Celebrate Student Voices During the Spring Choir Concert
Join the Stevenson choral ensembles for the culminating concert of the year, featuring both pre-recorded and live-streamed moments honoring our students, and especially, our 2021 graduating seniors! This virtual performance will be streamed via Vimeo, tomorrow, May 19 at 7 p.m.
All Stevenson choral ensembles will be featured. Curricular choirs include Stevenson Choir, Advanced Choir and Patriot Singers. Co-curricular groups include Low Frequency, Polyphonics and Nothing But Treble. See the Arts Event Schedule page for more information. We hope to see you there!
Operation Snowball Goes Beyond the Call of Duty
Kudos to Operation Snowball! The Illinois Association for Behavioral Health has announced that Stevenson High School’s group, Operation Snowball, has been selected to receive this year’s “Beyond the Call of Duty Award” for their spring retreat “Life is a Highway.” This award is given to students who worked together and went above and beyond to create a positive experience during an extremely challenging year. Operation Snowball student directors are Andrew Maher, Alex Eisen, Vera Greenspan, Allison Palmer and Josh Lerner (pictured above on left). The club sponsors are Tommy Wolfe, Lauren Epstein, Isaac Brubaker and Mary Czaplewski.
Don’t Forget to Pick Up Your Yearbook!
The 2020-21 yearbook is ready! Students attending school can pick up their yearbook in the lower Sports Center lobby from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18 – Friday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 26 – Thursday, May 27.
Freshman, Sophomore and Junior students or parents/guardians who need to drop off materials can also pick up yearbooks curbside in Lot B during textbook and item collection times.
- Tuesday, May 25: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 26: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Thursday, May 27: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Seniors can drive through to pick up graduation tickets and yearbooks at the same in the Forum on Monday, May 24 – Tuesday, May 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Calling All Students Interested in Theatre!
Patriots! There’s still time to get involved with the Fall Play! Auditions for The Patriot Theatre Company’s radically inclusive production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream are due Tuesday, May 25 by 11:59 p.m. Those interested in leadership should fill out the online application form by Monday, May 24. To learn more, check out this promo video!
PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS
Athletic Results for May 17
The Patriots coasted to an easy victory over Waukegan, 11-1 to improve their record to 11-5-1, 5-2 NSC. The Patriots got on the board in the first inning. Benji Ries hit into a fielder’s choice, scoring one run. Stevenson tallied four runs in the fourth inning. Zach Oh, Ries and Jason Jagielo each had RBIs in the frame. Joey Splansky got the win. The right-hander lasted five innings, allowing two hits and one run while striking out six and walking one. Head Coach Nick Skala recognized his senior class consisting of Ethen Ge, Trent Henerson, Jason Jagielo, Casey Kedzierski, Zachary Oh, Benji Ries and Joey Splansky.
On Senior Night, Stevenson pulled out a 4-3 win vs. Mundelein in a nail biter. In the top of the 1st, Mundelein took a 1-0 lead. Stevenson responded with a run in the bottom of the inning when Allie Stevens scored on an error. Mundelein scored runs in the 2nd and 3rd to take a 3-1 lead. The Patriots scored two in the bottom of the 4th inning on a leadoff single by Hailey Langer, walks by Allie Stevens and Elle Ruchim and singles by Michaela Duffy and Haley Barnes. The score remained tied 3-3 until the bottom of the 6th. With one out, Elle Ruchim hit a solo home run down the left field line for the game winner. Reagan Koenigs started the game pitching, giving up three runs in three innings. Haley Barnes closed the game giving up no runs and no hits in the last four innings. Head Coach Bill McNamara honored seniors Abigail Day, Haley Barnes and Phoebe Guercio prior to first pitch. Senior members of the JV team: Oriana Lago, Madeline Rosenbaum and Mackenzie Wren, will be honored today prior to their game at 4:45 p.m. versus Lake Forest.
The boys varsity volleyball team (11-3, 2-1 (NSC)) earned a thrilling two-set victory (25-20, 27-25) over the Fremd Vikings last night to highlight Senior Night. Leading the offensive charge were Ryan Myers (11 kills) and Akaash Tanjore (eight kills). Daniel Nuudel dished out 25 assists and went 10-10 serving. Murad Shahzadah’s five digs and Ethan Holub’s five total blocks supported the defensive effort. Christian Headley and and Max Goldstein contributed pivotal ace serves towards the end of set two to solidify the win. Head Coach Eric Goolish honored his senior class consisting of Maxwell Goldstein, Ethan Holub, Ryan Myers and Akaash Tanjore. The Patriots welcome the Waukegan Bulldogs Wednesday night for an NSC showdown! Match starts at 6:00 p.m.
Girls Track & Field
The last dual meet of the season for the Patriots began with a historic moment. Junior Ella O’Neall broke an 11 year old varsity record on Monday night with a winning throw in the shot put of 13.54 meters, besting the previous record of 12.8 meters (42’6) held by Rachel Redmond. Other champions of the night were senior Jade Cadichon in the 100 meter dash (13.08) and sophomore Shannon Moser in the 800 meter run (2:39.22). Cadichon also led the 4×200 meter relay team of Alex Wu, Ava, Mecir and Katelyn Robinson to victory (1:50.32). The 4×400 meter relay team of Lindsay Hendler, Ida Diab, Ashley Anderson and Eve Traficanti also were victorious in a season best of 4:24.27.
Second place finishers for the Patriots on the track were freshman Ekaterina Asayonak in the 3200 meter run (14:27), sophomore Ava Mecir in the 100 meter dash (13.33), freshman Adeline Gobble in the 1600 meter run (5:46), and the 4×100 meter relay team of Cadichon, Traficanti, Mecir and Robinson (50.59). In the field events securing second place finishes were freshman Eileen Li in the high jump (4’6”), sophomore Alex Wu in triple jump (9.47 meters), and Ella O’Neall in discus (35.07 meters).
The Stevenson Girls Track & Field team will compete at the Lake County Invite this Thursday at Antioch High School.
The Patriots beat Fremd, 7-6, in a nail-biter on Monday night. Junior Joshua Neela had seven saves to lead the defense, while Senior Anthony Spina added two goals. The Patriots are back in action against a NSC rival, when they travel to Mundelein High School, on Wednesday night for a 6:15 p.m. competition.
Girls Lacrosse beat Barrington 9-8, with contributions from several Patriots. Lili Sorenson lead the team with six goals, and nine controls off the draw, while Jordyn Ackerman contributed two goals. Tessie Primack, Teagan Hendricks and Adeline Brady each had assists on the evening and Goalie Megan Randol made 13 saves. The Mundelein Mustangs come to the Stevenson Stadium on Wednesday night for a 6:30 p.m. NSC matchup.
Correction: In yesterday’s edition of the Daily Digest, we incorrectly misspelled the name of Track and Field hurdler Aadarsh Hegde. Hegde was part of the hurdle relay events and was honored as part of Senior Night.
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