Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022

Stevenson Singers Set To Shine In S-Factor

America’s Got Talent…and so does Stevenson!

S-Factor is a way to see (well, hear mostly) some of the best talent that Stevenson has to offer. S-Factor, hosted by Kiva Club, is Stevenson’s annual premiere singing competition, where 13 of Stevenson’s best singers will participate in two rounds of singing performances for members of the audience to watch and vote upon before they ultimately determine the winner.

The event will take place In-Person in the Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on Friday. Masks and social distancing will be required, and CDC guidelines will be followed to help mitigate the spread.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday. Please show your confirmation e-mail at the door as proof of purchase. Tickets can also be purchased at the door as well. All proceeds will go towards loans for entrepreneurs in economically developing countries. For more information, please contact Kiva Club at: shskivaclub@gmail.com.

Correction: In Friday’s Daily Digest, a photo caption of Alan Tello-Lopez was labeled incorrectly. The Daily Digest regrets the error.

Student Announcements

Before Coming To Campus…Take A Quick Pulse Check Of Your Health

Just a reminder, in an effort to help keep all students, faculty, staff and families safe, Stevenson would like to remind everyone to stay vigilant about their own health.

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Thank you for helping us keep our school community safe!

Take A Virtual Field Trip…To The College Of Lake County

Juniors and Seniors: Are you interested in learning more about the College of Lake County? The College Career Center is hosting a virtual field trip for upperclass students to meet with CLC representatives on Friday during Periods 1 through 3. Interested students MUST pick up a permission slip in the CCC and attendees will be required to turn in the signed permission slip by teachers and parents/guardians. Stop by the CCC today to pick up your permission slip or to ask any questions.

Marvel Magic Coming To Stevenson For Frosh/Soph Play

The Frosh/Soph play will be held next week and tickets are available starting today. Approximately 60 freshmen and sophomores from the Patriot Theatre Company will be presenting two plays next Thursday, Jan. 27, Friday, Jan. 28 and Saturday, Jan. 29 from the Marvel Spotlight Collection in the Little Theatre. They include: Mirror of Most Value: A Ms. Marvel Play and Squirrel Girl Goes to College: A Squirrel Girl Play. There will be a 7 p.m. show each day and also a 2 p.m. show on Saturday. Tickets are $6 each and can be purchased online. There will be 60 percent capacity allowed to accommodate social distancing.

Patriot Sports News

Athletic Results

Cheer: The Stevenson varsity (pictured above) placed first at the Lockport Frost Cheerleading Invitational on Saturday. The team scored a record-breaking 97.45, which was a .77 ahead of the second place team, Lincoln-Way East. Next up for the cheer team is the North Suburban Conference Championships at Waukegan at 7:25 p.m. on Thursday.

Girls Gymnastics: Over the weekend, the Patriots (pictured right) competed in the Lake County Invite at Mundelein High School. The Stevenson gymnasts came in second with a score of 145.775, which was .375 points behind first-place Vernon Hills. Ashley Schabes scored a 9.55 on the vault, taking first in that group of competitors. Maya Fergus and Ally Gitler tied for second on the uneven bars with a score of 9.35. Gitler also came in second on the floor exercise and in the all-around competition with a score of 37.6.

Girls Basketball: The Patriots (21-0, 9-0) faced North Suburban Conference Libertyville on Saturday and got a 43-39 victory. There were contributions up and down the roster as Simone Sawyer put up 12 points, Ava Bardic finished with 9 points, Emory Klatt had 8 points and 13 rebounds, Kate Arne had 7 points and 10 rebounds and Kendall Williams had 7 points. On Monday, the Patriots then faced Downers Grove North in their annual Pink Out game. Stevenson squeezed out a 37-28 win. Klatt led the way with 15 points. Bardic contributed 8 points, Arne had 6 points and Williams and Nisha Musunuri each finished with 4 points. Next up for the Patriots is a road game at Lake Forest at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Boys Basketball: The Patriots (11-5, 3-2) dropped a heartbreaker to North Suburban Conference rival Libertyville on Friday, 51-50. Christian Uremovich scored a team-high 12 points while David SulniusJoshua Thomas, and Jaden Evans all put up 8 points. Evan Porto and Tate Donica each finished with 7 points. On Monday, Stevenson took on St. Charles North at the Geneva Shootout and rebounded with a 60-54 victory. Porto poured in 19 points. Evans finished with 12 points while Sulnius added 9 points and reserves Andy Wang and Donica had 6 points apiece. Next up for the Patriots is a home game against Lake Forest at 7 p.m. on Friday in the Sportscenter.

Boys Swimming and Diving: The Patriots, fresh off of winning the Evanston Invitational for the first time in program history last week, continued their winning ways this past weekend, with just their third Trevian Relays Crown ever. Top-ranked Stevenson downed the No. 2 and the No. 3 teams in the state, Loyola Academy and Hinsdale Central, respectively. Event winners for the Patriots included: sophomore Colin Zhang in the 200 IM and 100 Breaststroke, junior Jonathan Farber in the 200 Freestyle, and the 4×100 freestyle relay of David KohanJosh SongJack Curtin, and Farber. Up next for Stevenson will be a dual meet at home against visiting New Trier. The action starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Boys Bowling: The Patriots finished second in the regional tournament that they hosted. Stevenson was battling for the lead all day and it came down to game 6 to decide the regional championship, which was won by Evanston. The Patriots were led by the individual regional champion Jackson Sher and regional runner up Ender Starr. Sher won the regional with a total of 1401 and a high game of 259. Starr finished second with a total of 1380 and a high game of 244. Jacob Sroka bowled a 1208 to help the Patriots finish second. Braden Kunik and Matthew McGowan both bowled five games and shot 934 and 927, respectively. Eric Vondrak and Jacob Heald both bowled one game and shot 160 and 140. Michael Portiera filled in during a game. Next up for Stevenson is the sectional championship on Saturday at Bowlero in Glendale Heights. The action starts at 9 a.m.

Boys and Girls Fencing: Stevenson’s had a full day of success at the North vs. Central Division Duals held at Maine West. The results were: Stevenson vs. Maine West Girls: 26-1 and Boys: 23-4. Stevenson vs. Evanston Girls: 23-4 and Boys: 21-6. Stevenson vs. New Trier Girls: 12-15 and Boys: 18-9. Stevenson vs. Deerfield/Highland Park Girls: 20-7 and Boys: 19-8. Stevenson vs. Glenbrook Girls: 18-9 and Boys: 24-3. Stephen Yi went undefeated in foil during this tournament, which continued his undefeated streak this season. As the dual season wrapped up, Stevenson’s boys team finished undefeated, beating all 14 teams in the conference, while the girls won 13 out of 14. Next up for the fencers is the Great Lakes High School Fencing Conference Championship on Saturday, Jan. 29 at New Trier.

Wrestling: Last Thursday, Stevenson put together a convincing win against Lake Forest, 61-14. Andrew Chamkin won by fall at weight class 106, Yash Jagtap earned the win by major decision at 113, Allan Cantour secured the win by decision at 120, Lorenzo Frezza won by fall at 126, Cole Rhemrev won by fall at 138, Thomas Schoolman won by fall at 145, Carter Rand won by fall at 152, Themba Sitshela won by fall at 160, and Jacob Whiting helped secure the team victory by winning by fall at 220. The Patriots were back in action again on Saturday at the Stevenson Quad, taking on Deerfield, Huntley, and Wauconda. Stevenson surpassed Deerfield, 33-29. Winning again, the Patriots beat Huntley, 45-24. In the final match-up of the day, the Patriots took home the clean sweep, beating Wauconda 48-15. Next up for the Patriots is the Lake County Invite at Wauconda on Friday. The action begins at 4 p.m.

Education News

Stalking The Elusive Present Participle

Playing with English grammar is fun until you call a word a gerund when it isn’t.

Top-Ranked Colleges Illegally Conspire To Limit Financial Aid Offers, Lawsuit Alleges

A group of former college students is suing 16 top-ranked private nonprofit universities — including Yale University, Georgetown University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology — alleging they engaged in a price-fixing scheme that favored wealthy applicants and drove up the price of college. Federal law allows colleges to work together on their financial aid formulas but only if they are need-blind institutions, meaning they don’t consider prospective students’ ability to pay when making admissions decisions. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, alleges that at least nine of the schools haven’t been eligible for this exception because they’ve given a leg up to wealthy applicants in admissions decisions and therefore are not truly need-blind.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

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

Jan. 20: Incoming Freshmen Course Selection Evenings

Jan. 21: S-Factor

Jan. 24: Incoming Freshmen Course Selection Evenings

Jan. 25: Incoming Freshmen Course Selection EveningsRead Previous Editions of the Daily DigestFor submission requests, please email communications@d125.org.
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