Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021

Students Organize Supply Collection to Benefit the Homeless
Juniors Chahat Kapoor, Minal Mohammed, Diya Shah and Saanchi Sansare recently held an online fundraiser which netted more than $500 in personal-care donations for Home of the Sparrow benefiting individuals who are homeless.
These efforts were part of the Maple Project created by these students that resulted in donations such as hand sanitizers, cleaning supplies and diapers with help from the community. This project is part of a community awareness event for the co-curricular club Future Health Professionals – HOSA and these students hope to continue to raise awareness and provide resources for those who are homeless. This is another great example of students showing their Commitment to Others. Well done Patriots!

Spring Advanced Placement Exam Registration and Schedule
The schedule for the 2020-21 spring Advanced Placement exams at Stevenson has been posted along with resource links to help students navigate and prepare for this year’s exams. AP exam registration and full payment for all exams must be completed by March 5 and absolutely no AP exam orders will be accepted after that date. Registration is a two-step process. Both steps need to be completed and directions to register have been posted along with information on canceling a scheduled exam or requesting a refund.
It is recommended that students disregard the schedule of exams found in their MyAP College Board account as these times and dates are not accurate. Please only refer to the information posted on the SHS website.
A student’s counselor is the best resource for all questions related to AP coursework and exams. Questions about the AP exam registration process can be sent via email to

No School on Friday and Monday
Classes will not be in session tomorrow, which is an Institute Day for Stevenson faculty and staff. Academic support will be available tomorrow through the virtual Informational Learning Center. Please see the Tutoring webpage to access ILC support links.
Classes will not be held on Monday, March 2, in observance of Casimir Pulaski Day and the Daily Digest will return on Tuesday, March 3. We hope our Patriot families have a safe and enjoyable weekend!


Best Buddies Kicks-off “Spread the Word for Inclusion Week” with Fundraiser
Students involved in Best Buddies will hold a fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 27 at Original Bagel & Bialy (105 McHenry Rd, Buffalo Grove) from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Patriot families can support this organization by mentioning the fundraiser when ordering for curbside pick-up or when dining at the restaurant. Students will also have a table outside the restaurant selling bracelets and cookies during the fundraiser.
Next week, this group will be participating in the global Spread the Word for Inclusion Week campaign and is asking community members to sign an online pledge to spread inclusion.

Community College Scholarships for Seniors
Palumbo Family Foundation Scholarship
The Palumbo Family Foundation will be awarding a minimum of $100,000 in scholarships this year ranging from $500 to $15,000 per award. Scholarship applications are available online through March 31.
Nursing Scholarship
The Auxiliary of NorthShore University Health System will be offering four $5,000 college scholarships to high school seniors who plan to pursue an education in the field of nursing. Applicants must have an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or greater and be accepted into an entry-level/undergraduate college nursing program. Interested applicants should contact the Auxillary office to request an application and applications must be postmarked by May 7.
Tzu Chi Scholarship
Tzu Chi USA Scholars are selected on the basis of their financial need, academic achievement and community involvement. This organization is planning on awarding 9-10 scholarships to Chicago-area students and one scholarship is designated for a student from Stevenson. Each recipient will receive an award of $1,500 and the application deadline is April 30.


Athletic Results for Wednesday, Feb. 24
Boys Basketball
A 60-46 non-conference victory over Dundee-Crown brought the boys basketball season record to 6-3. Junior Evan Porto led all scorers with 17 points and three steals. Following closely behind was senior Darius Clemons with 13 points, four rebounds, three steals and two blocks. Next up, the Patriots will travel to Lake Zurich on Friday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball
The girls basketball team defeated Waukegan by a score of 61-34 to move to 9-0, 5-0 in the NSC. Junior Ava Bardic led all scorers with 17. They travel to Carmel today for a non-conference matchup with the Corsairs. Tipoff is set for 7:00 p.m.

Boys Bowling
The Patriots won a non-conference matchup against Grant. The competition took on a different format as they competed six-on-six and dropped the low score. The team scores reflect the five-person total and also include all six bowlers and their three-game scores.
Stevenson Team Total: 1158 / 1221 / 1192: 3571
Individual Scores: senior Nicholas Sternes: 762 (280), senior Ryan Grabiner: 741 (270), senior Ryan Lerman: 712 (289), sophomore Ender Starr: 673 (248), senior Joey Gluck: 631 (236) and senior Josh Lerner: 623 (225)
The Patriots improve to 8-0 as they complete a three-game sweep and program sweep. With the five-person total, it again eclipses the three-game school record which was set a week and a half ago with 3537. Next up is a conference matchup against the Bears of Lake Zurich tonight.

Girls Bowling
The girls bowling team had a clean sweep in the lanes defeating Warren 9-0. The Patriots had an overall pinfall of 2195. Junior Jacqueline Vaysburg had the highest three-series game score of 465, followed by senior Kelly Radelet who had an overall score of 454.

Boys Hockey
The Patriots lost a tough one Wednesday night to Hinsdale Central, 4-1. The lone goal came from junior Rafi Biedron assisted by senior Andrew Chambers. Stevenson had multiple chances but was unable to capitalize on five power-play opportunities. They will be back in action Friday evening, Feb. 26, versus Glenbrook South.

Boys Swimming and Diving
The boys swimming & diving team defeated Zion-Benton by over 60 points, winning the meet 117-50 to bring their overall season record to 3-1. The 200-yard free medley team of freshman Timothy Yu, sophomore Johnny Farber and classmates Nathan Mossman, and David Kohan came in first place by just over 15 seconds with a time of 1:31.23. The 200-medley team of junior Brandon Xiong, senior Gordon Xu, sophomore Kunal Rajadhyax and senior Avi Roytman also received first-place honors with a time of 1:43.78. The Patriots travel to Mundelein on Saturday for a dual-meet matchup with the Mustangs.


Program for Disadvantaged Teens Raising Questions About Elite College Admissions
The factors elite universities use to make admission decisions are being challenged by a program that immerses underprivileged students in Ivy League classes. The success these students are demonstrating is raising questions on how elite universities make admission decisions.

Hybrid Harmonies
The Stevenson band, choir and orchestra classes have made adaptations under the current Hybrid Learning model. Statesman student-journalists explore how classes and rehearsals stay harmonious with some students participating from home and others participating on campus.

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