Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018

Three Named Semifinalists in Scholarship Program

Three seniors have been chosen as semifinalists in the 2019 Coca-Cola Scholarship Program. Miranda Liu, Tony Tan and Alisa Wang are among 1,896 semifinalists nationwide selected based on their academic excellence, leadership and service demonstrated in school and community activities. More than 95,000 students submitted applications. Semifinalists are seeking to earn 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 each.

18 Model UN Members Earn Awards

Several students received awards at the St. Ignatius Model United Nations Conference earlier this month. Best Delegate honors went to seniors Josh Ezrol, Zuzanna Kubiszewska and Mary Polupan, and juniors Anand Vadlamani and Nitin Nadella.

Five received Outstanding Delegate designation: senior Josh Dudley, juniors Niccolo Comini and Govind Prabhakar, and sophomores Jeanette Han and Mahum Sheikh. These students garnered Honorable Mention: senior Abhilash Raghuram, junior Chris Yang, sophomores Carson Ezell, Ojasvi Saxena, Denis Selyuzhitsky and Aditi Singh, and freshmen Deepika Pulugurtha and Nathan Zarkowsky.

Catalyst Trio Travels to Springfield for Anti-Pot Talk

Three members of the Catalyst club’s Marijuana Legislation committee, juniors Vrushali Thakkar and Victor Shi and sophomore Carson Ezell, gave a presentation called “Cannabust” to 50 local elected officials in Springfield last week. Their talk advocated against the legalization of marijuana in Illinois.

Victor and Vrushali will be training youth from around the nation at the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s National Leadership Forum in February. They were chosen as trainers based on their performance at a CADCA conference last summer.

Give-A-Thon Fundraiser at Culver’s Today

The National Honor Society is holding a Give-A-Thon fundraiser at the Culver’s in Lincolnshire today until 9 p.m. Mention Give-A-Thon when ordering, and 25 percent of the sale goes to help Lake County residents in need.

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Bowling

Stevenson 3,440, Grayslake Central 3,204: Sophomore Nicholas Sternes rolled a match-best 656 series and classmate Benjamin Ries recorded the high game of the day, a 255, for the Patriots (3-2) at Fairhaven Lanes in Mundelein. Benjamin finished with a 629 series, while Nicholas had a high game of 248. SHS won two of the three games in the match, which featured six bowlers per side. Sophomore Ryan Lerman posted a 602 series (227 high game), followed by fellow 10th-graders Joey Gluck (534, 192), Josh Lerner (521, 191) and Ram Potham (498, 192). The Patriots will compete in the Harlem Invitational in Loves Park on Saturday before returning to conference play next week.

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 50, Willowbrook 45: At the Willowbrook Thanksgiving Tournament, the Patriots (4-0) took control over the last 12 minutes, outscoring the Warriors 23-12 to remain undefeated. Freshman Simone Sawyer led all scorers with 22 points, nailing a trio of Stevenson’s seven three-pointers, and also grabbed five rebounds. She was the team’s offensive leader early on, scoring 11 of the team’s 13 points in the first quarter, and added nine in the second half. Simone sank seven of eight free-throw attempts for SHS, which went 14-of-19 from the line. The game was tied 23-23 at halftime, and Willowbrook (4-1) took a seven-point lead midway through the third quarter before SHS rallied. Junior Avery King sparked the comeback, scoring 11 of her 13 points in the third quarter. She also blocked eight shots and pulled down nine rebounds. Sophomore Lydia Lueck hit the eventual game-winning three-point shot with 2:30 to play, and finished the night with five points, as did senior Kristin Hill. Stevenson closes out the tournament tonight with a 7:30 contest against East Aurora. – Daily Herald

Boys Basketball

Hersey 64, Stevenson 58 (OT): Junior Matthew Ambrose scored 22 points in the Patriots’ season-opening game in the Ed Molitor Classic at Palatine High School. He sank four of the team’s seven three-pointers. Junior Matt Kaznikov scored 11 points, classmate John Ittounas had nine, sophomore Trey Baker added eight and junior RJ Holmes had six. Hersey improved to 2-0. Stevenson continues tournament play at 5 o’clock today against Maine West. – Daily Herald

Soccer Alum Sends WashU to Final Four

Washington University senior Caroline Dempsey (Class of 2015) scored on a penalty kick in the 87th minute to lift the top-ranked Bears past No. 15 Wheaton College, 2-1, on Saturday and into the NCAA Division III women’s soccer Final Four. WashU (21-0) will face No. 3 Middlebury College in the national semifinals Friday, Nov. 30 in Greensboro, N.C. The Bears have reached the semifinals three times in the last four years. The goal was Dempsey’s third of the season, and the fifth game-winner of her career.


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Set Sail for the Senior Class Party

The Class of 2019 is invited to “come sail away” with classmates on Lake Michigan aboard The Odyssey during the Senior Class Party on Thursday, May 23. After graduation practice wraps up, hop on a bus and head to Navy Pier for a two-hour cruise that features incredible skyline views, a full lunch buffet, desserts, unlimited soft drinks, DJ entertainment and more. Register now through the Online Superstore.


Stagecrafters will start building for “Peter and the Starcatcher” after school Tuesday in the PAC scene shop. Please contact Ms. Evans at with any questions.


Cary District 26 board, union reach 4-year agreement

Champaign district, teachers have tentative contract deal

Professor accuses Aurora community college of retaliation

Teen speaks out about hazing at high school football camp

Ex-St. Charles East teacher sentenced on child porn charges

Orland school board president receives top state award

IHSA: No wrongdoing by ref in Nazareth-Simeon playoff game

Hinsdale board uncertain about cuts or another referendum

Jasper County schools get sales tax boost

Lyons teachers descend on board meeting in sign of solidarity

Former DePaul employee charged with stealing computers

Thornton students, staff provide Thanksgiving for families


Former Michigan State president charged with lying to police

New York tightens teaching guidelines for private schools

Government questions unfair student loan practices

How Mississippi made major leaps in NAEP scores

Dozens of Utah teacher-misconduct claims unreported

Detroit board: Rename school named for HUD director Carson

School with high vaccination exemption rate hit by chickenpox

DePauw faculty split on no-confidence vote for president

Paradise educators find resilience among fire’s destruction

California school’s charity toward opponent far from uniform


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