Acclaimed Violinist to Perform With SHS Ensembles
Internationally renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine will join Stevenson’s premiere period-instrument ensembles, Baroque Ensemble and Viol Consort, during their concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 14 in the Recital Hall. Admission is free. This will be the second time this school year that Pine has performed with SHS students. She worked with string students last fall.
AP Government Teachers Offer “Cram for the Exam” on C-SPAN
Advanced Placement Government teachers Dan Larsen and Andy Conneen will appear on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” program at 8:15 a.m. Saturday for their annual “Cram for the Exam” special. The program will help students around the country prepare for the AP Government exam, which takes place Tuesday, May 12. The two teachers have loads of review materials available at their website, CitizenU.org.
Journalism Program Captures Sectional, NISPA Awards
Two students won first-place honors at the Illinois High School Association journalism sectional contest held at Hersey High School on April 25. Alice Vagun won for features writing, while Easton Self claimed the newspaper design category. Nitya Gupta was third in advertising. All three students competed in the IHSA state tournament Friday at Eastern Illinois University, but did not place.
Other students who earned top six honors at the sectional included Gupta (fifth in yearbook copy writing), Sarah Verschoor (sixth in editorial writing) and Fathma Rahman (sixth in headlines).
Joining them at sectional were Sabrina Szos (photography), Katy Roach (sports writing), Stephanie Namkoong (review writing) and Brenda Reyn (infographic and editorial cartoon). In addition to the events in which they won awards, Rahman and Vagun also competed in news writing and copy editing, respectively.
On April 24, Stevenson’s newspaper, the Statesman, earned recognition in 10 of 11 categories at the Northern Illinois Scholastic Press Association conference. The paper also received bronze certificates for overall newspaper and website (Statesmanhs.org).
Seven students won Blue Ribbon awards. Sami Sparber was chosen for her feature on how students’ political viewpoints are influenced. Hannah Jeon won in advertising for the ad she created for the Statesman website. Brenda Reyn was honored in editorial cartoons for her artwork on the California consent bill. Statesman also came away with a Blue Ribbon in team in-depth reporting for its breaking stereotypes stories from the September 2014 issue. Reporters recognized were Namkoong, Rahman, Reyn, Szos and Alex Shafran.
Jeon received honorable mention in two categories: individual in-depth reporting, for her article on the perception of beauty; and in photography, for her pictures of Spring Fest. Other honorable mention winners were Rahman for her editorial on the school’s new Advanced Placement Government online course in 2015-16; Roach for her sports story about concussions; Self for the infographic he created for an article on sexting dangers; and Izabela Zaluska for her reviews of local pumpkin pies.
More Writing Winners Revealed
The names of more winners have emerged in the 2015 Illinois Association of Teachers of English Poetry and Prose Contest. Hannah Jeon (“Curled Up”) and Howard Hu (“Old Men in Wigs + Green = Value”) won first-place honors in the Prose category. Their works will be published in IATE’s English Bulletin this fall.
Runner-up awards in Prose went to Monet Lee (“Technical Truth”) and Amy Lin (“A Ticket to my Mother’s Story”). Maddie Pike (“I am What I Read”) received honorable mention in Prose.
Monday’s Varsity Results
Girls Water Polo
Stevenson 16, Conant 1: Melissa Gartenberg had five goals, three assists and nine steals to lead the top-ranked Patriots (26-0) in the Aquatic Center. Claire Haas had four goals and six assists, while Annika Hotchkiss and Autumn Hoang each scored twice. Alex Adams, Joanie Newland and Delaney Weiland also scored. Goalkeeper Lauren Burns made eight saves in three quarters of action, and Brigitte Lefebvre had three saves in the fourth quarter. SHS jumped out to a 6-0 lead after the first quarter and led 9-0 at halftime.
Boys Track and Field
Stevenson 109, Mundelein 28: The 1,600 relay team of Jordan Eng, Aaron Portman, Caleb Oh and Borler Wu set a new freshman-sophomore record with a time of 3:36.5, and SHS went on to capture the other three relays plus eight individual events in Mundelein. Wu ran in three of the four relays. He joined Portman, David Goncharov and Noah Lukz in the 400 relay, and was part of the 800 relay with Goncharov, Lukz and Seth Johnson. The other winning relay was the 3,200, which featured Oh and older brother Sammy, Jared Borowsky and Brett Lucas. Tim Vestuto won three events, the 100, 200 and 400, while Henry Sise claimed the shot put and discus. Goncharov captured the triple jump, Eng won the 300 intermediate hurdles, and Aaron Lund prevailed in the 110 high hurdles.
Girls Track and Field
Stevenson 102, Mundelein 44: Kesina Daley won the high jump and 300 meter hurdles, and Isabelle Sparreo captured the 400 and 800 in the Stadium. Other individual winners included Juhi Jhaveri in the long jump, Janine Fajardo in the 100 hurdles, Lily Marks in the 100, and Jessica Philipp in the 1,600. Jhaveri, Marks, Sydney Evans and Borchueh Wu combined to win the 400 relay. SHS also claimed the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 relays.
Stevenson d. Fremd, 21-25, 27-25, 25-21: The host Patriots (15-10) rallied to capture the nonconference match in the Sports Center. Grant Maleski led the attack with 20 kills. Jesse Kesner added nine. Jeffrey Wang dished out 31 assists. Luke Feder made nine digs, while Wang and Maleski each had four.
Glenbrook South 2, Stevenson 1: In Glenview, the Patriots dropped to 16-7-1. The Titans improved to 14-7. – Chicago Tribune
Barrington 12, Stevenson 5
Stevenson Stands Out at State Basketball Hall Ceremony
Stevenson basketball standouts from the present and past were honored at the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame ceremony on Saturday at the Bone Center at Illinois State University in Normal. Jalen Brunson, the first boys basketball player from SHS to be named Mr. Basketball in Illinois, received his award, and Pat Ambrose was recognized as Class 3A-4A Co-Coach of the Year. Two women who earned Ms. Basketball honors at Stevenson — sisters Tamika and Tauja Catchings — were inducted into the IBCA Hall of Fame as players, along with teammate Katie Coleman. All three were members of Stevenson’s 1994 state championship team, and Tauja Catchings and Coleman also played on the 1995 title winner. Coleman was present to accept the honor, as was former Patriot head coach Frank Mattucci. Also at the banquet, new girls basketball coach Ashley Graham was honored as District 4 Coach of the Year for guiding Prospect to its best record in school history.
Golf Alum Appears on “Teeing Off” Podcast
University of Illinois golfer Stephanie Miller, who won two state championships during her days at Stevenson, was interviewed in the Chicago Tribune’s latest “Teeing Off” podcast. The nearly 20-minute interview starts at the 22:30 mark.
Betthauser Talks About Allied Soccer Program in Peoria
Athletic Director Trish Betthauser talked about Stevenson’s Allied Soccer program during the Illinois Athletic Directors Association conference on Sunday. Her presentation, “Allied Sports: A New Beginning,” took place at the Peoria Convention Center.
Want to Help Design Fine Arts Posters? Meeting Today
Students interested in creating artwork for the Fine Arts posters can attend the Poster Design Club Meeting at 3:30 p.m. today in Room 6008. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Grice at email@example.com.
Color Guard Clinics Today-Thursday
Clinics and auditions for the fall 2015 Color Guard season are quickly approaching! Be ready to: make new friends, be part of a team, learn to spin flag and rifle, dance, challenge yourself and have fun! All students of the 2016-19 graduating classes are welcome! Clinics will be held in the Wood Commons from 6-9 p.m. today, Wednesday and Thursday. Please wear athletic clothing. Sign up or ask questions to Coach Reber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visiting Artist of the Month Presentation Thursday
Landscape painter Frances Cox, the Art Department’s current Visiting Artist of the Month, will give a presentation to students during periods 6 and 7 on Thursday at the Rotunda Gallery in the West Building.
Don’t Miss Out on the Senior Class Party Cruise
Space is running out for seniors who want to attend the Senior Class Party aboard the Odyssey cruise ship on Lake Michigan June 3, the day before graduation. Click here to download the permission form. Turn in your form to the Patriot Superstore. Don’t wait too long! There are only 35 spots left. Once those spots are filled, students will be placed on a wait list.
Student Volunteers Needed for Focus Group
Stevenson’s Prevention Team is looking for students to participate in a focus group during their lunch period on May 18 to review ideas for next year’s drug prevention work and provide feedback. A diverse range of students is needed. If interested, please contact Mrs. Cortesi at email@example.com.
Attention animal lovers: Animal Welfare Club is having its last meeting of the year on Tuesday, May 12 in Room 2500. We will have pizza, but you have to RSVP by this Thursday if you want to eat … so we know how much to order. Email Ms. Polisky at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Kellogg at email@example.com. If you bring supplies for animal shelters (pet food, blankets, newspapers, toys, etc.), we will give you one hour of community service.
There will be a girls basketball meeting for all student-athletes interested in participating in summer opportunities at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 20 in Room 2002.
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