Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Stevenson Parent Named to District 96 School Board
Stevenson parent Mike Burns is the newest member of the Kildeer-Countryside School District 96 Board of Education. Burns was appointed and sworn in Tuesday to replace John Rouleau, who resigned last month. Burns and his wife Suzanne moved from Raleigh, North Carolina to Long Grove in 2007. They have two daughters: Lauren, a sophomore at SHS, and Braden, a fourth-grader at Country Meadows Elementary School.

Improv Troupe to Perform in Libertyville Saturday Night
Stevenson’s Failed Presidential Candidates Improv Troupe will be performing at the Improv Playhouse in Libertyville at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The group will be performing on its own, and with the Improv Playhouse Teen Ensemble. The doors open at 7:15. Tickets are $8 at the door. The Improv Playhouse is located at 735 N. Milwaukee Avenue, in Libertyville. The Failed Presidential Candidates roster includes captains Noah Chisman, Chris Moseley and Alex Spitzer, plus Deb Blount, Max Bottner, Abbie Brenner, Sydney Canon, Arielle Cheifetz, Carolyn Conway, Maggie Guetzloff, Justin Horowitz, Alex Knezevic, Mike Komerovsky, Lainie Kray, Sammie Landau, Jianna Lubotsky, Cassie Maslers, Allison Phillips, Matthew Reitman, Brandon Sak and Scott Weinberg. Their sponsor is Paula Nowak.

About 280 Attend Green Schools Symposium at SHS
About 280 educators and other professionals from around the state attended last Friday’s Healthy and High Performing Schools Symposium at SHS sponsored by the Illinois chapter of the United States Green Building Council. Presentations throughout the day focused on sustainability initiatives and green facility management.

Fifty-Five Students Participate in NSC Art Festival
Fifty-five students were selected to participate in the North Suburban Conference Art Festival held Thursday at Round Lake High School. Ten students were awarded medals for their work: Sean Parandeh (oil painting), Alexandra Secrieru (ink drawing), Claire Marvet (digital photography), Skyler Frieling (jewelry/metals), Cara Singson (colored pencil drawing), Ruchi Naik (pencil drawing), Hannah Jeon (digital photo), Jennifer Kong (oil painting), Sneha Nair (wire sculpture) and Jeremy Kamin (stone sculpture).

Senior Presents Paper at Florida Conference
Senior Jack Hirsch presented “The Effect of Retronasal Smell on Satiety in Adolescence” at the 36th annual meeting of the Association of Chemosensation Sciences in Bonita Springs, Florida on April 12. His paper demonstrated that a sense of hunger in children did not depend on olfactory ability.

Alumnus Nominated for Theater Puppet Work
Megan Hovany (Class of 2003) is one of the nominees in the Artistic Specialization category for the 2014 Non-Equity Jeff Awards, honoring productions by smaller Chicago theater companies. Hovany, along with Nick Rupard and Luke Verkamp, were honored for their puppet designs for “The People’s A Christmas Wish,” a production of the Quest Theatre Ensemble. The nominees were announced Monday night. The winners will be announced June 2 at the Park West in Chicago. Hovany is an assistant scenic artist for the theater department at Northwestern University.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Softball
Stevenson 6, Mundelein 5: Head coach Larry Friedrichs earned his 500th career victory as the host Patriots (4-10, 1-4) scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth to break a 3-3 tie. Two of the runs came in courtesy of a triple by Abby O’Connor, who presented her coach with a plaque marking the milestone after the game. Friedrichs, a 2008 inductee into the Illinois Softball Coaches Hall of Fame, has led Stevenson’s softball program for the last 27 years and has been on the coaching staff for 30. Taylor Koenigs also had a double. Ruby Mankus was the winning pitcher. Mundelein fell to 10-6 overall and 2-3 in the NSC Lake. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Boys Water Polo
Stevenson 18, Lake Forest 2: The host Patriots (16-5) won their third straight and seventh in the last nine outings.

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson 19, Lake Forest 4: The visiting Patriots (19-2) extended their winning streak to 10. The outcome was never in doubt, as SHS led 8-0 after the first quarter and 15-2 at halftime. Autumn Hoang, Allison Travetto and Melissa Gartenberg led the onslaught with four goals apiece. Alex Adams and Joanie Newland each scored twice, and Ashley Oliver, Sarah Ploch and Jordyn Landau also added goals. Goalkeeper Becky Callen made nine saves. – Daily Herald

Girls Badminton
Stevenson 17, Lake Forest 1; Stevenson 17, Zion-Benton 1: At Lake Forest, the Patriots won a pair of matches and improved to 11-1. Double winners in singles included Margaret Chen, Katelyn Schroeder, Neva Lui, Elizabeth Onishchenko, Michelle Ling, Michelle Hu, Sakthi Shanmugasundaram, Jay Wang, Naomi Ecanow, Sophia Liu and Ashley Richardson. Doubles tandems winning two matches were Lui/Schroeder, Chen/Shanmugasundaram, Hu/Adrian To, Ling/Richardson, Wang/Onishchenko and Ecanow/Liu. – Daily Herald

Baseball
Warren 1, Stevenson 0: In Gurnee, Andrew Hill held the Patriots to one hit and faced the minimum of 21 batters. SHS fell to 4-7 overall and 0-3 in the NSC Lake. The Blue Devils improved to 11-4-1 and 3-2. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Girls Soccer
Warren 3, Stevenson 0: Maddy Boutros had 11 saves in net for the visiting Patriots (2-7-2). The Blue Devils improved to 6-3-1 overall and 2-0-1 in the NSC Lake Division. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Freshman B Volleyball Team Posts Rare Shutout
The boys volleyball program made a clean sweep of Zion-Benton on Monday, and the freshman B team did something very unusual, winning by a 25-0 score in its first game. Varsity head coach Eric Goolish said the shutout was only the second he has ever seen. The serving of Ben Kofman played a major role, and on the floor with him were Aaron Kennerley, Alex Kozuch, Valki Varanasi, Nathan Erickson and Danny Orlov.

Track Team Earns Sportsmanship Award
Not only did the varsity girls track and field team win three individual events at Saturday’s Buffalo Grove Invitational, the Patriots also claimed the Team Sportsmanship Award. The award was given by meet officials.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Juniors, sophomores and freshmen: Remember to bring your pencils, calculator and ID to testing Thursday. Please report to your testing room by 8 a.m.

The Testing Center will open at 11:30 on Thursday. Students can sign up for tests during periods 5, 6, 7 or 8 on Thursday. A test can only be taken during a free period or a study hall. After the school day, the Testing Center is open until 5:30 and signing up is not required.

The Spring Dance Concert will be held Friday through Sunday in the Performing Arts Center. Starting times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5, and can be purchased at the Patriot Superstore.

Prom tickets are on sale at the Superstore and online. The cost is $80 per ticket. SHS students bringing someone from another school must turn in a completed Dance Guest Approval Form, along with a photocopy ID of their guest. You can pick up the guest approval form at the Superstore. Click here to order tickets online. Ticket sales end Monday.

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale this afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons. Pies, donuts, Puppy Chow and more will be on sale for $1. Wendy’s Frosties will also be available for $2.

The 10th annual Pat-Triathlon is Sunday. The event consists of a 3-mile bike ride around campus, a 1-mile run on the Stadium track, and a 200-yard swim in the Patriot Aquatic Center. The Pat-Triathlon is free for all SHS students, faculty and staff! You can participate individually or as part of a relay team. For more information and to download a registration form, visit the Pat-Triathlon web page at www.d125.org/pe/pattriathlon.aspx.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

Club Israel will welcome guest speaker Marty Brounstein, author of the book, Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust, at 3:45 p.m. Thursday in Room 2104. The book is about a Catholic couple that saved the lives of at least two dozen Jews during World War II.

COLLEGE INFORMATION

Senior male athletes: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is offering the Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship from the Sigma Nu fraternity to incoming male freshmen. See Naviance Scholarships for more information. The deadline to submit applications is May 1.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

If you are interested in marketing, promotions or media relations as a career, there is an available summer internship at a local non-profit. You must have strong writing skills, knowledge of social media platforms and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, as well as reliable transportation. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

Interested in a culinary career? Want to know what it is like to be a pastry chef?  There is a summer opportunity available to intern at a Chicago restaurant. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more details.

If you are interested in participating in a summer career shadow, please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more information at dwillock@d125.org. Find out about more summer opportunities available in the area on the Career Exploration webpage.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Ex-Lake Forest High staffer pleads guilty to sexual abuse of students
Former St. Charles East student sues district over bullying
All Batavia students to get laptops or tablets
School in Gages Lake receives Green Ribbon Schools award
Professor’s radical past leads U. of Illinois to not renew his contract
Ex-ISU president pleads not guilty to misdemeanor
IHSA reinstates former Homewood-Flossmoor basketball coach

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
College enrollment continues post-recession decline
Colleges seek new paths to diversity after Supreme Court ruling
A-F school grading targeted in New Mexico equity suit
Obama thinks he can rate colleges. Can you do better? (Interactive)

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Stevenson Moves Up in U.S. News Rankings
U.S. News & World Report named Stevenson as the fifth-best high school in Illinois and 150th overall in the country in its annual rankings released today. The Lincolnshire Review has more. SHS is the highest-rated open-enrollment high school in Illinois, behind four Chicago selective-enrollment schools: Northside, Walter Payton, Jones and Whitney Young. Last year, the magazine listed SHS as No. 185 in the country and sixth in the state.

Special Schedule on Wednesday and Thursday
The school will have a special schedule for all students on Wednesday and Thursday. Details are available on the Stevenson website, but here is a summary by grade:

Seniors: No morning classes. Attend classes each afternoon beginning at 12:30: Periods 1-4 on Wednesday and periods 5-8 on Thursday.

Juniors: Prairie State Achievement Exam testing each morning from 8:05-12:05. Dismissed from school after testing.

Sophomores: Practice ACT or SEL programming each morning from 8:05-11:25. Lunch from 11:35-12:20. Attend classes each afternoon: Periods 1-4 on Wednesday and periods 5-8 on Thursday.

Freshmen: PLAN testing or A World of Difference each morning from 8:05-11:25. Lunch from 11:35-12:20. Attend classes each afternoon: Periods 1-4 on Wednesday and periods 5-8 on Thursday.

Student Council Election Results Announced
Sammy Oh was elected Student Council president for 2014-15 during voting among the student body held last week. Rachel Cole and Mitchell Appell were elected vice presidents, Kylie Kirsch was picked to be treasurer and Kim Xu was chosen as secretary.

Voting also took place for class boards. Abby Kay was elected president of the Senior Class Board, with Madeline Pike and Amy Lin as vice presidents, Erin Knapton as treasurer and Kevin Cheng as secretary. The Junior Class Board president will be Reema Amin. Ishita Aggarwal and Cerie Ock were elected as vice presidents, David Bailey was selected for treasurer and Tiffany Sheu was named secretary. Matthew Cabrera was elected president of the Sophomore Class Board. Scotty Orlov and Sushmetha Venkata Subramanian were named vice presidents, Rish Vaughn received the most votes for treasurer and Bailey Mattson was chosen as secretary.

Five Students Compete at Congressional Art Contest
Five Stevenson art students competed Monday night in the 2014 Congressional Art Competition sponsored by Representative Brad Schneider. Representing Stevenson were senior Monica Wilner (photography), juniors Margot Embree (watercolor) and Cara Singson (oil painting), sophomore Bryanna Bennett (photography), and freshman Amy Tian (pencil drawing). The competition featured 42 students from 10 area high schools within the 10th Congressional District. The Stevenson students’ works will be exhibited until May 21 at the Vernon Area Public Library.

Alum Involved With “Motown the Musical”
Allison Tiagonce (Class of 2009) is the production assistant for the stage managers on “Motown the Musical,” which opens tonight at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago. She also was involved with the show in New York. “The best way to describe being a stage manager is that we know everything that happens onstage and backstage in order to make the show run smoothly,” said Tiagonce, whose mother Shar is a member of Stevenson’s security team. The stage managers handle everything from changing lights to coordinating backstage traffic to coordinating fittings. “Motown the Musical” runs through August 9.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Volleyball
Stevenson d. Zion-Benton, 25-21, 21-25, 25-19: Grant Maleski pounded nine kills, had two solo blocks and assisted on two others for the Patriots (6-9, 2-1), who have won three of their last four matches. Keenan Herman added seven kills, a solo block and three block assists. Eric Chang and Josh Cliffer each had four kills. Lucas Creevy and Jeffrey Wang distributed 17 and 13 assists, respectively. Timothy Park made 21 digs. – Daily Herald

Girls Track and Field
Stevenson 73, Zion-Benton 60; Warren 88, Stevenson 58: In the Stadium, Charlotte Langbo was a double-winner for the Patriots, capturing the long jump (15-0) and triple jump (33-11). Other winners included Rachel Cole in the 3,200 (12:46), Janine Fajardo in the 100 hurdles (16.7), Jessica Karluk in the 300 hurdles (49.4), Lindsay Pontello in the 1,600 (5:40), Paige Peterson in the high jump (5-0), Borchueh Wu in the 100 (12.5), Riley Kirby in the 800 (2:39), and the 3,200 relay team of Pontello, Eliza Sullivan, Lauren Williams and Sydney Pacernick (10:40).

Boys Gymnastics
Stevenson at Barrington Invitational: The Patriots won their third invitational in the last four days, this time topping a five-team field. Arie Feltman-Frank won the high bar and finished second on still rings. Zack Gilbert captured the parallel bars, was second in the all-around, pommel horse and high bar, took third in floor exercise and rings, and was fourth in vault. Elijah Klaber was second on vault, third on pommel horse, fourth on floor and parallel bars, and fifth in rings and all-around. Other top-five finishes came from Jacob Guth, who was third on parallel bars, and Matt Krames, who was fifth on floor.

Girls Badminton
Stevenson 10, Fremd 5: The Patriots prevailed by winning six of 10 singles and four of five doubles matches. Winners in singles were No. 2 Margaret Chen (21-14, 21-18), No. 3 Katelyn Schroeder (15-21, 21-17, 21-8), No. 5 Elizabeth Onishchenko (21-18, 21-14), No. 8 Sakthi Shanmugasundaram (22-12, 21-16), No. 9 Michelle Hu (21-18, 21-11) and No. 10 Jay Wang (23-21, 21-15, 21-11). In doubles, the winners were No. 2: Chen/ Shanmugasandaram (24-22, 21-16), No. 3 Michelle Ling/Nicole Xia (22-10, 21-14, 21-18), No. 4 Adrian To/Hu (13-21, 21-18, 21-15) and No. 5: Wang/Onishchenko (21-9, 21-13). – Daily Herald

Softball
Zion-Benton 16, Stevenson 6: The host Patriots (3-10) fought back from a 5-1 deficit to tie the game at 6-6 in the fifth, but the Zee-Bees pushed across 10 runs in the sixth. Jordan Cortesi had two hits of the team’s five hits, including a double. Lexi Yonkovic also doubled. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Girls Lacrosse
Stevenson at Oak Park River Forest 25, Stevenson 12: The Patriots’ record fell to 3-8 with the loss. – IHSWLA.org

Eight Fencers Qualify for Summer Nationals
Eight SHS fencers, a record number, have qualified for the United States Fencing Association Summer Nationals, which will be held in June in Columbus, Ohio. Leading the way are three fencers who won Illinois division championships during recent qualifying competitions: Daniel Kofman (Division 2 men’s saber), Kristen Rehberger (Division 3 women’s foil), and Nikita Jhangiani (Y14 women’s epee, which also earned third place in Division 3). Other qualifiers include Lisa Rosov (second place, Division 2 women’s saber), Michael Pozin (second place, Division 2 men’s foil), Nicole Strezewski (third place, Division 3 women’s foil), Grant Connor (fourth place, Division 3 men’s foil) and Sophia Siegel (fourth place, Division 3 women’s saber).

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Juniors, sophomores and freshmen: Remember to bring your pencils, calculator and ID to testing on Wednesday and Thursday. Please report to your testing room by 8 a.m.

The Testing Center will open at 11:30 during PSAE testing days. Students can sign up for tests during periods 1, 2, 3 or 4 on Wednesday or periods 5, 6, 7 or 8 on Thursday. A test can only be taken during a free period or a study hall. After the school day, the Testing Center is open until 5:30 and signing up is not required.

The Spring Dance Concert will be held Friday through Sunday in the Performing Arts Center. Starting times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5, and can be purchased at the Patriot Superstore.

Prom tickets are on sale at the Superstore and online. The cost is $80 per ticket. SHS students bringing someone from another school must turn in a completed Dance Guest Approval Form, along with a photocopy ID of their guest. You can pick up the guest approval form at the Superstore. Click here to order tickets online. Ticket sales end Monday.

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons. Pies, donuts, Puppy Chow and more will be on sale for $1. Wendy’s Frosties will also be available for $2.

The 10th annual Pat-Triathlon is Sunday. The event consists of a 3-mile bike ride around campus, a 1-mile run on the Stadium track, and a 200-yard swim in the Patriot Aquatic Center. The Pat-Triathlon is free for all SHS students, faculty and staff! You can participate individually or as part of a relay team. For more information and to download a registration form, visit the Pat-Triathlon web page at www.d125.org/pe/pattriathlon.aspx.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

Guitar Club meets every Tuesday after school in the Orchestra Room until 5 p.m. All players and all styles are welcome, even absolute beginners or faculty and staff. In addition, vocalists and/or musicians who play other instruments are encouraged to join in and jam. Classical style guitars are provided, but you are allowed to bring your own instrument. If possible, please don’t forget to bring your guitar pic! For questions or more information, you can contact Jacob Kramer at jkramer@d125.org.

Club Israel will welcome guest speaker Marty Brounstein, author of the book, Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust, at 3:45 p.m. Thursday in Room 2104. The book is about a Catholic couple that saved the lives of at least two dozen Jews during World War II.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

If you are interested in marketing, promotions or media relations as a career, there is an available summer internship at a local non-profit. You must have strong writing skills, knowledge of social media platforms and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, as well as reliable transportation. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

Interested in a culinary career? Want to know what it is like to be a pastry chef?  There is a summer opportunity available to intern at a Chicago restaurant. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more details.

If you are interested in participating in a summer career shadow, please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more information at dwillock@d125.org. Find out about more summer opportunities available in the area on the Career Exploration webpage.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Illinois finally gets NCLB waiver after two years of trying
Emanuel orders CPS: Air conditioning in all classrooms in five years

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
Supreme Court upholds Michigan’s ban on race-conscious admissions
Warning issues as mumps cases on rise at University of Wisconsin
Notre Dame to require study skills course, drop phys ed, swimming
New Jersey district spends more and performs worst than most
Confronting the myth of the “digital native”

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Project Dance Raises More Than $30,000
The annual Project Dance held April 12 raised more than $30,000 for the Riverside Foundation and the Stevenson High School Foundation’s Kids In Need Fund. About 850 students participated in the event.

Final Site Visit Day to Bring More Than 100 to Campus
Around 110 educators from eight states will descend upon Stevenson Tuesday for the school’s final Site Visit Day for Educators for the 2013-14 school year. Schools and districts scheduled to attend include: Broken Arrow High School (Broken Arrow, Oklahoma), Coldwater Community Schools (Coldwater, Michigan), Dublin Unified School District (Dublin, California), Fern Creek Traditional High School (Louisville, Kentucky), Hallsville High School (Hallsville, Missouri), Minnetonka High School (Minnetonka, Minnesota), Pine Island School District (Pine Island, Minnesota), School District U-46 (Elgin), Westfield High School (Westfield, Indiana) and Wheaton North High School (Wheaton).

Hirayama Crash Survivor Moving to Japan
The 9-year-old sister of former SHS student Yuki Hirayama will be moving back to Japan after her grandparents settle her parents’ affairs. Rinka Hirayama was the lone survivor of a two-car accident during Spring Break that claimed the life of her brother Yuki, who was a sophomore at Stevenson, and their parents.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Track and Field
Stevenson at Vernon Hills Invitational: Janine Fajardo, Lily Marks and Jessica Karluk won individual titles for the Patriots. Fajardo touched first in the 100 high hurdles (16.75), Marks won the 100 (13.15) and Karluk claimed the 300 intermediate hurdles (48.16). Three others had third-place finishes: Borchueh Wu in the 100 (13.49), Charlotte Langbo in the long jump (15-2) and Jackie Setina in the high jump (5-2). In the team standings, SHS finished fifth among seven schools. – Daily Herald

Baseball
Stevenson 12, Crystal Lake Central 4: Mitch Goll went 4-for-4 with two RBI for the visiting Patriots (4-6), who exploded for six runs in the first inning. Joey Morris (2-for-4, double, RBI), Sam Harris (2-for-5, double, two runs) and Sean Wilson (2-for-4, three RBI) also had big days offensively. Joe Olker allowed two runs over four innings to earn the win. The Tigers fell to 2-10. – Daily Herald (linescore), Northwest Herald

Boys Gymnastics
Stevenson at Ken Scorza Invitational: At York High School, the Patriots rolled to the team title over nine other squads. SHS posted a score of 150.2, well ahead of runner-up Mundelein’s 140.9. Zack Gilbert won the all-around title (52.2 points/8.7 average), while Jacob Guth was third (7.88 average). Gilbert took first place on vault (9.2), floor exercise (9.1), and pommel horse (8.6), added second-place marks on parallel bars (8.7) and high bar (8.5), and was fourth on still rings. Arie Feltman-Frank won the high bar (8.6) and was runner-up on still rings (8.25). Matt Krames was second on vault (9.1) and third on floor (8.65). Guth placed third in vault (9.0), horizontal bar (8.1) and vault, and was fifth on floor. Elijah Klaber finished fourth on floor. – Daily Herald (results)

Girls Badminton
Stevenson at Rolling Meadows Invitational: Elizabeth Onishchenko, Michelle Hu and Jay Wang won their singles flights to help the Patriots finish second to Buffalo Grove, 43.8-41.6. Onishchenko captured No. 2 singles, Hu claimed No. 3 and Wang won No. 4. SHS was second in all five levels of doubles: Katelyn Schroeder and Neva Lui at No. 1, Sakthi Shanmugasundaram and Margaret Chen at No. 2, Michelle Ling and Nicole Xia at No. 3, Sophia Liu and Naomi Ecanow at No. 4, and Shu Zhang and Linsey Nowack at No. 5. Adrian To was third at No. 1 singles. – Daily Herald

Boys Lacrosse
Stevenson 9, Neuqua Valley 5: The host Patriots (6-3) extended their winning streak to five games with the nonconference victory. – IHSLA.org

Boys Tennis
Stevenson at Deerfield Quad: The Patriots defeated Fremd, 7-0, and fell to Deerfield, 5-2, and Lake Forest, 4-3. Against Fremd, winners in singles were No. 1 Benjamin Bush (6-3, 6-4), No. 2 Brian Weisberg (6-0, 6-0) and No. 3 Kyle Gordon (6-0, 6-0). In doubles, the winners were No. 1 Andrew Komarov/Colin Harvey (6-0, 6-0), No. 2 Josh Cheng/Adam Maryniuk (6-0, 6-0), No. 3 Rudy Viswanathan/Lukasz Jaworski (6-0, 6-0) and No. 4 Andrew Arceo/Aidan Labaschin (6-3, 6-2). – Daily Herald

Girls Soccer
Stevenson at Pepsi Showdown: The Patriots (2-6-2) fell to Downers Grove North, 6-3, at Olympic Park in Schaumburg. Ali Tarnoff had a goal and an assist, and Lily Zhang and Megan Petrick also scored. Maddie Vratnick had an assist as well. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Boys Volleyball
Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: The Patriots (5-9) beat Carmel, 25-16, 25-22, and lost to Highland Park, 25-21, 25-21, to finish the two-day tournament in 10th place with a 2-3 record. – News-Sun, Daily Herald

Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Gymnastics
Stevenson at Lake Park Invitational: The Patriots breezed to first place honors in the six-team competition, posting a score of 148.66. Mundelein was second at 138.9. Zach Gilbert won two events, vault (9.3) and parallel bars (8.9), was second in pommel horse (9.0), placed third in floor exercise (8.4) and horizontal bar (8.4), and was fourth in the all-around. Arie Feltman-Frank won the still rings (8.6) and took second in horizontal bar (8.6). Matt Krames was second in floor (8.5) and parallel bars (8.2), finished third in vault (8.9) and was fifth on high bar. Elijah Klaber earned second in vault (9.0), third in parallel bars (8.15), and was fifth on pommel horse. Jacob Guth was third in pommel horse (8.1) and fourth in vault. – Daily Herald

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson 17, Libertyville 2: Melissa Gartenberg scored seven goals as the host Patriots (18-2) rolled to their ninth straight victory. Annika Hotchkiss, Allison Travetto and Erin Kempers each scored two goals. Ashley Oliver, Joanie Newland, Christina Spizzirri and Sara Ploch also scored. Goalkeeper Becky Callen made 11 saves.

Boys Tennis
Stevenson 5, Libertyville 2: The visiting Patriots swept doubles and one singles match to carry the day. Colin Harvey and Andrew Komarov were 6-0, 6-2 winners at No. 1 doubles. They were followed by No. 2 Adam Maryniuk/Josh Cheng (7-6 (3), 6-4), No. 3 Lukasz Jaworski/Rudy Viswanathan (6-4, 4-6, 6-1) and No. 4 Jerry Pan/John Kny (6-0, 6-1). Brian Weisberg was a 6-1, 6-1 winner at No. 3 singles. – Daily Herald

Girls Badminton
Stevenson 16, Glenbrook South 2: The Patriots improved to 8-1. – Chicago Tribune

Boys Water Polo
Stevenson 13, Libertyville 3: SHS’ record moved to 15-5 with the win. – Illpolo.com

Boys Track and Field
Stevenson hosted 43rd annual Patriot Relays: The Patriots finished third with 92 points behind Barrington (142), which won its fifth title in the last six years, and Huntley (113). Sammie Oh was second in the 1,600 (4:32.6). SHS was second in the long jump (54-8) and triple jump relays (114-1.5), and placed third in four other relays: the 3,200 (8:16.2), the 800 (1:32.1), the shot put (131-4.5) and the discus (356-5). – Daily Herald (results)

Girls Soccer
Evanston 2, Stevenson 1 (OT): The Pepsi Showdown game at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex was decided on a penalty kick in overtime. Emma Jaeger scored the lone goal for SHS (2-5-1) off an assist from Megan Petrick. Goalkeeper Maddie Boutros made 10 saves. The Wildkits, who beat the Patriots 2-0 earlier in the season, improved to 9-3. – Daily Herald, Evanston Now

Boys Volleyball
Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: At Lakes Community High School, the Patriots (4-8) beat Waukegan (25-14, 25-17) and lost to Loyola (25-22, 25-9) and the host school (25-19, 17-25, 15-11) in pool play. – Daily Herald

Softball
Lake Zurich 4, Stevenson 3: The visiting Bears (9-3, 2-2) rallied for two runs in the sixth and held on for the North Suburban Lake decision. SHS (3-10, 0-3) outhit LZ, 7-4, with Lexi Yonkovic collecting a double. – Daily Herald, Chicago Tribune

Allied Soccer Makes Its Debut
The first Allied Soccer game for Stevenson took place on Saturday in the Stadium. Mundelein, also playing its first Allied Soccer game, won the contest, 8-5. Josh Standiford scored four of the Patriots’ goals. Jennifer Callen had the other goal. The Daily Herald’s Joe Aguilar was on hand to cover the historic event.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

The school will have a special schedule for all students on Wednesday and Thursday. Details are available on the Stevenson website, but here is a summary by grade:

Seniors:  No morning classes. Attend classes each afternoon beginning at 12:30: Periods 1-4 on Wednesday and periods 5-8 on Thursday.

Juniors:  Prairie State Achievement Exam testing each morning from 8:05-12:05. Dismissed from school after testing.

Sophomores:  Practice ACT or SEL programming each morning from 8:05-11:25. Lunch from 11:35-12:20. Attend classes each afternoon: Periods 1-4 on Wednesday and periods 5-8 on Thursday.

Freshmen:  PLAN testing or A World of Difference each morning from 8:05-11:25. Lunch from 11:35-12:20. Attend classes each afternoon: Periods 1-4 on Wednesday and periods 5-8 on Thursday.

The Testing Center will open at 11:30 during PSAE testing days. Students can sign up for tests during periods 1, 2, 3 or 4 on Wednesday or periods 5, 6, 7 or 8 on Thursday. A test can only be taken during a free period or a study hall. After the school day, the Testing Center is open until 5:30 and signing up is not required.

The Spring Dance Concert will be held Friday through Sunday in the Performing Arts Center. Starting times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5, and can be purchased at the Patriot Superstore.

Prom tickets are on sale at the Superstore and online. The cost is $80 per ticket. SHS students bringing someone from another school must turn in a completed Dance Guest Approval Form, along with a photocopy ID of their guest. You can pick up the guest approval form at the Superstore. Click here to order tickets online. Ticket sales end Monday, April 28.

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons. Pies, donuts, Puppy Chow and more will be on sale for $1. Wendy’s Frosties will also be available for $2.

The 10th annual Pat-Triathlon is Sunday. The event consists of a 3-mile bike ride around campus, a 1-mile run on the Stadium track, and a 200-yard swim in the Patriot Aquatic Center. The Pat-Triathlon is free for all SHS students, faculty and staff! You can participate individually or as part of a relay team. For more information and to download a registration form, visit the Pat-Triathlon web page at www.d125.org/pe/pattriathlon.aspx.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

Club Israel will welcome guest speaker Marty Brounstein, author of the book, Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust, at 3:45 p.m. Thursday in Room 2104. The book is about a Catholic couple that saved the lives of at least two dozen Jews during World War II.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

If you are interested in marketing, promotions or media relations as a career, there is an available summer internship at a local non-profit. You must have strong writing skills, knowledge of social media platforms and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, as well as reliable transportation. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

Interested in a culinary career? Want to know what it is like to be a pastry chef?  There is a summer opportunity available to intern at a Chicago restaurant. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more details.

If you are interested in participating in a summer career shadow, please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more information at dwillock@d125.org. Find out about more summer opportunities available in the area on the Career Exploration webpage.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
District 214 may drop out of National School Lunch Program
Pension “fix” may spark exodus of profs, other university employees
SIU board rejects tuition increases for fall
Crystal Lake District 47, teachers agree to new contract
Frankfort District 157C has new teacher contract
Plea deal expected in Grant teacher sex abuse case
Charter school principal proposes buying shuttered CPS school
Family wants answers in SIU student’s death
First Lady welcomes CPS students on college visit
Career Education CEO got $4.8 million in 2013
Conant students develop old images of Schaumburg

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
Students, parents challenge zero-tolerance policies
Needing revenue, old universities open campuses where students are
U.S. graduate schools look to India for enrollment growth
U. of Minnesota considers making student course evaluations public
Dartmouth president: It’s time for “extreme behavior” to change
NYC Muslims push to add holidays to school calendar
Education Department proposes new PLUS loan standards

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Three Students Qualify for USA Mathematical Olympiads
Senior David Chen and sophomore Junghyun Hwang are among about 270 students in the country who have qualified for the 43rd annual United States of America Mathematical Olympiad, the nation’s top secondary school math contest. This is the third straight year Stevenson has had at least one qualifier; Brandon Axe participated in 2012 and 2013.

Chen and Hwang qualified for the Olympiad based on their scores on two qualifying tests given in February and March: the American Mathematics Competition and the American Invitational Mathematics Examination.

Another math student earning honors is freshman Jason Lu, who has qualified for the fifth annual USA Junior Math Olympiad. He is among about 500 students selected.

The USA Mathematical Olympiad and USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad are six-question, nine-hour exams given over a two-day period. This year’s tests take place April 29-30. The top 12 scorers on each exam will be honored in Washington, D.C. on June 2.

Priority Seating Ends Monday for Herren Talk
Stevenson families have priority registration until Monday for the upcoming appearance by former NBA player Chris Herren, whose rise from the depths of addiction were the subject of the book Basketball Junkie and the ESPN Films documentary “Unguarded.” Herren will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 7 in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free, but registration is required.Herren’s appearance is part of the school’s “Healthy Patriot” initiative. Click here to order tickets.

SHS Junior Eager for Blood Drive to Help Ailing Sister
SHS junior Katy Roach plans to be the first donor during a blood drive and marrow registry at Daniel Wright Junior High School on Saturday, April 26. She has a special reason: Her sister Kyra, an eighth-grader at Daniel Wright, is battling bone cancer. Here is more information for those interested in donating.

2014-15 Drum Majors Selected
The drum majors for the 2014-15 Marching Patriots will be Carl Ausmees, Stefanie Blake, Josh Song and David Zhang. They were selected following auditions on Wednesday.

Junior Art Student Featured in Lincolnshire Review
Junior Jennifer Kong, who was one of the student artists whose work was part of the Advanced Placement Art and Advance Photography Show that concluded Wednesday, is in this week’s Lincolnshire Review Stevenson student spotlight.

No Digest Friday
The Daily Digest will not be published Friday because Stevenson is not in session. The Digest will resume Monday.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Volleyball
Stevenson d. North Chicago, 25-11, 25-18: Keenan Herman had eight kills and Grant Maleski served seven aces to lead the host Patriots (3-6, 1-1). Jeffrey Wang added four aces and Lucas Creevy dished out 10 assists. Justin Leonard had two solo blocks and a pair of kills. – Daily Herald (stats)

Girls Badminton
Stevenson 15, Palatine 0: The visiting Patriots (7-1) had little trouble on the road. Singles wins came from Adrian To (21-16, 22-20), Margaret Chen (21-13, 21-13), Katelyn Schroeder (21-16, 21-8), Neva Lui (21-7, 21-16), Elizabeth Onishchenko (21-17, 21-12), Michelle Ling (21-10, 21-8), Nicole Xia (21-11, 21-17), Sakthi Shanmugasundaram (21-11, 21-12), Michelle Hu (16-21, 21-13, 21-19) and Jay Wang (21-11, 21-8). In the doubles, the victorious tandems were Schroeder/Lui (21-15, 21-13), Shanmugasundaram/Chen (21-11, 21-6), Ling/Xia (21-19, 21-6), To/Hu (21-14, 21-8) and Wang/Onishchenko (21-18, 23-21). – Daily Herald

Boys Tennis
Stevenson 7, Lakes 0: The Patriots won every match in straight sets, losing only one game on the afternoon. In singles, Benjamin Bush was a 6-0, 6-0 winner at No. 1, followed by Matthew Harvey (6-1, 6-0) and Brian Weisberg (6-0, 6-0). All four doubles teams posted 6-0, 6-0 shutouts: No. 1 Colin Harvey/Andrew Komarov, No. 2 Adam Maryniuk/Josh Cheng, No. 3 Lukasz Jaworski/Rudy Viswanathan and No. 4 Jerry Pan/John Kny. – Daily Herald

Girls Soccer
Stevenson 2, Fenwick 0: The Patriots (2-4-1) shut out the Friars in a Pepsi Showdown contest played at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. – Chicago Tribune

Softball
Warren 10, Stevenson 0 (5 inn.): The visiting Patriots (3-9, 0-2) were held to five hits, including a double from Dana Morgan. SHS has its home opener today against Lake Zurich, and will seek to claim career win No. 500 for head coach Larry Friedrichs. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Six Student-Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent
Six student-athletes signed national letters of intent on Wednesday to continue their playing careers in college. Signing letters were field hockey player Catherine Friedman (McGill University), boys tennis player Andrew Komarov (Case Western University), girls swimmer Courtney Kamin (University of Tampa), boys lacrosse player Michael DiZonno (Baldwin-Wallace University), girls soccer player Katy Karabetsos (San Jose State University) and girls lacrosse player Stephanie Sintetas (Virginia-Wise).

Alum Helps MIT Earn First-Ever NCAA Volleyball Bid
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology men’s volleyball team, which includes 2013 graduate Aaron Zalewski on its roster, has earned its first-ever NCAA Division III Tournament bid. The Engineers will face Endicott on Saturday in the first round.

UI Outfielder Walton to Play for Madison This Summer
University of Illinois outfielder Adam Walton, a 2012 Stevenson graduate, will play for the Madison Mallards of the Northwoods League this summer. The Northwoods League is the largest summer collegiate development league in the country.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Reminder: No school on Friday.

The Mr. SHS contest is tonight at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Pick up tickets for $5 at the Superstore.

The girls lacrosse team is having a fundraiser at Roti Mediterranean Grill from 6-9 p.m. tonight. The team will get 20% of all food purchased during the three-hour event. Roti is located at 1240 E. Route 45 in Vernon Hills. Look for the fundraiser flyer in the girls lacrosse web page at www.d125.org/glacrosse.

Prom tickets are now on sale at the Superstore and online. The cost is $80 per ticket. SHS students bringing someone from another school must turn in a completed Dance Guest Approval Form, along with a photocopy ID of their guest. You can pick up the guest approval form at the Superstore. Click here to order tickets online.

Students and staff are invited to the Illinois Healthy and High Performing Schools Symposium at SHS on Friday. (There is no school on Friday.) Admission is free. Stop by between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to check out exhibits, attend workshops and receive hands-on training. The focus of the symposium is sustainability in the school environment. For more information, go to www.usgbc-illinois.org/events/schoolssymposium/.

Buy breakfast at SHS, and you might win a prize! Students who buy a breakfast item in the East or West cafeteria between now and mid-May are eligible to enter a drawing for free prizes. The grand prize is a mountain bike. There also will be 10 iTunes cards ($10 value each) given away. The contest is sponsored by Sodexo.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

Interactive Gamers Club meets today after school in Room 2115. If you’re a fan of trading card games or roleplaying games, come by to play games and learn about events here at SHS. If you’re interested in more information, or if you’re a beginner that would like to try playing any of those games, come to the meeting or e-mail RFedewa@d125.org.

INTRAMURALS

New IM club starting soon! IM Skateboard Club is back and everyone is welcome to join. Come to the informational meeting today at 3:30 p.m. in Room 2506. The club will start meeting April 24. Visit the website and register online at www2.d125.org/im/skate.html. You can also visit the PREP office, Room 3040, for more information.

COLLEGE INFORMATION

Senior Athletes: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is offering the Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship from the Sigma Nu fraternity to incoming male freshmen. See Naviance Scholarships for more information. The deadline to submit applications is May 1.

Seniors planning to attend CLC this fall:  The College of Lake County Foundation is offering the CLC Superintendent’s Scholarship, which will cover tuition and fees for the 2014-15 school year. This scholarship is awarded to the SHS senior who has earned the most credits. (In the case of a tie, the scholarship will be awarded to the student with the highest unweighted GPA.). If you have already submitted your CLC application, you will automatically be considered for this award. If you haven’t yet applied to CLC, you have until Monday to be considered for the scholarship.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

If you are interested in marketing, promotions or media relations as a career, there is an available summer internship at a local non-profit. You must have strong writing skills, knowledge of social media platforms and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, as well as reliable transportation. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

Interested in a culinary career? Want to know what it is like to be a pastry chef?  There is a summer opportunity available to intern at a Chicago restaurant. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more details.

If you are interested in participating in a summer career shadow, please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more information at dwillock@d125.org. Find out about more summer opportunities available in the area on the Career Exploration webpage.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
State bill would limit suspensions, end fines for students
Report: Big cuts to state aid for schools if income tax increase ends
Review shows improved finances at the University of Illinois
UI trustees to appoint committee for choosing next president
Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?
Four students charged in sex assault posted on social media
Truman College instructor accused of assaulting former student
Police: Ex-ISU president says he yelled at worker
Two teens accused of trespassing at Sandburg High
Belleville District 118 hires new assistant superintendent

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
The resegregation of public schools
Tennessee OKs free community college tuition for high school grads
Competing views of teacher tenure on display in California case
Colleges seek to improve chances for students in remedial classes
Obama, Biden promote $550 million in new job-training funds
Ball State University to weed out “chronic low performers” on faculty
NCAA council votes to give student-athletes unlimited meals, snacks

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fund Established for Yuki Hirayama’s Sister
A fund has been established to benefit the only survivor of the Spring Break car accident that claimed the lives of SHS student Yuki Hirayama and his parents. Yaskawa America, the company that employed Yuki’s father, Tomohiro, on Tuesday announced that it has set up Rinka’s Fund to provide assistance for Yuki’s 9-year-old sister. Click here to make a donation by credit card. Donations by check can be sent to Rinka’s Fund, c/o Yaskawa America, Inc., 2121 Norman Drive South, Waukegan, IL 60085. (Note: As of 10:15 this morning, the website had the wrong zip code listed for Waukegan.)

Club Israel to Welcome Holocaust Book Author
Club Israel will welcome guest speaker Marty Brounstein, author of the book, Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust, at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, April 24 in Room 2104. The book details the true story of a Catholic couple in the Netherlands that saved the lives of at least two dozen Jews during World War II.

April Visiting Artist of the Month Information
Digital artist Robin Monique Rios is the SHS Art Department’s Visiting Artist of the Month for April. Samples of her work are on display in the Rotunda Gallery of the West Building until May 2.

Julia Child Impersonator Coming to SHS
The Stevenson High School Foundation and Vernon Area Public Library are sponsoring a dramatic book review of Julia Child: My Life in France at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 27 in Room 2104. Author and storyteller Lynn Rymarz will recount Child’s time in France, when she discovered her passion for French food and culture and started work on her influential book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. The one-hour program is free, but seating is limited. Register at bit.ly/JuliaSHS or 224-543-1485.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Brunson Named to MaxPreps All-America Team
All-state basketball player Jalen Brunson has been chosen to the MaxPreps All-America Team. The junior guard, who averaged 26.1 points and 4.7 assists per game while leading the Patriots to a 32-2 record and third place in the state, was a fifth-team selection by MaxPreps.

Trapp, Projansky Lead Team Illinois to Hockey Title
Seniors Michael Trapp and Jared Projansky helped Team Illinois win its second consecutive America’s Hockey Showcase championship last weekend in Pittsburgh. Trapp had two goals, including a game-winning score, and two assists in six games. Projansky had seven points for Team Illinois, which went 6-0.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Mr. SHS contest is Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Pick up tickets for $5 at the Superstore.

The AP Art and Advanced Photography Show concludes today in the East Glass Commons and Room 7096. The show is open during the school day, and there will be a public reception tonight from 7-9 p.m.

The girls lacrosse team is having a fundraiser at Roti Mediterranean Grill from 6-9 p.m. Thursday. The team will get 20% of all food purchased during the three-hour event. Roti is located at 1240 E. Route 45 in Vernon Hills. Look for the fundraiser flyer in the girls lacrosse web page at www.d125.org/glacrosse.

Prom tickets are now on sale at the Superstore and online. The cost is $80 per ticket. SHS students bringing someone from another school must turn in a completed Dance Guest Approval Form, along with a photocopy ID of their guest. You can pick up the guest approval form at the Superstore. Click here to order tickets online.

Students and staff are invited to the Illinois Healthy and High Performing Schools Symposium at SHS on Friday. (There is no school on Friday.) Admission is free. Stop by between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to check out exhibits, attend workshops and receive hands-on training. The focus of the symposium is sustainability in the school environment. For more information, go to www.usgbc-illinois.org/events/schoolssymposium/.

Buy breakfast at SHS, and you might win a prize! Students who buy a breakfast item in the East or West cafeteria between now and mid-May are eligible to enter a drawing for free prizes. The grand prize is a mountain bike. There also will be 10 iTunes cards ($10 value each) given away. The contest is sponsored by Sodexo.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

Interactive Gamers Club meets Thursday after school in Room 2115. If you’re a fan of trading card games or roleplaying games, come by to play games and learn about events here at SHS. If you’re interested in more information, or if you’re a beginner that would like to try playing any of those games, come to the meeting or e-mail RFedewa@d125.org.

INTRAMURALS

Archery Club will practice today after school until 5 p.m. in the Field House.

New IM club starting soon!IM Skateboard Club is back and everyone is welcome to join. Come to the informational meeting Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Room 2506. The club will start meeting April 24. Visit the website and register online at www2.d125.org/im/skate.html. You can also visit the PREP office, Room 3040, for more information.

COLLEGE INFORMATION

Senior Athletes: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is offering the Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship from the Sigma Nu fraternity to incoming male freshmen. See Naviance Scholarships for more information. The deadline to submit applications is May 1.

Seniors planning to attend CLC this fall:  The College of Lake County Foundation is offering the CLC Superintendent’s Scholarship, which will cover tuition and fees for the 2014-15 school year. This scholarship is awarded to the SHS senior who has earned the most credits. (In the case of a tie, the scholarship will be awarded to the student with the highest unweighted GPA.). If you have already submitted your CLC application, you will automatically be considered for this award. If you haven’t yet applied to CLC, you have until Monday to be considered for the scholarship.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

If you are interested in marketing, promotions or media relations as a career, there is an available summer internship at a local non-profit. You must have strong writing skills, knowledge of social media platforms and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, as well as reliable transportation. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

Interested in a culinary career? Want to know what it is like to be a pastry chef?  There is a summer opportunity available to intern at a Chicago restaurant. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more details.

If you are interested in participating in a summer career shadow, please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more information at dwillock@d125.org. Find out about more summer opportunities available in the area on the Career Exploration webpage.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Across all races, teacher education in Illinois losing students
Grayslake charter school renewed, but must diversify
Barrington High educator goes from dropout to teacher
Homewood-Flossmoor fires basketball coach over IHSA violations
Chicago school’s staff, parents protest plans for CPS “turnaround”
UIC set to unveil $10 million baseball stadium

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
Auburn University cancels classes over rampage threat
How the new SAT will test vocabulary
Louisville schools shut down social media access after suicide

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Science Olympiad Finishes Second in State
Stevenson finished second to longtime rival New Trier at the Illinois Science Olympiad state finals at the University of Illinois on Saturday. Last year, SHS won its first time title by narrowly defeating New Trier. Both schools will meet again May 16-18 at the National Science Olympiad at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Only 60 high schools are invited to the national competition.

Stevenson won first place in 12 events, with 16 students earning the title of state champion. Emma Buckardt was part of three first-place entries, while six others were part of two winners: David Chen, Brian Zhou, Katherine Liu, Matthew Zhang, Alex Hong and Jessie Wang. Other students who were on first-place teams included Hannah Yan, Vivian Wan, Jason Lu, Becca Nelson, Kathryn Fatina, David Zhang, Borchueh Wu, Shravya Gogula and Kevin Li. Click here to see all of Stevenson’s results.

Two From SHS Selected for State Musical Theater Awards
Sophomores Kaitlin Feely and Jonah Rawitz are among 24 students in the state selected to participate in the third annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards on Saturday, April 25. The event honors outstanding achievement in musical theater performance by high school students. Feely and Rawitz were chosen based on their performances in last fall’s school musical, “In The Heights.”

Only 12 young women and 12 young men are selected for the awards. They will spend the day working with professionals, including team members from “Newsies,” and auditioning in front of a panel of professional judges. Two winners will be selected to be Illinois representatives for the National High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as the Jimmy Awards, on Broadway this summer.

Students Honored for Science Projects
Four SHS students were chosen to present their science projects at the Positive Impact Competition at Wheeling High School on Friday. All four students were named semifinalists in the competition: Freshman Shivani Debhar, sophomore Ajay Varadhan, and juniors Jeremy Lan and Diane Jiang. Their projects were among 25 selected as semifinalists from among more than 80 from around Illinois. Varadhan finished third and Jiang placed fifth.

“Healthy Patriot” Follow-Up Wednesday Morning
SHS athletic trainers Adam Kehoe and Tom Loew will give a follow-up presentation to Monday’s “Healthy Patriot” talk by Northwestern University head athletic trainer Tory Lindley. The presentation, a breakfast meeting for parents, will take place at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Room 2104. Unable to attend the Lindley presentation? Click here to watch the video.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Inaugural Allied Soccer Game Set for Saturday at SHS
Stevenson will play host to Mundelein in the school’s first-ever competition for Allied Soccer, a sport for students with disabilities, at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Stadium. SHS plans to recognize during halftime many of the individuals who made the sport offering a reality, including Superintendent Dr. Eric Twadell. Co-coaches Mark Schartner and Shannon Kolze currently have 17 student-athletes and 13 student-partners (“buddies”) signed up for the program. Three schools will compete with SHS: Mundelein, Vernon Hills and Warren.

Wilner Earns All-America Honors for Illini Gymnastics
Mike Wilner (Class of 2011) earned All-America honors and helped the University of Illinois men’s gymnastics team finish fourth at the NCAA Championships last weekend. Wilner placed sixth on still rings in the individual competition, earning his second consecutive All-America honor in the event.

Stryganek Runs One of Fastest 100 Meters in UI History
University of Illinois sprinter Brandon Stryganek (Class of 2011) won the 100 meters with a time of 10.29 seconds at the Illinois Twilight meet Saturday, the fourth-fastest time in school history. He also was part of the Illini’s 400-meter relay team that won in 39.61, a new facility record.

Girls Lacrosse Fundraiser at Roti Thursday Night
The girls lacrosse team is having a fundraiser at Roti Mediterranean Grill from 6-9 p.m. Thursday. The team will get 20% of all food purchased during the three-hour event. Roti is located at 1240 E. Route 45 in Vernon Hills. Look for the fundraiser flyer in the girls lacrosse web page at www.d125.org/glacrosse.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

The AP Art and Advanced Photography Show is today and Wednesday in the East Glass Commons and Room 7096. The show is open from 8 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. both days, and the public reception will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The Mr. SHS contest is Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Pick up tickets for $5 at the Superstore.

Prom tickets are now on sale at the Superstore and online. The cost is $80 per ticket. SHS students bringing someone from another school must turn in a completed Dance Guest Approval Form, along with a photocopy ID of their guest. You can pick up the guest approval form at the Superstore.

Students and staff are invited to the Illinois Healthy and High Performing Schools Symposium at SHS on Friday. (There is no school on April 18.) Admission is free. Stop by between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to check out exhibits, attend workshops and receive hands-on training. The focus of the symposium is sustainability in the school environment. For more information, go to www.usgbc-illinois.org/events/schoolssymposium/.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

The 50th Anniversary Club will meet today at 3:30 in the Lower ILC.

Guitar Club meets today after school in the Orchestra Room until 5 p.m. All players and all styles are welcome, even absolute beginners or faculty and staff. In addition, vocalists and/or musicians who play other instruments are encouraged to join in and jam. Classical style guitars are provided, but you are allowed to bring your own instrument. If possible, please don’t forget to bring your guitar pic! For questions or more information, you can contact Jacob Kramer at jkramer@d125.org.

INTRAMURALS

New IM club starting soon!IM Skateboard Club is back and everyone is welcome to join. Come to the informational meeting Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Room 2506. The club will start meeting April 24. Visit the website and register online at www2.d125.org/im/skate.html. You can also visit the PREP office, Room 3040, for more information.

Archery Club will practice Wednesday after school until 5 p.m. in the Field House.

COLLEGE INFORMATION

Senior Athletes: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is offering the Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship from the Sigma Nu fraternity to incoming male freshmen. See Naviance Scholarships for more information. The deadline to submit applications is May 1.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

If you are interested in marketing, promotions or media relations as a career, there is an available summer internship at a local non-profit. You must have strong writing skills, knowledge of social media platforms and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, as well as reliable transportation. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

Interested in a culinary career? Want to know what it is like to be a pastry chef?  There is a summer opportunity available to intern at a Chicago restaurant. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more details.

If you are interested in participating in a summer career shadow, please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more information at dwillock@d125.org. Find out about more summer opportunities available in the area on the Career Exploration webpage.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Peoria school board votes to lay off 200 employees
Boy, 13, charged with bringing loaded gun to Aurora school
Elgin Community College moves forward on new Burlington campus
Barrington parents voice concerns about projected class sizes
Geneva schools may stretch out debt, to keep payments level

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
South Carolina pulls out of Common Core testing consortium
Best, brightest and rejected: Elite colleges turn away up to 95%
LA science teacher suspended over students’ projectile projects
Whose views are too extreme for the classroom?
Making math and microscopes more accessible

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Monday, April 14, 2014

FCCLA Wins Seven State Championships
Stevenson won seven state championships at the Illinois Family, Career and Community Leaders of America annual conference in Springfield last weekend.

SHS came out on top in Hospitality, Food Innovation, Sports Nutrition, Nutrition and Wellness, Focus on Children, Preschool Lesson Plan, and Advocacy. The state champions included:

• Brooke Gregorcy and Michelle Pappageorge (Hospitality), including a $6,000 scholarship opportunity

• Madeline Merageas (Food Innovation), including a $6,000 scholarship opportunity

• Michelle Krichevskaya and Peyton Helgeson-Cuitino (Sports Nutrition)

• Jordan Zatz (Food and Nutrition)

• Jamie Blackman (Focus on Children)

• Morgan Harris and Alyssa Niedzwiedz (Preschool Lesson Plan)

• Camryn Hirsch and Rachel Marks (Advocacy)

Four other students earned medals:

  • Yuka Kuwahara and Arielle Shemesh were silver medalists in Food Innovation, including a $4,000 scholarship opportunity

• Robin Cheifetz was a gold medalist in Food and Nutrition

• Jackie Sushan was a gold medalist in Chapter Service Display

Twelve students qualified for the National FCCLA Competition in San Antonio this summer: Kuwahara, Shemesh, Merageas, Cheifetz, Zatz, Hirsch, Marks, Gregorcy, Pappageorge, Krichevskaya, Helgeson-Cuitino and Blackman. More than 800 students took part in last weekend’s conference.

AP Art and Advanced Photography Show Starts Tuesday
The AP Art and Advanced Photography Show will be held Tuesday and Wednesday in the East Glass Commons and Room 7096. The show is open to the school from 8 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. on both days, and the public reception will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 16. Those attending can park in Lot C or D for easiest access.

The show includes work from every student creating an AP Art Portfolio, including: AP 2D Design Media, AP Drawing, AP 3D Design and AP 2D Design Photography. Click here to see a list of students whose works will be displayed.

PE Teacher Completes Hustle Up the Hancock
Adapated Physical Education teacher Scott Summers, who is also the school’s head boys cross country coach and an assistant boys track and field coach, competed in the Hustle Up the Hancock on Sunday to raise money for lung cancer research. He ran on a team with nine other people in memory of Susan E. Williams, who died of lung cancer last fall. Summers ran up 94 floors — a total of 1,692 stairs — in 15 minutes and 36 seconds, finishing 160th out of more than 2,500 competitors.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Badminton
Stevenson at Willowbrook Invitational: The Patriots won all four doubles flights, and had four top-three singles finishes to capture the team title over the host school, 57-52. Katelyn Schroeder and Neva Lui won the No. 1 doubles title, Sakthi Shanmugasundaram and Nicole Xia claimed No. 2, Sophia Liu and Naomi Ecanow stood above the No. 3 field, and Linsey Nowack and Sarah Hou prevailed at No. 4. In singles, Elizabeth Onishchenko was second at No. 3, while three players were third in their flight: Adrian To (No. 1), Margaret Chen (No. 2) and Niveda Tennety (No. 4). – Daily Herald

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson hosted SHS Quadrangular: The Patriots (17-2) went 3-0 on the day, beating Fremd, 15-6, New Trier, 9-2, and Boone, 17-9, and extending their winning streak to eight. Allison Travetto was the scoring leader, notching 18 goals in three contests, including nine against Fremd. Annika Hotchkiss, Ashley Oliver and Melissa Gartenberg scored five apiece. Lauren Burns and Becky Callen split time in goal for all three games; Burns made 21 saves and Callen had 15. – Daily Herald

Boys Water Polo
Stevenson at Lyons Invitational: The Patriots (14-5) beat York, 9-3, to capture fifth place. Earlier in the day, SHS fell to eventual runner-up St. Ignatius, 13-7. – Illpolo.com

Girls Track and Field
Stevenson at Buffalo Grove Invitational: Jackie Setina won the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 4 inches as the Patriots finished seventh as a team. Jessica Karluk was second in the 300-meter hurdles, Lily Marks placed third in the 100 dash, and the 400 relay team of Karluk, Janine Fajardo, Sami Mizock and Juhi Jhaveri finished fourth. There were three fifth-place finishers: Fajardo in the 100 hurdles, Jhaveri in the 100 dash, and the 3,200 relay team of Lindsay Pontello, Jessica Yoa, Riley Kirby and Lauren Williams. Mizock was seventh in the 200 dash, while eighth-place showings were made by Diana Kowalski in discus, Sydney Pacernick in the 3,200, and Pontello in the 800. – Daily Herald (results)

Girls Soccer
Glenbrook South 4, Stevenson 0: At the Pepsi Showdown at Schaumburg’s Olympic Park, the Titans scored three times late in the second half to break open a defensive battle. Sophia Godoy made 13 saves. SHS fell to 1-4-1 while Glenbrook South improved to 6-2. – High School Cube News, Daily Herald

Baseball
Naperville Central 8, Stevenson 3: The Redhawks (5-5) used a five-run fourth inning to break open the game. The Patriots dropped to 3-6. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Boys Volleyball
Stevenson at Warren Invitational: SHS rallied for a 16-25, 25-6, 25-17 win over Mundelein, and fell to Palatine (25-16, 21-25, 25-21) and Mehlville (25-19, 25-23). – Chicago Tribune

Friday’s Varsity Results

Boys Gymnastics
Stevenson at Bob Bohl Gymnastics Invitational: The second-ranked Patriots posted their highest score of the season and captured top honors at the 17-team meet in Mundelein. SHS recorded a team score of 158.15, well ahead of runner-up Mundelein’s 152.95. Zack Gilbert (54.25) and Jacob Guth (52.35) led the Pats with second- and third-place finishes in the all-around, respectively. Arie Feltman-Frank, hampered by a wrist injury, won one of the two events in which he participated, posting a meet-high 9.7 on high bar. Gilbert captured the pommel horse (9.4) and Guth tied for first on vault (9.3). Gilbert also was second in floor exercise and parallel bars, third in still rings and fourth in high bar. Guth was runner-up in pommel horse, third in parallel bars and high bar, and seventh in floor exercise. Feltman-Frank finished seventh in still rings and Elijah Klaber was eighth in pommel horse. – Daily Herald (stats)

Baseball
Stevenson 19, North Chicago 0: LJ Austin hit a three-run homer for the host Patriots (3-5), who snapped a four-game losing streak. – Daily Herald

Boys Water Polo
Stevenson at Lyons Invitational: The Patriots lost to Oak Park, 9-8, in opening round action of the two-day event, falling to 13-4 and ending a four-game win streak. – Illpolo.com

Boys Volleyball
Stevenson at Warren Invitational: Head coach Eric Goolish earned his first career victory as the Patriots beat Hoffman Estates, 27-26, 25-16, on the tournament’s first day. SHS also lost to Lincoln-Way North, 25-21, 25-15. – Chicago Tribune

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

The AP Art and Advanced Photography Show is today and Wednesday in the East Glass Commons and Room 7096. The show is open from 8 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. both days, and the public reception will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The girls lacrosse team is having a fundraiser at Roti Mediterranean Grill from 6-9 p.m. Thursday. The team will get 20% of all food purchased during the three-hour event. Roti is located at 1240 E. Route 45 in Vernon Hills. Look for the fundraiser flyer in the girls lacrosse web page at www.d125.org/glacrosse.

Prom tickets are now on sale at the Superstore and online. The cost is $80 per ticket. SHS students bringing someone from another school must turn in a completed Dance Guest Approval Form, along with a photocopy ID of their guest. You can pick up the guest approval form at the Superstore.

Tickets for Mr. SHSare on sale in the Patriot Superstore. Tickets are $5 each. The Mr. SHS contest will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Performing Arts Center.

Students and staff are invited to the Illinois Healthy and High Performing Schools Symposium at SHS on Friday. (There is no school on April 18.) Admission is free. Stop by between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to check out exhibits, attend workshops and receive hands-on training. The focus of the symposium is sustainability in the school environment. For more information, go to www.usgbc-illinois.org/events/schoolssymposium/.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

The 50th Anniversary Club will meet Tuesday at 3:30 in the Lower ILC.

Guitar Club meets every Tuesday after school in the Orchestra Room until 5 p.m. All players and all styles are welcome, even absolute beginners or faculty and staff. In addition, vocalists and/or musicians who play other instruments are encouraged to join in and jam. Classical style guitars are provided, but you are allowed to bring your own instrument. If possible, please don’t forget to bring your guitar pic! For questions or more information, you can contact Jacob Kramer at jkramer@d125.org.

INTRAMURALS

New IM club starting soon! IM Skateboard Club is back and everyone is welcome to join. Come to the informational meeting Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Room 2506. The club will start meeting April 24. Visit the website and register online at www2.d125.org/im/skate.html. You can also visit the PREP office, Room 3040, for more information.

Archery Club will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Field House for practice.

COLLEGE INFORMATION

Senior Athletes: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is offering the Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship from the Sigma Nu fraternity to incoming male freshmen. See Naviance Scholarships for more information. The deadline to submit applications is May 1.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

If you are interested in marketing, promotions or media relations as a career, there is an available summer internship at a local non-profit. You must have strong writing skills, knowledge of social media platforms and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, as well as reliable transportation. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

Interested in a culinary career? Want to know what it is like to be a pastry chef?  There is a summer opportunity available to intern at a Chicago restaurant. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more details.

If you are interested in participating in a summer career shadow, please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more information at dwillock@d125.org. Find out about more summer opportunities available in the area on the Career Exploration webpage.

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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.