Wednesday, April 4, 2018

“Looking Ahead” for Freshman Families Next Week

The College Career Center invites freshman students and their parents to its annual “Looking Ahead” program at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 in the Performing Arts Center. Families will learn about what to expect during the next three years as they journey toward college. In addition, there will be a short session for families of students with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or 504 plan from 6:30-6:50 p.m. in the Recital Hall, which is part of the Performing Arts Center.

Patriot Singers Part of Special Concert Sunday

Stevenson’s Patriot Singers will join three other musical groups to perform one of the great masterworks of choral literature on Sunday. The Patriot Singers, the Vernon Hills High School Concert Choir and Symphony Orchestra, and the professional choral ensemble Cor Cantiamo will perform Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass” at 3 p.m. Sunday at VHHS. Cor Cantiamo, based in DeKalb County, is led by Dr. Eric Johnson, director of choirs at Northern Illinois University.

Tickets are $5, but only a limited number are available. To reserve tickets, call the Vernon Hills Fine Arts Office at 847-932-2283. Any available tickets will be sold at the door on Sunday. Each choral group will perform before being joined by the VHHS Symphony Orchestra for the Haydn piece. The school groups came together for a combined rehearsal at VHHS on March 14.

Talking School Logos on Facebook Live Today

New school logos will be the focus of today’s “Lunch With Jim” Facebook Live session, starting at noon. You can watch it live on Stevenson’s Facebook page, and weigh in with your logo-related thoughts. If you can’t watch it live, the video will be available on the page after the live stream concludes.


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Tuesday, April 3 Varsity Results

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson 17, Libertyville 0: Senior goalie Charlie Day made eight saves as the host Patriots (8-1) posted their first shutout since a 10-0 win over Warren on April 6, 2017, a span of 34 games. Seniors Eric Osuch and Justin Ginsberg led SHS with four goals apiece, while freshman Dima Kobets added three. Stevenson has allowed 40 goals in nine games this season, an average of 4.4 per contest. –

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson 13, Libertyville 5: The visiting Patriots (8-1) rolled to their eighth straight win, getting goals from seven different players. Freshman Anna Gates scored all three of her goals in the second quarter as SHS took a 7-1 halftime lead. Senior Bella Greenspan also had three goals, including two of the team’s three scores in the third quarter. Juniors Eleanor Michaud and Kalista Tapas tallied two goals apiece for Stevenson, while senior Claire Haas and sophomores Shreya Sreedhar and Maddy O’Donnell each had one.

Boys Volleyball

New Trier d. Stevenson, 25-13, 25-21: Sophomore Gavin Meng led the Patriots (6-1) with eight kills in the Sports Center. Senior Haddon Kay and junior Will Sorenson each distributed 10 assists. Seniors Matt Cliffer and Leo Chen recorded four kills apiece, and classmate Alex Bian made six digs. Tonight’s match at Lake Forest will be streamed live on the NFHS Network (subscription required to watch).

Seniors Playing in National Hockey Tournament

Seniors Will Spitzer and Robby Drazner, defensemen for the Chicago Mission Boys Midget 18U youth hockey team, are playing in the USA Hockey Tier 1 National Championships in Philadelphia beginning Thursday. They previously played together on the Milwaukee Junior Admirals. The two have been friends for about six years, but grew closer last spring when Will’s mother, Erin Pinsler, died of cancer.

Swimming Alums Help Emory Win NCAA Title

Two Stevenson alumnae were part of the Emory University women’s swimming and diving team that won its ninth consecutive NCAA Division III championship March 24 in Indianapolis. Senior Julia Wawer (Class of 2014) earned All-America honors in four events, including the 800-yard freestyle relay team that won the national title and set a new Division III record. She also finished fifth in the 50-yard freestyle, seventh in the 200 freestyle, and eighth in the 100-yard freestyle for the Eagles. Freshman Rachel Song (Class of 2017) participated in the 100 butterfly, placing ninth to earn Honorable Mention All-America status.


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The Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove is offering a one-time scholarship grant of $2,000 to support educational programs preparing students for careers with a four-year degree.  Grants require acceptance into a bachelor degree college program. The application includes two letters of reference, a transcript and an essay requirement. Please stop in the College Career Center (Room 1123) to pick up an application. The application deadline is June 1. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. McGurn in the College Career Center.


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