Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018

2018 Graduate Speaks at White House Event

2018 graduate Ananya Pati attended a White House event Wednesday at which President Trump announced the awarding of $90.9 million in grants to 731 drug-prevention coalitions around the country. Ananya was one of several youth representatives chosen for their anti-drug work to attend the event, which also marked the 20th anniversary of the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Drug-Free Community Grant program.

Sitting next to the president, Ananya spoke during a roundtable discussion (watch this C-SPAN video) that included ONDCP Deputy Director James W. Carroll. She expressed gratitude for federal funding that enabled the creation of the local organizations such as the Stand Strong Coalition, the anti-drug group serving the District 125 community. She was one of its earliest members, and in the four years of her involvement, Ananya said that alcohol, marijuana and tobacco use has decreased in the community. Official transcript from the event | White House news release on grant awards

Anaya was a leader in the Catalyst anti-drug student group at Stevenson, and has been active in drug education efforts throughout the country and beyond. Earlier this year, she traveled to Vienna, Austria, as the United States youth delegate for the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs.

Tickets for Fall Play Available

Tickets for the fall play, Distracted, are available for $6 through the Online School Store. Use this link to order. Admission is general seating. Distracted will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13-15, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Sept. 15. The show will take place in the Black Box Theater, just upstairs from the Sports Center entrance.

Reminder: Late Arrival on Friday

Due to tonight’s Parent Open House Night, the school will operate on a late-arrival schedule Friday. Classes will begin at 10:30 a.m., and all bus routes will start at 9:20.


Dr. Michael Bradley’s morning presentation Thursday, Sept. 13 at the Vernon Area Public Library Annex will begin at 10:30 a.m., rather than 9:30.


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Wednesday, Aug. 29 Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 5, Highland Park 2: In a matchup of two of the state’s top teams from 2017, the defending state champion Patriots prevailed at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. SHS won two of three singles matches, and three of four doubles contests, against the Giants, who finished fourth in Illinois last year. Junior Maggie Gong outlasted her opponent at No. 2 singles, 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 10-4, and sophomore Abby Schueneman was a 6-2, 6-4 winner at No. 3. The No. 1 doubles team of seniors Elizabeth Ferdman and Alyssa Glaser, both state qualifiers last fall, rolled to a 6-2, 6-2 decision. Another 2017 state qualifier, junior Athena Kolli, paired with classmate Ellen Ma to post a 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 victory at No. 2 doubles. Junior Sneha Yellapantula and sophomore Emily Hu won at No. 4 doubles, 6-3, 6-3.

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson at Art Campbell Lake County Invitational: The Patriots finished third among 15 teams at the Waukegan Sports Complex. Senior Alex Beckerman led SHS with an eighth-place showing, covering the course in 16:17.8. Junior Anthony Rodriguez placed 18th (16:46.5) and junior Cameron Coffey was 24th (16:59.3). Other top-50 finishes came from senior Alan Sherman (32nd, 17:14.8), sophomore Wesley Park (46th, 17:38.0), junior Corey Pacernick (47th, 17:39.4) and junior Cameron Sprague (49th, 17:43.7). – Official Results

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: The Patriots placed fifth out of 14 schools at the Waukegan Sports Complex. Senior Natalie Sorenson finished fifth overall among 115 runners (19:11.6) and classmate Kendall Roberts was 11th (19:44.4). Junior Michelle Yu placed 26th (20:23.6), junior Caimin Xi was 29th (20:32.2) and sophomore Emma Finnegan was 45th (21:10.6) to round out Stevenson’s scoring. Sophomore Emily Fejes was 52nd (21:38.6). – Official Results

Girls Volleyball

Hersey d. Stevenson, 25-22, 25-23: In Arlington Heights, junior Grace Tully was 67-of-67 setting with 18 assists. The main beneficiaries of her passing prowess were senior Sophie Sorenson, who had nine kills, and junior Lily Cozzi, who had five. Junior Abby Keevins led the team with 11 digs and Lily made 10. The Patriots fell to 6-3.

Boys Soccer

Stevenson at Glenbrook South Invitational: The Patriots tasted defeat for the first time this season, falling to Glenbrook South, 2-0. SHS (2-1) outshot the Titans, 4-3. Senior goalie Zach Klaber made two saves and classmate Josh Dicker recorded one.

D’Angelo Honored by Daily Herald

Senior linebacker Michael D’Angelo earned Daily Herald Lake County Most Valuable Defensive Player honors for his performance in Friday’s 35-7 win over Palatine. Michael returned an interception 53 yards for a touchdown and also had eight tackles.

Patriettes Raising Money for Trip to Nationals

The varsity Patriettes are holding a fundraiser to pay for their first-ever trip to the Universal Dance Association’s National Dance Team Championship Feb. 1-3 in Orlando, Fla. All money raised will go toward the dancers’ flights, hotel, competition fees, and transportation for the event. The team has established a GoFundMe page to raise money that will be used to pay for transportation and hotel costs, plus competition fees. The fundraising goal is $5,000.


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Volunteers Sought for GLASA 5K Event

The Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association is looking for student volunteers age 14 and older to assist at its 11th annual Twilight 5K Run/Walk/Stroll on Saturday, Sept. 8 in Lake Forest. More than 100 volunteers are need to help with setup, cleanup, food and drink service, race registration and check-in, race results, and to serve as course safety marshals. No previous experience is needed; all training takes place on site. Use this link to sign up, and to see the volunteer positions available.


Want help with your college application essay? Visit the College Career Center during eighth period today, or at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday for an Essay Writing Workshop.

Every Tuesday, starting next week, students can drop by the College Career Center (Room 1123) before school or during eighth period with college or career questions. No appointment needed!


Archery will be opening a new branch of the sport, Scholastic 3D Archery (S3DA). The informational meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 in Room 7004. The first practice will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 in Room 5044. Archery experience is required to participate. Questions can be directed to Coach O’Hara at


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