Monday, February 8, 2016

SHS Wins Science Bowl Regional, Qualifies for Nationals

The Science Bowl’s A team won the National Science Bowl regional championship at Fremd High School on Saturday, earning an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the 26th annual national finals from April 28-May 2. The A team roster included seniors William Chang, Allen Guo and Andrew Jin, and sophomore Zachary Chin. Although it fell short, the B team also competed well. Its roster included sophomore Jessica Bae, and freshmen Tejus Ambravan, Aishani Dutta and Aniket Nuthalapati. Stevenson’s Scholastic Bowl coach is Caroline Humes. Daniel Wright Middle School in Lincolnshire won the middle school regional championship, and also earned a berth in the national finals.

Freshman Captures History Bee State Championship

The varsity and junior varsity squads enjoyed impressive results at Saturday’s Illinois History Bowl and Bee State Championship at Loyola Academy.

Freshman Olivia Lamberti was the state champion in the History Bee competition, and the JV History Bowl team of Lamberti and sophomores Chris Muth and Conrad Oberhaus was the state runner-up.

Senior Kazuma Shimanaka was second in the state in the History Bee for the second consecutive year, while junior Ali Saeed was third and senior Marco Laudati was fourth. The Varsity History Bowl team comprising Shimanaka, Saeed, Laudati and junior Nathan Cha tied for third in the state.

The History Bowl and Bee team will next compete at the national tournament in Virginia in late April. Peter Anderson is the team’s sponsor.

Senior Advances to Sectional Speech Tournament

The speech and drama team competed in the Illinois High School Association regional tournament at Warren Township High School on Saturday. Senior Kayla Guo came in fourth place in Special Occasion Speaking, and will move on to compete in the sectional tournament at Fremd this week. Junior Serena Goldberg was a finalist in Extemporaneous Speaking and sophomore Ambika Singh was a finalist in Oratorical Declamation.  


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Saturday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson at IHSA State Finals: At U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, the Patriots finished eighth in the Large Team Division, their seventh top-10 finish since the IHSA started competitive cheerleading in the 2005-06 school year. This also was the 11th state finals appearance in the last 12 years for SHS, which placed eighth in its last trip downstate in 2014. – Official Results


Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Deerfield Regional: The Patriots barely missed qualifying for their first team sectional in program history. SHS and Deerfield tied for the team title with 168 points each, but after a 90-minute delay, the Warriors were awarded the sectional bid based on the fourth tiebreaker, the number of individual titles won during the day. Deerfield had five individual titles compared to two for Stevenson, which had more wrestlers advance to the individual sectional (eight) than any of the nine teams in the regional. The Pats’ titles came from Dylan Geick (36-3) at 152 pounds and Michael Kordek (35-4) at 182, both of whom encountered little resistance en route to first place. Kordek finished third in the regional and missed a sectional berth last year, wrestling at 220, which was 35 pounds over his actual weight. The other sectional qualifiers include three runner-ups, Eric Carter (132), Nikita Nepomnyashchiy (170) and Nick Grujanac (285), and three third-place finishers, Ben Ponto (138), Roberts Pavlovics (160) and Turbold Badral (195). Brandon Zisman was fourth at 126. The Barrington Individual Sectional will be held Saturday. –  Pioneer Press, Daily Herald (+)


Stevenson at Great Lakes High School Conference Championships: SHS won the women’s overall championship, one of six team trophies earned in the season-closing tournament at New Trier. The girls placed first in women’s foil and women’s epee, and was second in women’s sabre. The boys were third in men’s epee and third in men’s sabre. Nine fencers won individual medals, led by Lisa Rosov and Zimo Zhu, who won for the second straight year. Rosov captured the women’s sabre and Zhu claimed the men’s epee. Also taking home top honors in a weapon was Rachel Aranyi, who led women’s epee. Sophia Siegel (women’s sabre) and Nikita Jhangiani (women’s epee) were runners-up. Third-place honors went to Nicole Strezewski (women’s foil) and Robin Cheifetz (women’s epee). Geeta Jhangiani was fourth in women’s epee and Angelica Lopez placed fifth in women’s foil.

Girls Bowling

Stevenson at IHSA Vernon Hills Regional: Kaitlyn Rudy won the individual championship with a six-game score of 1,305, 63 pins ahead of her nearest competitor. Rudy broke the 200-pin mark in five of six games at the Brunswick Zone Hawthorn, and saved her best for last, recording a 259 in the final game. This is Rudy’s second regional championship in four years. She won the Buffalo Grove Regional in 2014, and finished third at last year’s regional. Rudy advances to this week’s Round Lake Sectional, along with Xanthe Coulson, who finished 17th overall with a 1,098 series and earned an at-large bid. Stevenson finished eighth in the team standings; the top four schools advanced to the sectional. – Official Results | Daily Herald (+)

Boys Ice Hockey

Glenbrook North 5, Stevenson 0: The Spartans concluded a sweep of the best-of-three Scholastic Cup playoff series. Stevenson will play host to Deerfield in the first round of the Blackhawk Cup Red Division state tournament on Thursday, February 25. –

Friday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 65, Lake Forest 46: In Lake Forest, the Patriots (17-6, 7-2) remained on top of the NSC Lake Division with a strong all-around effort. SHS opened the game on a 12-0 run, held the Scouts (12-8, 5-4) to four points in the first quarter, and harassed LFHS into 12 first-half turnovers en route to a 28-15 halftime lead. Offensively, Stevenson hit five three-pointers in the first half, and 12 of 19 in the game. Justin Smith led all scorers with 21 points, eight coming in the opening quarter. Ryuji Aoki nailed four three-pointers on his way to a 16-point night. Aidan O’Connell scored nine points and also made five steals. Rodney Herenton had seven assists and four rebounds. – Pioneer Press, Daily Herald (+)

Brunson, No. 1 Villanova at DePaul on Tuesday

Jalen Brunson (Class of 2015) and the top-ranked Villanova University men’s basketball team will travel to Rosemont on Tuesday to face DePaul in a 7:30 p.m. matchup at the Allstate Arena. Villanova is ranked No. 1 for the first time in school history. The game will be shown live on FS1. Brunson has started 22 of the Wildcats’ 23 games this season, averaging 10.2 points per game. He’s also second on the team in assists (64). Villanova is 20-3 this season. Brunson and his teammates will return to the area later this month for an afternoon game against Marquette in Milwaukee on Saturday, February 27.


#SHSOdyssey 2016 Instagram Contest

Odyssey 2016 is Tuesday and Wednesday, and we’re asking for your help to capture the moment and share #SHSOdyssey. It’s easy! Turn your iPad around and snap a picture/video of your Odyssey experience and share it on Instagram. Tag us @stevensonhs, add a caption and the hashtag #SHSOdyssey. You could win free SHS fan gear or a gift card to Jazzman’s. This contest is open to all SHS Odyssey 2016 participants. Be sure to follow the community guidelines on Instagram and our school social media guidelines.

Pick Up Your PSAT Results in Room 2416

Students who took the PSAT exam last fall can pick up their results in the West Attendance Office (Room 2416). Students will be required to show their current ID.

2016 Yearbook Orders Due By Friday

Friday is the last day to order your 2016 Ambassador yearbook online. Don’t let your memories of this year fade away. Click here to order your yearbook today.

Auditions for “Charlotte’s Web” Wednesday and Thursday

Come audition for the Stevenson Foundation’s spring children’s play, “Charlotte’s Web.” Auditions will be held in the Little Theatre Wednesday and Thursday from 4:30-6:15 p.m. Have a children’s poem or nursery rhyme ready to perform for your monologue. Tell us how you would help save Wilbert the pig from being sold for bacon. Be sure to wear working clothes and shoes. We will be working with dramatic movements on the stage floor. Bring your enthusiasm and your energy!

Trivia Night on Friday to Benefit South Sudan

Stevenson’s Interact Club and Geography Club are partnering together to host their first-ever Trivia Night on Friday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Room 7096 of the East Building. The event will feature a Kahoot-style trivia game with teams of five. Admission is $5, and pizza, water and snacks will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the event will benefit CARE, an organization that provides clean drinking water and food for citizens in the South Sudan.

AP Art Portfolios Due By Friday

All students who registered for AP Drawing, AP 2D (non-photo option) and AP 3D for next school year, please remember that your artwork portfolio is due by Friday in the East Art Office (Room 6080). The portfolio review process is a required part of your registration in these courses. If you have any questions, please see your art art teacher or contact Mrs. Hyken at

Testing Center Closed During Odyssey

The Testing Center will be closed during Odyssey Tuesday and Wednesday.

Dance Class Placement for Those Not Currently in Dance

Students with dance experience who are not currently enrolled in a dance class, and would like to be placed in a level higher than Dance 1 for next school year, need to attend a dance placement on Thursday. Students may attend placements at one of the following times: 7-7:50 a.m., during lunch periods (there will be time to eat after the assessment), or 3:30-4:15 p.m. Placements will be in Room 2112. Click here for more details.

Watch the Faculty Basketball Game Wednesday

What are you doing after school Wednesday? Come and support your favorite teachers in the faculty basketball game from 3:30-4:30 in the Field House.


Girls badminton will have an informational meeting Wednesday in Room 2104 at 3:45 p.m. Please attend if at all possible. If you are unable to attend, please contact Coach Edstrom at or 847-415-4416, or Coach Johnson at or 847-415-4589.

There will be an informational meeting for boys baseball on Tuesday, February 16 at 7:20 a.m. in the following locations: Varsity, Room 6050 (if you cannot attend, contact Coach Block at; sophomores, Room 7050 (if you cannot attend, contact Coach Sorkin at; and freshmen, Room 7066 (if you cannot attend, contact Coach Smith at

The girls softball team will have an informational meeting on Tuesday, February 16 in the Recital Hall. Meeting times are 7:30-8 a.m. and 3:30-4 p.m. You only need to attend one of the meetings. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Vikartofsky at

The informational meeting for boys track and field will be Tuesday, February 16 at 3:30 p.m. in the Field House. Practice will begin immediately after the meeting, so come prepared to practice. All paperwork must be turned in to the Athletic Office before the meeting.


Applications are now being accepted for the Fermilab TARGET science and engineering program. This is a highly competitive, paid, summer internship program for sophomores and juniors. The application deadline is February 26. For an application and more information, click here. Explore more summer career camps and options by visiting the Career Exploration Website summer opportunities page. Find us on Facebook. Stay informed on all the latest college and career information and be aware of upcoming events.

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


Attention seniors: The Local Scholarship Packet is now available in the College Career Center (Room 1123). There are 23 separate local scholarships available this year.  Please stop in to pick your copy up today. The deadline to return the scholarship applications is Thursday, March 10. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. McGurn.

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


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