Monday, March 14, 2016

HOSA Wins Seven State Titles, Qualifies 34 for Nationals

Fourteen members of Stevenson’s Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) club won state championships at the Illinois HOSA State Leadership Conference in Decatur March 9-11. In addition, 34 students finished in the top three in their event, qualifying for the International HOSA Conference in Nashville, Tennessee June 22-25.

Freshman Imran Ladha was part of two state championships, winning Nutrition on his own, and as part of the Medical Reserve Corps Partnership team. His teammates were older brother, Ali Ladha, a junior, as well as juniors Leo Aquino, Karan Menon and Ndallah Njongmeta, and senior Yojan Shah. Other state champions were juniors Sneha Poondru (Pharmacology), Grace Chiou (Medical Spelling) and Sabrina Zhang (Extemporaneous Health Poster), plus juniors Aman Luthra and Saneil Harchekar (Forensic Medicine), and sophomores Katherine Yao and sisters Shalini Patel and Trisha Patel (Medical Innovations).

Click here to see the names of all national qualifiers and top 10 state finishers.

Scholastic Bowl Team Nearly Makes State

The Scholastic Bowl team came close but missed qualifying for the Illinois High School Association state tournament on Saturday. Stevenson won two of its three matches at the Fremd Sectional, defeating Fremd, 420-360, and Carmel, 570-130, and falling to Barrington, 500-320. Barrington and Fremd also finished 2-1 on the day, but Barrington was awarded the sectional title based on having the most points (850) accumulated in head-to-head competition. Fremd had 750 and Stevenson had 740.

Archery Team Wins First-Ever Tournament TItle

The archery team won first place at the Roberto Clemente High School Wildcat Tournament over the weekend, its first-ever tournament championship. The team posted a score of 3,176 with 103 bullseyes. Many archers achieved personal-best scores. Senior Max Papushin finished fourth overall with a score of 278, which included 12 bullseyes. Next up for the team is the state tournament in Springfield on April 2.

Voting Reminder from Political Action Club

Stevenson’s Political Action Club reminds Lake County voters that with Election Day coming tomorrow, they can check their voter registration status and preview the ballot here. Non-registered and eligible voters can still register at their precincts on Tuesday between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. To register at the ballot box, two forms of ID need to be shown, including one with a current Lake County address.


Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson hosted SHS Quadrangular: The defending state champion Patriots won all three of their games in the season-opening event. SHS edged Lyons Township, 9-8, after cruising past Palatine, 23-2, and Wheeling, 17-3. Against Lyons, which finished fourth in the state last year, Claire Haas made a steal with 11 seconds remaining to stop a potential game-tying shot. She scored four goals, as did Allison Travetto. Fiona Gaffney also scored. Eileen Hoang made eight steals, four coming in the third period. Brigitte Lefebvre, filling in for all-state goalie Lauren Burns, made five saves. Burns was in California attending an Olympic development program sponsored by the U.S. national team. Travetto scored nine times against Palatine, and racked up five goals versus Wheeling. Haas, Hoang, Gaffney and Tanya Shkiler each scored twice in the Wheeling victory. Lefebvre had seven saves against Wheeling. – Daily Herald (+),

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson hosted SHS Quadrangular: The Patriots (4-0) dominated their three opponents, outscoring them 72-14. SHS beat Niles West, 25-5, Wheeling, 24-5, and Fremd, 23-4. Stevenson had a different leading scorer in each contest. Alex Kapecki paced the Pats with seven goals against Fremd, Andrew Shashin had five in the win over Wheeling, and Dan Maleski tallied five versus Niles West. Kapecki recorded 15 goals on the day, while Shashin had 13. Cris Tomassetti and Collin Kapecki each notched four goals against Wheeling and three against Niles West. Eric Osuch scored three times in the Fremd contest. Goalie Charlie Day made eight saves against Wheeling. SHS has registered 99 goals in its first four games. – Daily Herald (+),

Friday’s Varsity Results

Boys Track and Field

Stevenson 84, Palatine 32, Carmel 10: Jake Calamari and Noah Lukz each won two events, and SHS captured nine of 12 events in the Field House. Calamari captured the 55-meter intermediate hurdles (8.5) and the 55-meter high hurdles (8.7), while Lukz claimed the 55 dash (6.6) and the 160 dash (18.9). Jared Borowsky won the 3,200 (9:43.2), Caleb Oh crossed first in the 800 (2:04) and Borler Wu prevailed in the 300 (38.7). SHS also won the 400 relay (1:17.5) and the 1,600 relay (3:42.5). Corey Shang was runner-up in both hurdles events (8.9 in each), while Paul Udoni was second in the 3,200 (10:09.5) and Ahmad Dinkins was second in the 300 (39.6). Dinkins also placed third in the high jump (5-6). Other third-place finishes came from Brett Lucas in the 3,200 (10:23.1) and 1,600 (5:02.8), Stephen Rice in the 55 intermediate hurdles (9.2), Samuel Herenton in the 300 (39.7), Ivan Franco in the 55 high hurdles (9.1) and Johnathan Powell in the 160 (19.8).

Alley Oop Dunk Play of the Year Candidate

Junior dunk machine Justin Smith’s one-handed alley-oop slam is one of 10 finalists for the High School Play of the Year from Krossover, a scouting film service. You can vote for Smith and see the other nominees here. It’s that kind of play that earned Smith a spot on the Chicago Sun-Times All-Area Basketball Team last week.


Reminder: Special Schedules This Week for Testing

A special schedule will be in effect Tuesday. Seniors will not have school, but all other students will report for testing. Juniors will take the ACT exam starting at 8 a.m., sophomores will have a practice ACT at 8:30, and freshmen will start PARCC testing at 8:30. There also will be special schedules on Thursday and Friday. Click here for all the details.

Several Areas Closing Early Tuesday

The ILC will close at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The Testing Center, meanwhile, will be closing at 3:30. Also, the Weight Room and Cardio Room will be closed after school on Tuesday.

Operation Snowball Registration Ends Wednesday

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 this weekend, Friday through Sunday, 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 Wednesday.

Auditions for Spring One Acts Tuesday and Wednesday

Auditions for the 2016 Spring One Acts, a festival of student-written and directed one-act plays, will be held after school Tuesday and Wednesday in the West Auditorium (Room 2206). Auditions will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Sign up for an audition slot on the Theatre Call Board outside the Studio Theatre (Room 2400). Click here for the audition packet.

Informational Meeting for Fashion Show Wednesday

There will be an informational meeting for those interested in volunteering or modeling for the Fashion Show on Wednesday 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

Pick Up Your PSAT Results in Room 2416

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

Sophomores, Juniors Invited to Apply for Peer Helpers

Attention sophomores and juniors: Do you want to help make SHS a safer place? Are you a good leader, compassionate, open-minded and creative? If so, Peer Helpers may be the program for you. Download your application here or pick one up in the Student Activities Office. Apps are due by 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5. For questions or more information, talk to a Peer Helper in the student lounge during lunch or contact Ms. Polisky or Ms. Schiavone.

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. Click here to register, and for more information.

Students Needed for Educational Research Study

You can earn a $50 Target gift card by participating in an educational research study that involves an interactive assessment of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The study will begin in mid-to-late March, and your session would last 90 minutes to two hours. If you are interested, contact Jackie Stanley at 847-347-2719 or

Chicago International Film Festival Poster Competition

Cinema/Chicago is holding its second international poster design contest to promote the 52nd Chicago International Film Festival this October. You’re invited to submit a poster design for a chance to win a $2,500 cash prize and see your work featured as the festival’s promotional poster. Submissions must follow these guidelines: must convey the theme “Because Everybody Loves Movies,” must include the festival logo and website ( in the design, and must include a $25 entry fee with each entry (if more than one entry is submitted). Full details are available at Entries must be submitted by April 1.


All winter sports athletes and their parents are invited to attend the Winter Sports Awards Night at 7 p.m. tonight in the Sports Center. Several honors will be bestowed, including ESPPA and Big Gun awards.


Are you interested in weather and always wanted to understand it better? The Meteorology Club meets at 3:45 p.m. today in Room 6036. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information at

Students Helping Soldiers will meet at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in Room 5044.

Come to the $1 Music and Movies Night after school on Wednesday, April 6, sponsored by the Black Association of Stevenson Students and Diversity Council. For just $1, you can watch the movie “Dope” and have free pizza and soda. This movie is an R-rated comedy/drama, and you’ll need to get parent permission to watch. Click here to download the permission form, or pick one up in the Student Activities Office. The movie will start at 3:30 p.m. in Room 1414.


Due to overwhelming response, we cannot accept any more new Career Shadow applications at this time. If you have already filled out an application or sent an email to Mrs. Willock, you will be contacted regarding an appointment. We will resume accepting applications again after Spring Break, so please check back! If you have general career questions, please feel free to email Mrs. Willock. Summer career camps and programs can be found on the Career Exploration web page, and make sure to follow the College and Career Center on Facebook for any upcoming college and career-related events and information!

Will you be staying home over Spring Break? Interested in a career in engineering? The Career Exploration Program has an opening for three individuals to participate in a one-day career shadow in engineering with Underwriter’s Laboratories. You must be available over Spring Break! Please message Mrs. Willock at and let her know if you are interested!

Interested in a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)? Plan on attending Fermilab’s Career Expo on Wednesday, April 20 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Batavia. This is a free event and no registration is required. Read more here

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.


Attention seniors: The Local Scholarship Packet deadline is Thursday. Please turn your completed packet into Mrs. McGurn in the College Career Center (Room 1123).

The Illinois Regional College Fair will be held Tuesday 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:

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


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


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