Monday, Oct. 4, 2021

Laugh Along With Stevenson’s Comedy Troupe

This is no laughing matter. Well, actually, it is! Stevenson’s Comedy Troupe will have you literally laughing out loud at its latest production.

Join 30 of Stevenson’s funniest students who will make up the entire performance of “The Failed Presidential Candidates” in a live comedy show at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Little Theatre (4200). This show is full of laughs but is also appropriate for all ages. This is a free event but please reserve tickets here because the audience will be limited to 175 people.

The Improv Comedy Team called “Failed Presidential Candidates” is Stevenson’s premier comedy team. They perform completely improvised shows multiple times a year, including at school and community events. Each semester ends with a high-paced, action-packed, comedy showcase, guaranteed to leave audiences and performers laughing. At weekly rehearsals, the team develops improv skills, including taking risks, saying “yes and,” developing characters and scene work. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to try new things, play hard and collaborate with the team.

Extra, Extra: October Issue Of Statesman Out This Week

Now that we’re back on campus, that means the award-winning Statesman, Stevenson’s student newspaper, is also returning.

The next issue will be distributed Thursday and Friday and will feature an in-depth look at the pressures and stresses everyone at school can feel. Statesman reporters will also be covering stories like bus routes, SHS alumni playing sports in college, and a look behind the scenes of SNN.

Don’t forget to check out our website weekly for new stories as well as past issues.

Student Announcements

Want To Play College Sports? Virtual NCAA Night Tomorrow

On behalf of the North Suburban Conference, Lake Forest High School is virtually hosting the annual NCAA Night at 7 p.m. tomorrow. Webinar participants will learn about opportunities to participate in college athletics within NCAA and NAIA programs. Interested students/families can join the presentation here.

Therapy Dog To Be Main Attraction At Animal Welfare Meeting

Cuteness Alert! Certified therapy dog Kayla, accompanied by Stevenson’s own Ms. Gray, will be the star of the show at tomorrow’s Animal Welfare Club meeting, which runs from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 6110.

Coffee (And Snacks) For A Cause

It’s a “winning” match made for the morning, or any time of day or night. Stevenson’s Sports Boosters are selling deliciousness just in time for the fall and winter seasons: DRIVEN Coffee and other Gourmet Snacks. Through the Sports Boosters’ donations via this fundraiser, 30 percent of the purchases made go back to Stevenson High School Athletics. Place orders by Oct. 31. Check out all the wonderful coffees and snacks here.

Patriot Sports News

Winter Sports Tryouts Coming Up; Virtual Information Meetings Today

Tryouts for winter sports at Stevenson are right around the corner and to prepare, the athletic department will be conducting information meetings, some virtually via Zoom. Here is the schedule, as well as some important dates, so far:

Boys Bowling

Today at 6 p.m. Zoom

If you miss the meeting, please contact:

Boys and Girls Fencing

Today at 7 p.m. Zoom

Zoom Meeting ID: 544 653 7764; Passcode: 5HG9d2

Competitive Cheerleading

If you are not a current member of the program and are interested in a tryout, please e-mail Coach Walton by Oct. 15 at:

Patriettes (Competitive Dance)

If you are not a current member of the program and are interested in a tryout, please e-mail Coach Piekarski by Oct. 15 at: kpiekarski@shsdailydigest

Athletic Results

Football: Stevenson got on the scoreboard early and often en route to a big 56-12 Homecoming victory over Zion-Benton. The floodgates opened with a 41-yard touchdown toss from quarterback Matt Projansky to Justin Lucas. Projansky hit two more teammates in Jimmy Davis (27-yard reception) and Chase Parnes (68-yard reception) for touchdowns. Gyeongwu Kim had an interception near the end of second quarter to set up another Parnes reception and touchdown. Jordan Skolmar had a big night with two kick returns and one punt return for touchdowns. The final score for the Patriots was a one-yard touchdown run from quarterback AJ Elliott. Defensively, Alex Zhekov led the team in tackles, while also coming up with a sack. The defensive line was consistently disruptive all night as Tammur Dalloul, Colin Schultz, Ethan Aghakhan and Kevin Jimenez were all in on quarterback sacks. Dalloul finished with 5 tackles, including one for a loss and one sack. Aghakhan had 6 tackles, including 3 tackles for a loss, 2 sacks and 1 pass break-up. Zhekov had 10 tackles and 1 sack and Jacob Whiting had 8 tackles, 1 sack and 1 hurry. GK Kim had 4 tackles and 1 interception and Colin Shultz had 1 tackle for loss, 2 hurries and 1 sack.

Girls Field Hockey: Four quarters of play resulted in four goals for the Patriots in a 4-0 victory over Homewood-Flossmoor on Homecoming Friday. Teagan Hendricks started with the first goal in the first quarter and Alex Wu followed suit with the second goal in the 2nd quarter. After the half, Addy Vanna followed with the third goal and Hendricks finished the night with her second goal, assisted by Alicia Sharun. The team improved to 4-6-1 overall and travels to Antioch tonight.

Boys Soccer: Eight Patriots had shots on goal in Saturday morning’s competition at Timothy Christian High School. Unfortunately, none of them found the back of the net, and after 90 minutes of play, the game was still scoreless and remained a scoreless tie. Ties are not broken in Illinois High School Association soccer for regular season matches. Stevenson hosts Lake Zurich at 6:45 p.m. tomorrow at the Stadium.

Boys Cross Country: Dylan Zimmerman and Alan Dragunsky both finished in the top 100 of the Lockport High School Locktoberfest meet, held at Dellwood Park. Both finished under the 19-minute mark with Zimmerman coming in at 18:14.1 and Dragunsky at 18:55.2. The final home meet of the season will take place at 5 p.m. tomorrow as the Patriots host Lake Zurich and Mundelein at the VHAC course.

Girls Cross Country: The Wheaton North Invite has traditionally been one of the most challenging invites in the state and a great precursor for the IHSA State Finals right around the corner. The Patriots’ Adeline Gobble finished 15th in the Championship Flight with a time of 19:24.35. Nanoka Seki (19:27.03) finished 13th in the second flight, while Casie Bjork (20:42.25) finished 15th in Flight 4. Shannon Moser ran 22:23.82 to finish 16th in Fight 6 and Natalie Dugaesescu (22:07.90) finished 13th in Fight 7. The final home meet of the season will take place at 5 p.m. tomorrow as the Patriots host Lake Zurich and at the VHAC course. The boys race is first, followed by the girls.

Girls Tennis: After a delay due to darkness on Thursday night, the Patriots concluded their match against Libertyville on Friday with a 7-0 sweep. Sarah Wang won 6-4, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, Abby Ma won 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 at No. 2 singles and Anna Trush won 6-4, 6-0 at No. 3 singles. Sonia Mehta and Ainika Hou won 6-4, 6-4 at No. 1 doubles, Thea Surya and Kate Herlihy won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles, Ashley Adkisson and Sophia Shlyakhta won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 doubles and Angela Ran and Ashley Yan won 6-3, 6-2 at No. 4 doubles.

Education News

From Google Ads To NFL Sponsorships: Colleges Throw Billions At Marketing To Attract Students

Colleges and universities are making large investments in advertising, marketing and promotion, which has been steadily rising and is on track this year to be nearly double what it was last year. Among the reasons are a steep ongoing decline in enrollment, made worse by the pandemic, and increasing competition from online education programs and others.

Getting More Students Through — Not Just To — College

The College Completion Fund Act would empower the U.S. Department of Education to award $62 billion in grants over a decade to states and public colleges that develop plans to help students complete their college degrees. It follows the reintroduction this summer of the Community College Student Success Act, which would also pay for support services for students.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Oct. 4: Activity Period: Junior Group Guidance

Oct. 4: String Parents Association Meeting

Oct. 5: BPO Meeting

Oct. 5: NCAA Informational Night

Oct. 6: PPA Meeting

Oct. 7: First Generation College Admission Night

Oct. 8: NHS Blood Drive Promotion

Oct. 8: Improv Performance

Oct. 9: Improv Performance

Oct. 11: Non-Attendance Day

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