Friday, November 30, 2012

Senior Picked for Daily Herald Leadership Team
Senior Michelle Kelrikh has been selected to the 2012-13 Lake County Daily Herald Leadership Team, which recognizes high school students who excel in volunteerism and community service. She and other team members will be featured in a special edition of the newspaper’s Neighbor section on Friday, December 21.

Winter Dance Concert This Weekend
The Winter Dance Concert will be held this weekend in the Performing Arts Center. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5, and can be purchased at the door.

Stevenson Burger Challenge Results
Thursday night’s Stevenson Burger Challenge at Tom and Eddie’s raised almost $200 for the March of Dimes. The winning burger was the Steak-n-Bacon burger, of which 104 were sold. The Aloha Burger came in second (61 sold) and the Why Not a Brat Burger was third (27 sold).

Vicki Trettin Memorial Service Details
Details have been announced for the memorial service for retired SHS support staff member Vicki Trettin, who died last week. The service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 16, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 148 E. Third St., in Elmhurst.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball
Zion-Benton 67, Stevenson 47: After entering halftime with a one-point lead, the visiting Zee-Bees (4-1, 1-0) pulled away in the second half. Kari Moffat led SHS (0-4, 0-1) with 17 points. Alex Elzinga had 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Sophia Way added 10 points. – Daily Herald (boxscore), Lincolnshire Review

Low Named Pioneer Press Soccer Player of the Year
Quentin Low, the senior goalkeeper for Stevenson’s boys soccer team, has been honored as the Pioneer Press All-Area Player of the Year. Low allowed just 12 goals and had 18 shutouts during the season, helping the Patriots qualify for their first-ever appearance in the state tournament. Senior defender Ross Comitor was named to the second team, while classmates Mike Weinstein (defender) and Toshiki Niimi (forward) received honorable mention.

Miller Earns Golfer of the Year Honor from Pioneer Press
Senior Stephanie Miller, who won her second state golf championship in October, has been named the Pioneer Press All-Area Player of the Year. Miller also captured her third North Suburban Conference.

Pioneer Press Honors Two Boys Golfers
Senior Reed Aren was named to the second team of the Pioneer Press All-Area Boys Golf Team. Classmate Jack Spellman was an honorable mention selection.

Seven Swimmers Earn All-Conference Honors
Seven members of the girls swimming and diving team earned all-North Suburban Conference honors for 2012: senior Madison Blaydes, and juniors Leah Bloodgood, Rebecca Hannon, Riley Kirby, Isabella Tomassetti, Julia Wawer and Cheryl Xiang. All achieved all-NSC status by winning conference championships. Individual titles were won by Blaydes in the 500 freestyle, Wawer in the 50 free, and Bloodgood in the 100 breaststroke. SHS also won three relay crowns: Xiang, Blaydes, Kirby and Wawer comprised the 400 free relay; Wawer, Blaydes, Hannon and Xiang were the 200 free relay; and Blaydes, Bloodgood, Kirby and Tomassetti made up the 200 medley relay roster.

Four Named to Daily Herald All-Area Football Team
Four Patriots were selected to the Daily Herald All-Area Football Team, which was announced today. Sophomore quarterback Willie Bourbon, senior running back/cornerback Anthony Bozin, junior wide receiver/safety Matt Morrissey, and junior offensive tackle Zach Novoselsky. F0ur other players earned honorable mention: seniors Joe Marchese (center) and Alan Velev (wide receiver), and sophomores Nick Dillon (defensive tackle) and Cameron Green (wide receiver).

Two Pats Named to Pioneer Press Volleyball Team
Senior Liza Pflugradt and junior Khaila Donaldson, a pair of outside hitters, were named to the second-team unit of the Pioneer Press All-Lake Shore Area Girls Volleyball Team. Senior middle blocker Jenna Radtke and senior setter Anne Geocaris were honorable mention choices.

Girls Gymnastics, Wrestling Season Previews
The Daily Herald today has season previews for girls gymnastics and wrestling. After finishing second in the state last year, head girls gymnastics coach Judy Harwood enters her 23rd season in rebuilding mode. Seventh-year wrestling head coach Shane Cook also has a young squad, led by 2012 state qualifier Justin Weber.

Proviso West Pairings Show Monday Night
Stevenson’s boys basketball team is participating in the Proviso West Holiday Tournament for the first time. Who will the Patriots play? Find out at 7:30 p.m. Monday, when tournament officials announce pairings live at www.pwhoops.com. | Tournament newsletter (PDF)

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Attention all sophomores and juniors interested in applying for the FMP program for 2013-14: There will be an informational meeting during the lunch hours today in the West Auditorium. FMP first-year applications will be available on the FMP website, www.d125.org/fmp, beginning today. Applications will be due December 19.

German Exchange Trip: Applications and final decisions are due today to either Dean Ginnan in Room 2400 or Ms. Richardt in 2434.

Junior PE Leadership and Alternative PE applications are out and due January 11. They can be printed off the Physical Welfare website or in the West PE Office. Accepted candidates will be posted after finals.

Clubs & Activities

Key Club’s next general meeting is Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30 in Room 7036. Come sign up for activities and listen to our guest speakers from SRACLC discuss volunteer opportunities. New members are always welcome.

Intramurals

Don’t forget that IM Volleyball team packets are due next week! If your team has not picked up a packet, please do so ASAP in Room 3044.

From the Career Exploration Program

Any student wishing to learn more about career options through a career shadow or email mentorship, please email Business Liaison Diane Willock at dwillock@d125.org or call 847-415-4125 to schedule an appointment. More information can also be found here.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
FRR – free registration required to read entire article
Illinois high court upholds school funding system
More Illinois students leaving state for college (FRR)
CTU: Charters are “privatization schemes masquerading” as ed policy
Tentative contract deal reached in Woodland District 50
New proposals, but no deal for teachers in Grayslake District 46
Northwestern launches research on innocent women in jail
Chief: No charges in case of Antioch teacher grabbing student
Four leaving Richmond-Spring Grove school boards

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
U. of Wisconsin system unveils flexible degrees for working adults
Popularity of early decision up, but not its edge
Next draft of common science standards to hit in January
Kentucky moves to tighten oversight of middle school athletics

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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