Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018

Chicago Journalists Association Honors Student

Sophomore Lily Jiang, who has been writing for Long Grove Living magazine since fourth grade, received a special award for her work at the annual Chicago Journalists Association’s annual Dorothy Storck Award Luncheon held Saturday in Chicago. The event honors the best news and feature columns written in the past year.

Lily has written a variety of pieces for Long Grove Living over the past six years, including interviews of local residents, reports on school events and township festivals, and book and movie reviews. Lily also is a staff reporter for the Statesman. She was accompanied at the luncheon by Harvey Stein, publisher of Long Grove Living.

Alumni Brothers Win Elections

Two brothers who are Stevenson alumni won their election races on Tuesday. Daniel Didech (Class of 2005) was elected to represent the 59th District in the Illinois House of Representatives. Younger brother Adam (Class of 2007) was picked by voters for the District 20 seat on the Lake County Board.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 7, Glenbrook South 2: Senior Billy Kopka scored four goals as the Patriots tamed the Titans at Glenview Ice Center. Billy scored once in the first period and twice in the second as SHS built a 6-0 lead. He capped his night with a short-handed goal early in the third period. Seniors Justin Roseman, Jake DeMaio and Adam Offenbach also scored, and Adam added an assist. Classmates Sam Shellist, Max Slavin and Seth Cohen all registered two assists. Junior goalie Ben Newmark made 19 saves for Stevenson, which outshot GBS, 33-21.

Boys Bowling

Stevenson 3,486, Evanston 2,989: Sophomore Joey Gluck rolled a 633 three-game series and had the team’s top individual game (251) as the Patriots (2-0) defeated the Wildkits at Classic Bowl in Morton Grove. Stevenson’s other five bowlers came within 50 pins of each other: Sophomores Ryan Lerman (596, high game 225) and Nicholas Sternes (582, 224), senior Kerry Mueller (576, 215), and sophomores Ram Potham (553, 221) and Benjamin Ries (546, 212). Each school had six bowlers, and factored all of their series into the final team totals. High school matches typically use the top five scores per team. SHS takes part in the Lake Park Invitational Saturday, then opens conference play Tuesday at Libertyville.

Hart Announces College Baseball Choice

Senior outfielder Isaiah Hart announced over the weekend his commitment to play baseball at Cowley College in Arkansas City, Kan. Isaiah hit .306 in 28 games last spring, with a .417 on-base percentage. He’ll be joining a Tiger program that went 45-11 last year and almost reached the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I World Series for the third straight season. Four former Tigers were selected in this year’s Major League Baseball draft.

On Wisconsin, No Badgering Needed for Njongmeta

Four years ago, Maema Njongmeta barely knew the game of football. Today, he has a full-ride scholarship to play the game at the University of Wisconsin. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound senior linebacker blossomed in his final two years of high school, attracting scholarship offers from around 20 colleges, and it’s easy to see why. He made 134 tackles in 10 games this season, 81 of them solo, including 24 for loss with 11 sacks. Maema talked about his decision to choose Wisconsin with LaMond Pope of the News-Sun and Joe Aguilar of the Daily Herald.

Fall Sports Awards Monday Night

Stevenson Athletics will hold its annual Fall Sports Awards Night at 7 p.m. Monday in the Sports Center. All student-athletes who participated in a fall sport, and their parents and guardians, are invited.


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PE Leadership Applications for 2019-20 Now Open

Applications are now being accepted for Physical Education and Alternative Physical Education leaders. Being a PE leader is a two-year commitment; only sophomores may apply. Applications are due by Thursday, Dec. 20. To apply, and for more information, visit the PE Leadership web page.


Stop by the College Career Center next week to hear stories from soldiers, and learn about all branches of the military, during Military Awareness Week. All students are invited to show their support. Click here for more information.


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