16 From HOSA Earn National Awards
Sixteen members of the HOSA (Future Health Professionals) club earned awards at the 41st annual International Leadership Conference held June 27-30 in Dallas. Ten students finished in the top 10 in their health science events, led by sophomore Seohyun (Bella) Kim, who was second in Dental Terminology. Click here to see all the other award winners.
Fall Play Cast List Announced
The 10-member cast of the fall play, Distracted, was selected after auditions earlier this month. The cast will feature seniors Amira Hady, Nikolette Olson and Ananya Shah; juniors Riley Clark, Emily Feldman, Omer Israel and Becca Malkin; sophomores Marina Halama and Rachel Weisberg; and freshman Hailee Zuber. Distracted will be performed Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 13-15. Curtain time will be 7 p.m. each night in the Black Box Theater.
Special Night for Parents of Transfer Students
Parents and guardians of transfer students in grades 10-12 are invited to attend Transfer Parent Night from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Recital Hall portion of the Performing Arts Center. They’ll have the opportunity to learn more about SHS and its resources, ask questions, and meet fellow transfer parents.
Alumni Partnership Tackles Mental Illness, Suicide
Chicagoans who need mental health information and support are getting an assist from two members of Stevenson’s Class of 2003. Carl Evans is the co-founder of Sip of Hope Coffee Bar, which opened last spring in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. The coffee shop donates 100 percent of its proceeds to Hope For The Day, founded in 2011 by Jonathan Boucher. Hope For The Day is a non-profit organization dedicated to suicide prevention and mental health education.
Activity Period Wednesday for Safety Drills
The school will follow the activity period schedule on Wednesday. Lockdown, tornado and fire drills will take place during the activity period.
Monday, Aug. 13 Varsity Results
Stevenson at Rolling Green Invitational: The Patriots placed fifth among 13 teams at Rolling Green Country Club in Arlington Heights. Senior Mark Noonan led SHS with a 75, and finished 10th overall. Seniors Jackson Bussell, Alex Kim and sophomore Conan Pan all recorded 80s. Sophomore Billy Fishbein shot an 82 and junior Andrew Babbo recorded an 85. Stevenson’s top four golfers recorded a team score of 315, 22 strokes behind first-place St. Viator. Loyola Academy was second (303), Glenbrook North took third (308) and Glenbrook South finished fourth (309). Hersey hosted the tournament. – Daily Herald
Stanhope Earns National Tennis Coaching Honor
Tom Stanhope, who guided the girls tennis team to the Class 2A state championship last fall, was named National High School Girls Tennis Coach of the Year in June. The honor came from the National High School Coaches Association. He is the first Illinois girls tennis coach to win the national award. Stanhope led Stevenson to its first girls tennis state title in his eighth and final season as head coach. He stepped down after capturing the crown, but continues to lead the boys tennis program.
Sophomore Wrestler Earns National Honor
Sophomore Sara Sulejmani was the national runner-up in the 138-pound category at the 2018 USA Wrestling U.S. Marine Corps Cadet Women’s Nationals wrestling tournament in July. Her second-place finish at North Dakota State University is the latest honor for Sara, who placed third at 146 pounds at the Illinois Wrestling Coaches Association girls state tournament in March.
Baseball Alum Honored in Minnesota
SHS baseball alumnus Joey Bonadonna (Class of 2004) was honored by the Duluth Huskies with Joey Bonadonna Bobblehead Night last month. Bonadonna played four seasons with the collegiate summer league team, and holds several franchise records, including most games played, runs scored and stolen bases.
Don’t Be an Ogre, Be Part of “Shrek the Musical”
Auditions for the fall musical, Shrek the Musical, begin Monday — but students should attend a special workshop after school Thursday to get ready. For students who prefer to work behind the scenes, help is needed with set design, lighting, sound and other technical tasks. Students can find all the information for auditions and tech crew sign-up on the auditions and rehearsals page.
Want to Help Your Sender School?
Are you interested in being part of Red Ribbon Week and Snow Flake at our sender schools? If you are interested, please consider joining Stevenson Peer Theater. The group meets on Wednesdays after school in Room 2516. The first meeting is Wednesday, Aug. 22. All are welcome! No experience is necessary. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Foley at email@example.com.
Want to Audition for a Jazz Group?
Students who aren’t in the band program, but play piano, guitar or bass, are invited to audition for one of the school’s jazz ensembles. Visit this link for audition information, including music samples. The deadline to submit an audition video is Friday, Aug. 24.
If you would like to be one of the faces on the morning announcements, sign up today for an audition with the Stevenson Network News. Visit this link for more information about SNN, and a link to the online application. Questions? Contact Mr. Fairchild at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. Aronoff at email@example.com.
Do you like to paint, photograph, draw or design? The Poster Design Club will hold its first meeting after school Wednesday in Room 6016. Contact Ms. Sturlis at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
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