Monday, December 7, 2015

Chess Team Completes Undefeated League Season

The SHS chess team finished an undefeated North Suburban Chess League season by beating Waukegan and Highland Park on Friday. Stevenson finished 8-0 in the league, and also had victories over New Trier, Evanston, Glenbrook South, Glenbrook North, Mundelein and Carmel.

The team roster includes: Alex Bian, Conrad Oberhaus, Allen Guo, Miranda Liu, Rahul Dhiman, Jack Xiao, Adit Gosh, Sritej Vontikommu, Shashank Bala and Kavin Lavari.

On Thursday, the SHS team and coaches will play in a simultaneous match against 2008 U.S. Champion Grandmaster Yury Shulman. He is a nationally recognized coach who is active in the Chicagoland area.

SHS Finishes 2-3 at History Bowl Competition

Stevenson’s two junior varsity teams earned second and third place, respectively, at the Northern Illinois History Bowl at Fenwick High School on Saturday. The second-place team comprised sophomores Chris Muth and Conrad Oberhaus, and freshmen Olivia Lamberti and Ani Nuthalapati. The third-place team included freshmen Braeden Forman, Ethan Hermes, Alex Stencel and Abhilash Raghuram. Muth placed third in the JV History Bee.

Three Fine Arts Events Scheduled This Week

The SHS Fine Arts Division has three events scheduled this week. The Holiday Band Concert also takes place in the Performing Arts Center, at 7 p.m. Tuesday. (The Band Parents Organization is having a fundraiser at Culver’s in Buffalo Grove from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday.) The Guitar Ensemble and Guitar students will hold their first-semester recital at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the West Building Auditorium. Finally, students in the Acting 3 class will perform specially prepared pieces at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Studio Theatre, which is in Room 2204 by the Sports Center entrance. Admission is free to all three. The band and guitar concerts will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network at www.d125.org/sbn.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Sunday’s Varsity Results

Cheerleading/Competitive Dance

Stevenson at Crystal Lake Central Invitational: The cheerleaders won the Large Varsity division, while the Patriettes captured first place in the 3A Lyrical division. The Patriettes also placed fourth in 3A Jazz.

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Wrestling

Stevenson at Grant Quadrangular: The Patriots went 3-0 on the day, improving to 7-0 in duals this season. SHS rallied to beat conference rival Grant (35-33), winning five of the last six individual matches. Nick Grujanac pinned his opponent at 285 pounds to complete the comeback. The Pats also had wins over Barrington (35-27) and Waukegan (58-8). Grujanac was one of five Patriots with three wins on the day, along with Dylan Geick (11-0 at 160 this season), Michael Kordek (9-2 at 195), Brandon Zisman (132) and Alec Nolan (120). Nikita Nepomnyashchiy won both of his matches, one at 170 and the other at 182. Zachary Mappa also was 2-0 (195), while Tommaso Frezza and Robert Pavlovics each went 2-1. – Daily Herald (+)

Boys Bowling

Stevenson at Vernon Hills Invitational: Richy Zenner won the individual championship for the second straight year, leading the Patriots to a fourth-place finish among 24 teams at Brunswick Zone Hawthorn. Zenner rolled a six-game series of 1,400, the fourth-highest in program history, with a high game of 268. He also had games of 259, 253, 224, 199 and 197. Zach Singer had an 1,183 series, with a high game of 234. Josh Singer added an 1,148 (217) and Gabe Gordon had an 1,120 (224). Ted Tapas bowled four games, compiling a 734 score (high game 204), while Eddie Mendrala had a two-game score of 333 (188). SHS started out the day on a roll, racking up a score of 3,144 in its first three-game series, one of the best three-game efforts in school annals. – Daily Herald (+)

Boys Swimming and Diving

Stevenson hosted Patriot Relays: SHS opened the season with a second-place finish in the eight-team Gold Division. The 100 free relay team of Alex Kapecki, Ethan Ross, Andrew Shashin and Collin Kapecki finished second (42.59), as did the 350 (50-100-200) butterfly relay unit with Matthew Han, Maxim Ryaguzov and Nick Baginski (3:26.39). Four relays were third: the 400 medley (4 x 100)with Daniel Ng, Joseph Song, Alan Fang and William Jiang (3:50.68); the 350 breast relay of Jiang, Song and Fang (3:51.94); and the 1-meter diving (330.10) and 200 free (1:35.26). – Daily Herald

Girls Bowling

Stevenson at Fremd Invitational: The Patriots placed sixth at Arlington Lanes. – Chicago Tribune

Boys Ice Hockey

New Trier Green 3, Stevenson 0: Goalie Joshua Pike made 27 saves for the Patriots at Twin Rinks. – StevensonHockey.org

Friday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 50, Mundelein 29: The host Patriots scored the first nine points of the game and bolted out to a 14-1 lead as they moved to 5-2 overall and 2-0 in the North Suburban Conference Lake Division. Kiana Cencula led all scorers with 17 points, including nine in the second quarter, and added three rebounds. She had a trio of three-pointers. Klaire Steffens celebrated her 16th birthday with 12 points, six rebounds and three steals. Ashley Richardson added 11 points. SHS forced more turnovers in the first quarter (nine) than points scored by the Mustangs (eight). Mundelein fell to 1-7 overall and 0-2 in the division. – Watch the SBN Replay | Pioneer Press, Daily Herald (+)

Wrestling

Stevenson 63, Wauconda 6: Alec Nolan and Michael Kordek recorded pins as the Patriots (4-0) rolled in the Field House. Nolan pinned his 120-pound opponent in 3:49, while Kordek recorded a fall at 182 in 3:12. Brandon Zisman recorded a 15-0 technical fall at 132, Gabe Oriatti earned a 14-2 major decision at 145, Jonathan Ramirez prevailed by a 5-3 score at 170, and Michael Karp was a 9-2 winner at 126. Six Patriots won by forfeit: Matthew Zimring (113), Jacob Simon (152), Dylan Geick (160), Zachary Mappa (195), Sarun Chanprung (220) and Matthew Meyer (285). – Daily Herald

Brunson, No. 8 Villanova Face No. 6 Oklahoma Tonight

Jalen Brunson (Class of 2015) and the eighth-ranked Villanova men’s basketball team will face No. 6 Oklahoma in the first game of the Pearl Harbor Invitational tonight at 6 p.m. Chicago time on FS1. Brunson was featured in Sports Illustrated recently, in an article that reveals much about the driven freshman.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fashion Show Information Meeting Wednesday

There will be an informational meeting for those interested in holding a leadership position for the Fashion Show on Wednesday in Room 1612 (the Clothing Lab) from 3:30-4:15 p.m. Those interested in holding a leadership position as a producer or coordinator should attend. The Fashion Show will be held on Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in the PAC. Time responsibilities will vary based on roles. A meeting for models and volunteers will be held after Winter Break. Any questions? Contact Mrs. Erickson at cerickson@d125.org.

Audition Packets Available for Winter Play

Audition packets for the Winter Production, Twelfth Night, are now available online at www.d125.org/audition. Scripts also are available for overnight checkout in the ILC. If you have questions regarding auditions, please contact C. Burrows in the Studio Theatre, Room 2204.

P.E. Leadership Applications Due Before Finals

P.E. Leadership Applications and Alternative P.E. Leadership Applications must be turned in before finals. To download an application or for more information, click here.

Struggling in Class? Stop by an ILC for Academic Help

If you’re struggling academically, the school has a number of services available to help. Click here to learn more about academic assistance available in the Information and Learning Centers, including peer tutoring, Targeted Tutoring and the Homework Center.

Illinois State Scholars: Pick Up Your Certificate

Congratulations to all of the students who were named Illinois State Scholars. Your certificates are available for pick up in Room 2414.

CLUB NEWS

Are you interested in superheroes, whether it’s in movies, TV, or comic books? If so, come on down to Room 1912 after school Wednesday for the first meeting of Superhero Club, a club to fill all of your superhero needs!

Sophomore Class Board invites all sophomores to watch the movie “Home Alone” and decorate cookies after school Friday. Cookies and hot chocolate will be available in the Glass Commons, and the movie will be shown in the Recital Hall. This event is free for all sophomores; just show your ID to get in. If you’re coming, please consider bringing a book to donate to Bernie’s Book Bank. For every book donated, you’ll get a raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize. Friday’s sophomore movie night and cake decorating event will run until 6 p.m.

Interested in joining the fight against cancer, raising cancer awareness, fundraising for cancer treatment/services/research, and planning the Relay for Life event in June? Relay for Life Club will be meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Room 1508-1510.

INTRAMURALS

A reminder that IM Volleyball packets are due this week! Seniors are due today, juniors are due tomorrow, sophomores are due on Wednesday and freshmen are due on Thursday. If you have any questions, come see us in Room 3040.

COLLEGE NEWS

Attention seniors: Please check Naviance each week for new scholarships. If you have any questions, please stop in the College Career Center for help.

CAREER EXPLORATION

If you are interested in doing a Career Shadow, please note that at this time, we will not be accepting any new career shadow applications. We will begin accepting applications again after the new year. Please visit the Career Exploration web page or follow us on facebook (SHSCollegeCareerCenter) for any announcements. If you have a specific inquiry, you may also stop by the CCC and ask for Mrs. Willock or send an email directly to dwillock@d125.org.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Liberty University president urges students to be armed

Police swarm Utah high school, discover gun report a hoax

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