Friday, March 23, 2018

Three Students Earn National Writing Awards

Three SHS students have won national awards in the 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition. Senior Seowon Lee earned a Gold Medal for her poem “Gyul” (Tangerine), while junior Katherine Zeng received a Gold Medal for her personal essay, “Definition.” Junior Shreya Karpoor received a Silver Medal for her personal essay, “Dirty Shelves.”

Seowon qualified for national medal consideration for the second straight year, while Katherine and Shreya were first-time qualifiers. All three have been invited to participate in the ceremony for national medalists at New York’s Carnegie Hall.

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition is the nation’s longest-running recognition program for young writers and artists. More than 2,800 students received national medals this year, joining a list of notable alumni that includes Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Robert Redford, Kay WalkingStick, Zac Posen, and this year’s Alumni Achievement Honoree, author and illustrator Marc Brown. Nearly 350,000 works of art and writing were submitted to the 2018 Scholastic Awards.

Three Earn All-State Scholastic Bowl Honors

Three members of the state champion Scholastic Bowl team have been selected to all-state teams sponsored by the Illinois High School Scholastic Bowl Coaches Association. Junior Olivia Lamberti and senior Deepak Moparthi were named to the Class AA First Team, while sophomore Govind Prabhakar was selected to the Class AA Second Team. This is the first all-state selection for all three students.

No Digest During Spring Break

The Daily Digest will not be published next week due to the school’s Spring Break. The Digest will return on Monday, April 2.


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Thursday, March 22 Varsity Results


Stevenson 13, Glenbrook South 8: The visiting Patriots (1-1) gave head coach Heather Ruchim (Class of 2005) her first career win. No details were available. – @SHSPatRiot


Stevenson 12, Highland Park 0 (5 inn.): Jacob Rosenkranz, Michael Thon and Hayden Brotz combined on a one-hitter and the host Patriots (2-0) erupted for 11 runs in the fourth inning. Jacob, a junior, started and threw two hitless innings and picked up the win. Michael, a senior, followed two innings of one-hit ball. Hayden, a junior, pitched the fifth inning. SHS received the only run it needed in the bottom of the first, when senior Evan Kiah scored classmate Jack Housinger, who had doubled, with a sacrifice fly. In the fourth, the big blow was a bases-clearing double by junior Isaiah Hart. Junior Jack Jonota and sophomore Matt Dutler added RBI singles, and senior Connor Horton had a sacrifice fly. –

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson 14, Evanston 4: Seven Patriots scored goals as SHS (7-1) won its seventh straight game. Junior Eleanor Michaud led all players with four goals, with senior Claire Haas and junior Lauren Maloney adding three apiece. Junior goalie Anna Mossakowski made nine saves. The other Stevenson goals came from seniors Bella Greenspan and Amelia Eastman, junior Kalista Tapas and sophomore Hanna Cloeter.

Girls Lacrosse

Stevenson 10, York 9: The Patriots improved to 3-0 with the road victory over the Dukes, who reached the state’s Elite Eight last year. No details were available. – @PatriotsGLax

Boys Lacrosse

York 9, Stevenson 5: Senior Caleb Benoit-DiMaria scored three goals for the Patriots (1-1) in their home opener. Senior Austin Masters recorded the other two goals. Senior Caden Colvig had an assist. Senior goalie Chad Winter made 11 saves. The Dukes improved to 2-2-1.

Patriot Pride Between the Pipes

The Chicago Blackhawks website has an article about the goalies in Saturday’s state championship hockey game. Stevenson’s Elias Sandholm moved to the United States from Sweden last year because of his father’s job change. The senior has been stellar since joining the team, posting a 30-9-1 record with a .931 save percentage. “He is the best goalie in the state,” said Patriot head coach Tom Wood (Class of 1998). “The best goalie I’ve ever coached.”

Hockey Player Deals With Triumph, Tragedy

It’s been a memorable year for junior Seth Cohen, in more ways than one. The junior forward is the fifth-leading scorer for the boys ice hockey team, with 32 goals and 32 assists in 71 games. In the midst of the team’s state tournament run, however, Seth has had to deal with the aftermath of a fire that destroyed his house on March 1. He talked with the Daily Herald about how hockey has been a refuge since the fire.


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GLASA Seeks Student Volunteers

The Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association, a not-for-profit organization that provides year-round sports, clinics, camps and special events for youth, adults and injured military with a primary physical or visual impairment, is looking for student volunteers. Opportunities range from sport-specific weekly programs to office assistance to fundraising events. Students can participate in ongoing or one-time events with varying times and responsibilities. Most events occur on weeknights or weekends. For more information or to sign up, contact 2011 Stevenson graduate Micaela Fedyniak, GLASA’s program director and volunteer coordinator, at or text her at 847-989-7743.


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