Monday, December 14, 2015

Debate Team Wins Lyons Tournament Title

The debate team won first place in the Large School Sweepstakes at Saturday’s Lyons Township tournament. Eight debaters won awards in their respective varsity chambers. Pratik Kamat captured first place; Nathan Shlobin, Nakita Pradhan, Nikol Safronova, Shreya Viswanathan, Elmira Hezarkhani and Jess Tabak earned second place; and Andy Hwang received third place.

Scholastic Bowl Captures Top Honor at Loyola

Stevenson’s Scholastic Bowl enjoyed great success at the 17th annual Loyola Ultima tournament on Saturday. The A team of senior Kazuma Shimanaka and juniors Ali Saeed, Nathan Cha and Young Lee won the Highly Competitive Division, and Saeed was the tournament’s top scorer. In the Standard Division, the C Team of sophomore Deepak Moparthi and freshmen Olivia Lamberti and Michelle Cai earned second place. Lamberti and fellow sophomore Conrad Oberhaus were the second- and fourth-leading scorers, respectively, in the Standard Division.

Choral Guild Fundraiser at Tom and Eddie’s Wednesday

The Choral Guild is having a fundraiser at Tom and Eddie’s in Vernon Hills from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday. Tom and Eddie’s will donate up to 30% of net proceeds generated to the school choir program. Print or present this flyer to the cashier at time of purchase.


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Sunday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson hosted Patriot Challenge: The Patriots placed first in the Large Varsity Division.

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 4, Fenwick 3: The Patriot prevailed in a shootout at The Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville. Jason Spector scored two goals, while Daniel Levey and Daniel Dowd also lit the lamp. Jason Roseman had two assists, and Ben Moschea and Bahri Kurapey each registered one. Goalie Josh Pike stopped 18 shots.

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 42, Lake Forest 28: Ashley Richardson scored a game-high 17 points as the host Patriots (7-2, 4-0) won their sixth consecutive game. She had three 3-pointers. Kiana Cencula added seven points. The Scouts led 12-9 after the first quarter, but SHS outscored them 14-2 in the second to take control. – Daily Herald

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 85, Mundelein 34: Justin Smith and Eric Zalewski led all scorers with 15 points each for the host Patriots (5-1, 2-0). Smith scored 10 points in the second quarter as SHS stretched a four-point first-quarter advantage to a 40-16 lead at halftime. Zalewski also had four rebounds and three assists. Ryuji Aoki added 13 points and Willie Herenton had 11. The Mustangs fell to 0-7, 0-2. – Pioneer Press

Boys Swimming and Diving

Stevenson at Barrington Relays: The Patriots finished second in the White Division, winning five relay races. The winning relays were the 400 medley (3:41.56), 100 free (42.18), 4 x 100 IM (3:49.83), 200 free (1:31.58), and 300 breaststroke (75 yards each leg; 3:03.71). The 800 free (7:40.30), frosh-soph 200 free (1:35.23), and 300 butterfly (75 yards each swimmer; 2:39.85) relays earned second place. Three other relays placed third: frosh-soph 200 medley (1:44.41), 850 free relay (legs of 50, 100, 200, 500;  8:18.37), and 300 back (75 yards each leg; 2:49.88). Matt Krames was second in the diving competition (317.90). – Daily Herald

Boys Bowling

Stevenson at Viking Invitational: At Don Carter Lanes in Rockford, the Patriots finished second among 23 teams. Richy Zenner medaled by leading SHS with a 1,353 six-game series. Zach Singer was one pin behind at 1,352. He had the team’s high game for the day, a 279 that ties for the eighth-highest individual game at Stevenson. The team needed a big final ending to move up in the standings, and it delivered. SHS rolled an 1,131 game, led by Zenner’s 259. Ted Tapas added a 257 to complete his 1,274 series, while Eddie Mendrala shot a 238 and ended with day at 1,257. Josh Singer had an 1,121, with a high game of 201. SHS had a six-game total of 6,357 pins, the second-highest in program history.


Stevenson at Midwest High School Open: Zimo Zhu and Nikita Jhangiani won individual event titles, and the Patriots also captured the men’s saber crown at Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana. Zhu topped 51 other competitors in men’s epee, while Jhangiani bested a field of 43 in women’s epee. Ten other Pats posted top-10 finishes, with half coming in women’s epee. Geeta Jhangiani was third, followed by Rachel Aranyi (fourth), Jina Yu (sixth), Robin Cheifetz (eighth) and Amelia Baumgartner (10th). Marko Koruna placed fifth in men’s epee, Nicole Strezewski was sixth in women’s foil, and Sophia Siegel took sixth in women’s saber. Sarah Park placed seventh in women’s foil and Patrick Sack was ninth in men’s saber. – Official Results


Stevenson at Wheeling Quadrangular: The Patriots (10-1), ranked 10th in Class 3A, won two of their three dual meets on the day, beating No. 21 Wheeling, 36-23, and Marian Catholic, the sixth-ranked team in Class 2A, 45-28. SHS opened with a 59-4 loss to second-ranked Sandburg, which is No. 9 in the country. Dylan Geick, ranked second in the state at 152 pounds, scored the only points against the Eagles with a 12-2 major decision. Geick (14-1) won two of his three bouts. His only loss was an 8-7 decision at 160 pounds to the state’s top-ranked wrestler from Marian. Five other Patriots posted 2-1 records: Eric Carter (132), Robert Pavlovics (170), Nikita Nepomnyashchiy (182), Michael Kordek (195) and Nick Grujanac (285). – Daily Herald (+)

Thursday’s Varsity Results

Girls Bowling

Stevenson 2,475, New Trier 2,171: Kaitlyn Rudy rolled a 597 series to lead the Patriots past the Trevians at Classic Bowl in Morton Grove. Rudy had games of 187, 198 and 212. Xanthe Coulson recorded a 518 series, with a high game of 205. Nina Wright had the best game of the day, a 226, and finished with a 495 series. Sammie Schmidt shot a 456 and Neeraja Kadiyala added a 409. SHS won each game in addition to having highest overall score.


SHS Needs Your Help With a 30-Second Survey

In 2010, Stevenson became the first public high school in the nation to earn LEED certification at the Gold level. This year, SHS is in the midst of the LEED re-certification process. As part of the process, the school is required to conduct a survey to determine how students get to school during a typical week. Please take 30 seconds to complete this survey, which only has five questions. If you include your name, you will be entered into a drawing to win a $5 Sodexo gift card.

Improv Club Tickets on Sale Today and Tuesday

The Improv Club will be performing Tuesday night in the West Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5, and you can buy them at the Patriot Superstore during all lunch periods today and Tuesday. Tickets also will be sold at the door Tuesday night.

Melange, Repertory Dance Company Auditions

Auditions for the Mélange and Repertory dance companies will be held Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:45-6 p.m. in the Dance Studio (Room 2010). Students should come dressed to dance and learn movement. Students must also come prepared to perform 90 seconds of their own original choreography. Students must be able to commit to all rehearsals Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:45-6:30 p.m. during second semester. They also must be free every day after school during the week of the Spring Dance Concert (May 2-8).

Visit Winter ArtFest Tuesday and Wednesday

You are cordially invited to attend Winter ArtFest 2015, the art show featuring the work of all of Stevenson’s first-semester art classes. The show will be open Tuesday, periods 1 through 8, and Wednesday, periods 1 through 7, in the Upper Forum and Room 2104 in the West Building. The public reception will be held Tuesday from 6-8 p.m.

OMNI Youth Services Looking for Peer Jurors

Omni Youth Services is looking for high school students to volunteer as peer jurors with local law enforcement. Peer jurors will be part of a leadership program in which a panel of trained teenage jurors meet once a month to determine the appropriate “sentences” that will repair the harm to the community committed by the defendant, a juvenile first-time offender. The offenders, who already have admitted guilt, are referred to the Peer Jury by law enforcement. Typical offenses committed by the defendants include curfew violations, disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property, truancy, and possession (marijuana, paraphernalia and alcohol). For more information or to express interest, contact Catalina Gomez at 847-353-1594.

Free Kindle for ILC Digital Library Check Out No. 10,000

The Information and Learning Center’s digital library, powered by Overdrive, has circulated nearly 10,000 books since its launch. A new Kindle eReader will be given to the lucky student who checks out No. 10,000.

NYC Fashion Trip Now Open to All in Grades 9-11

Do you want to go to New York and experience all that the fashion industry has to offer?  The deadline for the New York Travel Experience has been extended to Thursday, and has been opened to all SHS freshman, sophomores and juniors. If you would like more information and paperwork, visit or contact the trip coordinator, Mrs. Erickson, at


The Animal Welfare Club will be having a few special guests at tomorrow’s meeting. Staff from a local pitbull rescue will be coming in to discuss their work and the amazing impact it has had on both dogs and humans alike! One of their rescue dogs, Huckleberry, will even be there to meet attendees! The meeting will take place in Room 2500 at 3:45 p.m. Come learn about and support a great cause!


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


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


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