Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019

Girls Golf Team Wins First Sectional Championship
The SHS girls golf team captured its first-ever sectional championship Monday, winning the IHSA Mount Prospect Class 2A Sectional in record-setting fashion. With the victory, Stevenson qualifies for its third consecutive state finals appearance. Two members of the boys golf team also qualified for state. Details in the Sports section.

17 Seniors Trained as Deputy Voter Registrars

Stevenson’s long tradition of civic engagement continued last week when 17 seniors were deputized to register voters on campus. The seniors were trained by Lake County Clerk’s Office staff. Since 2000, more than 250 Stevenson students have been trained to register voters, and have registered more than 5,000 SHS students.

The new deputy registrars will be put to work right away on Thursday, when Stevenson’s Political Action Club hosts a Petition Palooza from 6:30-8 p.m. in Room 2104. All students are invited to attend and meet candidates for federal, state and local offices, along with campaign representatives. Students eligible to vote in the Nov. 3, 2020 general election can register to vote in the Patriot Lobby outside 2104. Eligible students should bring two forms of ID to register. Any student who will be eligible to vote next November also can vote in the March 17, 2020 primary election. Also, any registered voter can sign nominating petitions for candidates running for offices from president to county coroner.

The club will be hosting other events for students interested in registering and learning more about candidates before the primary election.

Operation Snowball Fundraiser Today

Operation Snowball is holding a fundraiser from 4-8 p.m. today at the Chipotle restaurant in Vernon Hills. For more information about Operation Snowball, visit its web page.

Think Twice Before Trusting Online Marijuana Information

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.

While we encourage parents to educate themselves on the topic of cannabis, consider your sources carefully. Seventy-six percent of marijuana-related claims made by websites were inaccurate and were based on low-quality evidence. Of the medical marijuana claims reviewed, 10% of websites made appropriate cause-and-effect conclusions. Furthermore, approximately only 3% of the medical marijuana claims were written by a healthcare professional. While doing research online, be sure to check for scientific citations and research articles backed by reputable institutions. For links to accurate information about current marijuana research, click here.


Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Golf
Stevenson at IHSA Class 2A Prospect Sectional: The Patriots shot the lowest 18-hole score in program history to capture their first-ever sectional championship and earn their third consecutive trip to the state finals. SHS recorded a team score of 298 at Mount Prospect Golf Club, eclipsing the previous best of 304 set while winning last week’s regional. Sophomore Emily Duan shot the lowest sectional round in school history, a 2-under-par 68, missing medalist honors by one stroke. Emily scorched the back nine with a 32 after opening the round with a 36 over the first nine holes. She had birdies on two of the three par-3s on the back nine, and also birdied a par-4 hole. This was the first time in her high school career that Emily was under par and broke 70. Freshman Allie Santos shot a 74, and senior Joyce Bai and junior Sophia Zhuang each carded 78s. Also competing for SHS were juniors Kelly Dong (79) and Faith Wang (81). Coach Emma Degen’s squad, which finished fifth in the state last fall, will tee off at this year’s IHSA meet beginning Friday at Hickory Point Golf Club in Decatur. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Boys Golf
Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A DeKalb Sectional: The Patriots finished fourth, missing a third consecutive team berth in the state tournament by one stroke. However, two players will advance to this weekend’s state meet at The Den at Fox Creek Golf Course in Bloomington: Senior Jake Surane and junior Conan Pan, both members of Stevenson’s state runner-up team in 2018. Conan, who also was on the Patriots’ third-place state squad as a freshman, shot a 5-over-par 75 at Kishwaukee Country Club, while Jake had a 77. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Stevenson 27, Waukegan 0: Junior quarterback Liam Crawley threw three touchdown passes as the visiting Patriots (4-3 overall, 4-1 North Suburban Conference) won for the fourth time in their last five games moved one win away from becoming playoff-eligible for the 31st consecutive season. Liam completed 11 of 20 passes for 225 yards with no interceptions. He connected on TD passes to sophomore Floyd Glinsey (9 yards), senior Jean-Marc Etienne (58 yards) and junior Jayden McFadden (29 yards) as SHS took a 20-0 halftime lead. Floyd also kicked three point-after-TDs. Jayden was the leading receiver with four catches for 79 yards, while fellow junior Tristan Moskovic had three catches for 65 yards. Jean-Marc added a 10-yard TD run in the third quarter to complete the scoring. He had nine carries for 51 yards in the contest, and has scored 10 touchdowns in the past five games. The Patriot defense held the Bulldogs (0-7, 0-5) to 85 yards of total offense to secure its first shutout of the season. Junior Jaden Mojica recorded his fourth interception of the year, and classmate William Collins also had a pick. Sophomore Jordan Skolmar added a fumble recovery. – MaxPrepsDaily HeraldPioneer Press

Girls Swimming
Stevenson at Homestead Invitational: Jessica Nyborg won two events and swam on a first-place relay during the 11-school meet at Homestead High School in Mequon, Wis. The junior finished first in the 100-yard butterfly (58.34) and first in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:06.29). She also swam the second leg of the victorious 200 medley relay with classmates Elizabeth Cao and Alex Eastmond, and freshman Milena Busma (1:49.08). Jessica also was the first swimmer in Stevenson’s third-place 200 free relay unit (1:40.97), and was joined by senior Maddy O’Donnell and freshmen Abigail Collins and Isabelle Gattone. The Patriots, the only team from Illinois, finished sixth in the team standings.

Girls Volleyball
Stevenson at Discovery Invitational: The Patriots (17-9) split a pair of matches to finish sixth at Glenbrook North with a two-day record of 3-2. Both losses were by two points in three sets. SHS opened play Saturday with a 25-15, 25-18 victory over the host school, followed by a 25-15, 18-25, 25-23 loss to York. On Friday, Stevenson beat Niles North (25-9, 22-25, 15-11) and Wauconda (25-14, 25-21) before falling to New Trier (24-26, 25-20, 15-13). Sophomore Amanda Holsen led the team with 58 kills and 11 aces in five matches, while senior Lily Cozzi had 41 kills and seven aces. Senior setter Grace Tully dished out 139 assists, with junior Emerson Kouri adding 10. Emerson made a team-high 71 digs and Lily had 39.

Quick Hits

Tonight’s varsity girls field hockey game against Naperville North will be streamed live from the Stadium through Stevenson’s NFHS Network page beginning at 7:30. Click here to watch (subscription required). Tonight is Senior Night for Coach Bella Licciardello’s team.



Seal of Biliteracy Exams Deadline Thursday

Stevenson offers students the opportunity for recognition through the state’s Seal of Biliteracy program by demonstrating a high level of proficiency in English and a second language. Testing in various languages will take place from 7:30-10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, which is a late arrival day. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. The deadline to register is this Thursday. Read this article for more details.


The girls basketball team will hold an information meeting at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 in the Little Theater portion of the Performing Arts Center. Student-athletes who cannot attend should contact Coach Graham at agraham@d125.org.


Negotiators from the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools resumed bargaining talks this morning, two days away from the union’s strike deadline. A Chicago Sun-Times/ABC7 Chicago poll found that nearly half of Chicago voters would support a strike, and they would be more likely to hold CPS and city officials responsible for the walkout than the union.

Chicago Public Schools has rescheduled some high school football games to preserve the playoff chances of its teams should a teachers strike occur this week, but depending on the duration of the work stoppage, the Illinois High School Association’s postseason formula could still leave some squads out in the cold.

The Illinois State Board of Education is investigating a former middle school principal who resigned after it was learned he was facing sexual misconduct allegations in another district. Cedric Nolen was hired in July 2019 as the principal of Colin Powell Middle School in Matteson. The hiring came just two months after the Chicago Public Schools’ inspector general substantiated sexual misconduct allegations against the 44-year-old Nolen.


California has become the first state to mandate later start times for middle and high school students. The law will take effect over a phased-in period, ultimately requiring public middle schools to begin classes at 8 a.m. or later while high schools will start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. The law does not apply to optional early classes, known as “zero periods,” or to schools in some of the state’s rural districts. Teacher unions and groups representing school boards and superintendents opposed the move.

Schools in Florida and Texas where shootings took place last year have seen dramatic turns for the worse in academic performance, behavior and mental wellness. The details of what happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas are laid out in applications for aid under a federal program aimed at helping schools recover from violent incidents.


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