Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Debate Team Second at Latest ICDA Tournament

Stevenson finished second out of more than 40 schools at the Illinois Congressional Debate Association meet held Saturday at Wheeling High School. Three seniors led the list of award recipients: Pratik Kamat progressed to Final Rounds, Nakita Pradhan was named Second-Best Quality Speaker, and Connie Du won Best Presiding Officer in her chamber.

Pradhan also received a First Place Award, along with classmate Bill Wei, juniors Aman Grover, Nikol Safronova and Serena Goldberg, sophomores Ali Rahman and Jeremy Yu, and freshman Sydney Glickman. Second place honors went to senior Patrick DeMichele, junior Jeremy Yu and freshman Shreya Visanathan. Sophomores Ali Rahman and Saketh Prazad received third place.

Students to Perform in Libertyville Saturday

The Failed Presidential Candidates, Stevenson’s student improvisational troupe, will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Improv Playhouse in Libertyville, 735 N. Milwaukee Ave. Their performance will take place on the Black Box Mainstage. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students. For tickets, call 847-968.4529 or visit the Improv Playhouse box office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays, or purchase them at the door (cash or check only).

Organization Started by Alum Holding Fundraiser

Mallory Silberman, a 2013 Stevenson graduate, is the founder and president of The Mentoring Foundation for Eating Disorders, which provides in-person mentoring for those struggling with an eating disorder, as well as for their parents and loved ones. The organization is holding its inaugural fundraiser at 7 p.m. Friday at the Hyatt Deerfield, 1750 Lake Cook Road, in Deerfield. Tickets can be purchased for $15 at http://www.mfed.org/store. Tickets will be $25 at the door. Event details are available at www.mfed.org. Silberman, who is using the name Mallory Faye, is a bulimia survivor.

P.E. Teacher’s Baby Brightens Columnist’s Day

Physical Education teacher Dimitra Labbe was planning to have a baby shower Saturday afternoon, but instead she had a baby. Labbe and her husband Jimmy welcomed Sofia Dimitra Labbe, who weighed 5 pounds and 3 ounces, at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. Daily Herald columnist Burt Constable, who was visiting the hospital’s maternity ward to find some good news amid a pile of bad, happened upon Labbe and her husband and featured them in this article on Monday.


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Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson at Wheaton Warrenville South MLK Tournament: The Patriots (13-5) beat Hinsdale South, 46-41, to capture third place. Justin Smith scored 10 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out five assists against the Hornets, who beat SHS in the Lyons Township Thanksgiving tournament, 66-47. Ryuji Aoki also scored 10 points, and Rodney Herenton added nine. The Patriots fell to Benet Academy, 66-56, in the semifinals. Smith scored a game-high 21 points, while Herenton tossed in 17. – Daily Herald (Benet game) (Hinsdale South game)

Girls Basketball

Stevenson at DeKalb MLK Tournament: The Patriots (18-4) won their final two games of the tournament to finish in fifth place. SHS topped Hinsdale Central, 56-34, after beating Rockford Boylan, 47-38, earlier in the day. Ashley Richardson was the Pats’ leading scorer in both games, recording 21 against Hinsdale and 24 versus Boylan. She was named to the all-tournament team. Kiana Cencula was the only other Pat to reach double figures in either game, scoring 13 points against Hinsdale. – Daily Herald

Sunday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson at Huskie Challenge: The Patriots won first place in the Large Varsity Division at Northern Illinois University, and also were crowned Grand Champions after posting the highest score of the day.

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Bowling

Stevenson at IHSA Vernon Hills Regional: The Patriots finished second behind Lake Zurich at the Brunswick Zone in Vernon Hills, advancing to this Saturday’s sectional at Don Carter Lanes in Rockford. SHS posted a six-game series score of 6,039 pins, just 49 behind the Bears. Richy Zenner won the individual championship after finishing second last year, rolling a 1,339 six-game series. He broke the 200-pin barrier in five of his six games, with the best game a 248. Zach Singer finished fourth (1,291) and Ted Tapas was seventh (1,277). Josh Singer added an 1,149 series. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Girls Bowling

Stevenson at Jacobs Tournament: Kaitlyn Rudy finished fourth individually, leading the Patriots to fifth as a team at Liberty Lanes in Carpentersville. Rudy rolled a six-game series of 1,234, which included games of 256 and 243. Samie Schmidt shot a 1,174 (high game 220) and Xanthe Coulson added an 1,100 (204). Nina Wright had a 940 (187).


Stevenson hosted SHS Invitational: 152-pounder Dylan Geick earned a technical fall, and Robert Pavlovics followed with a pin at 160 as the 11th-ranked Patriots (16-2) rallied past No. 6 Deerfield, 33-30, in their second match of the day. Earlier, SHS beat No. 17 Huntley, 41-21, after trailing 17-15. Geick, ranked second in the state, had a major decision against Huntley to improve to 26-2 on the season. Pavlovics (18-9) recorded a pin versus Huntley. Other double-winners for Stevenson included Eric Carter (16-8 at 132), Ben Ponto (138), Nikita Nepomnyashchiy (182, 22-4) and Michael Kordek (195, 24-4). – Daily Herald

Girls Gymnastics

Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: The Patriots finished fifth with a score of 133.025, behind Carmel (146.625), host Mundelein (144.25), Warren (138.3) and Barrington (136.675). Mikaela Webb was fifth on uneven bars (9.2) and was eighth in the all-around (35.625). – Daily Herald


Stevenson at Grayslake North Invitational: The Patriots finished second among 25 teams in the Large Varsity Division.

Boys Swimming and Diving

Stevenson at 61st Annual Trevian Relays: At New Trier, the Patriots placed fourth in a deep field with 124 points, behind the host school (169), Neuqua Valley (155) and Lyons (147). Several Pats posted top-10 finishes, led by Nick Baginski, who was second in the 100-yard butterfly (53.06) and fifth in the 50 free (22.15). Daniel Ng placed fourth in the 200 individual medley (2:00.33) and fourth in the 100 backstroke (55.68). Alan Fang was sixth in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.73). Andrew Lefebvre finished eighth in the 500 free (5:00.24), while Joseph Song was eighth in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.26). John Roh took ninth in the 200 free (1:50.70) and Karl Wadowski was ninth in the 100 backstroke (57.48). All three relays placed in the top 10, with two finishing fifth: the 200 medley (1:41.26) with Ng, Fang, Baginski and Andrew Shashin, and the 400 free (3:20.72) featuring Roh, Topher Stensby, Wadowski and Ng. The 200 free relay was seventh (1:31.71) behind Stensby, Shashin, Roh and Baginski.

Girls Basketball

Stevenson at DeKalb MLK Tournament: The Patriots (16-4) beat DeKalb, 50-27, in the first round and lost to Lincoln-Way East, 48-40, in second round. Ten of the 11 players in the DeKalb game scored, led by Ashley Richardson, who scored nine of her team-high 11 points in the first quarter. Isabella Paldrmic, Madison Wicklund, Janine Fajardo and Klaire Steffens each had six points in the game. Kiana Cencula led SHS against Lincoln-Way East with 16 points, with 12 coming on three-pointers. Steffens added 10. – Daily Herald

Boys Basketball

Stevenson at Wheaton Warrenville South MLK Tournament: The Patriots (12-4) beat Downers Grove South, 80-69, and Metea Valley, 61-53, to advance to Monday’s semifinals. Justin Smith scored a career-high 33 points against Downers Grove South, and also corralled 13 rebounds. Rodney Herenton had 13 points and six assists, and Ryuji Aoki and Aidan O’Connell each scored 12 points. Aoki led the Pats in scoring against Metea Valley with 23 points. Smith scored 15, Willie Herenton had 10 and Rodney Herenton added nine. – Daily Herald (Metea Valley game)

Boys Ice Hockey

Glenbrook South 2, Stevenson 1: At Twin Rinks, Michael Dowd had the lone Patriot goal, assisted by Daniel Levey and Tommy Krebs. Goalie Josh Pike stopped 24 shots.

Friday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 54, Libertyville 53: The visiting Patriots (10-4, 4-1) rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit to upend the Wildcats (9-7, 2-4) in a game that went to the wire. Justin Smith scored nine of his team-high 15 points in the third quarter as SHS fought back to take the lead midway through the frame. After LHS pulled within 52-50 with 30 seconds to play, Willie Herenton hit two free throws to extend the lead to 54-50. The Wildcats nailed a three-pointer with five seconds left, but after getting the ball back, missed a shot at the buzzer. Herenton had 11 points on the night, and also recorded five assists. Ryuji Aoki scored 12 points, and Rodney Herenton had five points and seven rebounds. – Pioneer Press, Pioneer Press (sidebar), Daily Herald


Stevenson 44, Zion-Benton 21: The Patriots won on the road. Winning their matches were Tomasso Frezza (106, pin in 1:43), Matthew Zimring (113, pin 2:47), Eric Carter (132, 9-5), Ben Ponto (138, 3-2), Dylan Geick (152, 6-0), Robert Pavlovics (160, pin 1:07), Nikita Nepomnyashchly (170, technical fall 28-10, 6:00), Michael Kordek (182, pin 3:26) and Nick Grujanac (285, pin 1:27). – Daily Herald

Thursday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 38, Warren 35: Kiana Cencula scored 16 points, including a pair of three-pointers, as the host Patriots (15-3, 7-0) held off the Blue Devils (10-9, 2-5). Klaire Steffens scored six points, while Jessica Burke and Janine Fajardo each had five. SHS hit 12 of 14 free-throw attempts, while Warren only went to the line four times. – Daily Herald

Boys Swimming and Diving

Stevenson 120, Libertyville 66: The Patriots (4-0) spoiled Senior Night in the Wildcats’ pool, winning eight of 12 events. Daniel Ng won 100-yard breaststroke (1:02.59) and swam on two winning relays: the 200 medley relay (1:43.15) with Karl Wadowski, Andrew Lefebvre and Nick Baginski, and the 200 freestyle relay (1:30.83) with Baginski, Maxim Ryaguzov and Alex Kapecki. Wadowski won the 50 free (23.34) and Baginski captured the 100 free (49.54). Other individual winners were Topher Stensby in the 200 free (1:52.75), John Roh in the 100 backstroke (57.80) and Ethan Ross in the 500 free (5:11.19). – Daily Herald


Mandatory Meeting for All Juniors Thursday

Juniors: There is a mandatory meeting with your counselor during the activity period on Thursday. You must attend this meeting even if you are part of a club meeting during the activity period.

Grove – Studio Theater (2204) Perkins – Room 2500/2504
Jones – Room 2104 Roznowski – Recital Hall (4100)
Kellogg – Room 7044/7046 Scanio – Room 8046-8048
Kelly – West Auditorium (2206) Seeger – Room 6048/6050
Kulla – West Auditorium (2206) Sullivan – Room 7096
Martin – Room 7014 Timm – Little Theater (4200)
Moran – Chorus Room (2202) Vazquez – Room 2104

Celebrate the New Jazzman’s on the East Side

The new Jazzman’s in the East Building will celebrate its grand opening starting today. They’ll have daily specials all week. Today they have are giving away free small drip coffee. Stop by and take a look at what Jazzman’s has to offer. Plus, enter for a chance to win a $100 Jazzman’s gift card!

Winter Play Auditions After School Wednesday

Auditions for the winter play, Twelfth Night, are after school Wednesday in the West Auditorium, with callbacks on Thursday. Download the audition packet at www.d125.org/audition. If you have questions regarding auditions, please contact C. Burrows in the Studio Theatre, Room 2204.

Textbook Return, Pick-Up for One-Semester Classes

If you need to return a textbook from a class that ended last week, or if you need to pick up a textbook for a second-semester course, please come to Room 1416 by 3:30 p.m. today or between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday.

ILC Hiring Student Aides for Second Semester

The ILC is hiring student aides to work during most periods this semester. You must have a free period or a study hall that you would like to give up in exchange for a job in the ILC. This is a paid position! Please see Mrs. Gorman or any staff member in the Upper West ILC for an application.

Parking for Students at Prairie View Metra Station

For Stevenson students unable to park at school, Vernon Township is selling parking spaces at the Prairie View Metra train station for second semester. The cost is $145 for the second semester. A $30 monthly option also is available. To download a permit application that includes rates and rules, click here. For more information, contact the Vernon Township Office at 847-634-4600. You can also purchase parking by phone. Call 877-727-5004 or download the mobile app at www.parkmobile.com, and enter parking zone number 831.

Director Application for One Acts Available Online

If you’re interested in being a director for The One Acts — the one-act plays written, directed and acted by students this spring — the application is available at www.d125.org/audition. Applications are due to Ms. Nowak or Ms. Rawitz no later than 8 a.m. Thursday, February 25. Auditions and casting for The One Acts will take place March 15 in the West Auditorium.


Anime Club will meet today in Room 1414 at 3:30. Join us to relax, watch movies, and enjoy snacks! Everyone is welcome!

What does a feminist look like? You might be surprised! The Lean-In Feminism Club meets at 3:45 Wednesday in Room 7062.

Superhero Club meets at 3:30 Wednesday in Room 1912.

The Stevenson Styler will have its first meeting to begin planning the Spring/Summer edition on Wednesday at 3:30 in Room 1612! We are looking for members interested in all areas of magazine production including writers, models, photographers, editors and more! New members are always welcome!

Tuesday, January 26 is the next meeting of the Breakfast with Books Club. The club’s yearbook photo will be taken during this meeting. Join us in the Upper ILC from 7:45-8:25 a.m.


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


Interested in participating in a Career Shadow? The Career Exploration Program can connect you with a professional that will host you for a day-long job shadow in a number of different areas, including healthcare, business, engineering and others.  Career shadows provide you the opportunity to experience what it is really like on the job, and can connect you to lifelong mentors that can help guide your career direction and future. Please visit the Career Exploration web page and fill out a Career Shadow application or email Mrs. Willock in the College and Career Center at dwillock@d125.org.


Open Baseball begins Wednesday in the Field House, and runs from 6:15-7:15 a.m. Open hitting also will be available at the same time on these Wednesdays: January 27 and February 3.

Open Softball starts Monday from 6:15-7:15 a.m. in the Field House. Other upcoming dates are Tuesday, February 2 and Monday, February 8.

Open Soccer continues this Sunday morning, but note the location change from the Field House to the Sports Center. Also, Open Soccer will run from 7-8:30 a.m.


There will be an informational meeting for the 2016-17 sophomore football team on Wednesday. Meet in Little Theater (Room 4200) at 7:30 a.m. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Jacobson at djacobson@d125.org or 847-415-4710.

The baseball team is raising money by holding its second annual Trivia Night from 7-10 p.m. Friday at The Arboretum in Buffalo Grove. The event will feature tests of trivia knowledge, raffle items, plus a live and silent auction, along with a full buffet dinner and dessert. Anyone age 21 or older is welcome to attend the trivia night. Details are on the baseball web page.

Stilettos Boutique in Buffalo Grove is sponsoring a fundraiser for the baseball team on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On any purchase during that time, 20% will be taken off, with 10% going to the team and 10% to you. “Sips and snacks” will be served from 3-5 p.m.

The boys volleyball team will have an informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Room 1916. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Goolish at egoolish@d125.org.

The softball team is holding its first-ever Bowling Night fundraiser on Saturday, January 30 at Fairhaven Lanes in Mundelein. This is a 21-and-older event that runs from 2-5 p.m. In addition to bowling, there will be appetizers, raffle prizes, a silent auction, and awards for best-dressed bowling team. For more details, click here.


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