Two From SHS Winners in Congressional App Challenge
Two SHS students have named winners in the annual Congressional App Challenge sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives. The competition is a coding contest for middle school and high school students in congressional districts around the country, and is meant to encourage them to pursue careers in computer science.
Junior Krishna Patel won the 10th Congressional District contest, while freshman Maanas Kausthub Mallela and his younger sister Riddhi Mallela, an eighth-grader at Twin Groves Middle School, were selected for top honors in the Sixth Congressional District.
Krishna developed LogIt, an app that allows students with learner’s permits to log their state-required 50 practice driving hours electronically. The Mallela siblings created Take Me Places, an app that helps senior citizens find transportation to events. Here are links to the demonstration videos they submitted for the contest: LogIt | Take Me Places
This year, more than 10,000 students registered for the Congressional App Challenge, and submitted 2,177 functioning apps.
Foundation Sponsoring “Happy Together” Saturday Night
The Stevenson High School Foundation is sponsoring “Happy Together,” a concert by the married musical duo of Michael and Angela Ingersoll, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the West Auditorium (new location). Michael starred in the Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco productions of “Jersey Boys,” and also performed with Under the Streetlamp. Angela, meanwhile, is the Emmy-nominated star of “End of the Rainbow” and “Get Happy: Angela Ingersoll Sings Judy Garland.” Tickets are $25. To purchase tickets and get a taste of the tandem in action, visit StevensonFoundation.org/HappyTogether.
Long Grove Imposing Higher Fines for Passing Stopped Buses
The Long Grove Village Board on Tuesday passed an ordinance imposing higher fines on drivers who illegally pass a standing school bus when its stop arm is extended, the Daily Herald reports. The action comes after residents complained about speeding drivers passing stopped buses to avoid Lake-Cook Road and Arlington Heights Road on the southern part of District 125’s border. Fines will jump from $150 to $300 for a first offense, and will increase from $500 to $1,000 for more than one offense. The board‘s action follows a similar state law that went into effect Jan. 1.
Wednesday’s Varsity Results
Lake Zurich 144.80, Stevenson 143.80: Emily Weinstein won the all-around competition in her final regular-season home meet on Senior Night in the Field House. She posted an overall score of 36.90, which included capturing two events: uneven bars (9.7) and vault (9.4). Emily also tied for second in floor exercise (9.5). Junior Ainslee Cutler was third in the all-around (36.15), tying for second place on uneven bars (9.5). Freshman Ashley Schabes finished second in vault (9.25), tied for fourth on floor (9.3), and was fourth in the all-around (35.75). The meet also included Lake Forest Academy and Wauconda. – Official Results
Round Lake 2,210, Stevenson 2,044
Winter ESPPA Nominations Now Open
Have you seen a Patriot student-athlete or team have a great game or a great season this winter? Is there a team manager or fan that deserves to be recognized? Nominations are now being taken for the Athletic Division’s Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Award (ESPPA). Several categories are available. To make a nomination, fill out this form. The nomination deadline is March 11. Winners will be recognized at the Winter Sports Awards Night on March 16.
Southeast Missouri State University’s athletic program has named former SHS all-state football player Mark Weisman (Class of 2010) as its director of strength and conditioning. Weisman previously worked as assistant strength coach in the football program at the University of Iowa, where he was a standout running back from 2012-14. Southeast Missouri’s football team won the Ohio Valley Conference championship in 2019 and reached the NCAA Football Championship Series playoffs.