Wednesday, April 11, 2018

11 Students Win Honors at NSC Art Festival

Eleven students won honors at the annual North Suburban Art Conference Festival held Monday at Waukegan High School’s Brookside campus. Ten students earned blue ribbons: seniors Shiho Suto (digital painting), Kenny Lu (charcoal), Kate Tobin (3D mixed media), Caitlin Leonard (darkroom photo) and Elisabeth Turok (digital photo design); juniors Miffy Tani (marker), Payton Twarowski (colored pencil) and Bekka Goldstein (digital drawing); and sophomores Piper Starr (metals) and Kara Lee (painting). Senior Katherine Hannahs received the Artist’s Choice Award in digital photo design.

Winter Guard Teams Earn Awards in Season Finale

Stevenson’s Winter Guard teams wrapped up their season at the Midwest Color Guard Circuit Championships in LaPorte, Ind., last weekend. The varsity placed fourth out of 19 teams in the Scholastic A Division, while the junior varsity won the Scholastic Regional A Division ahead of eight other teams. This was the first year SHS fielded a varsity Winter Guard team consisting of freshmen through juniors.

Political Science Fair at Stevenson Thursday Night

Government students from six schools in Lake and Cook counties will participate in the first-ever Project CivicsWorks competition at Stevenson on Thursday. The event is a  political science fair that will feature approximately 30 research projects featuring governmental reforms to reinvigorate founding American ideals at the national, state and local levels. Stevenson Government teachers Dan Larsen and Andy Conneen teamed up with the Mikva Challenge and the Jack Miller Center to create the event, which will take place in Room 2104 of the West Building. Stevenson students and the general public are invited to see the research projects and talk to the student researchers from 7:40-8:30 p.m., after judging has taken place.

Junior Families Face Monday Deadline

Monday is the deadline for junior families to turn in their College/Post Secondary Planning Worksheet in order to schedule a post-high school meeting with the College Career Center. Fill out this form and either turn it in at the College Career Center, email it to or fax it to 847-634-6015. Once a family’s worksheet is received, the CCC will email a link to schedule an appointment.

String Parents Fundraiser Ends Saturday

The String Parents Association fundraiser at Empire Buffet in Mundelein ends Saturday. Say “I’m eating for the SPA,” and 10 percent of the pre-tax purchase price will be donated to the orchestra and strings program. See this flyer for details.


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Tuesday, April 10 Varsity Results

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson 15, Lake Forest 4: The Patriots (14-1) outscored the host Scouts 7-0 in the first quarter en route to their 12th consecutive victory. Nine players scored for SHS, led by senior Bella Greenspan, who had three goals. Seniors Amelia Eastman and Claire Haas, and juniors Lauren Maloney and Eleanor Michaud all scored twice. Other goals came from juniors Kalista Tapas and Vicky Kim, sophomore Maddie Meirhaeghe and freshman Anna Gates. Junior goalie Anna Mossakowski made five saves and sophomore Val Zlotnikova had three.

Girls Soccer

Stevenson 1, New Trier 1: Junior Kristin Hill scored the lone goal for the Patriots in a 1-1 tie with the host Trevians in the Lou Malnati’s Deep Dish Classic. Junior Hannah Lapeire was credited with an assist. Freshman goalkeeper Kaitlyn Machado made 15 saves for SHS (3-2-1), which continues tournament play tonight at Lyons Township.


Mundelein 10, Stevenson 7: In a game that had 11 errors and no earned runs, the Patriots rallied from an early 6-0 deficit to take a 7-6 lead in the sixth inning, but the host Mustangs (8-2, 4-0) came out on top. Junior Ryan McElhinny knocked in two runs for SHS (5-4-1, 1-1). He had a sacrifice fly during Stevenson’s two-run fifth inning, then singled home a run in the sixth to tie the game at 6-6. Junior Michael D’Angelo added a two-run double in the sixth. Senior Evan Kiah’s single to left field gave the Pats the lead. Seniors Jack Housinger and Caleb Evans each scored two runs. Senior Matthew Mittelmark was the starting pitcher for SHS, giving up four hits in five innings while striking out six. –, Daily Herald


Libertyville 14, Stevenson 4: The visiting Patriots dropped their North Suburban Conference opener and fell to 1-4 overall. – Daily Herald

Volleyball, Lacrosse Contests Online Today

Three Patriot sporting events are scheduled to be streamed live today by the NFHS Network. The junior varsity and varsity boys volleyball matches against Mundelein in the Sports Center will air at 5 o’clock and 6 o’clock, respectively, while the varsity boys lacrosse game at Lake Forest begins at 6:20 p.m. A subscription is required to watch sporting events on the NFHS Network. Click here for subscription information. Links to all three contests are available at

Girls Lacrosse Team Holding Fundraiser at New Culver’s

The girls lacrosse program will hold its first-ever Dinner Night Fundraiser from 3-10 p.m. Friday at the new Culver’s restaurant in Lincolnshire. Mention “SHS Girls Lacrosse” when ordering and a percentage of the sale will go to the team.


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Video Contest Offering $250K Scholarship

If you’re good at explaining science or math and would like a chance to win a $250,000 college scholarship, enter the Khan Academy’s Breakthrough Junior Challenge video contest. To qualify, create a short (under three minutes) video explaining a challenging concept in physics, mathematics or the life sciences in an engaging, illuminating and creative way. If you win, you’ll receive the college scholarship, your teacher will receive a $50,000 prize, and Stevenson will get a new $100,000 science lab! Anyone ages 13 through 18 is eligible. The winner also will be invited to an awards ceremony where the prize will be presented in front of superstars of science, Silicon Valley and Hollywood. The submission deadline is July 1. Learn more and register today.

Want to Get More Sleep? Watch This

Do you have the blues because you’re not getting enough sleep? Believe it or not, blue might be part of your problem! Check out this 36-second video from Catalyst and the Stand Strong Coalition for details.


Guitar Club will meet Thursday after school. For more information, please contact Mr. Zimmerman at


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