Friday, Feb. 15, 2019

Don’t Forget Canned Goods for Mr. SHS Tonight

A live stream of tonight’s Mr. SHS contest can be viewed at Stevenson’s NFHS Network page. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Those attending the event are asked to bring canned foods to donate for the Vernon Township food pantry. Boxes will be placed outside the PAC, one for each contestant. Each can donated in a contestant’s box counts as one vote toward his being crowned Mr. Generosity.

Table Tennis Team Prepares for State Tournament

Stevenson’s table tennis team beat Loyola Academy, 7-2, and Maine East/South, 8-1, last week to finish its Interscholastic Table Tennis Illinois Association regular season with a 7-1 record. SHS has qualified for the ITTI state tournament, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 23 at Loyola Academy. The host school, Stevenson, Naperville North and the Illinois Math and Science Academy are the four teams. The Patriots’ only loss this season was to two-time defending state champion Naperville North, which is 8-0. Naperville defeated Stevenson for the state title last year. The table tennis roster includes seniors Tejas Ambravan, Josh Dudley, Michael Hu and Andrew Huang, juniors Joseph Choi, Jason Leong, Nicholas Pantelis, Paul Park and Eric Wu, sophomores Yoav Malka and Nikhith Rao, and freshmen Jasmine Leong and Tim Liu.

Baroque Ensemble Concert Tuesday

The Baroque Ensemble Concert, which was postponed by bad weather on Jan. 31, will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Recital Hall portion of the Performing Arts Center. For those unable to attend, the concerts will be streamed live on the Fine Arts Division’s Vimeo page.

Science Bowl Teams Compete at Regional

The SHS Science Bowl teams concluded their seasons Saturday at the regional tournament at Naperville North. The A team finished third and the B team placed fifth. The A team roster included captain Andrew Ding, a senior, classmates Joey Rivkin and Tejas Ambravan, junior Akash Kumar and sophomore David Lee. The B team was composed of captain and senior Samarth Goel, juniors Allen Ding and Weiran Zhao, and freshman Anmol Dash.

Band, Color Guard Students Down at Disney World

More than 300 members of the Marching Patriots are spending the weekend at Disney World. They will perform in the Magic Kingdom parade on Sunday, and also will be visiting the complex’s other parks during the trip. The students were accompanied by 18 parent chaperones and 10 faculty and staff chaperones.

Archery Competition in Field House Saturday

The varsity and junior varsity archery teams take on Oak Park River Forest at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Field House. Admission is free.

eSports Teams Look for Strong Finish to Winter Season

Several teams and individuals have made a strong showing in eSports League action with two weeks to go in the winter season. Junior Ethan Shack is tied for fifth among 65 players in the Fortnite division. In the 30-team Overwatch division, one of Stevenson’s teams is tied for fourth and the other is tied for 14th. The varsity is sixth out of 40 teams in Counter Strike:Go, while the JV is 17th. SHS is 15th out of 26 teams in Rainbow 6:Siege. In League of Legends, the varsity is 13th and the JV 21st out of 46 teams. In Super Smash Brothers Ultimate, junior Juan Gonzalez is 19th and senior Neal Patel 39th out of 73 players. Also competing are sophomore Josh Nevin and freshmen Isaac Borkhovik and Evan King. Sign-ups are beginning for the spring season. Any students interested can contact Mr. Barnabee at, or stop by Wednesday from 3:30-6 p.m. in the East Learning Center (Room 7026).

Operation Snowball at Culver’s Wednesday

Operation Snowball is holding a fundraiser at the Lincolnshire Culver’s, 405 Milwaukee Ave., from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday. Mention Operation Snowball when ordering, and 25 percent of the sale goes back to the organization.

Senior Earns Eagle Scout Rank

Justin Kuncheria, a junior at Stevenson, earned the rank of Eagle Scout recently from Boys Scouts of America Troop 140. For his Eagle Scout project, Justin planned, organized and led a year-long project for NorthPointe Resources, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving disabled adults. The project included renovating the exterior of a home for eight adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Justin and his team of scouts landscaped the grounds, added a new garden, and installed outdoor lighting features. In addition, they painted benches that surrounded the house and revitalized patio furniture to the disabled residents can spend time outside. Justin will participate in his troop’s Eagle Scout ceremony in April.

No School, No Digest on Monday

Stevenson will not hold classes Monday in observance of Presidents Day. The Daily Digest will not be published, and will return Tuesday.


Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Thursday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A State Individual Finals: Seniors Tommy Frezza and Max Gomez won their opening round matches at the University of Illinois. Max knocked off Naperville Central senior Ben Cianchetti, 6-0, at 195 pounds, improving to 38-8 on the season. He will face Ben Stemmet of Yorkville (35-6) in today’s second round. Tommy, wrestling at 120 pounds, defeated Montini sophomore Nain Vasquez, 9-7, to raise his record to 37-4. He’ll face Danny Curran of DeKalb (24-4) today. Freshman Cole Rhemrev (34-12) lost to undefeated Jameir Castleberry (27-0) from Proviso East, and will seek to stay alive in the double-elimination tournament today. He will take on Edwardsville’s Grant Matarelli (38-8) in the consolation bracket. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Girls Basketball

Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Hersey Regional: The Patriots lost to Hersey in the regional championship game, 51-36, ending their season with a 22-10 record. Junior Avery King scored a game-high 19 points for SHS, which returns most of its starting lineup next season. Freshman Simone Sawyer added nine points. Hersey (20-9) advances to the Libertyville Sectional semifinals, and will face Fremd on Monday. – Daily Herald

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson in Scholastic Hockey League Playoffs: Glenbrook North beat the Patriots, 1-0, at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion to even their best-of-three series at one game apiece. The date and time of the deciding contest has not yet been announced.

Swim Team Aims for Sectional Title, State Berths

The boys swimming and diving team takes aim at its fifth straight IHSA sectional championship when it competes against 11 other teams at Barrington High School on Saturday. The Patriots enter the sectional ranked second in the state by Illinois Top Times, and are looking to have several performers qualify for the state meet. Speaking of the state meet, all SHS swimming and diving alumni are invited to join this Facebook group and let others know if they can participate in an alumni meet-up at the state meet on Saturday, Feb. 23 at New Trier High School.

Ready for the New Challenge

New head football coach Mike Morrissey talked with the News-Sun about his excitement over being chosen for the job, and offered thoughts on what makes for a successful program.

Alumnus Chosen for Robert Morris Hall of Fame

SHS alumnus Gordy Gurson (Class of 2010) will be inducted into the Robert Morris University Athletic Hall of Fame this weekend. He is the first individual from the Eagles’ men’s soccer program to receive the honor. Gurson was a two-time honorable mention All-American for the Eagles, and was the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 2011. The hall of fame induction ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday at the RMU Convocation Center in Arlington Heights.

Today on NFHS Network

Today’s varsity and sophomore boys basketball games against Warren Township, including the pregame festivities honoring 2015 alumnus Jalen Brunson, will be streamed live through the NFHS Network. Watch the action on Stevenson’s NFHS Network page. Also, IHSA state wrestling tournament matches can be seen through this NFHS Network link.


Click This Link to See More Announcements

Sign Up for the shsHacks Coding Marathon

Students are invited to sign up for shsHacks, a 24-hour collaborative coding marathon that will take place at Stevenson on Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3. In one weekend, students will be able to make the best game, app or website of their life. No experience is necessary. shsHacks is for any student interested in inventing, designing or bringing their creations to life. shs Hacks is student-run, student-organized and free for all participants. To register or for more information, visit

Reminder: Pajama Day on Tuesday

Don’t forget to wear pajamas to school on Tuesday to kick off Winterfest.


All freshmen are invited to help decorate the school hallways for the Candyland-themed Winterfest after school today and Tuesday. Please meet the Freshman Class Board in the College Career Center. Plan to work until 6 p.m. A pizza dinner will be served!

The Hebrew National Honor Society and the Hebrew program are holding Israel Day during all lunch periods Friday, Feb. 22 in Room 2104. Stop by for food, games, prizes, music, activities and giveaways.


7 higher education bills to watch in Illinois

Four principals resigning in Park Ridge-Niles district

Foreign hackers infiltrate Mount Zion computer system

South Elgin High staff hurt during fight among students

Crete-Monee voters will weigh in on possible school closing

SIU Board of Trustees chooses new leader


Court ruling affirming due process roils college campuses

Study: Arts education boosts writing scores, compassion

How neighborhood crime impacts student attendance

Court backs university’s right to reduce professor’s pay

Indiana high school closes for 2 weeks due to broken boiler

Church donates $100K to pay off Howard students’ debts


The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey. To subscribe or unsubscribe, contact him at

Comments are closed.