11 Students Earn Perfect ACT Scores on the Same Day
Perfect ACT scores by Stevenson students are commonplace, but here is something truly extraordinary: 11 SHS students earned perfect ACT scores on the exam given at the school on April 13, ACT officials confirmed Thursday.
The 11 students who earned a composite score of 36, which is the highest mark possible, were: Gabriel Antoniak, Sanika Bhargaww, Ruibo Cao, Xinhe Chen, Austin Hua, Nam-Joong Hwang, Daniel Kofman, Jee Ho Lee, Christopher Yao, Matthew Zhang and Licheng Zhu. All are juniors.
On average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of all test takers earns a composite score of 36. Among ACT-tested U.S. high school graduates in the Class of 2012, only 781 out of more than 1.66 million students achieved a 36.
Two Selected to Daily Herald Academic Team
Seniors Justin Doong and Adele Padgett have been selected to the 2012-13 Daily Herald Academic Team for Lake County. The team recognizes area high school seniors who have excelled in academics and have made a positive impact on their school. They will be featured in a special edition of the newspaper’s Neighbor section on Friday, June 7.
Local Business Helps Special Ed Transition Program
The Highland Park News last week included an article about a local telemarketing firm that works with the school’s Special Education Transition Services program to provide job opportunities to students with varying disabilities. Riverwoods resident Kathy McRae has found jobs at her company, KKMb2b, for students with autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and other spectrum disorders. One of her account executives has a daughter in the Stevenson Transition program.
1986 Alumnus Climbs Mt. Everest
David Roskelley (Class of 1986) reached the summit of Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha) on Sunday, May 19 at 7:29 a.m. (Nepal time). His climb began in Lukla, which has an elevation of 9,383 feet, and ascended through the Khumbu Valley, the Khumbu Ice Fall (glacier), the Lhotse Face, and the South Col before topping out at 29,029 feet. The air pressure at the summit is one-third the amount found at sea level. In order for the body to handle the change, the entire climb takes approximately six to seven weeks. Roskelley is the president of R&R Environmental in Sandy, Utah, south of Salt Lake City. When Roskelley reached the peak, a piece of Stevenson was with him.
Last Daily Digest for 2012-13
This is the final edition of the Daily Digest for the 2012-13 school year. The Digest will resume publication when the 2013-14 school year begins in August. However, you can follow Stevenson news throughout the summer on Facebook and Twitter, as well as the weekly e-Minuteman and our website.
Sectional Baseball Game Postponed by Rain
Thursday’s IHSA Class 4A Glenbrook North Sectional semifinal baseball game between Stevenson and Glenbrook South was rained out. The game will be played at 3 p.m. today.
Three Named to All-NSC Softball Team
Three members of the SHS softball team were named to the All-North Suburban Conference squad: senior pitcher Sam Feder, junior first baseman Abby O’Connor, and sophomore shortstop Taylor Koenigs. Senior right fielder Morgan Manka was an honorable mention selection.
Spring Sports Awards Winners Announced
Several student-athletes received special awards at the Spring Sports Awards Night on Tuesday.
The Big Gun Award winners by sport included: Jeremy Bush (boys tennis), Mackenzie Levy (girls track and field), Yein Lee (badminton), Jenna Weiner (girls soccer), Brad Tiller (boys volleyball), Alan Velev (boys track and field), Sam Feder (softball), Lily Walker (girls lacrosse), Matt Allen (baseball), Conor Okmin (boys lacrosse), Rob O’Brien (boys water polo), Alex Kanaris (girls water polo) and Jacob Guth (boys gymnastics).
North Suburban Conference Sportsmanship Awards went to: Josh Weisberg (boys water polo), Alex Kanaris (girls water polo), Sara Loerch (softball), Greg Voss (baseball), Nick Lund (boys track and field), Mackenzie Levy (girls track and field), Jeremy Bush (boys tennis), Blake Klinsky (girls soccer) and Jonah May (boys volleyball).
Five seniors earned Scholar-Athlete Awards: John Cordes, Aaron Zalewski, Yein Lee, Lea Nowack and Josh Thariath.
Football Team Scores Big for Lake County PADS
The SHS football program scored big Thursday morning for Lake County PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) and its efforts to help the homeless. Team leaders chose Lake County PADS for its annual charity effort, and asked their fellow Patriots to collect 300 needed items. They matched the 300 mark, and went way beyond, bringing in 1,079 items. “It was an unbelievable sight seeing these young men bringing in all these items at 5:45 a.m. (Thursday) morning and proof of the amazing student athletes that we have at SHS,” said head coach Bill McNamara.