Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018

WIT Honored by National Scholastic Press Association

The 2017-18 edition of the WIT, Stevenson’s student literary magazine, has been honored with the “First Class” award from the National Scholastic Press Association. The magazine received a score above 90 percent in every category, including content, writing, photography and art, design, and concept construction.

The editor-in-chief was 2018 graduate Seowon (Angela) Lee. The assistant editors were current seniors Michelle Cai, Ulysses Figueroa, John Koskela, Emily Lou and Winston Wang, juniors Joyce Bai, Cheryl Chen, Eric Gan and Helen Han, and sophomore Maddie Mitchell. The WIT staff included 2018 graduates Dan Kim and Sasha Kokhan, plus seniors Alex Dong and Anjali Kotamarthi, and sophomores Jennifer Cheng and Sophia Li. The faculty sponsors were Jim Barnabee and Robert Zagorski.

Alumni Invited to Homecoming Activities

All SHS alumni are invited to attend the Homecoming football game against Lake Zurich on Friday, Sept. 21. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Alumni will receive free admission (click here to RSVP), and enjoy reserved, endzone seating. Alums can gather in the Alumni Hospitality Tent, sponsored by Prairie House Tavern, before and during the game to enjoy complimentary tater tots and refreshments, and to catch up with fellow Patriots.

Busting the Myth of Student Alcohol, Drug Use

Stevenson‘s Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator, Dr. Cristina Cortesi, will share regular reflections during the school year in the Daily Digest. For more information on Dr. Cortesi and the substance abuse prevention program, visit her web page.

According to the Illinois Youth Survey, the vast majority of students at SHS do not use alcohol or drugs. Encourage your child to be in the majority and be alcohol- and drug-free. The reason most kids (three out of four) give for not using alcohol or drugs is their parents. The next time your teen goes out, help them make great choices by using the the 4 “W”s: (1) Where are you going? (2) Who will you be with? (3) What time will you be home? and (4) Wait up and talk to your teen when they arrive. Click here for more information.


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Saturday, Sept. 1 Varsity Results

Boys Golf

Stevenson at Buffalo Grove Invitational: Senior Jackson Bussell shot a 69 at Buffalo Grove Golf Course, tying for second place overall, while classmate Mark Noonan posted a 71. Stevenson finished with a team score of 291, five strokes behind Lake Forest. – Daily Herald

Friday, Aug. 31 Varsity Results


Stevenson 23, Neuqua Valley 15: In Naperville, the Patriots improved to 2-0 behind the arm of senior quarterback Cole Okmin and the legs of junior JM Etienne. Cole was 13-of-22 passing for 173 yards and two touchdowns for SHS, which scored all of its points in the second and third quarters. Cole connected with senior Ryan McElhinny on a 31-yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 7-7 early in the second quarter. Senior Jack Baruch put the Pats ahead for good with a 35-yard field goal, then Cole and Ryan combined on a 34-yard pass play that set up a 1-yard scoring run from senior Jon Kull for a 17-7 halftime lead. Cole completed passes to seven different receivers on the night, with junior Jordan Vincent catching five for 38 yards. Ryan had three receptions for 79 yards. Senior Charlie Knezevic caught a 35-yard TD from Cole in the third quarter to complete Stevenson’s scoring. With a 16-point lead in hand to start the fourth quarter, JM took over. He carried the ball 11 times for 114 yards as the Patriots controlled the clock, finishing the game with 197 yards on 28 carries. The game, the first between the two schools, included a 73-yard lightning delay. SHS opens North Suburban Conference play at Libertyville Friday night. – Daily Herald, Naperville Sun, MaxPreps

Thursday, Aug. 30 Varsity Results

Boys Golf

Stevenson 151, Lake Zurich 190: Sophomore Conan Pan shot a 36 to lead the host Patriots at the Arboretum Golf Club in Buffalo Grove. Seniors Jackson Bussell and Alex Kim each carded a 38, junior Billy Fishbein had a 39 and senior Mark Noonan recorded a 40.

Three Soccer Players Earn All-Tournament Honor

Three members of the Patriot boys soccer team made the all-tournament squad at last week’s 33rd annual Jim Wolter Titan Invitational at Glenbrook South. Senior midfielder Kai Mayahara, senior forward Hunter Tam and junior defenseman Rei Kubota earned the honor at SHS (3-1 overall) won two of its three games in the tournament. The Patriots’ game against Wheeling was canceled Saturday due to the wet weather.

Girls Golf Matches Moved to Arboretum

Today’s varsity and junior varsity girls golf matches against Mundelein will be played at The Arboretum Golf Club in Buffalo Grove rather than at Crane’s Landing at the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort.


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All Seniors Meet With Their Counselors Wednesday

All seniors have a mandatory meeting with their counselor during the Activity Period on Wednesday. Seniors must attend this meeting, even if a club to which they belong has a meeting. Click this link to see counselor locations for Wednesday’s meetings.

Club Meetings During Wednesday’s Activity Period

The following clubs will meet during the Activity Period on Wednesday: Sophomore Class Board (lower Sports Center lobby), Free the Children (Room 2104), TYMP-Junior MegaMath Team (Room 8070), Student Congress (West Staff Dining Room), AP Computer Science A “WE Service” information meeting (Testing Center). Only freshmen, sophomores and juniors may attend these meetings. Seniors are meeting with their counselors during the Activity Period.


The Chess Club will hold its first meeting of the year from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 in Room 2818. If you have questions about the club, contact Mr. Springer at vspringer@d125.org.

Animal Welfare Club meets after school today in Room 7064. The club will be making blankets to donate to an animal shelter. All are welcome!

This week only, In the Loop will meet after school Wednesday in Room 7064. All are welcome. If you don’t know how to knit, the club will teach you!


Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship applications are available for seniors in the College Career Center. The scholarship is for a full-time high school senior with a minimum 2.8 GPA who plans to attend college, university, vocational or technical school in the U.S. In addition, students must be committed to community service and have demonstrated leadership abilities. Please stop in the College Career Center today to pick up an application. The deadline to return a completed application is Tuesday, Sept. 25.


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