Friday, Sept. 14, 2018

Peer Helpers Plans “Share the Love” Campaign

Homecoming Week starts Monday, and Stevenson’s Peer Helpers group is launching a weeklong campaign to raise students’ spirits even higher. Through the “SHS Peer Helpers Share the Love” campaign, students will be flooding the school with “cards of positivity” to let others know they are valued. Students will spend the week giving cards with specific messages, such as “Your smile brightens my day,” to peers, teachers and support staff, and those recipients are encouraged to pass the card on to someone else in the school. Students, teachers and support staff also are being encouraged to take their pictures with the cards and posting them on Instagram with the hashtags #SHSPeerHelpers and #SHShareTheLove. Those who post a picture on Instagram will automatically be entered into a raffle for gift cards to Jazzman’s, the school’s coffee shop.

“Shout Out” to Alum Who Met With President

This week’s Lincolnshire Review features a “Shout Out” Q&A column with 2018 graduate Ananya Pati, a founder of the school’s Catalyst club, who met recently with President Donald Trump. She talked with the president about the value of alcohol and drug prevention programs, such as the Stand Strong Coalition, which receive federal grants. Pati is now a freshman at Loyola University, where she is studying international business.

Choral Guild Corn Roast Fundraiser Sunday

The Choral Guild will hold its annual corn roast fundraiser at Sunset Foods in Long Grove from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Sunset Foods is located the intersection of Route 83 and Aptakisic Road.


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Thursday, Sept. 13 Varsity Results

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 1, Zion-Benton 0: Junior Camron Mahdavian scored the game’s lone goal in the first half as the Patriots improved to 5-2-1 overall and 1-1 in the North Suburban Conference. Sophomore Anthony Skordilis earned the assist on Camron’s goal. Senior keeper Zach Klaber made five saves.

Girls Golf

Stevenson 146, Lake Forest 166: Another match, another school record for the Patriots. This time, two records fell. Freshman Emily Duan shot a 4-under-par 32 to earn medalist honors at Deerpath Golf Course. Her round broke the mark for lowest 9-hole score on a visiting team’s course. The old record was 33, set first in 2012 by two-time state champion Stephanie Miller and matched in 2013 by Nikki Marquardt. Emily also matched Miller’s school record for lowest 9-hole score. The second record set was lowest team 9-hole score on a road course, breaking by one stroke a record set on Aug. 30. Emily had four birdies and no bogeys during her round. Junior Joyce Bai and sophomore Kelly Dong recorded 37s, and sophomore Faith Wang had a 40 to complete the record-breaking effort. SHS (5-0 overall and in the North Suburban Conference) also won its 21st consecutive dual dating back to the 2016 season.

Boys Golf

Stevenson 148, Lake Forest 158: Senior Alex Kim led the Patriots at The Arboretum Club with a 35. He was followed by classmates Mark Noonan and Jackson Bussell, who shot 37s. Sophomore Billy Fishbein rounded out Stevenson’s scoring with a 39. Junior Andrew Babbo and sophomore Conan Pan each recorded 40s.

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 7, Mundelein 0: The No. 1 doubles team of seniors Elizabeth Ferdman and Alyssa Glaser ralled for a 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 victory, a nail-biter on an otherwise easy day for the visiting Patriots. Freshman Alaina Kolli and junior Ellen Ma won their singles matches by 6-1, 6-1 scores, while freshman Thea Surya posted a 6-0, 6-0 triumph. Also shutting out their opponents 6-0, 6-0 were the tandems of juniors Athena Kolli and Maggie Gong, and junior Alexis Lee and sophomore Emily Hu. The other doubles victory came from junior Sneha Yellapantula and sophomore Abby Schueneman, 6-0, 6-1.

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson 117, Zion-Benton 52: Results will appear in Monday’s Digest.

Girls Field Hockey

St. Ignatius 1, Stevenson 0: Senior Anna Fossier turned away eight of the nine shots on goal she faced in the Stadium.


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Update Your iPad iOS By Sunday

Students need to update their school-issued iPad to iOS 11.4.1 by 11:59 p.m. Sunday. However, they should not update to iOS 12, which launches on Monday.

Homecoming Spirit Week

Homecoming week begins Monday, and Student Council is encouraging students to show their school spirit on the following days in the following ways:

Monday: Pajama Day

Tuesday: Jersey Day

Wednesday (no school)

Thursday: Beach Day

Friday: Green and Gold Day

Order Touchdown for Troops Camo Gear by Wednesday

Touchdown for Troops is coming soon! Order your camouflage gear at the Superstore by Wednesday. T-shirts, bandanas and camo socks will be for sale. Touchdowns for Troops is Friday, Oct. 5.

Get Ready for Improv Team Auditions

The Failed Presidential Candidates, Stevenson’s improv team, will have auditions from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24 in the Black Box Theater. To prepare for auditions, students are invited to attend one of two improv workshops. The first will be held Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Room 2104. The second runs Friday, Sept. 21, from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Black Box Theater. Download the audition packet at


All freshmen are invited to join the Freshman Class Board after school today in decorating the West Building’s freshman hallway for Homecoming. Volunteers are needed to put up streamers and balloons. No experience is necessary. Anyone interested should come to the College Career Center (Room 1123) after school. Pizza will be provided.

Are you a fan of “Jeopardy!” or “HQ”? The Scholastic Bowl teams will have their informational meeting and first practice at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24 in Rooms 8036 and 8040. Both new and experienced players are welcome to join!

Join the Green Team for sustainable cooking after school Monday in the Foods Lab.

Future Public Health Leaders will have its first meeting of the year from 3:30-4 p.m. Monday in Room 2432. This year, the club has partnered with the American Heart Association for a year-long campaign on heart health awareness! If you are interested in opportunities for leadership and service in healthcare, stop by the meeting. Pins, buttons, flyers and other goodies from the American Heart Association will be given to all who attend.

Stevenson Chemistry Society is meeting after school Monday in Room 1804.


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