Tuesday’s Varsity Results
Stevenson 2,947, Libertyville 2,867: Junior Ryan Grabiner rolled a career-high 712 series to lead the Patriots (1-0) past the Wildcats, 2,947-2,867, in their conference opener at Lakeside Lanes in Mundelein. In addition to posting the highest series of the match, Ryan also had the best individual game for SHS, a 246. Junior Ryan Lerman shot a 642 series that included a high game of 226, and classmate Nick Sternes added a 609 series and high game of 215. Stevenson’s other bowlers also were juniors: Joey Gluck (583, 204) and Josh Lerner (401, 152). The Patriots won the first two games by 102 pins, then held off a late Libertyville charge to claim the match.
University of Notre Dame freshman women’s soccer player Kiki Van Zanten (Class of 2019) and her teammates have made the NCAA tournament. The Irish, who had a 10-7-2 record in the regular season, will play host to Saint Louis on Sunday. Van Zanten has played in 18 of the team’s 19 games, scoring three goals. … Sophomore girls volleyball player Amanda Holsen had 451 kills this season, the second-highest total in program history. Only 2017 graduate Jori Radtke, who now plays for Clemson University, had more (552). Amanda will serve as the nucleus of the 2020 Patriots, and will be joined by junior libero Emerson Kouri and junior right side hitter Makayla Uremovich, whom head coach Tim Crow said may move to setter to replace the graduating Grace Tully. … Several senior student-athletes will announce their college plans during a signing ceremony at 2:40 today in the Wood Commons.
S-Factor Auditions Next Week
Auditions for Kiva’s annual singing competition are coming up next week. Friday is the last day to sign up at sfactor2020.com. S-Factor is sponsored by Kiva.
The College of Lake County will host its third annual Transition Night and Office for Students with Disabilities open house from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 at its Grayslake campus. The evening will feature a presentation about navigating higher education with a disability, as well as information about support systems available at CLC.
The Paramount Tall Club of Chicago is offering a $750 scholarship for Chicago-area graduating seniors who plan to attend a two-year or four-year college in the fall and meet the minimum height requirement of 5 feet, 10 inches for females and 6 feet, 2 inches for males. Applicants also must display strong academic achievement, involvement in school activities, volunteer work, and personal achievement. The recipient also will be considered for a $1,000 scholarship at an international level. The application is due by Feb. 10. Visit this link for more information.
Student-athletes who are freshmen, transfers or upperclassmen in athletics for the first time are required to attend one 30-minute meeting led by the athletic director during the 2019-20 school year. Meetings will be held on late-arrival days. The next opportunity is from 9:45-10:15 a.m. Thursday in the West Auditorium. Topics to be covered include: expectations of and leadership opportunities for student-athletes; the Co-Curricular Code of Conduct; sportsmanship; sports health and nutrition; and Stevenson Athletics’ awards program. Attendance will be taken by scanning student IDs.
ILLINOIS EDUCATION NEWS
The Illinois High School Association has ended its appeal of a Cook County judge’s decision to allow Chicago Public Schools athletes to run in the state cross-country meet. The IHSA filed the appeal Nov. 4, but the appellate court decided not to rule immediately, clearing the way for the students to run last Saturday.
A vision itinerant and orientation and mobility specialist in Huntley School District 158 has been named the 2019 Teacher of the Year by the Braille Institute, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate barriers to a fulfilling life caused by blindness and severe sight loss.
The College of Lake County has named Dr. Sheldon Walcher as dean of its Communication Arts, Humanities and Fine Arts division. He previously served as associate dean of humanities, social sciences and the library at Kankakee Community College.
A biology teacher at Pontiac High School is among 31 nominees worldwide for the Indianapolis Prize, sometimes referred to as the Nobel Prize of the animal conservation world. Paul Ritter was nominated for his work with high school students on reintroducing alligator snapping turtles to their historic home range, among other accomplishments. The grand prize for the award, given by the Indianapolis Zoo, is $250,000.
NATIONAL EDUCATION NEWS
Although most young Americans believe in the value of higher education, many still consider a high school diploma alone to be enough for success, according to a survey of 2,573 teens and young adults. More than half of Americans ages 13 through 29 see college as a path to economic success, but about 4 in 10 believe a bachelor’s degree prepares people only somewhat well, or even poorly, for today’s economy, the survey found.
Federal data show that more than 9 in 10 educators spend an average of nearly $500 a year on classroom supplies, but a Washington Post review revealed that the problem is deeper, with teachers going to great lengths to secure resources for their classrooms.
Faced with the deaths of nine students since Aug. 24, University of Southern California administrators are engaged in a delicate balancing act as they notify students, attempt to quell rumors, offer mental health resources and also try to avoid triggering students who may be in the midst of a mental health crisis. Officials have confirmed that three students this year died by suicide. In some cases, the cause of death is undetermined; in others, families did not want details disclosed, they said.