Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018

20 Debaters Earn Honors in Rolling Meadows

Twenty members of the debate team finished first, second or third in their chamber at the Illinois Congressional Debate Association tournament at Rolling Meadows High School on Saturday.

In the Novice Division, 11 students earned top-three finishes in their chamber. Junior Rahil Desai and freshmen Youssef Mansour and Charles Carr captured first place. Junior Anushka Somani, and freshmen Anita Yolles, Brandon Xiong and Sankurtinan Ravichandran claimed second-place honors. Junior Neil Dutta and freshmen Wyn Thomas and Frank Gao all came in third. Junior Sunny Gandhi was a Best Presiding Officer selection.

Nine students placed first, second or third in their varsity chamber. First-place honors went to seniors Thivya Sivarajah, Shreya Viswanathan and Arthur Yolles. Second place choices were seniors Josh Ezrol and Sydney Glickson, and junior Jasmine Zhang. A trio of third-place awards went to seniors Mary Polupan and Victor Rodrigues and sophomore Michelle Velyunskiy.

Stevenson placed fourth in the Large School Division with 256.5 points, behind Fremd (292.5), Schaumburg (261) and Highland Park (259.5). More than 600 debaters from around northern Illinois participated in the tournament, the first of the ICDA season.

Does Your Student Still Need a Yearbook Photo?

Students who haven’t had their yearbook portraits taken yet still have time. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors will have the opportunity to get their photo taken (or retaken) Thursday or Friday, Oct. 18-19 in the Recital Hall. Parents can order in advance here. The senior yearbook portrait deadline has been extended to Dec. 1. Seniors can reserve studio time at Visual Image Photography’s Wheeling studio at www.vipis.com or by calling 847-499-9300. VIP is the only photographer approved by Stevenson’s yearbook.

Seniors who want to be in the yearbook but are not interested in ordering prints have a free option. They can schedule a traditional head-and-shoulders session. There is no fee for the session, during which seven to 10 photos will be taken. Approximately two weeks after the session, parents will receive notification that the images have been posted online. There will then be a two-week window to select a yearbook image. If an image is not selected, one will be chosen by VIP. More information is available on the Senior Yearbook Portraits web page.

Choir, Hockey Group Photos This Week

Speaking of Visual Image Photography, their representatives will be on campus this week to take images of two groups for the yearbook. Choir group photos take place today, and boys ice hockey on Thursday. These images, as well as many other group photos, can be viewed and purchased on Stevenson’s VIP landing page.

Choral, Orchestra Concerts Live Streaming

Tonight’s choral concert and Thursday night’s orchestra concert will be streamed live from the Performing Arts Center. Watch both concerts at the Fine Arts Department’s Vimeo page.

What the Heck is Vaping?

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.

Vaping is a term used to describe the use of an Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS) or “vape.” While these devices come in many shapes and sizes, the most commonly used in our area resemble a USB drive and are sold under the brand name JUUL. While traditional cigarette use by teens has been at a 10-year low, we have recently seen a rise in the use of e-cigarettes by youth nationally. The devices are marketed to be attractive to youth and come in intriguing flavors, such as cotton candy, mango, strawberry, etc. These devices are not FDA-approved and are linked to several health related issues involving the respiratory system. For more information about vaping, view this video. For even more information, local pediatrician and Stand Strong member Dr. Susan Sirota will give presentations on the topic at 7 p.m. Thursday at West Oak Middle School, and at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 at the Lincolnshire Village Hall.


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Monday, Sept. 24 Varsity Results

Girls Golf

Stevenson 158, Deerfield 177: Freshman Emily Duan shot an even-par 36 at Deerfield Golf Club to earn medalist honors as the Patriots (8-0) won their 24th straight match dating back to the 2016 season. Emily had one birdie and one bogey during her round. Sophomore Kelly Dong shot a 39, junior Joyce Bai posted a 40 and sophomore Sophia Zhuang had a 43. Also competing for SHS were junior Julia Yoo (44) and sophomore Faith Wang (45).

Girls Volleyball

Buffalo Grove d. Stevenson, 22-25, 25-19, 25-21: Senior Sophie Sorenson led the visiting Patriots (12-6) with 10 kills and three aces. She also made 11 digs. Seniors Callie Grass and Annie Armgardt, and sophomore Makayla Uremovich all had five kills. Junior Grace Tully was 81-of-81 setting with 28 assists, and classmate Abby Keevins made a team-high 13 digs. The Bison (11-8) gained revenge for a loss to SHS earlier this season. – Daily Herald

Saturday, Sept. 22 Varsity Results

Boys Golf

Stevenson at Lake Forest Invitational: Senior Mark Noonan’s sixth-place finish propelled the Patriots to sixth in the team standings at Lake Bluff Golf Club.

Food Drive at This Week’s Road Football Games

Patriot football fans heading to Stevenson’s game at Mundelein on Friday, Sept. 28 are encouraged to participate in a canned food drive to benefit two area pantries. The Mustang Booster Club is collecting canned and non-canned items prior to the 5 p.m. freshman A game and the 7:30 p.m. varsity contest. Collection boxes will be available beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the stadium gates. All items collected will be used to restock the Mundelein High School and Fremont Township food pantries. The following canned foods are needed: fruits, beans, vegetables, sauces, soups and chili. Non-canned items requested include peanut butter and jelly, instant oatmeal, dry beans, cereal, pancake mix, syrup, rice, pasta, instant potatoes, macaroni and cheese, juice, tuna, “sloppy joe” sauce, taco seasoning, hot chocolate mix, coffee, tea and granola bars. Personal items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, dish soap, razors, shaving cream, detergent and toilet tissue will be accepted, along with baby items such as formula coupons and diapers.


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Register to Vote at Lunch on Wednesday

Any students who will be 18 years old by Nov. 6 can register to vote during the lunch periods Wednesday outside the Student Activities Office in the Wood Commons. Stevenson retiree Rosemary Heileman, representing the League of Women Voters, will be on hand. Two forms of identification are needed to register, and one of them can be a Stevenson student ID.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

The next Patriot Parent Association Bake Sale is Wednesday afternoon during seventh and eighth periods in the Wood Commons and Glass Commons. Doughnuts, muffins, cake, pies, Puppy Chow and more will be available for $1. Proceeds benefit all students and staff through PPA.


The Stevenson Styler will have its first meeting to begin planning the fall/winter edition at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 1612. The Styler is looking for members interested in all areas of magazine production, including writers, models, photographers, editors and more. New members are always welcome; bring a friend!


Open Fencing for boys and girls starts Wednesday, and will be held from 3:45-5:45 p.m. in the East Commons. The other dates (both Wednesdays) are Oct. 10 and 17, at the same time and location.


There will be a captains mixer after school Thursday in Room 2002 for any girls interested in playing soccer next spring. Students who cannot attend can stop by the Athletic Office in Room 2000 with any questions.


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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey. To subscribe or unsubscribe, contact him at jconrey@d125.org.

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