Five Students in All-State Theatre Festival
Five SHS students will be participating in the all-state production of “Aida” at the 45th annual Illinois High School Theatre Festival this weekend at Illinois State University. Four Patriots are part of the pit orchestra: Seniors Jacob Bauman (drums) and Juan Gonzalez (guitar), junior Adina Shaikh (percussion), and sophomore Eileen Kang (cello). Meanwhile, senior Ella Kalis will be involved with makeup and wigs. Weekend rehearsals for the musical began in August.
Alumna Designs New Lincolnshire Logo
The Village of Lincolnshire debuted a new logo on Jan. 1. The logo was designed by village native and SHS alumna Erin Rice (Class of 2012). The Lincolnshire native was a student at the University of Notre Dame in 2016 when, as part of a class project, she developed logo design options for the village. She eventually pitched the designs to village officials and was hired. Rice now works as an artist for Walt Disney Imagineering in Florida. She talked with the Daily Herald about the project, which had great meaning for her.
All Rise: Getting the Day Off to a Good Start
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.
As we get back to school in this new year, encourage your teen to have a consistent morning routine that can increase their energy, productivity and positivity — leading to improved mental health. Have your student begin each morning at the same time with a nutritious breakfast, natural light, some gentle stretching or exercise, and a proactive attitude to get things off to a balanced start. For specific suggestions on easing into the day, click here.
Boys Basketball Game on WCIU Friday Night
The varsity boys basketball team plays host to Mundelein in a North Suburban Conference showdown Friday night at 7 p.m. that will be televised live from the Sports Center by WCIU-TV. Both teams have unblemished league records thus far, and the Mustangs are unbeaten on the season. See “The U” channel finder.
The game also will serve as a fundraiser for SmashSMARD, a local charity created by SHS alumni Bobby Stineman (Class of 2001) and Brittany Sulentic Stineman (Class of 2003), whose son Nash suffers from a rare disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy with Respiratory Distress (SMARD).
During the game, there will be a 50-50 raffle. Half of the proceeds will go to SmashSMARD and half will go to the winner. Tickets will be sold before and during the game. Donation jars and T-shirts also will also be available. All proceeds will go to SmashSMARD. In addition, 100% of concession sales will go to SmashSMARD.
Stevenson also will be featured on WCIU’s morning show, “The Jam,” between 6-8 a.m. Friday. All students and staff are encouraged to come to the Sports Center any time between 7-8 a.m. to see the show in action, but especially at 7:30 to show their Patriot spirit to Chicagoland viewers. Students and staff should wear green and gold spirit apparel or a purple SmashSMART shirt on Friday.
Here is the tentative schedule for appearances by Stevenson student groups during “The Jam” broadcast Friday morning. All groups will be in the Sports Center unless listed otherwise:
- 6:00-6:15 – State champion girls golf team
- 6:15-6:30 – Aviation/Aerospace Club
- 6:30-6:45 – Cricket Club
- 6:45-7:00 – SNN News (from the East Building “living wall”)
- 7:00-7:15 – VEX Robotics Club
- 7:15-7:30 – Wrestling team
- 7:30-8:00 – Pep rally with Pep Band, Patriot mascot, “bucket brigade,” boys basketball team, cheerleaders and Patriettes
Patriot football alumnus Jack Sorenson (Class of 2016) caught a career-high and Miami bowl-record 10 passes for 107 yards during Miami University’s 27-17 loss to Louisiana in the LendingTree Bowl on Monday. … Tonight’s varsity and junior varsity girls basketball games against Carmel will be streamed live from the Sports Center through Stevenson’s NFHS Network page. The JV game tips off at 5:30, followed by the varsity at 7 o’clock. … Two varsity girls basketball players received nice write-ups recently from Pioneer Press. Senior Avery King, who just joined the 1,000-point scorers’ club, is a late bloomer whose late grandfather was a North Shore coaching legend. Junior Nikki Ware, meanwhile, has turned out to be the “unsung hero” of this year’s team. … Another consummate team player is senior Jacob Tenner, who is the first person off the bench for the varsity boys basketball team. He talked with Pioneer Press about overcoming setbacks in junior high to become a better player.