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.


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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. –

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

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)

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. –

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


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

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


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


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 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.


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.


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 Find out about more summer opportunities available in the area on the Career Exploration webpage.

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