Monday, May 19, 2014

Science Olympiad Team Finishes 11th in Nation
Stevenson finished 11th at the National Science Olympiad on Saturday at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, despite missing all of its senior members due to Prom. SHS earned medals in three events, and finished in the top 10 in seven of 23 events.

Freshmen Katherine Liu and Hannah Yan finished second in the Boomilever event, while juniors Kathryn Fatina and Jaymo Kang were third in Magnetic Levitation Vehicle. Junior David Zhang and freshman Jason Lu were fifth in Disease Detectives.

Other top 10 finishes for Stevenson included:

• Freshman Amber Hu and sophomore Kevin Cao, seventh in Hydrogeology

• Liu and junior Emma Buckardt, eighth in Entomology

• Buckardt and junior Jessie Wang, eighth in Scrambler

• Zhang, Yan and Wang, 10th in Experimental Design

• Sophomore Becca Nelson and junior Borchueh Wu, 10th in Rocks and Minerals

Only 60 high schools of the more than 7,000 that participate in the Science Olympiad program earn invitations to the national competition.

Consortium Art Show Begins Busy Fine Arts Week
Another busy week is in store for Stevenson’s Fine Arts Division. The Consortium Art Show, featuring artwork from students at the local junior high schools, will take place from 6-8 p.m. tonight in the Field House. The Orchestra Awards Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Performing Arts Center. The theatre program’s end-of-year celebration starts at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Recital Hall. On Thursday and Friday, the Spring Art Fest will be held in Room 2104 and the Upper Lobby of the West Building. A public reception is set for Thursday, beginning at 6 p.m. Finally, the Director’s Workshop will be held during the school day on Friday.


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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Gymnastics
Stevenson at IHSA State Finals: One night after finishing second in the team competition, several Patriots earned individual medals. Junior Arie Feltman-Frank earned the fourth state medal of his career, placing third on horizontal bar (8.7). He also was third on horizontal bar last year, as well as sixth in pommel horse, and finished fourth on horizontal bar in 2012. Seniors Jacob Guth and Zack Gilbert also earned medals. Guth took fourth on horizontal bar (8.65) and Gilbert was fifth on pommel horse (8.75). For Guth, the medal was his first, while Gilbert added to the all-around fourth-place medal earned Friday night. Gilbert also was sixth on parallel bars (8.95), seventh on vault (9.05) and eighth on horizontal bar (8.3). Junior Elijah Klaber finished sixth on pommel horse (8.6). – Official results | Daily Herald

Girls Badminton
Stevenson at IHSA State Finals: The Patriots finished 11th in the team standings. Seniors Katelyn Schroeder and Neva Lui made the deepest advance of Stevenson’s entries, reaching the quarterfinals before getting knocked into the consolation bracket. They won their consolation quarterfinal before being eliminated in the consolation semifinal, finishing the two-day tournament with a 4-2 record. Junior Margaret Chen lost her first-round singles match on Friday, then won three in a row in the consolation bracket before bowing out in the fourth round. Senior Sakthi Shanmugasundaram and junior Michelle Ling went 2-2 and survived until the third round of the consolation bracket. – Official Results

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson at IHSA Mundelein Sectional: Melissa Gartenberg scored seven goals and Allison Travetto added six as the Patriots beat Mundelein, 16-6, to capture the sectional championship and qualify for this week’s state tournament at SHS. The victory also avenged last year’s loss to the Mustangs in the sectional championship. Stevenson (29-4) led 3-0 after one quarter, extended the lead to 8-4 at halftime, then outscored the Mustangs (22-14) 4-0 in the third to put the game out of reach. Autumn Hoang, Sara Ploch and Alexa Kotlyar each had one. Goalkeeper Becky Callen made 17 saves. – High School Cube News, Daily Herald

Boys Water Polo
Stevenson at IHSA Mundelein Sectional: Mitch Sokolsky and Alex Kapecki scored three goals, and Andrew Shashin added two as the Patriots (26-7) beat Mundelein, 12-5, for the sectional title and a repeat trip to the state tournament. SHS broke away from the Mustangs (19-14) in the second quarter, extending a 2-0 lead to 5-1 at halftime, and building a 10-1 advantage after three quarters. – High School Cube News, Daily Herald

Boys Tennis
Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Tournament: The Patriots finished second to Lake Forest, 38-28, after winning the last two years. SHS finished second in all three doubles flights: Colin Harvey and Andrew Komarov at No. 1, Matt Harvey and Adam Maryniuk at No. 2, and Josh Cheng and Lukasz Jaworski at No. 3. Ben Bush finished third at No. 1 singles and Brian Weisberg was third at No. 2 singles. – Daily Herald

Friday’s Varsity Results

Boys Gymnastics
Stevenson at IHSA State Finals: The Patriots finished second in the team finals to Wheaton North/Wheaton Warrenville South co-op team, which won its third straight championship. SHS posted a 153.7 score, just ahead of third-place Lyons (153.65). Wheaton finished with 161.55. This is the first time Stevenson has finished second at state. The Pats won IHSA titles in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2010, and was third in 1999, 2001 and 2013. In the all-around competition, senior Zack Gilbert finished fourth in the all-around competition with a 53.3 score (8.88 average), earning his first state medal. – Official Team Standings | Official All-Around Standings | Daily Herald,Chicago Tribune

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson at IHSA Mundelein Sectional: The Patriots (28-4) stormed their way into the sectional championship game with an 18-2 decision over Lake Forest. SHS led 10-1 at halftime and 15-2 after three quarters. Allison Travetto led all scorers with five, while Melissa Gartenberg, Autumn Hoang and Sara Ploch had three apiece. Erin Kempers scored twice, and Annika Hotchkiss and Joanie Newland had one goal. Goalkeepers Becky Callen and Lauren Burns combined for 14 saves. –

Boys Water Polo
Stevenson at IHSA Mundelein Sectional: The Patriots (25-7) scored three goals in the final four minutes of the first half to break open a tight game and beat Barrington, 12-4, in the sectional semifinal. Andrew Shashin scored two of his five goals during the late first-half outburst. Mitch Sokolsky and Zach Stephens each scored twice. –
High School Cube News

Girls Track and Field
Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Lake Zurich Sectional: Jackie Setina won the high jump (5-3) and will advance to this week’s state tournament at Eastern Illinois University. Janine Fajardo was third in the 100-meter hurdles (16.1). Three others had fifth-place finishes: Lily Marks in the 100 (13.1), Jessica Karluk in the 300 hurdles (48.6) and Charlotte Langbo in the triple jump (34-1). SHS placed eighth in the team standings. – Official results

Boys Volleyball
Stevenson d. Antioch, 25-13, 25-10: Keenan Herman had five kills and Nicholas Perozzi dished out 13 assists. Grant Maleski added three kills and three aces for the Patriots (15-18, 4-5), while Jeff Maskalunas totaled three kills and two aces. Connor Perlin also had three kills. – Daily Herald, Chicago Tribune

Playoff Pairings Set for Girls, Boys Lacrosse Teams
Stevenson’s girls lacrosse team will play host to Vernon Hills in the first round of the Illinois High School Women’s Lacrosse Association state playoffs at 5:45 today in the Stadium. The boys lacrosse team will take on Waubonsie Valley in the Stadium at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the first round of the Illinois High School Lacrosse Association state playoffs.


Juniors: There is a mandatory meeting with your counselor during the activity period today. You must attend this meeting even if you belong to a club. Click here for counselor locations. They also will be posted around the school.

Visual Image Photography (VIP) will visit Stevenson for senior portrait (Class of 2015) sign-up today through Wednesday from 10:45-3:30 in the Patriot Lobby. You can sign up by phone at 847-499-9300 or 800-577-9570, or online at You can also scan the QR code on any sign-up poster featured on bulletin boards throughout the school.

Graduation cap and gown pick-up is Tuesday between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. by the College/Career Center, in the lower lobby of the West Building. You must show your student ID or a valid driver’s license to receive your cap, gown and tassel.

Summer reading assignments for English classes are available for students who will be attending SHS during the 2014-15 school year. Check them out at

Dance company auditions will be held Wednesday and Thursday from 3:45-7:30 p.m. in Dance Studio Room 2010. You must be present both days to be considered. Visit the dance web page at to sign up.

It’s not too late to sign up for the Senior Class Party! The cost is $40 and you must complete the form on the PPA website. Forms may be turned into the Patriot Superstore.

If you have already signed up for the Senior Class Party, please stop by the Patriot Lobby during lunch on Tuesday or Wednesday to sign up for your bus. If you want to sit with your friends, you will need to sign up together. Seat sign-up will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. If you don’t sign up, you will be assigned to a bus. If you need to cancel, please stop by and let the PPA know. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

All PE lockers must be cleaned out by the end of the last regular school day on Tuesday, June 3. Locks will be cut off on Wednesday, June 4, and any remaining items left behind will be donated to local charities.


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


Attention Athletes: Have you signed up for your summer sports camp yet? Registration for sports camps is now open! Visit the PREP website at more details or stop by Room 3040 and pick up a brochure.


Interested in veterinary medicine as a career? The Anti-Cruelty Society Veterinary Mentoring Program could be for you. Applications are being accepted for the 2014-15 school year. Please see Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

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.

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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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