Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018

StreetFest Aims for New Heights Sept. 8

The National Honor Society’s annual StreetFest returns Saturday, Sept. 8 with food, fun, and fireworks, but as always, philanthropy is the main attraction. This year’s event will benefit three local charities: the Danny Did Foundation, which helps fund child epilepsy research; Special Gifts Theatre, which exposes special needs children to theatre; and Equestrian Connection, which provides horse therapy to kids with special needs.

StreetFest runs from 6-9 p.m., and will blanket parking lot E (by the Sports Center entrance) with games, food trucks, a dunk tank and more. There will be fireworks around 8:45 p.m. in the Stadium to conclude the evening. There also will be a large stage with music provided by various SHS students, including members of the DJ Club, plus emcees from Boom Entertainment. Admission is $10 with a limited number of T-shirts available at the gate for an additional $10.

Marching Patriots Prepare for BG Days Parade

Stevenson has 450 students in its marching band this year, making it the largest in school history and one of the biggest bands at the high school or college level. The band will perform in this weekend’s 57th annual Buffalo Grove Days Parade, playing a patriotic medley of songs including “Grand Old Flag” and “Yankee Doodle” to salute those who served in the military. “The Buffalo Grove Days Parade is always a big highlight for us,” Director of Bands Dr. Sonny Petway told the Daily Herald. “We are always excited to be able to give back to the community that has done so much for our program.” The parade steps off at 11 a.m. Sunday.


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Tuesday, Aug. 28 Varsity Results

Boys Soccer

Stevenson at Glenbrook South Invitational: Sophomore Alem Duratovic scored the game’s only goal in the 17th minute of play as the Patriots (2-0) defeated Niles Notre Dame, 1-0, in their opening game of the tournament. Junior Rei Kubota had the assist on Alem’s goal. Stevenson faces the host school at 4:15 today.

Girls Volleyball

New Trier d. Stevenson, 24-19, 26-24: The Patriots (6-2) had their five-match winning streak snapped in Winnetka. Senior Sophie Sorenson led SHS with 10 kills. Junior Grace Tully distributed 15 assists on 40-of-44 setting. Junior Abby Keevins served four aces and made five digs.

Monday, Aug. 27 Varsity Results

Boys Golf

Stevenson at Inverness Invitational: Mark Noonan shot a 70 to lead the Patriots to the tournament championship over 10 other schools at Inverness Country Club in Palatine. The senior scorched the front nine for a 33 before using 37 shots on the back end. Classmate and defending state champion Jackson Bussell recorded a 73, and sophomore Conan Pan carded a 74 that included a 35 on the front nine. SHS also received 82s from senior Alex Kim and sophomore Billy Fishbein, and an 87 from junior Andrew Babbo. Stevenson’s team score of 299 was 13 shots ahead of runner-up Barrington.

Alumnus Calling Bears Game on Thursday

SHS alumnus Kyle Brandt (Class of 1996), the host of NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football,” will handle play-by-play duties for the Chicago Bears’ final preseason game. Brandt, a three-time all-conference football player at Stevenson, played collegiately at Princeton before embarking on his media career. Brandt will call the Bears’ game against Buffalo at 7 p.m. Thursday on Fox 32.


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Vocal Co-Curricular Group Auditions Next Week

Auditions for the school’s vocal co-curricular groups (Just the Guys, Jazz Etc, and Ladyjazz) will take place next week. The audition schedule is:

Just the Guys – Tuesday, Sept. 4, 7 p.m.

Jazz Etc – Wednesday, Sept. 5, 6:15 p.m. (Tenor/Bass); 7 p.m. (Soprano/Alto)

Ladyjazz – Thursday, Sept. 6, 6:30 p.m.

All auditions will take place in the Choir Room (Room 2202). Audition materials are available on the choir web page and in the Choir Room. Questions about the auditions can be directed to Ms. Nuteson ( or Ms. Snelten (

Want a Hallway Locker? It’s Not Too Late

If you would like to have a hallway locker, but didn’t complete the survey emailed to you last week, it’s not too late. Here is the form to request a locker.

Don’t Let This Stand In Your Way

Who do you want to be? As this week’s video from Catalyst and the Stand Strong Coalition shows, using marijuana can provide a major hurdle in your development. The good news is, you can choose not to use.


Applications are open for the Northwestern Medical Discovery Program, a two-year program that exposes students to a broad range of health care careers. The program meets once a month, most often from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Applications must be received via email by Wednesday, Sept. 19. Click here for the program website.


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