Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018

SHS Creating Athletic Hall of Fame

Stevenson High School will soon be honoring some of the men and women who made its athletic program one of the most successful in Illinois.

The Stevenson Athletic Hall of Fame, which will make its debut in 2019, is designed to honor those individuals who, through their commitment, sacrifice and dedication to the athletic program, have brought pride and distinction to the Stevenson community as either an athlete, coach, staff member or supporter.

Nominations are now being taken for the inaugural class, which will be inducted next fall. The nomination deadline is March 15. There is no limit on the number of nominations one person can make. Click here for details.

Stevenson Third at Elk Grove Debate Tournament

Stevenson took third place in the Large School Sweepstakes, and several students won individual awards, at the Illinois Congressional Debate Association 4 Tournament at Elk Grove High School on Saturday.

In the varsity division, first-place chamber awards went to seniors Josh Zhu, Anubhav Agarwal, Josh Ezrol, Shreya Viswanathan and Sydney Glickson, and sophomore Michelle Velyunskiy. Second-place honors were earned by juniors Sunny Gandhi and Dylan Hu, and sophomore Rishika Chikoti. Third-place awards were garnered by seniors Mary Polupan and Miranda Liu, and sophomore Aditi Singh. Anubhav, Sunny and sophomore Caroline Mazur-Sarocka received Best Presiding Officer honors. Sydney received second-place Quality Speaker and Josh got third-place Quality Speaker.

In the junior varsity division, four students earned first place in their chambers: freshmen Nandhini Nair and Jasmine Sun, and sophomores Krishna Sorna and Evelyn Jiang. Second-place awards went to freshmen Rohita Kotyada and Samarth Arul, and third-place honors were received by freshmen Anmol Dash and Abigail Charak.

Latin Team Competes at Loyola Academy

The Latin Club’s Certamen team competed in its second competition last Tuesday at Loyola Academy. The Novice Team took second overall, defeating the champions from Northside Prep in two of three rounds, but falling short of them in total points. The Lower Team took third place, and the Upper Team finished fifth.

The Novice Team consisted of sophomore Daichi Kobayashi and freshmen Kayle Sacksteder and Jonathan Burrer. The Lower Team roster included sophomores Will Rademacher, Shail Patel, Allen Guo and Katie An. The Upper Team featured seniors Michael Lok, Daniel Zhu, Emily Wang and Josiah Matthews, and sophomore Jeremiah Lee. The teams have one final competition in early February and a statewide competition at the Illinois Junior Classical League Convention, also in February.

Athletes and Alcohol

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.

Almost half of the student body at Stevenson High School participates in organized athletics. Student-athletes work hard day in and day out to perfect their skills in an effort to become indispensable members of their teams. However, if they are “partying” on the weekend, they may be making those goals impossible to reach. Consider discussing these facts with your athlete this week:

  • Drinking to intoxication can negate the previous 14 days of training.
  • Athletes that drink are twice as likely to be injured in practice or competition and less likely to recover (American Athletic Institute).

For more information, click here.

A Song With Special Meaning

Cancer’s reach has touched many families, including those in the Stevenson community. The band program has been especially impacted this year. One student is currently battling the disease, while two others lost their mother to cancer earlier in the school year. That background offers the backdrop for last week’s Honor Band performance of “One Life Beautiful” by former Hollywood composer and breast cancer survivor Julie Giroux. You can hear the Honor Band’s performance, with introductory remarks from Director of Bands Dr. Sonny Petway, at this YouTube link.


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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Bowling

Stevenson 2,041, Lake Zurich 1,995: Sophomore YooJin Lee led the Patriots with a 438 series at Fairhaven Lanes in Mundelein. She had a high game of 169. Fellow sophomores Ally Lee and Kelly Radelet each shot 417 series, with Ally posting the team’s top individual game of the day (179). Junior Reilly Sullivan was close behind with a 414 series, and classmate Noa Givati contributed a 355. The Bears won two of the three games, but Stevenson captured the opening game by a 79-pin margin to claim the match.

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Competitive Dance

Stevenson at Waubonsie Valley Invitational: The Patriettes captured first and second place out of 45 teams in the 3A Division.

Boys Diving

Stevenson at Prospect Invitational: Freshman Jack White finished fifth among 30 divers with a score of 339.60. Junior Mark Lozovnoy was ninth (271.85). Sophomore Jaden Pazol also competed.

Swimmer Helps Break PAC Relay Record

Senior Ashley Carollo competed with other members of the Patriot Aquatic Club at the Speedo Winter Junior Championships – West in Austin, Texas last weekend. She was part of the 400-yard medley relay team that finished 12th. The quartet’s time of 3:43.72 broke the club record by 2.5 seconds.

Senior Baseball Player Catches On With Lincoln Trail

Senior Jack “JT” Jonota has committed to play catcher for the Lincoln Trail College baseball team. Jack has been Stevenson’s backstop the past two seasons, and is considered to be one of the best defensive catchers in Lake County. He threw out five would-be base stealers in each of the last two years, and picked a runner off base as a junior. He recorded a fielding percentage of .984 in 2018, and also raised his batting average 128 points.

Sports Boosters “Flash Sale” Friday

Sports Boosters will have a “Flash Sale” from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the Field House lobby. Loads of Patriot wear will be available. Cash, credit cards and checks will be accepted.

Today on NFHS Network

Tonight’s varsity and sophomore boys basketball games against Lake Zurich will be streamed live from the Sports Center and shown on Stevenson’s NFHS Network page. The sophomore game starts at 5:30, followed by the varsity at 7 o’clock.


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Testing Center Final Exam Information

The Testing Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on final exam days next week. Students must sign up for tests during final times. A test can only be taken during a free period, study hall or Physical Education. Before- and after-final times don’t require signing up. If a student is signed up during a rescheduled final, the Testing Center needs an email from the teacher or counselor stating that it has been rescheduled. The Testing Center will be open during Winter Break on the following dates: Thursday, Jan. 3  from 8 a.m. to noon, Friday, Jan. 4 from noon to 4 p.m., and Monday, Jan. 7 from 8 a.m. to noon. Click here for the Testing Center web page.

Holiday Candle Sale at the PAC Wednesday, Thursday

The Bright Lights Candle Company is having its Holiday Candle Sale Wednesday and Thursday in front of the Performing Arts Center. The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day.


Animal Welfare will not meet today. The next meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 15. See you in the new year!


Open Gym Volleyball begins Wednesday, Jan. 9, and meets every Wednesday from 6-7 a.m. in the Sports Center. Visit the open gym web page for all the dates.


Stevenson will be starting an Allied Basketball team next month for students with disabilities. Any students interested in joining the team, as well as those who would like to serve as “student partners,” are encouraged to attend an information meeting at one of these times: 5 p.m. Monday or 8 a.m. Tuesday. Both meetings will take place in Room 6070, but you only need to attend one. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Hutchins at rhutchins@d125.org. More information is available on the Allied Basketball web page.


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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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