Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Alumnus Working on Upcoming Broadway Musical

Lee Savage, a 1995 Stevenson alumnus, is in charge of scenic design for the new Broadway musical, “Nerds the Musical Dot Comedy,” which opens at New York’s Longacre Theater in April. The musical traces the rise of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, and their personal competition that drove them to revolutionize modern technology. The production will feature on-stage holograms, and audience members will be able to use apps to interact with the set and even choose the show’s ending. The show first debuted in 2013 in Philadelphia, and Savage was the scenic designer.

Inspired by his Stevenson teachers, Savage attended the Rhode Island School of Design for his undergraduate degree, then earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama, where he serves today on its faculty. He is a founding member of Wingspace Theatrical Design in Brooklyn, New York.

Six Model UN Members Capture Awards at Lyons

Six members of the Model United Nations club won awards at Saturday’s Lyons Township High School tournament. Four captured Outstanding Delegate honors: seniors Cameron Bernstein and Marco Laudati, junior Khalil Khan and freshman Zuzanna Kubiszewski. Two others earned honorable mention: sophomores Joshua Burg and Jeremy Yu.

Archers Earn Three Medals, Including Top Honor

Sophomore Sami Hartman-Stackhouse won the championship at the Central Illinois Whitetail Shootout in Canton, Illinois last weekend. She posted a personal-best score of 289, which included shooting two perfect rounds. Seniors Max Papushin and Marta Grigiel also earned medals. Papushin was fourth in the High School Male category with a final score of 282, while Grigiel placed fifth in the High School Female division with a personal-best score of 278.

Students Volunteer at Riverside Foundation Gala

Ten students served as volunteers at the Riverside Foundation’s annual “Hearts of Gold” gala last Saturday at the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort. The event was a fundraiser for the foundation, which serves adults with moderate to severe disabilities. SHS students who volunteered their time were seniors Morgan Berland, Jenny McMillan, Jenna Raphaeli and Mackenzie Scharf, sophomores Alex Capstick, Haddon Kay, Sam Marks and Borler Wu, and freshmen Anastasia Loskutov and Hannah Safron. Stevenson support staff member Peggy Gaier was co-chair of the gala, and is president of the Riverside Women’s Board, the foundation’s volunteer support group.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Maine South Regional: Justin Smith scored 10 of his game-high 19 points in the third quarter as the Patriots beat Highland Park in the semifinals, 50-27, earning a spot in the regional championship. SHS (23-6), winner of nine consecutive games, will face Maine South, a 44-43 semifinal winner over Zion-Benton, at 7 p.m. Friday for the regional title. The two teams squared off in late December, with the Hawks earning a 48-46 decision. Since then, Stevenson has gone 15-2. Against Highland Park, the Patriots faced a deliberate, slow-paced team that kept the game close in the first half. The Giants (10-17) led much of the first half, until SHS scored the last six points of the second quarter to take a 15-14 halftime lead. The Pats continued their run at the start of the third quarter, outscoring Highland Park 19-5 in the period to take control. Ryuji Aoki sank six three-pointers in the game for 18 points, hitting all four of his attempts beyond the arc in the second half, and also made three steals. Smith grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Patriots. Aidan O’Connell dished out five assists and had three steals. – Daily Herald (+)

Girls Track and Field

Stevenson 52, Buffalo Grove 46, Vernon Hills 35: The Patriots opened their season at Buffalo Grove and won four events. Isabelle Sparreo captured the 1-mile run, and also ran the final leg on two winning relays: the 3,200 with Kendall Roberts, Gabriela Jagielo and Jessie Philipp, and the 1,600 with Lauren Appell, Eliza Sullivan and Julia Osuch. Juhi Jhaveri won the 200-meter run.

Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson at AHAI State Tournament: The Patriots fell to Oak Park-River Forest in overtime, 3-2, ending their season.

Hockey Players Earn All-Academic Honors

Eight members of the boys ice hockey team have been named to the Scholastic Hockey League Varsity All-Academic Team. The Patriots selected are seniors Timothy Fogliatti and Daniel Levey, juniors Bahri Kurapey, Joshua Pike, Jacob Saddler and Benjamin Stavola, and sophomores Jackson Leptich and Jack Wiley. Nine Patriots also were chosen for the SHL Junior Varsity All-Academic Team: sophomores Jake Camp, Tyler Marcelletti and Frank Wiest-Puchala, and freshmen Akhil Atluri, Billy Kopka, Justin Roseman, Daniel Romm, Max Slavin and Alan Tokarsky.

Competition Pushes Swim Relays to State Medals

The rosters of most swim team relays are usually set by the time the sectional and state meets roll around. Stevenson’s boys swim team, however, was mixing and matching lineups even at last weekend’s state meet. Coach Doug Lillydahl told Pioneer Press that he had “a little bit of an embarrassment of riches” to choose from late in the season, because so many swimmers were improving in the final weeks. The lineup swaps worked well for the Patriots at state, as the 200 free relay and 400 free relay squads finished seventh and eighth, respectively.

Bourbon Off to Strong Start for Northwestern Baseball

2015 graduate Willie Bourbon went 4-for-5 and drove in four runs to lead Northwestern’s baseball team to a 14-5 win over Pacific on Sunday. Bourbon has played in all eight of the Wildcats’ games this season, starting seven, and has taken over as the team’s starting second baseman. He leads the team in runs batted in (seven), and is tied for the lead in runs scored (seven).


Sign Up for Friday’s Blood Drive

Here’s your chance to be a hero. If you’re 17 or older and weigh at least 110 pounds, you could save three lives by giving blood on Friday. The school is having a blood drive with LifeSource in the Wrestling Room (Room 2111) during periods 3-8. Not only will you help save lives, but you’ll also help two worthy causes: the Stevenson to College program, and micro-loans to entrepreneurs in developing countries. Click here to register and download the required forms.

Last Chance to Attend Operation Snowball

If you missed the Operation Snowball retreat in December, here’s the second chance you’ve been looking for. The next Operation Snowball retreat is March 18-20 at YMCA Camp MacLean in Burlington, Wisconsin. Operation Snowball is a weekend of making new friends, having new experiences, relieving stress, taking healthy risks, understanding yourself and others, communicating with peers and adults, singing, eating, dancing, and having fun. More information and a registration links are online at You can also find out more information at the Student Activities Office, or by contacting Mr. Mazzuca at or in Room 7080, Mr. Hutchins at or in Room 6028, or Ms. Czaplewski at The registration deadline is March 16.

Time to Sign Up for Project Dance

It’s time to sign up for the 10th annual Project Dance, which will be held April 9 in the Sports Center. If you’re not familiar with Project Dance, this is the school’s annual fundraiser to help two worthy causes: The Riverside Foundation in Lincolnshire, which works with adults who have developmental disabilities, and the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need Fund, which helps families struggling to pay for basics in order to attend school. If you want to get a Project Dance T-shirt, you’ll need to register by Tuesday. Click here to register, and for more information.

College Essay Workshop for Juniors This Summer

Juniors can get a head start with their college essays this summer by taking the College Essay Workshop. The workshop will be offered three times during summer school: the first week of the first session, and the first and last week of the second session. You can get help on your personal statement and the various writing prompts for college applications. The workshop can help you finish your essay before senior year begins. Last year, more than 150 students received help with their essays! This is a non-credit course. Check the summer school catalog for details at

Informational Meeting for Fashion Show March 16

There will be an informational meeting for those interested in volunteering or modeling for the Fashion Show on Wednesday, March 16 in Room 1612 (the Clothing Lab) from 3:30-4:15. Those interested in modeling, working backstage, doing hair and makeup, hospitality and more 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. Questions? Contact Mrs. Erickson at

Showcase 2016 This Weekend

Ticket sales for Showcase 2016 are available every school day during all lunch periods in the Wood Commons until Friday. The first seven rows will be for students only and are general admission. All remaining seats are reserved. All tickets are $10 each. Limited tickets will also be available at the door on show nights. Tickets may be paid for at the Patriot Superstore with cash, check or student ID. Showcase 2016 will be presented on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Each show is different and unique, so join us both nights for two outstanding evenings of entertainment!


Applications for Advocate Lutheran General Hospital’s summer internship for future healthcare professionals are being accepted until April 6. This is only open to juniors and seniors. For more information, please click here.

In need of summer work? The Jobapalooza Expo and Job Fair is coming to the College of Lake County Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Grayslake Campus. Learn more by visiting


Tuesday is the last day to join the girls and boys track and field teams.

All hockey players in grades 8-11 who live in Stevenson High School District 125 are invited to get to know the SHS coaches and players during several free skates at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion in Buffalo Grove. The dates and times for free skates are: Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m.; Monday, 7:35-9:05 p.m.; and Thursday, March 10, 7-8:30 p.m. Full equipment is required.


Attention sophomores: Plan to attend our “Planning Your Future” program Wednesday, March 9 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. College Counselors Dan Miller and Ann LePage will give a formal introduction to our online career and college program, Naviance, help you begin your college search, and give insight to college questions that need answering. This program should leave you much better prepared for your junior and senior years. Hope to see you there!

Attention seniors: The Lancer Scholarship Application is available to be picked up in the College Career Center (Room 1123). This $2,500 scholarship is for Lake County high school seniors pursuing higher education at the College of Lake County this fall.  One student will be selected from Stevenson High School to be a recipient of this scholarship. The application deadline is Friday, March 11. Please see Mrs. McGurn in the College Career Center if you have any questions.

The College of Lake County Engineering Transfer Department will be holding several information sessions for prospective students and their parents interested in attending CLC for the first two years of a bachelor of science degree in engineering. Each session will last approximately 30 minutes, and will be followed by Q&A. The presentations will include information about the Engineering Transfer curriculum, the UIUC Engineering Pathways program (guaranteed admission to UIUC Engineering), the NSF Scholarship program, Engineering Club, and more. The dates and times are: Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Waukegan campus, and Wednesday, March 9, 7 p.m. on the Southlake campus in Vernon Hills.

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.

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

The Illinois Regional College Fair will be held Tuesday, March 15 at the College of Lake County from 6-8 p.m. in the Physical Education Center (Building 7) at the Grayslake campus. There will be 150 college and university representatives at the College Fair, which is open to all high school students and their parents. There also will be two financial aid sessions in Room 706. The CLC campus is located at 19351 W. Washington Street in Grayslake. Park in Lots 2 or 3 on the north side of the campus, closest to the Washington Street and Lancer Lane entrance.  See the CLC website for more information:


Junior Class Board will meet Thursday in Room 2004 at 3:40. Remember to bring a friend and come for food and fun!

Want to learn how to be a CEO? Future Business Leaders of America invites you to a presentation by Cary McMillan, founder and CEO of True Partners Consulting, at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in the West Staff Dining Room. He’ll talk about how he hires employees, how he organizes his business, and leadership and management principles.


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