Tuesday, April 2, 2019

SHS Sweeps Regional History Bee and Bowl Tournament

Stevenson swept the Greater Rockford History Bee and Bowl regional tournament on Saturday. As it did at the Illinois State Tournament in February, Stevenson won the varsity and junior varsity divisions of History Bowl, and also claimed the History Bee individual championships.

The varsity team members are juniors Govind Prabhakar and David Holmquist and sophomore Arjun Nageswaran. Govind won the varsity History Bee competition while David was runner-up. The JV team members are sophomores Aniket Dixit, Allen Guo and Denis Selyuzhitsky. Arjun won the JV History Bee and Allen placed third.

All of the team members will compete at the National History Bee and Bowl in Arlington, Va. at the end of April. Govind, David and Arjun were part of Stevenson’s national champion JV History Bowl team last spring, and Govind also won the JV-level National History Bee and U.S. History Bee titles.

Options Fair for Students With Disabilities April 11

Stevenson students with disabilities and their families are invited to attend the annual Options Fair from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 11 at the College of Lake County. Fifty agencies and organizations will be on hand to provide information for individuals with disabilities, community and education professionals and families/caregivers. The Options Fair will take place in the Physical Education Center (Building 7) on the Grayslake Campus. Stevenson is one of the school districts sponsoring the event. For more information, visit www.consideroptions.org.

Fundraiser to Benefit “Light It Up Blue” Effort

The Sophomore Class Board is holding a fundraiser at Menchie’s in Lincolnshire from 3:30-9 p.m. Wednesday to benefit the upcoming “Light It Up Blue” Allied Soccer game, which will be played Saturday, April 13. Benefits from the game go to the Autism Speaks program. Show this flyer when ordering, and 20 percent of the purchase will go to the Light It Up Blue effort.

Siesta Takes on New Meaning for Former SHS Teacher

Former SHS Spanish teacher Dana Mihajlovic has a new career: Infant sleep consultant. She works with parents to help their children develop good sleeping habits. Mihajlovic talked about her work with Pioneer Press.

Should Parents “Train” Their Teen to Drink Before College?

Stevenson‘s Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator, Dr. Cristina Cortesi, will share regular reflections during the school year in the Daily Digest. For more information on Dr. Cortesi and the substance abuse prevention program, visit her web page.

Some parents mistakenly believe they should “train” their teen to drink before college. There is no evidence that this works. In fact, research shows that the earlier alcohol is introduced, the more likely the person will struggle with addiction later in life. In addition, allowing teens to drink underage, even when supervised by the parent, is always associated with a greater likelihood of drinking over time. For more information, click here.


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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Lacrosse

St. Viator 14, Stevenson 13 (OT) – NFHS Network Replay


Libertyville 3, Stevenson 1: The visiting Patriots (5-3) came out on the short end of a pitching duel in their North Suburban Conference opener. Senior Jacob Rosenkranz surrendered only three hits and two earned runs in six innings, striking out two and walking one. Senior Michael D’Angelo’s first-inning single was the lone hit for SHS, which scored its run on a wild pitch in the third inning to cut the Wildcat lead to 2-1. The Daily Herald reported that Libertyville’s pitcher threw a no-hitter, but the official Stevenson scorebook at GameChanger.com lists one hit. The two teams square off again today at 4:45 in the Patriots’ home opener. – GameChanger.com, Daily Herald

Article Spotlights Water Polo Goalie Anna Mossakowski

Senior goalie Anna Mossakowski, who will play for Siena College, is a dual threat for the two-time defending state champion girls water polo team. The three-year starter is a formidable force around the net because she not only blocks incoming shots, but also jump starts the Patriot offense with her deep outlet passes. Anna’s also very vocal in the pool, which she talked about in this Pioneer Press article. The Patriots, who are 8-0 on the season and have a 40-game winning streak, return to action with a home game against Mundelein at 6 o’clock tonight.

Water Polo Alumnae Earns Honor for Defense

Brown University women’s water polo junior goalkeeper Lauren Burns (Class of 2016) earned Collegiate Water Polo Association Defensive Player of the Week honors in late March. Burns made 24 saves and also had three assists as the Bears won all three of its games the weekend of March 23-24. On the season, Burns has started 15 games in goal and appeared in three others for Brown, which is 15-9 on the season. This is the second time Burns has been named CWPA Defensive Player of the Week during her career.

Today on NFHS Network

Today’s freshman girls lacrosse game at Warren will be streamed live from Gurnee beginning at 5 o’clock. Watch the action on Stevenson’s NFHS Network page.


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Prom Tickets On Sale Through April 15

Tickets for the April 27 Prom are available online and at the Patriot Superstore through Monday, April 15. Tickets are $95 per person and $190 per couple. Students bringing a non-SHS guest to Prom can only buy tickets at the Superstore. Visit the Prom web page to order online and to see the Prom booklet.

Testing Center Closed Tuesday, April 9

The Testing Center will be closed all day Tuesday, April 9 due to state-mandated testing.

Museum Sponsoring Comic Book Cover Contest

The Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County is hosting an art contest to coincide with the exhibit, “Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross,” through Sept. 8. Students ages 13-18 are invited to draw or paint their own original comic book cover inspired by their favorite characters, or can create a cover and character of their own. Cover art must be submitted by June 1 for a chance to win a free guided tour of the exhibit. Click here for details and entry form.


The College Career Center is sponsoring a New Student Orientation field trip on Wednesday, April 24 for students attending the College of Lake County this fall. During the orientation, students will meet with an academic counselor and register for classes. Visit the CCC to reserve a spot.


Hawthorn District 73 eliminating 23 jobs to close deficit

CTU bill to undo Emanuel’s school changes passes House

Bill would not allow colleges to ask about criminal history

SIU to slow search for president

University of Chicago acceptance rate hits record low

African-American program gets new building at UI


More colleges going test optional in admissions

All Los Angeles juniors will take SAT exam for free

Judge: Charter school can’t force girls to wear skirts

How New Jersey turned voc-ed schools into academies


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