Monday, April 20, 2015

Science Olympiad Wins State Championship

Stevenson’s Science Olympiad team won its second Class AA state championship in the last three years on Saturday, defeating longtime rival New Trier at the University of Illinois. The victory capped an undefeated season within the state of Illinois, and earned Stevenson its seventh consecutive trip to the National Science Olympiad competition. This year’s event will be held May 15-17 at the University of Nebraska. SHS was ninth in the nation in 2013, and placed 11th in 2014 and 2012.

SHS won five event championships, with Emma Buckardt and Shravya Gogula each earning two titles with partners:

Click here to see the list of all students who finished in the top five.

NSC Art Festival at SHS on Thursday

Student-artists from 14 schools will have their work on display during the annual North Suburban Conference Art Festival in Stevenson’s Field House on Thursday. The show runs from 5:30-8 p.m., and admission is free. There will be two awards ceremonies held in the Performing Arts Center during the show. Students from Antioch, Grant, Lake Forest, Lake Zurich, Lakes, Libertyville and Mundelein will be honored at 6 p.m., followed by students from North Chicago, Round Lake, Stevenson, Vernon Hills, Wauconda, Warren and Zion-Benton at 7 p.m.

“Breakfast Queen” Dishing Out Secrets on Sunday

As chef and owner of Ina’s, one of Chicago’s premier restaurants for breakfast, Ina Pinkney drew crowds of loyal customers for years. Now she’s sharing her kitchen secrets and comfort food insights in a new book, Taste Memories: Recipes for Life and Breakfast. Pinkney will share selected readings from her book, along with her famous coffee cake, during a free presentation at 2 p.m. Sunday in Room 2104. Her appearance is sponsored by the Stevenson High School Foundation and the Vernon Area Public Library. Although admission is free, advance registration is requested due to limited seating capacity. To register, click here.

65 Students Compete in Interactive Gamers Club Tournament

Sixty-five students competed in the Interactive Gamers Club’s Hearthstone tournament after school on Friday. Elliot Segal won first place, followed by Joshua Wu, Evan Rodriguez and Tyler Gordon. All four students won gift cards.

Tyler Kim Named Mr. SHS

Tyler Kim was named Mr. SHS Friday night. Other award winners were Jacopo Buggio (Mr. Congeniality) and Matt Friedman (Mr. Generosity).


Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Gymnastics

Stevenson at 36th Annual Ken Scorza Invitational: At York High School in Elmhurst, the top-ranked Patriots solidified their status as the team to beat at state by rolling to their second invitational title in 24 hours. SHS scored 149.725 points to win its third straight Scorza crown, well ahead of Hersey (133.65) and Deerfield (132.1). Arie Feltman-Frank won the all-around title (51.55 points/8.59 average), Elijah Klaber was second (50.05/8.34) and Matt Krames was fourth (48.125/8.02). Feltman-Frank won the high bar (8.7), added runner-up finishes on still rings (8.6) and parallel bars (8.6), finished third on pommel horse (8.35) and was fourth in floor exercise (8.8). Krames was second in floor exercise (9.0), third in vault (9.075) and fourth on high bar. Klaber placed third on floor (8.8) and high bar (7.9), fourth on pommel horse and vault, and fifth in still rings. – Daily Herald ($)


Stevenson 11, Hersey 1 (5 inn.): In Arlington Heights, Michael Kingery provided a sterling pitching performance for SHS (10-4-1), allowing one run and three hits in five innings, striking out four and walking one. Robert McGaha drove in three runs, while Willie Bourbon had two hits and two RBI. Patrick Loeffler also had two hits. McGaha, Loeffler, Bourbon and Dylan Molek all doubled. – Daily Herald ($)


Stevenson at Rolling Meadows Invitational: The Patriots placed second with 27.4 points, behind Buffalo Grove (38.4) and ahead of Lake Park (20.3). – Chicago Tribune

Boys Volleyball

Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: The Patriots (8-6) rebounded from losses to Libertyville (23-25, 26-24, 28-26) and Lake Forest (25-18, 25-23) to conclude the tournament with a win over Highland Park (25-22, 25-13). Grant Maleski had 35 kills on the day, including 17 against Libertyville. Justin Leonard had 11 kills against Highland Park and seven versus Libertyville. Jesse Kesner added six kills against Lake Forest. Eric Zalewski recorded 76 assists, with 39 coming in the Libertyville match. Luke Feder had seven digs and four assists against Highland Park.

Boys Tennis

Stevenson at Lake Forest quadrangular: The Patriots won one of their three matches, beating Fremd (7-0) and falling to Lake Forest (7-0) and Deerfield (4-3). Gary Braznichenko won two of his three matches at No. 3 singles, beating Fremd’s entry, 6-2, 6-3, and rallying to top Deerfield’s, 6-7 (3), 6-2, 10-8. Also winning twice were doubles players Sam Komis, Adam Teng and Ryan Yoo. Komis paired with Yoo for a 6-3, 3-6, 10-5 win over Deerfield, and joined John Kny for a 6-3, 6-3 victory against Fremd. Yoo and Teng posted a 6-1, 7-6, (10-1) win over Fremd. Teng and Alex Smith recorded a 6-2, 5-7, 10-5 win against Deerfield. – Daily Herald ($)

Friday’s Varsity Results

Girls Track and Field

Stevenson at Crystal Lake Central Invitational: The Patriots won their first invitational title under head coach Emma Degen, topping a 12-team field with 111 points. SHS won four events, including the 3,200-meter relay with a meet-record time of 9:44. The relay team featured two sets of sisters: Claire Sullivan and Eliza Sullivan, and Natalie Sparreo and Isabelle Sparreo. Isabelle also won the 1,600-meter run (5:17). Kesina Daley captured the high jump (4-11), while Charlotte Langbo won the triple jump (33-10) and placed third in long jump (15-3). Janine Fajardo was second in the 100-meter hurdles (15.78) and also ran in two second-place relays: the 400, with Juhi Jhaveri, Bianca Ji and Lily Marks (52.1), and the 1,600, with Megan Toni, Meghan Liss and Claire Sullivan (4:24). Jessica Philipp was second in the 3,200. Marks finished third in the 100 (13.0), Claire Sullivan was third in the 800 (2:31) and Eliza Sullivan placed third in the 400 (1:05).


Stevenson 11, Round Lake 0 (5 inn.): Michael Marchese (2-0) struck out seven and gave up only one hit and one walk in five innings of work for the host Patriots (9-4-1). Robert McGaha had three hits, while Jimmy Marchese, Patrick Loeffler and Jack Cappalli had two apiece. – Daily Herald ($)

Boys Gymnastics

Stevenson at Lake Park Invitational: The Patriots won the team title with 149.45 points, ahead of Addison Trail (130.10) and Glenbard East (122.75). Arie Feltman-Frank won the all-around title, and captured the high bar and parallel bars. He also finished second on still rings and third on pommel horse. Elijah Klaber won the pommel horse en route to finishing third in the all-around. He was second in vault and parallel bars, fourth in high bar, and fifth in still rings and floor exercise. Matt Krames won vault, finished second in floor exercise, and placed third in parallel bars and high bar. He also finished fifth in pommel horse and was fourth in the all-around.

Boys Volleyball

Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: At Grant High School, the Patriots (7-4) split their first two matches. SHS beat Antioch, 25-14, 25-13, and fell to Carmel, 25-22, 25-22. Grant Maleski had 19 kills and served six aces in the two matches, while Eric Zalewski dished out 37 assists.

Girls Lacrosse

Naperville North 12, Stevenson 8: In the Stadium, the Patriots fell to 4-5. –

Boys Lacrosse

Lake Zurich 12, Stevenson 9: The visiting Patriots had their two-game winning streak snapped, and dropped to 3-3 overall and 2-1 in the North Suburban Conference. –


Prom, Post-Prom Tickets On Sale at Superstore, Online

Tickets for the Prom are available at the Superstore in the Wood Commons, and through the Online Superstore. Tickets are $85 each. If you’re going to the Prom with a non-Stevenson student, you’ll need to fill out a special permission form. The form and other information are available at Ticket sales end May 4. You can also buy tickets to the post-Prom event at Great America, which runs until 5 a.m. the morning after Prom. Tickets are $50 for the post-Prom event. Click here for details and the permission form.

Seniors: Let Statesman Know Your Plans for Next Year

Seniors! If you know what your plans are for next year, let Statesman know so we can add you to the senior insert list that will be published in the final issue of the newspaper!

Order Your Free WIT By April 27

Complimentary copies of the WIT, Stevenson’s literary magazine run, written and produced by students, are available to anyone who is interested. Orders must be turned in by Monday, April 27. Click here to download an order form.

Volunteers Needed for “Your Actions Matter” Campaign

The Stand Strong community coalition is looking for student and parent volunteers to help with the state’s fifth annual “Your Actions Matter” campaign to change adult attitudes about giving alcohol to minors. Volunteers will work with police officers to provide educational material to stores in Buffalo Grove and Lincolnshire that sell alcohol. Five student volunteers are needed to work from 3:30-6 p.m. Thursday, April 30 in Buffalo Grove, and 10 students are needed in Lincolnshire from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 12. Student and parent volunteers will receive training before going out into the community, and will have a pizza party at the end of each session. Students and parents who are interested can contact Stand Strong director Jamie Epstein at to sign up, or for more information.

Drawstring Bags in West Lost and Found

The West Attendance Office lost and found, in Room 2416, has an assortment of drawstring bags left behind by students and others. If yours is missing, come look for it today.


Korean Club will present “Liberty in North Korea after school Tuesday. Come to Room 1506 to get an inside look into the lives of the North Korean people, stories of North Korean refugees who have escaped, and a comprehensive look at North Korea.

Students interested in creating artwork for the Fine Arts posters can attend the Poster Design Club meeting at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 6008. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Grice at

Spanish Club will be having a movie night on Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Room 7096. All students are invited to watch the movie El Dorado, and eat free food such as chicharones, flan and jarritos.

To make sure all seniors have a chance to attend, the last Breakfast with Books meeting has been moved to 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 19 in the upper ILC.


All interested girls basketball players and their parents are invited to meet new head coach Ashley Graham, and to learn about summer opportunities, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 1204 (West Faculty Dining Room), which is near the Sports Center entrance.


Now accepting 2014-15 career shadow applications: Applications are available on the Career Exploration web page or in the CCC. Please note all applications for summer shadows are due no later than May 2. Questions? Please contact Mrs. Willock at to set up an appointment.


Hopes dim for school funding formula overhaul’s passage

Rauner pension plan would increase penalties for suburban districts (DH – $)

Feds seek files on elite nonprofit in Chicago schools probe

Chicago schools chief requests temporary leave amid probe

State board of education member resigns over superintendent hire (Trib – $)

Federal probe of College of DuPage likely to be lengthy, experts say (DH – $)

Coin toss to determine school board race in Gibson City

Why does a Peoria-area school district own a cemetery? Nobody seems to know


University of Wisconsin to cut 400 jobs, close and merge programs

Federal “gainful employment” standards for college vocational programs loom

Michigan poised to become first state to put STEM endorsement on diplomas

Los Angeles schools ditching Pearson iPad software, demands multimillion refund


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