Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

School Issues Alert on Ex-Sponsor’s Arrest

School officials on Wednesday alerted parents, faculty and staff about the felony arrest of a former co-curricular club sponsor who was employed during the 2016-17 school year. Principal Troy Gobble and Superintendent Dr. Eric Twadell said that although SHS received no complaints or concerns about the sponsor during that time, the school is committed to helping the Glenview Police Department with its investigation. Anyone who has information that might be helpful is encouraged to contact Glenview police at 847-901-6055 or

“Shrek the Musical” Tickets On Sale Friday

Tickets for “Shrek the Musical” go on sale Friday. Tickets are $12, and are only available online. Visit the Online School Store to purchase tickets. The family-friendly show will be performed in the Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16-17, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. More than 100 students are involved in the production between cast, crew and pit orchestra.

JV Scholastic Bowl Team Second at Wheaton Tourney

The junior varsity Scholastic Bowl team finished second at the Falcon Kickoff tournament at Wheaton North High School on Saturday. Stevenson went undefeated until the championship round, when it fell to the Latin School of Chicago, but still finished as the tournament’s highest-scoring team. Freshman Anmol Dash finished sixth among the 139 students who competed. He was joined by sophomores Zeeshan Aamer, Denis Selyuzhitsky, William Bratton, Arnav Srinivasan and Daichi Kobayashi, and freshmen Rohan Pillai and Nandhini Nair.

Six Participate in Buffalo Grove Civics Forum

Six SHS students joined peers from Buffalo Grove High at the annual Buffalo Grove Civics Forum on Monday. Students portrayed staff and trustee roles as they simulated a decision-making process that municipal governments go through when funding projects. Freshman Eric Yang portrayed the public works director and presented the argument for the winning proposal of funding a Nitrogen generator tire-filling system. Other participants from Stevenson included seniors Payton Anderson, Jessica Keane and Rachel Potula, and juniors Ethan Melman and Victor Shi. The Village of Buffalo Grove funds the winning proposal each year.

First Time Voters “Stroll to the Polls”

The Daily Herald covered Wednesday’s “Stroll to the Polls” sponsored by the Political Action Club. The event featured several students who are first-time voters. They and supporters walked to participate in early voting at the Vernon Township offices. Many of them voted early because they plan to serve as election judges on Nov. 6.


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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Glenbrook North 2, Stevenson 1: At the Northbrook Sports Center, the Spartans scored the go-ahead goal with 6:44 remaining in regulation. Senior Daniel Romm scored the Patriots’ goal late in the second period, which tied the game at 1-1. Junior Josh Wright had the assist. Junior goalie Jeremy Riback made 22 saves.

Regional Volleyball Championship Match Tonight

The girls volleyball team will go after the 27th regional championship in program history tonight when it takes on Cary-Grove at 6 p.m. in the Sports Center. The Patriots, seeded third in the Grayslake Central Sectional, have won regional titles in the seven of the past eight seasons. SHS brings a 25-11 record into the match with the Trojans, who are 19-17 and seeded No. 11. Cary-Grove upset sixth-seeded Barrington to reach the regional final, and has been one of the top programs in the state over the past decade. C-G finished third in the state in 2015, won the state title in 2009 and had runner-up finishes in 2010 and 2011. Stevenson has been downstate four times, and finished fourth in 2016. Tonight’s match will be streamed live by the NFHS Network at 6 o’clock. Watch the match at Stevenson’s NFHS Network page.

SHS, Marist to Play on Gridiron for First Time

Saturday’s Class 8A football playoff game between Stevenson and Marist features two schools accustomed to playing in the postseason, but never against each other. The Patriots are in the playoffs for the 30th straight season, and have an all-time playoff record of 35-29. In addition to its state championship in 2014, Stevenson has reached the quarterfinals nine times, and advanced to the semifinals four times. Marist is making its fourth straight state playoff appearance and ninth in the last 10 seasons. The RedHawks have an all-time playoff record of 25-18, and finished second in Class 8A in 2015. Marist made the quarterfinals last season. SHS is 6-3 this season and the No. 28 seed in the 32-team field. Marist is the No. 6 seed and is 8-1. The RedHawks’ only loss came in their season opener to undefeated Brother Rice. Click here for ticket and student pep bus information.

Kolli Sisters Satisfied With Silver, Aiming for Gold

Alaina and Athena Kolli almost made history last weekend. They nearly became the fourth sister duo to win a state doubles championship, a feat that hasn’t been done in nearly 20 years. Finishing second has fueled their desire to reach the top in 2019, which will be Athena’s senior season and Alaina’s sophomore campaign. They talked with Journal and Topics reporter Dion Martorano about their successful season, in which they won 24 of 27 matches.


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Audition Sign-Ups for Frosh-Soph Play

Freshmen and sophomores who want to be in the cast or crew of “Peter and the Starcatcher” can find out audition and sign-up information at There will be an audition workshop on Nov. 20, and auditions will take place Nov. 27-28.

Testing Center Reminder

Students can take a test in the Testing Center before school starting at 7 a.m., after school until 5:30 p.m., and during their lunch, study hall or free period.

Special Opportunity for Students to Help Others

Special Gifts Theatre, a not-for-profit organization that provides individuals with special needs the opportunity to experience the joy and enrichment that theatre arts can bring, is looking for two high school students to serve as peer mentors. Mentors sing and dance alongside their buddy both on and off stage. Theatre experience is not necessary and disability awareness training is provided for all mentors. Mentors will meet at Sundling Junior High School, 1100 Smith St., in Palatine from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursdays. The program starts Nov. 1 and runs through the middle of April. Performances are April 13-14. Interested students can contact Cheryl Griffin at or text her at 847-791-1427. SGT was one of the charities chosen to benefit from this year’s Street Fest.


The girls bowling team will have an informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 in Room 2002. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Johnson at


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