State-Mandated Testing Tuesday and Wednesday
State-mandated SAT and PSAT testing will take place at Stevenson on Tuesday and Wednesday. Juniors and sophomores will have testing on Tuesday, while freshmen will take tests on Wednesday. See this article for a grade-by-grade schedule breakdown and additional details.
Choir Students Organize Benefit Concert
Student leaders in the choir program have organized a benefit concert for Feed My Starving Children next week. The Choir Cabaret Night will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 12 in the Little Theater portion of the Performing Arts Center. A $3 donation at the door is requested. Click here to see the list of students scheduled to perform.
Elevating Their Efforts for Ella
Students in Stevenson’s Engineering Design and Development classes recently had the rare experience of seeing their classwork transform someone’s life. Ella Doloughty, a third-grader at Country Meadows Elementary School in Long Grove, was born without the lower portion of her left arm. Like many 8-year-olds, Ella was learning to play the recorder in school, and had reached the stage where two hands would be needed.
Her music teacher, Sarah Murray, connected with SHS Technology Education teacher Kelly Smith, who reached out to colleagues Mike Anderson and Frank Radostits. The two teachers posed the challenge to their students, who eagerly went to work. Using special software and 3D printers in their classroom, and incorporating her love of pink and unicorns, students developed several prototypes for Ella. In the end, she chose a prosthetic arm designed by the team of seniors Charles Appel, Prateek Bynagari and Victoria Kim. This video from Stevenson’s YouTube page offers a look into the project. This Daily Herald article features comments from Anderson and several students, as well as Ella and her mother. Anderson also spoke with WBBM Radio about the project.
Parents Invited to Help With Next PPA Bake Sale
The next Patriot Parent Association Bake Sale is coming up on Wednesday. The PPA is looking for adult volunteers to provide store-bought or homemade treats, and to work the bake sale. Click here to sign up.
Thursday’s Varsity Results
Stevenson 18, Lake Forest 0: In the Field House, the Patriots (10-0) extended their consecutive match win streak to 33 dating back to the 2017 season. Sophomore Shibani Ram was a 21-5, 21-4 winner at No. 1 singles. She was followed by junior Kaitlyn Lu (21-9, 22-24, 21-9), sophomore Jyotsna Harikrishna (21-5, 21-16), sophomore Emily Hu (21-8, 21-2), junior Jenny Yang (21-4, 21-3), sophomore Benna Li (21-2, 21-7), sophomore Giuli Nagai (21-16, 21-12), senior Thivya Sivarajah (21-14, 21-15), freshman Veronica Liu (21-9, 21-16), senior Julie Zhu (21-3. 21-4), senior Riya Gyanmote (21-7, 21-10) and senior Roshini Merneedi (21-9, 21-13). Jenny and Emily were 21-8, 21-2 winners at No. 1 doubles, followed by Benna and Jyotsna (21-3, 21-3), Kaitlyn and Shibani (21-6, 21-6), Julie and Thivya (21-10, 21-15), Giuli and Veronica (21-9, 21-7) and Riya and Roshini (17-21, 21-13, 21-13).
Lake Park 130.10, Stevenson 107.80, Homewood-Flossmoor 81.80: Freshman Jack White won two events for the Patriots in Roselle. Jack captured the floor exercise (9.3) and vault (8.8), and finished second on parallel bars (7.6) and horizontal bar (7.6). Senior Aaron Rudloff finished sixth in the all-around (32.0), and finished in the top 10 in each event. He had a top score of 7.6 in floor exercise, good for sixth place. Ben Rudloff, Aaron’s twin brother, was seventh in the all-around (31.9) and had five top-10 finishes. His highest score came in floor exercise, where he earned a 7.4 and finished eighth. Junior Anthony Lang was fifth on floor (7.8) and in vault (7.2). Classmate Mark Lozovnoy recorded a 7.5 on floor (seventh) and a 7.0 on vault (tied for sixth). Sophomore Daksh Guard had three top-10 efforts, including a sixth-place 5.9 on still rings.
SHS on Lake County Sports Talk Podcast
Stevenson has received a fair amount of attention on the Lake County Sports Talk podcast this semester. The girls and boys water polo teams received kudos in the spring sports preview episode on Wednesday (around the 38-minute mark), senior boys basketball guard Luke Chieng talked with hosts Jon Kerr and Joe Aguilar on March 11, and Jalen Brunson’s father, Rick Brunson, appeared a week later. Head boys basketball coach Pat Ambrose was a major topic of conversation in those podcasts, and also was the guest on their Jan. 30 episode.
This Weekend on NFHS Network
Today’s varsity and junior varsity girls lacrosse games against Fremd will be streamed live from the Stadium and can be seen on the NFHS Network. The JV game begins at 5:30, followed by the varsity at 7. On Saturday, the Green-Gold Allied Soccer intrasquad game will be streamed live from the Stadium at 1 p.m. Watch the action on Stevenson’s NFHS Network page.
Day of Dance in the PAC Next Week
The Dance Department presents the 2019 Day of Dance: Quotes! on Friday, April 12 in the Performing Arts Center. Dance classes will perform during every class period. Come watch student choreography based on various quotes from speeches, poems, literature and more. Admission is free. Teachers can bring their classes.
Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove is offering $2,000 scholarships for students who have been accepted into a Bachelor Degree program. Applications can be picked up in the College Career Center (Room 1123). Completed applications and supporting papers must be emailed to email@example.com by June 1.
Seniors with strong records of community service and leadership in high school are invited to apply for an Outstanding Volunteer Community Service Scholarship sponsored by the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore. Several scholarships will be awarded between $500 and $1,000 each. Applications are due by Monday, April 15. Pick up an application at the College Career Center.
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