Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018

23 Perfect ACT Scores Since June 1

Since the end of the 2017-18 school year, 23 Stevenson students have earned the top possible score on the ACT college-entrance exam. The following students received a 36 during testing conducted between June and October, according to reports submitted to Stevenson by ACT:

Seniors: Devanshi Gupta, Jessica Keane, Emily Luo, Meghan Oh, Saiaishwarya Sanchula, Hannah Zhang and Rachel Zhang. They join 23 other members of the Class of 2019 in earning a 36 on the ACT.

Juniors: Advait Deoskar, Ishaan Deshmukh, Dylan Hu, Kaitlyn Lu, Ellen Ma, Sathwik Palwai, Samuel Roytburd, Sohan Sarabu, Joshua Tsai, Jasmine Wang, Richard Yin and Erin Yuan. A total of 13 juniors have joined the 36 club.

Sophomores: Michael Kim, Emily Lu and Arjun Nageswaran are the first members of the Class of 2021 to hit the ACT summit.

Freshmen: Lillian You is the first from the Class of 2022.

Based on ACT reports, 47 current Stevenson students have scored a 36.

World Languages/ELL Faculty Give Presentations

Three members of the World Languages/English Language Learning faculty gave presentations to peers from around the state recently. Latin teacher Chris Mural led a wide-ranging session at the Latin Pedagogy Workshop Nov. 30 at National Louis University’s North Shore campus in Skokie. He covered how to develop a Latin curriculum that uses evidence-based reporting and focuses on encouraging a growth mindset. English Language Learning teachers Nicole Demarakis and Kelley O’Reilly discussed “A Growth Mindset: Co-Constructive Feedback with English Learners” at the 42nd annual Illinois Conference for Teachers Serving Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students last Tuesday in Oak Brook. They focused on creating learning targets around the four domains of language and three modes of communication, and how to make them understandable for students.

Jazz Band Concert Thursday Night

Stevenson’s jazz bands will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the West Auditorium. Admission is free. The concert will be live streamed on the Fine Arts Division’s Vimeo page. Here is the direct link to the concert broadcast.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 61, Lake Zurich 27: Junior R.J. Holmes recorded another double-double, scoring 16 points and grabbing 16 rebounds as the host Patriots (7-2, 2-1) sent the Bears (2-6, 0-3) to their fifth straight loss. Juniors Johnny Ittounas and Matt Kaznikov scored 12 and 10 points, respectively. – NFHS Network Replay | Daily Herald

Boys Bowling

Stevenson 2,844, Mundelein 2,503: The Patriots (6-5) won all three games by comfortable margins at Lakeside Lanes in Mundelein. Three of Stevenson’s bowlers competed in all three games. Ryan Lerman rolled a 594 series, with a high game of 223. Joey Gluck shot a 579 (226) and Nicholas Sternes had a 561 (191). All are sophomores. Three other Patriots bowled two games apiece: Sophomores Ryan Grabiner (383, 193) and Benjamin Ries (374, 192), and senior Kerry Muller (353, 184).

Alumna Named to Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame

Former Patriot All-American girls basketball player Jenni Dant (Class of 2001) has been elected to the Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame. Dant earned all-state and Parade All-America honors in 2001 after leading Stevenson to a 31-5 record and a berth in the Illinois High School Association Class AA state finals. She spoke about her time at Stevenson in this 2015 Statesman article. After her prep career, Dant played for DePaul University, helping the Blue Demons to three consecutive 20-win seasons and three straight NCAA tournament appearances. Dant finished her DePaul career as the school’s fifth-leading scorer all time with 1,633 points in 122 games, and is still ranked No. 9 in program history. She also is fourth in career steals (269) and 11th in assists (343). Dant was drafted by the Houston Comets in the third round of the 2005 WNBA draft, the 28th pick overall, before playing professionally in Europe. She most recently was director of operations for the Wright State University women’s basketball program. Dant and the other inductees will be honored during the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association’s 47th annual Hall of Fame Induction Dinner on May 4 at Illinois State University.

Baseball Dinner Raffle Items Announced

Several items will be raffled at Saturday’s Baseball Pasta Dinner, including tickets to see the Chicago Blackhawks (with parking pass), Bulls, and Wolves (for 10 people in a private box). Other raffle items include four tickets to see country singer Morgan Wallen at Joe’s Live in Rosemont, a $100 Dave and Busters gift card, and assorted items from Trader Joe’s. Tickets are six for $5, or $20 for the length of your arm. Tickets must be purchased at the Pasta Dinner. Raffle winners will be drawn between 6:15-6:30 p.m. Click here to order tickets to the dinner.

Today on NFHS Network

Tonight’s varsity and sophomore girls 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.

Flash Sale Mania at SHS

It’s flash sale mania at Stevenson. In addition to the Sports Boosters flash sale at the school on Friday, Stevenson’s BSN Sideline Store is having a flash sale until Dec. 31. Get 20 percent when ordering items at this link by using promo code Season18.


Tuesday’s Digest misspelled the name of junior diver Mark Lozovnoy.


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Madrigal Singers Audition Information Available

Auditions for Madrigal Singers will take place after school Thursday, Jan. 10 in the Choir Room (Room 2202). All students are welcome to audition. Madrigals is an a cappella choir specializing in Renaissance music. The group will prepare for the Madrigal Dinner to be held on Sunday, March 10 at the Arboretum Club in Buffalo Grove. Audition materials are available in the Choir Room and on the choir web page. Contact Mrs. Singer at for more information.

How to Make Finals Less Stressful

Finals can be stressful, but they don’t have to be. This week’s Catalyst video has some ideas to make finals a less-stressful experience.


The Lake County Federation of Teachers is offering a $1,000 scholarship. To be eligible, students must intend on attending an Illinois public higher education institution (two- or four-year). Please stop in the College Career Center (Room 1123) to pick up an application. The application deadline is Jan. 24. See Mrs. Kamman in the CCC with any questions.


Registration is open for the newest IM sport: Squash. There will be eight Friday trips to Lifetime Fitness between Jan. 11 and April 12. Each trip lasts from 4-5:30 p.m. The registration fee is $25, and there is a $10 fee for each trip. Click here to register. For more information, stop by the Student Activities Office.


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