Monday, December 8, 2014

SHS Regains Lead in North Suburban Math League

Stevenson won its North Suburban Mathematics League meet at Vernon Hills High School on Thursday. SHS had 325 points, followed by Vernon Hills with 267 and New Trier with 250. Stevenson won all four written events (freshman, sophomore, junior and senior), and was second in the oral competition.

Twenty students wrote perfect papers in their grade-level event: Seniors Jaymo Kang and Emery Liu; juniors Pat DeMichele, Junghyun Hwang, Emery Liu, Teresa Mao, Sarah Hou, Katia Villevald, Shu Zhang, Kevin Li and Austin Zhou; sophomores Amber Hu, Jason Lu, Kevin Li and David Liu; and freshmen Andrew Hwang, Justin Lee, Josh Yoon, Haoyang Yu and Andrew Luo. Tim Klem was second in the oral competition.

Stevenson posted the third-highest score among all 57 schools in the league, and regained the overall lead from Whitney Young with two meets remaining. SHS ranks in the top four in each event after three meets.

Chess Team Remains Unbeaten

Stevenson’s chess team remained undefeated by beating Glenbrook South, 40-28, and Mundelein, 56-12, on Friday. SHS remains undefeated in North Suburban Chess League match play. Allen Guo, Conrad Oberhaus, Rahul Dhiman and Adit Ghosh won both of their matches.  Other participants were Alex Bian, James Wei, Philip Engstrom, Sritej Vontikommu and Liam Holzer.

Holiday Band Concert Tuesday Night

The Holiday Band Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free.



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Sunday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Glenbrook North 4, Stevenson 1


Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Bowling

Stevenson at Vernon Hills Invitational: At Brunswick Zone Hawthorn, the Patriots won the 24-team event, the first tournament championship in program history. SHS overcame a 253-pin deficit against top-ranked Rockton Hononegah in the final two games to edge the Indians, 6,278-6,204. Coach Barry Lapping’s squad set a school record for best six-game series score, and had the second-best team score (1,199) in its final game. The game featured nine consecutive strikes and a 270 from individual champion Richy Zenner, who won his first tournament title. He broke the school record for six-game series score with 1,393 (232 average), and recorded every game over 200. His also had the second-highest three-game series in school history (738). Zach Singer was second at 1,328 (221 average), the fifth-best six-game score in program annals. He had a high game of 256. Matt Poetker was sixth (1,274 – 212 average) and had high games of 247 and 246. Eddie Mendrala had a five-game set of 961 while Josh Singer added a 903. Ted Tapas contributed a 251 game and Michael Aranyi added a 168. Stevenson also had the third-highest three-game series (3,256). – Daily Herald

Boys Swimming and Diving

Stevenson hosted Patriot Relays: The Patriots edged Lyons Township for the eight-team Gold Division title, 160-157. No other results were available. This is the fourth consecutive year SHS has won the Patriot Relays title.


Stevenson at Grant Quadrangular: The Patriots bounced back from a 30-25 loss to the hosts in their first match to wallop Waukegan, 49-6, and beat Barrington, 42-22. Four wrestlers went 3-0 on the day: Brandon Zisman (113 pounds), Michael Kordek (182), Tyler Harrington (195) and Zach Horwitz (220). Harrington and Horwitz posted pins against Grant and Barrington, two of the state’s top teams.


Stevenson at Brookfield Academy Invitational: In Brookfield, Wisconsin, the boys and girls teams each swept their four matches. The boys beat Catholic Memorial (43-5), Marian Central (39-1), Brookfield Academy (38-10) and Libertyville/Vernon Hills (29-19). The girls topped Catholic Memorial (30-18), Marian Central (35-13), Brookfield Academy (43-5) and Libertyville/Vernon Hills (40-8). Three fencers went undefeated on the day: Grant Connor (12-0), Nikita Jhangiani (11-0) and Andrew Stencel (14-0).

Girls Bowling

Stevenson at Fremd Invitational: At Arlington Lanes, the Patriots finished sixth among 20 teams. Kaitlyn Rudy finished eighth overall with a three-game series of 587. Colleen VanDerMeulen was 11th (575). – Daily Herald

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 5, Barrington 3

Girls Gymnastics

Stevenson at Rolling Meadows Invitational: The Patriots were 14th out of 17 teams.


Friday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 55, Cary Grove 36: The visiting Patriots (7-0) outscored the Trojans (4-4) 32-13 in the second half to remain undefeated. Taylor Buford and Ashley Richardson sparked the second half dominance. With the game tied at 30-30 in the third quarter, SHS scored the final 9 points and took control. Taylor Buford scored 7 of those points, and finished with 18 for the game. She also had 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocked shots. Ashley Richardson, who led Stevenson with 19 points, had the other bucket. She later hit a 3-pointer to help short-circuit a Cary-Grove rally. The Pats forced 23 turnovers. – Daily Herald



Madrigal Singers Auditions Today

Auditions for the Madrigal Singers will take place from 3:30-5:15 p.m. today in the Choir Room (2202). Any interested students are invited to contact Associate Choral Director Kirstin Snelten.

Mandatory Meeting for Seniors With Counselors Wednesday

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

Franklin/Mork      7044, 7046

Grove                  2204 Studio Theater

Jones                  2206 West Auditorium

Kellogg                2113 Lecture Hall Classroom

Kulla                   2202 Chorus Room

Martin                 7014

Moran                 2206 West Auditorium

Perkins/Seretis     2114 Lecture Hall Classroom

Roznowski           2206 West Auditorium

Scanio                 8046/8048

Seeger                 6048, 6050

Sullivan               7096

Timm                  4200 Little Theater

Vazquez               2206 West Auditorium

Applications Online for PE, Alternative PE Leaders

Applications to become a PE Leader or Alternative PE Leader for 2015-16 are available online at There also are QR codes you can scan outside of each PE Office to get to the applications. All applications are due January 9.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons. Pies, cupcakes, puppy chow and more; all $1 each.

Were You Named an Illinois State Scholar?

Attention Illinois State Scholars: Certificates are available for pick up in Room 2414.


IM Volleyball packets are due this week! Seniors are due today, juniors are due tomorrow, sophomores are due Wednesday and freshman are due Thursday. If you have any questions, stop by Room 3040.


Are you passionate about environmental, social, and economic sustainability? Sustainability Council meets today from 3:40-4:40 p.m. in Room 2430. For more information, contact sponsor Sarah LaFrancis in Gold Student Services or at

The Ambassador yearbook club meets Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays after school in Room 2712.

Do you like geography and learning about different countries? Do you want to learn about countries you may have never heard of before? Have you taken or are you currently taking AP Human Geography? Then get Djibouti over to Geography Club! We meet today after school in Room 7004. Kenya make it?

Anime Club meets today in Room 2113 at 3:30.

Meteorology Club meets today at 3:45 in Room 2118. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information at

Gay Straight Alliance meets Tuesdays after school in Room 6012. GSA is a club intended to provide a safe and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning youth and their straight allies. The club provides a confidential place where you can be yourself.

Chess Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday in Room 7022. Meetings run from 3:30 to approximately 5 p.m.

Attention all members of Psychology Club: We will be meeting on Thursday in Room 2612 to watch Awakenings. The meeting will run from 3:45-5:30; all are welcome

Relay for Life is meeting at Buffalo Grove High School at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. We will be meeting in the Community Room. Please enter through Door 7 and follow the hallway signs to the room. If you would like information about the club, email


Now accepting career shadow applications for 2014-15: Career shadows are available to students throughout the year. If you are interested in learning first hand about a specific career, please email Mrs. Willock at to set up an appointment.

A busy chiropractic clinic is looking for a part-time front desk coordinator as soon as possible. Visit the Student Job Connection web page to find out more and check out all the part-time and seasonal jobs available for students.

The Stevenson Center on Democracy is looking for a media specialist intern. This position will be responsible for editing HD digital content and creating short- and full- length programming for the web and for DVDs. The student must have access to good HD digital editing equipment. The pay is $10 per hour. Please contact Mrs. Willock at or in the College/Career Center if interested.


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