Friday, Oct. 11, 2019
Chair-Turning Performance by Alumna Lauren Hall
Lauren Hall (Class of 2012) sang “One and Only” during the Blind Audition round on the NBC television show “The Voice” earlier this week. The musician coaches judging her performance included Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani. Clarkson pushed her selection button within the first few notes of Lauren’s performance. Hall is now on “Team Kelly”
and will advance in this vocal contest which airs on Monday and Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. CT on NBC 5 Chicago.
Key Club Halloween Event for Local Families
Key Club members are hosting a Halloween-themed event this year for local families with young children. Students in this co-curricular service club are organizing a Thirst Project Carnival to raise money for Thirst Project, an organization that builds wells in developing countries on Oct. 26 from 2-5 p.m. in the Field House. Kids are encouraged to come dressed in their Halloween costumes to enjoy games and Culver’s frozen custard. The entry fee is $8 per person and parking in Lot D is recommended.
Girls Golf Claims First Regional Crown Since 2009
The girls golf team won the IHSA Class 2 regional championship yesterday with the lowest score of any regional contest in the state. See the Varsity Sports Results section for details.
The Cast and Crew of Doodle Pequeño Go on Tour
If you missed the fall play The Transition of Doodle Pequeño or want to see it again, the cast and crew are going on tour. This English and Spanish play about two boys learning how to be friends, despite their differences is suitable for audiences 8-88+ and even includes a talking imaginary tri-lingual goat.
It will be performed locally at two locations:
- Saturday, Oct. 19 at Barbara’s Bookstore in Vernon Hills at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. with free admission
- Sunday, Oct. 20 at Skokie Theatre at 10:30 am. Tickets are $3 for kids and $10 for adults. Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the door.
No School, No Digest on Monday
There will be no school on Monday in observance of the federal Columbus Day holiday. The Digest will not be published.
Oct. 10, 2019 Varsity Results
At the IHSA Class 2A Buffalo Grove Regional the Patriots won their first regional title since 2009 and the third regional title in school history. The team’s score of 304 was the lowest in any regional contest in the state yesterday according to the Daily Herald. Junior Sophia Zhuang was the regional runner-up hitting 73 which included a 36 on the front nine. freshman Allie Santos recorded an 80 shooting a 38 on both the front and back nines, sophomore Emily Duan recorded a 36 on the back nine to finish with a 77, senior Joyce Bai shot 78, junior Kelly Dong recorded an 80 and senior Julia Yoo rounded out the Patriot scorecard with an 87.
Girls Swimming and Diving
Stevenson:131 at Waukegan: 23. The visiting Patriots won all 11 events. Abigail Lee captured the 200 free (2:08.60) and the 100 free (57.80), Abigail Collins touched first in the 200 individual medly with a time of 2.17.20, the 50 free was claimed by Maddy O’Donnell (25.89), Alexandra Eastmond recorded a 1:01.30 in the 100 butterfly, Jessica Nyborg won the 500 free (5:21.29), Camila Maya claimed the 100 back (1:03.87) and Milena Busma won the 100 breaststroke. The winning 200-yard medley relay team included Elizabeth Cao, Katherine Makarska, Milena and Isabelle Gattone (1:51.48). In the 200-yard free relay, Katherine, Jessica, Abigail and Isabelle won with a time of 1:42.62 and in the 400-yard free relay Elizabeth, Jessica, Abigail and Isabelle touched first (3:47.09).
Girls Field Hockey
Stevenson 0, Chicago Latin 1: The Patriots fell to the host school Chicago Latin at the Lincoln Park Turf Field. Senior Olivia Holsen recorded 8 saves.
The Patriots tied for first-place in North Suburban Conference championship action with host school Lake Forest. In individual contests, Thea Surya placed first, Ainika claimed third and Sonia Mehta netted a fourth-place finish. In doubles, Abby Schueneman and Sneha Yellapantula placed first, with three doubles teams placing second including Athena and Alaina Kolli; Maggie Gong and Ellen Ma; and Alexis Lee and Angela Ran.
Friday night lights will feature soccer this week. Stevenson football is in action on Saturday when they travel to Waukegan. Boys soccer is playing in the Stadium tonight. See the Stevenson athletic schedule online for additional details for all teams competing this weekend.
The next FIRE Club meeting is on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 a.m. in Room 2600. FIRE is hosting the Vernon Hills Library staff for a presentation on “ The importance of social justice and the taking of the 2020 census-what you can do to make a difference”. All students are welcome to attend.
ILLINOIS EDUCATION NEWS
New state football playoff proposal. A proposal is expected to be sent to IHSA officials in the next week that includes an alternative to the districting system which is set to begin in 2021.
The University of Chicago announces changes to funding limits for graduate programs. A series of reforms was recently announced to help students complete graduate programs faster with less financial constraints.
NATIONAL EDUCATION NEWS
Be Internet Awesome, a new campaign to curb cyberbullying.Google has teamed up with two non-profit organizations to teach kids how to use the internet in a safe and kind manner.
A smoldering computer results in a recall after school evacuation. A North Carolina school district is removing 20,000 laptops after a device overheated, resulting in a school evacuation.
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