Military Service: A Borgerding Family Story
Military and patriotism seem to be in the Borgerding bloodlines.
Senior football player Jack Borgerding got to participate in a special moment for his entire family last week at our Touchdowns For Troops Military Appreciation football game.
Borgerding escorted his grandfather Lieutenant Jack Borgerding onto the football field prior to the game. Borgerding’s grandfather served with the U.S. Army’s 36th Signal Battalion in Vietnam from October 1966 through September 1967 as the battalion’s supply and maintenance officer.
But the Borgerdings’ military connections don’t end there. Jack’s father, Major Ken Borgerding, served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. He served two tours in the Middle East including as Commander of Detachment 1, 153rd LSO during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. And Jack’s mother is retired Army Colonel, Karen Borgerding, the highest ranking member of the family.
A Successful Salute To Shakespeare
Call it a Stevenson Shakespearean Success! The Fall Play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Radically Inclusive Shakespeare Comedy,” concluded over the weekend and was a pageantry of bright colors and beautiful words and vibrant artistry under the big tent on the Stevenson athletic fields. Watch our fun and upbeat video recap of some of the show’s top highlights.
Homecoming Week Continues Tomorrow with Tie-Dye Tuesday!
Hey Patriots! Homecoming Week is finally here! Hope you’re comfy today in your PJs! Don’t forget that tomorrow’s theme for Spirit Week is Tie-Dye Tuesday, so get decked out in your most psychedelic stuff. Meanwhile, Tuesday’s daily activity is presented by the Sophomore Class Board: a 1920 ‘s movie and popcorn during all lunch periods in the Wood Commons.
Looking ahead, here are our other theme days and daily activities during Homecoming Week:
Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday.
Daily activity: Presented by the Junior Class Board — Photo Booth and playing jazz music during lunch in the Wood Commons.
Thursday: Throwback Thursday.
Daily activity: Presented by the Senior Class Board — “Name That Tune” during all lunch periods in the Wood and Glass Commons.
Friday: Spirit Friday.
Daily activity: Presented by the Freshman Class Board — Jazz Band Performance before school at The Point.
REMINDER: Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for Saturday’s Homecoming Dance!
And please note: Heels cannot be worn on the Fieldhouse court surface. We strongly encourage students wear flats or sneakers or wedges to avoid having to remove their heels to dance. We will be providing socks for any students who wish to take their shoes off to dance.
Need Comfort? These Cuddly Canines Will Do The Trick!
The Animal Welfare Club is meeting from 3:30-4:30 p.m. tomorrow in Room 6110. The stars of the show will be therapy dogs from Canines 4 Comfort.
Girls Swimming: The Patriots won their first Lake County Championship since 2013 with a score of 421. Barrington finished second with a 307. Stevenson’s lone individual champion came in the 11 Dive event with Nora Kowalski topping the field with 414.75 points. Stevenson swimmers who finished in the top six in individual events included: Hana Wienckowski (2nd 100 Free and 5th 200 Free), Abby Collins (6th 200 Free), Amy Andres (5th 500 Free and 6th 200 IM), Claudia Rzeznik (3rd 100 Fly), Milena Busma (4th 100 Fly and 6th 100 Breast), Izzie Gattone (5th 100 Free), Sophia Berger (6th 100 Free), Amanda Chang (6th 500 Free), Jenn Chen (2nd 100 Back), Abby Collins (5th 100 Back), and Stephanie Kirova (5th 100 Breast). Meanwhile, all three relays finished in the Top 3 and all with season bests. Those included 3rd place for the 200 Medley Relay (Jenn Chen, Amy Andres, Milena Busma, Izzie Gattone), 3rd place for the 200 Free Relay (Abby Collins, Claudia Rzeznik, Hana Wienckowski, Izzie Gattone) and 2nd place for the 400 Free Relay (Hana Wienckowski, Sophia Berger, Claudia Rzeznik, Abby Collins). To read more in the Daily Herald, click here. The Patriots will be back in action on Thursday at home! The meet starts at 5pm and the theme is “Red, White & Blue!”
Boys Soccer: According to rankings by the Chicago Tribune, Stevenson remains third in Lake County after a 4-0 shutout of Lakes on Saturday. In the first half, the Patriots scored 2 goals, by Bhargav Devabhaktuni and Filip Janda. In the second half the Patriots scored 2 more times, one goal by Shu Aoyagi that was assisted by Kohei Mori and another goal by Janda that was assisted by Adam Hamad. Stevenson returns to action at 5 p.m. on Thursday against Waukegan at the Waukegan Sports Complex.
Girls Tennis: In winning the Prospect Invitational, Stevenson captured the No. 1 Singles and the No. 1 Doubles brackets en route to a team score 70, nine points ahead of second place New Trier. The Patriots are at home tomorrow against Lake Zurich and again on Thursday against Libertyville to conclude the regular season dual meet round of competition.
Cross Country: Thirty boys and girls teams gathered on Saturday at the Palatine Invite – Meet of Champions, which was held at the Deer Grove East Forest Preserve. Several Stevenson runners finished in the top 200 for the mammoth race. In the girls race, they included: Adeline Gobble (64th place, 19:04.8), Autumn Greaney (160th place, 20:56.4), Sophia Taguirov (171st place, 21:27.2), Madeline Lee (182nd place, 21:53.4), Shannon Moser (186th place, 22:11.5), Natalie Dugaesescu (188th place, 22:17.6) and Stella Plendl (194th palace, 22:44.6). In the boys race, top 200 finishers included Tyler Roberts (167th place, 17:29.0), Siddarth Paleati (169th place, 17:35.5), Michael Todorov (183rd place, 18:31.3), Phillip Villano (186th place, 18:49.7), Ty Henderson (190th place, 19:31.0), and Michael Moy (191st place, 20:40.0).
Boys Golf: Senior Eli Goldes finished ninth with a Stevenson high score of 78 to lead the Patriots to a seventh palace team finish at the Lake Forest Invitational. The second half of the season begins on Wednesday with the IHSA Regional at the Mt. Prospect Golf Club.
Boys Ice Hockey: The Patriots fought hard in a defensive battle, but came up short in a 3-1 loss to Glenbrook North. Down 1-0 in the final period, junior Will Harlow tied up the game with assists from Davis Jegers and Dylan Jette. Glenbrook North scored a power-play goal late in the period and added an empty-net goal to seal the victory. A huge thanks to the crowd of students who attended Fan Appreciation night, an event that raised $1,200 for the Stevenson Foundation.
Creative flairs, such as an advanced pasta-cutting machine imported straight from Italy, abound at the $73.5 million expansion of the dining hall at the Illinois Street Residence Halls. The campus’s new flagship dining hall seats up to 1,385 at its nine-themed restaurants – from demonstration kitchen Table 1867 (named for the year that the University of Illinois was founded) to the eastern hemisphere appeal of Fusion 48 (the same number of Asian countries in the United Nations). The dining staff, which includes 85 full- and part-time staff and 300 student employees and serves 4,000-plus people each day, visited over 50 restaurants for inspiration.
Even before the pandemic started, one state started thinking about how to understand student needs better. That plan accelerated with the virus.
The Week Ahead
Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.
Sept. 27-Oct. 2: Move-A-Thon
Sept. 27: Start Of Homecoming Week
Sept. 29: Fall Band Concert
Oct. 1: Homecoming Football Game
Oct. 1: PPA Treat Day
Oct. 1: PM Assembly
Oct. 2: SAT Test
Oct. 2: Homecoming Dance
Oct. 4: Activity Period: Junior Group Guidance