Monday, Jan. 13, 2014

Miss America Coming to World’s Fair January 25
Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri — the first Indian-American woman to wear the national crown — will be an honored guest and speaker at World’s Fair on Saturday, January 25.

World’s Fair, an annual event hosted by the student club Diversity Council, is Stevenson’s celebration of countries, cultures and cuisines. World’s Fair 2014 will take place January 25-26 in the commons areas of the West Building.

Student-led booths featuring cultures and cuisines will be open both days from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event culminates both days with a 3 p.m. student cultural performance showcase in the Performing Arts Center. Admission to World’s Fair is free and open to the public, except for the Saturday performance, which includes the Miss America presentation. Tickets to the Saturday 3 p.m. performance are $10 for adults and $5 for students, and can be purchased in advance by clicking here, and at the door if available. The Sunday 3 p.m. student cultural performance is free.

Throughout the day on Saturday, January 25, Davuluri will help students raise funds for the global women’s education charity Circle of Women by taking photographs with visitors and signing autographs. At the end of the student cultural performance that afternoon, Davuluri will speak about cultural diversity and answer questions.

Choir Students Heading to Disney World
Seventy-three students from the Advanced Chorus and Patriot Singers will be traveling to Orlando after final exams to perform at Disney World. Students will perform on the Waterfront Stage in Downtown Disney at 4 p.m. Friday. Admission to Downtown Disney is free; SHS supporters and relatives of students who live in the area are invited to attend. On Saturday, the choir students will participate in workshops led by Disney Performing Arts staff.


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Sunday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey
Stevenson 6, St. Viator 5: The Patriots won in a shootout at Triphahn Community Center in Hoffman Estates, their second consecutive triumph. SHS improved to 24-11-1 and four shootout wins overall, and 12-6 in the Scholastic Hockey League. – Scholastic Hockey League

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball
Stevenson 59, Lake Forest 28: The host Patriots (12-5, 5-1) erupted to take a 28-4 lead after the first quarter en route to their fourth straight win. Janine Fajardo led SHS with a game-high 13 points. Taylor Buford had 10 points, Sophia Way added nine and Jessica Burke chipped in with eight. Madison Wicklund scored seven and Ashley Richardson had six. – Daily Herald (stats)

Stevenson at Midwest High School Open: Jina Yu won top honors in women’s epee, one of eight Patriot medalists. Daniel Kofman tied for third place in men’s sabre, Sarah Seol was third in women’s sabre, Kristen Rehberger tied for third in women’s foil, and Zimo Zhu tied for third in men’s epee. Other medal winners included Michael Pozin (fifth in men’s foil), Andrew Stencel (eighth in men’s epee) and Sunny Yun (eighth in men’s sabre). The tournament was held at the Steinbrenner Athletic Center at Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana. –

Stevenson at Leyden Invitational: Tyler Harrington won the 182-pound championship and 10 other Patriots earned medals as SHS finished third among 13 teams with 188 points, behind Conant (259.50) and Oak Forest (258.50). Harrington earned a 3-2 decision over Ahmad Ashkar of Oak Forest in the 182-pound championship match to improve to 22-3 on the season. Eric Carter (18-9) was second at 106 and four Pats placed third: Connor Brady (145, now 15-10), Juwon Anderson (160, 17-3), Zach Horwitz (195, 14-9) and Seth Harris (220, 15-5). Russell Thomashow (126) and Ryan Mass (170) were fourth in their weight class. Three others finished fifth: Ethan Gunnlaugsson (113), Evan Rodriguez (120) and Nathan Reinsdorf (132). – Illinois Matmen, High School Cube News | High School Cube video of championship matches

Girls Bowling
Stevenson at Grant Invitational: Colleen VanDerMeulen won top honors and Kaitlyn Rudy tied for third, leading the Patriots to a fourth-place finish in the 12-team field. VanDerMeulen rolled the highest series (674) and the best game (258) among the competitors at Lakes Bowl in Round Lake. Rudy had a 591 series. Shu Wang finished 22nd with a 501 series. The Pats had a 954 game during the morning competition.

Boys Ice Hockey
Stevenson 7, Prairie Ridge 3: At Crystal Lake Ice House, Jared Projansky became the school’s all-time leader in assists with his third assist of the game. The assist was the 84th of his career, breaking the old mark held by Grady Suerth. Projansky is now Stevenson’s career leader in goals, assists and points. SHS improved to 23-11-1 (plus four shootout wins) overall, and 11-6 in the Scholastic Hockey League.

Friday’s Varsity Results

Stevenson 49, Round Lake 12: The host Patriots dominated the Panthers, winning 11 of 13 weight classes and posting five pins and four major decisions. SHS pins came from Connor Brady (145, 4:21), Roberts Pavlovics (152, 4:36), Ryan Mass (160, 1:58), Seth Harris (220, 1:50) and Nick Grujanac (285, 1:30). Major decisions were earned by Alec Nolan at 106 (9-0), Eric Carter at 113 (14-0), Evan Rodriguez at 120 (10-0), and Tyler Harrington at 182 (12-0). Zach Horwitz was a 3-0 winner at 195, and Juwon Anderson won by forfeit at 170. – Daily Herald

Boys Bowling
Stevenson 7, Grant 2: At Lakeside Lanes, the host Patriots improved to 11-1 after coming off a forfeit win against Evanston the night before. Matt Poetker led SHS with games of 247, 200 and 193 for a 640 series. Ethan Rosuck added games of 225, 212 and 179 as part of a 616 series, while Eddie Mendrala rolled a 217 game. The Pats outscored the Bulldogs, 2,893-2,632.

Boys Basketball
Zion-Benton 70, Stevenson 69 (OT): The visiting Patriots (13-1, 3-1) suffered their first loss of the season. The Zee-Bees (13-1, 4-0) forced overtime on a three-pointer with six seconds in regulation, then scored the winning bucket with nine seconds remaining in the extra session. Jalen Brunson led SHS with 27 points, while Connor Cashaw had 25 points and 12 rebounds. Parker Nichols and Matt Morrissey each scored seven points. – Daily Herald (stats), Chicago Tribune, High School Cube News


Click here for the final exam schedule and other important information.

All library materials are due back to the ILC on or before the last day of finals. Please return all books and pay any overdue fines today. No materials may be checked out until books are returned and fines are paid.

Textbook return and pick-up for one-semester classes will take place in Room 1416 from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and next Tuesday and Wednesday, January 21-22. After January 22, students will need to turn in or pick up textbooks in department offices.

During finals, the Testing Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Students must sign up for tests during final times. A test can be taken only during a free period. Before and after final times don’t require signing up. If you have any questions, stop by the Testing Center.

World’s Fair is just around the corner. Tickets for the Saturday cultural performances go on sale today and can be purchased at Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. They’re also available on a first-come-first served basis, and will likely sell out, so get them while you can. Contact Mr. Monaghan or Mr. Diethrich for more information.

Nine Danish students still need Stevenson homes! Show your Patriot pride by welcoming a visiting student into your family for two school days during the first week of March. The visit will provide a rewarding cultural experience for all involved and may be the beginning of a lifelong friendship! Click here for an application. If you have any questions, contact Director of Student Services Sarah Bowen at

The Future Educators of America club is looking for students who are interested in tutoring kids at Ivy Hall Elementary School during second semester. If you would like more information, please contact Ms. King or Ms. Ruiz.


There are a number of summer career courses and opportunities that are now accepting applications. Please make sure to visit the Career Exploration website for more details.

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.


Advance tickets for Stevenson’s January 25 showdown with Marian Catholic and star guard Tyler Ulis, a University of Kentucky recruit, can be purchased at the Patriot Superstore for $6, and also at the home boys basketball games on Friday and next Tuesday, January 21. The game will be played at Glenbard East; tipoff is at 7 p.m. Tickets will be $8 at the door.

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