Thursday, March 21, 2019

Catalyst, Stand Strong Receive $11K Donation

The North Suburban Chicago chapter of 100 Women Who Care recently donated more than $11,000 to the Catalyst student club and the Stand Strong Coalition for their substance abuse prevention efforts. The money will be used to increase prevention work the two groups are doing in local middle schools. Catalyst and Stand Strong were nominated by Stevenson security staff member Shar Tiagonce, who belongs to the chapter. Catalyst and Stand Strong also were featured in the Village of Vernon Hills Update for February.

SHS Foundation Gets Financial Shot in the Arm

The Stevenson High School Foundation received a financial boost from two events this month. The Luxury Vacation Raffle, which concluded March 9, raised more than $7,000 for programs such as Stevenson to College (S2C) and Kids in Need (KIN), which support some of the school’s most vulnerable students. Last week’s National Honor Society blood drive netted between $2,000 and $2,500 for the S2C program, thanks to the collection of 99 units. Vitalant Blood Services donated the money based on the number of units collected. According to the American Red Cross, one unit of blood can potentially save up to three lives.

Alumnae Honored by Purdue Ag Department

2018 graduate Samantha Hartman-Stackhouse was named Outstanding Freshman in the Animal Sciences Department at Purdue University. She is in the Dean’s Scholars Program in Purdue’s College of Agriculture.

SHS-TV Broadcasting From Co-Curricular Fair

SHS-TV will be broadcasting live from tonight’s Co-Curricular Fair for incoming freshman families in the Field House. The fair runs from 6:30-8:30, and the SHS-TV live stream starts at 7 o’clock on Stevenson’s NFHS Network page.


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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Badminton

Stevenson hosted Stevenson Invitational: The Patriots swept the quadrangular meet with Lake Forest, Lake Park and Metea Valley in Field House, extending its winning streak to 31 consecutive matches. SHS (8-0) won each match by an 8-0 score and captured every individual contest in straight sets. The No. 1 doubles team of sophomore Emily Hu and junior Jenny Yang, the defending state champions, had a 21-4, 21-4 victory over Metea Valley, which returned one of its players from last year’s fifth-place doubles team. The other winning duos were the 2018 state runners-up and No. 2 team of sophomores Jyotsna Harikrishna and Benna Li, the No. 3 tandem of seniors Julie Zhu and Thivya Sivarajah, and seniors Riya Gyanmote and Roshini Merneedi at No. 4. Sophomore Shibani Ram, third in the state last season, led the singles players, followed by juniors Kaitlyn Lu, Megan Wei and Jasmine Zhang.

IHSA Honors Fall Sports Teams for Academics

All nine varsity fall sports teams earned the Illinois High School Association Team Academic Achievement Award for maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during their season. The teams were boys and girls cross country, football, boys and girls golf, boys soccer, girls swimming and diving, girls tennis and girls volleyball. Stevenson’s golf teams have earned the award every year since its inception in 2004.

Tennis Alumnae Manion, Xavier on a Roll

Xavier University senior Zoe Manion (Class of 2015) and her women’s tennis teammates have been on a roll. The Musketeers have won 12 straight matches heading into Saturday’s home match against Big East rival Marquette. Manion has a 2-0 doubles record this season.

Today on NFHS Network

Today’s varsity and junior varsity girls lacrosse games against York will be streamed live from the Stadium by the NFHS Network. The JV game begins at 5:30, followed by the varsity at 7. Watch the action on Stevenson’s NFHS Network page.


Wednesday’s Digest incorrectly reported that Stevenson’s 11-5 victory over Grayslake Central on Tuesday was the first career victory for boys lacrosse coach Tom Hake. His first career victory came Saturday in the Patriots’ season-opening win over Deerfield.


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Update Your InnerView Resume for Award Eligibility

Bored over break? Update your InnerView resumes! The national “Inspiring Service” awards deadline is April 15, and winners come from InnerView information. So far, Stevenson has 509 awardees: 334 have earned Merit (20 hours of service across four activities this school year), 128 reached Honor status (40 hours in eight activities), and 47 hit the Ambassador level (100 hours in 12 activities). Each awardee is listed at this link.

Children’s Book Drive Through April 8

A children’s book drive to benefit Bernie’s Book Bank is taking place in the school through April 8. Bernie’s is looking for new and gently used books for sixth grade and younger. (Workbooks, textbooks and reference books will not be accepted.) Collection boxes are located in the College Career Center, as well as the Forum, Field House and Sports Center lobbies.

Frosty Friday Fundraiser for Girls Water Polo Team

The girls water polo team is holding another “Wendy’s Frosty Friday” fundraiser Friday during the passing periods between periods six and seven, and seven and eight, and after school. Chocolate and vanilla Frostys will be available for $2 in the Wood and Glass Commons.


The Deerfield-Bannockburn-Riverwoods Chamber of Commerce is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a high school graduate who resides in the 60015 zip code, or who works for a DBR member, or who is the immediate family member of a DBR member. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and have an outstanding record of service to others. Financial need is not a factor in determining the recipient. For more information and the application, visit The application deadline is April 5.

The College of Lake County Foundation has added four new scholarships for the 2019-20: The Lancer Scholarship, two Connect to Your Future scholarships, and the “DREAMERS” Scholarship. March 31 is the application deadline. To read more about these scholarships and others, visit


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