Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

Science Olympiad Sweeps Harlem Invitational
The Science Olympiad team split into two groups for the Harlem High School Invitational in Machesney Park on Saturday, but the division didn’t subtract from the day’s results. The Green and Gold teams took top honors in their competitive groupings, and the Green edged out the Gold for overall top honors. Twenty-two teams representing 15 schools participated.

Every member from both of the Stevenson teams earned at least one gold medal and a few walked away with gold in every event. Click here to see the results.

Freshman Takes Third at Bradley U. Speech Tournament
Freshman Serena Goldberg earned third-place honors in Novice Impromptu Speaking for the speech and drama team at Bradley University’s annual George Armstrong Heart of Illinois Invitational. Also competing from SHS were Amanda Friedlander, Kayla Guo, Max Richter, Kyle Rockoff and Avi Samuels. Teams from nine states, including California, took part in the tournament.

Winter Guard Earns State Finals Berth
Stevenson’s Winter Guard finished second in the Lyrical competition with a score of 85.45 at Sunday’s Team Dance Illinois regional at Niles North High School, qualifying for the TDI Grand Championships in March. The championships will be held in Peoria.

Band Concert Tuesday Night
Stevenson’s bands will be in concert Tuesday night in the Performing Arts Center. The program begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Alum Opens New Jewelry Store in Buffalo Grove
Matthew Burdeen, a 1993 Stevenson graduate, took over his family’s jewelry business four years ago after his parents retired. Last month, he opened a new 6,000-square-foot showroom in Buffalo Grove.


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Sunday’s Varsity Results

Stevenson at Lake Zurich Invitational: The Patriettes finished first in Jazz and third in Lyrical at the 28-team event.

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Swimming and Diving
Stevenson hosted Patriot Relays: SHS won its third consecutive Patriot Relays title. No individual or relay results were available.

Boys Ice Hockey
Stevenson 4, St. Viator 3: Sam Spector scored the only goal in the shootout as the Patriots prevailed at Twin Rinks. Jake Cimarusti scored two goals for SHS (22-6-1 overall; 7-3 Scholastic Hockey League); his second with 1:33 remaining in the third gave the Pats a 3-2 lead. St. Viator tied the game at 3-3 with 19 seconds remaining to send it into the extra period. Trevor Patten scored the game’s first goal. Justin Pantle and Daniel Levey made assists. Goalie Corey Benjoya stopped 26 shots on goal. – Scholastic Hockey League, Journal and Topics

Stevenson at Crystal Lake Central Large Varsity Challenge: The Patriots finished second in preparation for this weekend’s Patriot Challenge, which will feature more than 100 cheer and pom teams coming to SHS.

Boys Basketball
Stevenson 90, Mundelein 55: Four Patriots scored in double figures en route to winning their North Suburban Conference Lake Division opener. Jalen Brunson led all scorers with 26 points, and also had nine rebounds and four steals. Matthew Johnson and Matt Morrissey each had 13 points, and Justin Smith added 10. Morrissey also grabbed nine rebounds. Stevenson (6-0, 1-0) took control early and led at halftime, 50-29. The Mustangs dropped to 1-7 overall and 1-2 in the division. – Daily Herald (stats), High School Cube News

Stevenson at Grant Quadrangular: SHS (4-3) beat Waukegan, 57-18, and fell to Grant, 41-21, and Barrington, 52-9. Three wrestlers went 3-0 on the day: Tyler Harrington, who is now 9-2 at 170 pounds; Juwon Anderson, 5-0 at 160; and 152-pounder Robert Pavlovics. – Daily Herald (stats)

Girls Bowling
Stevenson at Fremd Valhalla Invitational: Kaitlyn Rudy finished sixth individually to lead the Patriots to an eighth-place showing in the 20-team field at Arlington Lanes. Rudy rolled games of 204, 202 and 195 for a 601 series. Colleen VanDerMeulen finished 13th and had a high game of 215 as part of her 578 series. – Daily Herald (stats)

Boys Bowling
Stevenson at Vernon Hills Cougar Classic: The Patriots finished 10th among 23 teams with a six-game total of 5,471 pins at the Brunswick Zone in Vernon Hills. Ethan Rosuck led SHS with a 1,205 series. –
Daily Herald

Girls Gymnastics
Stevenson at Rolling Meadows Invitational: The Patriots placed 16th out of 18 teams. – Daily Herald

Friday’s Varsity Results

Stevenson 36, Mundelein 24: Eric Carter, Evan Rodriguez and Jeremy Nilsen posted consecutive victories to seal the match after the visiting Mustangs had closed to within 24-21. Carter’s pin at 113 pounds gave the Patriots a 30-21 lead, and decisions by Rodriguez and Nilsen at 120 and 126 clinched the win. SHS (3-1 overall, 2-0 North Suburban Conference) built a 24-9 lead by scoring 21 straight points. Wins came from Connor Brady (145), Robert Pavlovics (152), Juwon Anderson (160), Tyler Harrington (170) and Zach Horwitz (182). Brady and Harrington joined Carter with pins. Mundelein fell to 2-2, 0-1. – Daily Herald (stats)


Do you like to dance? Do you have an ugly sweater? The SHS DJ Club and Student Council are hosting the first Holiday Dance from 8-10:30 p.m. Friday in the Wood Commons. The theme is “Ugly Sweaters.” Tickets are $5 and will be sold in the Superstore during all lunch periods this week, and at the door.

Class ring delivery: Jostens will be here Tuesday to deliver class rings during lunch hours in the Wood Commons. Also, anyone still needing to turn in a class ring order may place an order on Tuesday as well.

Auditions for the winter play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, won’t take place until January, but the audition packet is available on the Fine Arts/Theatre Department website. Additionally, scripts are available for overnight check out in the ILC. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Lynch in Room 2204.

Seniors: There is a mandatory meeting with your counselor during the activity period on Wednesday. You must attend this meeting even if you belong to a club. Counselor locations will be posted throughout the school.

Sophomores and juniors interested in serving as student mentors in the FMP program next year should submit an application by Friday. Applications can be found on the FMP website (

Come one, come all to the Acting 3 Workshop Production, At This Moment in Time. This year’s show includes three student-written, student-directed, and student-acted performance pieces: “Party of One,” “The Hour Glass” and “Masterpiece.” The shows are Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. in the Studio Theatre. Admission is free!

Seniors who were named Illinois State Scholars can pick up their certificate in Room 2400.

The deadline for the deposit and paperwork for the New York Fashion Industry Tour is Friday. Please see Mrs. Erickson in Room 1410 with any questions or an informational packet!

Student Odyssey Course Registration has begun! Students have until Friday, December 20 to complete selections in Infinite Campus. Links to tutorials are on the Odyssey home page.

Attention all students: Would you like to host an exchange student from Denmark or Colombia in your home next spring? Applications and information are available in Room 2400.

FCCLA will be having a bake sale on Tuesday during eighth period and after school in the Wood and Glass Commons areas.

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons! Pies, donuts, Puppy Chow and more. All items are $1.


Sophomores are invited to a Lunch and Learn with College Counselor Mr. Miller on Tuesday, December 17 in the College/Career Center (Room 1123) during all lunch periods. Come learn about the resources within Naviance for college and career exploration, and begin the creation of your online resume. Pizza will be served. You must RSVP to Mr. Miller at by Tuesday in order to attend. See you in the CCC!


IM Volleyball packets are due this week! Seniors are due today, juniors tomorrow, sophomores on Wednesday, and freshman on Thursday. If you have any questions, come see us in Room 3040.


Students interested in general career information or interested in participating in a career shadow experience, please contact Mrs. Willock at to set up an appointment.


Come and relax after school in Anime Club! New members are always welcome. Join us today at 3:45 in Study Hall Room 2113.

2014-15 is the 50th anniversary of Stevenson High School. The 50th Anniversary Club plans to celebrate this special year in Stevenson history in many ways, so the planning must start now! Please come to the very first meeting on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in Room 2430. Bring your ideas, join the fun, and help plan some amazing events.

Senior Class Board will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday after school in 2428 to work on decorations for the Winterfest Dance. New members are always welcome. SCB is a great way to meet new friends, have fun, and earn community service hours.

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

The Speech and Drama team meets every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 3:45 in the East ILC. New members are always welcome! Come be a part of a friendly team where you can star in your own performance — there are 14 events to choose from — and learn valuable life-long communication skills.

The Odyssey Student Volunteer Club will meet before and after school on Thursday in Room 2808. All interested students are welcome to attend.

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