Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018

20 Earn Journalism Honors at KEMPA Conference

Stevenson’s student newspaper, the Statesman, earned the highest rating possible for the second straight year at the annual fall journalism conference hosted by the Kettle Moraine Press Association (KEMPA) at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Several students past and present also were honored at the event, which was held Friday:

2018 graduate Grace Westphal earned the top rating, Best of Show, in the Cartooning category, and also received a Best in Show honor with junior Christie Lee in Investigative Team Reporting. The two also received Superior ratings: Grace in Cartooning, and Christie in Investigative Team Reporting with alumna Maya Parekh.

Seven students garnered Excellent ratings: alumnae Bella Greenspan and Yogin Patel for Cover Design; senior Adele Lee and alum Ryan Johnson for Investigative Team Reporting; senior Olivia Lamberti for News Reporting; and senior Adam Rosen and 2018 graduate Max Cohn for Sports Feature.

Several students received Honorable Mention: Bella and Yogin (Cover Design); Maya, Max and fellow alum Ariana Gassel (Column); junior Anjini Grover and senior Ashley Mandel (Double-Page Design); junior Dylan Hu (News Reporting); alumna Vicky Kolotov and senior Ani Nuthalapati (News Reporting); Anjini (Investigative Reporting); Olivia and Adam (Investigative Team Reporting); Adam and alum Michael Levitt (Sports Feature); Adele and junior Ben Bowler (Sports Feature); seniors Raj Mullick and Braeden Forman (Sports Feature). The entire Statesman staff also was honored in the Editorial category.

Students Speak at Peer Tutor Leadership Conference

A contingent from Stevenson gave presentations at the Fall 2018 Peer Tutor Leadership Conference held Monday at Wheeling High School. Four students led sessions: seniors Emma Weiner and Poojan Palwai, and juniors Cheryl Chen and Christie Lee. Emily and Poojan discussed “Peer Tutoring in the 21st Century, Innovations in Peer Tutoring.” They talked about a website used by Stevenson’s Peer Tutors to sign up for extra hours and answer questions submitted electronically, as well as a system that allows for after-hours tutoring via live chat. Cheryl and Christie gave a presentation on Peer Tutor involvement in the school’s Guided Study program, and the Stevenson Foundation’s Stevenson to College (S2C) program. Peer Tutors assist students in both programs who need help in math or science, and also provide mentoring. They were accompanied by Peer Tutors sponsor Carol Butcher, and Director of Student Learning Programs Dr. Marla Susman Israel, who gave the keynote presentation.

This is Not the Same Marijuana …

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.

Marijuana today is significantly stronger and more potent than that of previous decades. In the 1960s and ’70s, street-grade marijuana had an average of about 3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. Today, concentrates with upwards of 94 percent THC can be purchased. Given the greater amount of THC, psychotic episodes, panic attacks, addiction and other adverse effects have become increasingly more common while using marijuana. Use during the teen years can have long-term and permanent effects on the developing brain. Today’s marijuana is a completely different drug. For more information, check out this website.


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Monday, Oct. 15 Varsity Results

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Palatine, 25-20, 25-18: On Senior Night, the host Patriots reached the 22-win mark for the 15th consecutive season with the nonconference victory in the Sports Center. Junior Grace Tully distributed 15 assists on 43-of-44 setting, and served two aces and made six digs. Classmate Abby Keevins had a team-high 11 digs plus two aces. Senior Sophie Sorenson led SHS (22-12) with seven kills, while fellow senior Annie Armgardt and junior Lily Cozzi had four apiece. Molly Bourbon, also a junior, led the Pats with three aces. Stevenson closes the regular season with home matches at 6 p.m. tonight and Wednesday. SHS faces Lakes today, then will take on Lake Forest Wednesday in a bid to finish its North Suburban Conference schedule undefeated. – NFHS Network Replay

Comeback of the Year

The boys golf team had much to celebrate last weekend. Not only did the Patriots finish second in the state, but longtime head coach John Rueth was able to join them in Bloomington — something that seemed very doubtful two months ago. Rueth, who has led the team since 2001, suffered septic shock in August. He had to be packed in ice to keep his body temperature down, then spent two weeks in the hospital. He lost 50 pounds during the ordeal, and wasn’t able to return to coach until the end of September. Rueth talked with Joe Aguilar of the Daily Herald about the long journey back, and the joy of watching his squad at state.

Bulls Extend Stevenson Night Ticket Offer

The Chicago Bulls have extended the ticket ordering deadline for Stevenson High School Night and alumnus Jalen Brunson’s return with the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, Nov. 12. Deep discounts are available for tickets in the 100, 200 and 300 levels of the United Center when using the special offer code SHS. To see detailed ticket pricing and to order, visit the boys basketball web page. Tickets are available until Nov. 12.


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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.

Homecoming Photos Available Online

Visual Image Photography has added photo galleries from the Homecoming game and dance to its Stevenson page. Click here to view and order pictures.


Students who have an IEP or 504 plan are invited to attend the Choices 2018 College Fair from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Deerfield High School. The event is free and open to the public. Visit this link for details.


Students curious about engineering and engineering careers are invited (with their parents or guardians) to the College of Lake County’s Engineering Night. The free event runs from 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 in the Lower Level A-wing at the CLC Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St. During the night, students can mix and mingle with professional engineers, hear from CLC engineering professors, and meet with representatives from area engineering schools. For more information and to pre-register, visit www.clcillinois.edu/STEM.


All boys interested in trying out for the sophomore or varsity basketball teams should attend a short, important meeting after school Monday in the weight room. Make sure you are registered to tryout through the Athletic Department as well. If you cannot attend the meeting, contact Coach Ambrose at pambrose@d125.org.

An informational meeting for girls basketball will be held at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 in the Recital Hall (Room 4100). If you are unable to attend, contact Coach Graham at agraham@d125.org.

Spirit Revolution will hold tryouts for the winter season from 3:45-6 p.m. Monday in the Field House.


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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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