for SHS parents and guardians to participate in this online survey from the Stand Strong Coalition, which is being administered in parallel with the Illinois Youth Survey that students will be taking during today’s activity period. For more information on the Illinois Youth Survey, visit this web page to see the letter emailed to families on Jan. 19.

Former Dean Named Superintendent in Hinsdale

Former SHS dean Hector Garcia, currently superintendent of Plano Unit District 88, has been selected to lead Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Elementary District 181 beginning this summer. Garcia served as a dean of students at Stevenson in the late 1990s.

Alum Leaving Channel 2 for PR Position

Veteran CBS 2 Chicago reporter Susanna Song (Class of 2000) has chosen not to renew her contract with the station, according to Robert Feder. Song is leaving the station to become director of communications and marketing for a Batavia-based tech company. She has been with Channel 2 since 2010.


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Boys Basketball Regional Tonight

Stevenson takes on Schaumburg tonight in the semifinals of the Illinois High School Association Class 4A regional tournament at Buffalo Grove High. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. The Patriots (17-8) are the No. 3 seed in the Lake Zurich Sectional, behind Lake Zurich and Barrington. Schaumburg (11-17), the No. 19 seed, upset No. 13 Mundelein, 47-43, on Monday.

Hockey Trio Selected for America’s Showcase

Three members of the varsity boys ice hockey team have been selected to the Team Illinois roster for the 34th annual America’s Showcase tournament April 19-23 outside of St. Louis. Senior forwards Trevor Hilt and Jackson Leptich, and senior goaltender Elias Sandholm are part of the 20-player roster for the showcase, which is considered the top high school hockey event in North America. Teams from across the United States will compete and showcase their talents to junior, college and professional scouts from the U.S. and Canada. The senior trio joins Stevenson alumni Jake Cimarusti (2015), Jared Projansky (2014), Michael Trapp (2014 and 2013) and Vince Moschea (2013) in making Team Illinois.

Fencer Takes Part in National Competition

Junior Geeta Jhangiani, a captain of Stevenson’s fencing team, tied for 37th place out of 206 competitors in cadet women’s epee at the USA Fencing Junior Olympics held Feb. 16-19 in Memphis. She won five of her six bouts and was seeded 24th before the elimination rounds. Geeta qualified for nationals by winning the qualifying competition at New Trier in October.


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Senior Party Price Increases Thursday

Wednesday is the last day to buy tickets to the Senior Party for $45. Starting Thursday, the cost will be $50. The Senior Party will take place on board the Spirit of Chicago at Navy Pier on May 24, the day before graduation. To sign up, visit the SHS Online Store.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

Don’t miss the next PPA Bake Sale on Wednesday in the Wood and Glass Commons! Apple pie, cheesecake, donuts, Puppy Chow and more will be available. All items are $1.

Club Meetings During Wednesday’s Activity Period

The following clubs will meet during Wednesday’s activity period: VEX Robotics (Room 1420), Mega Math Challenge (Room 8048), Patriot Pride (Student Activities Office), Business Professionals of America (West Auditorium), AP Spanish with WE (Black Box Theater), Jazz Etc. (Choir Room), Student Congress (West Staff Dining Room), Free the Children (Little Theater), Madrigal Singers (Band Room) and Baroque Ensemble (Orchestra Room).


The Stevenson Styler Fashion Club will be meeting from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 1612 to begin working on the spring/summer edition of the Stevenson Styler fashion magazine! If you are interested in modeling, writing, journalism, photography, fashion styling or blogging, come and see what it is all about. New members are always welcome!

The next meeting for Girls in STEAM will be held from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 1506. The group will be organizing workshops for middle school girls, learning about female leaders who are experts in their respective scientific fields, and participating in other science- and technology-related activities. For more information on the club, contact the sponsor, Ms. Zietlow, at mzietlow@d125.org.


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