Last Parent Open House Night on Thursday
The second of two Parent Open House Nights will be held Thursday. The evening runs from 7-9:30 p.m. Parents and guardians of freshmen and transfer students can meet their counselor from 6:15-6:45. Visit our Open House Night web page for more details. Due to Thursday’s open house, the school will operate on a late-arrival schedule on Friday. Classes will begin at 10:30 a.m. Bus routes will begin at 9:20 a.m. Friday.
A Question of Honor
Stevenson officials are alerting families to be wary of solicitation letters from a for-profit group whose name is similar to the National Honor Society.
The National Honor Society of High School Scholars sends students “acceptance” letters that can appear to be coming from their high school. The group charges a $75 “lifetime membership fee” that purportedly will connect students with scholarships and internships, among other benefits.
Stevenson is not affiliated with the group, has not released student names to the group, and does not recommend students pay for a chance to receive college scholarships.
Students should weigh several factors before accepting an invitation to an honor society, including the age of the organization and whether the organization is not-for-profit. The National Honor Society, a non-profit organization, started in 1921. The National Honor Society of High School Scholars was created in 2002.
Evaluating the merits of an honor society is not just for high school students. The Association of College Honor Societies has developed this checklist to judge the credibility of an honor society.
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Saturday, Aug. 25 Varsity Results
Stevenson at Crosstown Classic: The Patriots (6-1) beat Warren, 27-26, 23-25, 25-20, to win the tournament championship for the second time in the last three seasons. SHS, which went 5-0 during the two-day tournament at Libertyville, also captured the Crosstown Classic crown in 2016. Earlier Saturday, SHS rallied to defeat Evanston, 21-25, 25-23, 26-24. Senior Sophie Sorenson led Stevenson with 31 kills in the two matches. She added 19 digs and served three aces. Junior Grace Tully dished out 60 assists on 161-for-165 setting, and also made 14 digs and had six kills. Classmate Lily Cozzi had 14 kills and 19 digs. Abby Keevins, also a junior, served six aces against Warren after recording one against Evanston. Senior Callie Grass recorded nine kills on the day, with four solo blocks and five block assists.
Stevenson at Warren Invitational: Senior Jackson Bussell won medalist honors, leading the Patriots to a third-place tie at Bittersweet Golf Club. Jackson shot a 71, one stroke ahead of the runner-up from Mundelein. SHS posted a team score of 310, tying Loyola Academy and behind Hinsdale Central (301) and Lake Forest (308). – Daily Herald
Girls Swimming and Diving
Stevenson at Lake Forest Scout Relays: The Patriots edged Evanston to capture their season-opening meet. Stevenson finished with 428 points, ahead of ETHS (420), Vernon Hills (402) and 10 other teams. Senior Ashley Carollo swam in three of the Pats’ four first-place events. She won the 50-yard freestyle for seniors (25.22), and was part of two winning relays: the 400 free with juniors Abigail Li, Madeleine O’Donnell and Lucy Stevens (3:41.31), and the 200 backstroke with senior Jennifer Xiong and sophomores Elizabeth Cao and Brianna Lu (1:52.63). Sophomore Paige Harris and freshman Eleanor Kowalski also captured one of the diving relays. – Official Results
Stevenson at New Trier Invitational: The Patriots finished second in their season-opening tournament at the Nielsen Tennis Center in Winnetka. SHS beat Maine South (5-0) and St. Joseph, Mo., (3-2) on Friday, then topped New Trier (5-0) Saturday morning before falling in the finals to Highland Park (3-2) in the afternoon.
Oak Park and River Forest 5, Stevenson 0
Friday, Aug. 24 Varsity Results
Stevenson 35, Palatine 7: Junior JM Etienne and senior Jonny Kull each ran for a pair of touchdowns, and senior Michael D’Angelo returned an interception 53 yards for a score as the host Patriots rolled in their season opener. Michael’s pick-six in the third quarter made the score 28-0. JM had 24 carries for 150 yards, including a 36-yard TD run in the first quarter that opened the scoring. Jon, who also is a defensive tackle, barreled in twice from inside the 3-yard line. Senior quarterback Cole Okmin was 18-of-33 passing for 134 yards. Classmates Ryan McElhinny and Sam Farber were his most frequent targets. They caught four passes each for 36 and 29 yards, respectively. Senior Jack Baruch was 5-for-5 in point-after-touchdown attempts, and also kicked a 51-yard punt. – Daily Herald, MaxPreps | CN100 Highlights | CN100 Post-Game Interview with JM Etienne | NFHS/SBN Replay on Demand
Stevenson at Crosstown Classic: The Patriots (4-1) opened the two-day tournament with three victories at Libertyville. SHS opened with a 25-11, 25-22 win over Grayslake Central, and followed with straight-set decisions over Christian Heritage, 25-12, 25-13, and Champaign Central, 25-21, 26-24. Stevenson served 24 aces in the three matches, with 13 solo blocks and 33 assisted blocks. Senior Sophie Sorenson registered 23 kills, served seven aces and also had 13 digs. Classmate Callie Grass made 10 kills, sophomore Makayla Uremovich had nine, and senior Annie Armgardt and junior Lily Cozzi recorded eight apiece. Junior Grace Tully was 99-of-136 setting with 49 assists, and classmate Abby Keevins made 18 digs.
Francis Parker 7, Stevenson 1
Field Hockey on NFHS Network Tonight
Tonight’s varsity field hockey game between Stevenson and Glenbard West will be streamed live on the NFHS Network. The action begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Stadium.
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Going to the Homecoming Dance With a Non-SHS Student?
The Homecoming Dance is less than a month away. If you’re bringing a non-SHS student as a guest, you must complete a special form that must be turned in when buying dance tickets. The form requires not only your parent’s signature, but also the signature of a dean from the school your guest attends. Stop by the Patriot Superstore to pick up the form.
Animal Welfare Club’s first meeting of the year will be after school Tuesday in Room 7064. All animal lovers are welcome! Please contact Ms. Kenney with any questions.
Interested in the Student Ambassador Club? Informational meetings will be held at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday and at 9:45 a.m. Friday in the Recital Hall (Room 4100). Please attend one of the meetings if you are interested in participating in the club this year.
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