Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Junior’s Research Reaches Fruition With Full Tuition Offer

Blandon Su, a junior from Buffalo Grove, participated in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair last week in Pittsburgh. He came away with new friends, new ideas and something else: a full tuition scholarship to Drexel University.

Su is only the second Stevenson student to ever be invited to ISEF. Each year, approximately 7 million high school students around the globe develop original research projects and present their work at local science competitions with the hope of making it to ISEF. About 1,700 winners of local, regional, state, and national competitions are invited to participate in the week-long celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math.

Su is a member of Stevenson’s Science Reach Club, which helps students develop skills for independent research through creating projects for various competitions. He was chosen for ISEF based on his original, independent experimental research project, “Assessing the Influence of Swamp Areas on Rangeland Stream Flow Rate.” The project won top honors at the regional and state science fairs.

Orchestra Awards Concert Tonight

Tonight’s orchestra awards concert will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network, beginning at 7 p.m. Click here to watch.

New Director of Physical Welfare Selected

Eric Ramos was approved as Stevenson’s next Director of Physical Welfare on Monday by the District 125 Board of Education. He is finishing his first year at Stevenson as a physical education teacher, after serving for three years with Maine Township High School District 207, and one year with Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205. Ramos will replace Jill Lipman, who has chosen to return to the classroom.

Vacation Raffle Winner to be Announced at Birthday Bash

In conjunction with Stevenson High School’s 50th Birthday Bash on Saturday, May 30, the SHS Foundation is sponsoring a vacation getaway raffle to benefit the new Stevenson to College program. The raffle winner will have a choice of three vacations:  a long weekend in Cabo, a golf weekend in Scottsdale, or a weekend in Wine Country. To purchase a raffle ticket, visit www.stevensonfoundation.org. Tickets are $50 each and three for $125. A maximum of 300 tickets will be sold. The winner will be announced at the Birthday Bash, but does not need to be present.


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Monday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson 10, Lake Forest 0 (6 inn.): Senior Jake Nusinow threw a no-hitter for the host Patriots, striking out four and walking two in six innings. The no-hitter was his first, and the seventh in school history. The 5-foot-6, 130-pound left-hander kept the Scouts off balance, relying primarily on off-speed pitches with an occasional fastball. Only one Lake Forest runner passed second base. Offensively, Pat Loeffler was the star of the game. He put the Patriots (20-10, 6-5) on the board with a two-run triple as part of a three-run fourth inning, and added a bases-clearing double in the fifth to finish the day with five runs batted in. Loeffler also scored on a suicide squeeze by Carter Baretz. Robby McGaha had two hits, while Jimmy Marchese singled, walked twice and scored two runs. Willie Bourbon had an RBI triple and ended the game by scoring on a wild pitch in the bottom of the sixth. Jack Trotter also had an RBI single. This was the first no-hitter for Stevenson since Matt Robin blanked Hersey in five innings, 11-0, on April 15, 2008. Lake Forest fell to 21-7 overall and 7-4 in the North Suburban Conference Lake Division. – Prep Baseball Report, Daily Herald ($)

Boys Tennis

Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Tournament: At Lakes Community High School in Antioch, the Patriots finished second to Lake Forest, 38-28.5. SHS won one conference championship, as Ben Bush and Josh Cheng defeated Ben Kasbeer and Colton England of Lake Forest for the No. 2 doubles title, 6-3, 6-2. Three other Patriot entries finished second: the No. 1 doubles tandem of Matt Harvey and Adam Maryniuk, Brian Weisberg at No. 2 singles, and the No. 3 doubles team of Sam Komis and Ryan Yoo. The final matches were postponed to Monday by rain on Saturday. Stevenson will host an IHSA sectional Friday and Saturday at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. – Daily Herald ($)

Girls Lacrosse

Stevenson 18, Lake Forest Academy 5: The host Patriots won their opening-round game in the Illinois High School Women’s Lacrosse Association state playoffs. SHS improved to 10-10 overall with its fourth straight win. Stevenson will face Lake Zurich at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Conant High School. – IHSWLA.org

Boys Lacrosse

Lake Forest 16, Stevenson 0: The Patriots’ season ended with a road loss in the Illinois High School Lacrosse Association state playoffs. SHS concluded the year with a 5-14 record. – IHSLA.org


Mundelein 7, Stevenson 5: Taylor Koenigs hit an inside-the-park home run, and Trish Porzycki and Emma Oriatti tripled for the host Patriots, who scored once and had the tying runs on base with two outs in the seventh before the Mustangs squelched the rally. Alana Labaschin went 2-for-3. – Daily Herald ($)

Stryganek Helps UI Win Big Ten Track Championship

Brandon Stryganek (Class of 2011) won the 100-meter dash and ran on the first-place 400 relay, helping the University of Illinois capture its first Big Ten championship in men’s track and field since 1994 on Sunday. The senior also finished third in the 200. Stryganek, who is one of two Patriots to win three state track medals, won the 100 with a career-best time of 10.27 seconds at Michigan State University’s track. The Illini 400 relay team claimed the conference crown with a time of 39.80 seconds. He ran the 200 in a season-best time of 20.83. At Stevenson, Stryganek finished third in the 100 and fourth in the 200 in 2010, and was fifth in the 200 in 2011.

Boys Basketball Team to Play in Hinsdale Holiday Tournament

Stevenson is one of two state boys basketball champions selected to play in the inaugural Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic in December. The Patriots will be joined in the 16-team field by Crespi Carmelite High School, which won the California Interscholastic Federation Division IV title in March. The tournament’s initial field also includes Homewood-Flossmoor, Perspectives Math and Science Academy, Richards, Rockford Auburn, St. Charles East, Urban Prep Englewood and Westinghouse. SHS wlll play in each of the tournament’s four days. Full-day admission will be $5. For more information on the tournament, including profiles of the top players and information on all 16 teams, visit www.hcholidayclassic.com.


Graduation Cap and Gown Distribution Today

Caps and gowns will be distributed until 3:30 p.m. today. All seniors should go to the West Building Lower Lobby near the College/Career Center to pick up their cap, gown and tassel. Seniors must show their student ID or a valid driver’s license to receive their purchase. Click here for more information.

Pick Up Yearbooks Today and Wednesday

Juniors and seniors can pick up their yearbooks today. Freshmen and sophomores can pick up their yearbooks Wednesday. Yearbooks will be available outside the Performing Arts Center and in the Patriot Lobby during lunch periods. Student ID will be required.

Senior Class Party Bus Sign Up Today and Wednesday

If you want to sit with your friends on the bus going to the Senior Class Party cruise, make sure you sign up in the Patriot Lobby today or Wednesday. If you don’t sign up for a bus, you’ll be assigned to one at random.

Sodexo Holding “Fresh Market” During Lunch Today

Sodexo will have a “Fresh Market” in the Wood Commons during the lunch hours today. Stop by for fresh fruits and vegetables, and other healthy items.

Dance Company Auditions This Week

Two-day general auditions for Stevenson’s Repertory and Mélange co-curricular dance companies (2015-16 school year) will be held Wednesday and Thursday from 3:45-7:30 p.m. You must be present for both days to be considered. Auditions will take place in Dance Studio 2010. To register for the auditions and for more details, visit www.d125.org/dance.

Summer Travel Meetings on Wednesday

Students taking part in school-sponsored trips this summer are required to attend a meeting with their parents Wednesday. Students going on the AP European History trip will meet at 6 p.m. in Room 2104. Students traveling to Spain or Germany will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the West Auditorium.

Watch SHS Play in the State Water Polo Tournament for Free

The first 50 Stevenson students attending the girls and boys water polo state quarterfinal games this week will be admitted for free, thanks to the SHS Sports Boosters, who are paying their way. Make sure you have your school ID to take advantage of this great offer! The girls play St. Ignatius at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, and the boys face Lincoln-Way Central at 5:45 p.m. Friday.

Volunteers Need to Help Transfer Students

Student volunteers are needed to help transfer students this fall. There are a limited number of spaces available, so sign up as soon as possible in any Student Services office. Volunteers will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a mandatory meeting for all volunteers from 8-8:25 a.m. Wednesday, May 27 (second day of the week) in Room 6048.


There will be a girls basketball meeting for all student-athletes interested in participating in summer opportunities at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in Room 2002.

State gymnastics championship apparel can be ordered online until 5 p.m. Wednesday. Apparel will be delivered and distributed at Stevenson. Here are ordering instructions:

  1.     Go to www.spiritproducts.net
  2.     Click Team Order Form tab on top right of page
  3.     Find Stevenson 2015 Gymnastics State Champion Apparel and enter access code 910077
  4.     Click the item, enter quantity then add to cart.
  5.     Proceed to checkout (create account and checkout online)


Today is the day for film and fondue with the French Club! See you at 3:30 in Room 2632.

FCCLA members: Mark your calendars for the end-of-the-year celebration on Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Room 1406. We will make cookies, popcorn, watch a movie, and start making plans for next year!


Can you believe that summer camps start next month? Camps are available in sports, music, engineering, arts and crafts and careers. Registration is now open so check out what’s available and register today!


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