Monday, June 14, 2021

Announcing Stevenson’s Daily Digest: Special Editions
While the Daily Digest usually goes on hiatus over the breaks, this summer, we will be distributing special editions of the Daily Digest for athletics! Given that we still have nine more sports teams competing until mid-June, we want to be sure that our entire Stevenson community stays up-to-date on our amazing athletes. Check out the latest athletic results and news below!

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS

Boys Tennis Takes Third in State!
For the third time in the last three IHSA Boys Tennis seasons, the Stevenson Patriots came away with a trophy and a top three finish. In 2018, the program earned Runner-Up honors, followed by a third place finish in 2019, and a third place finish this past weekend. Senior Eric Perkowski took third place in Singles, after Ansh Shah from Hinsdale Central defaulted in the final match. Sophomore Ashvath Madhushankar played into the fifth round before falling to Casey Hishinuma from Palatine. The doubles team of Junio Gabriel Visotsky and Sophomore Ervin Perkowski advanced to the consolation quarterfinals, but came up short to Glenbard West. Seniors Payton Adkisson and Daniel Tulchinskiy also advanced to the consolation quarterfinals before losing a close match to the doubles team from Barrington. Along with the third place finish in state, the program closes out the 2021 season with a 15-1 record, a NSC Championship, and a Sectional title.

Morales Hired as Next Head Girls Tennis Coach
Jose Morales has been hired to replace Lexxi Kiven as the next head girls tennis coach at Stevenson. Kiven resigned from the position this spring to pursue a career opportunity in California. Morales is currently a tennis program manager for Midtown Athletic Clubs. He attended high school at Unidad Educativa Tomas Moro in Quito, Ecuador and later competed for Bethel College in Mishawaka, IN where he was the team captain for two years and earned a B.A. in Business Administration. Girls tennis tryouts will start on Aug. 9, 2021 and more information on tryouts can be found on the Girls tennis webpage.

All-Conference Honors Rolling in for Stevenson Summer Sports
Baseball

  • All-Conference: Junior Jordan Skolmar, Senior Benji Ries,
  • Honorable Mention: Sophomore Michael Belbot, Senior Ethan Ge, Junior Joey Little

Boys Volleyball

  • All-Conference: Senior Ethan Holub, Junior Daniel Nuudel, Senior Ryan Myers
  • Honorable Mention: Junior Murad Shahzadah

Boys Lacrosse

  • All-Conference: Junior Ryan Hynes
  • Honorable Mention: Senior Darius Clemons

Girls Lacrosse

  • All-Conference: Sophomore Lili Sorenson, Sophomore Megan Randol, Sophomore Teagan Hendricks, Sophomore Alex Varshavsky, Sophomore Angela Ran
  • Honorable Mention: Junior Abby Kogan

Girls Soccer

  • All-Conference: Senior Abby Kalou, Senior Gabi Nyc, Senior Nicole Schmidt, Senior Kayla Constabileo, Sophomore Bella Chavez
  • Honorable Mention: Senior Dakota Leonard, Sophomore Mandy Meliker

Softball

  • All-Conference: Senior Haley Barnes, Junior Elle Ruchim
  • Honorable Mention: Junior Lexi Gitler, Junior Allie Stevens

Wrestling

  • All-Conference: Yet to be named
  • Honorable Mention: Yet to be named

Recent Athletics Results
Boys Bowling
Stevenson bowlers combined for a team score of 6362 and a first place finish in the ISBPA High School Bowling Championships. Ryan Lerman won the individual title with a six-game pinfall of 1394 and Nicholas Sternes came in eighth place with a score of 1306. See the complete results.

Girls Soccer
The varsity girls soccer team lost a hard fought battle to Libertyville in the class 3A sectional final. Both teams evenly matched, Libertyville scored their goal late in the second half, making the final score 1-0. This is the third year in a row the Patriots have advanced to the sectional finals. Stevenson ends their season with a 15-4-1 overall record, and 6-1 in conference. See full media coverage from the Daily Herald.

Girls Lacrosse
The Patriots lost the sectional final against Lake Forest to close out the season with a 13-5 record. Lili Sorenson led the Patriots with three goals and 10 draw controls. Teagan Hendricks, Lizzy Dublier and Adeline Brady also scored goals and Angela Ran and Maria Lukz had a combined total of 12 controlled ground balls to secure possession for the team. Alex Varshavsky caused three turnovers, while Megan Randol made 14 saves.

Girls Track & Field
Ella O’Neall came in third at state in the shot put with a throw of 13.10 meters. O’Neall becomes just the fourth female thrower in SHS history to place in the top 10 in the event at the IHSA State Finals. Tammy Renda won the event in 1995, Rachel Redmond placed seventh in 2010 and Camille Clay placed ninth in 2018.

Wrestling
Stevenson defeated Lake Forest 44-30 in a pivotal NSC dual match, to close out the 2021 season with a 17-5 record, securing second place in the conference. Kei Yamato and Jacob Whiting won by pin and Lorenzo Frezza and Allan Kantor won by major decision.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Announcing Stevenson’s Daily Digest: Special Editions
While the Daily Digest usually goes on hiatus over the breaks, this summer, we will be distributing special editions of the Daily Digest for athletics! Given that we still have nine more sports teams competing until mid-June, we want to be sure that our entire Stevenson community stays up-to-date on our amazing athletes. Check out the latest athletic results and news below!

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS

Boys Bowling Qualifies for ISBPA State Tournament
Members of the Boys Varsity Bowling team qualified for the Illinois State Bowling Proprietors Association State Tournament. Since the IHSA was unable to host the State Finals this year, the ISBPA organized an event for some of the best programs in the state to compete. The Boy’s Division will bowl on Saturday, June 12 at 11:00 a.m. at Stardust Bowl, in Addison, IL. Ryan Lerman, Ryan Grabiner, Joey Gluck, Josh Lerner, Nicholas Sternes and Ender Starr will be representing Stevenson in the event.

SHS Junior to Compete at Girls Track & Field State Finals
Junior Ella O’Neall will be competing in the IHSA State Finals on Saturday on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL. O’Neall qualified in both the shot put and discus, after finishing second in both events at the IHSA Sectional with throws of 12.82 meters in the shot put and 41.86 meters in the discus. Her shot put throw of 13.54 meters earlier this season, is a new Stevenson record. Both events begin at 12:00 p.m. Event results will be available on the IHSA website or through Athletic.net immediately after they are verified by meet officials.

Recent Athletics Results
Boys Volleyball
The varsity boys volleyball team fell in three hardfought sets to the Maine West Warriors (19-25, 25-17, 25-27) in the Regional Semifinals of the IHSA State Series this past Tuesday night. Offensive leaders included Ryan Myers (13 kills with one ace serve), Ethan Holub (13 kills), Akaash Tanjore (five kills), Karl Lutz (six kills with one ace serve), Samuel Nuudel (three kills) and Eric Hartman (three kills). Daniel Nuudel contributed five kills, two ace serves and dished out 38 assists. Defensively, Murad Shahzadah contributed 10 digs and also had an ace serve. The Patriots end their summer campaign with a 18-5 overall record, with a 6-1 conference record.

Wrestling
The Patriots picked up two wins against Jacobs and McHenry on Tuesday night in the Stevenson Stadium. Lorenzo Frezza and Thomas Schoolman won by pin in the 44-31 victory over Jacobs. In the McHenry match, Frezza, Allen Kantor, Arad Peregoudov, Jair Diaz and Will Toscano all won by pin. Their final dual meet of the IHSA season is at Lake Forest today at 4:00 p.m. There are no visiting fans allowed at Lake Forest today.

Girls Lacrosse
Stevenson (11-3) won a close matchup, 10-9, against Libertyville in Wednesday night’s Sectional semifinal game. Lili Sorenson and Teagan Hendricks each scored three goals, while Jordyn Ackerman (two goals), Aliyah Omran (one goal) and Michelle Cabrera (one goal) contributed, as well. Megan Randol made nine saves, including several within the final minutes of the competition to seal the victory. They head to Lake Forest High School (West campus) for the final on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. West campus is located at 300 S. Waukegan Rd. in Lake Forest, IL and admission is free.

Girls Soccer
Stevenson (15-3-1, 6-1) eliminated Warren Township High School in the sectional semifinals of the state playoffs, 4-0. Bella Chevez scored first to put the Patriots on top in the first half. That was followed by a goal from Abby Kalou, assisted by Tess Koleno. During the second half, freshman Eli Egeland found the back of the net twice and was assisted by Abby Kalou and Nicole Schmidt. The Patriots will play in the state playoff sectional final tonight at Libertyville High School at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free, but if you’re unable to attend, the match can be viewed at: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/libertyville-high-school-libertyville-il

Boys Tennis
Eric Perkowski remained unbeaten after Day 1 in the IHSA Class 2A State Finals and will meet up with Hinsdale Central’s Noah Hernandez at Hersey High School this morning. The doubles team of Daniel Tulchinskiy/Payton Adkisson won their first two matches on Thursday, but lost 6-2, 6-3 to Hersey. They will face Dominik Kaminski and Mark Ter-Saakyants from Glenbrook South at Fremd High School in the back draw. Also in the backdraw are singles player Ashvath Madhushankar, who will face Casey Hishinuma (Fremd H.S.) at Wheeling High School and the doubles team of Gabriel Visotsky and Ervin Perkowski. Visotsky and Perkowski also won two matches on Thursday, but fell short against New Trier. They will take on Nikunj Tyagi and Akshay Baid from Matea Valley, also at Fremd High School. All Friday morning matches begin at 8 a.m. View the IHSA Tennis Brackets.

Boys Track & Field Sectional
The Boys Track and Field team placed 5th at the 16 team Grayslake Central Sectional and qualified athletes for state competition in three different events, the High Jump, the 4×100 and 4×200 meter relays. The team of Zach Goldman, David Smolensky, Marcus Casselberry and Jimmy Davis were Sectional Champions in the 4×200 meter relay and were Sectional runner ups in the 4×100 meter relay running season Best times of 1:31.48 and 43.33 respectively. Mark Hellwig was the runner up in the high jump with fellow teammate Stephen Friehammer placing sixth in the event. Shrijan Muralidharan was the only other Patriot to place in a field event, doing so by taking sixth in the triple jump. David Smolensky finished his night by running a personal best time of 22.64 and placing third in the 200 meters. Marcus Casselberry placed fourth and just missed qualifying in the 300 intermediate hurdles running a personal best and new Frosh/Soph School Record time of 41.25. In the distance events, Tyler Roberts placed third in the 3200 with a personal best time of 9:59.94. Check out all the results.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Announcing Stevenson’s Daily Digest: Special Editions
While the Daily Digest usually goes on hiatus over the breaks, this summer, we will be distributing special editions of the Daily Digest for athletics! Given that we still have nine more sports teams competing until mid-June, we want to be sure that our entire Stevenson community stays up-to-date on our amazing athletes. Check out the latest athletic results and news below!

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS

All-State Honors for Water Polo, Girls Volleyball
Congratulations to the following Patriot athletes, who received All-State recognition this week for the spring season!

Picture Day Photos Now Available for Online Ordering
Individual portraits from your picture day are now available to view and order online. Please use the link and instructions below to access your photos:

  1. Go to the VIP website.
  2. Select “View now” on the green Sports Team & Individual tile.
  3. Select your school year and team name (individual images will appear in the gallery under your team name).
  4. Follow the instructions to select your package or products and enter your information.
  5. You will receive a confirmation email.

VIP is currently working on uploading team photos. If your team has not yet been posted, you can still order your package, and we will print and deliver it as soon as your team is ready. With the volume of teams we photographed this spring, there may be a delay in your order. Thank you for your patience. If you have any questions, please contact VIP at support@vipis.com.

A Look Ahead at IHSA Postseason Competition
Stevenson hosts its final wrestling match of the 2020-21 season tonight as Jacobs and McHenry visit the Stevenson Stadium for a 5 p.m. start, weather permitting. If the match is moved inside to the Sportscenter, it will start at 6 p.m.
Boys volleyball begins postseason play tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Glenbrook South. Spectators are welcome, and the price for admission is $5.00 at the gate.

Recent Athletics Results
Boys Tennis
With a team score of 26, Stevenson defeated the field to win the IHSA Sectional and advance two doubles and two singles entries to the IHSA State Finals this week. Eric Perkowski defeated Barrington’s Pranav Gadiraju-Barr, 6-3, 6-3 to capture the Singles Title. Ashvath Madhushankar defeated Deven Carse from Barrington, 7-5, 7-6 to take third place. In the Doubles bracket, Payton Adkisson and Daniel Tulchinskiy defeated Paik/Wazir from Barrington, 6-4, 6-3 for the Sectional Championship and Gabriel Visotsky/Ervin Perkowski took third in a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Mills/Shroff from Barrington. Seeds for the IHSA State Finals come out this evening, and play begins on Thursday at 8 a.m. Stevenson’s VHAC courts are being used in this year’s tournament for Thursday matches only. All other matches will be played at District 214 courts. Friday’s matches will be played at Hersey, Buffalo Grove, Palatine, Wheeling, Rolling Meadows, and Fremd, with Hersey and Buffalo Grove the hosts for Saturday play. You can follow the tournament at ihsa.org.

Baseball
Both teams were strong on the mound, but Prospect was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a 3-2 victory over the Patriots on Monday in the Regional Final game. Daniel Cabrales started the game for the Patriots and recorded 12 outs. Cabrales started the game for Stevenson. The southpaw went four innings, allowing two runs on five hits and striking out five. Ethan Ge took the loss for the Patriots. The pitcher lasted two innings, allowing four hits and one run while striking out two and walking one. The Patriots launched one home run on the day when Benji Ries went yard in the fifth inning. The Patriots end their season with a 15-13-1 overall record and 8-6 in the North Suburban Conference.

Girls Lacrosse
In Sectional Quarterfinal action, the Girls Lacrosse (11-3) team defeated Warren Township 16-3 to advance to the Semifinal matchup. They will go up against the Wildcats from Libertyville on Wednesday, June 9, at 4:30 p.m. at the Stevenson Stadium. Advance tickets can be purchased here for $5 or at the gate. The game can also be viewed on the NFHS Network.

Boys Lacrosse
A 12-10 loss to Palatine ended the season for the Boys Lacrosse team. After spotting the host Pirates six goals in the first half, the Patriots fought back but couldn’t overcome the early deficit. The program finished the season with an overall record of 7-8.

Girls Soccer
Stevenson (14-3-1, 6-1) defeated Mount Prospect High School 4-1 in the regional championship. Senior Abby Kalou scored 3 goals during the match. Kalou’s first goal came early in the first half and was assisted by Gabi Nyc. Brynn Stein added a goal, assisted by Alyssa Bende. Kalou scored the Patriots third goal of the first half, assisted by Ella Hong. Kalou added another goal in the second half, assisted by Elli Pease. This is the third year in a row the Patriots have taken the regional title. Stevenson will continue their playoff run at Warren Township High School tonight at 6 p.m.

Friday, June 4, 2021

Announcing Stevenson’s Daily Digest: Special Editions
While the Daily Digest usually goes on hiatus over the breaks, this summer, we will be distributing special editions of the Daily Digest for athletics! Given that we still have nine more sports teams competing until mid-June, we want to be sure that our entire Stevenson community stays up-to-date on our amazing athletes. Check out the latest athletic results and news below!

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS

Patriots Share Feedback on the Student-Athlete Voice Survey
Spring and summer sports have been at full speed since late March, and our student athletes were ready to get back on the field, in the pool, on the track and on the court! With additional safety measures in place, players and coaches alike rose to the challenge. Student-athletes shared out some of their experiences as they returned to the competitive arena. Highlights below:

  • “Field hockey is sort of like a support system for me. I know that I can go to my teammates or coaches if I need to. I feel as though this sport has given me a healthy outlet to relieve stress and has also taught me how to effectively accept and work through challenges.”
  • “Coach did a great job making the environment safe and happy. He also did a really nice job teaching the players how to improve from mistakes.”
  • “It’s so nice to be on a team where we are all there for each other and have such a fun time together. I love getting to see my teammates everyday.”
  • “It helps an emotional balance because you can create bonds with individuals and friendships that will last a long time.”

With so many students having great spring and summer athletic experiences, we can’t wait to have them back in the fall!

Celebrate the 2021 Boys Water Polo State Championship
Support our boys water polo state champions and order some championship apparel! Deadline to order is Monday, June 7, at midnight. Click here and follow the instructions.

Registration Open for Summer Athletic Camp
Summer athletic camp registration is open through Patriot Recreation Education Program (PREP). Check out the options for both youth and high school sports camps on the PREP web page, and sign up today!

A Look Ahead at IHSA Postseason Competition
IHSA Baseball Action Today at SHS

The #6 Patriots take on #11 Wheeling today at the Varsity Baseball Field in Regional Semifinal Play. First pitch is 1:00 p.m. If they win, they will advance to the regional finals against the winner of the #3 Prospect/#14 Rolling Meadows game, being played today at 4:30 p.m. at Mt. Prospect. The regional finals is scheduled for Monday at 4:30 p.m. at the location of the higher seed. You can view the entire IHSA Bracket here.
Lacrosse Programs to Host Postseason Action
Both the Boys and Girls Lacrosse programs will be hosting IHSA sectional competitions in the next few days. Tonight, the boys program plays host to Buffalo Grove High School at 6:30 p.m. in the Stevenson Stadium. Since it is an IHSA game, the cost of admission is $5.00, but parents of the senior athletes receive free admission. Coach Tom Hake will recognize his senior class, consisting of Darius Clemons, AJ Fieri, Owen Hancock, Alexandre LaPointe-St. George, Andrew Maher, Tom Odjav, Jake Plueger, Joseph Silberman, and Anthony Spina.
On Monday, June 7, the Girls Lacrosse program welcomes the Warren Township Blue Devils to the Stevenson Stadi[um for an IHSA sectional semifinal at 4:30 p.m. Admission is $5.00. Advance tickets for both the boys and girls games are available here, and both contests will also be streamed on NFHS Network.

Stevenson Hosting the IHSA Tennis Sectional Today
If you can’t make it out to the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex tennis courts today for live tennis action, starting at 10 a.m., you can follow the brackets here. Stevenson is going after its 15th straight IHSA Sectional Championship (no tournament in 2020). The first four (4) places in both doubles and singles shall advance from each sectional tournament to the IHSA State Finals next week.

Recent Athletics Results
Girls Track & Field
The Stevenson Girls’ Track & Field team competed at the IHSA 3A Sectionals Wednesday night at Grayslake North High School, taking 7th place out of 13 schools. Junior Ella O’Neall took second place in two events, with a throw of 12.82 meters in shot put and a throw of 41.86 meters in discus. Ella qualified for the IHSA state meet in both shot put and discus and will be competing next weekend, Saturday June 12, at Eastern Illinois University. The 4×100 meter relay team of Jade Cadichon, Eve Traficanti, Ava Mecir, and Katelyn Robinson took third place with a season best time of 49.75 seconds, while the 4×200 meter relay team of Cadichon, Carmen Biel, Mecir, and Robinson placed fourth also with a season best of 1:49.70. Senior Jade Cadichon finished her Stevenson career with a personal best in the 100 meter finishing in fifth with a time of 12.82. Finishing in sixth for the Patriots were junior Eve Traficanti in the 400 meter dash (1:02.38) and sophomore Ava Mecir in the 200 meter dash (27.22). Cadichon also placed seventh in the 200 meter dash 27.37 and sophomore Alex Wu was seventh in triple jump (9.76 meters). Eighth place finishers of the night were senior Natali Freihammer in discus (34.78 meters), freshman Adeline Gobble in the 800 meter run (2:23.76), senior Emma Potocki in high jump (1.40 meters), and the 4×400 meter relay team of Shannon Moser, Eve Traficanti, Ashley Anderson, and Katelyn Robinson (4:22.85). Congratulations to everyone on an amazing season and good luck to Ella next week at State Finals.

Girls Soccer
Stevenson (13-3-1, 6-1) defeated Palatine High School 5-0 in the opening round of the regional semifinal playoffs. During the first half, Gabbi Nyc scored the first goal off a corner kick by Bella Chavez. Following were goals by Brynn Stein, assisted by Bella Chavez, Bri Welter, assisted by Eli Egeland and Abby Kalou, assisted by Arri Chavez. During the second half, Brynn Stein scored her second goal of the game, assisted by Ella Hong. The Patriots will play in the regional final game vs Prospect High School on Saturday, June 5 at 10:00am at the SHS Stadium.Admission is $5. Advance tickets can be purchased here. The game will also be streamed on NFHS Network.

Softball
The Patriots clinched a chance to play for a regional title with a victory over Zion-Benton on Wednesday, June 3. As the #6 seed, they traveled on Thursday to Mt. Prospect to play the Knights from Prospect High School, the #3 seed in the tournament. Stevenson fell behind early, trailing 4-1 in the 4th and couldn’t recover in the 8-2 loss. Haley Barnes pitched 4 innings giving up 6 runs on 10 hits, no walks and 7 strikeouts. Olivia Ringham pitched 2 innings giving up 2 runs on 3 hits, 3 walks and 2 strikeouts. Elle Ruchim had a solo homerun in the 5th, and Barnes and Gitler contributed with a double, and RBI single, respectively. Overall, the team finished 12-8 on the season and third in the NSC with a 8-6 record.

Boys Volleyball
The boys varsity volleyball team (18-4, 6-1) fell in 2 sets to the Lake Park Lancers last night, 19-25, 20-25, to close out the regular season. Ryan Myers (7 kills), Ethan Holub (4 kills), and Akaash Tanjore (3 kills and 1 solo block) led the offensive charge for Stevenson. Daniel Nuudel dished out 12 assists and went 7-7 with 1 ace from the service line. Murad Shahzadah went 6-6 with 1 ace serve and recorded 5 digs. The Patriots now turn their focus to the postseason as they prepare to return to action Tuesday night (5:30 pm at Glenbrook South High School) to play the winner of Monday’s Regional match between Maine West and Rochelle Zell. The full IHSA State Series schedule can be found here.

Girls Lacrosse
Jordyn Ackerman and Lili Sorenson each scored 4 goals and had two assists a piece to lead the Patriots in a 16-6 win over Warren Township. Tessie Primack (+2 assists), Abby Kogan, Michelle Cabrera, Lizzy Dublier, Lauren Alcazar, Emma Sturgeon, Adeline Brady (+1 assist), and Alex Varshavsky all also contributed with one goal each. They travel to Deerfield today for a 1:45 pm start.

Boys Track & Field
The Patriot Boys Track team came up victorious in winning its third consecutive North Suburban Conference Championship last evening. The only individual champion was Mark Hellwig in the High Jump with a jump of 6′ 0.75″. Hellwig also took 2nd in the pole vault after a tie and a jump off. Other Field Event placers included Stephen Friehammer in the High Jump taking 2nd place and a Personal best jump of 5’9″, Robert Martin in the Discus taking 5th place, and Shrijan Muralidharan placing 6th with a personal best of 19’9″ in the Long jump. On the track, David Smolensky placed 2nd in the 200 and 3rd in the 100 meters. Zach Goldman also placed 6th in both the 100 and 200 meters. Smolensky and Goldman teamed up with Marcus Casselberry and Jacob Kurek to place 3rd in both the 4×100 and 4×200 meter relays running a season best time in the 4×200 meter relay of 1:31.95. Trevor Abbott had a huge personal best, dropping over 2 seconds in the 400 meters and running a time of 53.74 and placing 4th. Shreyas Khati had a huge night placing 2nd in both the 110 High Hurdles and the 300 Intermediate Hurdles with personal bests of 16.42 and 42.61. Braden Burns also placed 5th in the 110 High Hurdles with a PR of 17.82 and Casselberry placed 3rd in the 300 Intermediate Hurdles with a PR of 42.74. In the Distance events, Tyler Roberts placed 5th with a new best time of 10:14.9 in the 3200 and the 4 x 800 meter relay team of Tarun Kalyana-Sundarum, Tyler Goetting, Sharan Satish, and Stephen Moy took 5th. The 4×400 relay team of Abbott, Casselberry, Khati, & Muralidharan ran a season best of 3:35.88 and placed third which sealed the Conference Championship as they needed to finish at least 2 places in front of the Lake Zurich Bears. Next up is the sectional next Thursday at Grayslake Central.

Wrestling
Stevenson defeated Deerfield 43-24. Jacob Whiting and Kei Yamato won by fall. Cole Rhemrev and Lorenzo Frezza won by technical fall. In the second match of the triangular, the Patriots defeated Huntley 45-24. Arad Peregoudov, Shawn Tokmovtsev, Aerie Guzman, Jair Diaz, and Jacob Whiting won by fall and Cole Rhemrev won by technical fall. They are back in action tomorrow at Evanston at 9:00 a.m.

 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Announcing Stevenson’s Daily Digest: Special Editions
While the Daily Digest usually goes on hiatus over the breaks, this summer, we will be distributing special editions of the Daily Digest for athletics! Given that we still have nine more sports teams competing until mid-June, we want to be sure that our entire Stevenson community stays up-to-date on our amazing athletes. Check out the latest athletic results and news below!

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS

Recent Athletics Results
Girls Water Polo

For the sixth time in the last six seasons, the girls water polo team stood on the podium to receive a state trophy. This year’s IHSA runner up finish was the pinnacle to a 28-3 season and one in which the team claimed a conference championship and an IHSA Sectional championship. Maria Mossakowski and Belle Cloeter had two goals apiece to lead the Patriots in the 15-6 loss to Naperville North, while Faith Ma, Yachi Patel and Elizabeth White all contributed one. Goalie Maggie Bauwens had six blocked shots and three steals. Check out complete coverage by the Daily Herald here.

Boys Water Polo
Capping off a perfect 30-0 season, the boys water polo team earned its second IHSA State Championship, defeating Lyons Township 15-8. Drew Wangard and Dimitriy Kobets led the attack with 4 goals each. Several other Patriots contributed in the scoring column: Sammy Maya (2), Jacob Whiting (2), Nathan Mossman (1), Hemsith Seneviratna (1), Angelos Koutsogeorgas (1). Alex Mitchell was solid in the goal, posting 12 saves in the victory. The boys water polo program under Coach Sean Wimer has made nine straight appearances in the IHSA State Finals, winning a State Runner-Up trophy in 2015 and 2016 and a State Championship in 2017 and 2021. Check out complete coverage by the Daily Herald here.

Tennis
The boys tennis team captured their 20th North Suburban Conference title on Friday, behind strong play from the entire lineup. The doubles teams of Payten Adkisson/Daniel Tulchinskiy (#1), Ervin Perkowski/Gabriel Visotsky (#2), Kevin Fei/Gautham Kappagunthula (#3), and Raj Sachar/Daniel Jowarski (#4) all captured NSC Championships. Nicholas Stec placed second at #1 Singles, while Ashvath Madhushankar and Thomas Gong secured NSC Titles at #2 and #3 singles, respectively. Check out complete coverage by the Daily Herald here. Stevenson will host the IHSA Sectional on Friday, June 4, at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex courts.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Congratulations, Grads!
Seniors, you made it! We are so proud of all of you and hope that your senior year, especially these last few weeks of Senior Fest, provided a lifetime of memories as you embark on your new adventure. Whether it be college, trade school, a gap year or military service, we hope you continue to espouse our Stevenson values: commitment to self, others and learning. Before you leave, don’t forget to check out our Facebook page for photos throughout Senior Fest!
One last thing, seniors: If you would like for a chance to take a photo with your name on our marquee (digital sign next to our Route 22 entrance), check out our schedule below! Please note that the names for the day begin a new rotation every 10 minutes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Saturday, May 29, and Saturday, June 5: Aamer – Connolly
  • Sunday, May 30 and Sunday, June 6: Constabileo – Grabiner
  • Monday, May 31 and Monday, June 7: Grace – Kobets
  • Tuesday, June 1 and Tuesday, June 8: Kobler – Mikulec
  • Wednesday, June 2 and Wednesday, June 9: Miller – Rainis
  • Thursday, June 3 and Thursday, June 10: Ram – Strusiner
  • Friday, June 4 and Friday, June 11: Sturgeon – Zizzo

To the rest of our Patriots, have a wonderful summer break, and we look forward to seeing our summer school students in a couple weeks!

Enjoy Your New Shades, Pats!
Thanks to all of our students for stopping by our last “Spring into Summer with Self-Care” event last Friday to pick up some new shades! Don’t forget to “stay cool” this summer by continuing with well-balanced self-care. For more information about self-care, mental health and wellness, remember that you can always visit Student Activities’ Destress 125 hub!

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Stevenson Library Goes Virtual for the Summer
School may be out for the summer, but our library is still here for you!
The SHS Library will be available digitally to all students all summer long. Students can check out ebooks and audiobooks, access digital newspapers and magazines, and reach out to the librarians for help!

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS

A Big Thank You to Our Athletes and Parents
In a year with so many unknowns and unique challenges, the Stevenson coaches and athletic staff would like to extend a huge thank you to the over 1,900 student-athletes who participated in our 43 programs. A special thank you to the parents for staying abreast with constant communication from our office, organizing transportation to and from practices and competitions, and patience with the sport guidance and spectator policies. Congratulations to all of our Stevenson Patriots!

IHSA Postseason Play Tickets on Sale Now!
For the upcoming IHSA Regional Girls Soccer Games and IHSA Sectional Boys and Girls Lacrosse Games, the Illinois High School Association has set a $5 admission fee. You may create an account here and purchase tickets in advance. Tickets can be presented at the gate via mobile device or hard copy.

Athletic Results for May 27
Boys Water Polo
Drew Wangard’s five goals propelled the Patriots past the Conant Cougars, 17-7, sending the squad into tonight’s IHSA Boys Water Polo State semifinal match at 7 p.m. vs. Neuqua Valley. Several others contributed two goals, including Dimitriy Kobets, Jacob Whiting, Evan Engel.
The girls water polo team will be playing in their own semifinal match vs. Hersey at 5:30 p.m. Both games can be seen on the NFHS Network.

Baseball
The Patriots watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 7-1 loss to Warren Township. The Blue Devils took the lead on a single in the second inning and never looked back. Gabe Flynn, Chris Iannuzzi, Jonas Salgado, and Michael Belbot each collected one hit. The Patriots travel to Palatine this Saturday, first pitch slated for 10 a.m.

Girls Soccer
Stevenson defeated Zion-Benton 6-1. In the first half, Stevenson scored three goals in this order: (1) Abby Kalou, assisted by Bella Chavez; (2) Brynn Stein, assisted by Bella Chavez; and (3) Kaitlyn Hong, assisted by Hailey Popkey. Stevenson gave up a penalty kick which led to Zion-Benton scoring. In the second half, Stevenson scored three more goals in this order: (4) Alyssa Bende, assisted by Gabi Nyc; (5) Lauren Kim, assisted by Madison Kim and (6) Gabi Nyc, assisted by Kayla Constabileo. Stevenson returns to action for their senior night on June 1 against Waukegan High School in the SHS Stadium.

Wrestling
Stevenson defeated Lake Zurich 54-21. Arad Peregoudov, Shawn Tokmovtsev, and Will Toscano won by pin. The Patriots are hosting an all-level triangular tomorrow against Barrington and Grant at 9:00 a.m. in the Stevenson Sportscenter.

EDUCATION NEWS

Program links high school students with careers in hospitality
A national program offers tours, as well as in-class and on-the-job training to high school students interested in a career in hospitality.

Detroit public schools offer bonuses for special education teachers
The one-time signing bonuses for incoming special education teachers enabled the school district to decrease vacancies from 400 to just about 40.

 

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Science Olympiad Places Top 10 in Nation!
The Patriot Science Olympiad Team excelled in the 37th annual Science Olympiad National Tournament this past weekend, finishing 10th in the nation! This is the twelfth consecutive year that SHS has earned a bid to the national competition and the sixth time that the Stevenson team has finished in the top 10. Highlights from the competition include:
First-place, National Championships:

  • Krishna Patel (senior) and Greycen Ren (junior) in Designer Genes
  • Emily Liu (senior) competing by herself in Boomilever

Third-place finishes:

  • Greycen Ren (junior) and Joshua Song (sophomore) in Anatomy & Physiology
  • Seniors Phyllis Wang and Richard Bi in Sounds of Music

Fourth-place finishes:

  • Jared Machtinger (senior) and Felix Lu (junior) in Dynamic Planet
  • Seniors Jared Machtinger and Richard Bi in Machines

Fifth-place finish:

  • Juniors Greycen Ren and Jonathan Abraham in Forensics

Patel, Ren and Liu all received $1,000.00 scholarships to the school of their choice as part of their award for being National Champions in their events. Additionally, senior Sneha Mohan was awarded one of five $10,000 college scholarships for seniors in Science Olympiad across the nation. This award was presented to select competitors who embody the passion and values that the founders of Science Olympiad intended to foster by creating the organization. Great job, Patriots!

Student-Reporters Earn Honors in International Journalism Contest
Congratulations are in order for all the Statesman students honored at the 2021 Youth in Journalism International journalism contest! The annual competition showcases some of the best teen journalism in the world, and is a great opportunity to compete with students across the globe in a wide variety of categories, from news to cartoons.

  • Junior Victoria Feng was named one of just two finalists for the 2021 Student Journalist of the Year.
  • Juniors Vaasu Kakuturu and Humza Qazi were awarded second place in Team Feature Reporting for their piece, “Same Room, Different Zoom.”
  • Senior Serena Mehta and junior Dwija Ramesh received second place in Team Profile Reporting with their profile of Dr. LeViis Haney “(E)liminating (D)isparities in (I)nclusivity.”
  • Junior Bayarmaa Bat-erdene and senior Madeline Schmitke won first place in Team Sports News Reporting with their article about sports seasons ending “Putting the Season Away.”
  • Senior Bradley Locker and sophomore Advay Voleti received second place in the same category for their article “(Stay at) Home Run” about changes to high school sports due to covid.

Additionally, many more student-reporters received honorable mentions for articles ranging from the impact of COVID on athletics, advice to seniors, Stevenson’s reopening, Illinois’s legal battle about sports and Stevenson’s student support teams:

  • Junior Bayarmaa Bat-erdene, Sophomore Shannon Moser, Senior Sailaja Nallacheruvu, Junior Ally Flynn, Senior Bradley Locker, Senior Melissa Liu, Junior Myles Woodman, Junior Natalie King, Junior Sophia Ismail, Sophomore Anika Krishnaswamy, Sophomore Lance Locker and Junior Thea Surya.

The Statesman staff also received an honorable mention for their Editorial on the social justice protests this summer, “Long Road Ahead.” As the judges noted, “the team brought the national Black Lives Matter issue home to the school with a plea to keep it in mind.”

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Don’t Forget to Send In Your AP Score Report!
As a reminder to all students who took an AP exam – especially graduating seniors – June 20 is the deadline to set the recipient of your free score report through My AP.
Students may indicate one college, university or scholarship program to receive a free copy of their AP score report. Students can also request a report be sent to additional recipients for a fee. Details about sending additional score reports are in the Scores section on the AP Students website.

What You Need to Know For Summer School
Each summer, Stevenson offers a two-semester academic program as an extension of the school’s regular academic program. It is designed to provide students with opportunities to gain academic credit, receive enrichment or remediation, and explore new interests.
This year, summer school’s first semester will run from June 8-July 1 and second semester from July 6-29.
During these times, students can enter the building starting at 7:10 a.m.
Stevenson will also offer Zoom tutoring in CommArts, Math, Science, Social Studies and ELL each day of summer school. More information about the exact times, Zoom links, and accessing these resources will be posted on the tutoring programs web page. To find out more about summer school safety protocols, daily schedule, supplies and technology, and grade reporting, please see the email from Summer School Principal Anthony Reibel.

Senior Edition of the Statesman Now Available!
The Senior Edition of Statesman, “Through the Final Lens,” is now available digitally on the Statesman website and at school exits. The publication will also be distributed tonight at Senior Sunset!
Check out a recap of the past four years, see notes from parents/guardians to our graduating students, read advice from teachers and so much more!

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS

Milestone Night for Two Patriot Coaches
Girls Water Polo Coach, Jeff Wimer, reached the 700 career win pinnacle last night, as his team defeated Lincoln-Way East in the IHSA Girls Water Polo State Quarterfinal match. Wimer’s record of 700-167-1 ranks as No. 1 in Career Wins in the state of Illinois. Girls Lacrosse Coach, Sarah Gutierrez (Walker) reached the 100-win plateau when her team defeated Libertyville. After nine years at the helm, her teams have amassed a record of 100-63-0.

Athletic Results for May 26
Girls Water Polo

In IHSA State Quarterfinal action, the defending state champion girls water polo team defeated Lincoln-Way East, behind a balanced attack. Belle Cloeter led the Patriots with three goals, followed by Elizabeth White with two. Several others pitched in a goal, including Becca Stone, Liz Matlin and Faith Ma. Maggie Bauwens had 10 saves in the goal. Stevenson moves on to the Semifinal game against Hersey on Friday night at 5:30 p.m. at Fenwick High School.

Girls Lacrosse
Stevenson Girls Lacrosse won in exciting fashion against Libertyville, 11-9. Lili Sorenson and Jordyn Ackerman led the Patriots with three goals each, while Naomi Miller added two goals. Adeline Brady, Teagan Hendricks, and Tessie Primack rounded out the scoring with one goal each. Head Coach Sarah Gutierrez recognized the Class of 2021 Seniors Lauren Alcazar, Adeline Brady, Helena Ebeleing, Janna Krvavac, Mackenzie Laughlin and Teressa Primack (team pictured with coach on the top-right of the Sports section). Stevenson will host the IHSA Sectional Quarterfinal game on Thursday, June 3 against Warren at 4:30 p.m. in the Stevenson Stadium.

Boys Volleyball
The boys varsity volleyball team (13-3, 4-1) earned a two-set victory over conference foe, Lake Zurich, 25-11, 25-17. Seniors Ryan Myers (11 kills with a .846 hitting percentage), Ethan Holub (nine kills), and Akaash Tanjore (seven kills) lead the offensive charge. Daniel Nuudel dished out 28 setting assists and went 22 for 22 from the service line with one ace serve. Murad Shahzadah’s four digs and Ethan Holub’s six block assists contributed to the defensive effort. The Patriots head to Maine South on Friday night for two matches against Grant and Maine South High Schools.

Girls Track & Field NSC
The Stevenson Girls Track & Field team competed at the North Suburban Conference Championship Wednesday night at Mundelein High School, taking 5th place out of eight schools. Junior Ella O’Neall impressed once again by winning both the shot put (12.28 meters) and discus (38.00 meters). The 4×100 meter relay team of Jade Cadichon, Eve Traficanti, Ava Mecir and Katelyn Robinson were also conference champions with a time of 50.20 seconds. Earning silver for the Patriots were 4×200 meter relay team of Cadichon, Carmen Biel, Mecir and Robinson (1:50.08) and sophomore Alex Wu in the triple jump (9.90 meters). In fourth place was senior Natali Freihammer in both the shot put (9.52 meters) and discus (28.89 meters) and the 4×800 meter relay team of Eileen Li, Isabel Edgcomb, Ida Diab and Shannon Mosser (11:03.22). Taking fifth place was senior Jade Cadichon in the 100 meter dash (13.07), junior Eve Traficanti in the 400 meter dash (1:02.79), and senior Emma Potocki in the high jump (4’7”). Rounding out the varsity scorers, Ava Mecir took sixth place in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.13 seconds. See full media coverage in the Daily Herald.

EDUCATION NEWS

Strategies for Schools To Help Students Bounce Back From a Disrupted Year
As students return to in-person learning after more than a year of pandemic related disruptions, educators will need to provide more than academic interventions. They also will need to help students reconnect and get back into the schooling mindset.

Increasing Tech Accessibility in the Classroom
With the return to in-person learning on the horizon, school districts should work to ensure continuing tech availability to help bridge the gap between technology and accessibility to meet student needs.

 

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Celebrate the End of the Year at Senior Sunset!
Seniors, don’t forget to join us for the last Senior Fest event (not including the graduation ceremony, of course): Senior Sunset, brought to you by the Senior Class Board, Student Council, PPA and Student Activities Office!
The event will take place tomorrow from 6-9 p.m. and will include food trucks, tailgate games, entertainment from DJ Club, raffle prizes, fireworks, and a yearbook signing station. Come on out and share the memories as we watch the sunset together, closing out four years, just one last time.
Seniors can park in Lot B and walk to the Stadium. Masks, IDs, and completed health screeners are required. Seniors can still purchase a ticket at the door for $10 (cash only). See you there!

Aspiring Architects, Designers and Engineers Go to State
Last month, five members of the Architecture and Engineering Club participated in the Illinois Design Educators Association State Competition, in which students are tested on their abilities to complete different 3D Modeling and Architectural Modeling challenges.
Andrew Thalos competed in 3D Modeling and Assembly, and Neil Thakker and Gabriella Thalos competed in 3D CAD Modeling. Samuel Minin and Daniel Rybin competed in 3D Architectural Modeling with Samuel winning third in State, and Daniel winning the entire competition, taking first overall! Congrats, Pats!

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

iPad Guidance for Students
As the school year winds down, students, especially freshmen, may have questions about what to do with their iPads over the summer. The SMARTdesk is here to help with some key reminders:

  • You do not turn in your iPad at the end of each academic year. Your Stevenson iPad and all associated iPad equipment is your responsibility and in your care for the duration of summer months.
  • Before the next school year begins, complete a Tech Tune Up on the iPad. Detailed information will be emailed. If you want in person help with the process, that can be done at the SMARTdesk. Summer hours will be posted in Canvas.
  • If you do not want to be responsible for your iPad over the summer months, you can turn it into the SMARTdesk for safekeeping.

For more tips and guidance, please refer to the email sent by Ms. Hudson from the SMARTdesk.

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS

Athletic Results for May 25
Boys Tennis
The boys tennis team improved their overall record to 15-1 and remained undefeated in the NSC with a 7-0 victory over Mundelein. Not one singles player or doubles team dropped a set in the match. The Patriots will defend their North Suburban Conference Championship this Friday as the other seven conference schools travel to the SHS home courts at VHAC.

Softball
Haley Barnes pitched 6 innings striking out 11 with only 1 walk and 1 earned run, but it was not enough as the Patriots would only accumulate 2 hits in their 2-0 loss. Next up for the Patriots is at Lake Zurich Monday at 3:45 p.m.

Baseball
The Patriots bounced back from a close Monday loss to defeat the Bears from Lake Zurich, 10-4. Daniel Cabrales led the Patriots to victory on the mound. Cabrales went six and two-thirds innings, allowing four runs on eight hits, striking out two, and walking zero. Joey Little threw one-third of an inning in relief out of the bullpen. Stevenson totaled 14 hits in the game. Ryan Tumpowsky, Michael Belbot, Trent Henderson, JR Nelson, and Jordan Skolmar all had multiple hits. Tumpowsky went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the offense. The Patriots are back at it on Thursday with a road game against the Warren Blue Devils. First pitch is slated for 4:45 p.m.

Girls Soccer
Stevenson lost to NSC rival Warren Township High School 1-0. The Blue Devils lone goal came in the first half. The Patriots next game is Thursday, May 27, at Zion-Benton High School at 5:30 p.m.

EDUCATION NEWS

New Bill Would Require Illinois Schools To Teach Media Literacy
A proposed bill would require Illinois schools to include media literacy as part of their computer literacy curriculum. This bill is introduced as more and more media is consumed over social media platforms.

Illinois Colleges are Losing Black Students. Advocates Say Turning That Around is Key Not Just for Equity but to ‘Build Jobs’ Here
The Equity Working Group for Black Student Access and Success in Illinois Higher Education released an action plan to address declining higher education enrollment by black students.

 

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Junior Students Achieve Awards in National Writing Program
Kudos to the SHS students who have been selected for a 2021 Achievement Award in Writing, given by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)!
The NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing is a school-based writing program established in 1957 to encourage high school students to write and to recognize some of the best student writers in the nation. Only students who are juniors may participate. Schools in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, American schools abroad and the Virgin Islands are eligible to nominate students for the writing program.
This year, schools nominated a total of 284 students for Certifications of Superior Writing and Certificates of Nomination. SHS students received four Superior Writing Awards and two Nomination Certificates. Each student submitted two pieces of writing, and two independent judges scored each submission on expression of ideas, language use and unique perspective/voice.
Certificate of Superior Writing recipients are:

  • Margaret Chen – Nominated by teacher Jacqueline Cullen
  • Natalie Koziol – Nominated by teacher Melissa Mack
  • Srinidhi Senapathi – Nominated by teacher Christina Kim
  • Tia Vasudeva – Nominated by teacher Christina Kim

Certificate of Nomination recipients are:

  • Niveheda Vasanth – Nominated by teacher Martha Keller
  • Glenna Wang – Nominated by teacher Melissa Mack

Congratulations to the award recipients and all the nominees!

Tech Campus Announces Student Honors
Congratulations are in order for the four SHS students selected by their Lake County Tech Campus instructors to be Program Student of the Year!

  • Andrew Drag, Emergency Medical Serv I
  • Unnathi Pasupuleti, Medical Assisting
  • Ethan Meyers, 3D Gaming & Cybersecurity
  • Thomas Cahuzac, Automotive Service I

Additionally, from these Program Students of the Year, Ethan Meyers was selected as finalist for the Tech Campus Student of the Year.
Meyers was also selected as one of the first annual Dual Credit Students of the Year through his dual credit work at the Tech Campus! Dual credit teachers were invited to nominate a student for this award and an impartial committee reviewed nominations to select the three winners.
We are truly proud of these students and their accomplishments. Congratulations to them all!

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

Last Day to Pick Up Graduation Tickets!
Seniors – don’t forget! Today is the last day to pick up graduation tickets. For those who haven’t gotten their tickets yet, you must pick them up in-person by 5 p.m. in the Forum. As a reminder, each senior will receive six tickets, and guests will not be allowed to enter the graduation ceremony without a ticket. For more information see the Graduation web page.

Help Teach Others and Be Part of a Passionate SHS Community
Want to help teach other people while forming meaningful relationships? Interested in being part of a close-knit SHS community of passionate volunteers? Stevenson Peer Tutors is starting the recruitment process for the 2021-22 school year! Peer Tutors bolster needed support in a variety of academic subjects for SHS students as well as students from some of our Junior High feeder schools.
In the Fall, applications will be open to all students who hold sophomore to senior status. Course-specific requirements vary by Content Area and are under review annually based on club needs. If you are interested in joining Peer Tutors or learning more about the club, please email one of the sponsors (kcaplan@d125.org or gpioquinto@d125.org), or check out the PeerTutors website

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS

Girls and Boys Water Polo Teams Heading to I.H.S.A. State
Many Stevenson athletes have remained focused on their sport and committed to team success, as evident by the Patriots appearances in the 2020-21 IHSA State Series. Though, there have only been four sports who have had a State Series, due to IDPH restrictions, SHS has placed in the top five in three of those sports: Competitive Dance – State Champions, Girls Badminton – State Runner-Up, Competitive Cheerleading – 5th Place.
Both Boys and Girls Water Polo have qualified for the upcoming state tournament, which is being held Wednesday, May 26 – Saturday, May 29 at Fenwick High School. This is the 15th State Tournament appearance for the Girls and Boys Programs and the quest for the Girls program to earn its fifth State Championship (2015, 2017, 2018, 2019) and for the Boys to capture their second (2017).
The Girls play on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. and Boys play on Thursday at 4:15 p.m. Follow on NFHS Network.

Athletic Results for May 22-24
May 22
Boys Track & Field
Stevenson placed seventh as a team in the Lake County Track & Field Invite, with a score of 48.5. See full media coverage from the Daily Herald.

May 24
Baseball

The Patriots fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 6-4 loss to Lake Zurich. Stevenson tallied three runs in the fifth inning. Stevenson Patriots Varsity scored its runs on an RBI home run by Jordan Skolmar. Joey Woods took the loss for Stevenson. The pitcher allowed seven hits and six runs over four innings, striking out six. The Patriots are back in action tomorrow as they host Lake Zurich at home. First pitch is at 4:45 p.m.

Softball
The girls softball team lost to Zion 3-1 in a non-conference competition. Reagan Koenigs pitched seven innings striking out eight with only one walk and two earned runs, but it was not enough as the Patriots bats went cold. The Patriots left runners on base in six of the seven innings but could not get a timely hit. Next up, the team will travel to Waukegan today for a 4:45 p.m. first pitch.

Boys Lacrosse
The Patriots defeated the Barrington Broncos, 12-10, to move to 5-6 on the season. Junior Ryan Hynes led the way with seven goals, adding one assist. Sophomore Caleb Lee added two goals to the tally, as well. Senior Darius Clemons led the team in ground balls to anchor the defense and added one assist on offense. Junior Josh Neela had a stellar game in net with nine saves in the contest. The Patriots will be back in action on Saturday when they face Deerfield at 11:00 a.m. in the Stevenson Stadium.

EDUCATION NEWS

Some Schools Moving to Place Lower Stakes on Standardized Testing
Standardized tests are returning to the nation’s schools this spring, but millions of students will face shorter exams that carry lower stakes, and most families are being given the option to forgo testing entirely.

Cursive May Be Making a Comeback
Although cursive handwriting “is a dying field,” as one teacher said, it has made a comeback in the curriculum of some school districts – including those in Texas, Ohio and Illinois.

 

Monday, May 24, 2021

See Amazing Student Work in The WIT!
The 2021 WIT has arrived online! This year’s digital magazine includes art, fiction, poetry, drama, and essays, as well as audio reflections and readings from SHS students. Read and listen to the interactive magazine filled with fantastic work!
Both The WIT and Half Wit showcase incredible student fiction, poetry, prose, drama, raps, musical scores and art. The WIT is Stevenson High School’s nationally award-winning literary magazine. The Half Wit is a literary magazine designed specifically for freshmen and sophomores.
Congratulations to all the students involved in the publication of this digital magazine!

History Bowl Excels in National Championship
Congratulations to Stevenson’s Varsity and Junior Varsity History Bowl teams for both earning fifth place in this year’s online National Championship!
The Varsity team, composed of seniors Aniket Dixit, Allen Guo, Arjun Nageswaran, Denis Selyuzhitsky and Ethan Soifer, capped off a remarkable year in which they won the 2020 National Championship (held in December) and earned a top-five finish in the 2021 Championship.
The JV team, composed of sophomores Christian Epure, Aadit Juneja, Dhruv Pendharkar, Rishabh Wuppalapati and freshman Maurya Bonu, earned their top-five finish this year after finishing seventh at the December National Championship.
Arjun Nageswaran will leave Stevenson as the most decorated History Bowl competitor in school history and one of the most accomplished in the history of the competition. In the past four years, teams on which he participated earned two National Championship titles (in 2018 at the JV level and 2020 at the Varsity level) and two fifth place finishes (in 2019 and 2021, both at the Varsity level).
The History Bowl/Bee team is coached by Peter Anderson. Congratulations on a job well done, Patriots!

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Important End-of-Year Reminders and Deadlines
As the school year comes to a close this week, we wanted to remind families and students about a few important things:
Seniors only: Do not forget to send your final transcript to your intended college! All final transcript requests must go through Parchment. This is a “must” for the college you are attending in the fall. All transcript requests will be processed by late June. If you have not created an account, please create one with a non-shs email since that email will be deactivated over the summer. Instructions on how to create an account can be found here. Be sure to select the “Hold for Grades” option.
Tutoring: All tutoring for the week of May 24 will be offered both in-person and through Zoom. Students should check the ILC/ELC Tutoring Canvas pages for the exact availability of specific tutors. The hours for ILC/ELC tutoring for the last week of school are:Monday, May 24 – 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

  • Monday, May 24 – 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 25 – 7:00 – 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 26 – 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 1:00 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 27 – 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Bussing: There will be a 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. bus available everyday throughout the month of May to accommodate students with on-campus activities.
Material drop-off: We are offering in-person and drive-through drop-off for school materials. Students with materials that need to be returned received a targeted email May 14 for more information about dates, times and locations for drop-off.
Yearbooks: Students attending school in-person can still pick up their yearbook in the lower Sports Center lobby on Wednesday, May 26, and Thursday, May 27. Students who primarily attend school virtually can pick up yearbooks curbside in Lot B during these times and dates:

  • Tuesday, May 25: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 26: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 27: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m
  • Seniors can drive through to pick up graduation tickets and yearbooks at the same in the Forum on Monday, May 24 – Tuesday, May 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS

Athletic Results for May 19-23
Allied Soccer
Allied Soccer Green defeated Allied Soccer Gold 12-11 in a heated contest under temperatures of 85 degrees on May 22. The match started with a sensational rendition of the National Anthem, sung by Stevenson Junior Gile Pomponi. There were many goals scored during the afternoon, but Shephia Zhou, David Ha, and Mark Brady all chipped in three apiece, for hat tricks. Head Coaches Mark Schartner and Shannon Mauro recognized seniors David Ha and Jeremy Millman, along with partner Alex Eisen (pictured above).

Boys Lacrosse
The Patriots beat the Mundelein Mustangs on Wednesday, May 19, for their first NSC win. Juniors Ryan Hynes and Monty Hashemi led the way with five goals each, with Hynes adding two assists. Cody Collins anchored the defense while contributing one goal and one assist.

Girls Track & Field
The Stevenson Girls’ Track & Field team competed at the Lake County Invitational on Thursday night (May 20) at Antioch High School and came away with an 11th place finish out of 17 schools. Junior Ella O’Neall was the top scorer for the Patriots finishing second in both shot put (12.81 meters) and discus (41.56 meters). The 4×100 meter relay of Jade Cadichon, Eve Traficanti, Ava Mecir and Katelyn Robinson came in third place (50.65) and the 4×200 meter relay team of Cadichon, Carmen Biel, Mecir and Robinson ran away with a fifth place finish (1:50.59). In the 100 meter dash sophomore Mecir finished in sixth place (13.24) and senior Jade Cadichon finished right behind in seventh (13.26). Mecir also medaled in the 200 meter dash taking seventh (27.23). Senior Natali Freihammer took 8th place in the shot put with a personal best of 10.03 meters to take eighth place. Girls’ Track and Field will prepare for the North Suburban Conference Championships, taking place at Mundelein High School on Wednesday, May 26.

Girls Lacrosse
Several Patriots got into the scoring column in a 10-4 win over Carmel on Friday, May 21. Lili Sorenson led the team with three goals and Adeline Brady, Teagan Hendricks (two goals), Jordyn Ackerman, Tessie Primack, Lizzy Dublier and Keria Ferrigan also scored for Stevenson. Goalie Megan Randol made 14 saves. The next action for the 8-3 squad is a home contest on Wednesday, May 26 vs. Libertyville in the SHS Stadium at 6:30 p.m.

Boys Tennis
The 13-0 Patriots defeated Deerfield in a non-conference matchup on Friday, May 21 (8-1) powered by Singles victories by No. 1 – Eric Perkowski, 6-0 , 6-0 and No. 2 – Ashy Madhushankar, 6-1 , 6-1. In the doubles events, several Stevenson teams controlled play with big victories behind the play of No. 2 – Ervin Perkowski/Gabe Visotsky, (6-2 , 6-1). After the lineup was rearranged for college scoring Kevin Fei/Ervin Perkowski, posted an 8-1 win, Gautham Kappaganthula/Daniel Jaworski posted 8-4 win, Sam Cohan/Michael Kim, posted a 8-2 win, and Ben Luo/James Kim, posted a 8-3 win.

Boys Lacrosse
On Saturday, May 22, the Titans of Glenbrook South escaped with a close victory over the home Patriots, 17-12. Junior Ryan Hynes led the Patriot offensive barrage with four goals and six assists. Junior Colin Livesay and Sophomore Caleb Lee each added two goals, as well. Next up for the Patriots is a home contest vs. Barrington Broncos, this afternoon, on Stevenson’s Game Field 14.

Baseball
The Patriots lost the lead late in a 2-1 defeat to Libertyville on Saturday, May 22. The game was tied at one with Libertyville batting in the top of the eighth when the Wildcats scored a run. The pitching was strong on both sides, as both teams struck out 8. Ethan Ge was on the pitcher’s mound for the Patriots and allowed only seven hits and one run over six innings, striking out six and walking zero. Daniel Cabrales threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. The lone run by Stevenson was a solo home run by Joey Little. There’s no time to lament on lost opportunities as Stevenson travels to Lake Zurich today for a 4:30 p.m. first pitch and another pivotal game in the NSC.

Girls Water Polo
Two decisive victories this weekend over Lake Forest (20-11) and Libertyville (11-0) propelled Stevenson into the 2021 IHSA Girls Water Polo State Finals. This is the 15th Sectional Title for the program, after finishing 26-2 on the season. Stevenson will face Lincoln Way East in the Quarterfinal matchup on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Fenwick High School. The match can be seen on the NFHS Network. See full media coverage from the Daily Herald.

Boys Water Polo
A 24-4 sectional semifinal win over Deerfield, followed by a 16-6 final over Mundelein this weekend resulted in an undefeated season for the Patriots and another trip to the IHSA State Finals, hosted by Fenwick High School. Stevenson will play Conant on Thursday at 4:45 pm in the Quarterfinal match. Every match of the IHSA Finals is being streamed on the NFHS Network. See full media coverage from the Daily Herald.

Boys Tennis
The boys tennis team defeated Hersey 6-3, but lost to New Trier on Saturday, May 22, at the Deerfield Invitational to bring their overall record to 15-1. Number 1 singles, Eric Perkowski, beat his Hersey opponent 6-3, 6-1 while Number 2 doubles team of Ervin Perkowski and Gabe Visotsky only dropped two games, beating their Hersey opponents 6-0. 6-2. Next up, the Patriots are taking on Mundelein, on Tuesday, May 25 at 4:45 p.m.

EDUCATION NEWS

Ebook Reading Surges Among Students During the Pandemic
Between March 2020 and Feb. 2021, ebook usage in schools increased dramatically. Convenience, accessibility and equity are major reasons why ebooks are likely to be a bigger part of school reading programs going forward.

Tech Solutions Help School Districts Shift Back to In-Person Learning
Technology played a major role in helping students learn from home, and districts will rely on tools such as technology carts, power management tools and modernized infrastructure solutions to help welcome students back to in-person learning.