Friday, May 29, 2015

Lu Chosen to Represent U.S. Physics Team in India

Sophomore Jason Lu on Wednesday was one of five students selected to represent the United States Physics Team at the 46th International Physics Olympiad in India in July. He and the other four team members will receive extensive training at the University of Maryland from June 1-25, head to Thailand for more training, then move on to Mumbai for the Olympiad June 27-July 15.

Lu was one of 20 students chosen in early May for the U.S. Physics Team, from among approximately 4,300 students nationwide who took part in a rigorous exam process. He is the second Stevenson student in the last two years chosen for the team, joining Richard Zhu in 2014.

The other students picked for the U.S. Physics Traveling Team are Zachary Bogorad of Solon, Ohio; Adam Busis of Silver Spring, Maryland; Kevin Li of Princeton Junction, New Jersey; and Saranesh Prembabu of San Ramon, California.

Stained Glass Window Installed; Dedication at 10:45 Saturday

The new stained glass window, which was paid for by donations from various parent groups and the Stevenson Foundation, has been installed by the Sports Center entrance. A formal dedication ceremony will be held at 10:45 a.m. Saturday as part of the SHS 50th Birthday Bash.

It’s Finally Here: The SHS 50th Birthday Bash

The stained glass window ceremony is just of several highlights of Saturday’s 50th Birthday Bash, which is open to the entire District 125 community. Retired teacher and longtime coach Paul Swan will receive the district’s Heritage Award at 9:30 a.m., and the winner of the Stevenson Foundation’s Vacation Getaway Raffle will be announced. There also is a free pancake breakfast for the community starting at 9 a.m. in the West Staff Dining Room, plus student-led tours of the school, musical performances and art exhibits by students, activities for kids involving the state champion football and boys basketball teams, and a poms clinic for kids by Stevenson’s Patriettes.

Incoming Freshman Tripped Up by “Tristeza”

Incoming freshman Aniket Nuthalapati was knocked out of the national spelling bee semifinals on Thursday. After spelling his first word correctly — “osteitic,” which refers to bone inflammation — Nuthalapati was eliminated by “tristeza,” a deadly disease affecting citrus trees.


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Thursday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Palatine Regional: Willie Bourbon hit two home runs and drove in five runs as the Patriots (24-11-1) beat Libertyville, 5-4, and advanced to the regional championship game against Glenbrook North at 10 a.m. Saturday. Bourbon’s first homer, a three-run shot, gave SHS a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning. After the Wildcats (20-15) rallied to take a 4-3 lead in the fifth, Bourbon went deep with Carter Baretz on base. Both of Bourbon’s homers came with two outs. Justin Stark earned the win with two scoreless innings of work in relief of starter Tyler Pauly. – Daily Herald ($)

Boys Tennis

Stevenson at IHSA State Tournament: The Patriots finished Day 1 of the three-day tournament in second place behind reigning state champion Hinsdale Central, 24-21, and have three of four entries still alive in the front draw. Colin Harvey (19-9) won a trio of straight-set victories at Hoffman Estates. He beat Jay Niebrugge of St. Anthony in Effingham, 6-0, 6-2; Bill Johnson of Moline, 6-0, 6-0; and Charlie McDonough of Wheaton Warrenville South, 6-1, 6-2. Harvey will face defending state champion Eddie Grabill (28-4) of Hinsdale Central today at Hersey. Adam Maryniuk and Matt Harvey won their three doubles matches at Fremd in straight sets, improving to 26-8 on the season. They beat Trevor Johnston/Brian Chard of Benton, 6-0, 6-0; Connor Anderson/Alexander Winters of St. Charles East, 6-0, 6-1; and rallied from a 5-1 deficit in the first game against Edwardsville’s Jonathan Koons/Alex Gray en route to a 7-5, 6-2 win. Maryniuk and Harvey will face Oak Park-River Forest’s Joe Gullo/Jacob Pailey at Buffalo Grove. Josh Cheng and Ben Bush won three matches at Buffalo Grove, and will face 5-8 seed Kiran Patel-O’Connor/Zach Settelmyer (32-2) of Peoria Richwoods this morning. They won all three matches Thursday in straight sets: 6-1, 7-5 over Stephen Kovach/Pete Mannebach of Benet Academy; 6-1, 6-1 over Michael Yoo/Hayden Dodds of Champaign Central; and 6-0, 7-6 (5) over 17-32 seed Scott Apmann/Matt Mulligan of Barrington. Brian Weisberg was the only Patriot to taste defeat on Thursday, losing his opening match against Noah Rosenblat of Deerfield, 6-1, 6-0. However, he bounced back with three straight wins: 6-1, 6-2 over Shaul Latif of Springfield; 6-3, 6-3 over Ryan Mitchell of Lincoln-Way East; and 6-3, 6-3 over Miguel Rayos del Sol of Romeoville. He will face Blake Oslan of North Shore Country Day in the fourth round of the consolation bracket today at Rolling Meadows. – Official results | Daily Herald ($)


Thursday’s Digest listed the wrong record for the varsity softball team, following its regional semifinal win on Wednesday. The Patriots are 15-15 heading into the regional championship game. SHS will play host Libertyville at 11 a.m. Saturday.


Come to the 13th Annual Film Fest Tonight

The 13th Annual Film Fest is tonight from 7-9 p.m. in the West Auditorium. There will be 15 student-made films in categories ranging from comedies, to music videos, to dramas. Tickets are $2 and can be purchased at the door.

Last-Chance Senior Party Bus Sign-Up Today

Last-minute Senior Class Party bus sign-ups for the Senior Class Party will take place today during lunch and eight period in the Patriot Lobby. This late sign-up is for the 65 seniors who paid for the party, but did not sign up for a bus last week. Those 65 will receive an email asking them to confirm by midnight Friday that they are attending the Senior Class Party. If they do not respond by then, their seat will be filled with a senior on the waitlist. Students on the waitlist will be contacted this weekend.

Clean Out PE Lockers By Monday

All PE lockers must be cleaned out by the end of the last regular school day on Monday. Locks will then be cut off and any belongings left behind will be donated to local charities.

Pick Up AP Environmental Science Materials by Monday

Are you taking AP Environmental Science next year? You must come to the East Math/Science office in Room 8080 to pick up your summer reading packet and textbook before Monday.

Looking for a Yearbook? Go to the Superstore

Pre-ordered yearbooks can be picked up at the Superstore until June 5. Make sure you have your school ID. If you would like to buy a yearbook, a limited number are available for $50 at the Superstore. Cash, check, Patriot Dollars (student ID), Visa or MasterCard will be accepted.

Textbook Return Information

Here is textbook return information for all students next week:

Seniors: Monday – Recital Hall – 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

All grades: Tuesday-Thursday – Wood Commons – 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Testing Center Hours During Final Exams

During finals, the Testing Center will be open as follows: Tuesday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; Thursday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. The TC will be open for regular hours on Monday, but seniors must follow their final schedule on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Other important reminders:

  • Students must sign up for tests during finals times. A test can only be taken during a free period. Before and after final times don’t require signing up.
  • If a student is signed up during a rescheduled final, the TC needs a note or email from the teacher or counselor that the final has been rescheduled.
  • Seniors who are exempt from finals may take tests in the TC during that class time, but must have written notification from their teachers or counselors.

If you have any questions see Mrs. Miller or Ms. Plante in the TC.


No plans for the summer yet? Interested in a career in healthcare or medicine? We still have spots open in the second session of our Careers in Healthcare and Medicine course that will take place June 22-July 2 at Stevenson. There will be a variety of professionals presenting, as well as interesting field trips to help you decide what career might be a good fit. Register online by visiting


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