Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019

Students Featured on “Positive Alternatives” Podcast

Juniors Vrushai Thakkar and Victor Shi and sophomore Carson Ezell were featured on the Positive Alternatives podcast last week. They discussed Stevenson’s Catalyst club and the school’s support for its work, the growing influence of vaping, and proposed marijuana legalization. Click here to listen. The podcast is hosted by Chicago-area resident Doug Petit, whose 16-year-old son, Jonathan, died in 2005 after getting drunk at a party hosted by the “cool mom” of an acquaintance. His body was found in a retention pond four days later. Since then, Petit and his wife have spoken to more than 100,000 parents and teens about their experience.

Alumna Earns “Performer of the Week” Honor

SHS alumna Sari Greenberg (Class of 1999) was named “Jewish Performer of the Week” last week by ChiTribe, a website that makes it easier for Jewish young adults in the Chicago area to “find their tribe-within-a-tribe.” Greenberg performs with the Jewish a cappella group Listen Up! and in the musical “Moishe Oysher: The Master Singer of His People.” She also has an extensive background in secular entertainment. Greenberg is a member of the female trio, Uptown Girls, and has acted and done voiceover work in a number of television commercials. After graduating from the theatre conservatory at Roosevelt University, she moved to New York City for six years. She performed in local cabaret shows and in national tours of hit musicals, including “Bad Romance,” in which she played the role of Lady Gaga for two years.

Consortium Orchestra Concert Livestream Available

Tonight’s Consortium Orchestra Concert will be streamed live through the Fine Arts Division’s Vimeo channel starting at 7 o’clock tonight in the Performing Arts Center. Click here to watch online. For those attending, admission is free.


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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 50, Warren 38: Junior Matthew Ambrose scored a team-high 14 points as the Patriots (14-3, 5-1) earned a road victory in Gurnee that gave them a half-game lead over Waukegan in the North Suburban Conference standings. Matthew sank a trio of 3-pointers, and junior John Ittounas hit two en route to a 13-point night. Classmate RJ Holmes grabbed six rebounds. The Blue Devils dropped to 8-8, 3-3. Next up for Stevenson is a clash against St. Charles North at the inaugural Geneva MLK Day of Hoops at 4:15 p.m. Monday. – NFHS Network Replay | Daily Herald

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 57, Wheeling 30: The visiting Patriots (16-7) won their fifth straight game on the strength of a 26-4 first-quarter blitz. Sophomore Nikki Ware tallied all 10 of her points in the opening frame, while junior Avery King scored eight of her game-high 15 points. Freshman Simone Sawyer added 13 points for SHS, which travels to Arlington Heights for a 3 p.m. contest Saturday against St. Viator.

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 7, New Trier Blue 1: Senior Adam Offenbach scored two goals and assisted on another, and classmate Zach Wesley had a goal and three assists for the Patriots at Centennial Ice Rink in Wilmette. With the game tied 1-1 after the first period, SHS scored five times in the second and added one more in the third. Junior goalie Ben Newmark made 27 saves. Stevenson’s other goals came from seniors Seth Cohen, Sam Frishman and Sam Shellist (who also had an assist), and sophomore Liam Jones. SHS outshot the Trevians, 47-28. Senior Billy Kopka recorded three assists, and fellow senior Jake DeMaio also had an assist. The Pats return to action Friday night against York at Addison Ice Rink. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m.


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The Palumbo Family Foundation Scholarships awards several scholarships, ranging in amount from $500 to $15,000, to students in the five-county Chicagoland area. You must have a grade-point average of at least 3.0, and your family’s adjusted gross income must be $60,000 or less. Applications may be picked up in the College Career Center (Room 1123), and must be emailed to the Palumbo Family Foundation by March 31.


Open Gym Badminton meets Jan. 27, Feb. 10 and Feb. 17, all Sundays, from 7-9 p.m. in the Field House. Rackets will be provided to those who do not have one. Contact Coach Johnson at if you have any questions.


The SHS eSports team is looking for one or two Rocket League players. Interested in formal competition? Email ASAP!


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