Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019

No School on Friday, Classes in Session Monday

There are no classes on Friday due to the annual Institute Day for faculty from Stevenson and Consortium 125 schools. School will be in session on Monday, to make up for the snow day of Nov. 26. The Daily Digest will not be published Friday.

Sophomore Families Invited to College and Career Night

All sophomore families are invited to the College Career Center’s annual “Planning Your Future” program at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Performing Arts Center. Students are strongly encouraged to attend with their parents or guardians, and should bring their school-issued iPad and network login for an interactive experience. Postsecondary counselors Sara English and Dan Miller, along with Career Exploration Program Manager Diane Willock, will discuss what families can expect during the junior year as they embark on the college and career exploration process. The trio will discuss the Naviance online tool and the Career Exploration program, among other topics.

A special session for parents and guardians of students with IEP/504 plans will take place before the main presentation. The special session will run from 6:30-6:50 p.m. in the Recital Hall, which is adjacent to the Performing Arts Center.

School Board Candidates Interviewed

Five people are running for four seats on the District 125 Board of Education in April. Incumbents Heena Agrawal, Terry Moons, Amy Neault and David Weisberg are joined on the ballot by Manish (Bobby) Tuli. The candidates answered questions recently from two media organizations: the Daily Herald and Journal and Topics Media Group.

Students to Help Moderate Buffalo Grove Election Debate

Students from the Political Action Club will be joining peers from Buffalo Grove High School as moderators at next week’s debate among candidates for Buffalo Grove village president and village board. The debate takes place from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Buffalo Grove Community Arts Center, 225 McHenry Rd., in Buffalo Grove. Village board candidates will answer questions from 6-7:45 p.m., followed by the two village president candidates. The debate is sponsored by Journal and Topics Media Group, which mentions Political Action Club members Ethan Melman, Alex Stencel and John Fine in this preview article.

Science Olympiad Team Wins Loyola Competition

Stevenson’s Science Olympiad team closed the invitational portion of its season by winning the Loyola Academy tournament last Saturday. The SHS Green and Gold teams had the lowest combined score of 22 schools from Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. The Patriots defeated perennial rival New Trier for the title.

SHS placed first in 18 of 23 events, and in six instances, the Gold and Green teams shared top honors. Four students were part of four first-place events: Juniors Eric Gan, Radha Patel and Roy Zhou, and freshman Andrew Liu. Junior Richard Yin was involved in three winning groups, while 11 Patriots claimed a pair of firsts: seniors Andrew Ding, Maitreyee Malpekar and Josey Zhang; juniors Shannon Kang and Josh Tsai; sophomores Richard Bi, Michael Kim, Hannah Liu, Jared Machtinger and Sneha Mohan; and freshman Greycen Ren. Click here to see the team results.

Stevenson will compete at the Illinois Science Olympiad regional competition at the College of Lake County in two weeks. The top teams from the regional advance to the state finals April 13 at the University of Illinois.

Donate to the Stevenson Dance Marathon

The Stevenson Dance Marathon benefitting the Riverside Foundation is coming up on Saturday, March 9. This year’s fundraising goal is $30,000. The Riverside Foundation, based in Lincolnshire, provides residential support and developmental training services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Community members can support the fundraiser by making a donation online through this link.

Stevenson’s event is modeled after dance marathons at Northwestern University and Indiana University, but on a smaller scale. Student teams will participate in three hours of nonstop dancing. At least four team members must be on the dance floor at all times. Students who raise a minimum of $75 gain free admission to the event.

Junior Debater Earns Honor at Harper College

Junior Neel Dutta earned Best Presiding Officer honors in his varsity debate chamber at the Illinois Congressional Debate Association tournament Saturday at Harper College in Palatine.

AP Exam, Madrigal Dinner Registration Deadlines

The last day to register for Advanced Placement exams without paying a late fee is Monday. Visit our AP web page for details. Today is the last day to reserve a space for the March 10 Madrigal Dinner. Click here for more information.


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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey
Stevenson 7, Libertyville-Vernon Hills 5: Senior Daniel Romm scored three goals for the Patriots in their Blackhawk Cup state tournament tuneup at Glacier Ice Arena in Vernon Hills. Daniel scored three of the team’s first four goals, and his final one broke a 3-3 tie late in the second period, giving SHS the lead for good. Senior Billy Kopka scored twice, including an insurance goal with 24 seconds remaining after the IceCats had closed to within 6-5 at the 1:55 mark. Adam Offenbach, also a senior, had a goal and two assists for Stevenson, which takes on St. Rita Saturday morning at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville. The Patriots are the No. 7 seed in the tournament, while St. Rita is No. 10. Senior Max Slavin had the seventh goal for SHS. Juniors Ben Newmark and Jeremy Riback split time in goal. Ben made 10 saves, while Jeremy had 14, including 13 in the third period.

Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Track and Field
Stevenson 59.5, Vernon Hills 48, Buffalo Grove 28.5: The Patriots won six events to capture the triangular indoor meet at Buffalo Grove. Seniors Emily Ossentjuk and Raeden Mays each won an individual race and were half of the victorious four-lap relay with sophomores Jade Cadichon and Jordan Tollison (1:16.2). Emily won the 55-meter dash (7.6) while Raeden captured the 210-yard dash (29.4). Senior Kendall Roberts won the 880-yard run (2:30), sophomore Camille Clay claimed the shot put (36 feet, 3 inches), and freshman Mia Mikolajczak finished first in the 55-meter hurdles (9.93). Kendall was part of two runner-up relays: the 3,200 with senior Alyssa Collins, sophomores Emma Finnegan and Maxine Tam (11:02), and the 1,600 with junior Caimin Xi, sophomores Lindsey Hendler and Kaitlyn Chan (4:47). Five Patriots placed second: Jade in the 55 dash (7.7), junior Denisa Voshtina in the 440 (1:09), freshman Ella O’Neall in the shot put (32-8), sophomore Emma Potocki in the high jump (4-6) and senior Madeleine Kadens in the long jump (14-10).

Make a Winter ESPPA Award Nomination

Have you seen a Patriot student-athlete or team have a great game or a great season this winter? Is there a team manager or fan that deserves to be recognized? Nominations are now being taken for the Athletic Division’s Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Award (ESPPA). Several categories are available. To make a nomination, fill out the form at this link. The nomination deadline is Monday. Winners will be recognized at the Winter Sports Awards Night on Monday, March 11.

Nine Wrestlers Qualify for Frosh-Soph Sectional
Nine wrestlers will compete in the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Freshman-Sophomore Sectional at Lake Zurich High School on Sunday. Leading the way will be freshman Aidan Rutnarak and sophomore Alex Swidler, who won their weight class at last weekend’s Lakes Regional. Sophomores Tristan Scott and Keegan Houlihan finished second, while sophomore Kei Yamato was third. The other sectional qualifiers are sophomores Jonathan Sanchez and Sara Sulejmani, and freshmen Allan Kantor and Jordan Rosenfeldt. They finished fourth in their weight bracket.


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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.


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